Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Lately I've been on a Historical Fiction kick.
I discovered the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon a little over a year ago and have since become completely obsessed with all things Scottish Highlander. I even researched my husband's ancestry just to find out what clan he belongs to and lo and behold, the Croxford's weren't even Scottish but the Mexican side of his family had a whole long lineage of Highlanders. Who'da thunk it?
Clan Hume, thank you very much.
No whiny Lowlanders for this family!
Oh but I digress.
Books, we were talking about books!
I've got another 5 months of waiting until the "Outlander" graphic novel "The Exile"comes out and in the meantime I need something else to fill the void.
(I have been known to read a Vampire book or 2- hey, don't hold it against me, and for those that haven't read a single word but hate all over it out of some sense of superiority- get over yourself. There are literary references in the Twilight series that I bet most of the haters wouldn't even understand.)
Again, I am off on a tangent, haha.
Anyhow, as I was saying, I need some books to fill the void so here are my current "To Read" books:
"Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenger (she wrote "The Time Traveler's Wife", which is an amazing book, so well written & gritty. Nothing at all like the movie which was just.....not good.)
"The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold (if you've read it, let me know if it's worth it and the same goes for seeing the movie)
"Rabit, Run" by John Updike (because who didn't love "The Witches of Eastwick"?)
Ok, those are mine, now do you have any recommendations for me? Wanna borrow a book or two?
I'd love to do a book swap!