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Posted by: CelticRose 05-Feb-2005, 08:25 PM
Good news I just heard! For those of you who have read the Outlander series and am anxiously awaiting the new book about Jaime and Claire, titled A Breath of Snow and Ashes, I understand it will be released September 27! Too bad we have to wait so long, but it will be worth the wait I am sure. Just had to share! smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 06-Feb-2005, 11:14 AM
I glad to here that there is a release date. I just hate it is so far away. Oh well good things come to those who wait. Thanks for the up date.

Posted by: CelticRose 06-Feb-2005, 12:52 PM
Well I should have mentioned that that was according to Amazon.com. It has not been mentioned on her official website yet, so the date could change..........hopefully to sooner. I heard that someone was going to the Fergus Highland games in August, which is in Canada, I believe. And they said it was announced on the Fergus Highland site that DG would be signing her new book there.

Posted by: Rindy1202 06-Feb-2005, 03:42 PM
OOOOO- guess that means I best hurry and get the other ones read. Now this John Grey is not the same series right? I wonder if the other book will be as thick.. I sure enjoyed the first one. Thanks to you Rose..

Slainte

Posted by: CelticRose 06-Feb-2005, 06:15 PM
I am so glad you enjoyed Outlander so much, Rindy! How is Dragonfly in Amber coming along? You will learn about Lord John Grey in the Outlander series. He is one of the characters in there. So Diana decided to write a book alone about him. So it is kind of a side book. I understand she has written two and working on a third about John Grey.

Posted by: gwenlee 07-Feb-2005, 08:03 AM
I went to DG's official site and didn't see a release date. I'm just glad the next book will be out soon.

rindy don't rush through the books because you might miss something. I would suggest getting the Outlandish Companion. My 14 year old has read that book and she is really bugging me to let her read the series. I was going to then I didn't. She has already formed her opions on the characters. Of course jamie is at the top of the list, and she thinks Brianna is in some ways an airhead. She said if she was Brianna she would love the idea that her mother had gone to the past and met Jamie. She said she wouldn't have been angry at her mother and she would have said I'm going back and I'm outta of here.

It funny of the girls in my family my youngest daughter, my sister and me love the idea of time travel and the imagined possibilities. Everyone else thinks we are crazy.

Have fun reading everyone. I gotta go!

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Feb-2005, 01:56 PM
Gwenlee, that is so neat about your daughter! Thanks for sharing.

I don't know if I ever mentioned this but I am part of the Arizona chapter of Ladies of Lallybroch. Herself (Diana Gabaldon) as she is often called for those who don't know, is supposed to be at our Highland Games the end of this month. We are still working on finding out for sure if she will indeed be there and if so, we are hoping she will go to lunch with us as she has done so in the past. Whether she can or cannot, we will at least be able to get books signed and ask Herself the real release date of her new book! But like I said, we are still working on finding out if she will be at the Highland games this year at all first. Will keep you all posted.

Posted by: Rindy1202 07-Feb-2005, 02:21 PM
Gwenlee, ok, don't worry I will pay attention to every detail. I am going to have to check out her website. Thanks for the info.

Hey there Rose, did you meet her before? I can't remember if you said you did or not. If so what is she like?

well this is a good day to read!

Slainte

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Feb-2005, 02:41 PM
Yes, Rindy! I have had the pleasure of meeting Diana before. She lives an hour from me so that helps. I met her last year at the Highland Games and she signed a couple of my books. She is a very attractive lady, very well dressed and as nice and approachable as can be. What caught my eye was her gold Celtic wedding band she was wearing. Really beautiful. Funny, I was wearing my silver Celtic cross that a friend of mine from Ireland gave to me and she kept looking at it! LOL
When she signs your books, she always personalizes them and puts some Gaelic saying in there too as an added touch.

I recently heard an interview given by her that was on the internet. I will see if I can find that link for here. I found out that all this time I was pronouncing her name wrong! LOL It is pronounced GALbaldon as in gal for girl.

Posted by: Rindy1202 07-Feb-2005, 04:54 PM
Celticrose,

I thought you had met her but I didn't know for sure. It is hard to say her name even if you know how. That it so neat you had her sign your books. She looks pretty in the back of the Outlander book. She is a very talented woman.

Slainte smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 08-Feb-2005, 08:33 AM
CelticRose do they have a chapter of the Ladies of Lallybroch in other places, such as the southeast? That sounds pretty interesting. I have to say reading her books was what got me interested in researching my own family. We know from oral history a lot of my family came to the colonies around 1750 after "the war" was the way some folk put it, and they had immigrated from Scotland. Anyway the books got me interested in that part of history and now I'm hooked. I've always been interested in history and she has done a great job of blending history with fiction. I've since read varies books and articles about history in Scotland and American Colonial history. I knew a lot of American history after 1800 but had not focused so much on history before 1800. I knew the basic history of pre-revolutionary war and post revolutionary war. And being the kind of person I am I just had to verify her historical accounts. I know for awhile after reading the Outlander series I found it hard to get into other books of fiction, because the characters didn't seem real.

With all of this said I'm hoping she will put out a schedule and come to Georgia sometime. You are so lucky to have met DG.

Posted by: CelticRose 08-Feb-2005, 04:35 PM
Hi Gwenlee! I don't know if they do or not. I am sure they do cause people on the Ladies of Lallybroch site write from all over the world! You can go into the site and ask though. here is the link to the site.

http://www.lallybroch.com/

I hear what you say, Gwen, in the fact that these books also got me to studying my ancestry and American history as well. I also became fascinated with Scottish history and culture and joined different sites to learn as much as I could. I am still weak on the American History, but learning as I am going along. I love history!

Have you read Sara Donati's books? The Into The Wilderness series? They are very similar to DG's books and is more into American history than Diana's books. You might want to read them as I keep hearing just how wonderful they are. The books are:

1. Into The Wilderness
2. Dawn on the Distant Shore
3. Lake in the Clouds
4. Fire Along the Sky.


For more Scottish history and an author who is pretty accurate and a good read are books by Barbara Erskine.

Marsha Canham does a lot with the story of Culloden.

BTW, I heard today that Diana is not quite finished with ABOSA yet. Someone from CompuServe posted the Amazon.com release date and Diana came on and said that the release date sounded about right as she still had some "holes" to fill in and some other writing to do in the book first and all that should be done in time for the release date.

Youl live in GA? I lived there for 14 years in the Mableton area. All my family are from there and my ancestry starts in NC and then all relocated to GA.

Posted by: CelticRose 08-Feb-2005, 04:40 PM
Oh, here is the audio interview I told you about with Diana Gabaldon. Enjoy!

http://www.eyeonbooks.com/ibp.php?ISBN=0385337477

Posted by: gwenlee 09-Feb-2005, 07:13 AM
Hi celticrose Thanks for the info. I'll check them out this weekend when I'm off.

I haven't read Sara donati's books, but I will. Like I said I like a good historicl novel.

BTW I know where Mabelton is. I live in the Rome GA area in the NorthWest GA mountains on 5 acres. I love this area it is rich with history, ie Civil War, and Native American.

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Feb-2005, 02:10 PM
Gwenlee! I know exactly where Rome, GA is. Been there many times. I used to be on the powwow circuit traveling with the Native American people showing my artwork at various Native American festivals and powwows. I think I did a powwow there once, even. It is beautiful country and I miss my family and friends from there. Haven't been back since I moved here to Arizona about 6 years ago. You'll like Sara Donati's books then. There is a bit of Scottish history as well as Native American culture in there too. There is even mention of wee Ian from the Outlander series in there. I have not read the books myself.......yet.........but I have them ready to read after I finish with the current set I am reading.

Posted by: Arianrhod 09-Feb-2005, 03:47 PM
*waves to her book loving friends*

Rose HUGS..
I have to catch up on my DB , I still have not read the Firey Cross,,
so the newest is coming Sept 05?
I am glad to hear it,, and glad to be back after way too long of a break..


Good to see everyone !

In Service to the Dream,
Paula

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Feb-2005, 04:07 PM
Paula! OMG! Where have you been?! I have missed you so much! It is so great to see you! I hope you have been well. Welcome back! HUGS!

I finally finished the Fiery Cross last month! LOL so now I am ready for ABOSA to come out sometime in September or sooner!

Posted by: Arianrhod 10-Feb-2005, 06:36 AM
Hi!
Life can come at you fast sometimes,,
and I had a few things that needed my complete attetion..
It is nice to be back posting here, and seeing all my old friends..

I am well , Fanny is absolutley a nutball of a dog..

How are you Rose , and everyone else ?

In Service to the Dream,
Paula

Posted by: Arianrhod 10-Feb-2005, 06:37 AM
Ooo I missed you as well,,
Hugs smile.gif

In Service to the Dream,
Paula

Posted by: gwenlee 10-Feb-2005, 08:15 AM
Hey CelticRose
I've been to the pow-wows in Rome. They still have them there. I use to go to a lot of pow-wows but after having my 4th child and going back to school, I stopped going to them. I've recently started attending one here and there but not like I use to. I've been more involved with Scottish country Dancing and the
Clan Donnachidh society. So my plate is full. The country here is so beautiful. My family is actually from Blueridge, and ellijay. I was an army brat and didn't come to GA to live until my dad retired. We lived in Alaska and Germany for awhile. I mainly grew up in Alaska. Since coming back from Germany in the mid 70's I've lived here in GA and for a while in Virginia. Enough of me I'm going to go and get one of Sara's Donati's book tonight after SCD class.

Happy reading everyone

Posted by: CelticRose 10-Feb-2005, 02:17 PM
Gwen! You lived in Alaska? Which do you like better, GA or Alaska? I always heard Alaska was breathtaking! You have been to the powwows too? They have good ones t here in GA.

Let me know if you get Sara Donati's books. They are kind of big, but anxious to hear how you like her writing and the story.

Posted by: CelticRose 10-Feb-2005, 02:20 PM
QUOTE (Arianrhod @ 10-Feb-2005, 07:36 AM)
Hi!
Life can come at you fast sometimes,,
and I had a few things that needed my complete attetion..
It is nice to be back posting here, and seeing all my old friends..

I am well , Fanny is absolutley a nutball of a dog..

How are you Rose , and everyone else ?

In Service to the Dream,
Paula

Paula! So great to hear from you and have you back. Glad to hear that Fanny is doing so well. I am sorry to say that I lost my Teddy Bear dog this last year to congestive heart failure. It was pretty traumatic, but we quickly got a new Sheltie ........a girl this time by the name of Irish. She is a hoot and a real nutball too! She is loads of fun and gets along great with Niki. She is a beauty too! Look in the animal section and you will see pics of her. wink.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 11-Feb-2005, 06:29 AM
CelticRose--A far as beauty nothing compares to Alaska. I would live there if I could but I married a good ol southern boy and there is no way he would move to Alaska. So I told him we would have to move from the flatlands of GA to the Highlands of GA he agreed and here we are. The north GA mountains is a nice alternative to Alaska.

Posted by: CelticRose 11-Feb-2005, 05:15 PM
Quite understandable, Gwenlee! We are hoping to take a cruise to Alaska in the next year or two.

Posted by: Arianrhod 11-Feb-2005, 06:18 PM
Oh Rose, My heart griefs with yours at the loss of Teddy..
He was a very special wee soul..
I am sorry ..

But , you know , that I know how it is..
I hope Irish is a balm to your soul,
and a joy to your heart heart.gif

*runs off to see pix of her*
I still can NOT seem to post pics,,
*cries*
Gonna really cry when my new garden beds are done..
and I can not share them

In Service to the Dream,
Paula


Posted by: CelticRose 12-Feb-2005, 05:20 PM
Thanks Paula! Irish is a special one to us now! She has made the loss of Teddy Bear a lot easier for us. She is wilder than a billie goat and smarter than a whip! She is one very cool dog!

Maybe you need to resize your photos in your computer as maybe they are too large to upload on here. I use this site a lot http://www.resize2mail.com/ and size my pics to either 4x6 or 5x7. so far that has worked every time for loading pics on here. If not, load them to Photobucket and use the link to post here.

Posted by: gwenlee 12-Feb-2005, 08:21 PM
CelticRose I just wanted to let you know I got the book Into the Wilderness. I haven't started it yet but I will let you know how I like it

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Feb-2005, 08:51 PM
Oh Gwen! I am really anxious to hear how you like it! smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 14-Feb-2005, 05:47 PM
Anxious to hear how Rindy is enjoying Dragonfly in Amber.

Curious how all of you got interested in Diana Gabaldon's books. How many times you have read the Outlander series.

I love her style of writing as she has a way of making you feel you are right there and then there are the times where I am either laughing or crying. What do you all think?

Posted by: Rindy1202 15-Feb-2005, 06:47 PM
Hey there Rose,

I haven't really had a chance to read anymore since I last wrote. I think the book is really good so far. I will keep you posted. How did I get into Diana, do believe it was you. I gave the Outland for my Tai Chi teacher to read. I will be curious to see if she likes it. What book did you like the best Rose?

Slainte book.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 16-Feb-2005, 01:41 PM
Hi Rindy! Hope your Tai chi teacher likes it. A friend of mine told me that all her DG books were sitting on her coffee table and her father-in-law saw them and he being an avid reader himself started skimming through her books and asked if he could borrow them afterwards as he felt DG was a really good writer. I told her that I know a lot of men who have read her books!

Anyway, I have to say that both Outlander and Voyager were my very favorites out of the whole series. I am anxious to discuss the books with you and anybody else who wants to discuss their favorite books in the series as well as their favorite scenes in them. I can't wait till ABOSA (the next book in the series) comes out in September. But then this is giving me a chance to read other books in my private library that I keep buying! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: gaberlunzie 16-Feb-2005, 06:10 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 12-Feb-2005, 09:21 PM)
CelticRose I just wanted to let you know I got the book Into the Wilderness. I haven't started it yet but I will let you know how I like it

gwenlee, have you started on "Into the Wilderness" in the meantime? I'm rereading the series at the moment and am half the way through it. Personally I love it and I love Sara Donati's way of writing. But other than often said I do not think her style is very similar to Gabaldon's style or way of writing. To my mind she has a very own and unique style.
However I dearly love the series and just got the 4th book of it "Fire along the Sky". Enjoy your reading! smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 16-Feb-2005, 06:23 PM
I was introduced to Diana Gabaldon by a co-worker. I was talking about time travel and she said have I got a book for you. She told me a little about what the book was about and was going to bring me a copy. She kept forgetting so I went to Barnes and Nobles. I couldn't find the book at first so I asked the clerk if they had the book and she took me to it. The clerk had read the series and so excited talking about it. It took me about 8 weeks to read all the book. I took extra time with the Fiery Cross and at the end I felt like I was saying good by to friends. I have since bought the book in hard cover. I really enjoy Diana Gabaldons style of writing in fact it was hard for me to read other romance novel because as a whole the characters in other books seemed shallow and the books had no substance.

I have started the book Into the Wilderness by Sara donati and I like it so far. Actually it is very good. That is one of my favorite times in American history.

Posted by: Hugo 17-Feb-2005, 12:43 PM
I want to read it by my mom keeps forgetting to give it to me. I did read bits and pieces and I like what I've read but it doesn't take much for me to like a book

Posted by: CelticRose 17-Feb-2005, 03:23 PM
Gwenlee! You are liking Into the Wilderness? Good to hear. I think I will read that series next. I think I need a break from Highlanders for awhile! LOL


Thanks for sharing how you got into the DG books. I find her writing style to be very unique in the way she makes you feel like you are there. How she goes into such detail and leaves you either laughing or crying during certain scenes. I am trying to get each book in hardback now and hopefully get her to sign them all for me.

Hi Gabby! Have you read The Immortal Highlander yet? The lead girl in there goes by the name of Gabby! I thought of you. I still have to get Fire Along the Sky. I will do that soon.


Posted by: CelticRose 17-Feb-2005, 03:27 PM
Forgot to mention, Gwenlee. Ian, Claire and Jamie are mentioned in the book Into the Wilderness!

Posted by: gaberlunzie 17-Feb-2005, 04:03 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 17-Feb-2005, 04:23 PM)
Hi Gabby! Have you read The Immortal Highlander yet? The lead girl in there goes by the name of Gabby! I thought of you. I still have to get Fire Along the Sky. I will do that soon.

Her name is Gabby? I will enjoy the reading the more then...if the book will come out here finally. Yes, it's a very sad truth that we STILL can't order it here and STILL have to wait for the book to be published here... sad.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 18-Feb-2005, 11:37 AM
HI CelticRose. I am in chapter 27 of Into the Wilderness. Jamie, Clare, and Ian were mentioned in chapter 25. I really like the book so far.

Hey Gabby I hope you get to order The Immortal Highlander soon. I think that was my favorite of that series.

Posted by: CelticRose 18-Feb-2005, 06:43 PM
Oh wow! Gabby! You still don't have that book? I wonder when it is going to be published there? That book has been out almost a year now! I am really enjoying The Immortal Highlander. It has a really good story about Adam Black in there. Maybe you can order it on her website? http://www.karenmoning.com/ Just a thought. It is still in hardback here.

Gwenlee! I am glad you are enjoying Into The Wilderness. I hear it is a really good book and the others in the series to follow.

I am going to the Highland games next weekend and I got word today that Diana Gabaldon will be there too, so I plan to take some of my hard backs and get them signed by her. Yippee!

Posted by: gwenlee 18-Feb-2005, 08:19 PM
CelticRose you are so lucky to be meeting DG. I am hoping she makes it to GA sometime. The Highland Games, and Scottish Country Dancing Demos will be starting soon here in the southeast. unfortunately when these start I won't get much reading done. So I'm hoping to get in some reading before April when the games begin.

Posted by: CelticRose 19-Feb-2005, 01:07 PM
Gwenlee, do you go to the Stone Mountain Highland games. I have a friend there who has been to that one a few times. She says it is really good. Do you dance at all at them?

I finished "The Immortal Highlander" last night and it was sooooooooo good. I think it is the best of the series! I really enjoyed the story a lot. Now can't wait for her new book! LOL

I got out my Into the Wilderness book and going to start on that tonight. wow! It is a big book! After reading DG's books, it has been nice to do some quick reads for awhile.

Posted by: gwenlee 20-Feb-2005, 06:11 AM
CelticRose I do go to the Stone Mountain Games. It is a nice game. It is held in the fall which is nice because GA can be so hot. This past year we had to turn on the heat in the camper because the temp. got down to the 30's at night. During the day the temp. was nice in the mid 60's. My son who is so hot natured said contrary to popular belief one freezes their buns off in a kilt. all of us had a good laugh, and we ladies said we know this very well. He was so thankful for his wool socks, at first he didn't want to wear them because he was so sure it was going to be too hot. And yes I do dance at the games. I started dancing last year with my youngest daughter she was 13 at the time and she was the one who got me started. It is a lot of fun. We have a social almost every month and through out the year we have workshops and demos.

If your friend comes to the games this year tell her to stop by Clan Donnachaidh's tent and say hello. And if she would like to go to a nice one in the North GA mountains. Blairsville, GA is having a game June 11th. This is their second one and last years was so nice. I'll be there too (dancing and at the tent).

I hope you are enjoying Into The Wilderness. I am really liking it. Someone I know has read all the series and she said she liked the second book even better. I read the Immortal Highlander and that was my favorite of the series. I like Adam Black and this was his story. Let me know how you like it.

Of yeah if you remember would you ask Diana Gabaldon if she is planning a book tour when her new book comes out? The last time I looked on her site nothing was posted.

Posted by: CelticRose 20-Feb-2005, 08:20 PM
Hey Gwenlee! I will tell my friend from GA about the games in Blairsville. She is on this site btw. She goes by the name of Siobhan Blues. I know she has been to the Stone Mountain games. When I lived in GA, I had never been to any of the Highland games. I was too busy going to Native American powwows instead! That is really fascinating about your Highland dancing. Gee, I often wondered if those kilts itched at all, being they are made of wool, right? I am allergic to it I think........if there is such a thing. Must be a lot of fun. I would love to do that, but with my back I couldn't. sad.gif Love to watch the Highland dancing though.

I loved The Immortal Highlander and finished it a few nights ago at 2:30 am! LOL It was my very favorite of the whole series.

I am enjoying so far, Into the Wilderness. I just started it last night. Kind of reminds me of a Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Joe Lando thing. LOL I have all the other books in the series too, except for the last one. I still need to get it.

It is supposed to rain here in Arizona next weekend.........sheesh! It never rains in this state until the past few weeks and hopefully it will not during the Highland games next weekend. I will most certainly ask DG about her book tour, but I am most certain she will be doing one as she always has with every book from what I understand. She hasn't posted anything on her website lately because she is busy with the final details of the ABOSA book from what I am told.

Chat with ye later! wink.gif


Posted by: gwenlee 21-Feb-2005, 06:51 AM
Hey Celticrose I too was involved for years with Native American cultural events. For a while I was involved with the Cherokee Indians of GA in educational events and dancing. I've gotten interested in Celtic culture and events in the last few year. I've learned a lot. It was surprising to me that so much of the North GA Mountain Culture is so rooted in Celtic culture ( such as dance and music).

I don't know how bad your back is but we have a lot of people with orthopedic and back problem you name it and someone in the group probably has it. Those with a problem walk in time to the music. As a whole we don't do the high steps of Highland Dance. Next time you go to a game or celtic event check and see if they have Scottish Country Dancing. Usually they have audience participation dances.

My mom itches a lot with wool unless its lined and you can find lined kilts.

I would definitely like to meet Siobhan Blues. My oldest daughters middle name is Siobhan.

I hope it doesn't rain next week end. Lord knows we need rain but I always thought why can't it rain during the week.

You know I think you are right about Into the Wilderness being like Dr. Quinn--Loved that TV series.

Posted by: CelticRose 21-Feb-2005, 02:21 PM
Funny, Gwen, how we were both involved in the same things........Native American and now Celtic. I find there are a lot of similarities, don't you? There are a lot of things I miss about GA, mostly my friend Siobhan Blues. She has read the Gabaldon series too. I emailed her and directed her to this thread to hopefully join us in the chat! She goes to the Stone Mountain Games. She is an artist and was my colored pencil instructor for years when I lived in Mableton.

I was reading ITW last night and I am in Chapter 6, but I left at a good part where Nathaniel told Elizabeth he was building her school house and would become her friend .............as a start! Ooh! The boy wants that girl! I love it!

I had to laugh cause my youngest sister who never would be caught dead reading a "romance novel" and reads only Sidney Sheldon and Nicholas Sparks books heard so much about the Highlander series books by KMM from me, she went out yesterday and bought them all! She called me and said well here I with all these books and don't know which one to start out with. I cracked up. I thought it to be so funny she would do this. I have been trying to get her to ready Gabaldon's books, but she would never get into it. maybe the Highlander series will be a good prep for her. biggrin.gif

Thanks for the tips on the Highland dancing. I live an hour from anything around here, so it really wouldn't be convenient even if I did try. But I think it would be lots of fun. Being on my feet too long and any jarring would really be painful for my back anyway, but thanks!

chat with you later! smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 22-Feb-2005, 08:01 AM
Hi CelticRose I'm in chapter chapter 32 of Into the Wilderness. A friend of mine at work has laid claims to the book when I'm done. Most of us at work are avid readers and we enjoy passing a good book around. One of my friends said that I don't read a book, I inhale it.

It is so neat that you and Siobhan blue are artist. I wish I had that talent, but the good lord chose to grace me with a decent singing voice and a very out going personality. My mom says I never meet a stranger. It is neat we have the same interest. Like the Pow Wows the Celtic festival are becoming very plentiful and some of the events clash so it is hard to go to all these events so I pick and choose.

I'm sorry you have a bad back I know from other it can be quite uncomfortable but do try to watch SCD at the festivals or games, so many of the dances have a story to tell much like the Native American dances do.

Bye the way Rindy how are you coming along in your reading?

Gabby did you get The Immortal Highlander?

Posted by: gaberlunzie 22-Feb-2005, 12:39 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 22-Feb-2005, 09:01 AM)


Gabby did you get The Immortal Highlander?

sad.gif Still NOT, gwenlee; I have the other books of the series in German translation and so I'm waiting for the "Immortal Highlander" in German also...but it's still not published but can be preordered already. Well, I think it won't take long now until...I'm sooo looking forward to it! biggrin.gif


Posted by: Siobhan Blues 22-Feb-2005, 01:48 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 20-Feb-2005, 07:11 AM)
CelticRose I do go to the Stone Mountain Games. It is a nice game. It is held in the fall which is nice because GA can be so hot. ...

If your friend comes to the games this year tell her to stop by Clan Donnachaidh's tent and say hello. And if she would like to go to a nice one in the North GA mountains. Blairsville, GA is having a game June 11th. This is their second one and last years was so nice. I'll be there too (dancing and at the tent).

Hey, I've been to the Stone Mountain Highland Games a couple of times over the past 5 or 6 years - never been to the Blairsville games, though, might oughta check that one out. I don't know if my husband will take me back to any Games though because I get so happy at the sight of allllll those kilts... wink.gif

And dig this - my husband is of the Donnachaidh clan!! He is a Reid; it is his mother's maiden name. We spent a lot of time at that tent the first time we went to the games & he was so pleased to find out he has a real Scotland connection!

Siobhan Blues

Posted by: gwenlee 22-Feb-2005, 03:35 PM
Siobhan Blue:My husband has no Scottish connection that he knows of but he will go to the games with me. He teases me about wanting to see all the guys in kilts too. Thats neat that your husband is a Reid. You should consider joining us. But please stop by next time you are at a game. This will be the second annual Blairsville Game. It is held in a beautiful area and it is so nice. Of course I'm partial to that area of the state. My parent are from there.

Hey Gabby good things come to those who wait and the book is worth the wait. I think it is the best one of the series. So you are from Germany? I lived there as a teen. My father was stationed at Mannheim.

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Feb-2005, 03:38 PM
Hi SB! Good to see ya here! There is also the Culloden, GA games too. Did you know about that one? I hear it is really good too.

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Feb-2005, 03:41 PM
QUOTE (gaberlunzie @ 22-Feb-2005, 01:39 PM)
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 22-Feb-2005, 09:01 AM)


Gabby did you get The Immortal  Highlander?

sad.gif Still NOT, gwenlee; I have the other books of the series in German translation and so I'm waiting for the "Immortal Highlander" in German also...but it's still not published but can be preordered already. Well, I think it won't take long now until...I'm sooo looking forward to it! biggrin.gif

Oh Gabby! I didn't realize that you were waiting for it in German version. You always do English so well, I just assumed you read all your books in English too. sorry! Well you will enjoy it muchly when you do finally get it. It was my favorite in the series too.

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Feb-2005, 03:54 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 22-Feb-2005, 09:01 AM)
It is so neat that you and Siobhan blue are artist. I wish I had that talent, but the good lord chose to grace me with a decent singing voice and a very out going personality. My mom says I never meet a stranger. It is neat we have the same interest. Like the Pow Wows the Celtic festival are becoming very plentiful and some of the events clash so it is hard to go to all these events so I pick and choose.

I'm sorry you have a bad back I know from other it can be quite uncomfortable but do try to watch SCD at the festivals or games, so many of the dances have a story to tell much like the Native American dances do.

Hi gwenlee! I am so happy you and Siobhan got to meet and hopefully you will meet at the booth one day at a Highland game!

I am really enjoying Into the Wilderness a lot! I am only on chapter 10..........sheesh I wish the author had not made the chapters in Roman numerals! Anyway, I heard today that there will be five books altogether in that series! So there is another one coming out soon. This is the order in which they go, btw.

1. Into the Wilderness
2. Dawn on the Distant Shore
3. Lake in the Clouds
4. Fire Along the Sky

It takes me awhile to get through a book, but I eventually get through them. LOL The more I read ITW, I realize that there are no similarities in Diana's and Sara's writing style though. I had always heard there was and at first I thought there might be, but further into the book I realize there really isn't.

I think it is great you can sing! The Lord didn't bless me in that area at all! LOL I agree with you in that the Native American dances all have a story to tell. I didn't realize though that the Highland dancing does too. I do always try to watch the dancing when I am at a game. I try to taste a wee bit of Scottish food too!

Do you wear any Celtic jewelry? I have tons of it and love it all! When I go to the games this weekend, I will probably buying me some more. I am also going to buy a hard back of the Outlander book and get Diana to sign it for me. I hope to eventually have all my hardback books of hers signed! How silly, eh?

yeah, wondering where Rindy is at in the Outlander series by now too!


Posted by: gwenlee 22-Feb-2005, 04:21 PM
I agree with you celticrose, the styles are different. The one thing that is alike is the length of the book. But I like the book. I didn't go into it looking for another Outlander series ( as if there could be another)

I do wear celtic jewelry. In fact I've ordered a ring from kelticnation. Can't wait to see it. I also have a fair amount of Native American earrings. A friend of my dads is Native American and when his daughter passed away he gave me a bunch of earings that she had made. I thought at an up coming event in Tunnel Hill GA I will mix my Native American jewelry with my kilt and celtic jewelry. I don't get a chance to wear jewelry often because I'm a high risk pregnancy nurse/labor and delivery and I'm in gloves a lot.

I have 3 of the Outlander series in hard back and I'm working on getting the others in hard back.

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Feb-2005, 04:38 PM
You got a piece of jewelry from kelticnation?! Oh wow! I bet you will love that. One day I would like to order from him too. I really like his work.

I have tons of Native American jewelry from my powwow days and living here in AZ, everybody wears it too. Funny, I never thought of mixing the two. That would be cool. We just had a powwow here in town last weekend. I didn't go as it was raining and when I go I like to photograph and I didn't want to get my camera wet. I want to buy another pair of drop tourquoise earrings though.

Your job sounds very interesting and rewarding. What hospital do you work at?

I worked at both West Paces Ferry Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta for several years. Then went to work at the Atlanta Allergy clinic for 9 years. I was a medical transcriptionist for 20 years. Always worked in the medical field my whole working life of about 30 years doing something. We have a lot in common. smile.gif

You have 3 of the Outlander books in hardback? I only have two. TFC and the Outlandish Companion.

Posted by: gaberlunzie 22-Feb-2005, 04:53 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 22-Feb-2005, 04:35 PM)


Hey Gabby good things come to those who wait and the book is worth the wait. I think it is the best one of the series. So you are from Germany? I lived there as a teen. My father was stationed at Mannheim.

Even better than the "Dark Highlander"? Well, in this case I will try to be patient...
Yes, I'm from Germany, living in a small town situated in the middle between Frankfurt and Koeln (Cologne).
Mannheim isn't too far from here; I know it quite well as I have friends there. So you have seen a bit of my home country. That's great!

Posted by: gaberlunzie 22-Feb-2005, 04:59 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 22-Feb-2005, 04:41 PM)
QUOTE (gaberlunzie @ 22-Feb-2005, 01:39 PM)
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 22-Feb-2005, 09:01 AM)


Gabby did you get The Immortal  Highlander?

sad.gif Still NOT, gwenlee; I have the other books of the series in German translation and so I'm waiting for the "Immortal Highlander" in German also...but it's still not published but can be preordered already. Well, I think it won't take long now until...I'm sooo looking forward to it! biggrin.gif

Oh Gabby! I didn't realize that you were waiting for it in German version. You always do English so well, I just assumed you read all your books in English too. sorry! Well you will enjoy it muchly when you do finally get it. It was my favorite in the series too.

Rose, actually I read many books in English; even buy my favorite ones I had read in German before in English also to read the originals. You know, they always lose a bit in translation. It's been years ago that I bought my first book of Moning's series, so I kept buying them in German later. This is why I now have to learn to be patient...which is not my strongest point... tongue.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 23-Feb-2005, 06:36 AM
CelticRose I didn't count Outlandish companion, I have that one too. So that is four books I have in hard back

I work at Kennestone Hospital. West paces is closed now, and Crawford Long keeps on growing. I do enjoy my work. Its very fulfilling. You are right we do have a lot in common biggrin.gif


Hello Gabby I know where Frankfurt and Cologne is. I enjoyed my stay in Germany. I got to see and do a lot of things there plus we visited some of the countries around Germany.

Posted by: CelticRose 23-Feb-2005, 02:17 PM
Now I understand better, Gabby. I didn't realize you read a lot of your books in German. Well like Gwenlee says, it will be worth the wait. What are you reading now?


gwenlee! West Paces Ferry shut down? Wow! That is sad news. Crawford Long is still growing, eh? I worked in pathology when I worked there. I remember Kennestone Hospital very well. My internal med doctor, Thomas Caras, was close to there. He was a wonderful doctor. I wonder if he is still in practice, do you know? Did you know Dr. Christmas, OBGYN? I went to church with him and then his son committed suicide and he left the practice. I wonder what he is up to these days? He was the nicest guy and it was so sad what happened to him and his family. They took it very hard, understandably. We went to Dr. Charles Stanley's church when we lived in Atlanta. We still watch him on TV every weekend. Where do you go?

My Outlandish Companion is signed by Diana. I am going to take TFC this weekend and buy the hardback Outlander to have her sign both of them.

I got to the place in Into The Wilderness where Nathaniel and Elizabeth are planning to wed and elope! wow! How wonderful! But first she has to court that Dr. Todd. She is a very smart gal and witty too! I just love both she and Nathaniel! smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 23-Feb-2005, 03:16 PM
CelticRose--I never met Dr Christmas but I had heard about him. I go to Congregation Beth Hallel in Roswell, GA a messianic congregation (Jewish and non-Jewish believers--Christian). I know who Dr Charles Stanley is and I enjoy listening to him on the radio.


I'm in chapter 33. I haven't been able to read much I had to work the past 2 nights, and I helped put out a news letter for Clan Donnachaidh, plus I have a Scottish Country Dancing event to plan for. I need to make myself a plain color skirt for the event, can't wear the kilt that night, only the guys. We ladies are to wear a skirt, white blouse and our sashes. Oh well--after tonight I'm off for 5 days maybe I'll get some of the things I want done, done.

I saw on the news you may get some rain this weekend--I hope you don't get any. Let us know how the event goes.

Posted by: CelticRose 23-Feb-2005, 05:56 PM
Oh, I remember now that you went to a Messianic church. A friend of mine in L.A. goes to one too. I love the Messianic music!

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you in preparing for your dancing event. Will your sash be your clan tartan then?

Yeah, of course! It never rains in Arizona and lately we have been inundated with it. I am hoping this weekend it will stop long enough for me to enjoy the games. Figures it would have to rain. Oh well, will make me feel like I am in Scotland, eh?

Posted by: Siobhan Blues 24-Feb-2005, 12:33 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 22-Feb-2005, 04:35 PM)
Thats neat that your husband is a Reid. You should consider joining us. But please stop by next time you are at a game. This will be the second annual Blairsville Game. It is held in a beautiful area and it is so nice. Of course I'm partial to that area of the state. My parent are from there.

I've never been to Blairsville but once had an acquaintance that lived there; Dennis and Stanna Pruitt, her son Jordan was my sons best friend in middle school... but I think they divorced, not sure what happened to them then. Jordan came by our home one day unexpectedly as he was heading to Florida to start college, and we haven't seen him since.

You know, actually I think my husband and I joined the Donnachaidh clan group for several years but we let the membership lapse eventually. They had the nicest newsletters. I know we did get some information about the clan, and on another discussion board I met a sweet woman who sent me photos of the kirk at Struan where the clan is based; she went to a wedding there and knowing of my connection to the clan took some wonderful photos just for us! If I can track down the photos I'll post them here.

Small world, isn't it, that you and I have the Donnachaid connection! Cool.

SB

Posted by: gwenlee 24-Feb-2005, 04:44 PM
CelticRose my sash is in my tartan I use Robertson Red. My daughters sash is the Robertson Hunting. She is such a tomboy.

I'm on chapter 40 of Into the Wilderness. All I can say is Elizabeth is some kind of a woman. She is strong but believable.

Siobhanblue it is a small world. I hope to meet you soon. Maybe have a Starbucks together.

Posted by: CelticRose 24-Feb-2005, 05:54 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 24-Feb-2005, 05:44 PM)
CelticRose my sash is in my tartan I use Robertson Red. My daughters sash is the Robertson Hunting. She is such a tomboy.

I'm on chapter 40 of Into the Wilderness. All I can say is Elizabeth is some kind of a woman. She is strong but believable.

Siobhanblue it is a small world. I hope to meet you soon. Maybe have a Starbucks together.

gwenlee! I have no idea what chapter I am in now as I can't read the Roman numerals anymore. LOL I think I am in chapter 20. I am where Elizabeth and Nathaniel are on their way to Albany, but stopped at the Schulyers and maybe getting married there. That Nathaniel is quite a guy, eh? Another Jamie! Sigh....

That would be wonderful if you and SB could meet! How exciting!

Gwen, I noticed another common thing among us.........you are an Alder too, like me! That means you and I both have birthdays coming up!

Rosemary

Posted by: gwenlee 25-Feb-2005, 06:40 AM
Hi CelticRose.--It is funny that we have so much in common. Both of us have been married for over 20 years too. I showed your picture to my husband and he thought you looked like you belonged to my family. As soon as he has time to, my husband will help me down load my picture in my profile. I am not very good with the computer. We just up-graded our direcway service and we are having some problems now with the computed.

Nathaniel is another Jamie but in a different way. There is a character coming up that made me think of Jamie. When you get to that part let me know what you think. I'm not giving his name I want to see if you agree.

I was wondering where is Rindy? I haven't seen her in this site for awhile. I hope she is enjoying Dragonfly in Amber. I enjoyed that book after I got over the disappointment of Clare being in the future and Bree being grown.

Posted by: Rindy1202 25-Feb-2005, 06:30 PM
Hi gwenlee,

I am really enjoying the DIA, I haven't had a lot of time to read lately. I have been busy on another forum. Thank you for asking about me. Hope life has been treating you well. I will try to stop by more often..

Slainte smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 25-Feb-2005, 08:27 PM
Hi Rindy
I'm glad you are enjoying DIA. I broke out in shingles yesterday and right now I can't concentrate on reading much. I hope you are doing well.

Posted by: Rindy1202 25-Feb-2005, 08:58 PM
Oh you poor thing!!! My Dad had them really bad a couple of years ago and I will say I wouldn't wish those on my worst enimies. Have you had them before? Nasty.. You take care of yourself and keep me posted on how your doing...

Slainte smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 26-Feb-2005, 08:29 AM
Hi Rindy
I've never had them before. I've been put on a bunch of medication. I try not to take any strong medication but yesterday I waited too long between my motrin dose and I had to take the stronger stuff. I have a lot of people praying for me and I do believe in the power of prayer.

How far are you in DIA? I connected with Claire with her pregnancy. I was like her with the nausea and vomiting everything made me so sick and when Jamie made the comment to her in the garden about it I remember my own husband making a similar comment. I won't say any more because I don't know where you are at in the book and I don't want to spoil it for you. Have a good weekend.

Posted by: Rindy1202 26-Feb-2005, 12:58 PM
Hi Gwen,

I am sorry your have those. I am only on the 2nd chapter.. Sooo SSSHHHH...
I always read this thread one eye shut.

You get better ya hear?

Slainte

Posted by: CelticRose 27-Feb-2005, 12:54 AM
Hi there ladies!

Oh my! gwenlee! The shingles?! ohmy.gif Poor you! My mother had those about a year ago. They were awful and I just could not imagine. I hear they are pretty painful and itch. How long do they usually last? You must be going crazy!

Rindy, the second chapter! laugh.gif laugh.gif Get off that other forum dear and start reading...........yeah right, eh?

well have to tell you that I went to the Highland games today and met Diana again and had lunch with her too! There were several of us Ladies form Lallybroch wearing our T-shirts to have lunch with her and Herself sat next to lil ole meeeeeeeeeee! I was just delighted and got to ask her a lot of questions. I bought a hardcover Outlander and her sign both it and my hardcover Fiery Cross. That is four now I have signed by her. Plus hubby took a photo of she and I at the restaurant. so will show you that here.

Her plans are this: To have ABOSA finished by Easter and ready to be published and for sale by September. She will have at least 1 or 2 other books to add to the Outlander series, one on Jamie's parents, two more on Lord John Grey. MAYBE one on Master Raymond. After she finishes the whole series she is coming out with an Outlandish Companion Vol 2. I was really excited to hear about that!

I told her I had heard that she was planning to end the series when Jamie was in his 80s, but she just had a question look on her face and never answered. She is also in talks with some film folks about the makings of the Outlander movie. Sadly, she doesn't get to pick the actors......I was hoping for Gerald Butler as Jamie! rolleyes.gif

After she finishes ABOSA, she is going to be touring Uk and this is for you Gabby.........Germany! so maybe you can meet her too!

Diana said that her touring the Highland games is going to be narrowed down to only the Fergus games in Canada and the one in Phoenix that I went to today cause she lives so close to it. She said she really needs to write! That is about all I can think of right now.

gwenlee, I saw your clan booth today. I thought of you. I visited mine, MacPherson and Cameron.

well here is a pic of me and Diana from today. Enjoy. smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 27-Feb-2005, 12:57 AM
Oh! Almost forgot! Karen Marie Moning is coming out with a new book this August called "The Spell of the Highlander." yippee!

Posted by: gwenlee 27-Feb-2005, 02:28 PM
Hey CelticRose It sounds like you had a great time with DG. If I could be so lucky. To say the least the shingles are awful. The medicine either makes me nauseated or makes me sleepy. The doctor says the outbreak can last for a couple of weeks and the pain for several months. So hopefully they will be gone before the hot weather gets here.

I wish I could remember where I read about the time period that the Outlander series would end. I was sure it was an interview with DG. My problem is I read so much that I sometimes forget where I got the info. My friends at work tease me and tell people to ask me about things because I probably have read something about it some where.

Did it rain on you guys yesterday? I hope it didn't.

I didn't know Karen Moning was coming out with another book. Sounds like we have some good read comming up for the fall.

Posted by: CelticRose 27-Feb-2005, 02:56 PM
Wow, gwenlee! That is terrible about your shingles. I hope you get over them real soon. What causes them anyway? Is it stress? I know they come from the same virus as the chicken pox.

No, it didn't rain at all! In fact, we have the best weather ever! It couldn't have been more perfect.

Yeah, not only Karen m Moning's book, but I heard that Sara Donati's new book in the ITW series will be out next spring! We have lots of reading to do!

Well feel better, if that is possible for you right now. I bet it is hard to work under these circumstances.

Posted by: Merewyn 03-Mar-2005, 02:54 PM
I'm currently 1/2 way through Voyager. This book has made me so emotional. (Pass me the tissues will ye?) There are so many themes running through it that have touched me deeply. God, how I love Diana's writing! And I'm so in love with Jamie! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rindy1202 03-Mar-2005, 03:29 PM
QUOTE (Merewyn @ 03-Mar-2005, 01:54 PM)
I'm currently 1/2 way through Voyager. This book has made me so emotional. (Pass me the tissues will ye?) There are so many themes running through it that have touched me deeply. God, how I love Diana's writing! And I'm so in love with Jamie! biggrin.gif

Hey there Merewyn,

Oh no are you sayin something awful happens to Jamie? I am only half way through DragonFly In Amber, so please don't tell me what happens.. I too have quite the feelin for this character...Have you seen Celticrose anywhere? Hopefully happy readin to ya..

Slainte

Posted by: gwenlee 03-Mar-2005, 03:45 PM
Merewyn I had the same emotions while reading her book. When I read Outlander there were times I had to put the book down because it was so intense.

I loaned Lord John Grey Private Matter to a friend who has never been interested in reading any of DG's books. Well she has now informed me that she loves DG style and may have to borrow my Outlander Series.

CelticRose I hope you are doing well. I am on chapter 48 of Into The Wilderness. I'm feeling somewhat better and started back to work. You are right shingles can be caused by stress. But I can't think of any stress I'm under right now, except I've spent the last 3 months working overtime every week. So I guess my body is telling me to slow down.

Posted by: CelticRose 04-Mar-2005, 12:44 AM
Hi Merewyn! Great to have you here amongst us "I love Jamie" fans! LOL I loved Voyager! That book and Outlander were my two favorites!

Keep reading, Rindy! wink.gif Sorry I have been away, but I have been without a computer all week.............sob, sob! My monitor went out on us and I have sulked and whined all week till hubby brought home one of his monitors from his business tonight for me to shut up! laugh.gif I can't stand being without my computer!

gwenlee! I am in Chapter 40 or 41 now in ITW. I love this book and I love Nathaniel! Someone said that Nathaniel reminded them of between a Jamie and young Ian. I love Robbie MacLachlan too! So glad that Elizabeth killed off that Lingo...........wasn't he a sick puppy. glad you are feeling better. Hope you continue.

have missed talking to all you girls!


Posted by: gwenlee 04-Mar-2005, 08:11 AM
Hi CelticRose
I'm in chapter 55, I guess I'll have to get the next book this weekend. I agree with you about Nathaniel, but I thought Robbie reminded me of an older Jamie. I would like to meet someone like Robbie. Ditto on Elizabeth killing off Lingo, I was glad it was her and not the men folk. Well I have to go now I just got off work and I need to get some sleep. This weekend will be busy for me we Scottish Country Dancers are off to dance at a Celtic Celebration. Dance-Dance-Dance yippee!!. Only bad thing I don't get to wear my new kilt mad.gif We ladies have to wear a solid color skirt, white blouse, and our sashes. The men get to wear their kilts--I love that requirement, nothing like a man in a kilt-yes,yes,yes :and I'm thinking I should see a lot of men in kilts at a Celtic event--Even my son will be wearing his kilt.

Posted by: Merewyn 04-Mar-2005, 09:27 AM
QUOTE (Rindy1202 @ 03-Mar-2005, 04:29 PM)
Hey there Merewyn,

Oh no are you sayin something awful happens to Jamie? I am only half way through DragonFly In Amber, so please don't tell me what happens.. I too have quite the feelin for this character...Have you seen Celticrose anywhere? Hopefully happy readin to ya..

Slainte

Rindy,
I wouldn't think of spoiling anything for you. DG's books are so wonderful that I feel it's necessary for each of us to discover what happens on our own.
My comment about becoming emotional over Voyager was in reference to the way Jamie and Claire's adventures affect me. I'll leave it at that.
I swear I've never read novels by a more accomplished author than Diana. She's bumped Anne Rice off the throne! wink.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 04-Mar-2005, 04:50 PM
gwenlee, have a really terrific time this weekend. Sorry you don't get to wear your new kilt though. What a bummer. I am sure you will have fun anyway.

Yeah, yeah. Robbie Maclachlan does act like an older Jamie, doesn't he? I really like his character. Richard Todd is a real slime ball though. I am at the part where they are all in Canada right now healing from all their injuries. I was so glad that the red dog was fine. I was really upset when Lingo had shot him.

Merewyn, that is saying a lot if you think that DG is above Anne Rice. DG told us at lunch last weekend that she was good friends with her.

Are you all involved in the Ladies of Lallybroch site? It is really good too. However, I would suggest you finish all the books first. wink.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Merewyn 05-Mar-2005, 07:39 PM
Celticrose,
I've been to the site, but I haven't read it extensively. I'm so leery of spoilers that I'm saving exploring that one and all of the other DG/Jamie sites until I've finished all the books.

Posted by: gwenlee 06-Mar-2005, 03:48 PM
Hey all
I got absoultly no reading done this week end. I had a lot of fun dancing, listening to music and poetry, and most important of all socializing. I have less than 200 pages left to read of Into The Wilderness. I am anxious to get into the next book. Well I gotta go. Have fun reading.

Posted by: CelticRose 06-Mar-2005, 04:13 PM
Merewyn! I just go to the social board in there on the lallybroch site.

Gwenlee! I thought about you this weekend and wondering if you would be having a great time. I wanted to go to the Renaissance fair but it has rained all weekend. I can't wait to see what you think about the ending of ITW. I am on chapter 45 I think. Do you have the next book in the series all ready to start reading?

Take care!

Posted by: Hugo 08-Mar-2005, 07:36 AM
Hey CelticRose I finished Into the Wilderness and its good, leaves you hanging. Todd has issues which makes him the way he is. Jullian is another story. From what I read about the next book we get to go to Scotland. I won't get to start that book until Wed.

Posted by: gwenlee 08-Mar-2005, 07:45 AM
Ok now everyone knows Hugo is my child. I didn't know she was still signed in on this site. So the message under Hugo is mine. Oh I got my ring from Kelticnation and I really really like it.

Posted by: CelticRose 08-Mar-2005, 06:01 PM
Wow, gwenlee! Was I ever confused there for a moment. I read in Hugo's profile that she was only in 9th grade and had read this book already?! ohmy.gif Thanks for explaining!

wow! We get to go to Scotland next book?! Wow! I can't wait! I thought somebody had told me that, but then as I kept reading ITW I thought maybe I misunderstood.

You got your ring from Kelticnations? He does absolutely wonderful jewelry. Wish I could see a pic of what you got.

Posted by: gwenlee 09-Mar-2005, 07:29 AM
Hi CelticRose I went to get the second book Dawn on a Distant Shore and no one has it. I had to order it. They said it would take up to a week to get here. Oh well.

I love my ring from Keltic nation. The design is called Daonnan. You can see it on their site.

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Mar-2005, 04:56 PM
Oh, I was afraid of that gwenlee in that you might have to order it. I usually have my books all ready for the next one in a series so I can pick it up right away. Well, maybe you can do a quick read while waiting. smile.gif

I am going to the big city tomorrow and taking my book list to see what other books I can find at the used book store. I am hoping that Fire Along the Sky will be there. That's the only book in the series that I don't have.

Oh, I will go look on Keltic's site and see which ring you got. I forget the name of the one that I really like and want. I am always reluctant to buy rings on the net for fear they won't fit. which finger are you wearing it on?

Hope you are doing well!

Posted by: Rindy1202 09-Mar-2005, 09:28 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 09-Mar-2005, 03:56 PM)
Oh, I was afraid of that gwenlee in that you might have to order it. I usually have my books all ready for the next one in a series so I can pick it up right away. Well, maybe you can do a quick read while waiting. smile.gif

I am going to the big city tomorrow and taking my book list to see what other books I can find at the used book store. I am hoping that Fire Along the Sky will be there. That's the only book in the series that I don't have.

Oh, I will go look on Keltic's site and see which ring you got. I forget the name of the one that I really like and want. I am always reluctant to buy rings on the net for fear they won't fit. which finger are you wearing it on?

Hope you are doing well!

have a safe trip rm..

Slainte wink.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 10-Mar-2005, 06:00 PM
Thanks Rindy! I did have a safe trip. Bought me 8 books too while I was there! rolleyes.gif

gwenlee, I went and looked at Keltic's website and the ring I want is the Na mara, which is the same design but smaller in width. I want it for my thumb though, so maybe I should get the wider one like yours. Hmmm.....

Posted by: Rindy1202 10-Mar-2005, 10:16 PM
I am going to try and look up her website. I forget the name of it. I love mine but it is the Yellow gold and white gold on inside with the celtic designs. Its not quite 3/4" but I can wear it on my thumb or my right hand ring. Its up to you if I can't find the site I will ask ya, I want to see the one you are getting. oooooo cant wait...
Ok, mine is like the combination ones only without any black. It just white gold with impressions. I like the black. How exciting...
Slainte

Posted by: CelticRose 11-Mar-2005, 04:22 PM
Rindy, you mean Keltic's site? He is the one who makes the jewelry and is having a contest on here that the winner will be revealed on St. Patrick's Day..........I hope it's me! tongue.gif

I don't think anybody will mind if I post his link on here for you.

http://www.kelticnations.com/

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Apr-2005, 12:18 AM
Here is the latest on Diana Gabaldon's website regarding her new book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~gatti/gabaldon/gabaldon.html

Posted by: Moon Child 08-May-2005, 07:49 AM
I just recently bought one of her books. It's Outlander and from what I read here on this forum I have A LOT of catching up to do!!! blink.gif

I just have to finish reading the book I'm reading now then I'll be getting into it and I can't wait!!

Posted by: gwenlee 09-May-2005, 06:58 AM
Hi Moon Child
Outlander is my favorite book. I can read it again and again and not get tired of it. Don't rush through it, enjoy it and let us know what you think of it.

Posted by: Moon Child 09-May-2005, 07:09 AM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 09-May-2005, 06:58 AM)
Hi Moon Child
Outlander is my favorite book. I can read it again and again and not get tired of it.  Don't rush through it, enjoy it and let us know what you think of it.

I definitely will let you know!! This is her first book in the series?? I hope so, the girl who helped me pick it out at the bookstore wasn't too sure if it was the first one or not!!

Posted by: CelticRose 09-May-2005, 02:13 PM
Hi Moonchild! Welcome to the world of Diana Gabaldon! Outlander is indeed her first book. She had never been to Scotland when she wrote that book, had never even written a book and it was all for fun. But somebody talked her into getting it published and it is her best seller and in my opinion, her best book! I could read that book over and over as well. I just love the characters of Jamie and Claire. I am anxious to hear how you like them too. Here is the series of books that they follow in:

1. Outlander
2. Dragonfly in Amber
3. Voyager
4. Drums of Autumn
5. The Fiery Cross
6. Of Breath of Snow and Ashes (due out September 27th) and we all can't wait!

Posted by: Rindy1202 09-May-2005, 07:29 PM
I am almost done with Dragon Fly In Amber, I am so enjoying these..
Thank you Celtic Rose for making my life better in every way!!! I savor every moment I have with Jamie Fraser...
CR, I think you should post that picture with you and Diana...really do.... smile.gif

Slainte a charaid
Mairi

Posted by: Moon Child 10-May-2005, 11:05 AM
Thanks CelticRose for listing her books for me!!! At least now I know what her next book so I can make sure I'm reading them in order!! happy.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 10-May-2005, 06:03 PM
Your welcome, Moonchild! Keep us posted on where you are in the books. I love hearing the scenes again.

Rindy! I did post a pic of me and Diana a few pages back, not sure which page though. unsure.gif I am glad you are enjoying the books! There is NO ONE like Jamie Fraser! Sigh.........

Posted by: Moon Child 23-May-2005, 11:13 PM
Well ladies, I am finally going to start reading Outlander tonight!!! I'm so excited. One of co-workers is even starting one of Diane's books. She's starting Dragonfly in Amber tonight as well!! So you can probually tell how slow it gets here at work!!

Posted by: CelticRose 25-May-2005, 06:12 PM
Ooh, Moonchild! Let us know what you think of the books as you go along. A good discussion here would be good! wink.gif Where are you now in Outlander? I love that book and Voyager the best!

Posted by: Rindy1202 25-May-2005, 07:55 PM
Hi moonchild let us know what you think of it. I have a few more pages and I will be done with Dragonfly In Amber-- its good but I like Outlander better.
Then I will start the next.
Ok I am done with DIA.

Happy Jamie dreams... wink.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 26-May-2005, 09:27 AM
Hello ladies, I love Outlander!!! I can't put it down, it's such a page turner!!! Last night when my boyfriend was taking me home I told him about the book and thought it'd be a good read for him as well with all the history in it!! So after I'm done with it he's going to read it!! happy.gif

Right now I'm finishing up Chapter 3 where Claire is still confused about where she is and trying to figure it out. She is still thinking that she's in a movie and was just dropped into a bush from Jaime and figures that Cocknammon rock is behind her but wonders where the lights of Inverness are. She reaches the road and hears the battle of pursuit fade behind her and tries to figure out the day's events.

Well back to the book!! Just taking about it makes me want to read more!!! tongue.gif
So I will let you guys know more when I come back on next!!!

Happy reading all!!

Posted by: CelticRose 26-May-2005, 06:10 PM
Oh great! Moon Child. I am so excited! Keep reading as you have lots of adventure to go through yet! It just keeps on getting better and better.

Posted by: Moon Child 27-May-2005, 08:24 PM
Hello everyone, I just reached Part Two : Castle Leoch. book.gif I am very interested in finding out what's happens to Claire at the Castle Leoch and what the Colum Mackenzie is going to do with Claire. I also want to know what happens with Jaime and Claire to see if they maybe start a relationship or not!! wink.gif I can't wait to find out!!!

I have to put it down for now so can I get ready for work but as soon as I finish my work tonight and have some time I'm going to get back to it as soon as possible!!! w00t2.gif

Posted by: Rindy1202 27-May-2005, 08:56 PM
Hi moon child. Its good to hear someone repeat it..I am done with Dragonfly In Amber. I still like Outlander best. I will start Voyager this weekend..I can't wait..

Enjoy reading everyone its a beautiful gift.. smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 28-May-2005, 07:24 PM
Thanks Moonchild! It is good to hear the repeats too. Reminds me why I love those books so much. It gets even better too! Keep us posted where you are. Let us know when you fall in love with Jamie Fraser too! wink.gif rolleyes.gif

Rindy, I am anxious to hear how you like Voyager.

Posted by: Rindy1202 29-May-2005, 08:07 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 28-May-2005, 08:24 PM)
Thanks Moonchild! It is good to hear the repeats too. Reminds me why I love those books so much. It gets even better too! Keep us posted where you are. Let us know when you fall in love with Jamie Fraser too! wink.gif rolleyes.gif

Rindy, I am anxious to hear how you like Voyager.

Ok Celtic Rose,

Ha I am only to the point of Claire being confronted where she has been.. I think this one is a gonna go fast...did you like it?

Slainte Mhor smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 29-May-2005, 08:53 PM
Rindy, I LOVED Voyager! I bet I read that book much faster than Outlander. I was so anxious to see all what was going to happen in that book and a lot happens! ohmy.gif Keep me posted! wink.gif

Posted by: Rindy1202 29-May-2005, 09:04 PM
Boy you know how to put in a good word don't cha?? LOL laugh.gif Now I won't be able to stop.. biggrin.gif thats ok-lovin every minute of it.. Hee Hee.. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Sonee 02-Jun-2005, 11:29 PM
Ròs, how can anyone NOT fall in love with Jaime while Claire is setting his shoulder? And you just fall deeper and deeper every scene he is in!!! I would dare anyone to read these books and NOT fall in love with him!! I don't believe it is possible!!

I finished Outlander the other day and am halfway through the Outlandish Companion (I had to find out the major plot points of the other books before I read them!!) I am about to start the next book in line...I hope. They are due back at the library on monday...so I guess I will have to read fast!!! Maybe I just oughta buy them!! Would make the late fees alot less!!

All I can say is....were are those stones?

Posted by: Moon Child 03-Jun-2005, 07:42 AM
This morning I just finished reading Chapter 13 "A Marriage Is Announced" and all I have to say OH MY GOODNESS!!! eek.gif I can't believe that Claire is getting married!!! I just finished reading that chapter before I left for work and now that I'm home I'm going to read chapter 14 just to find out what happens before I go to bed!!! I can't believe everything that's happening with Claire and Jaime. blink.gif It just keeps getting better and better!!!

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Jun-2005, 09:18 PM
So glad to hear you gals are enjoying these books so much! I am pretty nutty about them all myself. At first I bought all paper backs. Now I am slowly but surely buying all hard backs and getting those signed by Herself! I just LOVE Jamie. I mean if you are going to go back through some wierd stones and another time, you might as well find yourself the ultimate man..........Jamie Fraser. We must find these stones, eh girls? LOL

Hey, what do you gals think about the ghost in Outlander? Who do you think it is? Hee hee wink.gif

Sonee, glad your reading the Outlandish Companion along with the books. I highly recommend everybody doing that.

Posted by: Rapunzel5150 03-Jun-2005, 09:57 PM
Hey never posted on this site before, just registered two days ago.

Had to add I LOVE Diana Gabaldons' books, they are wonderful, full of everything you could possibly be interested in. Love Jamie and Claire. Breanna and Roger? I love them too, but not as much. However, everytime I put one of her books down and it's over I feel like I'm missing friends, which is extremely rare to find from any book. I think I've read them over 3 times each, which is a feat when Outlander was the first book I'd ever read that was that large, but I enjoyed every page. Can't wait til her new one comes out. I know those books are mine, my mom, my moms' best friend, my aunt and my uncles favorite. Where else are you going to find that much adventure where you actually care about what happens to the characters to that degree?

Amy

PS Have also read Sarah Donati's books. I thought they were good also.
My personal preference in general as far as books go are fantasy and most anything having to do with celtic history.

PSS I also read Dianas' book about Lord John Grey, it was extremely funny. I didn't realize they were two.

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Jun-2005, 10:08 PM
Hey Rapunzel! Welcome to the celticradio! I am sure you will love it here along with us all.

Always love talking to another Outlander series fan. Everything you said is so true. They are the kind of books that you want to read over and over and the characters become people you care about and are friends for life. However, I am not too fond of Brianna and Roger. I mean they are ok, but I hate it when they become scene stealers. I want my Jamie and Claire back and so relieved when they do so.

I read one of the Lord John Grey's books. It was ok. I wasn't particularly fond of it for some reason. Just didn't hold my interest and he was never one of my favorite characters in the series. But I will probably get the second LJG book just to have and read it as well.

Right now I am reading #4 book of Sara Donati's, Fire Along the Sky. Then I gotta wait till next spring before the next book comes out in that series. sad.gif

Very nice to meet you and hope to see you in all the other forums too! smile.gif

Posted by: Sonee 04-Jun-2005, 08:56 PM
Welcome to the forum Repunzel!! Sadly I have yet to read anything by Sara Donati. That will perhaps be my next series!! I also haven't read LJG....yet!! Before reading the Outlander Series I read Shannon Drake's books.

I agree with you Ròs, it's very advisable to read the Outlandish Companion while reading the series! I would highly recommend it as well!

As for Brianna and Roger....well....I haven't gotten that far yet!! I have only read the synopsis in the Companion and haven't actually read the full book yet. I'll let ya know when I do! After finding out that she ends up back in her own time to raise her child without Jamie almost made me cry!!! And that was only read in the Companion. I haven't experienced the 'real thing' from the actual book yet!

Posted by: Moon Child 09-Jun-2005, 08:56 AM
Hello ladies, I'm now at Chapter 21 in Outlander and it just keeps better and better!!! I have to say that I've fallen for Jaime!! tongue.gif Like Celtic Rose said he is the ultimate man. It's too bad their aren't that many men nowadys like him!!! wink.gif I was really shocked to find out that Claire and Jaime got married but it just seems right!!! I'm now at the part where Claire was just rescued by Corporal Hawkins from her near drowning. It'll be interesting to see what happens to her now!!!

Posted by: Rapunzel5150 11-Jun-2005, 10:14 PM
Thanks for making me feel welcome, would have been back sooner, but had pneumonia this past week. I am now on the mend smile.gif thank goodness.
Anyway, I'm happy I've finally met (sort of) some people that KNOW what I'm talking about when I mention those books. Ya know how so many books you read and then you couldn't remember anything about them later... Each time I read these yeah their are some surprises and things I didn't remember, but the bulk of it I can. I love how the accents are written too, it helps so I know how they are supposed to sound.

I think Voyager was my favorite book out of those. The Outlander one, their is one word she uses an awful lot that sometimes drives me nuts. Her books I can tell are better written the further along she gets, but I think I'm still more in love with the first ones. Although... her others are even better than almost any other book I've read, maybe it's just cause I'm not too crazy about Bree and Roger? Throughout most of their time in them I think man these people are stupid and pigheaded, but I guess if we were honest their are more like them than Jamie and Claire. Too bad... wish we all had a man like Jamie, but I haven't met any that come anywhere close.

Amy

Posted by: Rindy1202 11-Jun-2005, 11:00 PM
QUOTE (Rapunzel5150 @ 11-Jun-2005, 11:14 PM)
Thanks for making me feel welcome, would have been back sooner, but had pneumonia this past week. I am now on the mend smile.gif thank goodness.
Anyway, I'm happy I've finally met (sort of) some people that KNOW what I'm talking about when I mention those books. Ya know how so many books you read and then you couldn't remember anything about them later... Each time I read these yeah their are some surprises and things I didn't remember, but the bulk of it I can. I love how the accents are written too, it helps so I know how they are supposed to sound.

I think Voyager was my favorite book out of those. The Outlander one, their is one word she uses an awful lot that sometimes drives me nuts. Her books I can tell are better written the further along she gets, but I think I'm still more in love with the first ones. Although... her others are even better than almost any other book I've read, maybe it's just cause I'm not too crazy about Bree and Roger? Throughout most of their time in them I think man these people are stupid and pigheaded, but I guess if we were honest their are more like them than Jamie and Claire. Too bad... wish we all had a man like Jamie, but I haven't met any that come anywhere close.

Amy

So sorry to hear you have been sick. That is a scary thing... I am just now reading Voyager not into it very far at all. It seems like it is going to be great..
I will sure be happy when Celtic Rose gets back..


Well ladies happy reading- smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Jun-2005, 11:49 PM
I'm back! Had a wonderful time in Oregon. Y'all must go there some time.

It is great to hear where everyone is in the books. I am so excited about the new one coming out. I heard that it is literally finished and off to the publisher now. So we should have it by this fall sometime.

An interesting thing happened to me when I came back from vacation. I belong to an Arizona Outlander group online and we meet each other every year at the Highland games and because Diana lives (an hour from me), we have the pleasure of meeting with and having lunch with her every year. Well I found out she is going to be attending the Flagstaff, AZ games next month to do a reading from her new book. My hubby aka DH for dear husband does not want to go. It is a three hour drive from where I live and I don't want to go alone. So before I left, I contacted my AZ Outlander group and asked if anybody wanted to go with me. Well one of the gals that I have never met from that group contacted me and said her DH didn't want to go either. so she and I are going to spend the whole weekend up there and share a motel. The funny thing is I found out that this gal actually works for Diana and her husband! eek.gif So this should be a very interesting trip! laugh.gif Just had to share!

Posted by: Moon Child 14-Jun-2005, 02:05 PM
Hi Celtic Rose, I'm glad to hear you had a wonderfult time in Oregon. You are so lucky to be meeting Diana again and I'm sure you will have a good time as well at the Flagstaff games. Do you know if she ever comes up to Canada to support her books?? I would love to meet her and get my books signed!!

I'm already done over half of Outlander and next week I will going out to get Dragonfly In Amber!!!

Happy reading eveyone!!! book.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 14-Jun-2005, 02:49 PM
Hey Moonchild. If you live anywhere near Fergus Games up near Ontario then you are in luck. Diana attends those games every year as those are her favorite. It is held August 12-14. Our very own member here, Keltic, shows his beautiful Celtic jewelry there every year. He posted about it in the Festivals and Gatherings forum here on CR. Here is the link to it to give you some more information.

http://www.celticradio.net/php/forums/index.php?showtopic=4679


Yeah, I spoke to the girl this morning who works with Diana who I am traveling with to see her in July. She told me a little bit about the new book coming out this fall. Oh my! ohmy.gif That's all I am saying. tongue.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 14-Jun-2005, 09:00 PM
Hi Celtic Rose, I won't be able to make it this year with saving up money for my PEI trip but I will definitely try to make it next year!!! Plus it would it also be nice to see some of Keltic's jewellery!!

Do tell do tell...please tongue.gif I'm sure were all going to be on the edge of our seats till it comes out!!! blink.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 14-Jun-2005, 11:28 PM
Awww, that's too bad Moonchild. Hope you can make it next year though!

Nope, I ain't saying a word about the new book. tongue.gif laugh.gif Diana is going to be doing a reading of her new book at the Highland games that we attend, so maybe I can shed some light to ya then. wink.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 15-Jun-2005, 12:25 PM
Ok Celtic Rose, that sounds good!!! Any insight is better than none I guess! tongue.gif I'm trying to check up with her books but I'm not reading that fast since I'm really enjoying Outlander. I can't believe all the twist and turns Claire and Jaime are going through and end up staying up late reading just to find out what's going to happen next! biggrin.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 15-Jun-2005, 10:57 PM
Yeah, they're a pretty active couple! They wear ya out sometimes, but your never bored. laugh.gif

Posted by: Rindy1202 17-Jun-2005, 09:55 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 15-Jun-2005, 11:57 PM)
Yeah, they're a pretty active couple! They wear ya out sometimes, but your never bored. laugh.gif

That is so funny Celtic Rose! Busy Busy they are......

Slainte

Posted by: Moon Child 27-Jun-2005, 05:09 PM
Hi everyone, just stopped in to see how everyone's reading is going!! I just started chapter 38 in Outlander and getting close to the end!!! It's been an awesome read and I can't wait to read Dragonfly in Amber. I'm going to have to go out and buy it soon since I figure that way I'm going I should have this finished by the end of the week!!! Who knows maybe even earlier with my work schedule this week! biggrin.gif

Happy reading everyone! book.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 28-Jun-2005, 06:34 PM
Well everyone, I just finished Outlander!!! clap.gif I just couldn't wait to finish the book and I kind of knew it wouldn't take me that much time to finish it! tongue.gif Now I have to wait a couple of days until I can get Dragonfly in Amber. So hopefully I'll be starting that this weekend!! Now that I'm done with Outlander I'm going to be passing it onto my cousin to read!!!

I can't wait to read Dragon Fly in Amber to see if Claire and Jaime are finally going to have the child that they've been waiting to have and where they are going to go after the abbey!!

Posted by: Dalriada Dancer 28-Jun-2005, 08:57 PM
Hi everyone!

I've read all the series and am trying to get my hands on Lord John Grey - a Private Matter. It keeps selling out!

We'll be at Fergus this year and I am hoping to see our dear author there. I missed her last year!

Now I read a few pages back and one of our own sells Celtic jewellery at Fergus? I gotta know! I can never find anything in our neck of the woods and have to travel to the games.

Posted by: gwenlee 29-Jun-2005, 03:33 PM
MoonChild you are going to love Dragonfly in Amber, just don't get hung up about how it begins. I have a friend who just couldn't read it because of how it began and she could get past it. I suggested she try again and reassured her she wouldn't be disappointed.

I can hardly wait the her next book to come out in September.

CR aren't you going to be seeing DG soon?

Posted by: CelticRose 30-Jun-2005, 09:45 PM
Hello ladies!

Moonchild! How are you liking DIA? I was so mad at that book at first. Almost threw it across the room! But then I kept reading and it turned out wonderful!

gwenlee, I will be seeing Diana July 16. Herself is supposed to do a reading from her new book. I can hardly wait!

Hey Dalriada! Nice to meet you! I hear the Fergus games are the best and I know for a fact that it is Diana's favorite games to attend and will be there. so you can get your book then. I have some friends who will be attending those games as well. Have fun and let us know how it all goes.

Posted by: Moon Child 01-Jul-2005, 01:41 AM
laugh.gif CR, you make me laugh!! I haven't started DIA just yet. I'll probually be going out tomorrow or Saturday to get it. Just have the last chapter in The Notebook to read which I should be done by the time I get off work!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 02-Jul-2005, 06:42 PM
CR you are so lucky to see DG again. I read the first chapter of her next book. There was a preview of it in LJG. It just made me inpatient for it to come out. Please post some pictures.

Posted by: Moon Child 04-Jul-2005, 02:27 AM
Hello everyone, well I finally finished The Notebook yesterday morning, what a good book!! I can't wait to watch the movie. Now I just have to find time to go get DIA, I've been so busy at work that I might not be able to go get it until the end of the week!! wink.gif

Hope everyone's reading is coming along fine!! happy.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 05-Jul-2005, 01:03 AM
Did you boo hoo when you read the Notebook?

Anxious to hear what you think of DIA. let us know!

Two more weeks and I see Diana G! yay!!!

Posted by: Moon Child 05-Jul-2005, 01:15 AM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 05-Jul-2005, 01:03 AM)
Did you boo hoo when you read the Notebook?

Anxious to hear what you think of DIA. let us know!

Two more weeks and I see Diana G! yay!!!

Yes I did CR!! I can't wait to see the movie now!!

I will for sure let you know how I like DIA when I get it!! I hope I don't get so mad with it that I'll want to throw it at something!! laugh.gif

You so lucky to be able see Diana G, tell us all about it when you get back!!! Say hi to her for all of us!!

Posted by: gwenlee 05-Jul-2005, 09:04 AM
Hi everyone. This is going to be my 200th post and I wanted to post it in my favorite section. I will be so glad when Sept 27th gets here. When DG's book comes out I'm going to go ahead and get it in hard back. CR do you have any idea where the next book will take us?

I'm reading Lakes In The Cloud but I'm having a hard time getting into it. Its good but for some reason I can't stay with it.

Well I have to go take care everyone.




Posted by: CelticRose 05-Jul-2005, 05:11 PM
Hey gwenlee! Congrats on your 200th post.

The last time I saw Diana she told us that if she does not finish everything concerning the Revolutionary War in this new book, then she will write another to continue. If she does, I believe she said she would be writing a prequel about Jamie's parents and their love story. So we will get to know Dougal and Column better in those books as well. When she finishes the whole series, she is going to come out with another Outlandish Companion.

Just to let you in on a secret. Expect this new book to be BIG in size!

gwen, I had a hard time getting through Lake in the Clouds too. I got so tired of reading about Hannah that it took me some time to get through it. I am enjoying the fourth book though. But the first book was the best. I have been kind of disappointed with this series as it has gone on when everybody told me the whole series would be so great. Oh well, to each his own.

Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 12-Jul-2005, 11:45 PM
I guess I better add myself in here as a DG fan! I met her at the HG here in Mesa and in Flagstaff, she was just lovely and signed a book for me. Add one more into the waiting 'impatiently' for the newest A Breath of Snow And Ashes group!

amy smile.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 13-Jul-2005, 02:24 AM
Welcome Amy, nice to see you here!!!

CR, so how were the highland games this past weekend?? Did your group end up having lunch with Diana?? Let us know how it went and post any pics if you have any!!

Posted by: Rindy1202 13-Jul-2005, 11:35 AM
Amy you and Celtic Rose are so lucky to have met her. And CR gets to have lunch with her AGAIN will want a picture CR! I am still in Voyager..I don't read much--specially in the summer.. I am a big fan of hers.

Slainte smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Jul-2005, 12:57 PM
QUOTE (ArizonaAmy9 @ 13-Jul-2005, 01:45 AM)
I guess I better add myself in here as a DG fan! I met her at the HG here in Mesa and in Flagstaff, she was just lovely and signed a book for me. Add one more into the waiting 'impatiently' for the newest A Breath of Snow And Ashes group!

amy smile.gif

Hey Amy! Welcome to CR! So nice to have you here. I live in Arizona too! I have met Diana a couple times and had lunch with her at the Mesa Highland games. All us fans of the Arizona chapter of the Ladies of Lallybroch group meet with her every year in both Mesa and Flagstaff and have lunch and dinner with her too. Would you like to join our group? We would love to have you! If so, let me know I will get you the web link to join.

I will be in Flagstaff this coming weekend to see Herself again as will some of the other ladies from the AZ group. Will you be there? You can meet with us. We are hoping to have dinner with Herself on Saturday night. That is the plan anyway.

Hey Rindy and Moonchild. As you can see, I have not gone to the event yet. It is this coming weekend. Will be nice to get out of this heat. OUCH! Anyway, I plan to take LOTS of pics to show off to y'all! wink.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 20-Jul-2005, 03:50 AM
CR, how the festival last weekend??? Did you take lots of pics?? How was the lunch with Diana?? Do tell, do tell!! laugh.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 21-Jul-2005, 11:15 PM
Hey Moonchild! Sorry I am so long in writing. It has been a very crazy week for me and I am so behind in all my posting and such.

Had a great time at the Celtic festival and saw and talked with Diana and took a couple pics of her. Also heard her do her reading from the new book but to be honest I could not make heads or tails as to what was going on. She just took a very benign scene out of the book and so we know nothing in advance of what direction the book is going. She was pretty busy with book signing so I didn't get to chat with her too much. I had asked her how many times she had been to Scotland and she said "about 6 or 7 times." Cool, eh?

We didn't get to go to dinner with her as she had family come in from out of state and she had to drive back down the mountain that evening. sad.gif Hopefully I will see her again next February and have lunch with her then.

I had a fabulous time with my online friends I had met for the first time. One of them being Diana's assistant. We had a blast together!

Where are you in the books right now?

Oh, here is a photo I took of Herself this past weekend. Gracious as always.


Posted by: Moon Child 22-Jul-2005, 03:17 AM
CR, I'm glad to hear you had a awesome time but sorry that you guys couldn't have lunch with her!! Good pic of her, she looks a bit different from the back cover of Outlander but it looks like the new book might be a green hard cover?!

I haven't started DIA yet! wink.gif Life and work has had me pretty busy lately but I'm hoping to get it soon and stick my nose back into a book!!! laugh.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 23-Jul-2005, 03:57 AM
Glad you liked the photo of her, Moonchild. She is a very exotic looking woman but so very nice and unassuming! I hope you get to meet her one day. I found out that her father is Spanish! Hence her maiden name, GabalDON that she continues to use in her professional career. She grew up in Flagstaff, AZ and her father was one of the first legistative people there. Sorry, don't know much about politics.

Hope you enjoy DIA. It is a verra guid book also! wink.gif

Posted by: Moon Child 23-Jul-2005, 04:09 PM
CR, I'm actually planning a trip to Ontario next year to meet some of my dad's family out there that i haven't met yet. So I'm going to make sure to plan it around the Fergus Highland Games so I can meet her!!

Posted by: CelticRose 25-Jul-2005, 05:59 PM
Good, Moonchild! You'll meet her husband too as he always goes too. I hear they have a dinner one evening with Diana and the Ladies of Lallybroch group. Hope it all works out for you.

Posted by: CelticRose 31-Jul-2005, 06:48 PM
You all get ready for the new book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon coming out in late September. I have it on good authority and given permission to share this much with you. It is going to be:

980 pages
12 sections
124 chapters
and weigh 3 lbs!

Bigger than The Fiery Cross! :shock:

I know two people who have read the manuscript and said it is VERRA VERRA good. And we're going to learn some things that have yet to be revealed. :wink: biggrin.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 03-Aug-2005, 12:37 PM
CR-I am so looking forward the the next book. We it comes out I'm going to find a nice quiet spot and put out a do not disturb sign.

Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 04-Aug-2005, 12:45 PM
I can hardly wait...my kids know when Mommie has the big book out...they stick to themselves...or sort of for a 7 & 8 year old!! I was given a copy of Drums of Autum in hard back by my oldest daughter for mother's day this year. I have my old set (in paper back) which were my Mom's - so I'll never get rid of them but did want to have them all in hard back...so just waiting on September to get here so I can add to my collection...when? when? when? Too many questions running through my mind on how I think - then how I wish - then how things will actually turn out....

Posted by: CelticRose 04-Aug-2005, 04:00 PM
I am anxious for her new book to come out too, although I have several other books going on right now too so........ it may take me awhile before I actually get to reading the new book. I have a set of paper backs, but I am slowly having them all replaced by hard backs and having Diana sign each one of them each time I see her. This last time I saw her she didn't have any hardbacks with her though. sad.gif Oh well.

Amy, you like fairies? so do I! I collect them! wink.gif In fact, I used to have one fairy sig I had on here all the time. I should see about putting that back on. I love that little creature! biggrin.gif

Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 13-Sep-2005, 09:27 PM
Is anyone else looking at their calenders to see that it is just 2 weeks until we can have a copy of ABOSAA in our hot little hands?? I just looked up and noticed that!! Can't wait!!

Posted by: CelticRose 14-Sep-2005, 03:13 PM
Well I am! hee hee! I pre-ordered my DG book a long time ago so I am pretty anxious.

Amy, got something for you when I see you on Friday! Hope you will like! wink.gif

Posted by: Rindy 14-Sep-2005, 09:14 PM
Hi, you gals rubbing it in... ha... I am still on Voyager!!! You will let me know how the new ones are won't you? Got to keep inspired you know...
It's good to see you all....I was also just given A River Runs Through It by a close friend- I saw the movie has anyone read the book?

Slainte smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 19-Sep-2005, 05:37 PM
A week from tomorrow and ABOSAA comes out! Yippee!

Rindy, I have seen the movie "A River Runs Through It" several times, but never even knew about the book until I saw it at the book store the other day. There are a bunch of books I want to buy right now, but I have too many on my TBR list here at home now as it is. I heard something disturbing about the ABOSAA book today that I am hoping is not true, so I may end up reading that book before I had planned. unsure.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 21-Sep-2005, 12:19 PM
I preordered by copy of ABOSAA. I can hardly wait to pick it up.

Posted by: CelticRose 21-Sep-2005, 05:09 PM
I pre-ordered my copy of ABOSAA too! Hope it is delivered to me on time! rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif

Have you checked out her updated website? She had quite a following in Germany and I believe the book was #1 seller there in the first week. The photos of her trip to Germany are beautiful. I also saw on the website that DG is going to be an hour south of me in October, so depending on the time of day I may drive down there and get my new book signed! Yippee! She is doing quite a tour so y'all ought to look and see if she is going to be anywhere near you. wink.gif

http://www.dianagabaldon.com

Posted by: gaberlunzie 28-Sep-2005, 03:52 PM
I picked up the book on Monday night and have read 800 of 1300 pages already.
WOW! I love it so far! This is all I will say right now... wink.gif

"A Breath of Snow And Ashes" still is #1 of the "Spiegel" bestseller list over here.

Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 02-Oct-2005, 10:13 AM
biggrin.gif Weel...I can say that I have just finished reading my copy of ABOSAA and it certainly was worth the wait! I will give nothing away but that Herself is at peak when writing this latest novel. There is some good, some bad, some surprises and some tears but this is true of the whole series eh?

Best of the 'page turning' to everyone...now I have to go back through it slower so absorb...and catch all the little things you don't see at first!

Take care DG fans!! I'll not be shocked to see ABOSAA on the best seller list for quite some time!

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Oct-2005, 10:16 PM
I FINALLY received my ABOSAA book yesterday! ohmy.gif I pre-ordered the book on February 3rd from Amazon! Can you believe it took that long? Anyway, I haven't started it yet. very anxious too but got some other books I need to finish first.

Hey Amy, did you see our friend Susan's name in the acknowledgements? ! Cool, eh? I think the next time I see her I am getting her to sign my book as well. How about you?! biggrin.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 16-Oct-2005, 06:37 PM
I am embarrassed to say that I have not read ABOSAA yet. Well that is not entirely true. I read the last two chapters! Yep! You read right. Naughty me had to see if Jamie and Claire dies and I couldn't wait. So since I found out the answer, I have other books in line to be read first and I figure it will take Diana probably two years to write the next one, so I have time! laugh.gif I heard that this new book was #1 on the Best Seller's list for the New York Times though! Best seller for Germany and the states! How great is that?

Gabby, have you finished, ABOSAA yet Wondering what you thought of it. I heard it is a real wild ride!

Amy, you too! What did you think?

Posted by: gwenlee 17-Oct-2005, 10:52 AM
CR you are so much like me. I too have read the last two chapters. We are so bad!! I had to find out what happened. The bad thing now is I can't wait for the next book to come out and I've only just started reading ABOSAA.

Posted by: CelticRose 17-Oct-2005, 11:55 AM
OMG! Gwenlee! You are the only one to admit that you have read the last two chapters too. Aren't we in line to be flogged?1 laugh.gif

I am still reading the fourth book of Into the Wilderness series by Sara Donati and I am really very much enjoying this fourth book and want to finish it first. The prolblem is is that I have all these American history books I have to read too and that is slowing me down. But wow! I will be so excited when I get my hands on ABOSAAA and start reading the actual book, eh?

Hey! I heard that SB and you met at the Highland games! She is coming to visiit me a week from today for a whole week! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gosh! I have not seen her in 7 years! Can you believe that?

Posted by: gwenlee 17-Oct-2005, 03:00 PM
CR-I read the last few chapters to all the books I read. The problem with DG books is you are left hanging and lord knows where she will be going in the next book.

Yes I did meet SB and she is so nice. I think the three of us have a lot in common except I can't draw a stick man. And you two are artist but there is so much more similarities. SB saw me at the dance stage and she called my name. Our hair is similar in color. She has a very nice husband and daughter. SB was very easy to talk to. She didn't feel like a stranger. I hope she and I can get together and have lunch and talk when there isn't so much going on.

You two have fun and I'll get a picture to you of SB and me.

TTFN
Gwenlee

Posted by: gaberlunzie 17-Oct-2005, 03:19 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 16-Oct-2005, 07:37 PM)

Gabby, have you finished, ABOSAA yet Wondering what you thought of it. I heard it is a real wild ride!


I have finished the book already and as so many of us still have to read or finish it I won't say much at all...except of that it's a wild ride indeed. Many explanations and quite a few surprises are waiting for the impatient reader.
I always said that it's the first book of the series I love most and I still do...but ABOSAA is a very close follower; enjoyed it immensly!!!

So you couldn't wait and read the last two chapters, eh? Bad bad girl! wink.gif tongue.gif ...But then I have to admit that I was VERY tempted to do the same while I was reading this book. I could resist finally but it almost killed me! laugh.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Oct-2005, 05:33 PM
QUOTE (gaberlunzie @ 17-Oct-2005, 04:19 PM)
I always said that it's the first book of the series I love most and I still do...but ABOSAA is a very close follower; enjoyed it immensly!!!


That's exactly what I keep hearing too! That people love Outlander first and now ABOSAA second. I have only spoken to one person who did not like ABOSAA at all! ohmy.gif

I usually refrain from reading the end of the book first, with the exception of this one. Although been tempted many times! However, when I first started reading Dragonfly in Amber and it started out 20 years later, I was so upset that I skimmed through the book to see if Jamie and Claire were back together at any time. If not, I wasn't going to bother reading it! laugh.gif

Posted by: Rapunzel5150 22-Nov-2005, 06:54 PM
For those who don't know A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon did come out on September 27th. My mom got this book FINALLY as a birthday gift, she was so excited as soon as she finished she thrust the book into my hands, literally and told me to hurry up cause she wanted to talk about it, haha. Hurry up... it's as HUGE of a book as her other Outlander ones. Their were quite a few surprises in this book. She did say this one was the last, but I'm sure like she did with Lord John, she could venture into another character. Even her minor ones have more about them than even some major character in other books. Well good luck and happy reading, it was a GREAT book. She's just ruined me for many other authors though, haha.

Leis gach beannachd (with every blessing),

Amy

Posted by: CelticRose 22-Nov-2005, 08:47 PM
Hey Amy! Nice to have you here amongst us! If I may be so bold to say that ABOSAA is NOT the last book in the series! There will be at least one or two more. Now how much Jamie and Claire will play a role in those books, I have no idea. I suspect they have to die sometime...boo hooo. When Diana finishes the series, she will do a prequel of Jamie's parents..after that another Outlandish Companion. I am just hoping that Gabaldon doesn't stop there. I hope there will be many more to come. Am I asking too much? Probably! rolleyes.gif wink.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Keltic 29-Nov-2005, 10:34 PM
Thought you Diana Gabaldon fans (from Arizona especially) might be interested in this:

QUOTE
Saturday, 02/18/2006
Tea with Diana Gabaldon
2:00 PM

Kilted Cat
2640 West Kiltie Lane
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Tickets: $25

Diana is a native of Flagstaff, and good friend of NACHS. At this annual event, Diana will read from some of her own works, and socialize with guests.

We will continue the traditions of including a silent auction and FANCY HAT CONTEST! If you choose to participate, wear a hat of your choice (you can make it, borrow it, or buy it!) and the winner will certainly leave the party as a "glad hatter".

For tickets, contact Jude McKenzie: 928.556.3161 anytime, or, AFTER JANUARY 1, 2006:

Arizona Music Pro
122 East Route 66
Flagstaff

Please note: tickets must be purchased by January 23, 2006, so we can get an accurate count to the caterer.


http://www.nachs.info/whatsnew.asp

Posted by: connor1985 29-Nov-2005, 11:00 PM
i first found diana by mistake i saw fc (fifth book) and read it and relized that there were other before it. well of course i had to read those and put it all together and i must say for a writer i've never heard of before i fell in love with her writing and with the people in the story. i now have all six books and like others have said i can't wait to see more.

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Dec-2005, 04:18 AM
Thanks so much Keltic! I did not know about that event! smile.gif

Connor! You read the fifth book and loved Diana? wow! I had a very hard time reading the fifth book...took me a year to get through that. I am so glad you read the other books and in order! I am sure you enjoyed the story a whole lot better too! wink.gif Have you started on the sixth book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes?

Posted by: gwenlee 31-Dec-2005, 12:06 PM
I am almost done with ABOSA and to say the least it is sooo verrry good. I can hardly wait for the next book. When will that one be out? I hope sooner than 4 years from now.

My girlfriend at work who I introduced to the books go a signed book compliments of her mother. I am so very jealous. Everyone take care

Gwenlee

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Jan-2006, 02:00 AM
Great! Gwenlee! I am so happy to hear you finished the book!

First I started off with the last two chapters..ahem...then I read the first six chapters and put it down to read another book! I know, it sounds crazy, but some friends of mine decided to do a re-read of it after the first of the year. So I decided to wait till then. So this week I am going to do a serious re-read of ABOSSA from the beginning again! Will let you know eventually how I feel about it! Gonna be doing some in depth discussing of it with some friends of mine while we read it together, so may take awhile. wink.gif

I will see Diana the end of February so will ask her when the next book is out, but I doubt I get a definitive answer! wink.gif smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 08-Jan-2006, 05:42 AM
I'm sure that I will be reading the book again this summer. I was very bad. I read the end of the book first and then went back to the beginning. But I tend to do that with every book I read. I can't discuss how I feel about some things because there are those that haven't read the book and I don't want to spoil it for them. So maybe later on this year when more have read ABOSA we can talk about where the characters are going.

Posted by: Firecracker 08-Jan-2006, 02:01 PM
I wish we could get Diana Gabaldon for our Glasgow Highland Games.
That would be awesome!

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Jan-2006, 01:39 AM
Hey Firecracker! Why not invite her?! That's all she is waiting for ! wink.gif Let me know what happens! IF you need help in contacting her, let me know. wink.gif biggrin.gif

I re-reading ABOSAA right now. I am on chapter 9!

Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 15-Jan-2006, 08:21 PM
CR that is so funny, I am re-reading ABOSAA too! What a co-winkie-dink! Happy reading!!

Posted by: CelticRose 19-Jan-2006, 06:26 PM
Hey Amy! I am in Chapter 14 now. I just can't understand why Jamie would be for the ole King Georgie knowing what that old dude did to the Scots! Ya know?! But this is my first read, so hopefully things will change! wink.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 27-Jan-2006, 05:05 AM
CR: Just keep reading all is not what it seems. I can't say no more.

Posted by: CelticRose 30-Jan-2006, 06:24 AM
I hear ya, Gwenlee! wink.gif Thanks!

It is confirmed as of today that our Arizona Ladies of Lallybroch group will be seeing Diana at the local highland games and having lunch with her as well the end of February. This will be my fourth time and I am very excited. The more I get to know about this woman personally, the more respect I have for her. This woman has a lot of class! I am really enjoying ABOSAA!

Posted by: gwenlee 14-Feb-2006, 07:05 AM
CR have you finished ABOSA yet?

Posted by: CelticRose 20-Feb-2006, 11:05 PM
Hi gwenlee! How are you? Um.....er.....no I am embarrassed to say I have not finished it yet. I have had to read some historical stuff and then go back and forth to ABOSAA, but what I have read so far I am really loving a lot! I was hoping to have it finished before I saw DG this Saturday, but it ain't gonna happen! EEP

Did you finish it? What did you think? From what I have gathered people have either really loved it or not. Oh well. So far I am really loving it.

Posted by: connor1985 24-Feb-2006, 09:10 PM
just to update all yes i have read the sixth book in fact i own all six and am working on getting two more. i love to read if i had to be honest reading would be my first love (go Galadriel would kill me if she saw this) since i was little i've read anything i could get my hands on. in a way i thinks its helped shape me into the person i am and in a good way i have a much wider view of the world then many people i've met. growing us in school i was always at least three or even at times fours reading grades ahead of my classmates and that was very hard having to read what i thought was a childs book when i was so far ahead. since i have a somewhat of a creative mind i fell in love with science fiction and living in a small city the libaray only has so many books to choose from. i found DG like i said only becuase the FC just came out and i always check the new books first just in case and wondered why the story seemed out of wack well it's becuase i missed the first four. so i read them all and re-read them again and again until i finally bought them all. when the sixth one came out i only caught it by chance at the mall i as just looking around and happened to see DG name and i grabed it and didn't care what the price was going to be i had to have it and see what happened. again i loved the story and now i'm hoping there is going to be another. has anyone heard if there is going to be a seventh? she left the story with a question in my mind saying what happens do roger and bree try to take the kids back to be with claire and jamie or what??? i hate being left hanging it drives me crazy!!! on a side note as i said i love to read and i have started to write my own science fiction book. its not very good becuase i have a low vocabulary. yes its true i have always had a hard time in english (even though i can speak it) and i noticed as i wrote it seemed to childish so i've been at a writers block for the past two years and just can't seem to get going again. what i would give to have a chance to meet DG and perhaps get some thoughts from her and advice. ahhh the road not taken... oh well such is life. good luck to all who are reading and let me know what if any of you want to know more about my writing please let me know.

Posted by: CelticRose 28-Feb-2006, 06:01 PM
Hey Connor.. Yes! There is going to be another book, possibly two. Just depends. After she finishes the series she will write a book about Jamie' s parents and then finish off with the final "Outlandish Companion."

Here are some photos from our meeting on Saturday. As you can see, there were about 30 or more with her for breakfast on Saturday...me included in the Jacobite costume. Hope y'all enjoy the photos!

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EZNnDlwxcMPi

Posted by: Rindy 28-Feb-2006, 06:43 PM
What wonderful photos Celtic Rose. I am glad all of you had such a great time..

Thank you for sharing them..

Slainte smile.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 02-Mar-2006, 03:32 PM
CR the pictures are great. Lucky you. I really liked ABOSAA and can hardly wait for the next book to come out. I hesitate to discuss the book because of those that have not finished it yet. But as usual the book leaves you hanging.

Posted by: CelticRose 06-Mar-2006, 04:42 PM
Thanks ladies for taking a look at the pics.

Gwenlee, I already know all the spoilers anyway, so you talk all you want to anybody about ABOSAA! biggrin.gif I am on Chapter 21 now. I am such a slow reader! rolleyes.gif Yeah, I know the last chapter leaves you hanging. I read the last chapter first, remember?! laugh.gif cool.gif

Posted by: LoriCelt 09-Mar-2006, 06:46 PM
OH. . .I am so excited to hear of others who enjoy The Highlander series!! None of my reader friends have delved into her books, yet and there have been so many times when I've wanted to discuss part of one of the books and had no one to turn to!
I discovered the series during last Autumn and I am now about 175 pages from the end of A Breath Of Snow and Ashes. I am trying to read slowly and really digest the last of the book because I know I will be sad when it is all finished!
I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and our winters last for a good 7 months (or more) so it is a blessing to find a really good book series.
Any recommendations for a new book to start when I am finished?
Celtic Rose ~ I am so jealous that you met Diana Gabaldon! I'll bet you were flummoxed. Her imagination is incredible as, I'm sure, is her spirit.

Posted by: CelticRose 15-Mar-2006, 05:24 AM
hey LoriCelt! so great to hear from you! You live in some really beautiful country!

I am so happy to see other DG fans! I am on a mission to get DG on the national news to promote her books and such! I have already contacted "Today" morning show. I have the permission of Diana to do this.

The reason why I am doing this is because she was on our local Phoenix news last Friday night and it was awesome to see her, the environment in which she writes and then us fanatic fans who see her once or twice a year.

I considered Oprah but it appears that Oprah has only certain folks on her show and that is to encourage whatever agenda she has, so I decided against it. But day and night time talk shows, I am contacting them all! biggrin.gif

I love the Highlander series too! Have you read all the books, LoriCelt?

Posted by: LoriCelt 17-Mar-2006, 01:39 PM
Hello, Celtic Rose!
Happy St. Patty's Day to you. Yes, I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful area. Absolutely love it here. . .Lake Superior and all her moods.
That is incredible to me that you are going to promote her! She is amazingly talented and I am so envious that you have met her. . .although you live in her vicinity. Lucky.
I just finished A Breath Of Snow And Ashes a few days ago. . .I felt like I'd lost part of my family! I couldn't wait to finish it, yet I was trying to read sloooowly and draw it out. Aaaaah.
I just got a friend of mine to start Highlander and she is calling me daily cursing me for all of her dirty dishes, uncooked meals, etc. I told her when I handed it to her that once the took the book into her hands I was not responsible for her "addiction'!
It's good to have others who love the same authors. Thanks so much for sharing. Please let me know if any of the shows have her on! I would love to see her. I've read many of her interviews on her website and she sounds lovely.

Posted by: CelticRose 18-Mar-2006, 02:27 PM
Well LoriCelt, Diana plans to come out with one or two more books to the Outlander series, so the story is not over yet! wink.gif We just have to wait a few years! biggrin.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Aug-2006, 04:55 AM
Hey all! Can't believe it has been this long since I have written in here.

I had the pleasure of seeing and talking with Diana Gabaldon about three weeks ago at our local Highland games. She did a reading from her newest book she is currently writing. I honestly did not hear it as I was in my own camp with the 1745 Jacobites. My friends told me that she now has the ending written about Jamie and Claire and it is locked up in a certain place. So she at least knows now how the series will end. Whether she will have one or two more books after A Breath of Snow and Ashes, she is not sure.

In the meantime, many of us from the Ladies of Lallybroch ordered "Claire" rings. This is the wedding ring that Jamie supposedly had made for Claire with Thistle and celtic love knot. I just ordered mine and plan to wear it like Claire...on the right hand, ring finger. Should get it in about 4-8 weeks! Can hardly wait! Has anybody else ordered this ring for themselves?

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 13-Sep-2006, 08:59 AM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 09-Aug-2006, 05:55 AM)


In the meantime, many of us from the Ladies of Lallybroch ordered "Claire" rings. This is the wedding ring that Jamie supposedly had made for Claire with Thistle and celtic love knot. I just ordered mine and plan to wear it like Claire...on the right hand, ring finger. Should get it in about 4-8 weeks! Can hardly wait! Has anybody else ordered this ring for themselves?

I didn't know they had rings made. where can I look to order one at?



I m a huge DG fan. I wrote to her back in january and received book plates not too long ago. Hate to see this series end....I love it too much!

Posted by: sisterknight 13-Sep-2006, 12:22 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 09-Aug-2006, 06:55 AM)
This is the wedding ring that Jamie supposedly had made for Claire with Thistle and celtic love knot. I just ordered mine and plan to wear it like Claire...on the right hand, ring finger. Should get it in about 4-8 weeks! Can hardly wait! Has anybody else ordered this ring for themselves?

Rings???you can order "their"ring????where??do they deliver in canada??

Posted by: CelticRose 16-Sep-2006, 11:47 PM
Hello all! I am sorry I am just now getting back to you all. Yes, you can order a Claire ring..or you could. It is through the Ladies of Lallybroch site http://www.lallybroch.com/

Diana allowed only so many as I think the jeweler who did them as well.

All rings have been made and sent. We are hoping in January that Diana and the jeweler will allow more to be made. So keep an eye out, eh? If not, I will do my best to keep you all posted, ok?


Posted by: Lady of the Loch 17-Sep-2006, 06:56 PM
thanks! I would love to get my hands on one of those rings...keep us posted wink.gif

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 19-Sep-2006, 06:48 AM
Befpre I forget, diana is up for an award, kind of like the emmy's but it is for writers. The book that is up is ABOSAA. You can go to her site and get the link and vote for her. Although, I think they put it in the sci-fi category.

Posted by: CelticRose 24-Sep-2006, 03:14 AM
I am not surprised cause after all her book, ABOSAA, out sold The DaVinci Code! It was #1 for quite awhile!

I will most certainly let you all know when the rings are available again. Sorry you did not know before. sad.gif

Posted by: connor1985 01-Nov-2006, 01:32 PM
any word on when the next book will be out? i been out of the loop for a while and have yet to read anything about a release date. if anyone knows anything please let me know. book.gif cheers.gif beer.gif

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 02-Nov-2006, 07:17 AM
QUOTE (connor1985 @ 01-Nov-2006, 02:32 PM)
any word on when the next book will be out? i been out of the loop for a while and have yet to read anything about a release date. if anyone knows anything please let me know. book.gif cheers.gif beer.gif

I haven't heard anything yet. I did hear recently though that there was a contest going on where you could win a dinner w/ diana. She would fly you out to arizona (I think that is where she lives ) and have dinner w/ her but that is over too. If I hear anything I will let you know!

Posted by: CelticRose 06-Nov-2006, 02:42 PM
QUOTE (connor1985 @ 01-Nov-2006, 02:32 PM)
any word on when the next book will be out? i been out of the loop for a while and have yet to read anything about a release date. if anyone knows anything please let me know. book.gif cheers.gif beer.gif

Hey all! Diana has no idea when the new J&C book will be out, 2-3 years maybe? She is currently working on it, but her main priority right now is getting the new Lord John Grey book finished, published and out. She is also working on a murdery mystery of sorts that will be set in Phoenix. And yes, she does live in Arizona, Scottsdale to be exact.

Anyway, thought I would keep you up-to-date as I find out or if any of you find out sooner, let us know! smile.gif

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 06-Nov-2006, 05:28 PM
New lord john novel? That is cool. I enjoyed that last the one I read "lord john and the private matter". Anyway, thanks for the info:D

Posted by: CelticRose 16-Nov-2006, 12:57 AM
Your welcome! I will keep y'all posted as I learn stuff. I hope y'all will get a chance to get the "Claire ring" in the mean time.

Posted by: ImmortalAvalon 27-Nov-2006, 11:57 PM
I read on her site that there will be one, maybe two, more Outlander novels, plus a prequel about Jamie's parents that may be done in three novellas.

Also, for Sara Donati fans, I've just finished Queen of Swords, the fifth one, and I liked it. Most of it takes place in New Orleans, before and during the battle for that city. There will be one more in the Wilderness series, that I know of, that is.

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 28-Nov-2006, 06:29 AM
thanks for that! I just read on her site that the lord john's book is called, " Lord John and the Hand of the Devils. It is 3 stories and comes out late 2006/ early 2007. Also that people are doing ther e own movies on you tube. Here are the links:
do it themselves. [g]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrqvgaXs2HE&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQotZg-kIQ&mode=related&search=

http://youtube.com/watch?v=V_zuxlLra38

I guess they are stories/shows about jamie and claire

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 28-Nov-2006, 07:03 AM
I have to say that after watching the third one, he looks more like the jamie I imagined more than the rest

Posted by: CelticRose 28-Nov-2006, 09:06 AM
I wholeheartedly agree, Ladyoftheloch~ I see the third one as the most accurate for all charaters, especially Jamie. Dear oh Gerarad Butler plays him in the third video, eh? Just what some of us want anyway! Yippeee

Posted by: CelticRose 02-Feb-2007, 10:20 PM
Hey all! Here is the recent link on ordering the Claire ring! Here's your chance now. I have truly loved mine! Good luck! Let me know who of you orders one!

http://ivmoores.com/claires_ring/claires_ring.htm

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 03-Feb-2007, 06:34 AM
Yay, (jumping up and down)thank you,thank you, thank you !!! I will check it out asap biggrin.gif smile.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Feb-2007, 08:06 AM
Oh goody, LOTL! Let me know! I honestly wasn't sure if anyone here would have been interested and so glad to see otherwise! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish you much luck in getting the ring and that you will be happy once you get it!

Posted by: gcw57 04-Feb-2007, 03:32 AM
smile.gif Hi folks!

I know I am very late to be putting comments in this thread but I have read most of the series. I picked up a copy of my Mom's one day and just kept reading. I thought Dragonfly, Outlander and Voyager were wonderful stories very well told.

For some reason, Drums of Autumn just lost me. I still haven't finished it, but plan to try again in the future. We have the entire series and maybe when I try to pick it up again, I'll go back to the beginning. There is no question that Diana Gabaldon is a terrific writer.

I hope you don't mind a guys comments, but I believe in reading good books. I don't much care whether you call them romance, mystery, suspence or anything else. A good book deserves to be read!

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 04-Feb-2007, 11:09 AM
QUOTE (gcw57 @ 04-Feb-2007, 04:32 AM)
smile.gif Hi folks!

I know I am very late to be putting comments in this thread but I have read most of the series. I picked up a copy of my Mom's one day and just kept reading. I thought Dragonfly, Outlander and Voyager were wonderful stories very well told.

For some reason, Drums of Autumn just lost me. I still haven't finished it, but plan to try again in the future. We have the entire series and maybe when I try to pick it up again, I'll go back to the beginning. There is no question that Diana Gabaldon is a terrific writer.

I hope you don't mind a guys comments, but I believe in reading good books. I don't much care whether you call them romance, mystery, suspence or anything else. A good book deserves to be read!

I really enjoyed them tremendously! I will reread them again when I know the next book is coming out. I don't think it matters if you are a man or woman, to me, she is amazing in reguards to writing biggrin.gif

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 04-Feb-2007, 11:10 AM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 03-Feb-2007, 09:06 AM)
Oh goody, LOTL! Let me know! I honestly wasn't sure if anyone here would have been interested and so glad to see otherwise! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish you much luck in getting the ring and that you will be happy once you get it!

yeah, I am soooooo excited to order one, just trying to thinking which one I want silver or gold biggrin.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 05-Feb-2007, 02:38 PM
gcw57, I know several men who read these books! Like you say, a good book is a good book. We were all so happy when Diana was *finally* able to get the book stores to change them from the "romance" section to now "historical fiction," where they really deserve to be.

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Mar-2007, 01:57 PM
Hello all Diana fans. I wanted to share with you some photos I took this past weekend. I am part of the Arizona chapter of Ladies (and gents) of Lallybroch. Because Diana resides in AZ, we were chosen by the National Ladies of Lallybroch to present Herself with one of the stones that are made and purchased in Scotland to help build the new visitor center at Culloden. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Vanity note: The photo of me and Diana is horrendous of me! I had just finished up a weekend of 1745 Jacobite re-enacting at the local Highland games and my allergies were full blown and I look I stuck my head in a bowl of dust! laugh.gif

here are the pics! Enjoy!

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EZNnDlwxcMrY


Posted by: Lady of the Loch 03-Mar-2007, 08:12 PM
Thanks for sharing those pics! I bet you all had a wonderful time!

Posted by: CelticRose 03-Mar-2007, 08:33 PM
Thanks for taking the time to look and glad you enjoyed! We did have a wonderful time, but the other patrons having dinner seemed a wee bit annoyed. oh well. tongue.gif I had to crop one of the photos cause one of the restaurant patrons insisted on being in our photos and making faces and gestures. Really annoyed me! dry.gif even after I had explained to her and her family what was going on. Oh well. Can't please everyone, eh? I wish we had had our own room, but it wasn't possible in the restaurant we were in . Really excellent food though!

Posted by: gcw57 04-Mar-2007, 02:56 AM
biggrin.gif Those are really terrific pictures, CelticRose!

Diana always looks so young and happy in pictures - could she be time travelling or some such?

My sister brought over the latest book for Mom today, so after she's done with my Steve Berry book, I think she's going to be somewhat unavailable in the evenings!

Posted by: CelticRose 05-Mar-2007, 11:57 PM
Hey gcw57! Did you happen to see some men in the photos? Yep! They have all read the books too! Glad you enjoyed the photos. Someone asked me about further information regarding the stone presented to Diana. They wanted to know what it was made of and where it was from. I had the mistaken idea they came from Scotland, but apparently I was very wrong. Here is the info from our fearless leader of the AZ Chapter of Ladies of Lallybroch who tonight gave me this info concerning the stone presented to Diana. I will put her response in quotes.

"It's made of granite and I have no idea where the granite came from. The original (DG's was a duplicate) will be placed in the walkway at the Culloden Visitor Center after the restorations are finished."

Hope that helps clear up some things. smile.gif

Posted by: gcw57 08-Mar-2007, 02:01 AM
smile.gif Thanks for the update CelticRose,

That's pretty cool that the original stone will be placed at the Culloden Visitor Center. As terrible a place as that was in history, it's one of the things that I'd most like to visit if I ever get the opportunity to see Scotland. While I'm no expert on anything, the culture & history of places always interests me and I am a museum visitor as well. I like to return home from trips somewhat smarter than when I left.

I did see the men in the pictures! I was just elected publicity person for our Highland Games coming up in June so between that, our medieval dinner and Robbie Burns Night I get the pleasure of hearing the pipe & drum corps several times a year. I much prefer them outside rather than in. biggrin.gif

My nephew kilted up for his wedding last year as did his Dad and a single piper leading them down to the lakeside. Most impressive!

I don't know how long it will take Mom to read the latest book, but I think it's time I tried to get back into the series. Happy days!

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Mar-2007, 11:09 PM
Sounds terrific! gcw57! Good on you and your family! Let us know if your family are hooked enough to get autographed books and buy Claire rings! wink.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: gcw57 13-Mar-2007, 02:23 AM
unsure.gif I know I shouldn't ask this, but I'm going to anyway. What would be involved in getting autographed books? That might make a nice gift for either Mom or sister.

laugh.gif Several of my bookcases just groaned!

Posted by: CelticRose 13-Mar-2007, 02:39 AM
What do you mean you should not ask?! That is totally ridiculous! Here is an answer to your question. we have here in AZ a book store that Diana goes to frequently to sign books, etc.. It is called "The Poisioned Pen" and is located in Scottsdale, AZ. If you want a specific book and it to be signed, then here is the link to do so. Hope this helps!

http://www.poisonedpen.com/

When you contact the folks, albeit email or phone (I would recommend the latter), tell them what book you want and what you want Diana to sign on it. I have done it and it works! Hope it works for you as well! if you need more help, let me know!


Posted by: Lady of the Loch 28-Jun-2007, 07:47 AM
Did everyone see the New Lord John series Coming out in November?

Lord John and the Hand of Devils
(three novellas in a single volume)

* Lord John and the Hellfire Club
* Lord John and the Succubus
* Lord John and the Haunted Soldier

Posted by: CelticRose 19-Jul-2007, 03:59 AM
Hey Lady of the Loch. I knew about the series. I hope to get it in November and have time to read them as well! unsure.gif

Many thanks!

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 09-Aug-2007, 02:27 PM
I just looked and Diana's got one called Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade being release August 28 yay biggrin.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Lady of Avalon 09-Aug-2007, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the tip Lady of the Loch,I'll go to Chapters and buy it.
Just love the Lord John saga....

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 09-Aug-2007, 07:08 PM
I do too as well as the rest of them!!!

Posted by: gcw57 10-Aug-2007, 01:41 AM
thumbs_up.gif Celtic Rose thanks for the link to Poisoned Pen!

Now, I have to sit down and look at my budget - shipping to Canada can be a real killer! They sure have an interesting lot of books that we likely don't get in our small town.

Posted by: CelticRose 11-Aug-2007, 11:58 PM
Always glad to help. I am not a big Lord John fan, but I am sure I will get the book and read it regardless. I just wish Diana Gabaldon had chosen to write about more interesting characters (to me) like Dougal and Murtagh, to name a few! But hey! I am not the creator and author of these characters so the person who is has to do what she feels called to do, eh? wink.gif

Posted by: gcw57 12-Aug-2007, 01:11 AM
unsure.gif Please pardon my foolishness again, but is Lord John a character that has already been written about? Do Jamie and Claire come across Lord John in one of Diana's stories?

I remember thinking that I would like to have known more about Fergus.

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Aug-2007, 01:24 AM
Hey, no problem, gcw57. It has been about 2-1/2 years since I have read the books so here goes. Lord John was not a major character in the early books. I wish I could remember which novel he was first introduced. But since then, the author, has chosen to write a series about him...I believe about three.

So, no, you are not being foolish. It is very hard to keep up with the books, let alone the side novels Gabaldon writes. If you hear anything new or different, let us know! thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 12-Aug-2007, 08:09 AM
Lord John first appeared in Voyager.

Posted by: CelticRose 16-Aug-2007, 02:45 PM
Thanks gwenlee. I remember Lord John being in Voyager, but couldn't remember if he was first introduced in that book or not.

Well, I have lots of news to share with y'all! Your going to love this, if you don't already know.

Diana is releasing the latest Lord John book this month, “Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade.”

As all you Galbaldon fan’s are aware, Diana’s latest book in the “Outlander” series is book 6, “A Breath of Snow and Ashes”.

Well I have some even more special news to share!

Last week, some friends of mine went to Ontario, Canada to attend the Fergus Highland Games. Diana Gabaldon was there doing a book signing and spoke before an audience her future plans regarding the Outlander series. I copied excerpts from what a friend wrote regarding that talk from Diana. Here goes and hope you enjoy!

“Diana mentioned that she has written the beginning and the end of Book 7. And guess what? There will be a book 8! Yay!!!!!!!!

Many of us were lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade in which Jamie plays quite a large role.

Someone asked if we'll hear more from Frank and Diana said yes and that he may even get his own book somewhere down the line. biggrin.gif

The most popular question seems to be about getting a movie made. I've heard this over the years and Diana's response but this time around she said that they were in "serious" discussions with a very well known production company that has made some very well received movies. She couldn't mention who they were because they're still ironing out the details but she will, of course, let us know on her website if anything comes to fruition. She said that this looks quite promising!! Someone asked if the production company was from the UK and she said no.

Something else I found very interesting was her answer to what her most favourite and least favourite book was in the series. She said that her favourite book is always the one she's just written and so at this point Brotherhood of the Blade is her favourite. Her least favourite, although not that she doesn't like the book but it's the one that she's least satisfied with, is The Fiery Cross. The reason being that she did not have the opportunity to edit the book as she usually does. There seemed to be a "civil war" raging between two editors (or publishing company - I can't quite remember) and they wanted the book out very fast. Diana said that if she had the time to edit the book properly it would have been about 40,000 words shorter.

Diana is also working on a Graphic Novel (which is basically a comic book for adults) and it is from Murtagh's pov.

And another worthy mention is the prequel. This will consist of a trilogy of novellas. The first will be about Colum and Dougal, the second will focus on Brian and Ellen's relationship and the third will be about Murtagh.”

Well, that’s all folks, but some pretty exciting things to come, eh?

Posted by: gcw57 17-Aug-2007, 02:58 AM
smile.gif Wow!

You are definitely in the loop and I do thank you for sharing! Maybe I should just go back and reread the entire series so I'll remember some of the charactors.

Way to go, Celtic Rose!

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 18-Aug-2007, 07:48 AM
Wow CR thanks for all that information. I am soooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!! More books plus a possible movie, And a book 8 of the Outlander series..can it get any better than that? YAY!!!!!

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 18-Aug-2007, 07:50 AM
QUOTE (gcw57 @ 17-Aug-2007, 03:58 AM)
smile.gif Wow!

You are definitely in the loop and I do thank you for sharing! Maybe I should just go back and reread the entire series so I'll remember some of the charactors.

Way to go, Celtic Rose!

That is exactly what I have been doing for the last month, rereading the books. I know that the new one in the outlander series won't be here for awhile, but with the new lord john series coming out, I want to remember all he was about. I also thought aobut re-reading the private matter one as well.

Posted by: CelticRose 18-Aug-2007, 06:50 PM
I am pretty excited as well! I am glad to hear there is going to be a Frank book as I am very interested in things from his pov! But I am like you ladies. I am going to have to go back and re-read all the books so I can remember. Murtagh is getting his own book? I don't even remember that much about Murtagh! unsure.gif

Anyway, I am doing the happy dance as well! punk.gif

Posted by: connor1985 11-Sep-2007, 10:05 AM
has there been any news on the next book in Outlander set? i have been checking her website and have seen she has added to Lord John Grey but nothing on jamie. any news????

Posted by: CelticRose 12-Sep-2007, 10:53 PM
QUOTE (connor1985 @ 11-Sep-2007, 11:05 AM)
has there been any news on the next book in Outlander set? i have been checking her website and have seen she has added to Lord John Grey but nothing on jamie. any news????

Hello connor1985! Welcome!

You may not have seen this post I made a few posts up, so I am going to copy and paste the pertinent stuff for you to give you the latest news, ok? This info was handed over from a friend who saw Diana in Fergus last month. What she wrote is in quotes. To add to all this, I believe Diana is considering doing a series on "Master Raymond." Wouldn't that be interesting?

Hope you enjoy!



“Diana mentioned that she has written the beginning and the end of Book 7. And guess what? There will be a book 8! Yay!!!!!!!!

Many of us were lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade in which Jamie plays quite a large role.

Someone asked if we'll hear more from Frank and Diana said yes and that he may even get his own book somewhere down the line.

The most popular question seems to be about getting a movie made. I've heard this over the years and Diana's response but this time around she said that they were in "serious" discussions with a very well known production company that has made some very well received movies. She couldn't mention who they were because they're still ironing out the details but she will, of course, let us know on her website if anything comes to fruition. She said that this looks quite promising!! Someone asked if the production company was from the UK and she said no.

Something else I found very interesting was her answer to what her most favourite and least favourite book was in the series. She said that her favourite book is always the one she's just written and so at this point Brotherhood of the Blade is her favourite. Her least favourite, although not that she doesn't like the book but it's the one that she's least satisfied with, is The Fiery Cross. The reason being that she did not have the opportunity to edit the book as she usually does. There seemed to be a "civil war" raging between two editors (or publishing company - I can't quite remember) and they wanted the book out very fast. Diana said that if she had the time to edit the book properly it would have been about 40,000 words shorter.

Diana is also working on a Graphic Novel (which is basically a comic book for adults) and it is from Murtagh's pov.

And another worthy mention is the prequel. This will consist of a trilogy of novellas. The first will be about Colum and Dougal, the second will focus on Brian and Ellen's relationship and the third will be about Murtagh.”






Posted by: Lady of the Loch 26-Sep-2007, 06:14 AM
I can't wait until these come out. I am re-reading the Outlander series at this time. I seen this info on her website and I am so excited there could possibly be a movie! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the infor CR

Posted by: CelticRose 28-Sep-2007, 01:31 PM
"Spoiler" for those who haven't read all the books.

RE: Mastor Raymond

Did you all see this on DG's website regarding this character? There has been a rumor he may even get his own book as well! Below is what is written on Galbaldon's website.

From Herself
"Who/what is Master Raymond? What is his significance? (SPOILER)

Who he is, is a prehistoric time traveler. I think he came from somewhere about 400 BC or perhaps a bit earlier (not technically "prehistoric," but they certainly weren't using written records where he started out), and the 18th century is not his first stop.

He is--or was--a shaman, born with the ability to heal through empathy. He sees auras plainly; those with his power all have the blue light he has--born warriors, on the other hand, are red (so yes, "the red man" is iconic {grin}). He has a rather strong aversion to Vikings, owing to events that happened in his own time;
hence his nervousness when he sees Jamie. He's afraid of them, but he also realizes just what a strong life-force they have--that's why he makes Claire invoke it (using the sexual and emotional link between her and Jamie) to heal her.

His descendants--a few of whom he meets now and then in his travels- have the blue light about them, too; in large degree or small, depending on their talents. So he knows Claire, when he sees her, as one of his great-great, etc. grand-daughters. And Gillian/Geillis is another--you notice she has Claire's sense of plants, though she tends naturally to poison, rather than medicines. {grin}

We'll see him again--though not in Jamie and Claire's story, I don't think. Master Raymond should get his own series of books, beginning at the beginning (Stonehenge) and going on through his travels. So in fact, we'll see Claire, Jamie, and Geillis again, then-- but as secondary characters in Master Raymond's story (you recall, Geillis mentions having met "one other" (time-traveler) in Voyager, but doesn't tell Claire who it is."

Anyway, just had to share!


Posted by: Gwynhwyvar 30-Sep-2007, 07:51 PM
I have never read any of Diana Galbadon's books, but since I have been on CR I have been interested in finding out more about these books. Well, I happened to be at a local Goodwill store the other day and picked a copy of "Outlander" for a dollar - in hardback! So, I will give it a read.

Posted by: Lady of the Loch 03-Oct-2007, 06:25 AM
CR- Interesting! thanks for the info. He is a rather mysterious character in Dragon Fly in Amber anyway. I am looking forward to this as well!

Gwynhwyar- I think you will love it!

Posted by: gwenlee 12-Nov-2007, 07:54 AM
I am starting Lord John Grey-Brotherhood of the Blade. Have any of you read it.

Gwenlee

Posted by: CelticRose 21-Nov-2007, 10:37 PM
QUOTE (gwenlee @ 12-Nov-2007, 08:54 AM)
I am starting Lord John Grey-Brotherhood of the Blade. Have any of you read it.

Gwenlee

No, I have not read it yet. However, I hear it is much better than the first book about LJG. Anxious to hear your review! wink.gif

Posted by: gwenlee 21-Nov-2007, 10:59 PM
So far Brotherhood of the Blade is a lot better.

Gwenlee

Posted by: CelticRose 06-Jan-2008, 11:32 PM
I keep hearing that the latest Lord John book is much better than the first, but I have yet to read it. Will read it eventually though! It is in my TBR list!

Posted by: The Wizard of BC 07-Jan-2008, 12:56 AM
So, what do you do when you hear Diana is coming to town for a book signing?

You put on your kilt and head down there.

It was a good thing my wife acted as escort. With as many times as I was asked if I were Jamie I'm not sure I would have made it out of there alive.


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it's really too bad I'm such an old curmudgeon, I have this soft spot for petite ladies.

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Jan-2008, 01:18 AM
Wizard! Is that you in the photo with Diana? Can't tell. Teriffic photo!

Well what we do here in AZ (since she lives here) we dress in very casual wear but we bring our finest books of hers we love and have her sign them. There's no formalities here. AZ is verra casual!

Diana is such a laid back lady. No upper airs about her at all.

Not only her wonderful writing, but her kind and giving heart is what makes her terrific amongst us fans!

Posted by: The Wizard of BC 07-Jan-2008, 02:59 AM
Yeppers, that's me.

As Diana says,
"There is just something about being in a room with a man in a kilt. You always feel that you may find yourself up against the wall any moment."

I just couldn't resist.

A room with 350 women who all have fantasies about men in kilts and 1 guy in a kilt. HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CelticRose 07-Jan-2008, 03:04 AM
Well great photo and I am impressed as I am sure you were that you were in a photo with Galbadon............but then the woman is my ultimate hero. What can I say! I am sure your wife loved seeing you in the kilt.......next to Diana as well! wink.gif

Posted by: The Wizard of BC 09-Jan-2008, 03:45 PM
Well, to tell the truth, this was not the first time I have met Diana. In the early days of her writing, and before she had to worry about security, she and my in-laws lived on the same block.
So when my wife and I would go down to visit we would meet her all the time. Walking dogs, washing the car, stuff like that. There also used to be neighborhood cook-outs and Diana and her husband would sometimes come.

Now, when ever she is due to come to town we make a point to attend. It's nice to get personalized autographs on your books as my wife has.

Me, I'm sorry to say have only read Outlander and have little interest in the rest of her writings. Wrong hormones.
So I attend kilted and pose for photos.

Posted by: CelticRose 09-Jan-2008, 07:07 PM
So you used to live in AZ, Wizard? Then you would have lived an hour from me. I see you live in beautiful BC now. That is one place I want to go to.

I hope to see Diana next month. We all attend what used to be the Mesa Highland games together, but it has moved to downtown Phoenix this year. All us Ladies of Lallybroch fans (includes men and women who love her books) have the pleasure of dinner with Herself. I will keep you all posted if we get the honor again this year.

Posted by: Rindy 20-Jan-2008, 10:51 AM
CR..I am still reading Drums of Autumn I best hurry up have two more to go and I still am not looking forward to reading The Fiery Cross. What was the next one called something Ashes?

Now do I understand that Diana Gabaldon is putting out another series of this? I just hear bits and pieces..thought you could fill me in.

Slainte

Posted by: CelticRose 21-Jan-2008, 05:04 AM
hey Rindy! Don't feel bad. I still haven't read A Breath of Snow and Ashes, her latest book of the series. I mean I am on Chapter 35 or something like that but I keep getting interrupted and can't seem to devote the time I need to finish it.

Diana is coming out with another book in the series. I forget the name but she talks about it on her website. http://.www.dianagalbadon.com No, it will not be the last book. She believes she has one other to finish the series.

If you all go into her website, you will get a glimpse of her ideal image of Claire. The artist she hired to do this protrait did a really outstanding job...I think.

Posted by: Sekhmet 21-Jan-2008, 11:36 AM
Ok, so...how many times have I skimmed past this thread?

I think I've read the entire series about four times now. >.>

Incidentally, the link you put up isn't working, darlin'.

Posted by: CelticRose 21-Jan-2008, 04:55 PM
Hey Sekmet! Well it might help if I spelled it correctly! rolleyes.gif thanks for letting me know. hee hee http://www.dianagabaldon.com

Scroll down to near the bottom and see the painting of Claire and tell me what you all think. It is how I would have imagined her to look like. This is all in preparation for the graphic novel she is working on.

Posted by: Sekhmet 22-Jan-2008, 09:26 PM
Wow, that portrait is about dead on. I love it.

I love the last comment in the questions about the next book section. Yes, Lord John is gay. LMAO

Posted by: Rindy 23-Jan-2008, 03:26 PM
Celtic Rose, thank you for the link. I agree with Sekhmet the portrait is wonderful.
I am so glad to know I am not the only one behind on reading the series.
Sekhmet 4 times???? You must be able to speed read... someday I will get to 1 time...lol...

Thanks for keeping us updated Celtic Rose.. thumbs_up.gif

Slainte

Posted by: Sekhmet 23-Jan-2008, 03:56 PM
Well, to be fair...the first couple of books have been out for quite some time. I don't get much reading time anymore, between all of the other things I do and that pesky thing about there only being 24 hours in a day.

Her books are very easy to read, though. I can rip through 'em when I get time.

Posted by: Rindy 23-Jan-2008, 07:05 PM
Sekhmet, that's what worries me the "been out for awhile now" ha...I will be in the grave before I get them read...lol

I will say I haven't read a series of books in my life. I agree when you start reading one of her books it's very hard to put down....she is a wonderful author.

I should be reading one right now..but nooooo.. hahaha

Slainte

Posted by: CelticRose 24-Jan-2008, 05:59 PM
hey ladies, don't feel bad. I have yet to finish A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Just not enough hours and time for the day. Just the way it is.

I did love the portrait of Claire. So glad to share while Diana works on this graphic novel. As more images come up of other characters will share with you, ok?


Posted by: pretentiouswombat 13-Feb-2008, 12:39 PM
Hey y'all!

I just thought I'd drop in to meet everyone. I'm going to read through all the old posts to see what's been going on. I'm on my second time through Dragonfly in Amber right now. I have read, I think, the first 4 books and now I'm rereading them before I move onto the ones I haven't touched.

My daughter says the Lord John series is pretty good. Has anyone got any feedback on them? I haven't gotten into them yet.


Posted by: CelticRose 13-Feb-2008, 01:03 PM
Welcome Wombat!

I have read all the "Outlander" series except for the latest, "A Breath of Snow and Ashes." I am still working on that one.

I have read the first book of the "Lord John" series. IMHO, it was ok. Nothing like the Outlander series, but Lord John is just not one of my favorite characters. I have heard that the second book in this series is much better. I am sure I will be reading it, but I really need to finish the latest in the Outlander series first!

I have been to Dahlonega many times as I used to live in GA. I had no idea Diana was there! That must have been exciting! Glad you got an autographed book, too!

I am part of the Arizona Ladies of Lallybroch group. GA has a chapter as well, did you know that? Every year we try to have at least one dinner with "Herself" but not sure if it is going to happen this year or not....boo hoo. sad.gif

Posted by: pretentiouswombat 21-Feb-2008, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the heads-up on the Georgia group, CR. I'll have to look into that. I've been a little remiss on my reading lately as I've been reading some non-fiction and haven't been back to Jamie and Claire in a couple of weeks. It's about time, though. I'm sure I'll be back on track soon.


Posted by: CelticRose 22-Feb-2008, 10:38 PM
QUOTE (pretentiouswombat @ 21-Feb-2008, 12:41 PM)
Thanks for the heads-up on the Georgia group, CR. I'll have to look into that. I've been a little remiss on my reading lately as I've been reading some non-fiction and haven't been back to Jamie and Claire in a couple of weeks. It's about time, though. I'm sure I'll be back on track soon.

Hey! Wombat! I can most certainly identify with what your saying. I am very behind in my non-fiction reading as well, but doing a lot of informational type reading for too long! I hope to be back on tract soon as well. wink.gif

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 26-Apr-2008, 11:20 PM
I 'm almost finished with the first book-love it from the start especially the way Jamie's sister "handles" her brothers temper. Laughed me arse off. Am I rigt in saying that this is a Scottish version of Morgan Llywelyn's 19-- books that follow the family history?
They have some early sketches from the graphic novel up on the website. Haven't found the picture of Claire yet but I think the rough sketch of Jamie is dead on. The good news is I've noticed that once a graphic novel is done then the next step is usually a movie although this would be better as TV mini series. It would have to be on one of the channels that would or could show that amount of violence-Cinemax maybe-no that would be the other kind of stuff you can't show on regular TV. Maybe UPN-are they still around?

I would also recommend Frank Delaney's "Ireland." Series of short stories woven together by a boy's quest to find the storyteller himself. It's in paperback. And he has a new one out called Kilkenny which may be related thus making the books into a series but I'm not sure because I haven't read it yet.

Posted by: Harlot 27-Apr-2008, 10:38 AM
I'm so gald to find others who love the OUTLANDER series. I'm going nuts waiting on the new one she has coming out " An Echo in the Bone ". I have read all of them at least two times just too keep everything fresh in my mind.

Too tell how my love for these books started, my daughter called one day wanted to know what I was doing. My answer to her was I'm bored and really needed to find something to do. She knows that I really don't read alot of books but she said she had two that I might like to at least look at.I love history any kind but to set down and read a book that had so pages well,the two just weren't enough I had to have more ,went to our book store and order the next two before long I had read all of them.One of the girls who worked there asked me what they were all about ,got her hooked. After awhile I started wondering about my father's family history as his grandfather came here from England, Dad always said we were English Scottish and Irish, so I must know. So loaded with very infomation I'm searching. I do belive he'd be very pleased that I'm doing this. When reading the parts that or set in Scotland I feel very at home there, I can see and feel the castles,smell the fields,hear the shouts war I 'm right there and happy

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 28-Apr-2008, 06:28 PM
I was reading through diana website and being a big doctor Who fan I thought you would like to see who the chracter of Jamie was based on.
Jamie travelled with the second Doctor between the episodes The Highlanders and The War Games. (portions are on youtube)

Rescued from the battle of Culloden, in 1746, James Robert McCrimmon joined the TARDIS shortly after the Doctor had undergone his first regeneration.

Jamie made up for his lack of intelligence with his bravery and loyalty. Amazed and astounded by technological wonders beyond his comprehension, Jamie frequently relied on the Doctor for explanations. An encounter with an alien race that had kidnapped thousands of human soldiers to act out elaborate real-life war games forced the Doctor to ask for Time Lords' help.

As part of the Doctor's punishment Jamie was returned to Culloden, and his memories of travelling with the Doctor were erased.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_McCrimmon

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 28-Apr-2008, 06:30 PM
Here is a picturre of him from a Doctor Who episode that looks like it came right out of Outlander

http://jamie.crackerboxpalace.com/

Posted by: Leelee 28-Apr-2008, 07:34 PM
QUOTE
I was reading through diana website and being a big doctor Who fan I thought you would like to see who the chracter of Jamie was based on.
Jamie travelled with the second Doctor between the episodes The Highlanders and The War Games. (portions are on youtube)

Rescued from the battle of Culloden, in 1746, James Robert McCrimmon joined the TARDIS shortly after the Doctor had undergone his first regeneration.

Jamie made up for his lack of intelligence with his bravery and loyalty. Amazed and astounded by technological wonders beyond his comprehension, Jamie frequently relied on the Doctor for explanations. An encounter with an alien race that had kidnapped thousands of human soldiers to act out elaborate real-life war games forced the Doctor to ask for Time Lords' help.

As part of the Doctor's punishment Jamie was returned to Culloden, and his memories of travelling with the Doctor were erased.


That's fantastic!!! Do ye think ye can direct me where to find these series of Dr. Who?

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 28-Apr-2008, 08:03 PM
If you look for the Patrick Troughton (2nd Doctor) DVD's you should be able to find some of the episodes-some were lost over the years but Jamie was in quite a few episodes. Not many of the 2nd Dostor on Youtube yet but I did find two that feature Jamie-one is a tribute-mostly in black and white since the 2nd doctor dates back to the sixties
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYSM-3ia_vs

This one is from a 1980's color episode called "The two Doctors" where the 2nd doctor and his companion Jamie meet the sixth doctor and his companion Peri-my personal favorite campanion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTDE1XTf7R4&feature=related

If you check on some of the sidelinks you can see a few Dana Gabaldon fan made videos for Jamie and Caire. Sems most people are going for Gerard Butler Saw one interview ith Diana

Posted by: Leelee 28-Apr-2008, 09:54 PM
Thank ye, Robert for lookin' into this for me smile.gif Aye, I know, I have seen the U-Tubes from the fans votin' for Gerard...personally I would pick David Wenham (Faramir - LOTR - The Two Towers/Return of the King) as Jamie's Character, what do ye think? And, who would ye prefer to be Claire's Character? I shall bookmark yer links and check into these. Thanks so verra much, Robert and do enjoy the series...there is much, much more action to come thumbs_up.gif cheers.gif

Posted by: pretentiouswombat 29-Apr-2008, 09:38 AM
Thanks for the Dr. Who tie-in info. I'm a Who-vian from way back during the Peter Davison years. It's nice to see that Diana Gabaldon is also apparently a fan.

I'm nearly finished with Dragonfly in Amber on my second time through the series. tongue.gif

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 29-Apr-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm not sure who I would have play Claire. What is her age suppose to be in the first book? Off the top of my head and after looking at the painting on DG's site I would probably go with, and I hesitaite on this choice, Nichole Kidman or Marina Siirtis from Star trek the Next Generation although she would have to dye her hair and she is rather short. Really hate to say this but the painting looks like my daughter.
Wonder if Sean Connerys son is too old now to play the part of Jamie. Or maybe the guy from Stardust. He looks about the right age.
Murtagh-easy-Robert DeNiro

Posted by: Leelee 30-Apr-2008, 09:11 AM
I believe Claire was about 25 - 27 years of age....interesting choices.

Posted by: CelticRose 30-Apr-2008, 09:22 AM
Robert, thanks for doing all that research! I had never seen anything from the Dr. Who series but knew that was where Diana got the idea to write a novel..........just to see if she could write. Outlander was not intended to be published but some how it got out there and the rest is history.

I have seen the painting of Claire for the up and coming graphic novel. She was indeed about 27 in Outlander, with Jamie being a few years younger than she. Who I picture as Claire in my mind for a movie or mini-series would be that nurse who played in the TV series, ER. She had long curly hair. Her name escapes me now.

I don't see Gerard Butler as Jamie, but I do love the idea of David Wenham from LOTR! biggrin.gif

There has been some talks with Diana in regards to a movie. I am hoping it will be an HBO mini-series! thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: jbarron 01-May-2008, 01:49 PM
I was recently given the entire Outlander series in hardback, read Outlander and loved it. Could someone be so kind as to tell me the order in which to read the remaining books? Do you know if Ms. Gabaldon is going to write any more books for the Outlander series?

Thank you!

Posted by: CelticRose 01-May-2008, 02:46 PM
Hello and welcome jbarron,

I would be more than happy to help you out.

First of all, there will be a total of 8 books in the series.

Books 1-6 are to be read in the following order:

1. Outlander/Crosstitch
2. Dragonfly in Amber
3. Voyager
4. Drums of Autumn
5. The Fiery Cross
6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Book 7 should be out in a year or two, yet untitled.

Book 8 in the series will be the final book in the series.

There will also be a graphic novel and many other exciting things to come. Check out Diana's official website to get some of the scoop.

http://www.dianagabaldon.com/

Hope this helps.

Posted by: jbarron 01-May-2008, 03:20 PM
Thank you very much for all the information! I just wanted to make sure I got them in the correct order so everything makes sense. I look forward to reading Dragonfly next and will be sure to be watching for the last two books.

Posted by: Leelee 01-May-2008, 06:16 PM
Och!!! Another fan, EXCELLENT !!!! biggrin.gif thumbs_up.gif beer_mug.gif

Posted by: Harlot 01-May-2008, 06:31 PM
Celticrose: I thought the title to the 7th book was AN ECHO IN THE BONE or something like that.

I've just did DRUMS OF AUTUMN again for the 3d time,trying to keep things fresh in my head.

Love her books.Thank you "Gretchen" for letting mother have your two copies,she's not getting them back.

Has anyone read THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION? Very helpful.

Posted by: CelticRose 02-May-2008, 08:13 PM
Dear Harlot, I think you are right about the 7th book being titled "An Echo In the Bone." I was afraid to say as I wasn't sure about that information. Thanks for pointing this out!

I would caution all you first timers of the Outlander series not to give up when you first read the second book of the series, Dragonfly in Amber. When I first started I wanted to throw that book as far as the planet would allow! Give it time and you will be amazed.

And I would also recommend everyone get the "Outlandish Companion" as it explains so much.

The latest news is that after Diana finishes all 8 books in the Outlander series, she is going to come out with another Outlandish Companion. Plus, there will be prequel books about Jamie's parents and Murtagh. So we all have many more years of enjoyment and story. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Harlot 02-May-2008, 08:56 PM
CelticRose, I'm so happy that there's so many Diana fans on here. She is such a great writer,makes me feel as if I was right there. I've gone though all of books at least 2 times on my 3d time around and just don't get bored with it. I still not sure which one is my favorite,like you second one was alittle hard to get into but once I was done couldn't wait to start the next one.

As far as making a movie or mini series I would hope they would make it true too the books but more then likely they will leave some of it out,make it to long other wise I'm afraid.

I hadn't heard about the ones she going to do about Jamie's family nice to know how they all play into things. It's kinda like searching your family history getting to know who's who and how they fit in,gives me goosebumps.

Hope too hear what other people think. I know the girl at our bookstore she loves reading them thanks to me ordering two at a time.I did their busness good and added another fan for her.

Posted by: Harlot 21-May-2008, 12:12 PM
Dear Celticrose: Was just on her website and she has a new excerpt from AN ECHO IN THE BONE. I just had a small fix can't wait for the next one. Hope you enjoy biggrin.gif

Posted by: jbarron 21-May-2008, 01:17 PM
QUOTE (CelticRose @ 02-May-2008, 07:13 PM)
I would caution all you first timers of the Outlander series not to give up when you first read the second book of the series, Dragonfly in Amber. When I first started I wanted to throw that book as far as the planet would allow! Give it time and you will be amazed.

The latest news is that after Diana finishes all 8 books in the Outlander series, she is going to come out with another Outlandish Companion. Plus, there will be prequel books about Jamie's parents and Murtagh. So we all have many more years of enjoyment and story. thumbsup.gif

I find it amusing that others had a hard time with Dragonfly in Amber. I'll admit there were a couple flat spots but I had more trouble getting through Voyager than Dragonfly. biggrin.gif I ended up putting the books on the shelf for a few years and have recently picked back up where I left off.

I hadn't heard about the prequel series - that will be great reading about the Frasers, Ellen and Murtagh.

Posted by: jbarron 21-May-2008, 01:23 PM
QUOTE (Harlot @ 02-May-2008, 07:56 PM)
As far as making a movie or mini series I would hope they would make it true too the books but more then likely they will leave some of it out,make it to long other wise I'm afraid.

I agree with you wholeheartedly. I think us avid readers would find a movie series not able to live up to the books. Some books translate well to film but these are so rich and descriptive, I am afraid a lot would be lost.

Plus, they could never find an actor who would look quite like the Jamie I picture in my head. tongue.gif

Posted by: Harlot 21-May-2008, 05:59 PM
Yes I think the same way about Jamie,there is this guy in the town where I live that I keep saying to him that I need to see what he'd look like in a kilt. He finally asked why so I told him about the books he laughed and said I was so sweet and showed me he's legs.He has what I think Jamie's hair and eyes would look like but he'd have to work on his accent,but oh boy he looks the part. He says he would be my Jamie but darn if he isn't about 30 years too young for me.

Mitzie

Posted by: Leelee 21-May-2008, 08:07 PM
biggrin.gif Ye go girl biggrin.gif Age shouldna' be a factor thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: jbarron 22-May-2008, 08:40 AM
QUOTE (Harlot @ 21-May-2008, 04:59 PM)
Yes I think the same way about Jamie,there is this guy in the town where I live that I keep saying to him that I need to see what he'd look like in a kilt. He finally asked why so I told him about the books he laughed and said I was so sweet and showed me he's legs.He has what I think Jamie's hair and eyes would look like but he'd have to work on his accent,but oh boy he looks the part. He says he would be my Jamie but darn if he isn't about 30 years too young for me.

Mitzie

Maybe he'd like to move to Denver? laugh.gif

Posted by: Harlot 22-May-2008, 07:25 PM
Next time at I'm at Applebee's I'll ask him. And as age shouldn't matter tried that once for 12 years trust me sometimes it does now that I'm 55 and this kid has to 23,it a shame. I'll let him know he has a fan base on Celticradio. Maybe I can get him too listen and become a member then we can all enjoy him. cheers.gif

Posted by: jbarron 23-May-2008, 01:02 PM
QUOTE (Harlot @ 22-May-2008, 06:25 PM)
Next time at I'm at Applebee's I'll ask him. And as age shouldn't matter tried that once for 12 years trust me sometimes it does now that I'm 55 and this kid has to 23,it a shame. I'll let him know he has a fan base on Celticradio. Maybe I can get him too listen and become a member then we can all enjoy him. cheers.gif

There has to be some older Jamie's - we just have to find them. wink.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 23-May-2008, 02:18 PM
QUOTE (Harlot @ 22-May-2008, 08:25 PM)
Next time at I'm at Applebee's I'll ask him. And as age shouldn't matter tried that once for 12 years trust me sometimes it does now that I'm 55 and this kid has to 23,it a shame. I'll let him know he has a fan base on Celticradio. Maybe I can get him too listen and become a member then we can all enjoy him. cheers.gif

Harlot, maybe you can get a photo of him and put him on here for us all to drool over?! laugh.gif

Posted by: CelticRose 23-May-2008, 02:37 PM
QUOTE (Harlot @ 21-May-2008, 01:12 PM)
Dear Celticrose: Was just on her website and she has a new excerpt from AN ECHO IN THE BONE. I just had a small fix can't wait for the next one. Hope you enjoy biggrin.gif

Thanks Harlot!

I have something for you and others as well!

http://voyagesoftheartemis.blogspot.com/

Diana's assistant sent this to me for us Galbaldon fans where Diana has just started a new blog of what she is writint about and her pet peeves (in a most humorous way. Hope you all enjoy and get a good laugh.

Also, for those of you anywhere near Arizona, please join us at the Flagstaff Highland games as Diana will appear there for book signings and possible a talk about her new book "An Echo in the Bone." Let me if any of you plan to come and perhaps we can all meet up there. My 18thc group will be there doing our Jacobite re-enactment for the event.

Enjoy the blog!

Posted by: Rindy 23-May-2008, 06:43 PM
Celtic Rose thank you for posting that wonderful blog!!! lol.. I don't remember if I said but I picked up A Breath Of Snow And Ashes...but I am still in the Fiery Cross. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. May be I will have the time this weekend to put a good dent in it....

Slainte

Posted by: Leelee 23-May-2008, 07:19 PM
Och, I am almost done A Breath of Snow & Ashes...It is so hard to put it down, I could finish it in an instant, but yet knowing I have to a 1 year before reading "An Echo in the Bone".... Aye, I'll finish it & read the Series over again biggrin.gif by the time I've gone full circle (between other books of course) then the book will be out.

I wub.gif reading about Jamie & Claire's relationship, families & acquaintances...action all the time..verra riveting (I sound like a critic tongue.gif rolleyes.gif )

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