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?
Fill in the Rafflecopter form below by Mar. 18th to win!