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Every Note Played

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Every Note Played is the new Lisa Genova book. Lisa Genova of the Still Alice / Julianne Moore movie (and book). Her book Inside the O’Briens is also being made into a movie. I must admit I’ve read all her books – there are 4 before this one – except for Inside the O’Briens. I couldn’t handle the language. But I should try again.

Every Note Played was a great book and reacquainted me with my love for Genova. She is seriously amazing. She typically writes fiction books about a character with a medical issue. Still Alice was Alzheimers, Inside the O’Briens was Huntington’s and now Every Note Played is ALS. She’s so knowledgeable. Listen to this. “Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.” I mean honestly. Have you ever heard such a thing? Good Lord.

Anyway, Richard and Karina are the main characters of this new book. Newly divorced, they are both pianists who met at school and quickly married. At first Richard, the more famous of the two, thinks he just has tendinitis. He is then diagnosed with ALS and instead of telling anyone he goes into denial. By the time he loses both of his arms Karina has discovered and accepts the fact that he must come back and live at their family home. What follows is his quick decline and their changing relationship with each other and their 18 year old daughter. I didn’t know much about ALS, I’m not sure many do past the ice bucket challenge, and I learned so much. I highly recommend this poignant story. Also, I’ve read TWO books from my Netgalley before their publication date. It’s a record! Every Note Played will be released in March of 2018.

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge : a book by or about someone with a disability

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New Wrinkle in Time Trailer

I posted the previous Wrinkle in Time trailer here and then my review of the book (which I just read a few months ago). Check out the new trailer!

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Murder on the Orient Express

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I saw this movie preview. Sooo I read the book. I feel like I say that a lot. But I can’t in good conscience see a movie unless I’ve read the book. So I read them. There are also a ton of famous actors in this movie so I’m assuming it will be good.

I thought the layout of the book was interesting, meeting the players, getting the facts, interviews. Each section had a different goal towards solving the case. I can’t say that the way it was written really helped me figure out who the killer was but it doesn’t matter because, spoiler alert, THEY’RE ALL THE KILLER. This I hated. Hated. It will be interesting to see if they follow this in the movie.

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge : a book that’s becoming a movie in 2017

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Murder on the Orient Express Movie

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Annihilation

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I read this book with my husband’s cousin (he’s a sci-fi fan) after I saw the movie trailer. I could see this turning into an interesting series. I can’t really tell you what it’s about other than four women go into a place known as Area X to deliver back information on what is there. There are lots of weird plants and creepy creatures and things. I’m glad it’s being made into a movie because it would make a much better movie / tv show. Some of the scenes are begging to be played out visually. I will continue reading the other two in the trilogy. I think. Book two in a series is always the worst and I often end up never finishing..

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Annihilation Movie

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Squee!

I’m so excited for Origin by Dan Brown. I already have it pre-ordered.

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I’ve been relatively silent because I’m working through The Resurrection of Joan Ashby. Very long.

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