Does anyone else find it funny that Diana Gabaldon lives in Scotsdale, Arizona? Or is it just me? I wonder, did she choose to live there because of the Scottish characters in her books, or did she choose Scottish characters because of the name of the city? It's a chicken or the egg kinda thing. Unfortunately, the name is due to Winfield Scott and George Washington Scott, early settlers, farming in the desert, and thus the tantalizing predicament fizzles.
I finished Diana Gabaldon's seventh book in the Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone, and liked it very much. It was better to read it after taking a little break, I think. I read a review on Amazon that said the book was boring, much more so than the others, but I think perhaps the reviewer just had to have a break from the story. I didn't think the book was boring at all. Actually, I thought it was pretty exciting! There was a lot of cerebral action, though; there was intense sadness, a partnership that I was screaming, "No! No!" to but which was necessary to save one person's life, a kidnapping, more movement into the future by Someone, a love affair that compares to Jamie and Claire's, and you find out about Ian's Indian wife. Quite exciting.
Now I am caught up and have to wait for the next book, dammit. At least it won't take very long; Diana Gabaldon is supposed to release it sometime in 2013. Considering An Echo in the Bone was released in 2009, and people have been waiting for four years while I have to wait only one, that's pretty good. Sigh. Waiting sucks, though.
I still haven't finished Pre-Historic Textiles, but I am reading the "Discussions" at the end. I hope to be finished soon! I am reading a really good book about physics and scale and religion and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that I am about halfway through. I'll let you know how it turns out!