Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom #TheTimeKeeper

I have to admit that I have a really bad habit: I’m a clock watcher. I’m constantly looking at my watch or the clock on the wall to see if I’m going to be late or if I have time to squeeze in an activity. But I feel even worse about this “habit” after reading The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom’s newest release. This book taught me that while I’m busy keeping track of time, I’m really missing out on a lot of life. In fact, most of us spend way too much of our lives either wishing we had more time or hoping time would go by more quickly, depending on what’s going on. Are you guilty of this, too?

This book is the story of “Father Time,” who was born a very long time ago and given the name of Dor. He was the very first person to begin to measure time and count the hours, minutes and seconds of the day. And for that he was punished by God because He knew that was a very bad thing for humankind. Dor’s sentence was to be incarcerated in a cave for thousands of years, never growing old or needing food. Instead, he spent his days listening to the voices of people through the centuries expressing their need for more time, less time, and so on. It was agony. Then, finally, Dor’s imprisonment was ended when God sent him to modern-day Earth with a magical hourglass that enabled him to slow down time at his will. His assignment was to teach two people about the meaning of time. One was a teenage girl who wanted her time on Earth to end after being humiliated by a boy she loved. The other was an old man who sought to buy more time through cryonics (freezing his body) when his death from cancer was imminent.

The Time Keeper is a quick but pleasurable read (good news, I guess, for those of us still watching the clock) with a big message: Don’t rue the passage of time. Don’t wish for quick resolutions. Live in the here and now. As Dor explains to the old man and the young girl: “There is a reason God limits our days. … To make each one precious.” It’s a lesson that all of us need to hear.

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67 comments:

  1. Time.. I used to be a time/clock watcher and now...I let my days flow. Make moments don't let them slip away..
    Hope to win! Love all his books:)
    Cyndee Thomas
    cyndee(dot)thomas0(at) gmail(dot)com

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  2. I half and half it. If im enjoyin myself time flies, but when im bored or waitin on something time is sooo slow cause i look every 2 sec at the clock lol

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  3. I tend to forget about the clock.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

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  4. I am a time keeper when I am at work because I can't wait to get home to be with my family.

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  5. I am a pretty organized person...I am a clock watcher for the most part! :)

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  6. Our schedule is so crazy these days with four kids in school- i am a constant timekeeper! But in summertime I love to forget about the time and have long lazy days!

    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo.com

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  7. I am not a clock watcher. I do what I need to do and then I do some of what I don't like to do. Then it's TV time or reading a good book. Usually it is reading a good book while my husband watches TV.I am usually shocked that the time has flown by when my husband tells me it is bedtime...he watches the clock for both of us.

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  8. I'm a pretty good time keeper - almost always on time!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. i'm very lackadaisical about time...i don't worry too much unless i have a scheduled appointment.

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  10. Depends on the day, on most days we have a schedule so I watch the clock.

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  11. I check the time nonstop. I really should just relax more often!

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  12. When I need to, I am a clock watcher, but when I rest or meditate or enjoy myself with friends and family, I am not aware of time.

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  13. I am very careful of where I need to be and when. I have a printed calendar and have all events in my phone and at work.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  14. It really depends on what I'm doing or what's going on. If I'm reading, I can lose track of time and not even notice, but if I have an appointment of some kind then I'm usually meticulously watching the clock to make sure I leave on time so I'm not late.

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  15. I'm always watching the clock.

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  16. I am a clock watcher! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  17. I organize only so I have time to dream.

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  18. I am a clock watcher constantly - I feel like there is not enough time in the day and I'm always rushing to get things done.

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  19. WHEN I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT, OTHERWISE. I DO NOT CARE.

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  20. Cindy8:28 AM

    I'm always watching the clock.

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  21. I'm always watching the clock as well
    cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I think it depends on what I am doing. On a regular day, I don't care aobut time, but if I have somewhere to be, I must know exactly what time it is.

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  23. Ciara B.3:08 PM

    i do alot of both actually
    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  24. Anonymous9:58 PM

    I lose track of time constantly
    wesdelchic07 at aol dot com

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  25. Always watching the clock and always late!

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  26. Depends on the day...most of the time I am forced to watch the clock like a hawk.

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  27. I'm a terrible time keeper. I'm late for everything!

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  28. I don't watch the clock but I have a pretty good idea about what time it is. If I need to know the time, I just check my phone.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  29. I have to keep an eye on the time - I have 2 kids with busy schedules. I actually have a bunch of alarms set so I won't forget (like bus pickup etc).
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  30. I am a chronic clock watcher. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  31. Well, now that I think about it, if I'm happy or enjoying myself, I never look at the clock. If I'm at work or somewhere I don't want to be, I'm definitely a clock-watcher!
    cloverpeach33 at gmail dot com

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  32. I'm an anxious time keeper =P I'm always watching the clock

    (jen487@Hotmail.com)

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  33. always watch the clock

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  34. I do both. I watch the clock often but sometimes things happen and I don't know where the time went!

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  35. I'm always watching the clock.

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  36. I don't pay time too much heed unless I'm waiting for something to happen. Otherwise, I have a very poor perception of time. Half the time I don't even know what day of the week it is

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  37. I'm constantly looking at the clock!!

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  38. I am unemployed so time is meaningless to me right now.
    Susan Chester

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  39. I can EASILY forget about time, which is why I'm late for everything!

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  40. I am a clock watcher. I am a lawyer and have to record my time every day at work in 6 minute increments

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  41. I am both lol! If I am ready to leave I watch the clock, but if I am having a good time I do not care what time it is, lol.

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  42. I am both! If I am ready to go then I watch, but if I am having fun I do not care what time it is

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  43. I easily forget the time and get in trouble quite often.

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  44. I am always watching the clock.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  45. Anonymous8:49 PM

    I am always watching the clock. Probably too much.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  46. Im always watching the time!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  47. Daniel M3:04 PM

    i'm kind of a clock watcher only in the sense 'i have to get this much done by this time' - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  48. never watch the clock
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  49. i usually don't watch the clock

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  50. I am not a clock watcher.

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  51. The mornings I'm a clock watcher because I have to get everyone off to school and then I don't watch the clock much.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  52. I'm not a clock watcher unless I have a responsibility or appointment - then I am!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. I am always on time or a little early for events and appointments but other than that I don't watch the clock.

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  54. It depends the day. I usually have a pretty good grasp on time without keeping an eye glued to a clock!

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  55. I watch the clock and I always do things at specific times. I am sort of OCD about things like that.
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  56. I am always watching the clock. I work a split shift, so time is of the utmost importance to me.

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  57. Anonymous2:23 PM

    I am not a clock watcher!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  58. Jennifer Peaslee2:46 PM

    I like to keep an eye on the time. But a lot of times when I look I can't believe how much time has passed! For me, time definitely flies!

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  59. I am always losing track of time.

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  60. I am always watching the clock!

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  61. I always forget about the clock :/
    fb: rab pom

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  62. I am a clock watcher.

    p_halligan@yahoo.com

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  63. I am always watching the clock

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  64. I have to watch the clock.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  65. Since I am disabled I find that I lose all tract of time..I am in no hurry anymore.
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  66. I find it easy to forget about time.

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  67. I loved this book!! What a great inspirational read!

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