And Now A Post About Books

Okay so I finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes this last weekend (I mentioned that below) and as always when I read Gabaldon, I go back to pick up Voyager to at least re-read the scene where Claire walks into Jamie’s print shop after being gone for twenty years.

Because as memorable scenes go, it’s one of the big ones for me. It’s like the wedding night scene in Outlander – it’s so well written and unexpected on many levels that you can see the depth of the chemistry and connection between these two people.

Claire thinks about how she wants to run her fingers through his hair to feel his skull after all that time has passed, she sees the bump on his nose and knows it’s been broken at some point. It’s those little details that make the scene so powerful.

And when they come together the first time when she comes back, it’s hesitant and shy as well as needy and passionate. I love that.

What memorable scenes to you return to over and over?

6 comments to “And Now A Post About Books”

  1. Sherry
    June 20th, 2006 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Lauren – I love Diana Gabaldon. I have a Breath of Snow and Ashes in my TBR pile. I love Jamie and Claire.

  2. Lauren Dane
    June 20th, 2006 at 4:54 pm · Link

    I think they’re a really wonderful couple and I love how they’ve aged together. Oh and the kilt.

  3. Kathy
    June 21st, 2006 at 3:31 am · Link

    Those books are intense. I read the first 4 when they were first published, and was amazed the depth of detail.

  4. Kathy
    June 21st, 2006 at 3:33 am · Link

    Oh, And my new granddaughter,born on Father’s Day, is the most wonderful baby in the world. There is nothing so lovely as holding a newborn in your arms!

  5. Jennybrat
    June 21st, 2006 at 5:52 pm · Link

    I have some Gabaldon in my TBR but haven’t gotten around to reading them. Guess I should shift them up.

  6. Lauren Dane
    June 21st, 2006 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Jenny -I had Outlander in my hands on and off for years. I’d look at the back and think, “ugh! This is not my kind of book” but a friend of mine sent several of the series to me and I read the first one in a day and a half and I was hooked.

    Kathy – congrats on the new grandbaby!