Editor in Chief


Today’s question is:

How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:

__________ would have been a much better book if ______________________.

ttwHmmm, this one is a bit difficult for me. I haven’t been reading much in recent years, which is a bad thing. Because I don’t get to read very much, I am fairly strict with books: if I am not engaged within the first tenth of the book, I close it and move on. I do have an answer though, even though it may seem like a cheat.

I think The Time Traveler’s Wife would have been a much better book if it had gone on longer after I understood. There came a point probably halfway through the book that I finally understood with my heart what was going on, and I just cried. Can I just say, and you not think me weird, that this book is sooo good, even more than a year later? And Henry and Clare are totally real, in that Velveteen Rabbit sort of realness. I still flash back on them from nowhere.

Hmm, I should totally read this again.

Today, however, I am still reading Matrimony. One of the injustices of life is that it now takes me a month to read a one day book.

13 thoughts on “Editor in Chief

  1. Now there is one book that absolutely couldn’t have been any better – ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’. I just loved that book. I haven’t read it for years. I must go back and enjoy it again.

  2. The Time Traveller’s Wife is one of my favorite books ever! And I agree with you, but maybe it would have been even better if it had been longer period. I just didn’t want it to end.

  3. I.loved.this.book.

    Admittedly, I also had a rough time getting through maybe the first quarter of the book. In fact it took me well over a year of reading it now and then to get to that point. Then I just couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day.

    Its probably my favorite of all books I’ve read in the past decade. Well.. it does have a contender. I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns.. and WOW. Thats about all I can say about it.. WOW.

  4. I read The Time Traveller’s Wife ages ago, and I loved it. I kept hoping for a different outcome, though.

  5. ACK, I’m not going to get around to doing this meme, but if I had, I would have picked The Time Traveler’s Wife, too.

    I enjoyed the book in many ways — but (1) I thought the ending was rushed and (2) I had a hard time relating to Clare, as a character.

    Happy BTT! 🙂

  6. Thanks for coming by, Ann. I have to admit, VR gets me every time. I know what’s coming and I still get all choked up.

  7. Me, too. Clare was difficult for me, and I related much more to Henry. Was it because Clare was the left behind one?

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