Okay, if you’ve never heard of the book Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (is also a TV show now that I really want to watch) you’re probably super confused right now.
Outlander is a huge book (896 pages in mass market paper back, 614 in hardcovers/regular paperback) *cue bugging of eyes. And the summary is,
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient 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 cannot 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.
Yeah, for the people who were brave enough to actually read the summary, I know. It’s a whole different kind of historical fiction. It’s basically, Doctor Who meets some America sided WW2 book meets some ancient Scottish historical fiction, meets I don’t know the Notebook?
Yikes, sorry for that visual.
Back to the point, Outlander has been staring me down from the bookshelf. (Newly arranged might I add.) For about a month now. And every time I see it I think, “Why did I even buy this book. I have no time for it.” but, now I have found a new light.
I joined a book club group on Goodreads. (Amazing site by the way.) That is reading Outlander, and by the end of January, Outlander should be completed!
So, yeah, basically the whole purpose of this post was to tell you about the benefits of joining a book club. Whether online or in real life.
Okay, that’s all folks. And I swear in January I am determined to not be a slacker!
(side-note: Right after I finished typing this up, I went to goodreads to get a picture of the book for my header picture, and then I realized Outlander is a series. Yay!)