Since I'm not writing this week, I'm taking some time to catch up on my reading. Lucky me, I got my latest Amazon shipment in short order. (The last one took almost 3 weeks.) In it was the second installment of the October Daye series! Yay. I inhaled the first book Rosemary and Rue and got totally hooked on Ms. McGuire's world, so as soon as I had a little more in my book budget, I bought the next: A Local Habitation. Received in yesterday morning's mail. Finished last night. It was as awesome as the first and now I'm drooling for the third.
The other book in my shipment (Daughter ordered New Moon on DVD, so we got free shipping) was the third book in Anton Strout's Simon Canderous series: Dead Matter. I read the first two last year after I discovered Strout* cold at Borders. They had the second book there and after some careful hunting, I managed to pick up the first book at a store called Hastings the same day. I'm only a chapter in, but this already looks like it's going to be a paranormal romp like the last two were. Fun fun fun. If you like Jim Butcher and Seanan McGuire, you'll probably like this series, too.
And then this morning, I saw a cute paranormal at the grocery store: Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks by Cara Lockwood. I've never heard of her, but how could I pass up a title like that? It even has a baby on the cover with horns and a tail. Too cute. Here's hoping it's as good as it sounds because my book budget has been stretched to capacity. After this, I'll be ordering books from the library and reading old stuff from my store. (Unless my sales go up so I can afford to buy more new books, that is.)
So, that's my reading for the next few days. Now for you to answer the question: Whatcha readin'?
*My sincerest apologies to Mr. Strout for continually misspelling his name. I fixed it in this post and hope to never make the mistake again.