neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Wednesday so far

I turned the computer off a little after 11:00 p.m., so that wasn't bad.  I read the last Jordan L. Hawk book I owned, the first SPECTR one, which was a freebie I got long ago.  I will probably borrow the rest from OctoberCountry or Uly or PaperMoon.  I went to bed at 1:00 a.m. and I think I fell asleep pretty quickly.  I woke before 8:30 a.m. for no apparent reason, but didn't feel super-tired, so I didn't try to get back to sleep.  Dad told me at 10:30 a.m. that my alarm clock was ringing.  It would have been ringing for half an hour by then.  I turned it off.

I reviewed Widdershins.  I said that the Whyborne & Griffin series was partly an homage to Lovecraft.  I looked at the titles of Lovecraft's books, and realized that Jordan L. Hawk was using the names of some of Lovecraft's gods and cities in the books.  I had vaguely remembered some of the names of the cities.  I thought they sounded familiar when I read them in the Whyborne & Griffin series.  Uly's review said that the time period was portrayed accurately.  Considering he's a longtime museum curator specializing in that time period, that's quite an accolade.  I said there was more love and hope in Hawk's books than in Lovecraft's.

I have an appointment today, and then I'll pick A.J. up from her summer camp.  Probably A.J. and I will go to Barnes & Noble.

Later: I made it to my appointment, then went directly to the camp and got there an hour early.  I texted various people and read on my Kindle while I waited.  I got A.J. at 3:00 p.m. and we went to the big shopping area.  We went to Cosi's, and I had the lime adobo chicken.  The lime flavoring was very strong and it was spicy.  Next time I'll get something more bland.  We went to Barnes & Noble.  A.J. got a book for her sister and brother-in-law.  We went to Wal-Mart, and I got woodpecker treat suet and chewable Alka-Seltzer.  I had an Alka-Seltzer "chew" as soon as I paid for it.  I got gasoline, and we headed to the library near where A.J. lives.  The Alka-Seltzer worked pretty well.  It was nice to see A.J.

Later still: I talked to A. for an hour, and sent him ARe gift books of Hunter of Demons and Widdershins.  I downloaded The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft.  I saw that adding that book meant that I had 666 books on the e-reader.  I read some of the reviews of Lovecraft's stories, and some of the stories, and saw that he was quite the racist.  Jordan L. Hawk's protagonists aren't, though the more unsympathetic characters in her books have the prejudices of the time.  Her books have diverse characters.
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