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Old 09-08-2016, 12:08 PM   #1
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I'm currently binging on Outlander

So I've been wanting to read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon F O R E V E R!!! Now I've finally gotten around to starting it and I'm so glad I did. I have a bit of a commitment phobia to long series, and this being 8 (?) books I was hesitant.

I'm so glad I started this and I'm hooked! Hubby and I (he does not like to read -- I'm still working on that) have also been binge watching the series as well, but being careful I don't surpass my spot in the books with the shows. I'm impressed with the show and it's the first time I've read/watched at the same time with any series or movie.

This may be a new addiction for me. I may have to start reading the Walking Dead books and get caught up on those so I can also binge read/watch that series too (that will be lots of reading though to get caught up to the new season starting soon -- yay a cannot wait).
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So I've been wanting to read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon F O R E V E R!!! Now I've finally gotten around to starting it and I'm so glad I did. I have a bit of a commitment phobia to long series, and this being 8 (?) books I was hesitant.

I'm so glad I started this and I'm hooked! Hubby and I (he does not like to read -- I'm still working on that) have also been binge watching the series as well, but being careful I don't surpass my spot in the books with the shows. I'm impressed with the show and it's the first time I've read/watched at the same time with any series or movie.

This may be a new addiction for me. I may have to start reading the Walking Dead books and get caught up on those so I can also binge read/watch that series too (that will be lots of reading though to get caught up to the new season starting soon -- yay a cannot wait).
If you want to broaden that out a bit, try the Audible versions. They are excellent. And all but one of them are WhisperSync for Voice enabled, for those on a Kindle, though I see that you aren't.
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Just goes to show that it takes all sorts . Delighted to hear that you're enjoying them. Suffice it to say that they aren't my cup of tea.
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I bought an omnibus version of the first seven (I think?) ebooks for some ridiculously cheap price quite a while ago. I'll get around to trying them someday.
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Just goes to show that it takes all sorts . Delighted to hear that you're enjoying them. Suffice it to say that they aren't my cup of tea.
And it would be boring if everyone liked the same thing. Thank god for diversity. But honestly I'm crazy enjoying these books. It's been a while since I've read anything that I couldn't figure out the plot or how it ends. This one I have tons of ideas but have no idea where it will go and it moves so quickly and always surprises me.

I have a feeling I'm going to have a major book hangover when this series is done and will be in a corner weeping for a long time.
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For me it had virtually no plot - just an endless succession of capture/rescue/sex scenes. I also intensely disliked all the bondage/rape scenes. I didn't just not like it; it's one of the few books I can honestly say that I've actively disliked.
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I haven't read the series yet but I started watching the series on Amazon Prime and was hoping it was more of a Highlander style approach. Found it very slow, some episodes were good and others not so good but stopped after the first season. Might have to pickup the books, not sure how closely the books vs the TV series link together.
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I haven't read the series yet but I started watching the series on Amazon Prime and was hoping it was more of a Highlander style approach. Found it very slow, some episodes were good and others not so good but stopped after the first season. Might have to pickup the books, not sure how closely the books vs the TV series link together.
Many parts of the first book are word for word in the TV series. I was surprised. And I thought they did a good job. The end is a bit different but the same result as to where it leaves off.
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For me it had virtually no plot - just an endless succession of capture/rescue/sex scenes. I also intensely disliked all the bondage/rape scenes. I didn't just not like it; it's one of the few books I can honestly say that I've actively disliked.
Well I can appreciate the bondage/rape stuff (although it's not quite as bad as some of the Anne Rice writings -- i.e. Beauty series) because it's the time period when those things were sort of acceptable, just not as graphic as the ones I read in Beauty. It's just the way things worked back then. Besides, I've read 50 Shades (well almost, I couldn't bring myself to finish the first book) and I have no aversion to smut when it's written well, but that was just crapoloa! If i ever read the word "quiver" again I may just throw up.

As for the plot, well it *is* a constant round of capture/rescue/sex. Well more like sex/capture/sex/rescue/sex/sex/sex (but hey, hubby certainly doesn't mind when I read him those parts) so that's fun, but I know this is going somewhere, it has to. I just don't know where it's going yet or where these people will end up and right now that is what I wanted to read (lately everything i have been reading fiction wise I've been able to basically figure it all out after the first few chapters and I'm frankly getting annoyed with my (apparently exceptional) mind reading abilities.

I love these characters. I think the authors' character development is fantastic. And that may be the reason the other poster mentioned that some of the episodes were a bit slow (i.e. the one where Jamie and Claire have just gotten married and they spend several days in the bridal room getting to know each other before finally consummating their marriage). While the reading dragged on and the episode never seemed to end, I think it was pivotal to the development of Jamie's character and a good insight as to his background, where he came from and what he's gone through in life and why it's made him the way he is today.

God, I could discuss this book forever. And here I am discussing it with someone who doesn't like it! Well if you got this far into reading my reply, kudos to you!
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I just don't like sex scenes in books. Not because I'm prudish, but simply because I find them extraordinarily tedious. That's the main reason I dislike these books. Oh well, the important thing is that you find them enjoyable, and there's no shortage of other books for me to read.
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I bought an omnibus version of the first seven (I think?) ebooks for some ridiculously cheap price quite a while ago. I'll get around to trying them someday.
I did that, too. It was some ridiculously low price that I became aware of when someone made a post here a few years ago.


I still haven't read any of them....
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I just don't like sex scenes in books. Not because I'm prudish, but simply because I find them extraordinarily tedious. That's the main reason I dislike these books. Oh well, the important thing is that you find them enjoyable, and there's no shortage of other books for me to read.
You should read some of the sex scenes in Tara Sivec's novels. Now those are NOT tedious! Just sayin'
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I did that, too. It was some ridiculously low price that I became aware of when someone made a post here a few years ago.
We must've reacted to the same bargain, then.
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We must've reacted to the same bargain, then.

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