It ain’t over ’til it’s over

I’m not specifically talking about Old Man Winter although as you can see from this early morning Planet Ann Arbor photoooo it certainly applies to him.

I’m talking about the Outlander series. I mean the books. I finished the 8th book last night. It had a happy ending but didn’t exactly wrap things up. Like what happened to [insert character here]. And how did [insert time traveler here] get [insert location and date]. And what about [insert character] that we met in person only in about the last 100 pages of the book. There has to be more…

And yes there is! I started googling around and a ninth book is in progress! And there’s a whole bunch more stuff out there. A series about one of the recurring characters (who I do not think is a time traveler). A couple of “companion” books providing all kinds of information *about* the series. I was intrigued by the companion books, especially that they apparently contain family trees, but in the end, I decided to explore some of the stuff lingering on my Goodreads list instead.

I don’t want to get *stuck* on a single author or genre, like when I was in about the second grade and I read probably every single one of the formulaic “biographies” on the children’s (that apostrophe is bothering me – right or wrong?) shelves of the Sault Ste. Siberia Carnegie Public Library, where big lions guarded the entrance. I was easily embarrassed as a child and I remember feeling that way when the librarian (especially when it was my eccentric great aunt) noted that I was checking out five (the limit) cheesy biographies *again*. Hey, I was *reading*, wasn’t I? I am long over my crush on Kit Carson.

When the ninth Outlander book comes out, I will welcome some old friends back into my life. I don’t *think* this post included any Outlander spoilers. Except maybe that it isn’t finished yet.

All right, suiting up and heading downtown for dinner at the Oscar Tango and maybe Fool Moon if we make it that long.

One Response to “It ain’t over ’til it’s over”

  1. Pooh Says:

    I had the same reaction when I read what I thought was the last Outlander book. (I think it was the 7th, not the 8th, but I could be wrong.) It is a great series.