OL LITE: You know you've gone 'round the OL bend when...

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OL LITE: You know you've gone 'round the OL bend when...

Susan
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Susan
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May 26th, 2010, 8:33 pm #1

:bagpipe: SPOILER ALERT: ALL BOOK ARE OPEN FOR DISCUSSION :bagpipe:


I knew that I had “gone ‘round the OUTLANDER bend” when I recently read something about Claire kissing Jamie’s “sunburned skin” and I found myself absently thinking, “Jamie’s a redhead and at high risk for skin cancer. He should wear a hat.” (A sunscreen with a high SPF would be helpful, too!)

So, what was your “gone ‘round the OUTLANDER bend” moment?
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Laura
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May 26th, 2010, 9:14 pm #2

Susan ~ thanks for my laugh of the day!

Hmmm... my "gone 'round the OUTLANDER bend" moment? It probably goes back to the beginning, when I opened the first book and then nobody, I mean no one, for nothing, no how could get my rear end out of my favorite Adirondack chair (except for food and wine). Fortunately, it was summer and I had unlimited free time and kids who slept in late. My reading didn't affect them at all. No! Wait! I think it was when I went to the library to the next books, most of which were on the shelf, and had an argument with myself about checking them all out at once. It went something like this:

Should I check out ALL of them? They are big books. What if it takes me a few weeks for each? *Little did I know!*cough*
What if someone else would want one of the books?
Would it be rude of me to take them all, leaving nothing for someone else?
But if I don't take them all and then finish book #2 and someone checks out #3, then what do I do?


I can't remember what my final solution was. I think I only checked out two at a time and needed to check another library for one of them, but I, very fortunately, didn't have to wait for any of them, except for ECHO, which was just me waiting along with everyone else. I now own my own copies and won't lend them out!

:scottish: Or, let's face it. My "gone 'round the OUTLANDER bend" moment was the day I opened this forum!!
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May 26th, 2010, 9:49 pm #3

I did the same thing in the library! For some reason I looked it up in the catalog and noticed someone checked out #1 when I was checking out #4, then when I got to #5, #2 was checked out. I was worried so I checked out both 5 & 6... slightly absurd, I know! :read:
~Lisa
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Pauline
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May 26th, 2010, 11:08 pm #4

Mine was joining the forum. Prior to this, I couldn't stand being on the computer at night. I'm on it all day. Now my daughter stands behind me and says, "You really shouldn't use your name"
"How do you really know who you're talking to" "They could all be predators and you're giving everyone all of this personal info" Then, I joined the Monday night chat on OL Pergatory and they really thought that I lost it.

In other words, she spouted back everything I've told her about using the internet for the last 8 years! You should hear her and my husband talking about me on this "what's she doing" "her BOOKCLUB". It's OK when you're sitting through 3 hours a day of mind-numbing soccer practices and games. But then, I brought my OL books to her track practices and one of the mother's saw me reading the books. She told everyone in work and now when we see each other at prom picture gatherings, etc., we get to obsess over the books. Totally have gone 'round the OL bend.
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TwilightTINK
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May 27th, 2010, 1:43 am #5

What a fun topic. I think we are all a little over the top. For me it may have been a time when I texted Laura to tell me what was going to happen in DiA because I had to stop reading at a critical time to go to work and I wanted to ensure everyone survived. Or maybe it was me texting Laura yesterday about something I found hysterical in ABoSaA. Or maybe it was joining this website then becoming a moderator despite having too many other commitments (but I LOVE it here!).

It is probably all of the above and even responding to the question. :rotfl:
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Thistle
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May 27th, 2010, 2:21 am #6

My first moment was when, after having read the first few chapters of OL, I sent DD2 15 miles to the nearest bookstore to buy the rest of the series. Why didn't I go? I was reading of course!
After having read the series I started buying used copies when I find them so I almost have a set on each floor of the house. That way I am never very far from Jamie. :hug: :read:
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NigheanDubh
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May 27th, 2010, 3:48 am #7

I was definitely gone with Outlander. It didn't take long. I was in San Francisco (I'd started OL on the plane to...) I was so taken in with the reading that I dreaded going out to sight see. I couldn't wait to return to the hotel so that I could read. Here was this awesome city and all I wanted to do was read OL. I traveled 3000 miles to read in a hotel room! :lol: I loved every minute too.

There are other examples, so I'll have to come back to share more. I'm sure you ladies will have a few more to add.

Susan, great thread. This thread should keep us going...forever, pretty much. Thanks. :clap:
"'I wish to God,' said Gideon with mild exasperation, 'that you'd talk--just once--in prose like other people.'"
--Game of Kings
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NE Mom
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May 27th, 2010, 12:52 pm #8

NigheanDubh wrote:Susan, great thread. This thread should keep us going...forever, pretty much. Thanks. :clap:
:agree: Thanks, Susan! Your 'moment' and everyone's on the thread have been so much fun to read!

I think I went 'round the bend started with Outlander, and I bought Dragonfly at a bookstore 'going out of business' sale, just in case Outlander turned out to be really good - which of course, it was, I read in every spare moment I had, thanking my lucky stars for the Twi friend who had recommended them! Went back for the rest, but they were all gone. I dug out every gift card I had and used online coupons to get the remaining ones up to Echo, which wasn't out yet. Normally, I'm a very patient person, but then I hollered at the operator :oops: at Borders, UPS and whoever else would listen telling them I need these books ASAP! I had checked the tracking indicator online, it showed they were stuck at a UPS distribution center 2 hours from me for days with no movement, they said the box must have been "misplaced". I think I said something like this:
"Misplaced? How can they be 'misplaced'?! These books are by Diana GA-Bal-DON for goodness sakes, the OUTLANDER series and they're EPIC! Find them!"
I apologized profusely when the operator at Borders offered to re-ship them priority at no charge and refunded my original shipping charges, and they arrived just in time to read them all while recovering from minor surgery. (The recovery, which should have taken 2 days, was longer by a week ;) )
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sassenach
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May 27th, 2010, 1:42 pm #9

I knew I'd gone round the Outlander bend when I found myself using the phrase...."Don't worry.... theres's the two of us"....
:rotfl:
"It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach"



“Sassenach." He had called me that from the first; the Gaelic word for outlander, a stranger. An Englishman. First in jest, then in affection.”



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May 27th, 2010, 6:41 pm #10

I find myself saying Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ all the time. I get more than a few strange looks for that one!
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May 27th, 2010, 10:43 pm #11

I'm re-kilting AND listening to the series on audio CD -- which is wonderful! But I'm going to Alaska for two weeks in August. Given airline weight restrictions, etc., I canna possibly lug all of the books along with me - and I don't really want to buy an e-reader, but I'm not sure if I can be away from Jamie that long, even though we'll be traveling with good friends and there will be lots to do. . . . oh, what's a girl to do? :-) Sweet agony.
JHRC! (Juliekay, I say it a lot, too!)
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May 27th, 2010, 11:36 pm #12

Chrisstine--put the CD's on an MP3 player!

I ordered OL and DIA off Amazon when I ordered the last two Sookie books (4 for 3, plus free shipping :D)--I did not wait patiently for the next 4! Now I have OL and DIA on my iPod so I can listen anytime. :) I'm not so patiently waiting for June 1st so I can join Audible.com and get Voyager! Even now, now that I know what happens, any wait between DIA and Voyager is torturous!
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Laura
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May 28th, 2010, 1:22 am #13

NE Mom wrote:"Misplaced? How can they be 'misplaced'?! These books are by Diana GA-Bal-DON for goodness sakes, the OUTLANDER series and they're EPIC! Find them!"
_That_ is too funny! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Now, if you added ....

Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ! I'm on leaving on a plane for ALASKA and need the audio download and a larger iPod ASAP! What is wrong with you people?!
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Lady Jayne
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May 28th, 2010, 1:25 am #14

Mine was a gradual obession. After reading OL, I slowly found myself using words like "verra," "dinna fash," and "lass" during regular conversation. Then I started googling Jamie and Claire Fraser and spending all of my free time seeking out Outlander information and any related websites. When I discovered the OLBC, thanks to Nighean Dubh, I knew I was home. :flower:
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rlipke02
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May 28th, 2010, 3:56 am #15

I have several "gone round the Outlander bend" moments. The first was when I read the first fifteen chapters of OL and then went to borders and bought the other six books at the same time (thankfully I'm a borders rewards member :D). Two I find myself describing every little scene to my boyfriend while he is watching the Football game on tv close to superbowl season (I have the best man in the world because he did a bangin job trying to pay attention to me). Third I find myself making fan art for the background of my computer and making playlists for each book on my ipod for each chapter.
"your face is my heart Sassenach and love of you is my soul" Jamie :D
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