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Emotional Reader

Lost in a book somewhere. Experiencing emotions.

Currently reading

On the Road
Jack Kerouac
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers
Jane Eyre
Michael Mason, Charlotte Brontë
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
George R.R. Martin, Roy Dotrice
Lover Avenged
J.R. Ward
This is Shyness
Leanne Hall
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
April Genevieve Tucholke
Cruel Beauty
Rosamund Hodge
Emma Trevayne
Robison Wells
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon It was such a long book. At times I felt too long. There was some dragging, but it's a wonderful story with many layers. DG wove a historically accurate story with elements of romance and fantasy. She's really created an authentic world that readers have no trouble getting lost in. Aside from knowing I struggled to pronounce some Gaelic words with accuracy, I have no qualms about the prose and frame from which the story was told. I'm hooked, and want to learn about where things went from the ending. I love how DG mixes the angst and drama with moments of humor. However, there were some instances (few) where I thoroughly wanted to feel the angst (I'm masochistic that way)and felt that the event and subsequent emotions of the characters seemed to be too complacent; the humor in those moments annoyed me. Jamie. I love him. I was really disappointed when he "followed his word" and remained passive as Jack Randall emasculated and abused him during the prison torture. I don't care if he was going to hang in a couple hours. Why not go out a fighter? I was sickened and disappointed by his passivity and even his brief moment of compassion for JR. No bueno. Jack Randall? Oh yeah, he's a sadistic and mentally sick. It doesn't negate the fact that I want him to die. A horrible death at that. He's a sociopath as far as I'm concerned. Since there is no psychiatric help in the 18th century, he's best to be exposed for the A-hole and sadistic bastard that he is.