Friday, June 18, 2010
Riding the Roller Coaster with Jamie Fraser
SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've read Chapter 8 in Outlander.
Still plugging along with the reread. And I'm dying.
Claire went to bring Jamie lunch (a-GAIN!) and fell asleep while he was talking to Alec. (Who does that? She's quite comfortable at Leoch, is she no?) I LOVE how Alec was all "and this lassie's bringin' ya wee lunch every day cuz she's diggin' your mojo" to Jamie and she sits herself up PROMPTLY so as not to hear them talk dirtily about her. I'm such an over-thinker that I'd probably do the same damn thing but honestly.. I'm thinkin' they'd have just switched to the gaelic if they wanted to talk that way about her. And it's not like it's The Exile or anything; she's not Chesty Deluxe in the regular version of Outlander.
Do you find during a reread that you feel like you're on a roller coaster? One minute I'm all up in Jamie's business and feeding him hunks of cheese... and the next I'm alone in the dreary surgery trying to figure out why there are belly buttons in jars. It's maddening. You just want to read at 90 miles an hour through those parts so you can get back to Jamie! You feel like you're back in high school and watching the clock like a hawk because you know the second the bell rings your boyfriend is going to meet you outside Spanish with Miss Sonzoni and walk you to World Cultures with Mr. Florez. And you get to flirt in the hallway for a few minutes... but then you have to go a whole hour without seeing him AGAIN.
And Alec? I'll thank ye to stop mentioning LEG HAIR in Jamie's presence, thankyeverymuch!!!!