neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday so far

I turned off the computer at 11:00 p.m., so that was good.  I read more of "Northwest Passage" and then went to bed a little after 2:00 a.m.  I had set my alarm for 10:00 a.m., but went back to sleep until 10:45.  That wasn't great, but it wasn't as bad as some days.

Mom and I went out and about, including to the library.  I looked up "The Longest Night" by Kara Braden in the catalogue.  It was checked out at that particular library, but was on the shelf at another library in the system.  I reserved it.  That's the book that "Northwest Passage" got turned into.  It's a het romance.  Kryptaria/Kara Braden wanted it to be more mainstream than a m/m romance would be, to be able to get financial security.  I can't fault her for that.  I wish that m/m romances were mainstream enough that she would have thought one would do well for her.  The book got starred reviews in Publishers' Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.

We also went to the grocery store.  It was very busy.  I got mince pie and gingerbread man cookies.  I figured that was in the holiday spirit.

When I got home, I got the free books from MLR and ARe.  The ARe one is a motorcycle club one.  The excerpt had a lot of sentences that started with participles.  I also got Stranger on the Shore, which was on sale from Carina.  I think I'll ask TallCR if I can borrow other relatively recent Josh Lanyon books from him via the Nook lending feature.

Later: Someone on the "Free Books and Sales Events" Goodreads Backlot thread posted that Carina was having a 50% off sale.  I got more books, including L.B.'s newest Men of Smithfield one.

A.J. (real person, not the author) called.  We talked for a bit.

I answered TallCR's e-mail.

I finished "Northwest Passage."  I looked on AO3 at other pen names for Kryptaria, and found an original work by Kryptaria and Rayvanfox that was from the Goodreads M/M Romance forum, under the names Jordan S. Brock for Kryptaria and Ray Van Fox for Rayvanfox.  It was a cute science fiction/fantasy story.  Since it was m/m and original, I could post about it on the Goodreads Backlot forum. 
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