I'm so excited to have Meradeth Houston on the blog again today. Her amazing novel, Travelers, blew me away. If you love time travel books with that young adult angst to boot) then be sure to check this one out.
I wasn’t quite sure what to do a Top 10 post on, but Travelers is about time travel, and there are a few time-travel movies name-checked in the book, so I figured a post on my favorite time-travel movies would work. Here’s my list:
The Back to the Future trilogy (I’m just going to lump these together because, while the first one is the best, I still loved the others.
Groundhog Day (this is kind of time travel, right?)
Primer (even if it freaked me out)
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (for the sheer corniness of it)
About Time (oh this one was so sweet! Go see it soon!)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (though the book was better)
Safety Not Guarantied (not totally time travel either, but in a way it is)
There are so many more! And there are a ton of awesome books out there that I love, too. There are so many ways to think about time travel, to think about its ins and outs, that sometime it can really tie you in a knot! Still, I love the concept and how a movie or book can really explore the subject!
What’s your favorite time-travel movie or book?
Sienna Crenshaw knows the rules: 1) no time traveling beyond your natural lifetime, 2) no screwing with death, and 3) no changing the past. Ever. Sienna doesn’t love being stuck in the present, but she’s not the type to to break the rules. That is, she wasn’t the type until her best friend broke every one of those rules to keep Henry, her twin brother and Sienna’s ex-boyfriend, alive.
Suddenly, Sienna is caught in an unfamiliar reality. The upside? Henry is still alive. The downside? Sienna’s old life, including the people in it, has been erased. Now, Sienna and Henry must untangle the giant knot in time, or her parents and all the rest of the Travelers, will be lost forever. One problem: the only way to be successful is for Henry to die.
Meradeth's never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:
>She's a Northern California girl who now braves the cold winters in Montana.
>When she's not writing, she's sequencing dead people's DNA.
>She’s also an anthropology professor and loves getting people interested in studying humans.
>If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she's terrified of heights.
Find Meradeth Houston online at: www.MeradethHouston.com