Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger was published in 2003, and a movie has already been made about it even though I haven't watched it, so I'm a bit late to the party, but I enjoyed this story.

The story is about Henry DeTamble, a librarian, who involuntarily travels through time. He isn't able to control his time travel, and each time, he leaves behind his clothing and travels naked, which causes all sorts of problems for him.

He meets Clare Abshire who gives him some dates written on a paper, and he travels back in time to meet her when she is child. She alone knows about his abilities until he finds a doctor who tries to help him.

I was interested all the way through this book.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Because of your generous donations, we have been able to add a second hospital to our NICU book project! 

Here are a few more donations we received that allow parents to read to their babies while they are in the NICU. Each family gets a packet of five books to take home. 

The books in the first two pictures were dropped off at McKay Dee Hospital for our project. Dr. Seuss books are always welcome. We are not sure who donated them, but thank you so much for supporting our project. 

Someone also dropped off thirty board books. Some of these are Spanish books - hooray! I love board books for babies. These came packaged with a bookmark and a list of why you should read to your baby all in a ziplock bag. Thank you to whomever dropped these off for our project.

Kimberly Bailey, a mother of one of our NICU graduates, held an Usborne book drive and sent two large boxes of books - 137 in all. The rest of the pictures show the books that she and her friends donated.

If you are not familiar with Usborne books, they are wonderful for children. Their books are sturdy. Their board books are interactive and have touch and feel to them. Their hardback books use sturdy pages - sometimes they are wipeable if your child gets fingerprints on them. Their softback books are also made of sturdy paper. The stories are darling and the books are such good quality.

Thank you to Kimberly and her friends for all these wonderful books. The babies will love them.

Hooray for Usborne for matching 50% of the money that was donated to this project. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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