thHey friends!

So I, like so many, watched the first couple episodes of Outlander. And I wanted to watch  more! But then Starz did this thing where they stopped being free and I am too stingy to pay for Starz… anyway. I digress.

But what it did do was make we want to finally read the book!

So friends at Books Unbound, at Nite Lite Book Reviews and at The Reader’s Antidote are hosting a READ A THON!
Yep, that’s right. Now I’m having commitment issues (bookwise, that is) so I didn’t want to host but I will def. be reading it along with them! And will probably chime in on a discussion or two. Let’s face it. I can’t keep my opinions to myself!

 

 

You can participate in the read a long too! Take a note of the discussion schedule below and post on your blog! :)

 

Synopsis:

outlander

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

 

Reading and Discussion Schedule:

  • February 1-7: Read chapters 1-11
    • February 8th: Discuss: our initial thoughts of the book
  • February 8-14: Read chapters 12-23
    • February 15th: Discuss: the characters and our thoughts on the characters. Which are our favorites and which ones we don’t like as much.
  • February 15-21: Read chapters 24-31
    • February 22ond: Discuss: compare your initial thoughts with your current thoughts on the book now that we’re 3/4 of the way through
  • February 22-28: Read chapters 32-41 (end of the book)
    • March 1: Discuss: conclusion/wrap up of the read-along and answer the following questions:
      • 1. How disorienting-or appealing-would it be for you to be transported back in time? How would you cope with the time change? Which era would be the most appealing for you to travel back to?
      • 2. If you time-traveled, how much of the future from which you came would you be tempted to reveal? What might you attempt to change using your knowledge of modern times?

 

So stop by and Read A Long!