Today in the United States we changed our clocks at 2:00 a.m. to spring forward from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. This is called Daylight Saving Time.
But not all countries in the world follow this tradition. If you click here you can find out who observes Daylight Saving Time. There's also a really cool graph here to show you how Daylight Saving Time allows us to better use the daylight hours.
Now this whole concept of changing time made me think. (Partly because I just finished reading TEMPEST by Julie Cross, an fast-paced time travel book.)
In some ways I have time traveled. When we would fly from Korea back to the States, we would arrive at Atlanta the exact same time as when we left Seoul. Now this might not be the traditional sense that you'd think of time traveling, but I always experienced sickness (jet lag), additional time (thank you time zones) and disorientation (the differences in air and elevation).
Last week I watched the movie Midnight in Paris. I loved how depending on the person, different characters yearned for a different time. It's interesting how people never thought of their time as the time to live in.
So to celebrate the concept of time, I'm giving away two fantastic books that I highly recommend.
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