Anyone who knows me well knows that I like to wake up very slowly with lots of coffee and reading. I love taking a luxurious hour to myself each morning, lounging in bed with my book and my enormous mug of coffee. I find that enjoying some quiet time to myself each morning helps add balance to my life. These days I’ve been doing lots of blog reading, too. It’s crazy to me that I was never into this before; I love it so much! It’s fun to have an outlet for writing and a space to call my own, but I also really enjoy reading other blogs. It has been so inspiring!
Right now I’m just finishing up “Written in my Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon.
This book is the latest installment in the Outlander Series. I’m so glad that she’s kept writing more of this story. I’m sad to be coming to the end of this book, but I’m debating re-reading the whole series at some point—that’s how much I love it. These books are difficult to categorize, but I’d say they are more historical fiction than anything else. I was surprised to hear they can be found in the romance section of some bookstores. There are some steamy scenes, but that’s not why I read them (and I even skim past those parts). The character development is great and the story line is just plain fascinating. Without giving too much away, I will say this series is mostly written from the perspective of a female main character who travels through time and practices medicine, among other things.
I have to say I really think Diana Gabaldon is a genius. She is very well-educated and has pursued a diverse variety of occupations. She has three science degrees (including a Ph.D.) and she was also a University professor specializing in scientific computation. Her résumé is so impressive! I hope to hold my own degrees in science some day, although I’m not sure computer science is for me. Reading this series is like being drawn into another time and place, it’s so vivid. If you’re a fan of historical fiction, or fiction at all, I would highly recommend reading this series.
Has anyone else read any of The Outlander Series books? Did you find them as interesting as I did?