All About Books: Teaser Tuesday - Outlander

Offering a tease of "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon.

Several years ago, a friend recommended Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" to me. It's a massive tome of a novel, topping 600 pages. Oh, and it's book one of at least seven, all about the same length. (Book #8 is in the works.) I read it and really, really enjoyed it. So I kept reading the series and very quickly got burnt out. I stopped after the second or third book, I don't recall which. But, as you'll see from this week's Teaser, I'm starting all over again - and falling in love with the book all over again. This time, however, I have a better plan. I'm going to pace myself and read at least one or two books in between each novel in the Outlander series. That should work much better . . . at least I hope so!

"His neatly manicured fingers tapped the wood of the tabletop. 'What was your maiden name, Mrs. Beauchamp?'"

Teaser Tuesday Rules:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I have to admit to giving up on "The Postmistress." It was over 70 pages in and the book just wasn't grabbing or holding my attending. And, with seven 600-plus page books on the horizon, this blogger has plenty to read!

Oh, and keep an eye out for an all new weekly blog post from me - Throwback Thursday!

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Heather Asiyanbi August 22, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I also really liked the Outlander series until the end of book 4 ... I have not read 5, 6, or 7. I've discovered that I like stories that leave you in your imagination and don't require a sequel to keep telling the story. The exception, of course, is Harry Potter because we knew his saga was 7 books. Knowing that each book moved us closer to the end of these chapters in Harry's like was perfect. Book series - Evanovich's Stephanie Plums novels or the "Undead" books, for two examples - without a definite end game leave me wanting ... the end.
Jenna Czaplewski August 28, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Do you think you'll go back to reading the series?
Heather Asiyanbi August 28, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Honestly, I don't know. There is a part of me wondering if Claire brings Jamie back through the stones and if they live out their lives in modern America with the fire in 1776 just what they used to cover their tracks. I also want to know exactly whose baby Brianna had; Roger's or the pirate's? But ... more ... I want the story to finally end and just provide some closure. Unless I know that Book 8 is the final end, then I probably won't jump back into the story.


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