neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Saturday so far

I tried to go to sleep at 3:00 a.m.  I woke at 1:15 p.m.  It took me a while to get to sleep, so I probably got about eight hours.

Mom asked if we wanted to go swimming.  Dad didn't, but I said I'd go.  We went to a public pool in a state park, which was something of a drive.  By the time we got there it was 3:00 p.m.  It wasn't that busy.  Mom went in swimming a couple of times.  I took a brief dip, but the water was on the cold side for me.  I got funnel cake at the concession stand.  Instead of being a round and lattice-looking thing, they were French-fry shaped pieces, with powdered sugar.  They still tasted like funnel cake.

I read a bit of Dirty Laundry by Rhys Ford.  It's the third in the Cole McGinnis series.  They're rather violent, but among the reasons that PaperMoon likes them is that they have Asian characters.  There aren't that many characters of color in m/m romances, and few of them are Asian.  Cole is half-Japanese, half-Irish.  His love interest Jae is Korean.  He's friends with a bakla Filipin@ who has chosen the name Scarlet.  Cole doesn't know the word bakla, but that's what she is.  (Scarlet prefers feminine pronouns.  Cole is good about that, at least.)  I think PaperMoon said he's Chinese, but he talks about growing up in an Asian family in a majority-white society in Australia, and about the expectations of Asian families.

We stopped at a deli on the way home, and picked up ruebens.  It had been a while since I'd had a rueben.  I could only eat half.  I was still kind of full from the funnel cake.  I'll have the other half as a midnight snack.

Later: I finished Dirty Laundry.  Scarlet was mentioned, but not seen.  This one was as violent as the others in the series.  Cole was raised by the Irish-American side of his family, so doesn't have a clue about Asian cultures except what he's picked up from Jae and the cases in Koreatown that he's worked on.  I noted that when I posted about previous books in the series.  Rhys Ford uses participles to start a fair amount of her(?) sentences, every so often dangling participles.  I probably noted that before, too.  Cole used the word tr***y in this one.  Not aloud, but he thought it.  I wondered how many readers would pick up on his prejudices.

I'll write to PaperMoon and ask him what he thought about that entry in the series.

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Tags: m/m, reading, romance

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