Welcome to this week’s installment of Jenna’s 411.
This week, rather than my own books, I’m talking about the book I just finished reading: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, Book 5 in the Outlander series. The further exploits of Jamie and Claire in the New World. I’m very invested in this story by now, so I’ll continue reading (they really are page turners–I’ve been up until 3am some mornings because I just can’t put my Kindle down). But the books have turned into more of a family saga than the straight romance of Outlander. A Warning: Ms. Gabaldon pulls no punches (much like her quintessential villain Jack Randall). She believes her heroes and heroines should suffer, and suffer they do. And so does the reader on their behalf. But that maybe part of the allure of this series because you come to care so much for the main characters. I can’t wait to start the next book in the series!
My production ended Saturday night, so I got to take all of Sunday off.
I did something I’ve not been able to do for quite a while: spend the whole day in bed. My daughters brought me breakfast in bed, and lunch. Delicious! Especially since I didn’t have to cook. I read (this was when I finished The Fiery Cross), slept, and watched a marathon of the 70s sitcom Soap, still funny after all these years. I highly recommend it. 🙂 Then my family took me to my favorite Indian Restaurant to celebrate. More delicious food I didn’t have to cook. And then back home and back to bed. It was truly a perfect day!
I was a candidate for Homecoming Queen my Senior Year in High School. Yep, surprised the hell out of me too. LOL I belonged to the newly formed Fencing Club my senior year and I was the only female in the club. So the guys nominated me as a lark, but I ended up with my picture all over the yearbook section on Homecoming because I ended up standing next to the girl who won. A fun if unexpected experience.
That’s it for this week! See you for the 411 next time!