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Pauline Baird Jones: Time Travel/Crazy Making Fun

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I was whining thursday about being behind and wishing I had Hermione Granger’s time turner cause I had a pile of stuff to do.

In the past month, I’ve probably listened to seventy hours of audio, as part of the production process in getting my current back list into audio books.

So far, despite all the listening, I only have two audio books for sale, but more should start hitting Audible, Amazon and iTunes very soon. Possibly today.

In the process of all that listening, I didn’t get as much writing done as I’d have liked, which stirred up the longing for a time turner. If I could live over some hours of my day (not the waking up hour), I could have done my listening and my writing. And maybe watched a movie or read a book.

Ah, the lure of time travel! You know, if you’ve read this blog, that I like time travel a lot (though writing it almost makes my head explode). I love good time travel. I (wince) enjoy bad time travel. Please don’t judge. We all have things we do that we probably shouldn’t. Time travel can be crazy making if you think too much. (So, now you know how much I think…)

I think it’s the quirky factor that I like about it. And the fish-out-of-water factor. Possibly the what if…

So, Friday evening I finished my whining and was preparing for bed. I wandered out into the living room and found the hubs watching Source Code. I was suspicious, but also glad it wasn’t Lizard Lick Towing.

Then I realized it was science fiction romance! And sat down and watched what was left (and I plan to watch it all on Netflix when I get a minute–or a time turner). It also had some of the high adventure elements that I like, so it was a fun watch. Your mileage may vary.

Of course, most time travel is science fiction, but some of it is a bit…woo woo. The time travel is a mystery, or is fate giving people a nudge in the right direction? For some reason, watching Source Code made me think of The Lake House, which would fall in the woo woo time travel genre. But it does have romance. Which I also like. 🙂

Two very different movies bound together by more than just the time travel and the romance. Each featured a puzzle, had questions that needed to be answered, questions that draw one into the story. The stakes were different. Source Code had a life or death stake mixed into the romance.

The Lake House, well, I won’t give it away. It’s a nice girl movie, fun on a quiet afternoon or evening when you need to relax, not think too much, and just watch two people fall in love. In Source Code things blow up and there is shooting. With the right gal pals, or your guy…

With both movies, I wondered how they’d deliver a satisfying ending, but the wondering was much worse with Source Code. So I won’t spoil things, I’ll just say I was left satisfied.

I do realize that I should be blogging about Christmas movies–hmmm, I wonder if there is a time travel Christmas movie out there? Cause you know I like time travel. And Christmas.

So, do have time for what you need to do? Wishing for a time turner or more hours in the day? Watching Christmas movies? Avoiding Christmas movies? Behind? Ahead? An actual time traveler? (I’m always happy to interview time travelers on my blog.)

All comments are entered in a drawing for a $10 AnaBanana Gift Card, which won’t send you through time, but will make it pass more pleasantly. Winner is announced first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously, and still behind,


by Pauline Baird Jones

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