I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!🎄🦖 Mine was filled with four tiny humans that know destruction very well, my two nieces and two nephews. Being I don’t get to see them but every few years, it was great to see them. The food was amazing, even though I’m not big on ham. LOL.
And, if you’re like me, you’re also glad Christmas is over. Haha.
Love you all, precious bookworms.
The Time Keeper
Author: Mitch Albom
Soon Father Time will be free
To return to Earth
And finish what he started.
Inventor of the world’s first clock and then punished seeking to manipulate time. Forced to hear millions over the course of centuries talk about time and how there just isn’t enough. Dor is Father Time.
In order to be freed, he will have to help two people who have misunderstood and lost the meaning of time. One wants to live forever after figuring out that his illness is terminal. The other is ready to give up after being cyber-bullied.
Time is one thing that Dor doesn’t have enough of, but he hopes that he can help them before he himself becomes lost.
This book marks 24 out of 25 authors, from my New Year’s resolution, Mitch Albom is an author that I’ve heard much about, The Five People You Meet in Heaven being one of his most popular books. Hearing so many great things, I finally gave him a shot.
This book plucked at my heartstrings with tenderness and meaning. That being said, this book didn’t punch me to any extremes with my emotions. It was sweet and even made my heart ache with some very real issues, but that was about it. I don’t have much to gush about sadly.
The theme of time was pretty fascinating. Albom approached it from several angles. The most prominent ones were cutting time short and wanting it to last forever. Time is important. It’s not something to be wasted or to be taken for granted. It is also immeasurable and something that should, in a sense, be treasured. When it’s been used, there’s no going back.
Several characters were sprawled throughout the book. From Sarah and Victor, struggling with their personal issues to Dor, the Father of Time, who’s history explores how he came to be this enigmatic force that reaches out to help two people find realize what they’re giving up. Each of the stories collided, showing that fate works in interesting ways sometimes.
Sarah was way out there, overreaching in many ways that made me cringe. I’ve been lovesick before, but geez, she really made me want to crawl under a rock from how embarrassing she was. But, aren’t we all like that sometimes. Victor was bitter and didn’t cherish what he had enough, and also came across selfish. It was saddening because he had more than what many others do. But to see that these two came to their senses was fulfilling, sure. I kind of figured they would when I started the book. LOL.
This book was nice, like sitting by a warm fire with a cup of tea for a while. It just didn’t grasp my full heart. Reading it once was enough for me. There are certainly plenty of meaningful moments from this that I will take with me as I continue to grow.
“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.” (p. 8)
“Mankind is connected in ways it does not understand—even in dream.” (p. 73)
“Ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows.” (p.195)
More to come soon…
P.S. Song today? Cups by Anna Kendrick
Thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.