Monday, July 4, 2011

Tuesday Tomorrow

Outlander 20th Anniversary Edition by Diana Gabaldon
Published by: Delacorte
Publication Date: July 5th, 2011
Format: Hardcover, 688 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she's never known before.

I was lame and sore in every muscle when I woke next morning. I shuffled to the privy closet, then to the wash basin. My innards felt like churned butter. It felt as though I had been beaten with a blunt object, I reflected, then thought that that was very near the truth. The blunt object in question was visible as I came back to bed, looking now relatively harmless. Its possessor [Jamie] woke as I sat next to him, and examined me with something that looked very much like male smugness."

Slim week this with, what with today being the 4ht of July. Seeing as Outlander is like the romance/historical fiction standard, perhaps I should read it... it's been out 20 years now.

The Snow Queen's Shadow by Jim C. Hines
Published by: DAW
Publication Date: July 5th, 2011
Format: Paperback, 352 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"When a spell gone wrong shatters Snow White's enchanted mirror, a demon escapes into the world. The demon's magic distorts the vision of all it touches, showing them only ugliness and hate. It is a power that turns even friends and lovers into mortal foes, one that will threaten humans and fairies alike."

I stumbled across this series when my friend Misty was doing her Fairy Tale Fortnight. Retellings of fairy tales, with a more kick-assedness. I just picked up the first one recently, and am glad to say there are many in the series so far.


You definitely should read Outlander! Easily one of my favorites.

I think I will, it's my epic book summer, first the Kingkiller Chornicles, now A Song of Fire and Ice. How does the series stand up as a whole, I've heard they drop of a little over time.

Oh, I'm a huge fan of the Outlander series! So, so good and highly recommended!

Joanne @ Books, Belles & Beaux

I need to read Outlander. I have the first and fourth, but there SOOOOOOOO LOOOOOOOOOONG!


I really enjoyed Outlander, though the "time travel adultery" thing did bother me. When I heard about the direction the series takes in future books, however, I decided I'd stop reading Gabaldon with the first one. Still, it really is worth a try, especially if you're a Romance fan!

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