September 16th, 2011
|07:07 am - Re-read Reaction|
I was looking for something to re-read, since my brain needs the occasional break but can't entirely cope right now with anything too shiny and new. After scouring my bookshelves one night, I pulled down The Time Traveler's Wife, which I haven't read all the way through since the first time I read it... almost 8 years ago.
Back then, I liked Henry best, and sort of figured he was the core of the story--him and his time-traveling affliction.
Somewhere in the intervening years, I've shifted. Now it's Clare I identify with; Clare that I understand best; Clare I feel for. Hmm.
Current Mood: curious
Aww, your icon!
I still haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife. I sort of keep meaning to, but it never happens. I started it at one point, but it didn't really grab me and I'm not sure why.
|Date:||September 17th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)|| |
Isn't that icon great? Do you watch Psych?
Mmm, give it another try next time you need a good book. It's not quite everyone's cup of tea, but I feel like you might enjoy it. (Actually, this time through I'm seeing resonance with Amy/Rory, quite strongly--the theme of waiting is central to the story, and it's one of my favorite love stories.)
I used to watch Psych quite regularly. I stopped after a few seasons, due to a combination of not understanding when its season was even on and getting slowly annoyed with Shawn. I still have fond memories of the seasons I watched, though, and I'd like to go back to it at some point.
Ooh, Amy/Rory resonance sounds lovely. Maybe I'll give it another look, someday when I have free time for books again....
Clare is awesome, she's the one I really loved the first time I read it. She has so much grace and so much patience but also her moments of fire. I liked Henry a lot more on my re-read last year (or the year before?) but I will always love Clare. And, of course, Alba, who would have her own book if I had my way.
|Date:||September 24th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)|| |
Dan thinks it's because I'm in love now that I am identifying with Clare. I think it's even more than that--because she's much closer to me myself than most fictional women are: she waited (more or less) for her one man to come along, and yet she's not, um, unsexual. :)
Plus all the things you said above, there, some of which I didn't clue into as hard I should have last read.