I’m hooked on Outlander

Ever since I was acquainted with the Outlander series, I’ve been hooked. I was apprehensive upon starting the second book, as usually second books and second movies in a series are usually not as good as the first one. Oh my gosh, was I wrong. I’ve been voraciously reading these books. I’m on book 4: Drums of Autumn, I honestly would sit all day and read. I can’t get enough of this story! Maybe this is why I haven’t posted recently. All my time is spent reading. I probably have neglected my household cleaning chores. Oops.

This is probably the first time I’ve actually read a piece of modern fiction. I’m usually a classic fiction type of person… you know… Jane Austen, Henry James, Fyodor Dostoevsky, etc. – old books, and a non-fiction type person.

The last time I read a book this quickly was after graduating with my undergraduate degree – Crime and Punishment.

There are a few things I’m a little bit embarrassed about. I’ve never read a harlequin romance novel, and I don’t plan on starting to, but there are quite a few selections of what I would probably consider R or X rated reading. When I first started reading it, I’m sure my face was a bit red, but I guess I’ve got used to it. I’m a big historical romance person. When I was in high school I read a bunch of Lori Wick and Jeanette Oke books, Christian romance novels… someone once said they are Christian porn. haha.

I love all the historical details, things you wouldn’t normally think of, like what you used for toilet paper. I’m in awe of Gabaldon’s research abilities. I’m incredibly fascinated by the medicinal usage of herbs in the 18th century, at least described in the books. There’s a wealth of information there, not to mention a story that is so appealing that all you want to do all day is sit and read, to the detriment of anything else you have to do in your life.

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On the deck

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We’re relaxing and reading on the deck. My husband’s reading Chekhov and I’m reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

Outlander

I was listening to a podcast on Craftsy the other day. It was basically an interview with Diana Gabaldon about her novels and writing process.

I love reading and I always think it’s a good idea to read modern fiction instead of just you know Jane Austen-esque era classic fiction, non-fiction crafty or parenting books. This is the first one that I’ve kind of been excited to read recently. My husband bought me the first book tonight. We went out to eat and then went to Barnes and Noble to get the Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake at the Starbucks inside. We don’t have a Cheesecake Factory in this city. 😦

There are two other series that I have my eyes on: Lois Lowry’s books, The Giver (which I read when I was younger, and still own it), Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son (which I haven’t read yet, but really look forward to)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  series- I have no real great reason why I want to read this except the picture on the front looks interesting.

 

What are you reading?

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