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Les Davis - September 6, 2009

Sea Tiger - September 17, 2009

The Pipe - September 17, 2009

San Pedro - September 18, 2009

Kaiser Reef - September 18, 2009


Race History
Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
August 1, 2009
2:42:49 (2:42:28)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 25, 2009
48:30

Inaugural Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
June 27, 2009
2:39:41 (2:08:44)

Sound To Narrows 12k
June 13, 2009
1:11:19 (1:10:33)

Furry 5k
June 7, 2009
28:25 (27:28)

Tacoma City Half Marathon
May 3, 2009
2:05:52 (2:05:15)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 14, 2008
CANCELED

Seattle Half Marathon
November 30, 2008
2:28:59 (2:25:52)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 16, 2008
34:26

Bank To Bay 10k
September 7, 2008
54:15 (53:47)

Furry 5k
June 8, 2008
32:51:9 (32:53:7)

Tacoma City Marathon
May 10, 2008
5:21:13 (5:19:58)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 16, 2008
30:31 (30:31)

Hood to Coast Relay
August 24-25, 2007
Leg 3 - 3.93 Miles - 34:43
Leg 15 - 7.25 Miles - 1:16:21
Leg 27 - 5.98 Miles - 1:03:28

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Run
July 15, 2007
(33:09)

Furry 5k
June 10, 2007
28:05

Capital City Half Marathon
May 20, 2007
2:22:21 (2:21:30)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 11, 2007
30:31 (30:34)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 17, 2006
1:11:24 (1:10:41)

Jingle Bell Run 5k
December 10, 2006
(32:29)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 11, 2006
46:23

Bank To Bay 10k
September 10, 2006
56:26 (55:32)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 29, 2006
47:25

Furry 5k
June 11, 2006
30:22 (29:29)

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Read Harder 2017 - Read A Debut Novel

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Read January 15 - January 29


A few years ago, I was reading a thread on a horror book website about time travel books. The Time Traveler's Wife was one that quite a few people recommended, and quite a few people hated. I added it to my to-read list and promptly forgot about it.

I selected this one for my 2017 Read Harder Challenge because it was of my friend Monica's favorite books.

I try not to read too many reviews of things before I've read them because I find that it changes how I thought about something that I've read, but I do tend to look at star ratings, and this book swings wildly from 5 stars I love it to 1 star I hated it.

What turned people off? The common theme seems to be "how could Henry keep his job while he's time traveling? Uhm, that's the complaint? Because I think a time traveling man sets this book firmly in the fantasy genre and I'm pretty certain that his ability to retain employment doesn't factor too highly in parts that are unbelievable.

I will give those that were uncomfortable with the near 40 year old Henry visiting the preteen Clare who was busy trying to lose her virginity to him credit for not liking those parts. That was a bit odd to say the least.

At first, I had a hard time following the when everything was happening. It got a bit confusing trying to follow which Henry was when and where, but then I decided not to worry too much about it and just go with the flow. I read to be entertained and as long as I didn't focus too hard on this, I enjoyed it. Otherwise I was tempted to make a chart so I can remember when everything was happening.

Overall, I enjoyed this. Even though some will say it's a romance book, and I tend to not read those, to me it's a story about a time traveler who understands where his life will take him, he's powerless to stop it. And there's two characters who are romantic with each other.