Monday, December 15, 2014
2015 Outlander Series Challenge Sign-Up
I was starting to think I wasn't even going to use the full allotment of 5 challenges I am allowing myself for 2015, but then Kay announced this AWESOME challenge! I am already in the midst of an Outlander re-read, but since she says it is OK to get ahead (and I probably couldn't realistically finish one of these chunksters per month unless I dropped all other books anyway), I'm just going to keep plugging away and use this challenge as a motivation to read all the way through by the end of September. A head-start will really help too for when things get crazy in the spring having a newborn and all. If by some bizarre miracle, I actually end up too far ahead of schedule, I will happily move onto the "bonus" books and get caught up on the Lord John spin-off series as well.
At the moment, I am a good way through Dragonfly in Amber (#2) and will likely be well into Voyager (#3) by the time this challenge officially begins. If you've been wanting to try this epic series, come join us! I can't recommend it highly enough. Even with the massive page counts, I have read the first 4 books at least twice before now -- they are just that good! After I finish up my re-reads through A Breath of Snow and Ashes (#6), I'll finally be able to read An Echo in the Bone (#7) and Written in My Own Heart's Blood (#8) for the first time which I'm super-exited about. As for Lord John, I've read all of them once before except for The Scottish Prisoner (the one all about Jamie!), so I'm looking forward to a re-read and catch-up on that series as well.
This leaves me with just one challenge left for 2015 and I have a very interesting one in mind -- check back for more info on that soon!