The Time Will Come (7)

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books for Company, where we can highlight the books on our shelves that we’ve been meaning to get to for some time, but have been put on the back burner for one reason or another. 

The book that I chose for this week is:
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle
Published 2007 by Square Fish, an imprint of Holtzbrinck Publishers 

(Originally published 1962)

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. (From Goodreads)

I think I may be one of the only book bloggers out there that hasn’t already read this book.  I think most people had to read this in school, and I’m not sure why it was never required reading for me.  But I got this book as a gift from one of my friends last year, and I’ve been meaning to read it, but I just haven’t gotten around to it.  Hopefully I’ll be able to read it soon, or maybe I’ll save it for the next readathon I participate in, because it would be a quick read.

What books have been pushed back for you?  Let me know, or leave a link to your post if you’re participating in this meme and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog!


  1. Briana

    May 24, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I forget precisely when I read this book, but I remember thinking at the time that I would have enjoyed it more if only I had read it when I was a little younger. But it was very good all the same, and I did read the next one in the series.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      It does seem like something I would have loved as a kid. But I still want to read it as an adult! ;)

  2. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    May 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    This was required reading for me but I can't remember if I liked it or not. And that's really bothering me. I do remember making a t-shirt about it. I used puffy paints (I think that's what they were called. I wonder if they still make them?) and it was very elaborate and I have no art skills so it didn't turn out so good.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Yes! They still have puff-paint! When Courtney and I and our friend Tracy went to Hobby Lobby to find stuff to decorate DFTBA shirts for John Green's book tour, we saw them. And we joked that we could use puff-paint on our shirts! Lol!

  3. fakesteph

    May 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This was not required reading for me, but I read it because my librarian recommended it to me. And it was awesome. I read the whole series. It was amazing. I've been meaning to reread it forever. It will be a quick read, but it's a deep book, so if you take your time with it, then it will be really thought provoking.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Hmm, well, that's good to know that it's thought provoking! I guess I'll try to get to it before the next readathon then! ;)

  4. Jessie Marie

    May 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I never read this. I changed schools in the middle of my 8th grade year. The first school hadn't read it yet, the second school already had! So I never needed it. : ) But it's something I've been meaning to read as almost everybody has!

    You're not alone. : )

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      I think I might have had the same thing happen – I changed schools in between 5th and 6th grade, and then changed again between 10th & 11th. So it's very likely that I would have read it had I stayed in one school district.

  5. Sally@Always Lost in Stories

    May 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    You're not the only one who hasn't read this one- I haven't read it either! Looks good though.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Well, it's nice to know I'm not the only one! ;)

  6. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    May 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    LOVE this book!!
    And it is never too late to read it.
    Cal. Meg. Charles Wallace.
    Oh, I want to read it again!!!!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      I've heard it's really good. I'll have to try to read it soon!

  7. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    May 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Honestly, I just finally read this about two years ago! I had tried to start it a bunch of times when I was a kid, but never got into it. I don't know why, it's a good book!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I really don't know why I haven't read it yet! Well, maybe I do – I went through a period (from like age 11 to age 25) where I didn't really read much. I moved when I was 11 and I was trying so hard to fit in and I didn't think reading was cool anymore. I think maybe I should call those years my Dark Days. Because seriously, reading is cool! ;)

  8. Bengal Reads

    May 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I haven't read this book :( So don't feel alone LOL… I wasn't required to read this in school either! It looks good though :D I hope you get to it soon!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Another person who hasn't read it! Yay! Okay, I don't feel so bad now! ;)

  9. Bittner

    May 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I haven't read this one either. I've been meaning too recently but it was never required reading for me and I hadn't even heard about it until it had a big anniversary recently and people were talking about it.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      May 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Okay, I really don't feel bad now. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read it! Yeah – I saw that anniversary stuff, too, and I was like, "Oh, I should read it now" but I didn't. One of these days I'll get to it!

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