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Diana Gabaldon's seventh book in the Outlander series is due out next Tuesday, Sept 22nd. The title is "An Echo in the Bone". I'm so looking forward to this. At least it isn't the last book in the series, she has said there will be one more. Here's her website: http://www.dianagabaldon.com/

I'm disappointed that so far she has no book signings in Texas. I've been re-reading "Breath of Snow and Ashes" in preparation.

I read on her blog that she is working on a graphic novel of the first book, Outlander. It's told from the point of view of a minor character. It sounds very interesting. I dare say that this will be the first graphic novel I'll read. Here's her blog: http://voyagesoftheartemis.blogspot.com/

shoechick's picture

(post #53075, reply #1 of 73)

I only just finished Voyager, so have 3 more to go through (own them already) before getting the new one.  I will be buying Dan Brown's new one tomorrow though..always good vacation reading.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #6 of 73)

The first two books are much better than the others, IMO, but I continue to read the series. ;-)

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #2 of 73)

I have it preordered. Yea! I love tomes, and she's funny as well as prolix. lol

TracyK's picture

(post #53075, reply #3 of 73)

The 7th book is on sale at Overstock.com for $16! Saw it earlier today. :)


"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #5 of 73)

Are the books on Overstock remainders or what, Tracy? I'm assuming they are not used.

TracyK's picture

(post #53075, reply #7 of 73)

I'm not sure... but they are brand new.


They wouldn't be remainders because remainders are technically what's left over if a book doesn't sell very well... and this one will almost certainly sell out its first printing and land at #1 on the NYT bestseller list (they learned that the hard way when the 4th one came out... I warned them it would sell out and be on the list, but they didn't believe me! I think I won lunch off that bet! :).



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #8 of 73)

No, the new Gabaldon is surely not a remainder. I read that she's a bit put out because the Dan Brown thing is being released the week before her new book, and he'll get most of the publicity. While he is wildly popular (not for me), her following is growing. Her books have sold a lot by word of mouth and that takes time, but they'll be around for a long time, too.

Good bet you made and it must have been gratifying to have won a lunch, or just to have won. ;-)

Jean's picture

(post #53075, reply #9 of 73)

I slogged my way through her first one b/c of so many raves. The situation/premise is mildly interesting (think Time Traveler's Wife) but from there on it's soft (or not so soft) porn. JMHO


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      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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Aberwacky's picture

(post #53075, reply #10 of 73)

We listened to the first book (over 40 hours unabridged!) and the sex does get to be a but much--especially when you're listening to it.  We had a running refrain when another "epidsode" would start up--MORE PLOT LESS SEX.  We're not prudes by any means, but sometimes it did seem to get in the way of the story line.


We've thought about getting the second book, but have to steel ourselves for it first, LOL.


Leigh


"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."
-Leo Tolstoy
"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Adele's picture

(post #53075, reply #11 of 73)

I don't even notice it.  LOL


I did pick up a new to me author, Lori Leigh.   Now she's got some scenes in there that made me blush! 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

TracyK's picture

(post #53075, reply #12 of 73)

Newbies. Heh.


They must not read many real romance novels. ;)



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Aberwacky's picture

(post #53075, reply #13 of 73)

I have to say that things are much more noticeable when it's an audiobook than when you're reading it in print.  Things get tedious much more quickly, LOL, and you can't "read" through a part more quickly to get back to the plot action.  Didn't realize how much I must do that when I read a book until we started listening to them and find myself wanting to fast-forward a bit.


As an example, we're listening to Angels and Demons at the moment.  I want to wring Dan Brown's neck when he goes off on some arcane point that has nothing to do with the storyline or has what's-his-face start rhapsodising about how attractive what's-her-face is.  There's anti-matter about to explode, for Pete's sake.  Get back to the story!


At times, it makes me long for non-fiction, LOL.


Leigh


"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."
-Leo Tolstoy
"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Aberwacky's picture

(post #53075, reply #14 of 73)

The other day I was trying to remember the names of some of the "hot" authors when I was a teenager.  We loved all the steamy parts, but I wonder if I'd find them so steamy as an adult?


Leigh


"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."
-Leo Tolstoy
"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Canuck's picture

(post #53075, reply #15 of 73)

Remember Flowers in the Attic and the others in that series?

dorcast's picture

(post #53075, reply #17 of 73)

I loved those books!
I wonder what I would think of them now.

Canuck's picture

(post #53075, reply #19 of 73)

Probably what we thought then: ew, doing it with a brother! LOL.

dorcast's picture

(post #53075, reply #20 of 73)

You are right.
The eew factor is timeless.

courgette's picture

(post #53075, reply #29 of 73)

Happy to report that I never had the pleasure.....


I do remember discovering a romance author when in high school that I loved and had almost all of her books. Pretty tame stuff now I think. Maybe her name was Emily Loring?? Funny I hadn't thought of those books in years. I bet they are still in the cupboard in my room at Dad's! He sure isn't getting rid of anything LOL!


Mo

Jean's picture

(post #53075, reply #31 of 73)

As  teenager, I think I read every Grace Livingston Hill title there was. Squeaky clean love storyies--every one. :)


Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
courgette's picture

(post #53075, reply #34 of 73)

Yes, I read those but I liked the others better. There was always a mystery too I think that made it more interesting. i'm pretty sure the name was Emily Loring. I suppose I should google her now that I;m thinking of her. hadn't in DECADES! Isn't it scary when one can say that?


Mo

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #18 of 73)

I liked the second, Dragonfly in Amber, better than the first. Lots of history, but there's sex, too, of course.

Your point about the sex scenes standing out more in the audio books, makes sense to me. When you're reading, you can pick and choose a bit, and I like that.

Forty hours is a lot to listen to -- you'd have to really like the book or go mad. ;-)

TracyK's picture

(post #53075, reply #21 of 73)

I'm no help -- I'm probably more guilty of skimming the other stuff to GET to the sex scenes. LOL.


I don't find them remotely pornographic. But then again I've read a lot of bodice-ripper type romance novels, and DG does NOT qualify. She's an outstanding fiction writer and I find her sex scenes quite elegant.



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #22 of 73)

I don't find them at all pornographic, myself, but was trying to consider Jean's view. The norm for porn, and that includes soft, has changed dramatically over the years. Norm for porn...that does sound stupid. ;-)

Syrah's picture

(post #53075, reply #24 of 73)

Not all of them Tracy, but you had me laughing out loud.
You are right though, it's perfect soak in the bath for hours and escape reading.

I might wait and see what others think of it first, I was quite disappointed in the last two.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #26 of 73)

I was disappointed in the last two, also, but upon rereading them, I revised my opinion. For just what reason, I cannot say.

I'd be hard pressed to take one of the hardcovers in the bath. The books are so large and heavy, I'd fear drowning. <g>

How are you feeling nowadays, Clair?

Syrah's picture

(post #53075, reply #28 of 73)


Oh I see, I get the paperbacks. ;-)

 

I am doing really well, feeling very good these days. I've passed the halfway mark, so we're getting more and more excited. I still only only get flutters and am waiting for a more distinguishable kick, so Simon can feel from the outside. My scan is coming up next week and I cannot wait! Thanks for asking.

 

I have bought some maternity swimmers and am hoping that I can get into swimming a bit.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #30 of 73)

Glad to hear that things are coming along nicely. The scan should be exciting for both you and Simon.

By swimmers, I'm assuming you're talking about what we'd call bathing suits. Language is interesting. I puzzled for a while over jumpers in English novels. Hope you do get some swimming in. Swimming when pregnant is fun -- one sort of pops up like a cork, and floating is a breeze.

Syrah's picture

(post #53075, reply #32 of 73)

:-) I'm a bit concerned at how much sweets appeal to me at present. Not the normal state of affairs, but my beloved is loving it.

Yes, bathers, but it's not a term that every gets used here. Swimming costume, cozzie, togs, swimmers, swimsuit but never bathers.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Marcia's picture

(post #53075, reply #33 of 73)

During my second pregnancy I developed something of an aversion to some vegetables, but I ate tons of fruit. It might not work for you but sweet, fresh fruit is worth a try.

I do love the names of your bathing costumes, and would enjoy seeing you and the baby swimming in your nice cozzie, or cozy maybe if that's the singular. I'm sure babies love swimming with their mommies.

Here the word togs is a somewhat outmoded term for an outfit, as in "put on your togs.", but it's been ages since I've heard that one. I do know that your sauce is what we call ketchup and I learned that from CT.

Syrah's picture

(post #53075, reply #35 of 73)

Lucky for me, I haven't got any real aversions. I am quite good about fruit as well, I mean sweets like vanilla milkshakes and baking. They cry out to me.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie