On October 18th, we’ve got 2 exciting new things to get distract us for a while.
First, we have The Making of Outlander. It looks gorgeous and I assure you we will have a review up as soon as we get it in our eager little clutches.
And on the same day, we have an anthology with a new Diana Gabaldon short story. The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads contains the short story Fogmeister which is based on Berndt Rosemeyer, Germany’s most famous race-driver.
And if you’re wondering why this has no Jamie Fraser, I’ll let Diana explain. But I’d read Diana explaining the phone book, so I’m sure I’ll read it as soon as it’s out and will review it as well.
So, happy reading everyone!
The people at Walkers have made a shortbread Castle Leoch to help us celebrate the holidays and the Golden Globe nominations! If you’d like to make your own- or just want to see how they did it- check out this video.
Or you can get basic instructions and a recipe for edible shortbread icing here: Walkers-Shortbread-Castle-How-To-Graphic-2
Do you have any holiday Outlander pictures you want to share?
How to tell her in words, then, what he had learned himself by pain
and grace? That only by forgiveness could she forget—and that
forgiveness was not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.
-Jamie in Drums of Autumn, Chapter 48
Diana’s words have touched me in myriad ways, coaxing me to become a better and happier person. Her passages about and deep understanding of the essence of forgiveness are perhaps the most striking examples of this.
Watching this struggle in Jamie provokes such a profound feeling of both hope and peace. If it were easy, it would not be believable and would also seem unattainable.
Spoilers for books beyond Outlander, below the cut.
To celebrate Halloween, enjoy some of my favorite spooky/supernatural Outlander series quotes. Do you have favorites that I missed?
“They say I’m a witch,” she said, widening her brilliant eyes in feigned astonishment. She grinned. “But my husband’s the procurator fiscal for the district, so they don’t say it too loud.”
—Geillis Duncan in Outlander, Chapter 9
Some say the hill is enchanted, others say it is cursed. Both are right.
—Claire in Dragonfly in Amber, Prologue
“Witch I am. Witch, and I curse you.”
“I curse you with knowledge, Jack Randall- I give you the hour of your death.”
—Claire in Outlander, Chapter 35
“The White Lady,” he murmured. “She is called a wisewoman, a healer. And yet… she sees to the center of a man, and can turn his soul to ashes, if evil be found there.”
—Magnus the Butler in Dragonfly in Amber, Chapter 20