Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Reads - Fall

For the last few months, I've been reading the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.  Now if  I saw this series in the bookstore, I would have never picked it up.  Why?  Because each book ranges from 650 - 1,500 pages!!!  I would probably strain some really important muscles holding up those books for hours on end.  Okay, they're in paperback... but still!  But since my Kindle is pretty light and there aren't any page numbers to psyche me out, I managed to read 6 books in the series (5,728 pages!!!) in less than 3 months.   Two more books to go... woo hoo!  Although I doubt she's done with the series... it's been going on for 19+ years, why stop now?

Now trying to describe the books gets interesting.  It's part historical  (Scottish Highlands & Colonial America, with some French and Caribbean thrown in), part sci-fi time traveling, and part bodice-ripping romance.  Sounds... weird, right?  But I guess the reason why the series has such a huge devoted fan base is because the main characters are amazing and their love story is the stuff that dreams are built on.

So if you're looking for an escape, and a love story with a twist (and you don't mind some bodice-ripping... heh, heh), then I highly recommend this series.  Makes me want to visit the Scottish Highlands.  And I have a new appreciation for kilts, that's for sure!