Group re-read at Outlander Book Club
Thanks to Laura from OBC for letting me know! I probably won't participate actively in it myself (I already spend enough time in analysis and discussion of the books on Compuserve on a daily basis!), but it sounds like a good idea, especially for those of you who are relatively new to the books.
The term used by the Outlander Book Club is "re-kilting", not "re-reading", but I don't care for that expression myself. No offense to the OBC folks, but I find the terms "re-kilt" or "re-kilting" awkward and more than a bit silly. When I re-read these books, I'm not in any sense wrapping myself in them like a kilt; to me, it's more like putting together a gigantic jigsaw puzzle or an elaborate tapestry, something that is so intricate and exquisitely detailed that you notice new things every time you re-read. Nor do I think the Scottish aspects of the story are all there is to it, as this term seems to imply.
And I also think "re-kilting" can be hard to understand if your first language is not English, because you will not find it in any dictionary. So, the term "re-kilting" grates on me a bit. I much prefer the terms "re-reading" or "re-listening", both of which are easy for anyone to understand, even people who are brand new to the series.
This is just my personal opinion, and shouldn't be taken as any criticism of the great work that Laura and the others at Outlander Book Club have been doing. If you haven't yet had a chance to check out their site, I would encourage you to do so.