Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #35 ~ Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader

*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Friday 56

*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.


Title: Outlander

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Series: Outlander #1

Summary via Goodreads: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another…

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire’s destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life …and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire…and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.


It wasn’t a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance.


“A wonder you think yourself safe wi’ me, and you and English lassie.”

“Well, you look harmless enough at the moment.”

This was entirely untrue; shirtless, scarred and blood-smeared, with stubbled cheeks and reddened eyelids from the long night ride, he looked thoroughly disreputable. And tired or not, he looked entirely capable of further mayhem, should the need arise.


I have been seeing love for the book and show all over the place lately, so I had to get myself a copy. I’m 139 pages into the book, about 23%, and I’m enjoying it so far. The accents come across a little weird when written, but it hasn’t bothered me too much. I also watched the first three episodes last night and I can definitely understand why it’s getting so much love.

What’s on your reading schedule for this weekend? 

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice weekend.


9 thoughts on “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #35 ~ Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

  1. I read this book twice, once when it was first published and again last year before the show started. I have friends who are constantly going for the next book in the series, but I can’t handle books written so much in the vernacular. And the show has added in a lot of things not in the books. They don’t hurt the storyline, though, they enhance it.


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    • the language does a get a bit distracting, but I’m still enjoying the book. I’ve only seen the first 3 episodes, but everything they’ve added has actually made it better so far.


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