Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Results of Weekend Reads

On Thursday I posted a Weekend Reads video and told you all a few things I had started and hoped this weekend would be a read extravaganza since I had an extra day thrown in because of snow! What I didn't tell you is I also had a day off on Monday due to an electrical outage at work. Even more reading time! Because I do Friday reads videos every so often, I thought I would start telling you what I actually read over the weekend. Sometimes I'm very sucessful after a Friday Reads and sometimes not.

This weekend I think I did fairly well. I did not read broadly or finish anything, but I made quite a lot of progress in one book. In fact, I was a bit obsessed with Outlander this weekend. I could not put it down. Of course, some life stuff got in the way so I couldn't spend the entire weekend reading. I did read nearly 300 pages, which would've polished off any of the other books, and very sneakily started the TV show as well.

Overall, Outlander took up all my free time this weekend and I can't stop thinking about it. I really didn't believe people when  they gushed about this one, but I'm very quickly coming to the dark side.

What did you read this weekend? Any thoughts on Outlander? Am I going to need the sequel immediately?

If you are wondering, what is this Outlander book? Check out the description below although I'm sure you've heard stirrings about it since the internet has been obsessed for the past year or so. 

Outlander by Diana GabaldonThe year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.



  1. Outlander is simply one of my faves. But I don't know if I want to watch the TV show! Jamie doesn't look at all as I pictured in my head. :(

    1. I hate that! I've been using TV Jamie as a reference point since I've seen clips of the show already, but he does look a little different when I read the book.