The Time Traveler's Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0965818675 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rem_XNE-725303 on 9/9/2004
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17 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by rem_XNE-725303 on Thursday, September 09, 2004
"When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. He is a hip librarian;she is a beautiful art student. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six..." This book was fascinating and I enjoyed it a lot........

Journal Entry 2 by rem_XNE-725303 on Friday, February 18, 2005
I enjoyed this book a lot! Couldn't put it down....I hesitate to wild-release this one, as I like it so, and mine are practically never ever journalled, which leaves me wondering if people are throwing them in the trash bin! Don't want that to happen to this great book...........maybe I will be asked to trade....

Journal Entry 3 by rem_XNE-725303 on Saturday, February 26, 2005
I have begun taking names for a bookring on this book. I want to let everyone know that I will try to begin March 1. I have been out of town and will attempt to get caught up with my email over the weekend, please don't give up, I will PM you!
I have a list as follows:
aava (Poland)
katybean(prefers UK)
chambejd (u.s. only)
This bookring is still open!

Journal Entry 4 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Saturday, March 19, 2005
I so look forward to reading this. I picked it up at the used books store and read bits and pieces. I had vowed to myself not to buy anything as Mt. TBR is so high, but I regretted the desicion until I found a ring for it.

Journal Entry 5 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Monday, March 21, 2005
I wanted to update real quick.
I started this book this morning and couldn't put it down. It is over 500 pages and I am about a quarter of the way through already. I can tell this will be one of those books I end up staying up entirely too late to read. I keep saying, "Okay, I will put it down in 5 minutes. Okay, I will put it down when I get to the next break in the book. I will put it down when one of the children pleads with me for lunch." Just kidding about the last one, but it is really a great book, one I will buy a few copies of to pass out to my non BCing friends and family.
The premise is of a time traveling man who can not control when or where he will go, so he disappears suddenly into different times. He is married and goes back in time to visit with his wife as a child, and he also observes past events in his life with other people. He does this when he gets a chance because he can't control the traveling.
It all sounds very sci-fi, a genre I almost never read, but I hope it doesn't discourage anyone from trying this book. It doesn't have that feel to it, IMO and I am enjoying it greatly.

Journal Entry 6 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
This is a really great book, very captivating. I hated everytime I had to put it down. I thought the premise and the storyline were great. The book did not follow along with things one would expect when reading a book about a time-traveling man. The focus was on how it affected his day to day life and relationships and not on scientific rules, forces, or experiments.
I will send this book off Friday when I go to the post office. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did.

Released 15 yrs ago (3/25/2005 UTC) at Fellow BookCrosser in Postal release, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases




Journal Entry 8 by aava from Dals-Ed, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, May 23, 2005
Oh, the book arrived today! Just as I was beginning to have doubts that it had been lost somewhere... Well, I´ll be reading this asap that´s for sure.

Journal Entry 9 by aava from Dals-Ed, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, June 24, 2005
This was book that I really wanted to read and wanted it to be good too. And it was good fun. First of all the idea of time traveling was so great and it was probably why I liked the book as much as I did. Somehow the relationship of Henry and Clare was not that interesting. Maybe I´m too cynical but it felt bit too sugary even though it had it´s twists and turns.

All in all I think my anticipations were just too much but don´t get me wrong: I read the book in three days! Mostly during nights. So, thanks for sharing this book with me.

I already have fly-by-night´s address and I will mail it asap

edit 12.07.2005: Forgot to change book´s status, but it is on its way to Los Angeles to flyby night.

Journal Entry 10 by flybynight from Los Angeles, California USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I got the book and read it in the last two weeks. I thought it was a great book, it's a different approach to time travel and made me ponder a lot of different things.

Journal Entry 11 by pepita-di-Corfu from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Tuesday, October 25, 2005
the book arrived today.. unfortunately there are two other bookrings ahead of it so this one will have to wait a bit...

Journal Entry 12 by pepita-di-Corfu from Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Thursday, November 24, 2005
this book was so touching! in some parts of it i actually shed a couple of tears...
thanks for sharing this book with all of us nancydotslash!
i'm PMing katybean to get an address and pass it on

Released 14 yrs ago (11/28/2005 UTC) at Bookring in sent to the next bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases



already travelling to katybean!
enjoy reading!

Journal Entry 14 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The book arrived safely from Greece today!!!

Many thanks, I have a couple of books to read before it, but I'm quite a quick reader so hopefully shouldn't take me long before you see my next journal entry.

The book sounds fab and I can't wait to read it.

Journal Entry 15 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
This is going to have to make my 'this years top 5 books' a top 6 books LOL!! I really enjoyed this - took me a few sections (not really chapters are they?) to get my head round the concept of what the story is about!

I think the writer made the idea of time travel believable, as there are medical terms in it, the characters are very likeable, and the descriptions amazing!

Thanks for sharing this book, I have pm'd the next reader for their address, so will update when it goes travelling!


Journal Entry 16 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Elsita is going to skip this as they have all ready read another copy, so I have pm'd Jadzia for their address.

Journal Entry 17 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Book is now on it's way to chambejd!!

nancydotslash, my WL is up to date, but please, you really don't have to send me anything :o)


Journal Entry 18 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 24, 2006
I received this book in the mail two days ago. I took it with me to lunch today to start it and am hooked! I'm glad today is Friday so I'll have the weekend to read it!

Thanks for sharing this book with me!

Journal Entry 19 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, April 16, 2006
I finally finished up this book today. What a great story! I absolutely loved it! Thanks for including me.

This book was mailed on 4/26/06 to geniedances.

Journal Entry 20 by geniedances from Houston, Texas USA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I've always enjoyed tales of time travel beginning with "A Wrinkle In Time". Time travel was a main point of this book. There were some aspects of the story that didn't jive. Overall ,however, its an interesting and enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 21 by LittleMoo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Book arrived from Geniedances yesterday. Arrived at the same time as another ring (isn't it always the way?) but as there's no-one after me in this ring yet, i'll be starting the other book first, thought that the fairest way to do it :o)

Journal Entry 22 by LittleMoo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 17, 2006
I finally get to start reading this book tomorrow morning on the 6am train to London (groan). I'll journal again once i've finished and, at the request of Nancydotslash, i'll then be starting up a new ring for it which i'll advertise on the forum.

Journal Entry 23 by LittleMoo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 14, 2006
This has to be the most touching book i've ever read. I really didn't want it to end and couldn't help shed a tear or two at the sad parts.

Many thanks to Nancydotslash for sharing it with me. At her request I am offering this book as a new international bookring. Please PM me if you are interested in joining, stating your shipping preferences.

The ring will start this week and the current line-up is as follows:-

Harry-Sougin (UK)
Valerief (USA)
Fran-kinstein (USA)
Kennie2775 (Canada) *Couldn't be contacted - please get in touch if you're reading*
Acountkel (USA)
Dicentra-tn (USA)
Carrie1 (USA)
WingedMan (USA)<== Book is here

...and back to Nancydotslash in USA who started the original ring.

If your circumstances change and you would like to be skipped or put towards the end just let me know by PM.


Journal Entry 24 by LittleMoo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 10, 2006
Just a note to say that the book is currently with Harry Sougin but he's not able to journal at the moment.

Journal Entry 25 by harry-sougin on Sunday, December 17, 2006
given to me by little moo about 4th nov, and started this evening!

Journal Entry 26 by harry-sougin on Wednesday, January 10, 2007
just finished reading this and loved it! not really my kind of usually, but was easy to read and it sucked me in from the start. One of the few books of recent times to get a blatant emotional response from me.. yes, i actually welled up a few times!
Will be returning this book to littlemoo to continue its bookray!

Journal Entry 27 by LittleMoo from Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 01, 2007
Received back from Harry-Sougin today and will post to Valerief on Saturday.

Journal Entry 28 by valerief from Jackson Heights, New York USA on Thursday, February 08, 2007
Thanks LittleMoo! I have a couple rings before this one, but should get to it by March.

Journal Entry 29 by valerief from Jackson Heights, New York USA on Saturday, March 24, 2007
It's exciting to be part of a ring that has traveled for so long. Even though it took me over a week to finish this book, I found it sweet yet sad. Having read Replay shortly before this, it made for an interesting comparison. Whereas Replay seemed more linear and discussed the possibility of changing history, this book addressed observing events without being able to alter them. Both had similar themes of longing and loss. I found it very emotional.

I have Fran-kinstein's address, and this will be mailed sometime early next week. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 30 by Fran-kinstein from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada on Friday, April 20, 2007
Right on! Didn't know what to expect but this story is so cute already, and I've only just started it. I hope the rest is as good as the beginning.
This book has been all over! It's very well labelled with bookcrossing stickers and labels and stamps. No one would mistake it for a regular book.

Journal Entry 31 by Fran-kinstein from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
WARNING: TIDBITS YOU MAY NOT WANT TO HEAR IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT. (but really I don't think it would hurt too much)

I just finished the part where Henry tells Clare not to write the date at the bottom of a drawing, because he's "seen it before, and there's no date on it". Then they have a mini experiment where Clare puts the date on there, just to see if the picture would change in the future too. The test is flawed by a problem anyway, but Henry gets a rush of relief that they never ended up finding out if it would work. I was thinking, "what's the big deal" and then I realized, if they learned they could change the future, then they would have to try to change anything bad that's ever happened, and that would be a terrible responsibility over Henry's head. Now I'm wondering if that problem presents itself again later in the book...

(later). Now its starting to gain momentum where we are trying to figure out WHY Henry time travels. What's going to happen when Henry is 43??? This really is an excellent story.

I didn't expect things to happen to henry the way they did, i thought it would have been another way. But the last line of the book affected me very much. "Time is nothing" Is he saying that in the end, it's NOT the amount of time we have here that's important? Is it just our relationships, even if we're not around to make something of them? Lately I've been focused on "time is all we have" and I'm getting hyper health concious and trying to rush things along so i can fit everything in. He made me question that.

On to the next bookcrosser...!

Journal Entry 32 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Received today.
Thank you Little Moo for including me.
Thank you Fran for sending.

Journal Entry 33 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I have to say, when I first heard about this book, I thought it was sci-fi and I had visions of the old movie “Time After Time” with Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell. I am happy to say I was off the mark.

I thought this idea of time travel that actually had a name “Chrono-Displacement Order” was ingenious. I also liked the fact this all occurred in the present. Or at least within the last 20 years or so.

I enjoyed the love story of Clare and Henry. They truly did love each other. They struggled through all of the problems they had with Henry’s time travel the best they knew how, which sometimes led them to a state of desperation.

With that being said, I thought the book, at times, was a drag. I became a bit lost with the bouncing back in forth, not only in time but in character. You are almost forced to read this slow or read it more than once to really follow it all.

After finishing this book, I searched the internet to read reviews and see if other people felt the same way I did. There were several readers who said exactly what I thought “Hard to wrap your brain around”, “Too Long”, “A few holes left open”.

A satisfying ending, with a few unresolved issues to ponder…

I have dicentra's address. Will drop in the mail tomorrow.

Journal Entry 34 by dicentra-tn from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, August 12, 2007
Sorry it took me a while to journal this one. I was swamped with summer school and didn''t even have a chance to open the envelope. As soon as classes were over on Wednesday, I opened this up, started it, and finished last night. It was just the antidote I needed for school! I thought it was well done and carefully put together, though if you weren''t reading it continuously the way I had a chance to, it might have been difficult to remember who''s seen whom thus far in the book. (There are so many chronological orders to keep track of - hers, his, and the book''s.) The novelty of the story and the good writing kept my mind a bit off the two main characters, whom I realize now I might not necessarily have liked otherwise (why does the woman always have to be the most luminous creature the man has ever seen?... well, that''s just jealousy on my part; and why do the children always have to be magically gifted? okay, more jealousy). I also wonder whether I could have been as accepting as Henry''s boss when faced with his time-travelling problem. I probably would have been inclined to believe it was a nasty trick being played on me by a pair of twins.

Still, it was a great story, well-told, very engaging, and these issues were small ones. Enjoyed it a lot.

I''ve emailed carrie1 so I can pass this along.

Journal Entry 35 by carrie1 from Crossville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, August 18, 2007
Received in today's mail. Will contact & send back to nancydotslash when finished. I'm excited about reading this one! :)

nancydotslash told me to keep it going...

Journal Entry 36 by carrie1 from Crossville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Interesting and enjoyable book. Kind of a mind teaser with the time travel. I'm going to see if WingedMan would like to read this one.

Journal Entry 37 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Arrived safely, with chocolate! (((((((((((carrie1)))))))))))) It looks very interesting, I look forward to reading while enjoying the chocolate! :)

It's wonderful to see that this book has been moving since 2004!

Journal Entry 38 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Friday, April 11, 2008
A very touching and captivating book! I was hooked from the very beginning. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Journal Entry 39 by rem_XDP-320934 on Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wingedman left this with me & asked that I get it to littlemoo--- off it goes

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