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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Swoon Thursday

Well, it has been a while since I've been able to manage this meme.  Still trying to get back to normal after the past month and a half.  I think I'm making a good start.  I've started visiting some of my favorite blogs again, posted some reviews, finally managed a Stacking the Shelves post and now this, Swoon Thursday.

I love Swoon Thursday.  I'm such a sucker for romance.

Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by

Here's how it works:
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

This week's Swoon for me is from Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone.  It's just a beautifully crafted story about falling in love out of time.

So without further ado, here is my swoon....

"The point is that I'm not supposed to be here, Anna. Not in Evanston. Not in 1995. I'm not supposed to know you, or Emma, or this Maggie. I'm not supposed to go to this school, or do this homework, or hang out in your coffeehouse." Then he takes my hands in his like he's about to take me somewhere, but we don't leave the room - we just move a lot closer to each other. "I don't stay...anywhere. I visit. I observe. I leave. I don't ever stay."

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this information. Tell him to leave? Tell him to stay? But I don't have time to consider any other alternatives because he scoots in closer and brings his hands to my face, and I fall back into the bookcase as he kisses me with this intensity - like he wants to be here, and if he kisses me just long enough, deeply enough, none of what he just said will actually be true. And as much as I know it's all true and that it's incredibly stupid to feel this way about someone who doesn't belong here - who, when he leaves, will hardly be a plane ride away - my hands leave the Berber carpet, find his back, and pull him into me until I'm pinned against the shelves. Because he's here now. And because I'm pretty certain I don't want this to stop. Ever."


  1. Oh that is such an amazing swoon! Great choice. Thanks for stopping by my swoon!

  2. I'm glad you stopped by! Swoon Thursday really is one of my favorite posts and I always love reading everyone's swoons. It might not actually be the best thing, but I always seem to add more books to my wish list after reading them.
    Until the next swoon...

  3. Great Swoon! It has me intrigued as to what happens with them. Guess I'll have to read the book to find out:)
    Thanks for dropping by my Swoon.

    1. This book really did have me at page one. I had a stack of about 10 books. I was going to read the first chapter and then decide which book to pick up. This one was on the top of the pile. I read the prologue and went to the next one. Read about a page of the second book, set the entire stack aside and went back to this one.
      I highly recommend it and hope you give it a try.
      Thanks for visiting!

  4. Sighhhh....I really need to read this. I'm definitely loving this meme. I love swooning.
    Thanks so much for passing by my post!

    1. I really do look forward to this post weekly. I find out about some great sounding books. It has been frustrating that I hadn't been able to post a swoon in a while, but I should be back on track. Man, did I miss it.
      I hope you decide to pick up the book. I couldn't put it down.

  5. OMG! I never heard about this meme, but I loved it!! I want to read Time between us now!!!
    I'll be looking forward next week's!

    1. I look forward to this meme every week! I really love what other people have chosen for the swoons and it has introduced me to some books I might not have other wise though of looking at.
      Usually the swoons are linked, so stop by YA Bound on Thursday or stop back and check on my upcoming swoons.
      It really is a lot of fun!