The Outlander Attraction

 

STARZ Outlander television series

I had heard of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon a while ago and had even put the books on my {rather long} wishlist of books to read.

I hadn’t gotten around to reading them yet, but I was excited when I found a free preview of the STARZ series based on the books.

{You can find the first episode at Starz.com/videos.}

And now that I’ve watched it, I feel that I really, really, really need to read the books.  Now.

Why?  What’s the appeal for me?

First of all, I love historical novels.  Because they’re different.  It’s the same reason I love Sci-Fi.  I don’t live in a spaceship any more than I live in Scotland in the 1940s or the 1740s.  So reading books like this lets me experience things I wouldn’t get to experience in my own life.

Like time travel.  And having two lovers living in two different centuries.

I don’t expect that to happen in my lifetime.

{Although I wouldn’t mind a steamy affair with a Scottish warrior…}

And I loved seeing the story made into a television show.  Aside from the gorgeous backdrop of a fascinating country and culture, I was also drawn to her wardrobe.

What can I say?  I love travel and adventure, but I love a pretty dress, too.

Anywho, here are the first few books in the series, in case you haven’t seen them yet:

Outlander by Diana GabaldonDragonfly in Amber (Outlander) by Diana GabaldonVoyager (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

And you can find more at Diana Gabaldon’s Amazon page.

If you’ve read the books, please let me know what you think!  I know there are a ton of fans out there, and I’d love to know what draws you to the series.

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