Outlander Reading Challenge: Lord John and the Private Matter

2012.OutlanderThis year, Literary Escapism is hosting the Outlander Reading Challenge, a fabulous saga of love, intrigue, war, politics and everything else one would want in a story. At a whopping 6,720 pages, this series is definitely one that can be a little intimidating for anyone who’s just starting; but one I believe is well worth the time and effort it takes. So let’s take a look at this series together.

Each month during 2012, we’ll be discussing each novel from this series, as well as the Lord John spinoff, and I totally can’t wait to see how everyone is enjoying each novel. This month, we are discussing the first Lord John spin-off novel, Lord John and the Private Matter.

DGabaldon-Lord John and the Private MatterWe first get to meet Lord John in Dragonfly in Amber, did you think we would get the chance to see him in his own spin-off series?

The Lord John series is definitely a different type of story than the Outlander series – what did you think? Do you like the deviation in style?

Considering Lord John’s…preferences…what did you think of the level of romance within the series?  It’s definitely not the focus and yet there are still elements of it there.

Lord John has a different voice than Claire, was he easy to follow, to get involved with or did you have problems with his narration?

Was there a part of the novel you just have to discuss? Did something stick out for you, strike a cord?

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to post a link to your review over on the challenge page. If you’re just joining the challenge, you can still participate in the first two discussion of Outlander (here) and Dragonfly in Amber (here). We’ll be discussing the third Outlander novel, Voyager, at the end of April. I hope you’ll be able to join us.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.