Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Oh happy day
I am a HUGE Diana Gabaldon fan. Her Outlander series of books featuring a time traveling nurse/doctor Claire and her Scottish highlander Jamie are my go to favorites when I really want to escape. I have read them all a few times each, and they are so rich with content, every time, I find something I missed the previous read. If you love historical romance novels featuring time travel, or novels set in the 18th century, you will love these books.
I remember when I was in Spain almost 8 years ago, and her then latest book, I think it was A breath of Snow and Ashes was just out in stores. I saw it in Madrid, but unfortunately it was in Spanish only... I wanted that book for the long 12 hour flight. I bought it when I got home. I came down with a wicked bad flu bug I caught in Italy, and with a 104 degree fever, I drug my sorry sick ass to B&N to get it. I spent 2 glorious weeks in bed sick with the flu, reading the new one, and then rereading the old ones.
I saw on her website she is currently writing the next book in the series, and I have been waiting YEARS for this one... It is due out in early 2013... considering how fast the time has flown by recently, I expect it will be out before I know it...
I find it interesting to note that my hubby's other last name, (his mothers maiden name, which all Spaniards use as a second last name) is Gabaldon... . That's actually how I saw the book in the Madrid bookstore, he picked it up and says jokingly... "Hey, this is my cousin". Perhaps somehow very distantly... but how cool would that be?!
I can't WAIT to see what happens next... with half of the family in the past, half in the present, I am looking forward to seeing what happens next... I can't recommend these books enough. I have had many tell me they started the first one, and couldn't get through the first few chapters. I tell them to stick it out... It gets better as you go. You fall in love with the characters and then you can't put the book down... I recently got them on cd and burned them to my laptop. Now if I can figure out how to put it on my phone, I can listen to it on the way down and back to LA next month. I want to reread the last one so I am all up to date and refreshed for the new one.....