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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Moonlight Reader's 30 Day Challenge: Day 09

Outlander  - Diana Gabaldon

09: A book I thought I would hate, but ended up loving.

 

This is a hard one because I generally don't read books that I think I am going to hate. However, there are a lot of books that get a lot of hype that I go into expecting to be disappointed. And, often, they do in fact fail to live up to those overhyped expectations. Every once in a while, though, I get surprised in a big way.

 

Like Outlander. I refused to read Outlander for the first ten years it was in print. I picked it up as a kindle freebie, and it still took me two years to read it (in fact, I almost passed it up even for free). Time travel + romance = "I am not going to like this book." I finally decided to read it just so that I could mock it.

 

I loved it. It was absorbing, compelling, immersive. I fell into that book, and crawled back out six hours later feeling like someone had wrung out my soul like a sponge. Holy crap.