Ah, Winter.

Bloody Scots

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!


Kelley Splaine

Still haven't started the Outlander series (first book sitting on my ipod touch waiting). Terrified that I'll want to find a cave and stay there until all caught up. I can't do that right now. Will I be able to stop? Kelley

Beth Collins

Maybe after three books or so.... :) I hope you enjoy it!

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