neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Wednesday so far

And I did the shopping thing.  Clearly I am a shopaholic, because I got another e-reader.  I'd been budgeting for one anyway, not that that completely explains it.  I paid my bills, and then I went to Borders and got a Kobo Touch.  It was 20% off.  It came three-quarters charged, and I already had the software downloaded on my computer.  I hooked it up and synched it to the library, and it downloaded what I had in there.  Then I downloaded some books from Samhain and Fictionwise.  I downloaded some of the recent books I'd gotten from Rainbow eBooks, too.  I tried to download books from Google eBooks, and it downloaded one of two I'd bought.  I watched their video on downloading again.

The book I managed to download was The Moving Finger, by Agatha Christie.  I downloaded a free book I had in my library there, and that worked.  The second book I'd bought was a new one -- well, new to me.  That one is The Gay Detective Novel: Lesbian and Gay Main Characters and Themes in Mystery Fiction. I managed to download it onto the Sony.  I experimented with the Kobo again on non-DRM epub books I already had in my documents, in my e-book files, and it downloaded those okay.

Mom came home, and I offered to take her to physical therapy.  She decided to go on her own.  When she came back, the parental units discussed dinner.  Mom's stomach was bothering her again, but they ordered a cheesesteak stromboli from an Italian place.  I really don't understand them.  I asked if they could get a shrimp platter, but they didn't want to smell the shrimp.  Cheesesteak is apparently okay when Mom's stomach is off, though.

Not a lot else.  P.M. called about the garden club handbook pages.  She'd had her husband use her e-mail to send more things to add in, but the e-mail didn't go through yesterday.  I got it today, and e-mailed her back to say I'd gotten it, but P.M. doesn't know how to get her e-mail, so she called.  My phone wasn't working, so I took the battery out, blew dust off it, and put the battery back.  Then it worked.  I told P.M. that I'd do it all tonight.  She's coming over tomorrow at 2:00 to go over it all with me.

I read Long Tall Drink yesterday night.  It was a good book with a focus on rural homophobia.  It even had a "Brokeback" reference.  The protagonists were fearful of the consequences of their attraction to each other, but couldn't help the attraction.  It was pretty much well-written.  There were a few incomplete sentences in there.  They would have been fine if they'd been combined with the previous sentence or next sentence.  As it was, it was disconcerting, because I'm trained to pick up on things like that and fix them.  There weren't that many, though. 

I'm sure I'll read something else tonight, in between doing the garden club handbook pages.

Later: I read Duncan's World. Duncan and Kyle fell in love very quickly. T.A. Chase seems to have a pretty good grasp of bull riding. The book wasn't as gritty as one of B.A. Tortuga's Roughstock stories. I did the rest of the updated pages for the garden club handbook, the monthly meeting pages.
Tags: books, m/m, reading, shopping

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