LOVING AN UNCOMPLICATED LOVE STORY

LOVING AN UNCOMPLICATED LOVE STORY

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently reading my way through the Outlander saga with True Stories & Make Believe blogger, the awesome Heather DLG. We just finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes, which turned out to be a mega-downer. Obviously, I’ll save our review for another post, but I mention it because it’s been the driving force behind my reading selections for the past week. A girl can only take so much Outlander turmoil before she starts to crave a good ol’ fashioned angst-free happy ending. This girl, in particular was in serious need of a feel-good romance. (more…)

FASHIONABLY LATE: TWO FRIENDS READ THE OUTLANDER SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

FASHIONABLY LATE: TWO FRIENDS READ THE OUTLANDER SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

As I’ve previously mentioned, I am totally late to the Outlander party. Despite picking up a copy of the blue brick (otherwise known as book 1) a few years ago at a small used bookstore, it wasn’t until last year that I decided to crack it open and HAVE MY ENTIRE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. Joining me in my new-found obsession with redheads and the time-travelers, gay soldiers, and children who love them is my Book-Sister, Heather De La Garza, who writes the wonderful book blog True Stories and Make Believe. We’re doing a cross-post of this piece on both my blog and hers for maximum Outlander love. (more…)

REVIEW: IN WHICH I GUSH ABOUT DRUMS OF AUTUMN

REVIEW: IN WHICH I GUSH ABOUT DRUMS OF AUTUMN

I know, I know, Drums of Autumn was published in 1997 and Gabaldon’s writing her 9th book in the series as I type. Excuse me please while I a) apologize to romance lovers everywhere for not reading these books sooner and b) proceed to gush about Drums of Autumn, because it was kind of mind-blowing for me.

My book sister, Heather, the author of the fantastic book blog True Stories and Make Believe, and I are book-clubbing our way through the Outlander series one novel at a time and falling in love with James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser a little more every day. Although my lack of a Starz subscription and inability to watch the new Outlander tv series has been steadily breaking my heart, Heather’s been keeping me in the loop with her great episode analysis and video clips from the show. Check it out if you’re a fan. (more…)