Dad had an appointment with Dr. B., the podiatrist, in the morning. When he got back, I went to the opticians' to get the earpieces of my glasses fixed. They were too loose. When I got back, Dad had a very quick lunch and went off to his exercise class at the VA. I have books and DVDs to go back to the library.
I got a free book featured by BookBub. I got the free ARe book, which is about a vampire motorcycle club. I guess if vampires are kewl and motorcycle clubs are kewl, the assumption is that mixing the two will be doubly kewl. I have the same opinions that I do about vampires and werewolves in space. Then again, 300-year-old vampires from Europe speak gangsta slang in the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I think those books are ridiculous, too, but they're totally addictive. Or they were until each book had a bit about one set of characters, then a bit about another set of characters, and then a bit about another set of characters. John-Matthew and friends saved the Phury book for me, as much as it could be saved, but I lost interest in many of the secondary characters in books after that.
Later: I went to the library and returned an interlibrary loan book and the Borgias DVDs. I just wasn't in the right mindframe to watch the first season again, even knowing that the character I thought was named "Jezeray" was really "Cesare." I still have the City of God e-book that I got as a deeply discounted Nook book. The narrator calls Cesare "Valentino," which is disconcerting for me. Micheletto is still gay. Well, the book was published in the 1970s and the TV show was from this century, so maybe the show got ideas from the book.
A.J. called. She's excited about going to Longwood Gardens this Thursday. I took her to Longwood Gardens a few times last year, including to that year's Christmas display, with the bird theme. She enjoyed the organ sing-along. She'd been hoping to see poinsettias, and there were a ton there, all different colors and color blends.
There was a new chapter of the mute!Bucky fic that has a chemical formula as the title. I will perhaps always be slightly bitter about failing organic chemistry twice, but I just couldn't understand the math. I was fine with biology. I said that the sex scene in that chapter reminded me of some of B.A. Tortuga's sex scenes, the way some of her protagonists become so at ease with each other. For some years, I thought that B.A. Tortuga, Julia Talbot and Sean Michael were all the same person. But apparently B.A. Tortuga and Julia Talbot are two different people and together they're Rob Knight. Touching Evil was one of the first books by an e-publisher I read, before I knew that those print books were e-books first. That would have been 2007 or so, I guess, and those Torquere writers had been at it for years already. Touching Evil was too spooky for me, but I like their separate works, and collaborations under their individual names. B.A. Tortuga's Dreamspinner books even have plot. Julia Talbot is clever at setting up interesting situations for her protagonists. Sharon Maria Bidwell has to be the best at world-building with just a few words, creating a vivid world around a sex scene with just a little description of the setting and situation worked into the scene.
I got a new editing job to work on.
I found out that Willa Okati will be having an Alpha/Omega story published at the end of the year. Flash did one earlier. Flash totally goes for it. I read so much A/B/O fic, it's interesting seeing it in published erotica, too. Willa and Flash (Stephanie Burke) are good writers. Willa knows I'm a big fangirl of hers. A lot of the m/m authors come from writing fan fiction. Interlude Press wasn't the first to have books that originated as fics, though they may be the first to keep the fics up, too.
The Jasminum humile 'Revolutum', what I just call the yellow jasmine, has buds. It's responded really well to the pruning I gave it. It doesn't really have a scent. I don't know if the sambac jasmine 'Maid of Orleans' will bloom again soon. Probably it will if I water it enough. That has a heavy perfume. I hope the Jasminium nitidum will bloom this winter. I like that one's fragrance.
Later still: Vo put up a new chapter of "The Ballad of the Three-Legged Werewolf." (Speaking of A/B/O fic.) Vo has explained how her troubles with grammar and spelling come from having visual difficulties and learning disabilities that weren't caught at the time she was learning to write. Still, I think she could get published by an erotica publisher. Vo writes excellent smut. She's not too old to learn the technical side of creative writing. She's in college. Maybe I'll suggest that about being published in the summer, if she isn't taking summer school classes. In the meantime, yay, were-puppies.