It is incredibly frustrating to me that because Diana Gabaldon has written a series of books which includes romance and extremely well-written sex scenes, and because she has a huge female following, that it somehow means that her books can be compared to the one-dimensional 50 Shades series. Not only does it offend me personally, but I feel like it is offensive to women in general, implying that women read books for their sexual content alone. From my estimation, DG has written well over 7,500 pages of material, encompassing a vast range of subjects including, but not limited to politics, war, religion, medicine, science, slavery, American Indians, family, hunting, farming, travel, mysticism and folklore. My personal favorites include a friendly (and descriptive) explanation by a professional hangman of how one properly goes about the business of hanging, drawing and quartering. If all you see in these books is the romance, you are missing out and possibly missing the point entirely.
I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there.
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via bookmania)
David Tennant and Matt Smith are tied as my favorite doctors. I love them both to pieces. They are both amazing!