completed my re-read of "Time Traveler's Wife"... A second read is always good b/c you can clear possible confusion about plot or characters (and this book has plenty of that)... I'm not sure I will recommend to high school readers... I think you have to be older to appreciate the relationship of Henry and Clare.
The great part of my job is I can spend an hour immersed in a book and call it "working" :)
I finished the "Teenage Amnesiac". Good book, if not a tad predictable.
Jake and I went to the library and picked up some movies (Jake) and books (Mom). I found "Time Traveler's Wife" on the shelf so I thought I'd review the plot before I possibly go see the movie.
Another book I've read this summer was loaned to me by Teresa Simpson -- "The Richest Man in Town" by VJ Smith. It's the non-fiction story of a Wal-Mart greeter in Brookings SD. Marty believed that having followed 3 simple tenets (relationships matter most in life, try to do a little more, and only you can make you happy) during his lifetime made him the "richest man" in town. If you want to read the book, I have a copy you may borrow, but you have to promise to sign the back pages when you finish it :)
Neat story of how I got my book... I went to the author's website, http://www.lifesgreatmoments.com/, and ordered a copy. The last page gave me an order number but told me my credit card authorization had failed. I called the number on the website. Since it was Friday July 3rd, I was expecting the phone to ring at an empty publishing house. I was shocked when the author answered the phone at his home! Mrs. Smith helped resolve my issue and told me she would send the book out ASAP and I "could just send a check when I got the book". :) The book arrived in my mailbox on Monday July 6th. What service!!! So please take a minute and read some of the info on his website... what a wonderful story!
I'm reading "Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac" by Gabrielle Zevin. So far, so good! I saw a movie trailer for "Time Traveler's Wife" last night on TV. The book, by Audrey Niffenegger, was excellent. Hope the movie will be as good!