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Book Club Meet #2 – The Time Traveler’s Wife

Welcome to the second Dreams and Caffeine Book Club where we will discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife. Today I will conduct the book club discussion a little differently than the first one. This time around I will post the discussion questions and allow others to participate prior to me responding to the discussion questions. Again, feel free to discuss one or more points below. Please do not feel that you must hit all of the points… they are meant to just get the discussion going. Also, feel free to add your own questions for which others can respond.

Dreams and Caffeine Book Club #2 – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

1. If you were born a time traveler like Henry, would you enjoy knowing what your future holds?

2. If you were a time traveler, would you stick to the rules of time or would you try to cheat?

3. If you were like their daughter Alba and able to pick when and where to time travel, where would you go and why?

4. If you were a time traveler and met your younger self at the age of 10 and you were 44, what advice would you give your younger self?

5. If you fell in love with a time traveler, do you think your love could overcome the issues described in the book? What would be your biggest challenge as the husband or wife of the time traveler?

6. Overall, did you enjoy this book and would you recommend it to others?

That is all folks! I hope everyone enjoys the discussion questions and joins in the discussion today. I will be checking throughout the day and post my responses to the questions as well. Please remember, tomorrow I will post our next Dreams and Caffeine Book Club read, and as always, please feel free to email me book suggestions for the book club.

Cheers,
Lisa

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4 comments

  1. Michelle says:

    I just love that you do these book club posts! I enjoyed reading this book although it was a departure from what I usually read.

    I figured I’d comment on your first question: If you were born a time traveler like Henry, would you enjoy knowing what your future holds?

    I can say, without a doubt, that I would NOT enjoy knowing what the future holds. A big part of the mystery of life is the great surprises that come your way! Finding out how your relationships evolve, how your kids mature – those things are best left to surprise. It did get me thinking about how different life would be and how much it would change your life in the present just by knowing what the future holds.

    Looking forward to the next book!

    • Amy says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Not knowing what tomorrow brings is what makes living so much fun. Sure, sometimes it won’t bring what you’re expecting, but that’s what makes life worth living.

  2. TJ says:

    So, on #4, I’d tell myself to relax. I don’t think I would want to be really specific, but if I could get the point across to not sweat the small stuff, it would have helped me out a whole lot. It seems like everything that happens is a huge deal at the time, but when I look back, if I would just relax a bit more things would be much better for me.

  3. Lisa says:

    Hey everyone… so glad you stopped by to participate!

    #1 – I completely agree with Michelle and Amy… I would have no interest in knowing my future. Its what makes life so fun and exciting. Of course, just like Amy said, sometimes it brings things you don’t want, but I just don’t think it would be very fun knowing the outcome.

    #2 – I highly doubt I would stick to the rules… I mean what is the point if you can’t adjust some things to benefit yourself and your family?

    #4 – I agree with TJ on this one… don’t sweat the small stuff. I would also tell my younger self that the only person I need to impress and make satisfied is myself. So, do what you love and enjoy life… it is way too short!

    #5 – I would hope our love could survive the challenges of being married to a time traveler, but at the same time, I think it would be so hard… not sure if it would be fun or more stressful??? Never knowing when and where your husband might be or what he is experiencing.

    #6 – This book is definitely not the type of book I usually read. I’m glad I read it, but it definitely was not my favorite book. I would recommend this book to someone if they are into this type/style of book, otherwise I would say keep browsing for another good read.

    Well everyone, I hope you enjoyed Dreams and Caffeine Book Club meeting #2! Tomorrow I will post the next book we will be reading for the book club.

    Cheers,
    Lisa

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