Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Wish-List

The Time Traveler's WifeI've been hesitating putting this book up on the Friday Wish-List for fear you would all think me a hopelessly romantic sap and move on to bigger and better blogs--or just laugh shamelessly at me. The truth is I've been interested in reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger for a long time. I've just never gotten around to it.

Have you read it? Is it good?

A lot of people think so.
**I’m not quite sure how to even begin talking about this book. It’s quite possibly one of the most unique and beautiful love stories I have read, and one of the most haunting. I know most people cringe inwardly when they hear a love story praised, immediately picturing cloying schmaltz and cheap little romantic platitudes, but The Time Traveler’s Wife is anything but.-figgy

**Henry summarized his love for Clare in a letter to her after they've been for married for many years:
Clare, I want to tell you, again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you.
Grab a copy of The Time Traveler's Wife and throw yourself headlong into their story. It's time well spent. This is a highly recommended read, and I know it will be a gift I'll offer generously to others on my holiday list this year.-W.R. Greer
**Every so often, a novel lands in my hands as if it fell from the sky -- a happy surprise of literary delights, a book which transports and transfixes me, an original story which creates its own world with what seems like effortless artistry.
Audrey Niffenegger's remarkable debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is just such a novel. -January Magazine
Admittedly I'm a sap for love stories but not sex stories (HUGE difference). So when I run across a book that might actually deliver it almost always ends up on my wish-list. This is one of them.

Maybe I'll check it out at the library next time I'm down there.

Book: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Jackie said...

I'm curious to see what you think. The movie made me cry cry cry.

Cari Hislop said...

I haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife yet though it sound good.

Have you heard of the Twilight Piano Series? I found them on i-tunes recently while looking for something else. (That's Twilight as in Vampires) I don't know who wrote them or performs them, but they're really lovely. Really good for writing to! :)

Shelley said...

I guess my work involves a little time travel of a different kind. But I don't think you need to apologize: we all need something to look at right now other than oil-soaked pelicans. Sigh....

JamieDedes said...

Second on Shelley. Thumbs up on the book. Thumbs down on the movie.

Kath Lockett said...

What a coincidence - this is the very book that I'm about to start reading!

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