Thursday, September 13, 2012

Time to join the RHOK for an online book club

I know I haven't been too active in the bloggy world with all things going on in ya know- life. But, with everyone getting caught up in my real life book club and us getting all settled into the back to school schedule around here -It seems like a great time to join the RHOK in reading The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom:
 
 
A description from the back cover: Banished to this cave he listens to the world's plea for more time. He has been here for an eternity: He has given up hope. But a clock ticks for all of us, silently, somewhere. Soon Father Time will be free -To return to earth -And finish what he started...

And so the story begins: We hear some of these pleas for time - a teen aged girl getting ready for a date needs more time, a dying man who wonders how much time he has left. We also go back to when father time was a child -Dor- playing with other kids -Alli and Nim. I was also struck by Dor's counting -the first person to attempt this -counting and making numbers -Which is why God is watching him... 

Can I imagine a day without keeping time? -Honestly no I can't.  It is true we have are schedules -and to best keep up with them we have an alarm clock to wake us up on time, try our best to make it to school and such on time, and what time is school/ work is over? What time should we eat dinner to make it on time to such and such event that is marked on the calendar?   I was also stuck by this as humans we worry about time - "Birds are not late;a dog does not check it's watch" -etc.  -Hmmm...

I am not sure what I hope to gain from reading this book -I'm sure we could all use an appreciation of time - But, yes I am intrigued and enticed to read more. It was very hard to not to read more -I've read ahead some but next we'll read to Chapter 20  -Until next time...


1 comment:

Jonni Baloney said...

I'm so glad you are reading along with me! I think it is going to be very interesting and give me a lot of things to think about.
I enjoyed your post!