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The Outlander Book Tag

Since Season 3 of Outlander is starting on the 10th, it’s time for me to do The Outlander Book Tag, which was created by Sasha Alsberg @ abookutopia. Because Melanie @ It’s a Bookish Thing 13 tagged anybody who wants to do this tag, I will consider myself tagged. As I have said in a couple of wrap up posts now, I am loving Outlander, even if the book takes forever to read.

You touch some standing stones and get transported back in time, what year would you hope to land in?

Everyone would like to the visit the past. Forget the unsavory parts of every period. I love reading about the Tudor era of England, so I think I would like to land in 1558 when Elizabeth I began her reign. And remove the unsavory parts.

Claire is a very good nurse, what type of skill would you want to have that a fictional character excels at?

I’m not sure how many career fields would be considered useful in another era. As someone who went for English instead of a pre-health care program, I would like the skills of a nurse or an ER doc. My main concern would be if they would trust a woman to know medicine.

The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionJamie and Claire are ultimate relationship goals, who is your favorite fictional couple?

I love Rosie Jarman and Don Tillman from The Rosie Project. I’m not sure their relationship is one to make a goal, but I love them together. Maybe their relationship changes in The Rosie Effect since I’ve read that there’s about to be a baby involved, but I haven’t read it yet.

The ending of Outlander was shocking, what is one ending of a book you read that totally blew your mind?

I’m having trouble remembering the books with mind-blowing endings. I was surprised at the ending of Paradise Lost and annoyed because it ended with Adam and Eve instead of with Satan.

Scotland has lots of castles and we see quite a few of them in Outlander. What fictional kingdom would you want as your own?

I would like Winterfell or Arendelle. If it were Arendelle, I want both the original castle and Elsa’s ice castle.

fangirl-by-rainbow-rowellOutlander has some very steamy scenes; what is your favorite romance novel?

I hate that so many romance novels—the adult ones—have so much sex. That’s the reputation that I’ve heard about romance novels.

At the moment, I believe my favorite romance novel is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I love watching Cath and Levi fall in love and see them work on their relationship. I also like Cath’s fanfiction where Baz and Simon fall for each other.

The Jacobite Rising is a huge plot point in the Outlander series; which book has your favorite battle in it?

That’s difficult to answer because I tend to remember battles better when I see them on screen. I think I’ll go with the battle between Eragon and Galbatorix in Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. What makes that battle interesting for me is that it’s primarily mental.

Jamie and Claire get married very unexpectedly; which fictional character would you want to marry on a whim?

I haven’t thought about being in a relationship with a fictional character in a long time. I might pick Jace Wayland/Herondale/Lightwood or Jamie Fraser.

Scotland is a beautiful place; what is one fictional world you would love to visit?

I’m noting the operative word “fictional” here, so I could pick something in the “real” world or the fantastical. A lot of real places are also fictional settings. I’d love to visit Scotland or Hogwarts or Narnia (at any point during the first three chronological books).

If you could change the past, would you?

No. I’ve watched too many TV shows and movies to know that messing with time would greatly mess up my present.

Tag somebody!

Because I’m not sure who has already done this tag, I tag anyone who wants to do this tag.

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