Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Outlander, all the time!

Alright, I admit it, I am completely entranced with the novel Outlander!  I bought it from Audible.com a few weeks ago, and can't seem to stop listening to it in my spare time.  In fact, I've been creating spare time just to listen.  Ooh, and it's great knitting audio!

So just what is this Outlander of which I speak?  Well, without giving away too much, it is a story of a young English woman named Clare Randell, a 1940s nurse visiting Scotland, who accidentally goes back in time to a Scotland of the mid-18th century.   Now, if you don't wish the storyline to be ruined for you, don't read the "Plot Summery" in the Wiki page link I send you to if you click on the "Outlander" above.  I accidentally read a wee bit more than I ought and spoiled a little of the action that will happen following the part I'm at (chapter 15 or so?).

One reason I really like this story, besides it's being historical fiction and having some romance, is that I'm never quite sure where the plot is going to go next - there are so many possibilities!  It keeps me on my toes :-)

I'm surprised that it's taken me so long to get to this book.  I think I must have forgotten about it.  One of my friends was reading it, if my memory serves, around the time she was living with us briefly.  I recall her telling me how she liked it, what the basic plot was, and that there were some really juicy, but tastefully done "intimate" scenes.  And yet this novel slipped my mind?  What was I thinking?

I'm off to knit for a short time before bed.  Tomorrow I'll try to post an update on my current knitting.

Goodnight!

2 comments:

  1. Funny timing! I just leant my old and battered copy to my sister in law, in the hopes that she'll love it as much as I did. Glad to hear of someone else who is falling for this series. It only gets better, I promise :)

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  2. good to know - thanks! :-)

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