The Outlander Book Tag

Hey ya’ll, the third season of Outlander comes out tomorrow! I’m actually still a little bit behind and have two or three episodes left in the second season, but still so excited. This series is so good and if you don’t watch it, I highly recommend—defintely for more mature viewers though. Anyway, here’s a fun little tag I did in honor of the premier, it was created by Sasha Alsberg @ abookutopia.

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

This is so hard, I love so many different periods in time. Outlander has definitely upped my interest in Scotland during the 1700s. Scotland is just so beautiful from what I’ve seen and I totally want my own Jamie. But Jane Austen’s works have always been a favorite of mine and the late 1700s or early 1800s in England would be cool. Then big jump, the 1920s in Paris, I love the ex-pat movement that happens there with all the art, literature, and culture. 

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

I’d love to be a  badass computer hacker like Cress from The Lunar Chronicles. Her skill is not only super cool but super useful, like if I ever had to take down a dystopian regime I’d probably be all set.

3. Jamie and Claire are ultimate relationship goals, who is your favorite fictional couple?

I hate this. I’ve read too many books to answer this question: Elizabeth and Darcy, Warner and Juliette, Feyre and Rhysand, who the hell knows.

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

Similarly to Outlander, the ending of ACOMAF completely  just blew me away and took me by surprise. Like, oh damn, that did not just happen, type of horror and surprise 

5. Scotland has lots of castles and we see quite a few in Outlander, what fictional kingdom would you want as your own (castle included)?

I love the “barbarian” kingdom of Venda from The Remnant Chronicles series. It’s so unexpected and unlike any other kingdom I’ve read about in a young adult fantasy novel. And it’s in a state of rebuild in the last novel so I’d really love to be able to help and shape it as my own.

6. Outlander has some very steamy scenes, what is your favorite romance novel?

I really love the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy. It’s a new adult series that follows a bunch of boys from the school’s all-star hockey team and the girls that catch their eyes and hearts. Lots of cute and funny scenes while still having some depth, and definitely some steam.

7. The Jacobite Rising is a huge plot point in the Outlander series, what book has your favorite battle in it?

The Throne of Glass series has some pretty great battles. I’m thinking Empire of Storms specifically. It’s been a while but I feel like there were some pretty awesome fights in there.

8. Jamie and Claire get married very unexpectedly, what fictional character would you want to marry on a whim?

Not on a whim, but I’d say Peter K from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I feel like he is such an under appreciated and under recognized book boyfriend. Like he is so sweet and perfect ,especially in the last book Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Like if my boyfriend wasn’t so great and we weren’t still together (from high school), Peter K is who I would’ve wanted  my high school boyfriend to be.

9. Scotland is a beautiful place, what is one fictional world you would love to visit?

Um probably Velaris in the Night Court. I mean it’s called the City of Starlight, how beautiful does that sound. And then maybe I’d run into Rhys, right?

10. If you could change the past, would you?

If we’re talking about my own personal past, I’d say no. So far I’m pretty happy with how things have turned out and everything that sucked while it was happening was for a reason and led to something better. If we’re talking about for the US and overall world, then yes some things need us to go back and time and change shit.

I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to do it. And let me know if you’ve read/watched Outlander and if you’re excited for the premier in the comments!

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