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message 1: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
If you are interested in a "live" book discussion about The Time Traveler's Wife, then join us HERE ON THIS THREAD for the first discussion on Saturday December 1st at 3PM PST, 6PM EST.

There will be at least one other during the week, as well, to try to get more people involved.


message 2: by Sera (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Sera Count me in!


message 3: by Tiffany (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Tiffany Great! I'll try to be here.


message 4: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I get off work at 6, so you people need to make sure you have a good and long conversation that's still going when I get home! LOL


message 5: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:02PM) (new)

Meghan I would love to join, but I should be cleaning up after a birthday party. But maybe I'll be able to get away for a few moments.

But YAY. I think this is a super dooper idea! Who doesn't love to chat...about books...we all seem to like?


message 6: by Shannon, the founder of fun (back from sabbatical) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Shannon | 254 comments Mod
****Bump****

Or for people like me 5PM CST.


message 7: by Bibliosaurus (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Bibliosaurus | 22 comments I'll be working and won't be home until after 7,so talk, talk and talk some more. ;)


message 8: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Meghan Okay, not to change things...but since it kind of looks like people could make it later - can we just move the time to say 8 pm EST (that would be 5 PST)...or make it two times? Just wondering.


message 9: by Bibliosaurus (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Bibliosaurus | 22 comments I should clarify that it was after 7PST for me. Actually, I just remembered I have a party to attend shortly thereafter...BUT I can do it most of Sunday, if we are still thinking about having an alternative chat.


message 10: by Sera (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Sera Unfortunately, my schedule has changed and I can't make it either night ;( Please post some of the exchanges that take place so that those of us who missed it can still chime in. Have a great time!


message 11: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) It's going to be here in this thread right? I'm at work but it's pretty slow so I can probably still participate.


message 12: by Janet (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Janet Mitchell | 19 comments Am I at the wrong place?
Did the chat already take place?


message 13: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) No, I don't think anyone showed up! At least, I don't think it was at a different place. Maybe we are doing it with the times Meghan posted? Meghan, if you read this and there is a chat going on, text me!


message 14: by Blanca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Blanca | 26 comments I'm confused too! But if anyone is still one, Sarah, I wanted to respond to an earlier post on whether the two Henrys caught in a sex act was disturbing. I thought it was more funny than anything. And seems about right for a teenage, horny boy. After all, Henry as a 28 year-old admits to being nearly a sex fiend. I thought the author was brave to go there and showed restraint. It could have easily been full of weird three ways.


message 15: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) That's why I thought it would be a good question for guys... would they if they could? Brian? Want to weigh in? LOL.


message 16: by Blanca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Blanca | 26 comments It's funny this comes up, because a male friend was telling me once how as a teenage boy he tried to give himself a b.j. totally nonchalant.

And that reminded me of Clerks, where they attend the funeral of a classmate who dies breaking his neck performing said task. Anyhow, because of that brief passage, I sort of was nervous two Henrys would bed Clare at her wedding! That would have been creepy!


message 17: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) That would have been worse than younger Henry coming in and impregnating Clare while older Henry was asleep next to them. That was weird. Can you imagine how surreal that would be?


message 18: by Blanca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Blanca | 26 comments I'm going to cheat a little and repost what I posted this morning in the TTTW- spoiler's discussion. I wasn't sure if that thread would be picked up again soon.

FAVORITE PASSAGES: the Baby Punks at the party -

I loved how gracious Henry was with those kids. It could be so easy for someone in a similar situation to point out the inconsistency of their aesthetic and musical knowledge or lack thereof. And I loved that the girl who didn't know what Lydia Lunch should look like really just likes Prince.

Once I reached the realization that 15 year-old Mark was responsible for 43 year-old Henry's death, I thought how chilling it was when I re-read Henry meeting Clare's family. If Mark recognized him, he certainly didn't lead on openly.

Related to Clare's family, I love Henry's interaction with the family, especially Nell. But find it odd that once Clare married,she never interacted with her life long best friends who had strong suspicions about their relationship.

His meeting her family also signaled a shift in Henry's issues about Christmas and nearly killing himself because of his despair. Having Clare in Henry's life allows him to fill in the void of losing his mother so violently.

I loved reading about Henry's 43rd birthday and the bootleg of his mom's concert and Nell making their dinner.

Gomez & Charisse drove me nuts. Gomez was unlikable to me because he pined for Clare and still married Charisse. Worse is, I don't get the impression that Clare ever lead him on and absolutely regretted sleeping with him both times. While I'm sympathetic to Charisse's character for being cheated on and under appreciated, her martyrdom is hugely her choice. Artistic, exotically beautiful and described as likable and sexy, why in the hell would such a woman compete for her husband with her best friend unless she was a masochist?

Alba was an amazing character and loved the scene where she visits her younger self and runs to Henry, who whispers in her ear to console her for her loss of him and gently instructs her not to tell the present family of their tragedy to come.


message 19: by Blanca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Blanca | 26 comments Younger Henry impregnating Clare didn't really alarm me. I was pretty much relieved that Henry, a less knowing Henry, would go on to carry out sealing the deal. In a way, it honored both of their wishes: Clare wanted her and Henry to make love so they could get pregnant despite years of heartbreak and the present Henry didn't have to be burden with the anxiety of knowing that his genetics were slowly killing Clare. Kind of poetic actually.


message 20: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) It was, but I would have preferred it to happen when older Henry was away. Having him asleep next to them is just weird!


message 21: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Well, this has been an absolutely stimulating chat. LOL. Blanca, I'm glad you were here!


message 22: by Erica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Erica Poole | 199 comments AH MAN! I didn't check the other day, and as such missed this thread! When is the next one??


message 23: by Arielle (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Arielle | 120 comments I know! Me too! I definetely want to be in on it though!


message 24: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:06PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Hey gang, I'm really sorry this didn't work out. The reason I had posted early was because I was out of town all weekend, but had said this time so wanted to be sure it happened anyway.

When's a good time for everyone? I'm ready to chat!!!


message 25: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:06PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Me too! I'm free in the evenings.


message 26: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:06PM) (new)

Meghan Sorry to confuse anyone. My earlier post was a question not a fact. And sorry I missed it! My party ran until 8:30 (about 3 hours over what I was expecting). But goods times were had by all (and diabetic comas induced). I have leftover ice cream cake for anyone who wants any! heh

But evenings are better for me too. Just to keep in mind--6:00 pm is dinner time around my parts, even on the weekends. So anything later, would be preferrable.


message 27: by Erica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:06PM) (new)

Erica Poole | 199 comments Wednesday evenings are good for me! Actually any night EXCEPT Mondays are good for me! Nothing too late though! Gotta get up early, not that I am not on late, but I sure can't schedule late things, then no way I will get to sleep at a decent hour!


message 28: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
I'm up for Wednesday night. How about 6pm PST? That seems to fit everyone's wishes voiced. I can do earlier or later, so let me know!


message 29: by Shannon, the founder of fun (back from sabbatical) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Shannon | 254 comments Mod
Blanca - nice Clerks reference! The book definitely had some imaginative sexual situations. Gives a whole other dimension to masturbation. Sorry I missed the thread on Saturday - went to a Christmas party.


message 30: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Wednesday is perfect!


message 31: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Meghan Okay, just so I have it straight

Wednesday, December 6 at:

9:00 pm EST
8:00 pm CST
7:00 pm MST
6:00 pm PST


message 32: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Meghan Oh and if I have it right, Sarah or Michele text me to remind to get on around the time. I'll probably forget with my addled brain!


message 33: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) OK. I can do that. Except that isn't Wednesday the 5th?


message 34: by Erica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Erica Poole | 199 comments Thank you for the breakdown Meghan, I didn't want to admit to not being sure, I was going to look it up online later! :)


message 35: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Meghan No problem. If I was in China it would be a 15 hour difference (actually a 16 hour one now with Daylight Savings) so I'm getting pretty good at figuring this stuff out!


message 36: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) OK! I'm here! Are we chatting?

Wow. Here I am, talking to myself. I guess I am the only one with no life. I feel pathetic. Actually, I do have a life, and a house to decorate, and a research paper to write, and I also have to read Rebecca by Sunday and I'm on chapeter 8. But I'm here. Talking to myself. And also, slightly tipsy. Whoo! Go me!


message 37: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) So I just checked my friends list, and none of my friends from this group are currently online. So you know what, you guys? This live discussion thing? We totally suck at it. lol


message 38: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Okay, gang, I TOTALLY lost track of time... But I'm here if anyone is interested in a live chat.


message 39: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I'm still here!


message 40: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Sarah, you are making me want to go read Rebecca again. It's such a dang good book! I've been craving it lately since you've been mentioning it.


message 41: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
I'm texting Meghan now...


message 42: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I sent her a text an hour ago... I bet she doesn't have her phone with her... calling her...


message 43: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) It's time for Meghan's daughter to go to bed, so she's probably not going to make it. When I called, I could hear her crying in the background.


message 44: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Bummer. If it's just the two of us we might as well go on myspace. Much easier.


message 45: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
Or we can wait.


message 46: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Meghan ok i'm here


message 47: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I can log in to myspace IM, do you have it?


message 48: by Meghan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Meghan and it was jade crying...not me heh


message 49: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Oh, is Daddy putting her down?


message 50: by whichwaydidshego, the sage of sass (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

whichwaydidshego | 1996 comments Mod
LOL, Meghan.

Yes I have myspace IM.


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