2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Book Review: Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

I admit it. I am obsessed with time. I am retired (sort of) and have been since my company was bought out in 2009 and I decided (at the ripe old age of 36) that I didn’t want to undergo complete life upheaval to work for a vast behemoth in a vast city. Since then I’ve moved back to the area where I grew up, gotten married, gotten two bonus kids in the bargain, and had a child. I stay at home – which is to say I’m never home, I’m always driving someone somewhere or fetching something forgotten and delivering it or shopping for something we’ve run out of yet again. But in theory, my day is less regulated than it ever was – yet I’m more obsessed with time than I ever was at any point in my career in office buildings.

Weird, to say the least. But apparently, I’m not the only one – as this delightful collection of stories, anecdotes, and life lessons couched as stories and anecdotes informed me. Through a series of exceedingly interesting and seemingly random tales about the relationship between people and time, Simon Garfield has managed to simultaneously make me more comfortable with my obsession and more worried about it – in the best possible way in both regards. This is an entertaining, well-written, collection of fun facts and thought-provoking ideas, and was an excellent find.

My review copy was provided by NetGalley.

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