I only started being an Outlander fan in April this year, while recovering from an illness, and my Mum helping me. She had watched it, so turned it on my TV while I layed and watched. Being medicated it took me a few episodes to get attached, but having Scottish family, I was hooked. Inverness was one of my favourite places I visited as an older teenager in 1989, so I had to keep watching (of course now I know it wasn’t actually filmed in Inverness lol). Once I had binged watching series 1-3 I had to read the books. I am glad I did it this way as I never had preconceived images of Jamie nor Claire. My problem will be with William I think. This morning I finished my final page of MOHB so am waiting for The Bees, so I have series 4 to keep me going for now.
Selected Outlander as a Doubleday Book Club selection when it was first publ ished. Have been hooked ever since. My daughter was in preschool then but has now read the entire series and planned our mother-daughter 2017 trip to Scotland, which of course was Outlander-based.
It was July in 1999 and i was on my Honymoon when i read the first book from Diana and fall in love. I don't know how many times i read them again and again... and yes all of them. And i live the Series. I can say Diana Gabaldon changed my life! Because i started to write and now i'm an Author. German Fan Pia.. PS:Sorry for my bad english!
I first discover the t.v. show; since the books began to be published in portuguese (of Portugal) -Casa das Letras-from there on.
I red.the first three, waited months for DOA. My Dauther went studying to London, Englishe Literature at Kings College, so, I started by buing some Lord John`s to experement my ability to read and understand Gabaldon writing.
Now , I have read the entire woork of Diana (except "Outlander Companion"?) in english and what is translated in my own language about 4 or 5 times. In fact I`hav`nt stopped reading her work since I discovered it with the show, wich has contributed to substantially improve my ability and willingness to read in english. Good for me that I found the word of Outlander.
I started reading Outlander a number of yeas ago while on a trip to South Africa. Sadly for the poor man sitting next to me on the plane, I stayed awake the entire flight with my overhead light on, deep in Book One; he with his head deep under a blanket.
I was 25 when i first read Cross Stitch and im now 45????. I still have all the original books which I've lent out to many people.
Have been captivated by the Outlander series ever since reading the first book many years ago. Love Diana's style of writing and how faithfully the stories have been copied to television. Like many, I find the 'Droughtlander' time difficult to cope with and am VERY excited that the show will be screening again soon. Bring it on! From Down -under, New Zealand.
I have “suffered “ through the long waits between books. Back to when the series would be 4 books. lol Hoping I live long enough to get to the last book. Tried to convince friends what great book(s) they were when few were interested. Waited through movie option hoping. I’ve been there since the beginning. My dad was the one who discovered the first book. He and my mom stood in line at a book store in Glendale, AZ to get a signed copy for me.
I first discovered the TV show than began to read outlander in october 2017. I binged read the eight books in two months. And re-read them regularly since then. It's a sweet addiction and the Lord John books are just as good.
I was diagnosed with a rare, chronic blood cancer in 2008. That was when a good friend suggested Outlander to me. The books spent many months with me, on the couch, as we tried to bring my blood counts down and the oral chemo took my energy and left me with heavy, deep pain.
J'ai regardé la série saison 1-2-3 en avril, mai 2018.
Et lu les livres tomes 4-5-6-7-8 entre juin et septembre 2018
Puis j'ai re regardé la série en octobre
Et la j attend la saison 4 et le tome 1 (pour lire 1-2-3) avant 9 en 2020
Complètement addict 2018
I read the first in 2007, heard Diana speak and enjoyed her, but wasn't that entranced with the story. Read the second one last year still wasn't drawn in then watched all three season's earlier this year. Was drawn in and now have read all the Outlander series, all the Lord John Grey's and am currently reading "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" and rewatching the TV series
I found Outlander when it was first published, although I have to admit it sat on the shelf of my private "library" in our bedroom for some months after I received it. (Always had multiple books piled up and I just didn't know what I didn't know!). Absolutely fell in love with the story. How could I not ... my son is James Fraser Martin and I am only 3 generations out of Scotland and a member of the Fraser clan!! Even have a Fraser crest pin with Je Suis Prest on it that has been handed down through my family. Gave the book to my mom who loved it as well. Fast forward to DIA. Began reading it with no mental connection to Outlander until I realized: Wait! I know these people!!. Put DIA down, picked up Outlander for the first of so many re-reads and here I am all these years later: reading, re-reading as well as in love with the show. Very accepting of most of the changes from book to screen. Love drama and this definition: Drama is the VOLUNTARY suspension of disbelief! (i.e. Sophie's eyes or height not matching up to book description of Brianna) Sam is so totally perfect as Jamie and Cait is Clare. I think all the casting has been spot on. Binge watching Seasons 1-3 in preparation for THIS Sunday. Wahoo!!! Thanks to Herself for this incredible story filled with people we love (and quite a few we loathe)! Hello, my name is Cathie and I am an Outlander addict! Please .... no intervention!
Read the first book April this year. Then I heard about more books. Read them in a very short time (the books are great !) and then heard about the show. Learnt so much ! Intresting, inspiring... Viisted Schotland for the first time this year. So beautiful !
I was a newlywed in 1993, and newly moved to Brazil for my hubby’s work. I had filled a suitcase with the thickest books I could find before leaving the U.S., knowing there wouldn’t be books or TV In English. Two of those books were Outlander and DIA, and my homesickness disappeared as I fell In love with J&C. It was so hard to wait for the next books in the series, but I devoured them the second I could get them! Those years of living far from friends and family, eventually with four little kids and living in Europe and Asia, were spent reading and rereading Diana’s books. The characters were my portable family, and they’ve gotten me through all the challenges life threw at me - births, deaths, loneliness when hubby travels, LONG plane rides, illnesses. I’ve loved the series on TV too, but the books are my favorite. So looking forward to Bees, whenever Herself finishes it. And I’ll be watching 11/4 when season 4 begins. Moran taing, Diana!
My sister turned me into the books in March of 2017. I had all the books, short stories, graphic novel, Lord John books and Outlandish Companions consumed by July 2017. I was hooked.
Stumbled on the show in the spring of 2016. Had -somehow- never heard of OUTLANDER in any form prior to that happy accident. Anyway, I didn't move for the next 24 hours as I watched every available episode. The day after S2 ended, July 10, 2016, I bought the ebook of OUTLANDER. I have now bought ebooks and hardcopies of all 8 volumes, plus some of the additional avavailable materials. I read most of the books while my own Jamie was undergoing and recovering from life threatening heart surgery. I can't begin to tell you the hope and strength I found during this time spent with DG and with OUTLANDER fandom. And I could never thank all of you and her properly. I haven't fangirled over anything since Sir Paul in the mid-60s. So glad I waited for worthy recipients of my love and attention.
I discovered Outlander just after my Dad was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. I spent many hours with him at the hospital during his treatments, surgeries, recoveries, doctor visits and Outlander was my escape. I could hang out with Jamie and Claire and it helped me center myself and not completely fall apart when I had to be strong.
October 25, 2014, a friend recommended Outlander to me when I told her that I was looking for a good book to escape into. Prior to this, I had been reading biographies, which I love, but needed that escape. She also said: I think they are making a TV show based on it. And I though: pffft, TV show ha! If the book is good, I would hate to see what TV comes up with. Little did I know. Funny thing is, I believe that, back in the 90's that my Aunt told me of Outlander. LOL, she loved the book, just didn't like "all that sex". I'm so grateful that I found the books in 2014 instead of the 90's and didn't have to wait all those years for the next book!! It was also a time when health issues began rearing their ugly heads and Outlander is the only thing that helps me to cope. The only down side is, the Outlander series has ruined me for other books. I have a hard time now enjoying novels, like I did B/O. While I have read a small amount of other books since my first read of the series, I find that I need to go back to Jamie and Claire, otherwise I feel like I am missing friends and family. I've lost count on the number of reads that I have done.
Outlander was the Literary Guild selection when it was published. I got it,read it and was hooked.
So many of the comments sound like my experiences with Outlander. I had a friend who first told me about Outlander. I think she would had enjoyed the TV series!!
My hometown librarian, Meg, suggested Outlander in 1994-95... Never imagined the world it opened up...
I found my first Outlander book in a Barnes&Noble store. After listening to a salesperson talking to a customer I decided the series was exactly what I was looking for. I've read the series twice and DOA three times. The characters have become part of my family! Love them!
My mother-in-law sent me the first books when I was studying abroad at St Andrews, Scotland in 1998...and I have read them every Christmas ever since.
A friend urged me to read the first book and while reading that, I bought the next 2....more than 20 years ago. I have lost count at my rereads of all the books. I never tire of reading them.
I love reading other people’s Outlander stories! It’s so personal for all of us. I’m new. Under two years...so I was able to binge eight books after watching two seasons. I found the Drought was eased by reading biographies of the 18th century figures who appear in the book. The best so far imho is Ron Chernow’s bio of Washington. Two more sleeps until midnight 11/4!
Love to read and when I first read Outlander it had just came out. I instantly fell in love with Scotland.
I also had just gotten a divorce and lived alone.
In 1997 I got a computer for the first time and on Netmeeting (social network at the time) met and fell head over heels in love with a guy in Orkney, Scotland.
OK he was a Sassenach living in Orkney. But we became a nightly talk and before I knew it I was inviting him over here for a visit.
He came, we fell in love and when he went back home after two weeks I was shattered. I began making plans for my next vacation in Scotland where we got married.
By Dec. of 1997 he came over and moved here. Immigrations was very hard but we managed to get through all the red tape and get his green card.
Still married and going on 21 years now living in Indiana.
It's Diana Gabaldon's fault but I could hug her for it. It turned out great! I now have my own Sassenach. And yes....I am of Scottish and Irish roots. :-)
The first 3 books were out when I found Outlander, so I had a very nice binge at first. Then I had to wait those agonizing #droughtlander periods between books. When they announced the series, I was over the moon. I remember tweeting to Diana that it seemed she made an excellent choice to take care of her babies. She agreed. And we all now know how excellent her judgment was.