neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Thursday so far

I tried to go to sleep around 2:30 a.m. and lay there for quite a while.  I'm not sure when I finally got to sleep.  I woke at 11:30 a.m. and made it to an appointment.

I cooked some basmati rice and had it with the leftover mutter paneer and chicken kebab masala.  I thought the mutter paneer tasted much better with the basmati rice.  I need to make basmati rice before I go to the Indian grocery, so it's ready to eat when I get the meat or vegetable dishes there.

I got salad at the usual grocery store.  I occasionally feel like I should eat more healthy foods.  The salad included cut-up pieces of melon, but I didn't get the bread pudding this time.  I'm sure I'll get it next time I see it, because I have little willpower.

Glee is tonight.  I look forward to the recaps, too.  I'm trying to limit my recap reading mostly to people who like the show or at least parts of it.  The recapper on AfterElton hates the show.  I don't see the point in hate-watching, then doing a recap.

Slightly later: I looked on AfterElton, and there was actually an article from a contributor about how he's hate-watching Glee.  I put "baiting" as the subject line of my comment.

I used the new lamp between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.  I don't know how long it will take for me to feel the effects of it being like sunlight, but it's sure a great lamp to read by.  I can read on the e-reader wonderfully well on it.  I finished Indigo Knights 2: Champion.  I had loved Indigo Knights 1: Squire.  I liked Champion okay.  I didn't find Cash as interesting as I found Izzy of Squire.  Danny was decent enough, but I really liked Rabin.  I guess the first book in the series set the bar relatively high for me.  I've read Squire a couple of times. Perhaps part of the reason I like it is that Brent and Hell are in it, but you do get Rabin's thought processes and Izzy being his cute self. 

Out of the Heaven Sent books, my favorite was the third, Hell.  Jet Mykles has said that her favorite character in that series is Luc.  In my opinion, Luc is a jerk.  I liked Brent and Hell.  Well, the reader can take a book and/or character very differently than the author intended.

One of my favorite fictional characters, as I've said a number of times, is Nathan Doyle in Josh Lanyon's Snowball in Hell.  I don't think Nathan was meant to be as appealing as that.  I like Adrien English a lot, and I think he is one of Josh's favorite characters that he's written.  I liked Perry in The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks.  Perry was an adorable character.

I've read my share of books in which it was obvious the author loved a character, and I was completely indifferent to what happened to the character, or really disliked the character.  A mild example is that I was fairly indifferent as to what happened to Shayna in James' All or Nothing.  I have the feeling that James liked the character.  I mostly only cared as far as how it was affecting Brandon.  Nicky is the character I love in the Taking the Odds series.

I can enjoy a book in which I don't feel like there are high stakes with what happens to the characters.  It's more reassuring to me if I know they don't really get put through the wringer.  On the other hand, if a book goes from mellow to highly threatening the sympathetic characters, especially near the end, I'm not necessarily too happy with that.  (*spoiler*)  In The Happy Onion, one of the protagonists, Thom, was almost killed off towards the end, where previously he'd just been dealing with annoyances in his job.

Later: I finished up an editing job.

Tags: books, m/m, rambling, reading, shopping, tv

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