Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jamie Fraser!

Happy Birthday, Jamie!
Happy Birthday

Today is the 289th anniversary of James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser's birth. Happy Birthday, Jamie, and happy Beltane to all of you!

And if you are on Twitter and want to participate in My Outlander Purgatory's birthday tribute to Jamie, tweet #BirthofOurLaird. Look here for details.

Poll Results

Here are the results of the April poll:

Which of Diana Gabaldon's books are you currently reading/listening to?

  • AN ECHO IN THE BONE - 17.1%
  • OUTLANDER - 11.4%
  • THE FIERY CROSS - 11.4%
  • DRUMS OF AUTUMN - 9.7%
  • DRAGONFLY IN AMBER - 7.4%
  • VOYAGER - 7.4%
  • A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES - 4.0%
  • The Custom of the Army (novella) - 4.0%
  • LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE - 2.9%
  • LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS - 2.9%
  • LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER - 1.7%
  • I'm reading other things right now. - 20.0%

There were 175 responses to this poll. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! I didn't vote in it myself, but I am currently listening to VOYAGER -- again. <g>

May Poll

The new poll for May is about Diana Gabaldon's latest Lord John story, "The Custom of the Army". I'm really curious to see how many of you have read it, and what you thought of it. Please take a moment to vote in the poll. Thanks!

7 comments:

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Aven said...

Happy Birthday Jamie!

nighean dubh said...

First of all, Happy Birthday, Jamie!!!

About the poll for Custom,
Oh my, I couldn't decide between loving it, wanting it to be longer and/or liking the way the story gave fill-in information. I guess that amounts to loving it.
I can't wait for the Scottish Prisoner. In the meantime I am just enjoying rereading; the audios done by Jeff are a delight. I would love one done by him for Custom as well.

Deniz Bevan said...

Happy birthday Jamie!
I wanted to enter two answers on the poll - both I loved it and I enjoyed seeing Lord John in Quebec. So exciting to picture him where I am...

Karen Henry said...

ND and Deniz:

Yeah, I guess I should have realized that people would want to choose more than one option. Too late now, I guess. <wry g>

Deniz, you were the one I was thinking of when I added the answer about Quebec. :-)

Thanks for voting, anyway.

Karen

Judie said...

I just finished it today. I felt a bit under the gun because it was a library book. It was interesting because of the Quebec angle, since I am Canadian. I'm not a history buff and it was interesting to read Diana's take on the whole English/French thing back then. Probably the only version of it I'll ever read about - ROFL! I always enjoy reading Diana's stories and this one was just fine. I like LJG!

Linda said...

I voted other...."I'll read it when it hits the library"