neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

out in the suburbs Monday

I just could not get up for the garden club meeting.  Mom tried to wake me at 9:00, but I fell right back into a heavy sleep.  I called S.M. later, though, and she said that J.D. had stepped up as president.  I was glad someone had.  S.M. said that she'd told people that I'd still do the yearbook, which I will.  I have the disc for it and I saved the drafts for it onto my computer, if I can find them.  As long as I can do it in the afternoon, that's fine.

S.M. and I arranged to get together Tuesday after an appointment I have in the afternoon, for computer lessons and dinner.  It sounded good to me.  I just don't want to be out around her area at rush hour, because it gets totally crazy.  As long as I'm there before rush hour, and leave afterwards, I should be good.

I read a good bit today so far.  I read two of J.M. Snyder's books I'd had around for a while, Carey'd Away and Beautiful LiarBeautiful Liar was okay.  The main character was very self-absorbed, and his boyfriend did him some wrong.  It ended up in sort of a "we'll see where this goes" ending.  I don't know if there's a sequel, although she's written a book about other characters called Beautiful Disaster.

Carey'd Away was short, cute and hot.  It didn't have a whole lot of plot, but I didn't mind.  I appreciated the in-jokes about The Powers of Love (Vic and Matt) books.  I've read just about all of those, that I know of.  Occasionally there's a new short story.

Something A. from Green Bay said reminded me of Str8te Boys, by Evangeline Anderson, recommended by none other than TeddyPig.  I said that was a hot and dirty story.  TeddyPig said that her novellas and shorter were usually all right.

On a more literary note, I read An Improper Holiday, which I think was paired with a Josh Lanyon novella for the paperback.  I like K.A. Mitchell's books.  This one was a historical.  Ian was very stubborn, but who could resist Nicky?  Also, I love those veterans returning home stories, and Regency-era books.  It was pretty much a win-win for me.  I could wish Ian had been somewhat less stubborn and rigid-minded, but I suppose the story would have been a lot shorter if he wasn't.

I still have hundreds of books in my to-be-read files.  I'm much better able to concentrate to read than I was even in April.  I kept buying books, but couldn't settle down to read them.  I very much appreciate being able to do that now.  I have enough books to read for months.

I got out to the garden, and picked a 'Dove' rose.  I really need to get a picture of it, as a photo of the rose is what my tattoo is based on.  It was the first time I'd seen or smelled the rose in real life, and that was pretty cool.

Tags: flowers, friends, m/m, reading

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