Outlander

Game of Thrones. Aye. Thats a verra bonnie story, is it no? Ye ken, before that wee tale, there was an even greater tale, known by the name of Outlander.

Och! I canna do this for the whole story, as I dinna ken enough of the words.

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So, guess what… we’re going to Scotland! Me and the bestie, that is. I’d be lying if I said that this book series didn’t play a role in selecting a highland adventure. What I wouldn’t give to find me a Jamie Fraser…

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Back to the story!! It’s a good one. While I haven’t yet finished the entire series (it gets a bit daunting when you read two hours a day, but hey, what story wouldn’t…), I do plan to finish. Perhaps before we set off this August, so that I can add even more to our Scotland itinerary. But really, nothing could make me more appreciative of the rolling hills of Scotland, than Diana Gabaldon herself.

I mean, who could pass up a chance to see Fingal’s Cave? Or the Isle of Skye, and it’s fairy pools?! Not I.

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The Outlander series has love and loss, revenge and peace, truth and deception… all the pillars of a good story. So, read it. Even if you just read the first one (or two), since those are the best.

P.S. Starz has a TV series based on Outlander, in case you’re interested. While I’d rather have you read the book, the show is certainly worth tuning in to… Oh hello there, Jamie!

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