Even though I haven’t been reading as much lately, I have managed to finish a few books this month. I even made it through Catch-22, but only because I was buddy reading it with Kim. I kept getting sidetracked by other things…mostly because of Andi, who wouldn’t shut up about this series she’s been reading. It’s one that’s been around for awhile, and that I’d heard of (often, actually), but that I refused to get suckered into.
But somewhere mid-month I just couldn’t find anything that I was dying to read, or that reeled me in (ahem…Catch-22). And Andi was gushing so much I just couldn’t ignore her. I figured what did I have to lose? So I caved. Or would that be suckered?
That’s right, people. I’m reading the Outlander series. I’m about halfway through Drums of Autumn at the moment (which means I’m also about halfway through the series), and so far, it’s my favorite. Actually, I have to confess…I got bored halfway through Voyager (I missed Brianna and Roger) and I skipped to the next book. Except now I’m at a certain point in Drums where I realize I missed the return of old characters, so don’t worry. I’ll be reading the second half of Voyager soon. (Does it drive you crazy to know that I’m skipping around between books in a series? Or are you like me and you feel giddy with all of the choices a series offers?)
(Or maybe not so soon in regards to Voyager, since I need to start The Stand, and holy crap, have you seen the size of that book???)
And okay, so there are some things I don’t like about the books, but damned if they’re not compulsively readable. (Specifically: I thought the spanking in book 1 was over the top. I still don’t get the ghost in book 1. Why does no one wig out about Claire’s time travel and reappearance from the dead? Frank…I have major issues there. The whole Laoghaire thing and Claire’s reaction. Especially in regards to the whole Frank thing. And finally…20 years?? Seriously???)