neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday so far

I stayed up reading Hold Tight Gently until 2:30 a.m.  I was still somewhat keyed up from the ride home from the university where Mom works.  I don't think it took me that long to get to sleep once I went to bed.  I woke before 9:00 a.m.  I tried to go back to sleep, but someone was using a weed-whacker or something that made a similar noise relatively near the house.

I read more on the Goodreads Backlot Gay Book forum on the "Josh Lanyon" topic.  There was an interview with a friendly reviewer.  Josh (Diane Browne) is saying she thought more people knew, and that refusing to answer was an answer in itself.  Silence does not mean agreement.  I'm still a fan, I still love some of her books, but some of her answers and explanations are hitting me the wrong way.

Slightly later: I chatted with Riah for a while.

I watched an episode of "The Borgias."  Two more and I'll be done the third season.

A few hours later: I watched the last couple of episodes of "The Borgias."  It does leave some threads hanging.  I guess I join the many people who wish there had been a fourth season.  But at least I can take the DVD back to the library.

Later: Mom and I went to the library.  I picked up the third of the Poetic Death mysteries and Mom got a Julia Quinn book.  I returned a bunch of DVDs.  We got dinner at Wendy's.

Later still: I read more of the reactions to Josh's "coming out."  Josh (Diane) has written so beautifully about the closet, coming out, homophobia and internalized homophobia, with such empathy and sensitivity.  Then she says that revealing herself to be a (cis) woman writing about gay men is her "coming out."  Suddenly she seems a lot less sensitive.

I will probably try to finish Hold Tight Gently tonight.

Vo updated "The Ballad of the Three-Legged Werewolf."  She's explained that a combination of learning disabilities and visual difficulties led to her not learning the technical aspects of writing correctly.  Like homonyms and punctuation, grammar and sometimes spelling.  I've proofread and line edited for years.  I see every bit of it.  But she's a fantastic writer when it comes to world-building and emotion and characterization -- the spirit and soul of writing fiction.
Tags: books, cable tv, friends, rambling, reading

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