Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Forward in Time Contest

Today in the United States we changed our clocks at 2:00 a.m. to spring forward from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. This is called Daylight Saving Time.

But not all countries in the world follow this tradition. If you click here you can find out who observes Daylight Saving Time. There's also a really cool graph here to show you how Daylight Saving Time allows us to better use the daylight hours.

Now this whole concept of changing time made me think. (Partly because I just finished reading TEMPEST by Julie Cross, a fast-paced time travel book.)
In some ways I have time traveled. When we would fly from Korea back to the States, we would arrive at Atlanta the exact same time as when we left Seoul. Now this might not be the traditional sense that you'd think of time traveling, but I always experienced sickness (jet lag), additional time (thank you time zones) and disorientation (the differences in air and elevation).

Last week I watched the movie Midnight in Paris. I loved how depending on the person, different characters yearned for a different time. It's interesting how people never thought of their time as the time to live in.

So to celebrate the concept of time, I'm giving away two fantastic books that I highly recommend.

TEMPEST by Julie Cross- The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire- For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

As you can see, both of these books have fantastic plots, but they also have characters that are real and worth reading about. I cannot wait for their sequels!

So how about you? If you could time travel, where and when would you go?

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36 comments:

Bonnee Crawford said...

No particular time of day, but always somewhere between a Friday night and Sunday night.

Jen R. said...

To the time when I was born. I kinda wanna see myself as a little kid. ;)

Michael Horvath said...

1981 - I was in college and had one of the best years of my life.

Andrea Mack said...

I think I'd like to travel back to pioneer time, since I've always been interested in that time period, even though it would be challenging. It would be interesting to compare it to now.

The idea of travelling back to previous time in my own life is interesting too -- especially if I got to keep the knowledge and "wisdom" I have now. Would you do anything differently?

Janet Johnson said...

I would go back about 1 year to the moment my 1 year old threw away the remote to our brand new DVD/VCR player and I would STOP HER. I still miss that thing!

Lisa said...

I would go back to England when boys were gentlemen ;) Haha no seriously, I just love that whole "old" period of England <3

Carmella Van Vleet said...

I'd hang out with Andrea in the pioneer times. Always wanted to be Laura Ingals Wilder. :-)

Christina Farley said...

These are all so great! I have been loving reading your responses.

Car and Andrea- I loved the Little House on the Praire books too!

Book Flame said...

I would go back to the Victorian era I love reading books from that time period so I think it would be rather interesting.

Jamie Krakover said...

Id want to go into the future to see what kind of cool technology was coming :)

Monica G Lopez said...

If you could time travel, what time period would you go to?

I, personally, would love to back to the Middle Ages. Just a chance to actually live through those times instead of just reading about them

Anonymous said...

I'd want to go to around the 40s b/c I love the outfits and how everyone went to swing dances to hang out :)
-jj

Sophie said...

I'd travel to the 1970s because I'd really like to meet my parents as teens...
And I'd also love to go Berlin /Europe in general in the late 1910s/early 1920s. Such an interesting period (literature, fashion, opinions, ...)

roro said...

pre history to see the garden of eden

roro said...

pre history to see the garden of eden

Everything Stelina said...

If I could time travel hmm I would go to the old times like in pride and prejudice just because I love england and the gentlemen and the gowns and everything about that period! :)

Everything Stelina said...

If I could time travel I would go to the period like in pride and prejudice just because I love england and the gowns and the gentlemen and everything about that period is mesmerizing :)

Anonymous said...

I would go back about a year and a half (before my best friend died) to let her know how much she has and will ALWAYS impact my life. Always matter to me, and that she will always be in my heart.

Rajshree said...

I would go back to 1800's because i really want to know how life was like back then. I love how things have changed between then and now and i want to see how it changed. :D

Carl said...

Wow there are a lot of choices. Maybe back to the 60s, but then I'd have to live through disco again. Can I stay in 1966?

Kathrine Roid said...

Everyone says they would go back in time, but I think I would prefer to go forward in time. Try a hundred years in the future, roll my eyes at how human nature doesn't change, grin at the gizmos, and come home. XD That sounded slightly cynical.

Christina Farley said...

I know, too many choices! I love your idea Kathrine to go forward into the future. There's another whole thought!

Amanda said...

Glad you enjoyed reading Tempest and Hourglass!
I'm also anxiously awaiting their sequels! Thanks for the giveaway =)

Dian Aesha said...

If you could time travel, what time period would you go to?

I want to go into the future maybe 2052 year. i want to see what kind of cool technology was come (like in death series book by jdrobb)

thanks for the giveaway

Jen and Steven said...

I'm with the folks who would travel to the future. I love Antiques Roadshow and it's always so interesting to see the things that were meant as throwaway items at the time, that are now worth tons of money as collectibles. I so want to know what we use now without a second thought that will become desirable in the future. I'd also love to see how technology changes. And another thing, what do we use now regularly that will turn out to be hazardous to the health of future generations? Smoking wasn't thought of as harmful for a very long time, and now look at us, turns out it's an addiction that you have to be cured of, and has much further-reaching effects than anyone thought.

FireStarBooks said...

I would travel to the future but then again, I am scared of what I might see.

Hushed Paradox said...

I would time travel into the future just to have the technology Tony Stark has.

Dj said...

I'd probably want to travel during the time of a revolution, like the French or Haitian...or to like the Renaissance period or maybe the 20's. Something with historical meaning.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Not all the provinces in Canada follow do Daylight Savings. It's very confusing. One has to be difficult. :P

I'm not sure what time period I would like to visit. Maybe England during Jane Austen's time.

Bish Denham said...

I think I'd travel back to my childhood. I'd be with my family and all the other people I love who are now gone. Besides, I had a lot of fun.

The Golden Eagle said...

The future, when we're out in space and exploring the final frontier. :)

tigresa555 said...

If i could travel in time I think that i would love to see the victoran era!! or Maybe the Future

Odyssey said...

I would Go Into the 1920's because woman had the right to do anything!

ashley said...

Between the 1980-1990's life was less complicated back then!

Rosa said...

I would travel to the future...just to see what it's like.

Angie said...

If I could time travel, to the Victorian era I would go. I just love the aura of mystery as well as the portrayal of the Victorian era in so many novels, such as Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, etc. I want to see how true to the real Victorian Era those books are. No offense to their authors, but it would be a nice experience.