Wednesday, August 7, 2019

OUTLANDER fan art contest!

If you create OUTLANDER fan art or know someone who does, check this out!

STARZ is running a fan art contest on Twitter through August 30, and the prize is a trip to NY Comic Con!

The contest is open to US residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter.

Look here for more information and contest rules. Good luck!

Friday, August 2, 2019

What's your favorite way to enjoy OUTLANDER?

This month's poll asks, "What's your favorite way to enjoy OUTLANDER?"

What do you prefer? Hardcover, paperback, e-book, audiobook, or watching the TV show? Or some combination of all of those?

I'm a longtime OUTLANDER-audiobook-addict myself (since 2007), and that is my preferred method most of the time. For new releases, I collect the hardcovers, but I prefer to read the e-books on my tablet. (The photo above shows part of my OUTLANDER collection.)

What about the rest of you? Please take a moment to vote, and then come back and leave a comment here or on my Outlandish Observations Facebook page.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

July poll results

Here are the results of the July poll, which asked the question, "How did you discover the OUTLANDER books?"
  • 37.32% - I started reading the books as a result of watching, or hearing about, the OUTLANDER TV series.
  • 25.02% - A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
  • 18.62% - I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
  • 7.02% - A friend or family member gave me a copy of OUTLANDER, saying, "Read this, you'll love it!"
  • 1.95% - A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
  • 1.81% - I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
  • 1.67% - Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
  • 1.32% - I saw OUTLANDER on a "Recommended for You" list on Amazon or elsewhere online.
  • 0.76% - I haven't yet read any of Diana Gabaldon's books, but I've watched the OUTLANDER TV series.
  • 0.49% - Someone at my book club mentioned them.
  • 4.03% - Other
There were 1439 responses to this month's poll. Thanks very much to everyone who participated!

I didn't vote in the poll myself, but I discovered OUTLANDER completely by accident, browsing in Barnes & Noble in 2006. The full story is here if you're interested.

I've done variations of this same poll about once a year since 2009, and this is the first time that the "I found the OUTLANDER books as a result of the TV series" option got the most votes. Even though this wasn't a scientific poll by any means, I think that's interesting.

Please take a moment to vote in the August poll, which asks, "What's your favorite way to enjoy OUTLANDER?"