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July 19, 2009


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Gayle. I got my copy of The Condition this week. I can't wait to read it.

I posted an award for you:


I'm so glad you loved TTTW--it is one of my favorites, and I am so worried about the movie butchering this lovely book--I do so adore Henry--he has got to be one of my favorite characters in all of literature! A sexy, time traveling librarian--oh yea!

Guess we'll all be checking in when the movie comes out--I made sure to remind my husband about my absolute need to see this movie and The Road when it comes out in October (another great book--and I love Viggo Mortenson).

I got my copy of The Condition too, and plan on starting it this week--thank you so much!


I know a lot of people have loved this book, but wow, your favorite of the year so far! I wish I had time to read it before the movie comes out. ;)

Dr. Blondie

This is the one book that had my book club divided right down the middle: half of the members loved it and half of the members hated it. We had quite a vigorous debate about the book. The movie trailer looks better than I remember the book being.


This is one of those books that I absolutely loved when I read it the first time and saw the trailer for the movie when I went to see "My Sister's Keeper" a few weeks ago. (Steathy marketing there -- advertise a movie adaptation before the showing of another adaptation). But it reminded me how much I adored the book. My mom is reading it again now, and when she's done, I'll do my own re-read. The mark of a truly successful novel -- if I want to read it over again :).


Excellent review! I, too, loved this book - it was full of so much context and descriptions - it was absolutely beautiful at times. Although I must admit the ending made me incredibly sad. I'm rather excited about the film adaptation - it looks pretty loyal to the material.

Kelly C

I agree 100 percent with your review Gayle. I'm so glad you liked it! I have "hand-sold" the Time Traveler's Wife to as many people as would listen to me in my library! I read it in 2004 and remember having to sit alone in a room for a very long time crying after I finished it. Emotionally draining but in a very good way. I hope to reread it before the movie.


I, too, really enjoyed this novel when I read it last summer. I thought it was particularly excellent for a first book. So often first novels sound like they just came out of the Iowa's Writers' Workshop -- I didn't feel that way at all with the "Time Traveler's Wife." I did find the book mentally exhausting. Despite really liking it, I was relieved when I finished it, which doesn't usually happen to me when I finish a book I have liked this much. It is extremely well done. I have great respect for the author. I think of it often, even though I read it a year ago.


I read this one pre-blogging days and I absolutely LOVED it. If I have to list some of my favorite books, this one always makes the cut. I, too, am excited to see how they do the movie. I happen to love Rachel McAdams so I have high hopes for the film... but we'll see!

Beth F

I absolutely loved this book when it first came out. I read it and then later listened to it. It is an awesome audiobook. Can't wait for the movie!


I loved this book too, and am definitely going to see the movie. I count this novel amongst my favorites.


I loved the review. It was so beautiful. I want to read the book now. Keep writing.

mari partyka

I'm so happy to hear this is a favorite book for you.

I read it when it was first released and it's still on my top 5, I just love this book.

I'm not sure if I can see the movie - how will they visually capture the meadow scene when they first meet? You can read his vulnerability - I'm not sure this can be captured on film. Of course I will see it...

Have a great vacation!

Sheila DeChantal

I am so bummed that I have not read this yet and the movie is on its way! I have the book but time commitments and there are so many others I am waiting to read as well. Is it the destiny of book readers to always be left wanting more (more time, more books.... ) LOL


HA! I'm one of those white people who tries to read the book before the movie! Luckily I read this one a few years back and now can't wait to see the movie.


All right. I'll add this to my list of books to read. You're the fourth person this week in y life who's raved about it.


I read the Time Traveler's wife and really enjoyed the book. The book catches you from the start and once you get your head around the various time jumps, you can't put the book down.

Your review of the book is very detailed and interesting to read.

I have recently started a website dedicated to books and I have reviewed both 'The Time Traveler's Wife' and 'Her Fearful Symmetry'.

I loved 'Her Fearful Symmetry'. Although it is a very different kind of book, her creative style speaks for itself. Do try the book and I would be very much interested to hear your take on the book.


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