April 8th, 2013

Maiden's Blush rose

Monday so far

I was up until 3:00 a.m. typing an e-mail, and finally saved it as a draft.  I'll have to get back to that.  I probably fell asleep around 3:30 or 4:00 and got up at noon.  I went to the doctor because my ear was bothering me.  It didn't hurt, but it felt full of fluid.  She prescribed ear drops.

I went to the grocery store.

I had called K. earlier in the day and left her a message.  I wanted her to talk me out of getting another e-reader.  She didn't get back to me.  I went to Barnes & Noble and got a Nook with Glowlight.  Not that I needed another e-reader.  Once I got it connected to the Wi-Fi it was pretty easy to use.  I had 65 Nook books that I'd gotten for free during various promos.  They transferred over when I registered the Nook.  I sent an e-mail asking about the Fictionwise books that were supposed to be converted to Nook books, since I figured that that was a timely question for me.  I'd gotten 85 books from Fictionwise.  I'll see what they say.

The B&N sales associate who helped me said that the store had Nook classes on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  I may go to some.  I was able to sideload books in e-pub format from my documents on the computer to the Nook.  I was able to download some from Samhain and Amber Quill Press directly to the Nook.  I discovered that it wasn't just the Sonys, that e-pub books from Samhain come in small print.  Interestingly, the ones from AQP showed up on the Nook in very large type.  The Nook offers 8 or so different font sizes, so I experimented.

I was pleased that the Nook came with a wall outlet adapter.  I'll continue to experiment with it.  I told TallCR I'd ask him for advice on it.  Considering it's not something I needed, it looks like I'll get some use out of it.

I went out into the yard and took pictures of the daffodils.  The winter honeysuckle is in full bloom.  I want to get the rest of the pansies planted, and the pinks and geraniums.

Later: I experimented with the Glowlight of the Nook, and read Tumble Turn.  Ben kept taking cold showers if he got turned on.  I thought most other modern romances with male characters would have had them take care of it.  Even most other English protagonists in m/m romances I've read are far less shy than Ben was.  Admittedly Orlando in the "Lessons in..."/Cambridge Fellows Mysteries was severely repressed, but that was the Edwardian era.  Maybe I'm just jaded.