Thursday, February 09, 2006

Over the hump day!

I always consider Thursdays to be over the hump day. The day that brings you that much closer to my favorite day of the week, Fridays! I love Fridays because its the beginning of the weekend. Friday evenings are typically family time movies, pizza and time to unwind :-)

I'm very excited to have found that one of my favorite authors had released another book in a series she's been writing since I think 92 or 93. I believe this is book number 7 titled A Breath of Snow and Ashes. They are one of my all time favorite series. Diane Gabaldon is the author and her first book is titled Outlander. Each book is at least 600 pages she's a great story teller! No its not heavy reading but boy do I love the story which is centered around time travel and a Scottish Highlander. Its part Sci-Fi/Fantasy part Historical. The publishers for years have had a hard time putting it into a specific category. I was fortunate enough to meet Ms Gabaldon and have her sign a few books several years ago.

Here's description from Amazon for OUTLANDER:
In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.
While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she's never known before.

Don't let this fool you this is not a cheesy romance novel! and Ms. Gabaldon is very thorough in her historical accurateness. The beginning of Outlander is a bit slow but once you get past that first section it will captivate you. Not only are woman captivated by this series of books I know many men that are also my husband included.
Check out the rest of Diane Gabaldon Books!


  1. Okay! You've convinced me. I like the sounds of this. I don't like too heavy reading any more. LIFE is too real some days! LOL I like a little fantasy thrown in like this one. Entertain me, take me away, make me laugh, whatever, just don't get too violent or scary on me! *Whew* Love ya gal!

  2. We circulate hers a LOT in the library. She is almost up there with Evanovich. I agree with Christy, do not ask me to read another Stephen King. Although I did like his 'On Writing", but that's a different animal.

  3. Hey Aileen...Welcome back to blogging! I also LOVE these books!!! Aren't they great!!??? I'm in LOVE with JAMIE!!!!!