Time travel. My brain has never been able to fully process the concept. I have too many unanswered questions that can't ever really be answered. That'Time travel. My brain has never been able to fully process the concept. I have too many unanswered questions that can't ever really be answered. That's the thing, though, isn't it? Time travel is ambiguous. It's not really one thing or another. There are too many variables that need to be considered. I've been told that I over complicate things and that's why I get so muddled. But to think that time travel is uncomplicated doesn't make any sense. For it has to be complicated. We can't just go around bending time and shooting forwards or backwards without disrupting some sort of balance. Once you change one thing, then it's like dominoes and everything MUST change.
But that discussion is for another time. The Time Traveler's Wife was a book that has always been on my list of books to read even before the movie came out. When I asked for a list of good fantasy/sci-fi books it was this book that kept resurfacing ever since it was published. It didn't really get on my high priority radar until the movie came out. I was interested in seeing it but I make it a plan to never see the movie before I read the book. Just because the book is almost always better than the movie and I'd hate to see the movie and have it ruin the book for me.
It's apparently obvious from the first opening words that Audrey Niffenegger is a talented writer who is able to draw the reader in and immerse them within the pages of her book. Can you even imagine it? Meeting your future husband when you are 6 years old. Having him meet you for the first time when he's 28. It is one of the sweetest love stories I have ever read. And one of the most heartbreaking stories as well. Not many books can bring out those gutwrenching emotions but this one absolutely did. It is a touching and poignant love story that will stay with me forever. This is a beautiful book that really gives that message about love transcending through time and forever. It is the stuff of fairytales and yet, yet, somehow Audrey Niffenegger gives us hope that somewhere out there a love like that really does exist and maybe it is attainable. Love has no boundaries. Death cannot stop love. And certainly not ink on paper because Henry and Clare's story is one that will live in my heart forever....more
Amusing and humourous as expected. I really enjoyed it. A sweet love story of a bossy English lady and a heart throb golfer, both with hearts of gold.Amusing and humourous as expected. I really enjoyed it. A sweet love story of a bossy English lady and a heart throb golfer, both with hearts of gold. I loved the side story with Dex and Victoria as well....more
At times, this book dragged on and I wished for some of the excitement that I was used to from the previous 3 books; however, that said, it was an impAt times, this book dragged on and I wished for some of the excitement that I was used to from the previous 3 books; however, that said, it was an important part of Taran's search of himself and who he is that shouldn't be missed. It was comforting to see the loyal bard and the grumbly Doli again. I did miss Eilonwy, though. Taran Wanderer is not the same boy as we saw from earlier books and as he grows the readers grow with him. It made me think at least once or twice of my own yearnings to truly find myself and who I am and made me think that maybe departing from everything you've ever known in search of something even greater may be one of the most worthwhile things one can do in his or her life....more
A sweet contemporary romance. I think there could have been more character development. Alex was sweet and cute but I wouldn't have minded if he had mA sweet contemporary romance. I think there could have been more character development. Alex was sweet and cute but I wouldn't have minded if he had more depth as well as the other characters. A pleasant read....more