Still Alice by Lisa Genova for the past couple of hours, and just took a break to type up this post. It's past 1 am. It's not often that I feel willing to give up my sleep to finish a book - including books I rate high and recommend. For a book to really make me compromise on my sleep, it needs to have more than punch, intrigue, suspense and wonderful writing. Alzheimer's hits close to home in my case, so there's more than an emotional connection I feel while reading this book. Moreover, although it is written in third-person, it is told from the victim's perspective, so I can actually see the disease eating into Alice's mind.
This week hasn't been as productive as I hoped it to be, where my thesis is concerned, but I did have some awesome coffee every day of this week at my favorite Bollo's. I have hit a writer's block again. I do have some 40 pages typed up, but I am hoping to add another 20. Things have reached a stage where everything I have written is sounding too identical to me, and I decided I needed a break from my thesis before I can get back to writing more. I had a good week in reading though, and now I have 7 reviews spinning in my head, but yet to be downloaded from my gray cells to the computer. I need one of those devices that will do the typing for me as I compose the review in my head. Wouldn't that be such a handy device for all of us?
It has been a blistering week so far. I've never been a fan of the hot climate, and it does seem as if we just had our hottest Spring and are now into a very unforgiving summer. This news article talks about the hottest spring in Washington area, and I am so in agreement with that. Added to that, I read a very unsettling article about the human species' expiry date. I usually bag such articles into a virtual trash bag, but this one had too much credibility stamped over it. The chart in that link especially had me shocked.
How has your week been? While I leave you to check out those articles, happy reading and happy blogging!