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How to Stop Time
How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
'I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.' Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
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BookBabe
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#TacoTuesday #DinnerAndABook! 😋🌮🌮🌮 But...these are not just any ordinary tacos—they‘re BISON tacos! 😃Soooo tasty! (With nacho cheese shells, of course. 😁) Gotta do an #audiobook for #tacoNight—too messy for anything else, but so worth it! #nom

tjwill I loved that book! And of course tacos! 🌮 📖 (edited) 5d
Robothugs Happy to see you back on and around. ♥️ 5d
Gissy 😋 3d
Bklover Nice to see you! ❤️ 10h
tpixie My oldest son has fond memories of Kindergarten when his class visited a retirement home and they ate Buffalo Stew for Kansas Day! 🌻 🐃 🌻 8h
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perfectlywinged
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A really fast and endearing read about a man who ages very slowly. He is currently a history teacher in present day London and we flash back between present day and various time periods as he is trying to pin down the whereabouts of his daughter. Definitely enjoyed the jaunt through Shakespearean times (although having Shakespeare just speaking in quips from his plays was...weird?).

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Zelma
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I survived Summer Reading Registration at the library yesterday and this is my only plan today: book, coffee and snuggling with Doggie. So tired but it all went well. Summer is here. 😱😁💪

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Lara.Tomme
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I love the concept. Our main character Tom doesn't age as average people. He is already more then 400 years old. In the book we read about his past and his present. I like history and his past years. It was a good book!

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MKbookworm
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Only about 20 pages in and I am very intrigued. Looking forward to seeing where this goes. #currentlyreading #kindle

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julesG
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I admit, I bought this because of the illustrations by Chris Riddell. But I'll recommend this unconventional time travel novel because of the author/writing.

It was good, even after my suspicion about the ending was proven to be right.

Also, you should definitely read it before it's a film. 😁

#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid
#MayScavengerHunt

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great girl. Keep it up! 😃 1mo
julesG @TheReadingMermaid The birthday might be tricky. I share my birthday with a lot of great personalities, a few contemporary celebrities (Al Gore, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Walken), the Eiffel Tower, but the authors I found are "meh" to me. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid 🤔🤔🤔 1mo
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jenniferw88 @julesG have you tried Wikipedia for your birthday? Just type date & month into the search bar - that's how I got mine. 1mo
Clwojick That cover is gorgeous #CoversThatPullYouIn 1mo
julesG @jenniferw88 Yes, that's what I did. Lots of royalty, composers, sports people. A few authors, some of whose books I'll probably find at the university library. But it's definitely not my usual fare. I could read "Ode to Joy" out loud - I could sing it even, not nice, but I could. ? 1mo
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julesG
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Guess I've finished this book.

Thank you @scorpiobookdreams for making me buy it. 😉

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julesG
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Not exactly #YoungAndBeautiful but Tom, the main character, is looking pretty good for his 439 years.

I read that Cumberbatch's production company snatched this up to make a film.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen This sounds like it‘s going to make a fabulous movie!!!! 1mo
Cathythoughts Tom seems to have the knack for staying young & beautiful 😳😂. I‘ve never heard of this one. Sounds good 👍🏻great post (edited) 1mo
rohit-sawant 🖤🖤 1mo
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julesG @Cathythoughts He ages slowly, so at 439 years old he looks to be in his late 30s. He's described as handsome. 1mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1mo
gradcat Haven‘t read the book, but I love Cumberbatch. ❤️ 1mo
JennyM Great pick and great read! 👏🏼📚 (edited) 1mo
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BooknerdsLife
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A belated #WorldBookDay ? But everyday can be a world book day right?
Do you have a favourite genre?
I don‘t think I have a favorite as you can see from my #TBR here. I love Fantasy, YA Fantasy, Historic fiction, Classics etc but I do have least favourites which are #Romance & #NonFiction 😁
BTW I‘ve read Jane Eyre & Anna Karenina already & love them both!

#ReadingLife #booknerd #Fantasy #Classics #lovereading #bookshelf #bibliophile #bookspines

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julesG
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Erm! I just answered the door. Wasn't gone for more than a minute.

Tried to take it away, the look she gave me. 😱

#KAL
#catsoflitsy

Crazeedi Give her a chance to read too!!😻❤ 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
rretzler 😻adorable 2mo
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julesG
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Since I've only got four books that I'm reading right now, the ones I'm reading with the kids not counting, I just thought I wanted to start this. 🙈

#teaandbooks

RachelO Seems perfectly sensible to me! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is an illustrated edition! 😍 2mo
julesG @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! @Kalalalatja made me order it. It's all her fault. 😁😁😁 2mo
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LibrarianJen Story of my life. Im currently reading 5, not including the kids. (edited) 2mo
Kalalalatja What have I done? 😂 This is the first time I have seen the illustrated edition, I haven‘t even read the book. But know I kinda want to since it is Riddell who has illustrated it! 🙌 2mo
julesG @Kalalalatja It wasn't you? I was fairly certain it was you. 😵😵😵 I'm getting old. 2mo
Crazeedi I have 4 currently also, #blameitonlitsy 😊❤ 2mo
BookFrog I enjoyed the book. Have you read it? 2mo
julesG @Slajaunie Slowly working through it, to savour it, but also because I'm being interrupted a lot. 😔 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Only 4 😂😂😂 2mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Now that I've given it a bit of thought, I think it's actually six. 2mo
Kalalalatja Nope, although I do gush about Chris Riddell quite a bit, but I haven‘t posted anything about this particular book 😄 2mo
julesG @Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm - I checked back and it was @scorpiobookdreams who recommended the book to me and made me get the illustrated edition. 😁 2mo
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 2mo
BookFrog I understand. 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, I admire your book juggling abilities ☺️ 2mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I'm a true Aries. Quick to start something new, but needs pushing to see it through to the end. 😁 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, I‘m a Sagittarius 🤔 unsure what effect that has on my reading style (I do tend to stick to one book tho. If I start something else before the first one is finished - it usually doesn‘t get finished) 2mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I wish I could stick to one book at a time. 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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I really enjoyed this audiobook even though there were a few mispronounced words. I was slightly bothered by how the MC always seemed to make connections with famous people in every era, but not enough to mar my enjoyment.

julesG Mispronounced words? 2mo
rretzler Ugh. I hate mispronunciations. That would really turn me off! 2mo
Lcsmcat @julesG @rretzler It was only one or two words and they didn‘t occur often (which is why I can‘t remember what they were) but it was jarring in an otherwise good production. 2mo
rachaich I was recommending this yesterday 😊 2mo
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MrBook
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We had our monthly meeting today of #ThePoconoBookClub, discussing the tagged book, which everyone adored. 4 and 5 stars all around! My accompaniment was: a grilled chicken-arugula-pesto pizza and unsweetened iced tea. MMMMmmm 😋!

Tomorrow we‘re getting together for our first #DinnerNMovie meeting! It‘s a bonus meeting to get together more often. We‘ll be watching “Pet Sematary” then grabbing some steak afterward to compare book and film! 😁

Stacypatrice That looks delicious!!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Yummy pizza! 😋 2mo
RadicalReader Pizza looks delicious 2mo
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Jennick2004 😱 yum!! And agree Book was great...I adore Matt haig! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yum. Have fun. 2mo
8little_paws This looks crazy delicious! 2mo
annahenke Cool! I‘ll have to add that one to my list! 2mo
JacqMac Good to know. This one is on my TBR. 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Same as the other night almost. Accompaniment this gray and snowy evening was: stir fry consisting of baby bella mushrooms, broccoli florets, sliced carrots, green beans, and rotisserie chicken breast strips, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, and topped with various Italian seasonings and shaved parmesan cheese. And lemon zest mineral water. I‘m liking this healthy entree! Anyone have some guess as to the nutritonal stats on this?

annahenke Yummy! How‘s the book? Been thinking about picking this one up. 2mo
Aseleener If you're cutting carbs, I highly recommend an app called Carb Manager for calculating nutrition information. It has a great database of foods. Great job on the healthy eating! 2mo
8little_paws Looks delicious! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Yummy 2mo
BarbaraJean ...but... where are the TOTS?! 😂😁 2mo
Lcsmcat How are you liking the book? I‘m listening to it on audio now, and was wondering how it was in print. 2mo
MrBook @Lcsmcat @annahenke Wonderful! 😁 (edited) 2mo
MrBook @BarbaraJean *grumbles* Cutting back on them. 😩 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner. MrBook cooks for one now ?. MrBook likes to cook for people *sighs*. MrBook is trying to eat healthier *grumbles*.

Accompaniment this crisp evening: stir fry consisting of broccoli florets, green beans, sliced carrots, & sliced baby bella mushrooms, sautéed in Tuscan Herb and Chiquitita olive oils, sprinkled w/ various Italian seasonings, and topped with shaved parmesan cheese. With sparkling lemon zest mineral water.

Want some?

Literary_Siren Looks delicious! 😋 2mo
catebutler This looks and sounds delicious! 2mo
Crazeedi Looking yummy!!!😁 2mo
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Lauram I ate onion rings and ranch dip. Your dinner looks great! 2mo
gibblr I will def take some!! 2mo
Clwojick If it‘s got broccoli and mushrooms it‘s gotta be a great dinner. ♥️ 2mo
SaturnDoo Yummmm😊❤❤❤👍👍👍 2mo
Leftcoastzen That looks yummy and healthy! 2mo
cobwebmoth Looks good! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Coming over! Party is at your place 👍🏽 2mo
rwmg Looks good to me 😋 2mo
JenReadsAlot Looks good! Its a big adjustment going at it alone! 2mo
Branwen It looks AWESOME! Great job! 🍽 2mo
TheSpineView Wow.. that looks yummy! I'll be right over! What kind of wind of wine should I bring? Lol!🤣 2mo
Sarah83 Looks great 😍👍 2mo
Megabooks Looks great! I‘m sorry about the end of your relationship. I‘m not a relationship person, so I don‘t have great wisdom, but you have a lot of support here and hopefully IRL, too. Take care, friend. I‘d give you a hug if I could! (I‘d also eat a meal with you, too 😉🙂. 2mo
Avanders I missed something big ☹️💔 Hope everyone‘s okay. 2mo
MrBook @Avanders I‘ve lost your number. If you want to text me sometime, that would be delightful! 2mo
Avanders Oic 😁 👌🏽 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! I‘ve been eating with a lot of friends lately—folks are so wonderful. I have to get used to eating alone again though *sighs* 😔 *sniffle*. Accompaniment this brisk and breezy evening: stuffed manicotti parm with meatballs, garlic bread, and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Crazeedi That looks delish, surely some special person could be tempted?! Yum!! 2mo
Crazeedi Stand outside and let the aroma waft, I'll bet you'll have a few takers. And you can check them out!! 2mo
Melwilk @MrBook You are right that people are wonderful. As I have been going through my recent troubles, people have been so kind to me. I wish all the same for you 💕 2mo
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rretzler Yummy! I just ate but that is making me hungry again! 2mo
Branwen Looks absolutely delicious! And hooray for kind people (of which you are one)! 💕 2mo
Sarah83 Even if you won't believe it, you won't be eating alone forever. 😘 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNAppetizer! I‘ve been eating with a lot of friends lately—folks are so wonderful. I have to get used to eating alone again though *sighs* 😔 *sniffle*. Accompaniment this brisk and breezy evening: seafood bisque and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Amiable Unsweetened ice tea is my favorite, too. I don‘t know how anyone can drink the sweet kind! 😣 2mo
BookHoarder32 Seafood bisque sounds delightful 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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A little #audiocleaning with this one tonight. #currentlyreading

CaitlinR Read this as an ARC and really enjoyed it. 3mo
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LazyLimaLife
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I finally finished a book! The last 6 wks I haven‘t finished a single book I started. Hopefully finishing this one is a good omen.

This is a clever story about a man who ages slower than most people and has lived several centuries so far. It doesn‘t set the house on fire, but I enjoyed hanging out with the characters and the shifts from the present to the past. I just wish the ending had been a little less “meh.”

mdhughes72 Congratulations! Hopefully you‘ll snap out of your slump. 3mo
LazyLimaLife Fingers crossed @mdhughes72! 3mo
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Parvez
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Matt Haig is one author who has the ability to transport you into another time and place. And he does it so beautifully, it cannot be explained!
This book is every bit a masterpiece with a wonderful story and an amazing way of narration. It will engross you to the extent that you will feel as if you know the characters and the story is unfolding in front of your own eyes. Each character is written so beautifully. Loved it

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Parvez
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Currently reading

BookFrog Good book. 3mo
Parvez @Slajaunie I have already read 80%. It's good 3mo
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! Salad with broccoli florets and mushrooms in Tuscan olive oil, mini mozzarella balls, black olives, shaved parmesan and asiago cheeses, marinated artichokes, sliced Italian-seasoned chicken breast, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, various spices, with ranch dressing, and Lemon Cucumber Voss sparkling water. MMmmm! 😋🥗👌🏻

tpixie Yummy! 3mo
ScientistSam Looks delish! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Hey, I just saw MrBook‘s post and people are sending him sympathy, but I know you must be having a tough time too. Hugs to you if you want them. 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly Just sending you some ❤️❤️❤️. 3mo
annahenke Love to you, dear. I know this must be a hard time. ❤️❤️ 3mo
JacqMac Thinking of you and sending some love your way. 💕 3mo
LeahBergen Sending you ❤️❤️❤️. 3mo
Rachel.Rencher Hope you're okay, we're here for you if you need us ❤❤ 3mo
Jess_Read_This Sending you ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
LauraBeth If there‘s one thing I‘ve learned, it‘s that until you are no longer breathing, there will always be another chapter as long as you turn the page. And sometimes for us to move forward, we have to make necessary, complicated and messy decisions. But you and only you are the author of your life. No one else gets to write or tell your story but you. So keep writing, keep your plot moving forward and keep turning the page. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
rubyslippersreads Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
zuzia Sending you strength during this time. 3mo
CareBear Sending lots of love. 💕 and @LauraBeth what beautiful words. 3mo
Librarybelle Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
KarenUK Sending you a big hug 💕💕💕 2mo
jmtrivera Sending you some good thoughts. 💜💜💜 2mo
wordslinger42 Sending love & prayers to you ❤❤❤ I know you must also be struggling & hurting right now and hope that you can find some peace & joy in the midst of whatever is going on. 2mo
8little_paws Sending you love too ❤❤❤ 2mo
IamIamIam Oh my, I'm just catching up and I hope all is okay with both of you. You and Jason are a few of the kindest people I've met in a while and I'm sorry things aren't going well. I'm glad to have met you and hope that after the dust settles, you can find yourself and the joy that awaits you. Big hugs, my friend! 2mo
Sue ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
TrishB Hope you‘re ok, sending warm wishes❤️ 2mo
BookBabe @LauraBeth Thank you, my friend. That is a wonderful sentiment, beautifully articulated. ❤️ I am putting that in my journal, those words really resonated with me. Hugs to you. 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @BookBabe Yay you're back! 🤗 Reach out if you ever want to chat. We ❤ you! 2mo
AmyG Wishing you only good things. I love what @LauraBeth said. Life does have many chapters. As one ends, another begins. Life goes on. 2mo
Kaye 💕💕💕 2mo
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BookBabe
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1. Having friends over for a home-cooked corned beef & cabbage dinner 😃
2. Being born 😁🙌🏻 Super grateful for that every day!
3. Tagged! 😊 Still reading it
4. Elvis Presley ❤️❤️❤️
5. 🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀

Thanks for the tag @RadicalReader ! ☺️

RadicalReader No problem I figure it‘s always wonderful and appreciated to spread fantastic merriment and joy to friends even with the simplest activities 3mo
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Kshakal
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Getting some books for my summer reading!! 🤓

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BookBabe
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#BookNBrunch! The diner was PACKED yesterday before the snowstorm😳! Accompaniment this cold and gray afternoon was a ham, cheese, and spinach omelette, with black coffee. MMMMMmmm 😋! For some reason, this place makes ordinary food taste extraordinary. 😁 Happy reads & happy eats!

Cinfhen Because NOTHING is MORE DELICIOUS than a local diner 💕🙌🏻😋 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings Spinach and ham? Yum ☕️ 3mo
catebutler Local diners are the best! Your food looks amazing! 3mo
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Skeeterisme
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♥️♥️♥️

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Itchyfeetreader
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Hi Litsy 👐 it‘s been a while. Work has been chaotic and I hadn‘t picked up a book in weeks. Any how afternoon off so I read this one. An interesting premise a genetic abnormality that means aging slows leads Tom to be approaching his 500 th birthday. I loved Tom‘s story and the messages about history, learning and the ignorance and fear of the different but overall felt this could have been something more and richer. A just about pick !

RachelO Hi Jo! 4mo
Suet624 Nice to see you again. 4mo
squirrelbrain 👋 Hello! 4mo
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CarolynM Hi there👋 Nice to see you back🙂 4mo
Caroline2 I felt the same about this one too! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @Caroline2 I wanted to really love it but I just didn‘t ! 4mo
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Ajessgirl
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I loved the idea of this book, and thought it had so much potential, but just didn't deliver. The characters weren't fully developed, and the most interesting characters were given such short shrift, while the less compelling characters got too much focus. The encounters with historical figures felt like superficial name drops, and just tried too hard.

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seydoggy
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Mehso-so

It was ok. A little repetitive as though we couldn't understand the condition. The climax was a little odd and honestly rushed, and disjointed.

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DebbieVincent
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3 words: R E A D. T H I S B O O K

Clear the fog. Connect with what matters.
About Tom who ages 1 year for everyone else's 15 & his love, loss, & state of mind. Once he learns this, he is instructed not to love or disclose his age, or he is in danger.
It's Benjamin Button meets the dark side. We meet Tom as his mother is killed, for witchcraft, in 1590s, specifically because it's noticed that he isn't aging.
#matthaig
#howtostoptime

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Mehso-so

I liked the themes in this book a lot. He has very interesting commentary on time, relationships, regret, etc. And it was a quick read. However, I didn‘t care for the main character, and it felt a bit mellow dramatic at times. Overall, I was lukewarm on this book. I want to try reading another of Matt Haig‘s books to see if I would like another better!

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ChristyM
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Mehso-so

I finished this two days ago and it‘s already fading fast from my memory.
Tom has been alive for over 400 years, dealing with all the problems a semi-immortal person would encounter. The characters are very flat and some interesting plot threads are just left hanging in the wind. That said, I had to finish the book just to see how the author could wrap it all up. Apparently the movie is on its way with Benedict Cumberbatch.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yeah, just reading the description it seems like this is an idea that has been done repeatedly and better elsewhere. 5mo
KimM I agree with @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I gave this one 3⭐️s because there are much better books around the same idea. However, I‘m all in on a Benedict Cumberbatch movie 😍 (edited) 5mo
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Jenken1998
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Sci fi/ time travel/historical fiction type read with interesting storyline. The MC Tom ages slowly. He is currently 439 years old. The story timeline jumps back and forth between his early history (400 years ago) and current history as he tries to make sense of what it means to really live as a human . He is plagued by a secret society that may or may not have him and his kind best interests at heart. Overall i enjoyed the read. Quick and fun.

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bookishbitch
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I loved this book. It was captivating. An amazing philosophical look at what it takes to live hundreds of years, and what it means to be human. Great historical detail and excellent writing. The cover art, while pretty, does not match the depth of this book. This one may haunt me for a while.

bookishbitch @iread2much The dog in the book is an akita. 😊 5mo
iread2much @bookishbitch need to buy this. So cool! 5mo
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"She is breaking out of the chains of the past. Of slavery. Of civil war. And she is heading towards liberty." ... "Heading towards a better future, but not quite there yet."

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Bno
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Mehso-so

Bit slow

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bookishbitch
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This year's Christmas bookish haul. I love how my husband complains about my growing library but then helps me add to it. He's a keeper!

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Enjoyed this historical/sci-fi romp through time. I appreciated the reminder that the things that really matter are not ruled by time. The way to stop time is to not let it rule you. Also, important to remember the whole of history, not just recent history, in order to not repeat the same patterns of humanity over and over again!

A recommend for an enjoyable read, but was missing something to make it great.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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QuirkyQuaintrelle
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Forever, Emily Dickinson said, is composed of bows. But how do you inhabit the now you are in? How do you stop the ghosts of all the other nows from getting in? How, in short, do you live?

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Currently reading 📖

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SandyW
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Mehso-so

3.5
I liked the beginning, but found myself bored halfway thru. Part of the problem is that Tom doesn't experience any real growth until the very end of the book. For the most part, he sounds like he is still struggling to figure out his place in the world. This seems unrealistic being that he is 439 years old!

Every time I was ready to put the book down the author would write something interesting, so I finished it, but I won't recommend it.
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SandyW FYI, this is NOT a time-travel story, It's a book about someone who lives centuries long. 7mo
IheartYA I slogged through it, and got bored as well. It felt lacking. Like nothing really happens. 7mo
SandyW @IheartYA Don't you just hate that feeling... There are so many other books to read! 7mo
NatalieR I had the same reaction to this book. 7mo
SandyW @NatalieR I'm glad to hear others feel this way. So many people loved this book on GR. 7mo
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Karen3
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Ehhhhh wasn‘t really great but wasn‘t bad. Just kinda there and it passed the time on my commute. I combined the physical book and audio version. Interesting concept but just didn‘t wow me. 3-3.5 🌟

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TrishB
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#timewarp #octoberxfiles
Enjoyed this one 😁

Andrew65 One I need to get to. 8mo
TrishB @Andrew65 it‘s a bit cheesy in a couple of places, but overall a good read 👍🏻 8mo
Balibee146 Me too and yes agree it has a slightly cheesy tang 🧀👍 8mo
TrishB @Balibee146 I can take the cheesy bits in small doses 😁 8mo
Balibee146 @TrishB me too..... A wee bit of cheese is okay 🧀😂👌 8mo
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Brooke_H
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Charming & delightful. Loved it.

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Redjewel_7734
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This is a delightful tale of the loneliness of time & memory when one goes on too long. It is a quest for peace, for a place in this world, for self, for love & loved ones. I loved the way it moved back & forth between the past & present; it has a quiet power that I love in a book. I can‘t say there were any surprises in the development of the story but I loved listening to it unspool. Haig has created a tapestry of character beautiful to behold.

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Q84
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☆☆☆☆ I just finished this. It was a very interesting read. If you enjoy time travel novels, pick this up, assuming you haven't already.

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Bindrosbookshelf
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My September reads.
I have discovered Tessa Dare and want to read everything by her.
I finished off 2 series: The Time Quintet and Code Name Verity.
I completed 2 reading challenge prompts with The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and Lab Girl.
I read translated short stories from Thus Were Their Faces.
I finished off Behind the Scenes at a Museum and Tales from Moominvalley for an international book group.
I sobbed through An American Marriage.