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I'll answer this week's question while I partially answer #2 question. I love the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and I especially love the first book called "Outlander". I first picked it up and read it when it first came out in 1991 when I got it as a Book-of the-Month selection. It's woven it's way through my life and when my oldest girl was a teenager in 10th grade she insisted on reading Mom's books. I shocked her teachers at a local Bookstore celebration of one of Diana Gabaldon's new books. How could I let her read them when she was so young? Well it became a focal point of many discussions on sex to rape- you name it, and she was inspired to study Gaelic afterwards. She loves that time period. Last year my daughter got to meet Diana Gabaldon while she did a year at Oxford studying Medieval Studies. While an inspiration to my daughter the books come so alive the characters are seemly very real company. One delves into another world just as Clair "fell" into another time. I'm considering starting re-reading Outlander as I have the whole first season of the show available for the next few weeks until April 9th on Starz and I haven't seen the whole season since I don't watch TV or have cable. I'm so excited! Outlander overload. Starz- Outlander
And while I want to read Outlander I need to read something new and I want to get my nose into- Catherine Anderson- New Leaf.