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Oh! I wasn't asking because I thought you were being repetitive! I asked because my memory's terrible right now!!!
Yeah, a little sleep deprived are you mommy?
Completely. I don't think I've ever been this tired.
01-19-2009 10:39 AM
I have read all of the books in the series by Sara Donati, the first being Into The Wilderness.
They are wonderful books and ranks right up there with Diana Gabaldon
03-13-2009 11:21 AM - last edited on 03-13-2009 11:33 PM by Melanie_Murray
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10-15-2009 07:46 PM
I agree....I just loved reading this series. I have read them all and could not wait to read the next one. I hated that they ended, just like the Oulander series. There were 3 and I ordered them as they were published from a book club to get the hard cover books. I will read them again..... I have not read any of her other books but Tully and Red Leaves are supposed to be very good.
10-16-2009 10:47 AM
I have to agree 100%. I started reading Outlander when it first came out. I thought it had a cool cover. Little did I know it would become my all time favorite read. I was lucky enough to hear Gabaldon speak at a book festival in Denver and she even signed my book. What a treasure.
I've read other books I really like (The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society ranks right up there) but none come close the characters in Outlander. Her writing is so smart, the people and places really come alive. When I put the books down, no matter how many times I've read them, I have to re-orient myself because I feel like I'm in Scotland!
I'm going to try the books that have been talked about here. I'm sure I'll like them, but as much? If I do, will it be like cheating on a spouse? LOL
I'm SUPER leary of any movie coming out because I don't think justice could ever be done to the story. If they did, it would have to be a REALLY long movie.
10-16-2009 11:13 AM
Hi Everyone - AnneB here - As some of you may know (LOL) my all-time favs are the Outlander books, but I also have all the Into The Wilderness books (they rank a close 2nd). I've re-read them both several time and I think I'll probably re-read Echo In The Bone again soon. I'm going to try some of the suggestions you have all listed, because I really like series books, romances, mysteries, or thrillers. You begin to feel that the characters are friends.
I too am sleep-deprived at the moment - school, work, home......but reading helps me to calm myself either mid-day or at the end of the day ......
Happy reading everyone
10-16-2009 11:32 AM
I just finished "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" that is a wonderful book.
Has anyone read Diana's latest Echo In The Bone. Is it as good as the others?
I'm going to re read the series before I read it. It's been about 3 years since I read the 5th book.
10-16-2009 12:07 PM
There's a thread about Echo in the Bone here, but read through it at your peril! There are spoilers!
For anyone who's interested, here are the books that are being talked about above:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - I read this ages ago and highly recommend it.
10-16-2009 12:09 PM
Hi Ash - YES<< YES< YES I've read Echo and it's one of her best ! I spent part of the summer re-reading the whole series and I'm glad I did. Not only did it feel great to revisit old friends, but it made the story fresher in my memories, 'cause you almost need a scorecard to remember everything ! I just spent the last 20 minutes on the phone with the friend who first recommended Diana Gabaldon to me and she had just finished Echo and so we rehashed the book - you know...favorite parts....how could that happen ....what was she thinking....how will it be resolved...Anyway, I think you'll love the book. Let me know...
10-17-2009 06:42 PM
Debbie, I know that I have discussed Diana before but her books are just so good. I am very anxious to read my copy that I got. I am working on finishing up my library books so I can get in An Echo in the Bone.
I must remember to check on the Into the Wilderness series. They sound good. I will see if we hava any at my library or at the county library.
10-18-2009 08:24 AM
Hi Patti - If you love the Outlander series, I'm pretty sure you will also like the Into The Wilderness series. They have the same depth of research and interesting and colorful characterizations, as well as a great story ! A few of the Outlander (fictional) characters also make an appearance ! This is my second favorite series. Have fun reading it...
10-19-2009 04:22 PM
If you liked reading Guernsey literary... then I highly recommend listening to the audio version. The reader is British and it really brings to life the words of the letters. So much emotion is brought to the story -- the characters come alive. Different people read the different characters and it makes the story flow.