Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Alzheimer’s disease runs in my family – so much so that I am about 99% sure that I will someday suffer from it. So, being the sadomasochist that I am, I decided to read Lisa Genova’s Still Alice, a novel that chronicles the horrors of early onset Alzheimer’s. Terrifying and devastating, Genova’s book hit home for me on many levels, while bringing to light the terrible nature of this disease. Continue reading “Still Alice by Lisa Genova”

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 308, “The Sacred Taking”

“The Sacred Taking” refers to a revered ritual that the ladies partake in in order to try and save the coven. Ideally, the climax of this ritual involves the Supreme taking her own life. Fiona clearly won’t go down without a fight, so Cordelia and co. must get creative to convince their Supreme that she should just end it all now. Strangely enough, Fiona doesn’t need much convincing. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 308, “The Sacred Taking””

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

After The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga, I was left with a really awful aftertaste for the Young Adult genre. That brief interlude into the melodramatic and intellect-demeaning world of teenage fiction only made me remember why I never visited during my own young adulthood. I have been studiously avoiding The Fault In Our Stars for the better part of a year. Amazon, Audible, and Tarah made daily attempts to force this book down my throat, but that pesky Young Adult label always drove me away in the end. I finally gave in, prepared for the worst and already planning a vengeful and scathing review. Continue reading “The Fault in Our Stars by John Green”

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

The End of Your Life Book Club is a memoir of Will Schwalbe’s relationship with his mother in her final two years of life. Mary Anne Schwalbe is dying pancreatic cancer. During the time Will spends with her in various waiting rooms, the two create a book club of sorts to reconnect over a love of reading that they have shared since Will’s childhood. Continue reading “The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe”