I read The Time Traveler’s Wife about a year ago. It took me an entire exquisite weekend to finish and, now that I’ve dug it back out of the top bookshelf for Adam to read, just a few seconds to dive right back into it. I didn’t really even *mean* to start re-reading it… it just happened.
It’s haunting, gorgeous, bitter, funny and makes you want to love and be loved and never ever stop. There’s nothing bad that I could say about this book, except that it ended….
Author Audrey Niffenegger has also written an illustrated novel entitled ‘The Three Incestuous Sisters’ that I’ve been borderline interested in reading. I peeked at it when it was first released and totally dug the rather gloomy, pretty illustrations – but I just couldn’t get around the incest bit 🙂 Silly me.
In turn, Adam has handed off his much loved Fantasy novel Philosophical Strangler to me to giggle at and discuss as I progress. The wordplay is interesting and much more humorous than I expected – I like being pleasantly surprised by genres that I don’t normally dive into. Quirky books are fun.
On a rather unrelated sidenote: Have you seen the sweet new ‘Concordance’ feature (like this one for The Time Traveler’s Wife) on Amazon.com? It helps you dive into books before you buy them by creating a tagcloud with the top words used in the book, with links to pages/quotes using the words. Don’t know why I like it, but I do.