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Subject: So I'm reading Outlander for the very first time......
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 1:27 PM ET
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After reading SO many reviews and references about how Outlander is THE best romance novel ever written....I decided I was going to have to read it for myself!!

I even got lucky that a library in my system had a copy and by the looks of it it's been around the block, which I take to be a good thing.

Just started it and I read fast but I wish I could super read I'm so excited to get to the good parts!!

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 1:31 PM ET
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That is one of my favorite books of all time, but I would hesitate to call it a romance novel.  It's more historical fiction with some L&R and a little bit of paranormal thrown in.  Whatever you call it, it is done very, very well.  Hope you enjoy it!

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 4:54 PM ET
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Ooh lucky you!  The author herself describes this not so much as a romance, but the story of a marriage.  I hope you enjoy it - I have them all on my keeper shelf!

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 2:07 AM ET
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If you are like me you'll be looking for the good parts in each book, which are far an few between.  I read the Outlander series up until the 4th or 5th book and then gave up.  It's very literal, every day, day to day not nice life.  And I'm not saying that's bad, I'm just saying it has to be something you are into.  You have to like Diana Gabaldon's story telling.  I didn't and was always searching for the 'good parts' which were few. 

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 8:28 AM ET
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I started reading it and got bored very quickly.  However, a friend told me to stay with it and begged me to keep going.  I'm so glad I did.  It gets amazing.

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 3:01 PM ET
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You know I was very hard on these books after the first reading. Really it took a second slow thorough reading to appreciate the books. I have always been facinated with day to day life of people in our past. I guess it is something you either like or you don't. Now I am caught up and can't believe we won't have more of the story for a couple more years.  She can write an amazing cliffhanger that is for sure.

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 4:32 PM ET
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I enjoyed it, but didn't think it was the best thing ever & all that.  And I never did get the desire to read the rest of the series, so take that for whatever it's worth.  I'd recommend reading Outlander, cuz I do generally think romance readers should at least give it a try, but don't think you're a mutant or anything if it doesn't curl your toes:P

Date Posted: 9/1/2010 3:08 PM ET
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So far, I'm really enjoying it!!  I love history so all the detail has been great.

Not to mention how happy I am to get immersed in a book longer than 230p. lol

Date Posted: 9/1/2010 5:18 PM ET
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I read half of it and gave up....I just didnt care and wondered why I read so much of it lol