I have chosen a book everyone’s been requesting we discuss. Now, since I’m giving in, *g* y’all know, I’ll be expecting EVERYONE to participate on our discussion (I’ll be passing attendance!!! *angelic smile*) and that includes those who have yet to join our BBC. Heh. :P Really, you guys, it’s uber fun to discuss books—dontcha agree? ;D Oh, btw, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you (geesh, so awards season of me) who chipped in with our verra verra successful Twilight discussion. Smooches, my lovely chicas. And yes... Edward. Is. MINE.
A-NY-WAY, I give you:
The Time Traveler’s Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.
I know Xmas is over (just imagine it’s Xmas again LOL), but this is my fave review of the book:
“This is a seamless, soaring love story... I felt all of the wonderful emotions of having read an unabashed, brilliantly written love story... The Time Traveler’s Wife is not a Christmas story, but it is the perfect read for the holiday. Like the emotions of the season it will leave you laughing, crying, and babbling incoherently to your family and friends who will, no doubt, attempt to steal the book away when you aren’t looking. Be warned. Buy that special someone their own copy—now.” - The Sun Times
Good, huh? BBC discussion, as always, will start on the last Monday of the month (Feb 26). Here are some questions you should keep in mind while reading YOUR copy *g*:
- Although Henry does the time traveling, Clare is equally impacted. How does she cope with his journeys and does she ultimately accept them?
- Henry’s life is disrupted on multiple levels by spontaneous time travel. How does his career as a librarian offset his tumultuous disappearances? Why does that job appeal to Henry?
- Henry and Clare know each other for years before they fall in love as adults. How does Clare cope with the knowledge that at a young age she knows that Henry is the man she will eventually marry?
- The Time Traveler’s Wife is ultimately an enduring love story. What trials and tribulations do Henry and Clare face that are the same as or different from other “normal” relationships?