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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Anyone started it?!

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 10:51 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

I have my preorders (Kindle AND audiobook)!!
I want to read it Kindle version first, so I have to wait until lunch to start.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 10:55 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

I'm going to get the kindle version after work! I've been doing a re-read of the series but I've only made it partway through book 4.

I'm anxious to see how Diana Gabaldon resolves her cliffhanger and I really hope Jamie and Claire get some peace.


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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

I'm listening to the books (in part) during work today. I'm skipping through to just refresh, rather than a full read.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

Ahhh! Why didn't I think of skimming?!

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:11 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

You still can!


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, June 10th (Tuesday)

lol

I remember the major points. I'm just going to get the book today and read it, then I'll pick back up with four and do a re-read of the rest!


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SadieMae
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Default  Posted: 11:45 AM, June 11th (Wednesday)

I've been looking forward to this book for years (been reading this series for 15 years). But now I'm having such a hard time making it through. It hurts.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, June 11th (Wednesday)

Sadie, I know what you mean. I'm only a little ways into it but it seems harder to read than the others.

The changing POV is bothering me a bit.


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Default  Posted: 2:38 PM, June 11th (Wednesday)

I agree...


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childofcheater
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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, June 11th (Wednesday)

I haven't started yet. Friends advised me to read the two novellas Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows and The Space Between first. Those take place right after Echo. So I read Leaf and am finishing Space tonight. I definitely agree these should be read before MOBY.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 10:12 PM, June 11th (Wednesday)

Are they in sequence?


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, June 12th (Thursday)

I definitely agree these should be read before MOBY.

Well, crap. I wish I would've known this.

About MOBY- I'm starting to get a little more into it. The changing POVs thing is still bothering me but I'm trying to work through it.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

I usually only read novellas as an aside from the main stories. When I checked Amazon for a synopsis of the stories, I felt better having not read them before starting MOBY (though I did buy them and will read them afterward).

I'm getting into the rhythm of the book now and the changing POVs doesn't bug me quite as much, but it is an unnecessary distraction.


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childofcheater
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Yes they area in sequence Leaf and Space being directly after events of Echo. And I can't say anything more without spoiling but I totally respectively disagree that they shouldn't be read before MOBY. :) Especially after having read them myself. There are things that are revealed especially in Leaf that directly relate to some cliffhanger from Echo.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 6:10 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Oh trust me...I will definitely be reading them!
The ship has already sailed with regard to reading them before MOBY though.


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childofcheater
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Default  Posted: 6:31 PM, June 12th (Thursday)

Lol gaby I don't blame you. :) This train is definitely chugging down the Moby track to. I'm also admittedly a little bit ocd about book order. My friends think I'm a total freak about it in fact. I'll own it. :)


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SpecialK
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Default  Posted: 4:13 PM, June 16th (Monday)

LOL! My daughter just called me and told me it was out. I have every book and several of Lord John's. I love the way she writes. She draws you in before you know it! Can't wait to get my hands on the latest.

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Default  Posted: 4:15 PM, June 16th (Monday)

Gaby, how is the audiobook? Does' the speaker have a Scottish accent?

[This message edited by SpecialK at 4:16 PM, June 16th (Monday)]


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, June 16th (Monday)

The audiobook version is narrated by Davina Porter, who did her other books.
She has a light accent (British maybe?) and does the individual character voices really well.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 4:39 PM, June 16th (Monday)]


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childofcheater
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, June 16th (Monday)

I've read the books and listened to the audio of all the books except this newest. Davina Porter is brilliant! I'm about 72% done with this new one and I love it!!!

[This message edited by childofcheater at 5:03 PM, June 16th (Monday)]


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 2:40 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

Whew. Finally finished.

I loved it, of course. Took awhile to get used to the changing POVs but towards the end, it was easy enough to ascertain who was who based on DG's writing styles for the individual characters without having to rely on them actually being identified in the story.

One thing though, I grew very tired of DG's frequent use of the word, "attend."

For instance, "he was telling me something but I wasn't attending."

"Only when the thoughts stopped swirling was I able to attend to what he was saying."

These are paraphrases of some passages that stuck with me. She used the word "attend," in this way what had to be a million times in this book. Anyone else notice this? It grated on my nerves.

I won't post spoilers but I eagerly anticipate being able to discuss, so if anyone is finished and would like to PM me...

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Default  Posted: 4:39 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

I'm about halfway to 2/3 finished (darned schedule!!!), but I noticed she uses "meditatively" a lot.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

Gaby,

Pay attention to attend. It'll drive you bonkers.

Hope you finish soon. Need to discuss.


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Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

I'm about 90% done. 100 pages. Will pm when I finish!


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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, June 18th (Wednesday)

Does anyone else start thinking in a Scottish accent when they read these books?

Once, my daughter asked a question and I responded with "I dinna ken." It just came out!


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, June 18th (Wednesday)

Once, my daughter asked a question and I responded with "I dinna ken." It just came out!

I've said that as well as "Dinna fash yerself" to family members.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 10:24 PM, June 20th (Friday)

I finished on Tuesday. Loved it!!! Excited cause I'm heading tomorrow morning to a signing. Can't wait to get my copy autographed.


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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, June 20th (Friday)

A signing?!!! Color me jealous!!!!
Have a blast though.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 8:40 AM, June 23rd (Monday)

I wanted to go to a signing! Even looked at her tour, but none of the scheduled cities are close to me!

I hope you have a blast! Can't wait to hear what you think about MOBY.

I know she offers autographed copies for purchase on her website. Might have to go that route, although, I think I'd have to choose Outlander. It's still the favorite of the series for me.


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Default  Posted: 11:03 AM, June 23rd (Monday)

Outlander. It's still the favorite of the series for me.

Me too!


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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, July 10th (Thursday)

I've been waiting for this book, too. Have to finish a couple more before I get to it, though.

She used the word "attend," in this way what had to be a million times in this book. Anyone else notice this? It grated on my nerves

I wanted to rip the head off Alexandra's "inner goddess" in the only few pages I managed to read of "Fifty Shades". Now I'll be watching for the "attends".


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 8:33 AM, July 15th (Tuesday)

Hooooooooo, Lynn. Just you wait! It'll drive you crazy before you're finished.

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Default  Posted: 12:52 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Hubby ordered me a signed copy from The Poison Pen last fall as a surprise. It is sitting in the box next to my nightstand as I just cannot read it yet. The thought of waiting another four years makes me want to wait and savor it. Lol

I did the reread, but stopped 3/4 of the way through Echo. I am so busy with our new baby that reading has been tough. On an added note I have been an Outlander fan for 20 years. Our newest addition was given the middle name of Alexander in honor of JAMMF. We also have a Malcolm and hubby and I share they same names as Jamie's parents. For some reason I never noticed the shared names until we were considering names for the baby.


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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Is anyone else going crazy waiting for the show? I'm counting down the days until the 9th.


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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

Is anyone else going crazy waiting for the show? I'm counting down the days until the 9th

Yep!


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Default  Posted: 10:54 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

I will be placing my call to my cable company within the next week to get the channel added to my lineup for the duration of the show's season.


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Default  Posted: 1:11 AM, August 2nd (Saturday)

For those of you who are looking forward to the TV series of "Outlander", a digital and OnDemand preview of the first episode has begun today. Info for access is in the link below....

http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander/extras/faq


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