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:

  1. This teaser made me tear up a bit!

    My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read

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

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

    Here's mine.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Perfect teaser, considering the sad story; thanks Molly

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

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  7. I've heard really good things about this book!

    My teaser:

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

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  8. 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. :)

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  9. Sounds like an emotional read.

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

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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