Monday, October 11, 2010
The Best Reason to Belong to a Book Club
Well, that's exactly what we're not. We're a serious group/club/family made up of people--and those people are the very ones we're serious about, not the book.
Anyway, next month's book is Still Alice by Dr. Lisa Genova. I would have never picked this book to read on my own. It's about Alzheimer's. Sounds like it will be depressing, doesn't it? Specifically, it's about early onset Alzheimer's. We follow Alice, who at age 50 discovers that she has Alzheimer's.
The only reason I'm reading it is because it was Monique's pick. She said we'd like it. I have the library's copy. God bless the Franklin library. They gather enough books for our Book Club and hold them in reserve for us members to take out. And I didn't want to buy this book; I didn't think I wanted to even read it. So the library book is perfect.
I'm about half way through it and it's a really good read. The book is written in the perspective of Alice, who has Alzheimer's. It's very, very different. And I like it. That's the best reason to belong to a Book Club. You read things you never would have read, were it not for the Book Club.