Melissa Frey

Fiction Writer, Freelancer for Hire, and Paleo Enthusiast

Month: August 2017

Codex Series – Book #2 Update

Codex Series - Book #2 Update

Since I’ve been writing like crazy these days (and am making a lot of progress on my second novel!), I figured it was time for a book update. Yay! Writing is my favorite thing; seriously, like my absolute favorite thing (besides spending time with my hubby, of course), so I love when I get to share it with you!

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova – Book Review

Still Alice

Because my day job is committed to ensuring its employees receive adequate training to succeed, I had the fortunate opportunity to be a part of a class with required reading. Yes, you read that right. REQUIRED READING. (Shush! No bad words on this blog!)

But it actually was pretty great. I got back into the groove of reading again, even if most of the books were non-fiction and I had no time for the fiction book I started after Christmas (I’ll get to you sometime, The Chemist), and it really helped me improve as a person.

Then the final reading assignment was handed out, and I was tasked to read Still Alice by Lisa Genova. (I work in senior care and the class was through a statewide senior care advocacy agency.) If you’re not familiar with the book, as I wasn’t until it was handed to me, it’s about a Harvard professor who gets diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. And let me tell you, it was LIFE CHANGING. And I don’t say that often.

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