Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Books o' the Month: Northinger Abbey, Lord John and The Private Matter, A Trail of Fire

While waiting for the next two Gabaldon books on my list to arrive from the library and Amazon, I picked up my dear friend Jane Austen.  And what a true friend she is.  So witty, so entertaining.  I hadn't read Northinger Abbey since high school.  Turns out that while I didn't remember anything about the novel, Miss Austen does not disappoint, and I was as charmed as I had hoped to be by her acute portrayal of late 18th century upper class society.

Next, I plowed through Diana Gabaldon's Lord John and The Private Matter.  Lord John is a minor character in some of the Outlander novels, and his books are mysteries.  I'm not a huge mystery fan, but have been enjoying putting more pieces together in the Outlander world.

Then, A Trail of Fire arrived.  It is a set of four Outlander tales.  Two pertain to Lord John, two involve other characters.  So, more fun...more information, more layers to the world of Outlander. 

Check out what the other ladies are reading over at Some of a Kind today!

P.S.  Hubby and I watched the first episode of season one of Game of Thrones the other night and geez.  I had thought it would be...different.  A different kind of different, anyway.  Not our cup of tea.  Have you watched it?  What did you think? 

P.P.S.  I will get around to changing my blog header for spring...one of these days!


  1. Wow - that author must do nothing but write! How long are those books? I hope not another 800+

    Glad you jumped in this month :-)

  2. Northhinger Abbey is an Austin that I haven't read yet. Have to remedy that soon!

  3. Holy cow, you're on a roll! I'm reading World War Z right now if you're into zombies..... :)