I picked up The Time Traveler's Wife over a month ago, out of desperation -- I was waiting in line for a movie that didn't start for two hours, and the book I had with me was so incredibly, mindnumbingly dull that I had to abandon my post in line, run down to the nearest bookstore, and acquire the first paperback I could find.
I mean, I'd heard good things about it and all. But that's pretty much how it went down.
I'm happy to report, though, that the book is actually really good. And long! I'm so happy it's so long. I don't feel like the space will be wasted.
Definitely something I'll have to lend to Mom, next time I see her. She'll flip over it.