It’s no secret that one of my major book crushes is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. It made me visit, fall in love with and move to Scotland (only for a short period of time, but still). I have read the books so many times they are literally falling apart when I open them.
And this summer, finally, after years of waiting, we will finally see the books brought to life. I could tell you how many times I’ve watched this teaser, but well, I stopped counting when I went double digits.
2013 started with fireworks over Brisbane River. Sitting next to a bunch of people from all over the world, drinking beer and sharing travel stories. Then I got back to Sweden. I turned 27 and realized I was far from where I wanted to be, but not sure where that place actually were or how I was supposed to get there.
2013 was a year that questioned everything.
2014 is going to be one that answers.
Love this RSA Short animated video, illustrating The Power of Empathy.
Given the number of words I have written, and the number of words I have left to write, and the rate at which I am currently producing words, and the crappiness of said words, it is mathematically and physically impossible that I will ever finish this book.
- Lev Grossman, in his pep talk on National Novel Writing Month’s website. (It does get more pep, you just have to read the whole text for yourself.)
I didn’t discover The Magicians until earlier this year, but I fell in love with it instantly. If you also are a a fantasy nerd with a passion for everything that combines magic with a dark sense of humor, it will probably be your cup of tea. I think I read both of them within a couple of weeks and have been stalking said author in all social channels trying to figure out when I can get my hands on the next book (August 2014, if he gets it done. Which he better, these withdrawal symptoms is serious business.).
This is beyond awesome and makes Scandal the next show on my must see-list.