April Book of the Month

I once read that avid readers make the best writers. That’s good to know, as I’d say I qualify as an avid reader. 

It seems only appropriate, then, that I dedicate some website space to promoting books I’m currently reading and/or books I love. I also welcome your additions, via comments, to this list as well, as most books I’ve read have come to me as referrals from others who’ve already read them, loved them, and recommended them. 

So, without further adieu, I bring you my first “Book of the Month”  . . . 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 

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I love historical fiction and was completely rapt by this book–the first of eight in the Outlander series. It has a little bit of everything: history, romance, adventure, time travel, fantasy, magic, action, suspense . . . even a disturbing touch of the macabre. 

And despite the daunting 640-page heft of this tome, I couldn’t put it down. It was the ultimate page turner.  Did I mention I’m a sucker for historical fiction? 

I went on to read the next three books in the series in quick succession, the third installment–Voyager–being my second favorite after the first book. And then, to my delight, the STARZ network (home to another of my favorite guilty pleasures: Spartacus) announced it would be airing the Outlander movie. Bestill my heart! (Disclaimer: Though movies and television shows are never as good as the book, it is often quite fun to see the characters you’ve imagined in your head come to life on the screen.) And with THIS guy cast as the male lead, who can complain? 

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Great Scott! 

So, in honor of season two of Outlander premiering in four days, April’s Book of the month (and one of my Top 5 All Time Favorites) is: Outlander

Time to get your kilt on . . .


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