Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (1 of 2011)

Book Blogger Hop

Happy New Year and Welcome back everyone!!
I'm going to try and participate monthly in this meme.

the Book Blogger Hop is hosted by and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

Thanks for hopping by!

This week's question comes from Ivan who blogs at Ivan Bookworm:

"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"

The book that immediately comes to mind is Still Alice by Lisa Genova. This book is about a a Harvard professor that develops early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The book is told from her perspective beautifully. I read this book on a plane back from vacation and I can tell you people must have thought I was crazy. I sobbed through most of it, smiled, laughed and couldn't put it down.
This book made me realize how important our memory is, how precious it is. Alice was an amazingly strong character and the way she dealt with the disease was incredible. I will forever remember this book and how it made me feel. I cherish my family and the memories of them more.
We all know about alzheimer's and what it does. Genova made me see it from the affecteds point of view and I thank her for that. It showed just how awful it would be to experience it yourself.

Still Alice