My husband was on hold for 90 minutes today to change our snap appointment because Thea needs to see the oral surgeon today. And we were told they can only give you ONE appointment, so we would have to call back and wait for God knows how long to talk to someone.
I'm sure people who really need food stamps have all this free time on their hands to do that!
Robert Sheckley wrote a story in which a man was warned of danger by some kind of supernatural force, and then it turned out that having that protection somehow meant danger was more attracted to him than before and he was constantly in jeopardy.
I feel like that with my renewed energy. Something always happens to use it up.
This thought brought to you by Thea needing an urgent visit with an oral surgeon tomorrow.
Read _Lord of Secrets_ by Alyssa Everett. There are the bones of a good story here, but unfortunately most of the actual book is repetitive, wangsty internal monologues. And it's one of those "no-secret secrets," at least to anyone who's read romance for awhile, which made it even more frustrating and boring.
A better job (from the vantage point of me years ago, so who knows really): Liz Carlyle, _The Devil You Know_.
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NOPE - live your damn life without apology
Loved the short stories in _Dil or No Dil_ by Suleikha Snyder. The prose is so sharp and vivid, the stories are like tiny, delicious hors d'ouvers - I wanted more and was perfectly satisfied at the same time. The two novellas were less interesting.
I finished _Gilded Cage by K.J. Charles and find myself a touch disappointed. It was well-written, of course, and often funny. Great dialogue. And Susan is as tough and awesome as you'd expect. But Templeton Lane felt less interesting than I expected. He's trimmed down to size, made very vulnerable in the course of the story and never really stops. Might just be me.
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Hey friends, I'm finally free to talk about something big in my life.
So... we thought we had a Phillip, but it turns out we had a Theodosia. 😀 In other words, my child came out as as trans a while back. She's changed her name and pronouns. So I'll now be talking about my daughter.
We're doing well, though I'm frankly worried about Thanksgiving, because my side of the family has been... not great about it. 🙄