Friday, June 20, 2008


Hello and welcome!

I wish I could remember enough about all the books I've ever read to post reviews on here, but, alas, I do not. With as many books as I finish a year, it is very hard to keep some of the details/plots straight-- unless, that is, it was a book that I loved. If it is one that I absolutely loved and revisit often, I never forget. By tomorrow, I should have my first review up.

To start out with, I'll mention what books I am currently reading. Then you know what reviews to look forward to in the coming days. Currently I am reading:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

and also

In Darkness Reborn by Alexis Morgan

After about 2 years of many people telling me how good Outlander is, I finally picked it up. I am not sure why I didn't before, honestly, because as soon as I read the excerpt my friend sent me in an email, I had to run out to the library to grab the first two books. I haven't had as much reading time lately as I would like, so even though I am flying through it, I still have about 200 pages left. 

As for In Darkness Reborn, I have not really read more than a chapter or so, not because it's not interesting, but because I am so hooked on Outlander. 

If anyone is reading tis already, I hope you enjoyed, or at least tolerated it, and I hope you come back once I have more on here. Until then...



Lenore Appelhans said...

Followed your link from LT. I think I am in the minority who didn't like Outlander. I really thought I would... but the whole sadistic rapist guy subplot was just too much.

The_Book_Queen said...

Welcome, Lenore. :)

I understand-- not everyone can have the same opinions and likes/dislikes on books. However, I just wanted to say that though that DID make me very upset, and it is disgusting, it does in a way make a story seem more like real life.

No, maybe I'm wording this wrong... Sorry. But the fact is, things like that have happened many times over the years, and will continue to do so, unfortunately. I did not like it at all, nor do I accept it, but I think it simply proved how much they love each other-- He was willing to let that happen to him in order for her to be let free and in the end, he was still able to overcome what happened and continue on with his life, which I think is a great moral to bring to a story.

Have you tried reading any of the other books in the series? Maybe they will be more to your taste? If not, it is of course okay. I am sure there are books that you love and I am not so fond of. It is what makes us all different. Otherwise, we'd just be the same,boring people, right?

Thank you for visiting my blog-- You are the first one to do so. I hope you decide to come back later when I have a larger selection of posts, et cetera, up.

Lenore Appelhans said...

You make good points - and I'm not saying it's a bad book, just not for me!

The_Book_Queen said...

I understand, and I knew you were not trying to say it was a bad book. Truth? Lol. :)

And just so you know, I have to admit that if that setting was in any other story, I would probably hate the book... but I'm partial to Outlander, so as much as I hate that element of it, I can't just put aside the whole book.