A few weeks ago I decided it was time to start reading all those books that had found their way into my TBR stack and then, over time, been slowly forgotten. Plus, I had an urge to read a few old standbys (I'm currently working on The Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt). I'm also spending four out of five weekday mornings at the pool while my boys participate in swim team (somewhat disguised as advanced swim lessons). Rather serendipitously, I've hit upon some great reads to pack up for poolside.
Having long ago read Julie Kenner's Carpe Demon (and greatly enjoyed it), I had California Demon on my shelf, whiling away the time until I felt the fast-paced pull of a witty, multi-tasking demon-hunting soccer mom. And while in book 2 of this series there is no mention of anyone actually playing soccer (or being on a soccer team), I greatly enjoyed this book too and have since gone searching for more. Demons are Forever and Deja Demon are currently on loan from the library, and a brand-new book, Demon Ex Machina (clever, clever) is due out in October!
If you've never read a Julie Kenner novel, I highly recommend it. As a writer she is fast, feisty, and fun. I've also read her Code-Breaking Trilogy. Having met her at both a book signing and a writers conference, I can comfortably say that in real-life she is sweet as can be.
I also just finished Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs--very much enjoyed it--and I am looking forward to The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie--the one book I have splurged on in recent months. What are you reading??