Sunday, August 15, 2010

Book Week 33 -- Diana Gabaldon Outlander Series Tour

Book Week 33




I just finished reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is one of those books that once you've finished it, you want to turn right around and read it again.  I'm in love with Claire and Jaime.

Back cover:  The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles.  Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she can't understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart.  For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives."


I don't know what took me so long to getting around to reading it.   I had been hearing about Outlander for the past couple years and bought it last year some time and it's been sitting there waiting patiently for me to get around to it.   TLC Book Tours is hosting a Diana Gabaldon tour to celebrate the paperback release of the 7th book in the series "An Echo in the Bone."  I decided to join the tour with forced me to finally sit down and read the book.  Now I want to read the rest of the series.  My stop will be September 1st.   Be sure to check out the other stops and see what folks have to say about the Outlander series.

Monday, August 2nd:  Jenn’s Bookshelves (An Echo in the Bone)

Wednesday, August 4th:  The Literate Housewife Review (Voyager)

Monday, August 9th:  Musings of an All Purpose Monkey (Outlander)

Thursday, August 12th:  Under the Boardwalk (An Echo in the Bone)

Friday, August 13th:  Starting Fresh (An Echo in the Bone)

Monday, August 16th:  Planet Books (Outlander)

Thursday, August 19th:  Rundpinne (An Echo in the Bone)

Wednesday, August 25th:  MoonCat Farms Meanderings (An Echo in the Bone)

Monday, August 30th:  Hey, Lady!  Whatcha Readin’? (Outlander)

Tuesday, August 31st:  The Brain Lair (Outlander)

Wednesday, September 1st:  My Two Blessings (Outlander)

Thursday, September 2nd:  Life in the Thumb (An Echo in the Bone)

Tuesday, September 7th:  That’s What She Read (Dragonfly in Amber)

Monday, September 13th:  Suko’s Notebook (Outlander)

Tuesday, September 14th:  Luxury Reading (Outlander)

Wednesday, September 15th:  The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader (An Echo in the Bone)

Thursday, September 16th:  Pop Culture Junkie (Outlander)

Friday, September 17th:  Devourer of Books (Outlander)


Books in the Series:

  1. Outlander
  2. Dragonfly in Amber
  3. Voyager
  4. Drums of Autumn
  5. The Fiery Cross
  6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  7. An Echo in the Bone

Have you read any of her books?   What did you think about them?

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1 comment:

  1. Ah, you're almost ready to be an Outlandish Spirit!
    http://outlandish-spirits.blogspot.com/
    or maybe even join us in 2011:
    www.jamieandclairetour.co.uk

    (you don't have to post this - just thought I'd let you in on the existence of this wee adventure).
    Mar sin leibh en-drasta!
    Samantha

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