A Phoenix Burning

Just Four Short Days Fellow Fans!!!!

I will have every last stitch of laundry done, every floor washed, every bit of “stuff” in it’s place, and a weeks worth of meals frozen before I go to bed on Monday night, because the second the girls are off to school, Mister Man and I will  be hopping in the van and making the half hour drive to Barnes and Noble to buy this book!  Then I will be on “necessity-only” Mommy duty for the next few days while I do nothing but read!!!  I cannot WAIT!  I feel like a six-year-old the week before Christmas!!!!

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4 responses

  1. I so excited!!!!

    September 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm

  2. karma

    What is the series this is a part of? I’m always looking for a new series to get interested in. (Sorry for ending two sentences in a preposition there!)

    September 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    • The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Here’s a blurb written by a Melanie Billings from another website called The Hauntster that I found will describe them to you perfectly:

      “For years, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has baffled bookstore shelf stockers and fans alike. Fans (who sometime refer to the series as simply “The Books”) are hard-pressed to define exactly what makes the books so wonderfully addictive. Rather than attempt to describe them, it seems simplier just to hand the first book in the series, Outlander, to someone and say, “Read it. You’ll see what I mean.”, and then sit back and watch the addiction set in. In fact, many fans own two copies of Outlander for exactly that reason; one to keep and one to loan out.

      Bookstores don’t know where to place the books. In science fiction? Yes, it certainly qualifies with all the time-traveling. The witchcraft, voodoo and shamans point it towards the fantasy aisle. The series covers the 1745 uprising and the battle of Culloden, early colonial America on the verge of the Revolution, not to mention a richly detailed and exhaustively researched depiction of 18th century Scotland, so perhaps it should go on the historical fiction shelf? Not so fast — the series centers around the enduring love between Claire and Jamie, so is it romance? Well, not exactly.

      So, how do you classify a series of books that centers around the lives of a time-traveling WWII nurse and the man she loves, an 18th century Highlander? The answer is simple. You don’t. You simply enjoy them for what they are and pass the addiction along to friends.”

      Here’s the link to the series on Amazon….Happy Reading!!! 🙂 (Book 7 comes out on Tuesday.)
      http://www.amazon.com/Outlander-Diana-Gabaldon/dp/0385319959/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253497238&sr=8-1

      Karma…I will warn you though—this is not a book for the faint of heart. It is pretty brutal in parts, and there’s some major sexual deviancy to get through, but if you can get through the rawness of Book 1, the rest of them are a bit easier to take. Fabulous story… 🙂

      September 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm

      • karma

        Thanks for the info! I may see if my library has book 1. The longer nights are here, so I’ll probably have more time for reading.

        September 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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