Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I dinna ken!

Most people don't know what my URL stands for. Weel... My mom (of course - who else?) started talking about some books that she reads. This was a loooong time ago and memories fade over time. I finally picked up the almost 900 page book and read it. I fell in love. Outlander became my favorite book. That is ... until I read Dragonfly in Amber. I was captivated by the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. If you care my favorite is Drums of Autumn. I took a picture of the books that I could find in my room and there are only two missing. Mom gave me her copy of Drums of Autumn and bought me my own copy of A Breath of Snow and Ashes. She doesn't like sharing books with me ... she is very protective of all her books... sheesh ... she acts like they are her babies or something. I am the same way about my copies. I don't loan them to anyone!

When I was very small... Ok Ok so I am still very small... When I was let's say much younger my mom took me and BroBro with her to a book store, along with my very own Auntia (whom I call Ant Nicci) and my cousin. I got to meet the author very briefly, but I was a kid and thought that she was as cool as any celebrity (at the time I couldn't have told you her name to save my own soul).

My mom knew that I was hooked on the books, so for my 21st birthday she bought me the coolest ring I have ever seen. It is the ring that Jamie gives Claire after they are married. You can't really tell but it has thistles woven in a highland interlace pattern.

What is even cooler about it is that on the inside it has the message Jamie had inscribed on Claire's ring. "DA MI BASIA MILLE" I love my ring and rarely ever take it off.

I bring all this up for two reasons really. One - the new book in the series, Echo in the Bone, comes out this September and mom has already ordered both of our copies. Two - I decided to write my second informative speech (which I will be giving on Thursday) on the Outlander Series. I recomend this series to anyone who likes adventures and have a great sence of humor.

1 comment:

dianne said...

that is one of my favorite of O'Neill's lines - but you already knew that ... are you ready for some intensive reading?!? i'm thinking that not much quilting will be done during late september/early october!