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Subject: Do you like Time Travel?
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 4:54 PM ET
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I have always loved time travel books, and collect as many as I can! Most of the time they tend to be romances.

But, I just found a new author- Joshua Dann, who has written 3 time travel novels, they are all linked together.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780441004577-Timeshare+Timeshare+Trilogy Timeshare
http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780441005673-Timeshare+Second+Time+Around+Timeshare+Trilogy Second Time Around

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780441006380-A+Time+for+War+Timeshare+Trilogy+Bk+3 A Time for War

 I'b about half way through the second one, and they are very entertaining, even using some famous people as characters in the book! Men would even like these, as even though there is a little bit of a love story woven in, it's really not much.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:24 PM ET
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One of my favorite books is Outlander. I love the time travel aspect of it. I am not sure I would want to travel back in time though. I think I would miss too many of our modern conveniences.

I think the stories where a person travels from the past is interesting. I liked to read about their reaction to the modern world.

 

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 10:12 PM ET
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I too love the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  Before I read those though, I read Legend by Jude Devereaux and LOVED it.  I think that was the first time travel book I had ever read and I now love to read time travel books.  I love time travel movies as well like Frequency and The Lake House.

Heather

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 11:04 PM ET
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Time travel usually gives me a headache, with all the paradoxes and whatnot. I'm finishing up Lightning by Dean Koontz. It's one of my faves :) I can't think of any other time travel books I read...

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 11:19 PM ET
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A Knight In Shinning Armor by Jude Devereaux is really good too. I also loved Dean Koontz's Lightening
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 7:03 AM ET
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My favorite time travel book is "Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis.  It takes place in the future, like 2050 or something; by that time, we know how to time travel.  Graduate students that are majoring in history go back to the period of their specialty for study (provided it isn't one of the dangerous eras, which are forbidden).  Kivrin is studying at Oxford; she's going back in time to spend Christmas in Oxford in the year 1320.  But...there's a problem...

I LOVED this book.  I recommend it a lot and I know some people have a hard time getting into the story, but it is well worth the effort.

 

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 7:23 AM ET
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Vicky,

That's one of my favorites too! Have you read her other books? To Say NOthing of the Dog was the first Connie Willis book  I read, I've read most of hers now...

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 8:16 AM ET
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Brenda,

I have To Say Nothing of the Dog, but I haven't read it yet.  I'm "saving" it, because I know I'm going to love it, and I know I'm going to hate seeing it end! LOL...I think I own all her books.

Did you read Firewatch?  It's a novella about another one of Dunworthy's students.  He's going to go back to London during the Blitz, and Dunworthy suggests he go speak to Kivrin about her time travel experiences.  He gets to her apartment, and all she says is, "I can't talk about it."  I thought that was so poignant! 

Willis is my favorite writer, hands down!

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:55 AM ET
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I'm going to look up Connie Willis at the library - thnaks for the heads up.  One of my favorite authors who deals with time travel is Lynn Kurland.

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 12:12 PM ET
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Maybe I'm weird but when i read your description of Doomsday Book, I thought of Bll and Ted's Excellent Adventure :D

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 12:22 PM ET
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Andrea...LOL...would I be the first to say..."Yeah, you might be weird?"

Think of Bill and Ted being serious...

Oh, and "Watchers" is my all time favorite Dean Koontz book!!  I want that dog!! (But don't tell my dogs that; it would break their hearts)

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 12:32 PM ET
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Hehe that movie pops in my head at some weird times....

Watchers is def one of my faves..I love Einstein. I'm at the part where they found the first Outsider victim.



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Date Posted: 3/23/2008 12:34 PM ET
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I need to read it again; I read it when it was first published.  Gad, like I have enough time to re-read books! 

(I ordered a book from your shelf)  :D

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 12:48 PM ET
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I love rereading books :D This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I read Watchers. I never saw the crappy movies they made..I think there were 4 :P

(I saw :) Thanks! I won't be able to mail it til Friday..that's when i get paid)

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 2:04 PM ET
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That's fine.  I need it for my library; my copy was never returned, and my book budget is winding down.  (Our fiscal year ends in June, so I'll get more money July 1...but in the meantime...)

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Date Posted: 3/23/2008 5:34 PM ET
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  I've always enjoyed time travel.  My first one ever and favorite is Timeless Passion by Constance O'Day Flannery. It's a romance, but so well done and I swear I've read that book half a dozen times over the years.  Lighting by Dean Koontz is my all time favorite of his, and Outlander is wonderful too.

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 6:20 PM ET
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Man, I think I'm going to have to read Lightning!   I don't think I've ever read it...

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 7:06 PM ET
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Thanks for mentioning all the other books with the time travel theme.  I've never read Dean Koontz (*gasp*).  I thought those books were kind of like Robin Cook, with a medical/scientific theme to them (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) and that's sooo not my favorite book theme.  LOL  But after learning that Lightning has a time travel theme, I'll definately give it a try.

Heather 

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 7:55 PM ET
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Heather~ If I had to lump Dean Koontz in with someone, it would be Stephen King rather than Robin Cook...and yet....he's sort of in a category all by himself!!  Try Lightning for the time travel, but read Watchers!  It's excellent!

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 8:08 PM ET
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Thanks, will do!  Hey, you never know, he may become one of my favorites!  :)

Heather

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 8:11 PM ET
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LOL...exactly!  That's the beauty of talking to othe readers!!

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 11:27 AM ET
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I like YA time travel, my favorite being 'Hanging out with Ceci' by Francine Pascal.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 3:14 PM ET
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Time and Again is my favorite. Written by Jack London. I like to read back to now and now back in time but I don't like to go forward.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 4:12 PM ET
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I really also liked The Bad Place by Koontz. Not really time travel but more of a telportation. It is one of my favs.



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Subject: Time Travel
Date Posted: 3/24/2008 8:57 PM ET
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DOOMSDAY BOOK by Connie Willis is without a doubt the best time travel book I've ever read. Kivrin is a believable character and the history is well researched and accurate. The OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabaldon is also excellent. I know people that have gone to Scotland just to see if they could "run into" Jamie and Claire. A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR by Devereaux made me sob (on a plane, no less) I've read it several times and love it each time. I just finished DARK RIVAL by Brenda Joyce in the Masters of Time series. I should have started with the first one. The time travel made me a little dizzy.....

Going back to Willis, LINCOLN'S DREAMS is an excellent choice.

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