Nick of Time

Well, first blog of the new year...better late than never! Found a book with a beautiful cover in the juvie section of the library yesterday. I was immediately drawn to the design, then the subject matter-Time travel...and then the boy in the boat. I can't wait to delve into this and imagine our young hero as none other than our young Jon. :D


Though he could easily pass for a young Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Does that man EVER age?? Good for him! I am sure Jon would have been the same way.)
  
I will get back to the Voyagers book blog very soon. I just have a lot of projects sidetracking me, but good things...and now it's topped off with a stomach flu. : x

*Added note: The first chapter is thrilling! Nick is a twelve-year old boy who lives in the lighthouse with his mother, father and little sister Katie. Right from the first page he's adrift with a storm about to blow upon him and his dog in his little boat...and he's ready to crash into huge black rocks that guard the lighthouse, where many worthy sea men had died. Nick is very adept at sea for his age, so I'm sure he'll make it... or there will be no story! 
And wouldn't you know it? His best friend is named...Gunner! (For those not sure of that reference, Jon's older brother is named 'Gunnar.') However, Gunner is an old tavern keeper here.

Also of interest, this story involves secret messages to Winston Churchill...hmm..sounds like part of the plot to one of the un-aired Voyagers! scripts... 'Remember the Alamo'
I love making these connections, even if they are coincidental!

Comments

  1. Depending on when this book was written, it could be another one inspired by Jon; the kid on the cover does look a bit like him! ;D

    ---Jake

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  2. This book was first published in 2000. So you never know, could have been in the works for a few years. :)

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  3. I love how ya put all these coincidences together Ginger! Makes ya wonder if people really are lookin' into Jon's short but very interesting life and put tid bits about it into these books! Hey it's possible! It's a nice thought! :D

    P.S. Not to mention I love coming to yur blogs just to see the beautiful pictures of Jon! ;) That's a big bonus! :) OK...before I start a 5 paragraph comment on how gorgeous Jon is, I'll stop here!!!!! ;)

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  4. If you're in the mood for timey-wimey books, I found a fabulous one recently for my ten year old niece. It's called Frozen In Time, by Ali Sparkes, about two children from the fifties who get put in suspended animation by their scientist father, and awoken in 2009. It's brilliant. Nice adventure, with spies and excitement, and some good humour and culture clash stuff. Also rather a nice exploration of the bits that were best about the fifties, and the bits that are best about modern times. No role for a young Jon-Erik, though. The kids are all very British.

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  5. Thanks Swordz, I'll check that one out, it sounds familiar...and the boy in this story I believe is British or Scottish, but he lives in a Coastal English island...still, I'll just have stretch that old imagination and slap an accent on him! :P

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  6. Hey Margaret! It does make you wonder, doesn't it? I can't do a blog without putting at least ONE pic of Jon somewhere, lol. This book is so well written, The author really knows his nautical terms and did his research. I keep wanting to read it through, but I still have all these stomach pains and headache and it interrupts everything..ughh. .

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  7. Hi Ginger! Don't you ever have a blog without a pic of Jon in it somewhere! ;)

    And I sure hope ya get over yur stomach pains soon! :)

    Talk to ya later! :D

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  8. Ginger,I hope you start feeling better soon! I would have love to read a book like this book it sounds very interesting and I love time travel.Many times when I read a book I often think of who might play the person if the book was a movie ,maybe this is what the writer of this book was doing and it is so easy to picture Jon in certain roles . I think he would have been wonderful in Bull Durham playing the Kevin Costern part. Thanks for the great post EmilyW.

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  9. Hi Emily, I'm just like you. I can't read a book without putting a 'face' to the character. Which is sometimes hard, because you could be reading for like 3 chapters and have this perfect image in mind, and then the author decides to tell you they are not blonde, blue-eyed like Jon, they have green eyes and black hair or something! LOL. It's only necessary to tell the readers once what the character looks like, but some authors wait too long! lol. I never saw Bull Durham. I'll have to check that out. Thanks! I do feel much better today.
    And Margaret...:cowers: Okay, no blog posts without a pic of Jon!

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  10. Hey Margaret,
    I appreciate you saying how gorgeous Jon is, not was. I think that's the right point of view. Very positive, thanks.

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  11. Here's a thought I've been pondering for a long time. Holding the Christian view of the hereafter, I wonder...if he was that gorgeous in his mortal body, what does he look like now in immortal, glorified form?

    ---Jake

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  12. Hey Dolores, I always think and talk about Jon like he was still here. He IS gorgeous! ;) He's a beautiful man. Thanks for the compliment Dolores!

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  13. Jake, I don't think we can imagine that. I don't think he "looks like" anything we know, because I believe this other life is completely different from ours and doesn't depend on the limitations of our mortal senses.
    Everything there must be just perfect and unspeakably wonderful, and the beauty we see down here, the beauty of a landscape, a flower or a person, is just a mere shadow of this other dimension.
    Margaret, thanks to you, too!

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  14. Dolores, that is precisely my point, though you articulated it so much better than I could.

    ---Jake

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  15. Thanks for the compliment, Jake! :-)

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