neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Saturday so far

I stayed on the computer until midnight, reading through the rest of the old trainwreck about a review.  I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. and inexplicably woke up at 8:30 a.m.  I tried to go back to sleep, with no luck, and figured I might as well stay awake, so I would hopefully get to sleep relatively early tonight.

J.-PA said she was binge-watching the new season of "Daredevil."  I will get around to watching it.

I called the doctor because my eczema had reappeared.  She said I could use the ointment on it again for five days.

I wrote to Julia Talbot and told her that I'd liked "Coyote Kate" and "Lady Luck."  Even though I don't feel like I have a sexual orientation one way or another, I am not into lesbian romance the way I like other romance genres.  I liked those two particular stories partly because they really weren't political and partly because Coyote Kate and the protagonists of "Lady Luck" stood up for themselves.  I'm glad I tried them.  It won't turn me into a regular lesbian romance reader, but I liked those historicals much better than I liked the second-wave feminism lesbian-feminist romances I've tried.

I got some of the plants I ordered today.  It's supposed to snow tomorrow.  I planted the Sweet Williams and the roses.  I planted 'Paul Neyron' in a big pot near the west side of the house.  I planted 'Double Delight' in a smaller pot.  I put the black-eyed Susans, day lilies, 'Double Delight' rose and the ranunculus bulbs in the garage to stay cool and dark (and hopefully dormant) until after the snow melts.  I put the magnolia -- just a wee tiny thing at this point -- on the windowsill.  I had told Dad it could get up to 80' tall.  Not in our lifetimes, but maybe someday.

I think I figured out what the "horrendous row" K.J. Charles referred to is.  Actual gay men are saying they don't like the "Gay for You" trope.  And some of the women who write m/m are telling them to let others enjoy their trope.  Julio on Goodreads explained it in such a way that I finally understood the "fetishizing" accusation.  Julio did quite a good explanation, actually.

Later: I read more of the "row."  It apparently started with a blurb for a Keira Andrews book.  "Two straight guys.  One desert island."  That without the Goodreads context would have made me skip the book.  I've read my share of "Gay for You" books, and usually like the books where the m/m romance protagonists start off as gay (or occasionally bi) considerably better.  Then from what people are saying, the blurb changed and then changed back.  If the blurb changes to something less offensive and stays less offensive, I'll read the book.  Most of the people who actually read the book gave it good reviews, so I might read it anyway, but I'd feel guilty about it.  I've liked several Keira Andrews books that I've read.  I don't like that that book was advertised that way. 
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