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Tuesday so far

I went to bed around 1:00 a.m., after reading part of a short story collection by L.A. Witt.  I read three out of the four stories.  I had already read the fourth when it was first published.  L.A. Witt is offering a lot of books free for a day on Amazon.  I guess that's when she publishes the Kindle edition.  I'd already read some of them in the first edition, but I get the free ones in case anyone wants to borrow them.

It took me a little while to get to sleep, but I wasn't distressed.  I woke at 7:30 a.m., but went back to bed and back to sleep pretty quickly.  I woke a little before 9:30 a.m.  I hadn't fixed the time on my alarm, so it would have gone off at noon.  I fixed that.

I got a bunch of free books.

I went to see if there were any strawberries at that flower stand I'd gotten the salvias from, but the proprietor said that strawberry season had been over for about a week and a half.  He had blueberries and vegetables, though.  I got blueberries.

I went to an upscale plant nursery.  They had herbs 20% off.  I got a little bay tree, sorrel, patchouli and a scented geranium that had kind of a lemony scent and variegated leaves.  I also got a cardinal flower that was ready to bloom.  I came home and planted everything but the cardinal flower, and watered the cardinal flower and the plants I planted.

Later: I signed up for an adult summer reading program at the local library.  It had various "challenges" to read specific kinds of books.  One was a book recommended by a SO, sibling, or BFF.  The only one of those I have is a sibling.  J. first recommended a cyberpunk/zombie apocalypse book.  I appealed to my virtual friends.  J.-PA recommended the "Lost and Found" romances.  The titles include the word "Embattled" and the male protagonists are veterans.  She got them all.  I got the first three free as e-books.  Die_traumerei recommended a couple of science fiction romances.

I told J. that I didn't want to read a zombie apocalypse book, and he came back with another couple of ideas.  One was a Star Wars tie-in book.  J. is big on Star Wars, and has read a lot of tie-in books.  The other was Mr. Hockey, a biography of Gordie Howe.  That's one I'd actually read.

Another challenge was for a book set in a place you'd like to visit.  "Great Britain" is easy enough, and I'm sure I can find plenty of m/m romances by the Macaronis and Josephine Myles and J.L. Merrow set in the U.K.  I also reserved a copy of a book about Highclere Castle and its inhabitants from the library.

For "a book that's being turned into a movie," I put a copy of The Danish Girl on hold.  I had heard of Lili Elbe, and got a non-fiction account as an e-book.  "Ask a librarian for a recommendation" was the easiest challenge, though.  I looked across the room at Mom and asked her.  She held up the book she was reading.  Guess I just need to wait until she's done.