Friday, August 7, 2009

Drop Everything and Read....

The Time Traveler's Wife.

No, I'm serious. If you haven't read it.... stop what you're doing (well, wait... finish reading my blog, of course) and read this book. It is AMAZING.

I was on the search for a good book to read during our beach trip, and the movie trailers for The Time Traveler's Wife made me curious. Seriously folks, after reading this book, I get chills every time I see the movie trailers on tv. It is THAT GOOD.

The basic premise of the book is that Henry, a time traveler, has a genetic defect that causes him to time travel to various times and locations. During his travels he meets Clare, who in present time is actually 8 years younger than him, but throughout his travels he sees her at various times in her life- the earliest at 6 years old. I know what you're thinking.... that this sounds crazy and not at all engaging, but you have to read the book to really understand how this happens... it makes much more sense than how I'm explaining it. The book is about love, loss, longing, life, parenthood, and friendship. It has a comedic undertone in the book, but if you aren't moved to tears at least once while reading this, you my friend are heartless.


  1. Thanks so much for posting this on your blog! I had just put out a call on Facebook and Twitter looking for suggestions for a great read to take on my business trip next week and not one that was business related or too heavy as I have been reading nothing but business stuff as of late and it is a business trip, so I would at least like to enjoy the plane ride! Anyway, I saw this movie trailer late last night and though hmmm...I wonder if that is what I should pick up for the trip??? Now, you have answered my question. Where did you pick up your copy? I have also had lots of repeated recommendations that I should start the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series, any thoughts?

  2. I haven't read the Janet Evanovich or Stephanie Plum series... I actually have a hard time with series just because I don't often know when I'll get to read the next book! I bought The Time Traveler's Wife at Target, but I had to kind of "dig" for it. I only found it because I saw a picture of the book cover online! The cover is a sort of turqouise color, with what looks like a young girl standing next to a pair of clothes and men's dress shoes, but you can only see the girl from the feet to about the knees. Hope you are able to find it and enjoy it!!!

  3. Thanks! I found it at Barnes & Noble on Hull Street last night right up front, can't wait to start it!