Sunday, 26 July 2015


Have you ever stayed up late and read an entire book in one big gulp? Have you ever sat up in bed, at midnight, simultaneously crying your heart out and feeling hungry?

Not sure how much of it was PMT. However, I recommend giving Still Alice a read. I woke with the reality of Alice's story in my mind. Will definitely be giving Genova's other novels a read.

It has also been made into a film, but not sure about that. Not sure how they can portray the internal struggle as well as the novel did. I like Julianne Moore as an actor, but all the Baldwin brothers as actors make me gag. 

I sourced a quick blurb of what it is about of the internet.

Still Alice is a 2007 novel by Lisa Genova. The novel is about a woman who suffers early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Alice Howland, a 50-year-old woman, is a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned linguistics expert. She is married to an equally successful husband, and they have three grown children. The disease takes hold swiftly, and it changes Alice’s relationship with her family and the world. It was Genova's first novel.

What books have you read that linger in your mind for days?

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