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The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

“There is a reason God limits our days.”
“Why?”
“To make each one precious”
 

This was probably my favorite quote from The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. This book had a great message about how the world focuses so much on time these days that we don’t enjoy the time that we do have. We are always wishing for time to go faster, slow down, finding ways to get more done in the time that we have instead of just living in the moment we are in. It really makes you think about what is important and how you want to spend the days you have because they are limited and you never know how much time you’re going to have.

In regards to the book itself, it was not one of my favorites. The story was broken up between an old man at the end of his life, a teenage girl and Dor, the man who became father time. The story jumped around from story to story, person to person, and it didn’t really allow me as a reader to find a way to become attached to any of the characters. I think I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if it would have been a little longer and allowed more time (ironically) to develop the characters.

Even though this isn’t one of my favorite books, if you’re looking for a book with a great message, I’d say pick up The Time Keeper for a quick read.

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