For those who are staring at the title, unsure what I am talking about, the Time Quintet is a series of five books by Madeleine L’Engle, consisting of A Wrinkle in Time, The Wind in the Door, Many Waters, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and An Acceptable Time. This will work slightly differently than the Harry Potter Re-read of last year, because unlike the HP books, it has been considerably longer since I’ve read any of these. I’m pretty sure I last read A Wrinkle in Time when I was in sixth grade.
I’m not going to tell you how many years ago that was.
Still, Wrinkle was one of the first true speculative fiction books I read that was concerned with being more than just the common adventure you find so often for children, and I’m excited to read it again as an adult.
Learning from the HP re-read, we’ll do one book a month, so we’ll discuss Wrinkle on August 30th.
Now, you may be saying, will we ever do a re-read of an adult series, Kit? Well, I’m not sure. The nice thing about children’s series is that they seem to be more universal – more people have read them previously. Also, enduring children’s series also tend to resonate on some level with a large number of people, making them a good study on human nature and blah blah blah.
I’ve got some in mind, however. Foundation by Asimov, maybe. Let me know if you have any ideas.
And get cracking on Wrinkle.