Something Old Is New Again….

Obssessed with Outlander? Who me?! Maybe a wee bit, aye. ;D

Finished book 8 in what is record time for me, since I don’t have massive chunks of time to devote to reading. Every spare moment, though, and into the night, were spent wandering within it’s world. So satisfying. And the ending…. *sigh*. Perfect. The series could end right there, but there is a hunger left for a continuation, and the eager wait for book 9, likely to be released some 4 to 5 YEARS(ack!) from now! That is maddening! It is like not eating chocolate for 5 years! lol

So, after finishing the last, and having been completely absorbed in it….it being my refuge(because I can get so absolutely lost in it…like I transported) from all anxieties and stresses, and my sometimes sadness in the “real world”…. I pined for it. I picked up the new Stephen King book, Mr. Mercedes, which I had on hold. I am currently reading it now, but always with a longing for the pages of Outlander. Missing Claire, Jamie, Bree and Roger, and many others. Missing the feeling of “being there”, peeking into their lives….feeling what they feel, seeing what they see, absorbing their surroundings, tasting the hot buttered toast! 😛

So, a few days ago, I had a thought. I gazed at my other e-reader( I have the last two books in the series on my Kindle), which is home to books 1 through 7 of Outlander. The TV series premieres here in Canada on August 24…August 9 in the U.S.(LUCKY!). It is definitely something to look forward to, and more immersion….hopefully for years….into a visual world of Eighteenth Century Scotland, France, and America. More importantly tagging along after Jamie and Claire again. But I miss it NOW! And that wait is long too. Anyway…where was I….oh yeah…I drifted towards my Sony Reader. Opened Outlander Book One. Tasted a few pages. Loved it. It felt new again. Still page turner-ish. Now I am a quarter into it, alternating it with my other reads. It is like going somewhere comfortable, somewhere familiar. It is fresh again, but in a way that has a different flavour than the first time I read it. I KNOW what will happen to them….not just in 1743, but way up into the 1770s. But that knowledge doesn’t spoil it upon second read…it just makes it interesting in a whole new way….

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I Swooned….Then I Did a Super Giddy Happy Dance!

So, I already knew that Outlander was being made into a TV event on Starz. I was excited, but extremely bummed out too, because I didn’t think I could watch it, being in Canada.

Anyway…I was looking around at Pinterest today, pinning stuff to my Outlander(obsession lol) board, and stumbled across a link announcing that Showcase Canada had picked it up!!!!! Feeling light headed and giddy, ;P, I quickly checked to see if we are already subscribed, and yes! Woo HOO!!

I am a wee bit excited. hahaha!  

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I am a compulsive reader. Have been ever since I learned how to read. Always a book in hand…and usually more than one or two on the go at once.

I have recently discovered that I love Joe Hill! Having been apparently living in a cave for a few years, I had no idea he was Stephen King’s son, until….after reading a short story of which the two collaborated, and looking up info on the author I didn’t know of…I, lo and behold found out the truth. Having devoured all the short story collaborations with his Dad, I decided to purchase his first novel on my Kindle(love the instant book gratification that thing gives me!) which was “Heart Shaped Box”. Read it in 3 days! Three days of no sleep, and barely doing anything else! hahaha! On to more with NOS4A2, which was a hefty(not so on the Kindle though, ha!) 700 some pages, it was another reading marathon. I took it everywhere. I read it in nearly every spare moment I could find…in waiting rooms, in long line ups, until the wee hours. I could NOT put that thing down! Then Horns….same thing. For a good part of February, Joe owned my brain!

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Now, if you are not a fan of Stephen King, and not a fan of horror(yes, they do get a wee bit gruesome in parts), easily offended at some occasional colourful language, you probably won’t care for his stories. He is very much a chip off the old block. His imagination seems boundless, and his writing style and ability is amazing! Now, having read everything he ever put out, with the exception of his graphic novel series(need to buy the real thing for those…I do own one, however, but it is kind of annoying reading them on a Kindle), I am trying to wait patiently for his next novel…Hurry up, Joe! lol

In the meantime, Diana Gabaldon has me thoroughly entertained with book 6 of her Outlander series…also ALL on an e-reader, btw, because of their heft(my Sony…although I think I prefer my new Kindle for reasons I may go into in another post. lol). Those books, while also being hard to put down, are more like a wonderful, languid vacation. Highly readable, and full of vivid detail, they move along like the epics they are, and you find yourself lost in that world…completely immersed…and savouring every word. I must admit, that I don’t exactly speed through her books, and not because they are boring in any way….I just like to draw them out as long as possible! lol They are my go to books when I really need some relaxation, and to settle my mind. I always have a hard time putting into words exactly how they are for me, but it feels like returning home, in a way, when I visit them…comfortable, and so nice to curl up with on a comfy chair with a large mug of tea. Now being only on book 6, I still have book 7 and now, I found out, book 8 which is due out in June. YAY! All wonderfully, and epically long, like the others. Perfect news for my continuing Outlander addiction…. 🙂

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Anyhow… having rambled on for… ACK!… 531 words already… I think it’s time for lunch.

I better post this before I start on about food. 😛