Daylight Savings Time springs three weeks early upon us this year. March 11, we’ll be moving our clocks one hour ahead. [Personally, I always do the clock adjustments on Saturday evening]. If you are relying on your computer to automatically make the time change, you’ll probably want to check with Microsoft or Apple or whomever runs your operating system and run whatever patch is being offered. Alternatively, just change the time manually.
Here’s a couple of time traveling reading recommendations:
- To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. This science fiction novel is rife with both laughs and philosophical introspection on the dangers and rewards of time travel. Lady Schrapnell is obssessed with ensuring her rebuilding of a Victorian edifice is historically accurate and sends Ned, the hero, back in time to obtain an item known as the “The Bishop’s Bird Stump.” Ned meets a fellow time traveler, Verity, and together they search for the stump and the perils of time travel.
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is the bittersweet, or even tragic, story about a man beset with an illness that causes him to travel back and forth in time. During one of his time travels he meets his future wife, Clare. Unfortunately, because of his illness, he is not able grow old with Clare and while the love is lifelong the relationship is not. Have kleenexes near your watch.
- A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux relates the love story of Douglass Montgomery who travels back in time to 16th C England where she meets and falls in love with Nicholas Stafford. This is one romance novel that actually deals with the repercussions of time travel and how one person can affect the future of many others.
Have a favorite time travel novel or romance?