Procrastination 2013

Happy Belated New Year!

I started writing this a couple of weeks ago to post in mid-January – and it had been a while since I had finished the books then….  Some parts of my life just feel as though I am wading through quickly drying mud.  A couple of weeks ago, I was going to title this posting as un-commonalities.  I like procrastination better because it’s actually a word.

What do Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow, Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff, Fair Game by Patricia Briggs, and Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch have in common? Not much – as far as I can tell. Continue reading



By Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter

Place: Publisher & Year: Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, p1999.

Genres: Historical fantasy, fantasy, historical fiction, romance, time travel fantasy

Format: Audiobook

Series: Outlander series; 3

ISBN: 141935972X

Intended audience: Adults

Number of discs: 36 (43.75 hrs)

Setting: Scotland, England, Boston, the Atlantic Ocean, and the West Indies

Time periods: 1746 – 1766 and 1948 -1968

Plot summary: Twenty years after leaving the love of her life, Claire Randall realizes that her lover never died at the Battle of Culloden the way he had intended to.  With the help of her daughter, Brianna, and a young historian, Roger Wakefield, Claire becomes convinced that Jamie not only survived the battle and other hardships, but managed to become a printer in Edinburgh.  With their help, Claire manages to slip through the stone circle once more to try to reconnect with the love of her life and father of of her daughter.  But what will she find when she arrives? Continue reading