Weekend Reading: January 4, 2014

The Time Traveler's WifeIliana posted her current reads over at Bookgirl’s Nightstand, and it inspired me. A new year is always a chance to try new things and introduce new habits (hoping they will stick!). Here’s hoping I can make a regular Saturday post about my weekend reads a habit. What I’d like to do is take a snapshot of the book I’m reading, right where I’m starting for the weekend.

This weekend I’m reading [amazon_link id=”015602943X” target=”_blank” ]The Time Traveler’s Wife[/amazon_link]. I’m already in love with it on page 79. One of the reasons I picked this book up is that I have a new-ish obsession with Doctor Who, particularly the love story of the Doctor and River Song, and I read somewhere, I forget where, that their relationship was similar to that of Henry and Clare in The Time Traveler’s Wife in some respects. Given I’m not too far in yet, I would say the comparison is fair, and I can see how the novel may have inspired the creation of River Song.

I’m also listening to Michael York read [amazon_link id=”0062314599″ target=”_blank” ]The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe[/amazon_link] by C. S. Lewis and Davina Porter read Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. Both are what you might consider re-reads, since I have read the Outlander series up to [amazon_link id=”044022425X” target=”_blank” ]Drums of Autumn[/amazon_link]. I would like to catch up the end, and I’m looking forward to the adaptation of [amazon_link id=”0440212561″ target=”_blank” ]Outlander[/amazon_link] on Starz.

It’s bitterly cold outside. My browser’s weather extension says it’s 14 degrees and feels like -3 degrees. Perfect for curling up inside under my husband’s robe with a cup of tea and a good book.

4 thoughts on “Weekend Reading: January 4, 2014

  1. You know, I really love seeing the, like, literary lineage of characters and ideas. Steven Moffat has a few stories that seem very Time-Traveler's-Wife-y (which is cool), and Audrey Niffenegger has said that Henry and Clare were inspired in many ways by Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey (two of my most ever favorite characters), and I always think Peter Wimsey owes a lot to Bertie Wooster.

    1. I know what you mean! It is interesting to see the literary antecedents of the literature we love. I love how books sort of "talk" to each other. And there is a mention in The Time Traveler's Wife of Henry and Clare reading a Dorothy Sayers book, though they don't say which one.

  2. I love the idea of taking a photo of the pages you are currently reading. Now I'm interested in reading Outlanders, but it seems daunting!

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