Still Alice

by Lisa Genova | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 11/8/2014
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 08, 2014
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it’s like to literally lose your mind...

Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, November 28, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (12/3/2014 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Sending to Urfin as a RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingUrfinwing at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Sunday, January 18, 2015
Thank you!
Your book arrived yesterday and shortens my wishlist.
And looking out of my window here it seems to have brought with it a little cold air, so that the sticker snowman might get some real company this week :o)

I put it on my wishlist in 2010 but there is now also a film starring Julianne Moore.

Journal Entry 4 by wingUrfinwing at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The film posters reminded me of this book sitting on my shelf,
so when I finished another book yesterday, I immediately started this one.

Finished March 22nd.
Thank you so much for sending this book, lauraloo! It was a real good read, I'm glad, I have read it and at this time / stage of my life. I'm sure the story will stay with me and get me thinking for longer.
I already found someone to RABCK it to.

"...before she had children, before the experience of that primal and previously inconceivable kind of love that came with them..." (p.103)

In the interview (2nd last page) asked about her choice to write/tell the story from Alice's point of view, LG says "It should feel uncomfortably close at times." It sure does but for me it also was kind of comforting. The affected herself seems to somehow (more and more) peacefully give in and surrender to the loss of abilities. Just let them be the way they are and treat them with patience, like small children (for them, we have so much patience).
The final stages of the disease, of course, are not in this story, and they probably are a different story...

Journal Entry 5 by wingUrfinwing at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (3/24/2015 UTC) at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany

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During lunch break I went to the Post Office and mailed the book to Jannike in Norway.

Journal Entry 6 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, April 04, 2015
I received this book as a RABCK from Urfin - thank you very much for your generosity. I had read about the book and added it to my wishlist - and just a few days later Urfin contacted me and offered me the book. That made me feel very lucky.
Looking forward to reading this book!

Journal Entry 7 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, April 06, 2015
This was in my opinion an outstanding book. Very well written about a difficult subject. A good read. I finished it in two days. It is easy to identify with Alice - this could happen to you or your friend or close family. You get to see the world from Alice's perspective. It is both sad and strangely enough also uplifting. I can highly recommend this book to its future readers!

Journal Entry 8 by Jannike at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (5/13/2015 UTC) at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway

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Sluppet på BC-treff på La Baguette

Journal Entry 9 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, August 01, 2015
OBS somehow I ended up bringing the book back home again. I am contemplating where to release it, it is such a good book that I would like it to find a reader who really appreciates it.

Journal Entry 10 by Jannike at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (10/14/2015 UTC) at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway

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Left at the BC-meetup.

Journal Entry 11 by wingtravelinawing at Ullern bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, October 15, 2015
I have the book now. I have read it already, but want to ask a colleague if she wants to read it.

The book will be released at the book buffet in Athens.

Journal Entry 13 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, April 22, 2016
Picked up from the book buffet tonight. I saw the movie recently, and wanted to read the book.

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Journal Entry 14 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, April 30, 2016
Enjoyed the book just as much as the movie - perhaps more, in fact, because it goes more deeply into Alice's inner life.

Passing it on to Lytteltonwitch next, because she was interested to read it too.

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Journal Entry 15 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, May 21, 2016
I am finally home and doing my journal entries on the books that I picked up at the Convention

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