I am going to push back the one-month post wedding post because our photographer is still putting the finishing touches on all our photos. I am really excited to see them, but the anticipation is killing me. I also feel like the wedding isn’t really over until we have gotten the photos so I am kind of glad we haven’t gotten them yet, in a strange way. I digress; today’s post will be about what I have been reading!!
I am back onto audio books now and I’ve picked up Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series again. A friend recommended them to me, and I absolutely devoured the first one. I ripped through that audio book so fast I don’t think I ever stopped listening to it. It is a particularly long book as well so this was no small feat.
The first book in the series is actually a TV show that has just started (and is excellent as well). I get this strange feeling while I am watching the TV show that I am reading the book, I just expect it to keep going and I am always jarred when the episode ends. I may or may not get slightly upset about having to wait another week for the next episode. I think right now it is on hiatus, which I am ever so patiently waiting for it to be over.
I started the second book of the Outlander series right after I finished the first; the second book is called Dragonfly in Amber. I was really distraught that the second book takes place 20 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST!! There was a lot of cursing, and a fit might have been thrown; I don’t really want to talk about it.
It did eventually pick up where the last book left off and it ended up not being a complete and total deal breaker for me. I just felt like people should have sufficient warning so they don’t loose their minds… like I did. Now that everyone is sufficiently forewarned, I will also mention that it gets a little slow if you’re not really into the politics of the time period. I am not much for history, but this book is peppered with historical figures and intrigue. Around the middle, the history gets a bit thicker and the romantic plot doesn’t progress a whole lot, so I found myself losing interest.
A week ago when I decided I needed something to listen to, I realized I had it on my phone and still had not managed to finish the book. I started listening and luckily I was almost at the end of the political intrigue and back to the meat of the book, or what passes for the meat with me.
The third book, entitled Voyager picks up immediately where the second one ended so there are no surprises there. I was slightly concerned it was going to pull another, XX amount of years later, with me. As I pressed play, I raised an eyebrow at my phone as if daring it to pull such a stunt. My phone was sufficient terrified by my death glare to make sure the story cooperated with my whim. So far I am enjoying Voyager but I am not half way through the book.
These books are very long and when I looked them up, I realized the first three came out in quick succession, only one year apart. The next five books took three to five years in between, the most recent one came out this June. This makes me a little bit nervous about the wait time till the next novel, but I am sure it will take me a few months to get through the remaining books as they get progressively larger as they go on.