I know what you're thinking. If you've never met me, you're thinking "Why should I listen to this kooky girl with the Twilight website and read Outlander"? And if you have met me, you're thinking "Why should I listen to this kooky girl with the Twilight website and read Outlander"? (snicker. I crack m'self up.)
So I thought I'd share with you some of the parallels between Twilight and Outlander.
Not so much the story - because, let's face it - one involves vampires - and one involves Scottish clans. Apples and oranges, right? But - if you look at the way you behave while reading both, clearly there are similarities:
1)You start to carry Outlander everywhere, just like you did with Twilight. I just sat in the doctor's office with my son, watching Casper and wishing I had my book. PINING for my book. And a certain clansmen.
2) You find yourself looking for Outlander themes in the songs you're hearing on the radio, just like you did with Twilight. Songs that have zero to do with this book, yet all the sudden seem like they have everything to do with the book.
3) You miss the main male character when you're not reading. Like he's your boyfriend and you're (im)patiently waiting for him to call you when he gets back from Pep Boys with his dad.
4) You see the book lying on a table and an instant sense of simultaneous calm - and excitement - comes over you.
5) You find yourself looking up maps of Scotland... planning your summer vacation in Scotland... and being incredibly jealous of all those who actually live in Scotland. Or at least near it, which means they can visit whenever they want. LUCKIES.
6) You can't stop thinking - or talking - about the book.
OK - if that isn't a glowing recommendation, I don't know what is. And for some reason, I'm really curious about whether Stephenie Meyer has read the Outlander series - and if so, if she loved it.
That's all for now. More Edward later. Right after I trek around the Highlands a bit more...