The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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  1. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Love this series. Have read it several times. Since the last read I have started looking up things on the computer that are in the books I read to get a more vivid mind picture when I'm reading. This author does some great descriptive writing so it's not needed as much as some books. Still I find it fun.

    Have been reading today but I had to come sit by the computer. I wasn't sure what a plover looked like or why it was a tarns instead of a lake. So I'm doing my research. lol

    I liked this site for the photos
    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/

    Plovers
    http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/families/plovers.aspx

    Fort William
    http://visit-fortwilliam.co.uk/history-and-culture-of-fort-william-in-the-highlands-of-scotland

    Fraser tartan
    http://www.scotsconnection.com/Tartan-Viewer/F-Tartans/Fraser-Tartan/p-133-152-454/
     
  2. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Nice! I'm starting to think I should reread the series.
     
  3. AnnieClaus

    AnnieClaus Active Member

  4. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    Loved the books - at times difficult as I kept putting it down and thinking 'for the love of all, just leave poor Jamie alone!'

    Was funny to read some of the sayings, as I always thought some of the words from my childhood my dad made up lol turns out he was just showing his roots
     
  5. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Yes, come read with us. I've gotten so much housework done today. I read a chapter and then work for a little bit. Then read and repeat.
     
  6. girlsinmo

    girlsinmo New Member

    Thanks for the links Diedra & Annie. I've made it up to page 175 so far..It's a good book!

    Hope more can join in reading..
     
  7. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I love her blog. Thanks Annie. Never thought to look for it. lol
     
  8. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

  9. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I'm reading a chapter and then doing some housework. I think I'll have to sweep the garage out next. I'm running out of things to clean! Amazing how fast I can clean when I want to read another chapter. lol

    I have dinner in the crock pot so it will be ready (or I'd forget to even fix something). I decided not to go to the thrift store this morning so I could read instead. Walmart will be there once all the chapters are read. Lucky for me dh is at a golf tournament until later. Time to read.
     
  10. girlsinmo

    girlsinmo New Member

    I'm going to have to get lost in "Outlander" country today. It is a good book just so much is going on I'm having trouble meeting the library deadline:)
     
  11. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I'm having no trouble getting into this book since I've had two free days to read. I should have gone to the library to pick up the 2nd book this afternoon but I was too busy reading. Now I only have 3 chapters left in the book. I may have to re-re-read the book tomorrow. lol
     
  12. girlsinmo

    girlsinmo New Member

    I'm on page 434. Hopefully things will stay quiet & I can finish it in a week. I'm really enjoying this book.
     
  13. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Things I need to look up from those pages:

    Dragoman
    dropwort
    difference between betony and lambs quarters
    Bannocks recipe
    See if I can find an example of a wild boar tusk bracelet
     
  14. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Started on Dragonfly in Amber, book 2.

    I am taking notes while reading. I decided my DS needs this book series for Christmas. I'm thinking of putting the books into a basket with items related to the book. So far I have:

    Key-chain with a dragonfly, running stag or thistle in it
    Scotch Whiskey
    Bottle of Wine
    A bag of butterscotch candy
    Plaid napkins
    Dragonfly soaps
    Maybe a cologne from Scotland if I can find one

    Need something time related other than a watch. Maybe a clock that runs backwards since the book is about time travel.

    Maybe a travel book Scotland. DS loves to travel.
     
  15. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Diedra - that is a great gift idea - love it!
     
  16. girlsinmo

    girlsinmo New Member

    What a great gift for your DS Diedra. I haven't got to read on y book yet today, too many interruptions...
     
  17. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    How this book ends and how the next one starts is surprising. At least at first.
     
  18. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    i am so mad I can't put my hand on my books!!! I know I didn't give them away because it was a series I liked, which means I lent it to someone. Maybe they'll come back one day. I don't remember if I had them in French or English - it would narrow the people I lent it to.

    The worst? I had the 1st five, bought the 6th but haven't read it yet because I wanted to reread the others first!

    Have fun reading it.
     
  19. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I was always forgetting what happened to items I had lent out. Now I fill out an index card of what it was and who has it. I even put it in the front of my recipe box. lol
     
  20. AnnieClaus

    AnnieClaus Active Member

    Unfortunatly, one of the things in the little Life Lessons books says:
    "If you loan out a book, consider it a gift."

    I don't know what it is- but people are really bad about returning loaned out books.

    Annie
     

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