Today in My History
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2021
Cast (updated 7/16)
30 November 2021
We went and got our booster shot today. I wasn't sure how it was going to work, since Kaiser was making appointments 5-10 minutes apart and you are supposed to wait 15 minutes after getting the shot before leaving. I didn't know that Kaiser had that much space.
But there were hardly any people there when we arrived and the gal who gave me my shot said they had all come first thing in the morning.
But we are now fully protected and as of this writing (4 p.m. Monday) neither of us has had any symptoms following the shot.
I'm eating a lot of pineapple now and honestly, it really seems to work. I am not painless, but it is so much less. I feel the arthritis in my left leg and knee, which makes it uncomfortable to walk, especially first thing in the morning, but I have no pain along with it, which is great.
Ned is including pineapple in dinner each night and I have cottage cheese with pineapple for lunch and sometimes also for breakfast. It's a good thing I like pineapple!
I'm enjoying technology.
I am working my way through the new Outlander book. I really like listening to the audio book...but I like reading too. So I've been putting on the Audible recording and reading along with it.
Last night I discovered that the two programs were synchronized. I was reading faster than I was listening, so I turned off the Audible recording. When I came to the next chapter, I turned the Audible recording back on again, and it jumped ahead to where I was reading.
It is, not surprisingly, a good book. Nearly 1000 pages and a lot of it is told in stories that aren't necessarily connected to a timeline.
But this is definitely not a book for newcomers to Outlander. There is so much which involves memories of things in the first 8 books that someone new would be totally lost. I was surprised, for example, when the name "Jack Randall," the villain of the first books, was mentioned without an explanation of who he was.
The one thing I don't like about the book is how much Gaelic there is in it. More than in any of the other books and only some of the Gaelic is translated. Sometimes there is an aside that one of the characters will make in Gaelic and you haven't a clue what it is.
I'm not sure why Diana Gabaldon has done that, except I have the feeling that she is learning to speak Gaelic!
But all things considered, I am loving the book...and wondering how many years we are going to have to wait until Book 10, which is supposedly the last of the series. Will we find out in which year--and which country Claire is buried?
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