Today I adulted and helped a friend give a presentation on how to help actually autistic adults as a support worker. I have never done public speaking, let alone speaking about things so raw to myself. But I managed to talk for about twenty minutes on what it is like to be an actually autistic adult and what we need from those we employ to support us. This was my treat to me for managing amazingly today! Bring on study next year. I have this!
My local opshop had a 3 for $1 sale. I was there on day 1! Collected 65 books, only cost me $22! Super excited to add to my collection of Bryce Courtney, Jodi Picoult, Diana Gabaldon, Philipa Gregory, Stephen King, Anne Tyler etc..
I'm loving that I found Cross stitch, I can now return Outlander to my sister & read the original titled book of Gabaldon's when I'm ready
Loving Anne Tyler's A Patchwork Planet atm, almost finished. Highly recommended!
Phew! This was a long one. Overall, I liked the story and found myself very much entranced in some parts. However, there were other parts that were drawn out and all the sex was getting a bit boring. I also didn‘t love the sexism and violence against women. I know this was the sentiment at the time, but still... I didn‘t like it. ð I did find the story entertaining so I‘ll be continuing the series. And, I‘m going to finally start the show!
At the book club meetings in #NYC yesterday, #2030SomethingLongReadsBookClub members pow-wowed and gave suggestions for our June and August 2020 selections (since that club meets every other month) ðð. They chose Outlander and A Game of Thrones with outstanding enthusiasm ð. They want to do both entire series ððð». Looks like I‘ll finally be getting to two series that have been on my #TBR forever ð. What do you think of both?
So this stood out to me: on page 831, Jamie told Claire that Randall âused me again-hard. And he kept on saying it: âTell me that you love me, Alex. Say that you love me.‘â So did Randall rape his brother at some point too? Or have an incestuous love for him? Some people think it was Alex MacGregor since he hung himself, but I think it has to mean Alex Randall since Claire thinks back to the genealogical chart and remembers his brothers‘ name.
1.Outlander... It has a bit of everything and just makes me feel.... at home. ð¥°
2. Bare feetð¦¶ unless I have cold feet. Then I need the fluffiest socks one can imagineð§¦
3. Some mountain side. Either in Switzerland or Italy.
4. Sea food.ð¤¢
5. Nah...Got issues with hollidays that got pushed way out of proportion in countries where it's not a long tradition.
Don't get me wrong: Love dressing up... But here? Just nope
The sixth square in the Wrapped in Jamie Crochet Along came out yesterday. Called "L'Université", it is about Jamie's time being educated in France. The designer somehow made fleur-de-lis in overlay crochet! Here's my square.
Listening to this one has been a blast so far... perfect Autumn read. I love it â¤ Also, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I received your lovely card! It was such a lovely, unexpected joy. Thank you so much â¤â¤â¤
Square Five of the Wrapped in Jamie Crochet Along released today and I powered through and finished! This is the Manners and Chess square, named for Dougal teaching Jamie chess, Jamie kissing Tibby, and Dougal giving him a further lesson in manners.
And all four squares so far: Year of the Ox, Sawny, Goodbye Mama, and Guarding His Right. For the full story go to the Black Sheep Crochet webpage and look for the stories behind the Wrapped in Jamie CAL.
I‘m looking forward to re-reading this series. I have all of the audiobooks so a good chunk will be consumed while driving or crocheting. I want to be ready for the release of book 9, which will hopefully be next year. I‘m also going to read the novellas in between which I never bothered to do before.
Thanks for the tag @gradcat! ð¥°
1. Scotland! ð´ó §ó ¢ó ³ó £ó ´ó ¿ð
2. Gloooooomy. And I had to spend the entire day out at camp for an all staff meeting. At least it was nearly 30 degrees cooler than yesterday, though.
3. Spoiler alert: I‘ve only ever dated my husband. ð¤·ð¼ââï¸
4. Just one crazy cat son, Cooper. ð»
Cross-stitch is one #Hobby of mine (I have several!) that can be very therapeutic. I did these bears for my mum‘s birthday a couple of years ago. All credit to the designer for producing such a wonderful image that I could use a needle, thread and chart to reproduce.
Guess who has just ordered two of these Moorland blanket yarn packs to start the imminent Wrapped in Jamie Crochet Along? Do these colours say Scotland to you?
I first read this book in 1991. I fell in love with James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser and have been hooked on every book Herself (fan nickname for Diana Gabaldon) has written since then. In the down times when waiting for the next book, I re read the entire series.. Sometimes I read just the parts I love most.. Either way it's been an awesome world to be a part of and can't wait to see the next chapter.
it's one of my favorite books. I liked it so much that I find it difficult to describe it. Fantasy / historical novel set in the 1700s. It is impossible not to fall in love with Jamie and cheer for him until the end. a return to the past with adventures, suspense and romance. I love it so much.
#outlander #diana gabaldon
#LitsyLove on beautiful ð¸ stationary with precious mini post it notes. I love the little package ~ reminds me of the wonderful years I spent in Japan filled w/ lovely people & exciting shopping experiences. Helen is preparing to read Outlander w/ a friend to prep their series watching plans! ð
O M G!!!
This book was amazing. The only thing I regret is not having read it sooner.
I‘m about 65% done. Yep, I‘m obsessed with Jamie.
I didn‘t like this one.
At first I struggled to get through the first chapter. I just didn‘t like the writing style and as a writer myself I knew I wasn‘t going to get through the book, let alone the series.
Then under the behest of a suuuuper big fan of the series I tried again. Got further in but eventually I nixed it.
Better late than never I suppose
Happy #bookloversday. Taken from @baes 1) What was your favourite book as a child? I can‘t recall which one but I loved the Babysitter‘s Club series
2) What is your current favourite book? The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
3) What are you reading today? Gone with the Wind, Churchill. Need to start Less fairly soon.
1.) What was your favorite book as a child?
2.) What is your current favorite book?
3.) What are you reading today?
This book infuriated me! It wasn‘t the story line or the setting or the characters that bothered me. I quite liked most of those. It was the terrible editing job that had me ranting & cursing & almost not completing the book. Why any editor anywhere would push a book through with such gratuitous & graphic descriptions of violence is beyond me. They could have cut 50 pages by not describing torture/rape in minute detail. #unpopularopinion
I was informed tonight that Aldi carries a wine called Outlander. Yes named for the series is what I was told.
If I drink it will Jamie show up wearing a kilt????