Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Show Us Your Books: March


Life According to Steph

After only reading one book in February, I really wanted to step it up in March. I managed to finish four books, which was definitely an upgrade. It wasn't easy though as I was also trying to edit my novel. That should count as reading a book too, right? 

I finally finished the series. There were lots of tears as I read this installment. I don't know how J.K. kills so many of her characters. I don't have that in me.


An author I like posted about this book and I liked the concept, so I picked it up. I'm still not sure what I think about it though. Bored by her sex life with her husband, BB takes to her journal, detailing past exploits to help spice things up. It seemed really far out there, but the writing is honest and real.

I finished reading this book a few weeks ago and it's still with me. I thought I had a good idea about how Alzheimer's can affect a person and their family, but this book really brought it home. I can't even imagine going through this with a loved one. In line with my reading challenge for the year, I also watched the movie adaptation. Julianne Moore was perfect as Alice.

I plucked this off the library shelves at random. It took me a few chapters to get into it because I didn't find the characters very compelling. But the writing was good, so I hung with it, and it paid off.


What are you reading?



10 comments:

  1. Still Alice was amazing. The movie adaptation was quite good as well.

    I have zero interest in reading the Harry Potter books and will only read them if my daughter decides she wants to. I figure we can read them together.

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  2. I love when I pick up a book I know nothing about and it pays off.

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  3. I reread HP #7 this month too, soooooo good!!!

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  4. i am still sad about some of the deaths in the last HP book. so many sads. i agree about still alice, though i didn't like kristen stewart as lydia. book lydia was so much better.

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  5. I liked Still Alice a lot but haven't seen the movie yet. I have not finished the Harry Potter series yet, but just started the first book over, since I'm reading it with my son.

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  6. I'm a diehard Harry Potter fan and book 7 was so good and so heartbreaking at times. I have not read Still Alice but have heard so many great things about it. I need to add it to my TBR.

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  7. I have had Still Alice on my TBR for awhile and I really need to get to it. I read an Alzheimer book a few months ago (The Things We Keep) that I really enjoyed. I just finished the Harry Potter series two years ago, it does make me sad all the characters that die! I still have watching the movies.

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  8. Still Alice really stuck with me too. I think so many of us have seen someone affected by this horrible disease, so it's really powerful.

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  9. Still Alice was so beautifully heart-wrenching. I still need to see the movie adaptation.

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  10. Oh man. The first time I read The Deathly Hallows, I cried through the whole thing because I'm a dork and I just kept thinking, "This is the last time I'm going to read a Harry Potter book for the first time." And also because so many beloved characters die. That was a tough one. But so great.

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