Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter blues got ya?

With all this dreary winter weather lately, I am finding lots of time to indulge in my favorite winter activity..... Reading! There is nothing better than curling up on the couch in my nice warm slippers, a blanket, and a good book! It looks like we have a few more days headed our way, so I MUST share this book!

I went to my favorite friendly and cozy bookstore just looking for ideas. They have a great section with all the local book club picks and I love to look here for great ideas. The lady came over and told me that I need to read this book. After hearing her spiel, there was no way I was going to enjoy this book, but I humored her and took it over to the comfy chair to read before I buy. Much to my surprise I was immediately sucked in to this book and couldn't put it down. I read it every free second I had!

The book you ask? Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

It is a book about Alzheimers/ Dementia. Not the most enjoyable subject (thus my apprehension). It is about a 50 year old Harvard professor, at the height of her career, who starts forgetting things. It explores this haunting disease in fiction form. It's a tear jerker... a thought provoker.... it is sad but an increasing and unavoidable problem in the world..... It's haunting.... It is MUST READ!