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Monday so far

I turned the computer off at 11:00 p.m.  I sat up and read for a while.  My glasses broke.  I went to bed around 1:00 a.m. and got up at 9:00 a.m.

Mom and I went out and about.  I went to a local lab to get a blood test.  I see Dr. K. tomorrow if he doesn't cancel because of snow.  We stopped at the grocery store, and at the library, just at the book drop to return books.  We went to the opticians', but they said it could take up to an hour to fix my glasses, and Mom wanted to get to work in plenty of time, so she left.  The opticians fixed my glasses, and Dad came to pick me up.  We went to another grocery store to pick up dinner.

I looked at an All Romance eBooks e-mail.  A book they had marked as on sale and BDSM contemporary turned out to be an historical, and not on sale.  It sounded interesting, though -- the excerpt was good -- so I got it as a Nook book.  It's too much trouble to download books with added DRM to an e-reader if it's not that e-reader's own proprietary DRM.  I would have made a comment to ARe that they had the wrong price and tags on the book, but their method for a customer to report a problem is nearly impossible to use, and I wouldn't have gotten those hours back, the hours it would take to fill in the forms, if there even were a form for that, and if I could find the link to the forms.  I went to the library and got other Beverly Jenkins books.

After I got home, I finished up an editing job.  I commented on the use of "weeping cock."  I said it sounded like either it was sad or diseased.

I don't have plans for the evening.  I read the new chapter of "War, Children" when I got back from my first trip out.  A lot happened.  I'll probably read or watch BBC TV or both.

I texted a little with WhiteSheepCBD.  YMCA-P. called, and we talked for a bit.

Later: I looked at the free Nook books e-mail.  One of the romances had a title that was extremely specific.  Mail Order Bride: CLEAN Western Historical Romance: The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride (Brides of El Paso Book1, #1) by Faye Sonja.  Although I read plenty of explicit books, for my job and in my leisure time, I don't mind reading "clean" books.  I'm about halfway through, and there are a lot of typos and anachronisms.  The book is set in 1873.  The female protagonist works in a diner at the start of the novella, and mentally refers to it as the "food service industry."  That's a late 20th century description.  On her journeys, someone looks like they're watching a "horror movie."  Movies hadn't been invented yet, not until the early 20th century.  A review I read said that later in the book, she wears stiletto heels.  The reviewer wondered if stiletto heels had been invented yet.  I really doubt it.  A review said that plastic bags probably hadn't been invented at the time the book was set in.  Again, that's the 20th century, I am quite sure.

Later: I finished the anachronistic novella.  It was all right in message, but she should have had someone with historical knowledge check it out before publication.
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