What Alice Forgot – a book review

So for my March book club we read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and I’m starting to think that I may not be a good judge of a book, because I like them all, but I really, really like this one. In fact, I’ve already recommended it to multiple people and now I’m here, recommending it to you!

What Alice Forgot

This book was so different from anything I’ve read before and I found myself just wanting to stay up late and read one more chapter. Yea, we all know how that goes. I wasn’t getting much sleep while reading this book.

It’s funny because I like the romance novels and I like mystery novels and I like books like Fault in Our Stars or My Sisters Keeper – whatever genre those would fit into. But this wasn’t really anything like any of those.

This book was about a woman who fell and hit her head and essentially lost the last decade of her life. At the beginning you find out about her life in 1998, how she’s happily married, loves chocolate and is flipping her house one room at a time. Then she loses it all and the whole book is about her finding out what her life has been for the last decade. So not only do you get to find out about this woman’s life, but in many cases you get to experience her terror and shock along with her, as she’s finding out at the same time.

The characters in this book were so well written, I felt like I could relate them to people in my life. Alice’s sister reminded me of a friend of mine. Her husband reminded me of someone else, etc. I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t tell you whether or not she gets her memory back, but it was truly an interesting way to learn about a characters life and I really enjoyed the entire book.

I strongly recommend What Alice Forgot for your next book club or just a book you read on your own time. And also, definitely read the Epilogue on this one!!

When Creativity Wanes

Well let’s be honest here, I’m like the least creative person I know… so I can’t really say that my creativity is “waning” – more like, “when you’re completely lacking in creativity, forever and ever, Amen.”

I struggle with this.

Creativity

I often want to write, but just don’t have any ideas of what to write about. Is it fair to my readers to just come here and word vomit a whole blog post about nothing? NOTHING at all? I mean, is this enjoyable to you? It’s not that I don’t have anything going on in my life, or anything I want to write about. It’s more that I struggle with the privacy of this blog, or rather, lack thereof.

I think many bloggers struggle with this, I know The Florkens wrote about it recently (on a much larger scale – because let’s be real – ain’t no news station reading my little bloggy-blog). But really, how much is too much to put on the internet. How much do you want to let people in? And what’s even more interesting, who do you want to let in?

I may be alone in this, although I don’t think so, but I am much more comfortable with 49078135 complete strangers reading about my life than I am with my close friends and family. How do you come here and write about your dating life or work life or or or… knowing that people who know you may read it? How do you publish a personal post knowing that someone who loves you may reach out and want to talk about it more?

I don’t want to talk to you about it – otherwise I WOULD HAVE.

So, although I have a ton going on in my life, and many things I’d like to write about and get opinions about, I can’t bring myself to publish those things on this space. Hopefully I’ll have things going on soon that I can and do feel comfortable posting about here on the interwebs.

Does anyone else struggle with wanting to share things with people that don’t already know them intimately? Or do you write your blog mainly to keep those loved ones up to date with you life?

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