Good morning! Happy Wednesday!
I am about to gush about my book club again. 😯
I can’t help it.
Last night we met to review Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It is a book about a women with Alzheimer’s, and it was a book I absolutely did not want to read. I did of course, read it, and I am so glad I did.
I knew our discussion was going to be good no matter what each of the eighteen Bookies thought of this book. Love it or hate it, this book was going to hit a nerve or a heart string in each and every one of us….
and so it did.
I spent 2 1/2 hours with these amazing women discussing the book, the characters, and people in our own lives that have experienced this disease that honestly, scares the nutter butters out of me. We ate food centered around the book, and we ate food mentioned that is supposed to be good for brain power and memory (dark chocolate and blueberries). We laughed, and we cried.
Driving home after 9 pm, I had to once again think how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing group of women. The topic was not an easy one. One of our members found that it hit so close to home that she could not come and discuss it with us, but instead sent a letter along with another member saying what a painful topic it was, her thoughts on the book, how it touches her personally, and she would see us next month.
And that is what I LOVE about us. We keep it real. A book can generate raves, or it can cause pain and anger, yet we stick together, appreciate each others opinions, even when they differ from our own. I can not even begin to tell you how that makes me feel, what a level of security and trust we bring to each meeting.
Our review will go up on Thursday (I can’t wait!!!) . Today I have a book tour review for In The Bag.