Shawn L. Bird

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Time travelling December 8, 2012

Damn.  I just found out that today is International “Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day” and I’m feeling quite irritated that I didn’t know in time to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to prove that I’m a nut case or to send my Acting class out on assignment.  😉

I love books about time travelling.  I think the first one I read was Lynne Ellison’s The Green Bronze Mirror.  She was fourteen when she wrote it.  I had just turned thirteen when I read it, and I was desperately impressed (and more than envious) that she had been published at such a young age.   It has recently come back into print as an ebook, and while it definitely reads like something written by a 14 year old author, I see what I enjoyed about it.

I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series with a slightly obsessive passion.  I ws tortured reading Audrey Niffenegger’s Time Traveller’s Wife.   A  Hallmark movie with Christopher Reeves (swoon) and Jane Seymour called Somewhere in Time (based on the book   Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson) is terribly romantic.  Another great Young Adult book is Your Time, My Time by Ann Walsh.  That one is set in BC’s Cariboo town of Barkerville.  I could never walk past the graveyard without a sigh after reading it.

Here’s a good website listing all sorts of books on the theme, though only one of my favourite is listed. Go visit  Charlotte’s Library.  If you can’t get out to do your own time travelling today, there are lots of options to stay home.

If you can get out today, don some ‘out of time’ clothing and head into town, making poor attempts to blend in.  Be sure to come back and tell me how people respond!


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