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Whatcha Reading?


Judy is hosting a link for what we are reading.  As much as I love to read — have since I was a little girl — I have to say I’m reading too much.  I know this because I’m not quilting!  I really need find some good books on CD.  It’s not as good as reading, but at least I can quilt.

Four or five years ago a friend told me about Diana Gabaldon’s books.  I started listening to them on CDs.  Sometimes it would take months for my name to come up on the list to get the next volume.  I guess it’s been 2 years since I finished listening to An Echo in the Bone.  Talk about a cliff hanger.  I can’t wait for her next book to come out Written in my Own Hearts Blood.

A few months back I spotted two of the books at a garage sale and picked them up.  Then I was on a quest to get all of the books.  The last one I needed to complete my set was ironically the first book of the series Outlander. Naturally I started reading them.  Last night after I finished Drums of  Autumn I started The Fiery Cross.

The things I laughed at when I heard the story I’m laughing at again as I read them (think of a large trout as a weapon).  Also, I’m picking up on things that I didn’t get listening to them.   When a new character is introduced I can’t wait to get to some piece of their story that takes place later.

The book is romance, history, time travel all rolled up in one.  Claire, while on a belated honeymoon in Scotland, is accidentally thrown back in time from 1945 to about 1745.  It’s the story of her survival and more. To read more about the series check out Diana Gabaldon’s website.

I’m linking up to Patchwork Times.

4 Thoughts on “Whatcha Reading?

  1. heartsease57 on February 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm said:

    Anxiously awaiting Written In My Own Heart’s Blood too. About June, I’ll start the whole series over again, so I’ll be right up to speed when the new one comes out-I do this every time she releases a new one. Right now I’m reading “The Typewriter Girl” by Alison Atlee.

  2. Haven’t tried one of her books yet – ok I’ll put it on my reading list ans will see what my library carries. Thanks!

  3. I’ve not read this author before. I just finished “The Basement Quilt” by Ann Hazelton. It’s put out by AQS and I got it this month. I have Mrs Lincoln’s Dressmaker on the list to read next. Nice to see we READ as well as Quilt.

  4. I still haven’t read those, but I remember hearing great things about them when they first came out.

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