Still Alice

by Lisa Genova | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1471140822 Global Overview for this book
Registered by retromonkey of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on 4/8/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by retromonkey from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 08, 2015
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Journal Entry 2 by retromonkey at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 09, 2015
This is a very heartbreaking book of a woman's decline who has been diagnosed with early onset alzheimer's. It chronicles the disease stage by stage. Is very informative, but also heartbreaking.

Journal Entry 3 by retromonkey at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 09, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (4/10/2015 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Taking to the Oxford Convention 2015. This is one for the book buffet. If not snapped up, then it will be wild released somewhere in Oxford. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 10, 2015
Picked this up at the book buffet. I ordered this from my library to read before the film came out. The film has come and gone and I'm still only 12th on the list.

Journal Entry 5 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
An interesting read but the main character doesn't attract sympathy. Throughout this novel I never got to know the characters. They came across as two-dimensional and it was as though I was watching them from a distance. I didn't believe in the way Alice's children behaved or that her husband could be so detached. The whole scenario of the dementia being revealed to the family was presented in a matter-of-fact, somewhat unemotional manner. At one point in the story, Alice can no longer read a book, as she cannot retain the information of what was in the earlier part of the book, or even a few sentences ago. While I know Alzheimer's affects the memory, it didn't occur to me that it could affect reading in such a way. For a reader, this really hits home hard. I gazed around my room at all the books I have, all the books I hope to read one day - hey one day I'll retire and have nothing to do but read, right?

Journal Entry 6 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 01, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (9/1/2018 UTC) at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Adding to my 10th Bookiversary bookbox.

Journal Entry 7 by wingsheepettewing at Totton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2018
Thank you so much for this. It may take a while to get around to reading it.

Journal Entry 8 by wingsheepettewing at Totton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 20, 2019
I found this book really good and really heartbreaking. I was n tears at several points throughout the book.

I was cross with John as well but I think burying his head in the sand was his way of coping.

I liked Lydia, she seemed to be the most down to earth.

I actually scared myself a couple of times when while reading this book I forgot things.

I also think I'd struggle with the Alzheimer test myself and as far as I know my brain works.

Thank you again for sending me this book.

I also think that John and Alice needed more of a life outside work.

Make the most of everyday as you don't know whats round the corner.

Journal Entry 9 by wingsheepettewing at Totton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 22, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (9/21/2019 UTC) at Totton, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Given to a friend.

Journal Entry 10 by Zoooz at In Person, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Thank you Sheepette. This one has been on my Wish List for a while, so I’m looking forward to reading it 🤓

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