Friday, August 25, 2006
Cat Photo and a Crazy Week!
What a crazy week.
My son started 1st grade. I've been volunteering at a local thrift store that benefits the Birds of Prey Foundation (this has been fun...I'm redoing their jewelry case). I've had a doctor's appointment, a portrait studio sitting and tomorrow I'm hosting a scrapbooking event through My People Connection.
But most importantly, I've been reading every possible moment and falling in love with the main male character in Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
Ladies, this is a book for you. This is similar to what they would call a "chick flick". I guess this goes in that category "chick lit".
Boy, oh, boh. It doesn't have a photo of Fabio on the cover and, in fact, it has been recognized for it's historical and geographical accuracies. But even so, it certainly does make my blood pump.
It won't teach me how to increase my income; it won't teach me how to improve my personal relationships.
However: I don't care.
This is reading for the sheer enjoyment of it. It's an indulgence when I read it. Like eating a ripe strawberry. With champagne. By the fire. With some hunka-hunka Scottish love next to me. Well, you get the picture.
The story is about an English woman who falls slips through a "door" back in time over 200 years. The year is 1743. The place is Scotland. Everything is different in that time period and the main character is trying to find her way back home to her husband and 1945 without being hanged, raped or who knows what else, and along the way meets Jamie.
I'm doing it quite the injustice above, so I'll just say that I strongly recommend the book. You won't regret it!