I did laundry.
Mom and I went to the grocery store, Ross' and a dollar store.
WhiteSheepCBD and I agreed that whichever one of us saw a Rainjoy update first would ping the other one. We've been doing that informally anyway, but this was more of a formal agreement.
Later: I talked to Jules a bit. She told me about Book View Cafe, and how it was having sales. I looked to see who the authors were. I commented that if I remembered correctly, I had read Judith Tarr's Avaryan books, and I'm pretty sure I read the Hound and the Falcon series. Jules said that Tarr had a LiveJournal, and I became very excited. Ursula Le Guin has a couple of books on the Book View Cafe, too. I believe I read the Earthsea books when I was a teenager. Those have been in print for a long time, and I sure they'll be in print for a long time to come.
Jules also said that there was a free novella at Dreamspinner Press. I got it. I posted about it on the "Free Books and Sales Events" thread on the Goodreads Backlot Gay Books forum. The last time someone had posted on there, it was me. I posted about JCP books being 20% off for a few days. Some of the Backlot folks are big, big fans of hers.
On another look at Book View Cafe, I realized that I'd read Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre. I used to read a *lot* of science fiction and fantasy. I still read some, but more of what I read has a romance plot, too.
A book I'd read was on a Goodreads list: "Gay Romance with simple minded hero." This was the description: "'Simple Minded' meaning low IQ, child-like, naive or even mildly intellectually/developmentally challenged." "Simple-minded" is not the accepted terminology anymore. I should comment to that effect.
It turned out I'd read the top three on the list. A book lower down on the list was the book Malting by Sean Michael. It was published by Totally Bound, which used to be Total e-Bound. I got it and read it. One of the protagonists calls himself "stupid" once, but I couldn't figure out why the book had hit that list. It was pretty typical of Sean Michael's writing, which I enjoy. Sean writes about characters with disabilities often enough, but that wasn't one of those books.
I started out by reading some of the books and stories Sean had published at Torquere I've also read some stories of his published by AQP and Changeling. I went through the works of his listed on Goodreads, nearly four hundred. I recognized typical covers for Torquere, AQP and Changeling. One that didn't look like a cover for one of those publishers turned out to be a Dreamspinner anthology. I had just seen the Totally Bound books, and in retrospect, those did look like covers I'd seen on Total e-Bound books. I must have read at least fifty of Sean's works, from short stories to the Jarheads novels.