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Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Written in My Own Heart's Blood | Diana Gabaldon
In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears... into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]. Now the story continues in Written in My Own Hearts Blood.1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washingtons troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamies wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her familys secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.Written in My Own Hearts Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.
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Rissa1
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I have finished it.
Of course, this book like the others, ended by leaving me wanting more. This book had me falling in love with Ian and Rachel, and crying over the loss too much.
#SirWatson #CatsOfLitsy #20in4

kspenmoll Oh my what a sweet kitty! 2mo
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Rissa1
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#20in4 Goals
1. Finish Written in My Own Heart's Blood
2. Start and Finish Blackbird
3. Go with my gut in choosing the Sager or Jayatissa to start next

My kids and I are alone this weekend as my husband is traveling with family for a bachelor party. The amount of reading I get done will heavily weigh on the attitudes of my children.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck with the reading and the attitudes of your children. 2mo
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mandarchy
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I'm savoring this series while summer lasts. ☀️ I hope everyone is staying cool and safe. Covid just got through my door and I'm hoping the one person can keep it to themselves. I'm vaxed and boosted to the max, so cross your fingers.

Chrissyreadit Fingers crossed! 3mo
mandarchy @Chrissyreadit🤞so much for savoring. Downloaded Bees and the Kindle is charging. 3mo
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Rissa1
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Today's plans

mandarchy I'm waiting for it to get warm enough to go on the porch, but I'll be reading the same thing. I'm on chapter 81. 🌝🌞 3mo
Rissa1 @mandarchy I have just started, only on chapter 8. 3mo
mandarchy @Rissa1 William just had his tantrum? He's not over it yet 🤣. 3mo
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mandarchy
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Meaning a person or thing at the center of attention. It stems from both Greek and Latin, literally a dog's tail. Which brings me to the expression, the tail wagging the dog, which means an important person is controlled by lesser important person.

What are some other dog centric words or phrases?

Susanita Their bark is worse than their bite. 3mo
mandarchy @Susanita a dog that barks is afraid, a dog that bites is not! 🐕 woof 3mo
Ruthiella “Hair of the dog that bit you“ for a hangover cure. 3mo
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mandarchy @Ruthiella a quick Google search reveals that this expression stems from the belief that by placing the hair of the dog that bit you into the bite wound, could/did prevent rabies (16thC). 3mo
BookNAround Barking up the wrong tree. 3mo
mandarchy @BookNAround who would have guessed that this expression probably comes from Tennessee, it's less than 200 years old and it may come from Davey Crocket himself. 3mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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Book #8 in the series. There is so much going on in this book. 1776/1777 in the American colonies is a turbulent place, and 1980‘s isn‘t all that easy either. But the adventures continue for the Fraser clan and their acquaintances.

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Sresendez12
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I‘ve been a little absent from Litsy lately but I promise I‘m still reading and working though some of my reading challenges. Hoping to post some reviews this weekend. Kicking of the weekend reading outside while my daughter plays in her new playhouse. I do love springtime!

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swishandflick
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Whew! Thank goodness I got my wires crossed and accidentally checked this book out from the library before the newest of the series, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. After realizing it's been well over SIX (!!!) years since last reading it, this was a much needed refresher - so much happens and my brain really had lost a lot of the detail. Always a pleasure to spend time with Jamie, and the Brianna/Roger story line in this one is fascinating.

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aa_guer2021
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The promised #bookhaul post from the wonderful 💎 of a store called Around Again & Again Books. I felt it was fate that this 📖, which I needed for my collection, was available. The Shakespeare edition is stunning, and the new (to me) series is prehistoric fiction 🎉🥰💙. My husband picked the Star Wars Encyclopedia. 🥲 #tbr #bookworm #usedbooks #keepbooksalive

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swishandflick
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Those moments when your memorization of Hamilton comes in handy while reading historical fiction. You wonder why Charles Lee never attained renown as a Revolutionary figure, Claire? Because he shits the bed at the battle of Monmouth! Haha

Bookzombie 😂😂 8mo
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swishandflick
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I had such a nice time hanging with my grandparents this weekend! Now I'm at the airport and headed back to the city. Just started a re-read, the last chunky addition to the Outlander series. It feels like it's been a long time since I first read it, I hope I don't get lost getting back into the swing of what's going on ?

Excited to "visit" my forever book boyfriend, Jamie Fraser ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so awesome! All of my grandparents are gone and I wish I had spent more time with them ❤️ 8mo
annahenke There‘s actually a new one after this that‘s out! 8mo
swishandflick @annahenke you're totally right, that tells you how long it's been since I first read this one! Probably for the best to get in a re-read 😂 8mo
annahenke @swishandflick haha 😂 I know - so much happens in these! 8mo
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Geemom1118
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Starting my year off by heading back I to 1778 in this 800+page book. Love like Jamie & Claire ♥️

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

The book was good. To say i really liked it is hard to sustain with a 1000+ page book, but there were parts I really liked. Roger and Bree‘s story pulled me in immediately and kept me interested. There were parts that focused on Lord John Grey and his son William – much of which I didn‘t find as interesting, though some parts were. Cont in comments..

LibraryCin Near the start of the book, I didn‘t even find Jamie and Claire as intriguing, but their story got better as the book went along. I do like reading about the medical stuff, though having had a couple of eye surgeries myself, that bit with Claire fixing John‘s eye was pretty graphic! 10mo
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HeatherBlue
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It‘s officially heated blanket season!
❤️

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HeatherBlue
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Started the morning with a hike, then beer and nachos, now on to my favorite part—relaxing with my book 🧡 Happy Thanksgiving!! 🦃🍁

dylanisreading Sounds like a lovely day! 10mo
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Hoping to finish my reread of the last Outlander book before the new one comes out on Tuesday! Might be a bit challenging because I‘ve gone into full Christmas decorating mode, but you never know. 🤷🏼‍♀️

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve been trying to do the same! But I‘m only halfway through. Thankfully I have the audio so I can make progress while I do some baking for our Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. 11mo
erinreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage One of these days I finally need to just get the audiobooks for the series. I hear Davina Porter‘s narration is fantastic! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @erinreads Oh yes—she is fabulous!! 11mo
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JacqMac
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This has become the year of the chunksters for me. I‘m starting these two today. They were calling to me. I‘m still working on War and Peace. That one might take another year. lol

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canbku
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Trying the audiobook for the first time! Getting a bit of a refresher before Bees!!

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Jhullie
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Jamie and Claire face enormous challenges (don‘t they always?) in this missive and triumph repeatedly at each hurdle. Part of me feels that this has ended in such a way to be the final book in this outstanding series, but I want more... and indeed there will be.

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Jhullie
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I got a chuckle out of this quote. Doctor Who is in Outlander! 🤣

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suvata
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added January 13, 2017.

Oh dear! How am I going to make it until Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone comes out? 😔 sigh

Librarianaut Is there a release date for the new one? 2y
suvata @Librarianaut Not that I‘ve heard. 2y
sprainedbrain I believe she said it would be published in 2019. 😒😂 2y
suvata @sprainedbrain I guess we can‘t rush the creative process. 2y
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Literary_Siren
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I haven‘t cried so hard while reading a book in forever. A lot of suspenseful, heartbreaking and joyous moments in this book. I can‘t wait for the next!

suvata I‘m reading this one now too. Such a great series. ❤️ 2y
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SquirmyBookwormy
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Finally finished all of the published Outlander novels. Can‘t wait for the next one to come out!

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irrelevance10
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The perfection that is this series continues with this book. I have no complaints or gripes. Gabaldon‘s research and attention to detail are flawless. I am so excited for the next book to come out.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I FINALLY FINISHED

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Cortg
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Book 8...Completed!
I liked this one a lot! I felt their living in N.C. in the previous books were a bit slow but this one picked up speed. I enjoyed the Revolutionary War parts and Bree & Roger‘s smaller parts were entertaining as well.

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Cortg
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I don‘t want summer weather to end! I‘m soaking up what‘s left of the warm weather and finishing up this book!.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Finally reading!

inthegreensandblues ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Cortg
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Multitasking before work. Reading, doggie snuggles and laundry!

Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 3y
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Cortg
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We went on a camping adventure with some friends this weekend. I didn‘t get much reading in but thought I‘d give my Littens a chuckle for the day. This is what coastal flooding is!

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looking_for_mikaela
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Most recently #readaroundtheworld took me to Lake Bled in Slovenia. I was too busy rowing with friends to read on this beautiful lake, but best believe I wanted nothing more than to float lazily with Claire and Jamie to accompany me. On book 8/8, now we might yet finish before fall begins!

monalyisha WOW! 😍 3y
Freespirit Amazing! 3y
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Cortg
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Lunch break reading and Angus wants attention!

ladym30 Angus is a cutie!❤️ 3y
Cortg @ladym30 Thanks! He‘s my little buddy. 3y
JulietReads Give Angus some attention. 😍 3y
Cortg @JulietBooks He got some! He also got a nice long walk after dinner! 3y
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Cortg
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Started this series 6 years ago. Book 9 should be coming out soon, and I‘m super excited to get started on book 8! I‘m taking my time because I don‘t want this series to ever end! I think I read somewhere that a book 10 is in the works?!

cariashley I‘ve been doing the same with these and reading one every year! I have book six next 😁 3y
Cortg @cariashley I‘m glad I‘m not the only one reading this series slow and steady. There were a couple years I read two but thought, woah, no need to rush! 3y
cariashley @Cortg I just realized I‘m even slower.. I started in 2010 on my honeymoon! I did re-read the first one right before the show came out though! 3y
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OnlyYoo
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Just finished and I‘ve never needed the next book so badly. I don‘t know if I can wait until 2020!

This might just be my second favorite book of the entire series. I would have said my absolute favorite but I feel like nothing can replace Outlander and where the journey all started.

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OnlyYoo
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My two favorite men at the moment: Jaime Fraser and Tyler from the bachelorette ❤️

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baes
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

I did it! I‘m up-to-date with the whole series!

I didn‘t love the first half of this one (again, way too much John Grey and William), but the second half was great.

I‘m glad the book ended where it did so it can be the #Outlander I loved a couple books back.

Now when is Book 9 being released? 🙂

Scochrane26 I have skimmed this one, & I hope she answers my burning question of what happened to Lallybroch and the letters if they left present day & came back. 3y
baes @Scochrane26 Yeah the letters weren‘t really touched on much this book like in Echo. I hope they discuss it in the next book too. That was the most interesting part in the past couple books. 3y
baes @Scochrane26 I‘m guessing everything stays in the care of Joe Abernathy and will pass in his family - with the intentions of giving it to the Fraser family should they come back (which I‘m sure they do). Letters will probably stay in their safety deposit box in bank? 3y
Scochrane26 @baes that seems like a good solution. 3y
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I‘m so frustrated with this series. I flew through the first 6 books. They are my favorite. Hated book 7. Not off to a very good start with book 8. Someone tell me it gets better. I really only love the Jamie & Claire story. I will be so sad if book 9 (which is suppose to come out later this year) is like this.

I hate Lord John Gray (and William) btw...John has his own books. Leave him in those. 🙄😩

#Outlander

Scochrane26 I‘m finally reading book 6, but as usual, I stop at times and read other books. So, I‘ll be reading it for awhile. I‘ve looked through the others. Love John grey but agree that he has his own books that are interesting. Not sure I‘ll like the 8th w/ all the time travel. My friend & I joke that the books are like “100 ways for Jamie & Claire to die”, so I think maybe she‘s just trying to find other storylines? 3y
Scochrane26 I like the 1st & 3rd the best. I think they‘re less interesting when they are set in America. 3y
Melissa_J I bailed after book 5. I loved the first four books, but book 5 was just okay for me, and I realized I‘d lost total interest in the series when I tried (and failed) to make it through book 6. 3y
baes @Melissa_J Book 6 was very Claire centered. I loved it. Book 5 was just okay for me too. 3y
baes @Scochrane26 I love The American setting but then they left their home...If you like John and his books then you‘ll love 7 and 8. 3y
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StrayCat13
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Check out this awesome #BookHaul I found at the library! It was only $4 for all of them!! 😁

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘m assuming if the person is right handed and the document is written in one‘s own blood, surely there‘ll be blood on the hand??

I know, it‘s a long shot..I‘m not being clever about this 😄🙈

#redrighthand #MayMovieMagic

rohit-sawant Love this interpretation! 🙌🏼 ❤ 3y
Cinfhen On the contrary... you were being EXTRA CLEVER 3y
Kalalalatja I second @Cinfhen - VERY clever! 3y
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