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message 1: by Liza (new)

Liza I believe the term you are thinking of is "Chick-Lit". A lovely little pun, "All girls love chicklit...".

I actually liked the book.




message 2: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly It was a Today Show book club selection. Also it is a little deeper than most chic lit. It was too long but I really liked it anyway.


message 3: by Olivia (new)

Olivia I was actually thinking of ordering this book... thank you for mentioning it was Oprah's list. I will now CANCEL my plans of ordering it! The WORST book I ever read was back when she first started her book club and she recommended it. I dreaded continuing the horrifically dry book, but perservered through it assuming there must be a climax somewhere... nope. I've sinced always avoided the big O sticker on books now. Again, thank you!!!


message 4: by Deb (new)

Deb Roby I see nothing in common between TTTW and The Notebook. Are you kidding???


message 5: by D1wata (new)

D1wata I definately see a connection with this and the Notebook. Waiting waiting waiting. Love love love. But at least, with Notebook, it's pretty clear what that book is up to. (And I do enjoy Chick lit/Chick films on occassion.) It's just that I thought this book was going to be deep or twisted, and that's what disappointed me so much here.


message 6: by Doubleu (new)

Doubleu Dee You wrote, "This book gets some points for an original concept..." Actually, the concept is a rip-off of a much better book from 1979. Octavia Butler's "Kindred". I learned this from a review here on GoodReads and just finished it yesterday. It is really worth reading.
cheers!


message 7: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Thanks for pointing that out about the book clubs. It was an ok read. There were some parts that I could relate to, her wanting a baby of their own, but there were many parts that I could not. There was an incredible amount of name dropping. The ethnic stereotypes did abound, probably why they were edited out for the screenplay. I won't recommend it but I did enjoy reading parts of it.


message 8: by Patti (new)

Patti I liked this book, but tend to dislike the books Oprah has on her book club list. She seems to only choosed books about f'd up people and their disfunctions.

I didn't like everything about the book -- especially the ending and the parts about Clare trying to get pregnant -- bleh. But I liked the characters and the convoluted plot.


message 9: by Camila (new)

Camila Eliana The Notebook was way better. Nick Sparks' characters were at least likable.


message 10: by Lakeisha (last edited Dec 31, 2010 09:27AM) (new)

Lakeisha Carter I think the most important rebuttal in this comment string is "this is not a recommended read on O's Book list" It is a book rated solely by it's readers. If a reader finds fault with the majority he should have the self respect to come to his conclusions based on his own worth, his ability to determine a good read versus the majority who tend to make their decisions based on popular opinion.

I found the book to be ordinary. An author whose story is more skilled than creative. A version eeked out of the many different spins on time travel, lost love, new love while meandering vivid imagery into the spin of this familiar tale. Simply Boring. No need to blame it on Ophra.


message 11: by Crystal (new)

Crystal i hated this book also, and agree with this review. however, i MUST clarify that this book and "the notebook" have NEVER EVER been chosen by oprah. c'mon, now...oprah would never in a million years read terrible books like these. most of her books are NOT "chick lit." this book was actually chosen by the "today show," so obviously i will NOT be trusting their opinions on books ever again.


message 12: by Sjbelew (new)

Sjbelew Gross. I'm a girl and I hate chick flicks. Thanks for giving me a good reason not to read the book. I thought it was going to be a science fiction novel, rather than a romance novel. I become easily bored by those books. Thanks.


message 13: by Sjbelew (new)

Sjbelew Gross. I'm a girl and I hate chick flicks. Thanks for giving me a good reason not to read the book. I thought it was going to be a science fiction novel, rather than a romance novel. I become easily bored by those books. Thanks.


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