Everyone says to read this. And I've tried a few times through the last year, putting it down a few times also most likely due to time restraints from other work. The premise is interesting though--and the few pages I did get in seemed interesting enough in the beginning. With that said, I have decided I'm really going to read it this time in my 2013 batch, because I just don't want to put it off anymore and give it another try. :) History, time travel, and romance? Sounds right up my alley. And I'm looking for longer books for this coming year anyway. Hopefully it won't disappoint. I have a feeling it won't. I've heard great things--and like I said, the few pages I read before I had to put it down and move on for a while were quite interesting. A full review will be posted once I've finished.