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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – Book Review

by Thursday, November 12, 2015

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Book Description:

Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.

So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…

Review:

Liane Moriarty is becoming one of my favorite authors! I just love her smooth writing style, her character building, and her twists at just the right time. You might have already guessed that I really, really liked this book. I almost loved it!

Most of us can remember the last ten years of our lives, but what if you hit your head and it all went away? What if? I kept going back to that question in my mind as I read. I also, began wondering to myself about how much I have changed within the last ten years. Would my 34 year old self be shocked at how I live my life as a 44 year old?

I have a confession to make! I didn’t really read this book. I listened to it. Same difference though, right? I have to say that the narrator was excellent. Now that I’ve made that little confession, I can tell you that this was a difficult book to stop listening to. I usually listen while I am driving to town, around town, etc. I turned this one on while I surfed the web, cleaned house, and fed the cows. I’m telling you that I didn’t want to stop listening. I had to know what happened when Alice got her memory back.

The relationships in this story were just so real that I could almost visualize the interactions between each character. Moriarty’s writing almost pulls you in and makes you feel as if you are a part of the story. By the time I finished the book, I knew every character and could have kept reading about their lives. It’s just one of those stories that you just don’t want to end.

 

My Currently Reading Widget Thingy

by Wednesday, October 28, 2015

If you’ll take a moment to scroll down, and look at the sidebar on the right, you will see my new widget thingy that will tell you what I am currently reading.  I am one of these weird readers, you know, one that reads more than one book at a time.

Right now, I am listening to the epilogue of What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I’ll write a review on this one this weekend. Be sure to check it out!  Have you read it?

Our book club, Read, Eat & Be Yappy, is currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve only just begun reading this one, so I don’t really have much of an opinion yet. But I hear it is a fabulous read!  Have you read this one?

I am about a third of the way through Hiding Places by Erin Healy. I kind of had a hard time getting into the story, but I’m fully involved now. I can think of many people that would like this one. Review coming soon.

Psalm 91 by Peggy Joyce Ruth is a personal read. When I went through chemo, a friend of mine suggested that I open my bible and read Psalm 91. I did, and I kept reading it over and over again. That scripture got me through many days, and when I saw this book I just had to have it. I don’t know if I will review this one or not, but it IS on my currently reading list so I thought I would tell you about it.

What are you reading these days? Anything good?

Team Julie – 2015

by Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015, my wonderful friends joined me for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

We Race Because…

  • One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Because every minute, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer.
  • And because, breast cancer knows no boundaries- be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.
  • We continue to Race because at the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the next 25 years. (from centralwesternok.info-komen.org/)

Team Julie at Race for Cure 2015

Alison (left) and Margaret (right) are two of my biggest supporters and encouragers. They are my running and workout buddies, and I don’t know what I would do without them.

We finished our race, and started wandering through the vendor booths.  I glanced up in front of us, and I see my best friend since the eighth grade walking toward me. What a splendid surprise! She and her handsome husband, Tim, stayed and watched the Survivor walk, and ceremony.

GinJulie2015Ginger, I cannot thank you enough for that surprise! I am uber blessed to have you in my life! Thank you, thank you!

I didn’t get photos of everyone there. My biggest supporter, my husband, was there. Margaret’s man, Gene aka Big Daddy, was there too! I cannot put into words how special everyone made me feel!

I love all of you guys!!

Thanks again!

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