12 October 2011

Why I Love ... Wednesday!

Why I Love ... Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Alexis over at reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: Favorite Series.

The truth of the matter is, I usually try to avoid series. I always end up frustrated while I wait for the next book to come out. Plus, I really do like my books to end and so many series leave the reader with a cliffhanger rather than an ending. I see the logic, I'm just not fond of it.

If I have to pick one series that I really enjoyed, though, it would have to be Diana Gabaldon's 'Outlander' series. The first book of the series 'Outlander' is everything I do not look for in a book. It is really thick, for starters, and the story line takes place over two time periods. I'm not opposed to time travel, per se, I just haven't found many authors that do it well. I'm not sure what made me pick this book up at the library that fateful day or what state of boredom I was in when I actually started reading it, but I am so happy all those things worked together. Diana Gabaldon ended up being one of my favorite authors and her books some of my favorite books.

Haven't discovered this series, yet? Here's a bit about the first installment from goodreads:
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

I don't think the blurb does it justice. I loved this book and the series, both.


  1. I have never heard of this either but the blurb - even if it doesn't do it justice - has piqued my interest enough to make me go look for it. I'm in the market for something juicy and this might be just the right book!

  2. wild is all seven books thick!!, ghezz, i'm already frustrated, lol. thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Wow! I have the first book on my Ereader. I started it and set it down. I definitely need to revisit it now. I love your series choice.

    I also agree with you. I don't prefer series. Plus when they go on too long, I start forgetting what happened in earlier books.


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