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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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Traci1
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I liked this one a lot more than Midnight Library. I went into it fairly blind as to the plot, and it was just really good.

This was my 7th finished book for the year off my physical tbr shelves, so I'm super excited about that. Good start for my goal to finish 180 this year.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a huge accomplishment!!! 2w
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Traci1
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#weekendreading @Andrew65

🎧 Shadow Rising
📖 How to Stop Time
📱 Moon Called

What are you reading this weekend?

Andrew65 Great choices. (edited) 2w
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Thank you @j9brown for this great #littlechristmasswap 🎁
I love it! I‘m excited for this book.
The cocoa and chocolates have come to work with me today.
Bonus points for the FANTASTIC card!❤️

j9brown Happy little Christmas! 🎄🥳😄 2w
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squirrelbrain
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At first I wasn‘t sure about this as I thought it would be too similar to Addie LaRue. However, I ended up liking it more than Addie.

It seemed to have a simpler concept / storyline, which made it easier to read and get engrossed in. I‘m not a huge fan of fantasy and this was also less fantastical than Addie, if that‘s possible with an MC who doesn‘t grow old!

Thank you for sending this to me Victoria @Birdsong28 ! 😘

Birdsong28 Glad you enjoyed it 😊 📚📖 2mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2mo
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suvata
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
Three TBR selections from 2018.
Three TBR selections from 2021.
#BooklyApp #Bookstagram

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squirrelbrain
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Just finished a book about an hour ago, so picked another one out of my lucky dip jar, and this is next so it‘s my #weeklyforecast for the week. I‘m very much looking forward to it, Victoria @Birdsong28

I‘ll also continue with Apples Never Fall on audio. I *might* finish it this week, depending on how much work I have on and how many #audiowalks I get to do. If I do finish it then I‘ll move onto the Gucci audio, recommended by you Cindy!

TrishB Have a good week Helen 👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, im curious to hear your thoughts on this one, when u get to it 2mo
Cupcake12 I loved this book! It‘s being turned into a movie as well. Hope you like it as much as me xx Enjoy xx 2mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy your reading week 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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HOW MANY LIFETIMES DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE?

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .

LeeRHarry So enjoyed this one - immediately put all of the author‘s other books on my TBR 😊 2mo
suvata @LeeRHarry I love the way he writes 2mo
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staci.reads
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This was a nice surprise! It was an impulse buy at a discount book store. I hadn't heard much about it, but it was cheap and sounded intriguing. I enjoyed it so much! I've not had great luck with recent books, so maybe this was a case of "right book, right time." It was just what I was looking for. Incredibly readable with some lovely aphorisms throughout ❤.

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KristiAhlers
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I picked this book up when I was on my vacation and I was instantly drawn into the store that spans centuries. Narrated by the MC he tells his story of loves lost and the history he has lived while searching for someone important to him. I love Mr Haig‘s writing style. Great escape and perfect as a vacation read.

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My #20in4 wrap up for September!

📚 Completed 4 books, made progress on a 5th
⏰ Read (just) over 20 hours
💵 714 pages means another $7.14 in the bank for #pennyperpage
🎉 Finally on track for my GR challenge - or I thought I would be but between one day and the next it seems I still fell another book behind 😪😪.

Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting! Very happy with how it went this time around 🥳

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍 5mo
dariazeoli Way to make bank! 🏦 5mo
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Andrew65 Brilliant first day 👏👏👏 5mo
NikkiM5 Did you like Under the Sugar Sky? It was the first book in the series that I didn‘t enjoy. I wondered if all the sugar stuff was a turnoff or if it was too out there for me. I‘ve been dying to get more opinions on this book. 😂 5mo
Read-y_Picker @NikkiM5 I‘m surprised at how much I‘ve been enjoying these. Honestly, from the way it was described in the first book? I didn‘t find Confection to be THAT outrageous. I like the way McGuire is introducing these new worlds. I was concerned that it was all going to be a bunch of back stories like Sticks and Bones. And even though some of the themes seem a little obvious and childish, I found that they were delivered in a way that makes you 5mo
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Read-y_Picker @NikkiM5 realize that even grown ups sometimes need reminders of the importance of self worth and belonging. I found it really touching. 5mo
NikkiM5 Thanks for your review, I am still going to continue the series for sure. I loved the other books so I‘m hooked. I read Sugar Sky a couple months ago (so I have forgotten quite a bit other than it was the only one I had to force to finish.) I‘m putting Green Grass Fields on my bingo next month to get back into the series. 5mo
Read-y_Picker @NikkiM5 same! Well, it‘s technically not on my list simply because I know I‘m going to want to read it and hey, 5 FREE SPACES 😁 5mo
NikkiM5 @Read-y_Picker right! a free, free space 😂 we can discuss it 👍🏾 5mo
LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed this one! 5mo
Read-y_Picker @LoverOfLearning I'm glad! I was expecting to like it a lot more than I did, though. Just never got hooked but I enjoyed the twist at the end. Unfortunately is was wayyyy at the end and also the only real twist. Still a great author. I enjoy his work overall. 5mo
LoverOfLearning @Read-y_Picker I can understand that! I read it a good year ago so i don't really all the details. 5mo
Read-y_Picker @LoverOfLearning have you read The Humans? I think I‘ll try for that one next 🙂 5mo
LoverOfLearning @Read-y_Picker no haven't even heard of it. 5mo
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LadyCait84
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A delightful read that felt personally tailored to my interests (history! music! Shakespeare! Fitzgerald!) while telling the story of love(s) that span centuries. My first book by Haig, but I‘m now eager to read more of his work — especially The Midnight Library, which is already waiting on my shelf.

jewright I really liked The Midnight Library. 5mo
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TK-421 ❤️ 6mo
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lilpumpkin2.0
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July 27, 2021 Mannnn Listers!!! The last post was on May 8, 2021. Sorry for the hold up. I have been busy here and there. Isnt that what life is about??? Anyway, I am close to finishing this book. Very interesting. I like the way Matt Haig writes. He pulls the reader in right away -- just my opinion.

Hensleton I‘m just about finished with this book myself and I‘ve genuinely loved every moment I‘ve spent reading it! Such a fascinating story, I love how Matt Haig writes. Very much looking forward to reading more of his work 😊 5mo
lilpumpkin2.0 Great to hear @Hensleton 5mo
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lilpumpkin2.0
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May 8, 2021 Happy early Mother's Day Listers (or Happy Parent Day). Today I went to the bookstore, Books Inc. in particular, and decided to browse. But you know how it is! When you are inside a bookstore surrounded by so many fabulous authors, for example Matt Haig, you cannot stop yourself from buying... at least I can't :) I'll tell you what I think when I finish

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When i went to the library to return The Midnight Library I decided to see if they had How To Stop Time. They did and Im really hoping its as magical as The Midnight Library was!

Tianarose I enjoyed this one immensely! Haven‘t read midnight library yet. 10mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A intriguing book, a better version of the Addie Larue type story 😉 Read for the #Buzzwordathon - March‘s word/prompt is Time. 4/5

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yvo_about_books
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Soooo... I came across the bookmark I made last year and was going to turn into a blog header/logo today, and on a whim finished said header/logo and changed my whole blog layout afterwards. 🙈 Not sure if I'm completely happy with it yet, but a new year means a fresh start right? 🤔😂🤷‍♀️

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12-7-20: My 103rd finished book of 2020! Tom looks about 41 but he has really been living with a rare condition for centuries! He ages slower than regular humans. Told in present day and back during other times of Tom‘s past, we see the extraordinary life he has led. However, Tom is tired and ready for an ordinary life. This means he has to go against The Society who is helping him find his daughter. Very interesting read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣1️⃣0️⃣3️⃣

Darthdad I read this a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Lots of fun interesting twists. I happened to stop off at the Tattered cover bookstore on a date he was doing a signing. I sat and listened to the signing and had to buy. Really love the way he develops characters 13mo
GidgetsTreasures75 @Darthdad Have you read his book, The Midnight Library? I loved it! It just won best fiction on Goodreads. I agree that he is really good at developing his characters and making you care about them! 13mo
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mcipher
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I think I finally got (momentarily) tired of a steady comfort diet of cozy mystery and romance and I‘m looking for more substance; so these are my potential Sunday afternoon brain food picks. I feel like the pandemic is starting to be untenable again and I‘m in full on hibernation mode but I‘m not liking it.

LiteraryinLawrence I really recommend the Frankel book. 💗💗💗 And I completely agree with you about the pandemic. I had to go out yesterday to run a couple errands, and I sort of mentally prepared myself that I wouldn‘t be going out again for a long time. (edited) 1y
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JackOBotts
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Just finished this for my November #DoubleSpin selection, my first of Haig‘s fiction. I see elements of his memoir & his personal journey sprinkled throughout this novel and its themes. This was a wonderful tale of time, life, love, memory, and so much more. I will/want to read all of his work.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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JackOBotts
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Excited to start my #doublespin. This will be my first of Haig‘s fiction. 🤗

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one! Definitely want to read his other stuff now. 1y
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JacqMac
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Imagine aging only one year for every fifteen years. You could live for a thousand years. Watching history repeat itself. Living many lives during your one lifetime. Falling in love becomes most problematic. It‘s a melancholy life. “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” Not my favourite Matt Haig, but I still liked it. It gives you a lot to consider in your one average life.

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Have you ever been reading a book and the words hit you right where you are? I love it when I find a book at just the right time.

IuliaC That's indeed a wonderful feeling 😀 1y
marleed Those words are beautiful! 1y
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valeriegeary Oh sigh and lovely! ❤️ 1y
Trashcanman 👁👁 1y
BiblioLitten 💙 That‘s a beautiful feeling! 1y
slategreyskies That‘s beautiful, but also somehow so sad. 12mo
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This. This. This.
#quote #love

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emmaturi
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This was my first book by Matt Haig and I really enjoyed it. Set in different timelines it tells the story of a young man Tom who seems can live for a very long time. We see how he lives in different centuries and how he stops people becoming suspicious of him. #books

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This isn‘t so much a time travel book as it is a romance about a man who ages very slowly. The point of view shifts from present day to his past in the 1500s and 1600s. I enjoyed both timelines. It was not as fast-paced as I had expected, but I was interested in the characters. My only quibble is with the author‘s description of the teaching profession. I wish the job were that easy.

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Cupcake12
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#7books7days
Day 5
I saw this in the book store a few years back brought it and finished it in two days. The idea of time travel has always fascinated me and this is a modern day account. It‘s also one of the first books I‘ve really wanted to be turned into a movie 🎥 I‘d love to see how they make it work. I‘ve now found out that it is being turned into a movie and the lead will be Benedict Cumberbatch 😊

Literary_Siren I LOVED this book and I‘m so excited for the movie! 2y
LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed this book! I can't wait to see the movie! 2y
Yngvesjohanna Will read this in summer! 🌻 2y
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Sarahandhella
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I really don‘t have a problem with stopping time. What is time anymore?! This is only my third week without structure from my job, so I am starting to not quite know what day it is recently.

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I loved How To Stop Time by Matt Haig. It really resonated with me, perhaps especially because quarantine has both slowed down and sped up time.

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"The first rule is that you don't fall in love" the second line in How To Stop Time by Matt Haig sets up the plot that revolves around Tom Hazard who 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. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.

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Went on a 3 mile walk and now it‘s time to relax with my coffee and book.

Cupcake12 One of my favourite books...can‘t wait for the movie to come out. Enjoy x 2y
MommyOfTwo @Cupcake12 I didn‘t even know there was a movie coming out 2y
Cupcake12 Starting Benedict Comberbatch...no release date yet though x 2y
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Ericalambbrown
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I listened to this one while I did chores this weekend. I really enjoyed it. I had never heard of this book or the author, but I noticed the book on our Friends of the Library book club list and decided to give it a go. I‘d recommend it if your looking for something to pass the time.

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Kelican17
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Cool premise. But it became predictable.

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1. In the UK, things are uncertain and confusing at the moment. I feel anxious, but working as a teacher I know I just need to take each day as it comes! My other half is also classed as vulnerable due to his health condition and meds he's on, but as a teacher as well he has to keep calm & carry on!
2. Fortunately, yes 😂 we buy a 24 pack so still have 8 left!
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Catherine_Willoughby NOI or mainland uk? Ireland are getting serious. School closures. Pubs are now closing from midnight. Twenty somethings have no common sense on social distancing. I am NOT unsure if there was a dash to the shop for drink 🤦‍♀️. Even told by government no Coronavirus parties 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I know one family using grandparents for babysitting & had a party last night ! Best be safe than sorry with kids involved. Miss my fancy coffee but will survive 2y
charlotteamber Mainland - Suffolk in England! Hoping we get an update from the government tomorrow. As a school we have no clue what the next step is. As a twenty something myself I will definitely be taking all advice necessary! Keep safe 😊 2y
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Kelican17
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The next person who gets on my nerves...

Louise This is such a fun, clever book! 2y
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ShelleyH
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Brilliant, haunting & hard to put down. Fascinating idea--about a man who ages much more slowly than the average human & so has lived over four centuries. I loved the message about living in the moment, not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. And I love Haig's writing style, not just the way he crafts a sentence but the structure of the entire novel.

SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 🥳 #litsywelcomewagon 2y
ShelleyH Thank you!! 😁 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻 2y
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"I understand that the way you stop time is by stopping being ruled by it. I am no longer drowning in my past, or fearful of my future."

Wonderful resolution to this story. ? Matt Haig is a beautiful writer. There was so many wonderful philosophical quotes in this book and the storyline was joyfully creative. A man who is 440 years old whos main rule to survival is not falling in love. ???? (solid 4.5)

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LoverOfLearning
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I realize I would like to solve the mystery of her just as much as she wants to solve the mystery of me and she nestles a little into me and I put my arm around her. Right there. On the park bench. Maybe that is what it takes to love someone. Finding a happy mystery you would like to unravel forever.

One of my favorite quotes from this beautiful story. 💕🥰 His first rule is not to fall in love. Yikes. Something bad is about to happen.