Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Teaser: Still Alice

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.  Anyone is invited to play along, just:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open a random page
  • Share 2 teaser sentences from that page (I will share slightly more today)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the Title and the author so that other participants may add the book to their TBR lists, if they so desire
My teaser is from Still Alice by Lisa Genova
And I have no control over which yesterdays I keep and which ones get deleted.  This disease will not be bargained with.  I can't offer it the names of the United States presidents in exchange for the names of my children.  I can't give it the names of the state capitals and keep the memories of my husband.                     --- page 251



15 comments:

Jess said...

This teaser made me tear up a bit!

My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read

Book Dilettante said...

This is a book I'd like read. Nice tease. Here's my teaser.

jlshall said...

I've been seeing a lot of reviews of this one lately. Sounds interesting, but sad. Nice teaser, though!

Here's mine.

Sandy Nawrot said...

My grandmother died ultimately of complications from Alzheimers. What an awful disease. I haven't decided whether I can handle this book but it has gotten really great reviews.

Diane said...

Perfect teaser, considering the sad story; thanks Molly

Lori said...

What is it with all the sad teasers today? Enjoy your book. Here's Mine.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've heard really good things about this book!

My teaser:

http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/teaser-tuesdays/

mattviews said...

This book has been making its way around the book blogging world for quite a bit. I picked up a copy during the winter holidays and it's waiting for its moment. :)

kaye said...

oh sad, sounds like a thought provoking book. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Nise' said...

Sounds like an emotional read.

Kaye said...

Watching my sister in law go through this is just heart rending. I'm not sure I could get through the book.

JoAnn said...

Just picked this up from the library and will present it to my book club as a possible selection on Thursday.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I'm not familiar with the book so your teaser was puzzling to me. From the other comments, I gather this subject of the book is Alzheimers. I'm visiting my mom right now and she has vascular dementia. It's not the same as Alzheimers but still very sad, frustrating and occasionally humorous. We're trying to figure out what the best course of action for her is going forward. Hope the book is not too much of a downer.

Lenore said...

THis is one I keep meaning to add to my wishlist and keep forgetting (I just realized the irony of saying that....)

Jenners said...

This is a perfect teaser from this book. I remember that line and it stayed with me.

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