Monday, May 07, 2012

It's Monday, and I'm Reading!

Diana Gabaldon made me do the ugly, snotty cry as I finished up Dragonfly in Amber last night (at midnight). Now I am FORCED by the plight of these compelling characters to jump immediately into another leg of this journey. Weighing in at 1,072 pages, I am hurling myself headlong into...


Damn you, Diana Gabaldon, and your surly Scottish hero and your feisty Englishwoman. I am powerless!!!! And probably pretty annoying at this point, but I can't help myself.



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    1. Allie, I'm doing it for you! I have to know what that scene is!

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  2. So you're still enjoying these books, huh? ;-) I need to make time to start this series, but I'm thinking these sound perfect for escapist summer vacation reading...

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    1. I am! They're seriously addictive, Carrie. Definitely wonderful summer vacation reading. Lots of intrigue and adventure.

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  3. Ah, it's amazing when you can get so caught up in a series. My husband is the same way with Game of Thrones at the moment, he just can't put them down or read anything else. Happy reading!

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    1. Sam, this never happens to me. Absolutely never. It's a pretty amazing feeling!

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  4. Um, thanks for giving me the giggles. At work. I'm getting weird looks.... ;)

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    1. DUDETTE! You should've seen the crying. I am so luck the house was asleep or they all would've thought me CRAY CRAY.

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    2. And that should be "lucky." I'm delirious.

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  5. Dangit. I really wish I could have gotten into Outlander but I couldn't! I tried, I promise! Maybe I should try with the next book in the series but I don't know!

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    1. Butting in here, but NO - you cannot skip the first book. It sets up so much! Maybe try it again another time. I was skeptical myself when my bff made me read them 7 or 8 years ago. So good!

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    2. It's just working for me. Workin' like few books work. I think I needed some escape. And a hot Scottish highlander never hurts.

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    3. I should clarify, I read all of Outlander but couldn't get into it at all. I know that so many readers love this series; I think something might be wrong with me.

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    4. Ooohh! Well I don't think there's anything wrong with you (maybe a little). Kidding! I have no idea why I love them so much. Well, maybe I do. Should try to put that into words in my next review.

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    5. :) Maybe I need to read it again? Oy, I don't know. What happened to Jame made my ick factor go up. I need to just re-read it, knowing the outcome.

      I still think something's wrong with me anyway! LOL

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    6. I know what you mean. It "icked" me too, but I have to say, it did its job setting up a lot of issues/understanding for the rest of the series. And in a way I'm glad Jamie is so human -- not just an invincible man of steel -- as so many "hero" figures are.

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  6. Aaaghh. I can't remember the ending of that one. Now I wish I were reading along with you! I miss that world.

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    1. I might have to e-mail you Jenn. OMG!

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  7. I tried reading this once but didn't really get into it, which is odd since I love historicals and romances. Sadly, the author's online persona grates on me and I sometimes can't separate work from creator. Still, everyone is so swoony about this series, clearly there's something wrong with me for not getting sucked in! I should start again sometime...

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    1. There's nothing wrong with you either! Natalie didn't like it either! I am trying to put into words what I love so much. The love is serious.

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    2. And I have no idea what Gabaldon's online persona is like. I think I'll keep it that way, just in case!

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    3. That makes me feel a little bit better! I hate being the outsider-y curmudgeon though! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on why you love this series, should you do it -- it might convince me to try again!

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    4. Audra, still trying to put two words together. Which is made my difficult as I'm ripping through Voyager. No time to stop! lol

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  8. As I was reading this I thought, "I'll bet Heather is laughing her socks off." Sure enough . . .

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    1. Could've sworn I commented here earlier, but Blogger ate my comment.

      Anyway, yes, she has been laughing her tookus off and telling me "I told you so" via e-mail. lol

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  9. I so need to get on board with this series - it's been on my to be read list for way too long.

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    1. Same here, Tanya Patrice. I think I'm a testament to its worthiness. hehe

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  10. Oh wow, you are just flying through these huge books. I haven't even read one of them. I feel so left out!

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    1. Jump on 'em, Leslie! Great fun. Just really good, immersion reading. Can't get enough!

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  11. It is a virus and there is no cure. Just give into it.

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    1. Chris, I concur. *sigh*

      Voyager has me in its thrall. 200 pages read today.

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  12. Oh how I love a book that gives me the big old snotty cries. But damn, if those books don't scare the bejeesus out of me! *sigh*

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    1. Debi, fear not! Just jump in. I'm plowing through and I'm generally terrified of chunksters.

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  13. I swear I tried Outlander but it just didn't do it for me. I can read romances but I don't know, just somehow I couldn't get into the book. I feel so left out - everyone loves this series! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I've heard that from quite a few of my trusted reading buddies, Iliana. To each her own. I just love the historical immersion and the characters are very realistic to me. Woohoo for big, good books!

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  14. My best friend has been trying to convince me to get into these. Your fervent love isn't helping!! :)

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    1. Lindsey, let me help convince you. I hate chunky books in general but I'm EATING THESE UP! :D

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  15. Heh heh heh...KNEW YOU'D CAVE after that ending in DIA. Gotta know what happens...been there, done that. :)

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    1. Oh Tammy. OH TAMMY! This book is killing me. More than the previous two.

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  16. LOL! I read the first 4 in rapid succession years ago. I need to pick up the The Fiery Cross but it is taking me FOREVER to finish a book these days, even a short one.

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  17. I don't find you annoying at all! (Obviously.) Keep on gushin' :)

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  18. You are on a roll with these. Glad you found a series to love!

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  19. LOL.... I totally want to read Diana Gabaldon. Even if it causes snotty crying ;)

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