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The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone: The Chilling True Story of an Ebola Outbreak | Richard Preston
In March 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported. By October 2014, it had become the largest and deadliest occurrence of the disease. Over 4,500 people have died. Almost 10,000 cases have been reported, across Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United States. Impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone is the terrifying, true-life account of when this highly infectious virus spread from the rainforests of Africa to the suburbs of Washington, D.C in 1989. A secret SWAT team of soldiers and scientists were quickly tasked with halting the outbreak. And they did. But now, that very same virus is back. And we could be just one wrong move away from a pandemic.
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Vanessa
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Welp, now I am properly terrified of Ebola.

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amber_ldsmom
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My high school biology teacher recommended this to me, and although I loved it, I‘ve been absolutely terrified of Ebola ever since. 😬 Day 19: Book about something you fear #auldlangreads

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😱 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks IKR 😱😱 1mo
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Addison_Reads
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I read lots of horror books, and this book is scarier than most of those. 😨 Well written and informative.

I loved the quote at the top. It shows Preston can write about a difficult topic, but also inject a little humor.

#TIL I found the moral/ethical dilemnas of the veterinarian, Nancy Jaax, to be heartfelt. She wanted to help people, but she also didn't want to make animals suffer. Tough decision scientists face.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

UnidragonFrag Sounds interesting! 4mo
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Bianca
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I was browsing Libby for some nonfiction to read last night when I came across this book. It seems an interesting place to start in learning about Ebola. (Not my highlighting btw.)

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Cinfhen
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#RedRoseSeptember This book has been on my virtual TBR for a long time. I‘m just scared once I read it , I‘ll #panic and freak out.

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 5mo
Hoopiefoot I was obsessed with this book in high school. Read it repeatedly 5mo
ReadosaurusText I have read this book like ten times! And, the good news about reading it now is that last month (8/2019), news broke that they have possibly made progress with a cure! So, really perfect TBR timing. 5mo
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ReadosaurusText @Hoopiefoot Glad to find someone else obsessed with this book in their high school days! 5mo
Hoopiefoot @ReadosaurusText Haha. Likewise!! Now I want to read it again! 5mo
Blaire @ReadosaurusText @hoopiefoot yes! I vividly remember reading this in high school and watching Outbreak. I only read it once, but it is one that sticks with you. 5mo
Cinfhen You‘ve all convinced me I NEED to read this book @Blaire @ReadosaurusText @Hoopiefoot 5mo
vivastory I read this one years ago & it's always stayed with me. I noticed that the author recently wrote a follow-up 5mo
Hoopiefoot @vivastory Ooh—thanks! Will have to check it out! 5mo
LeahBergen It‘s good!! 5mo
CafeMom I didn't know there was a book. I watched the TV series, forgot what network it was on. 5mo
BookDragonNotWorm I really liked this one. His book about smallpox freaked me out more than ebola. 😬 5mo
Hooked_on_books I read it ages ago and loved it. It totally reads like a thriller but is definitely chilling. 5mo
ReadosaurusText @Cinfhen Yes! Read it! 5mo
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MistyNichole
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I think it is time for a reread of this book since I am watching the new show on National Geographic. The show is great so far!

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Geeklet
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Listened to this on Hoopla and I really enjoyed it. Preston explores the first suspected cases of Ebola in Africa but the bulk of the book centers on the Ebola Reston strain. The story is very engaging and definitely sends a chill up your spine.

TimSpalding I read that some years ago. Great book. 9mo
sprainedbrain I read this way back when I was a teenager and it terrified me. 9mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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Finished this this morning. Pretty terrifying what Ebola can do to you. The author gives real-hand accounts of those who have contracted the virus, and those who have bravely fought to eradicate it.

Believe it not, this was a Christmas gift from my parents a few years ago. So better late then never.

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TheRiehlDeal
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📙 The Hot Zone.
🎬 Stay (2005). With Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor, and Naomi Watts.
🎶 Omen by Another Day's Armor. Insane guitar riff.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing. Long time no see! How are you? 9mo
TheRiehlDeal @JoScho I'm doing great! Sorry I haven't been posting much of late. Just haven't been too focused on Litsy recently (not sure why). But, I'd like to get back to having an active presence on here. 9mo
JoScho You were missed 🧡 9mo
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Geeklet
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Thanks to the vivid description of Ebola, I may never eat again.

vivastory I have been trying to share this description with my brother ever since I read this several years ago..as soon as I mention "sloughing skin" he shuts down the conversation ??? 10mo
Geeklet @vivastory 😂 I do not blame him. I have a strong stomach but once I got to the part about the black vomit, I was screaming at the audiobook. 10mo
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Finished my latest science/medical non-fiction book (The Hot Zone).

And I wonder why I have issues finding the horror genre scary. ☠️

CouronneDhiver Liked that one - CRAZY story though 🦠 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm This is what I read when I'm in the mood for horror! The Demon in the Freezer is scary good too! 10mo
Hoopiefoot I forgot about this book! I was obsessed with it in high school. 10mo
Lizpixie This book made me terrified of Ebola becoming a global pandemic😷 10mo
JPeterson @CouronneDhiver @Hoopiefoot @Lizpixie It was crazy! I‘m obsessed with reading true medical nonfiction books. @BookDragon I want to read The Demon in the Freezer next! 10mo
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A 2nd & Charles opened up near work, right on my way home. This was my first time going and one, and I can already see the trouble this will cost in the future. 😂🤑

TK421 The Maxx! I haven't read those comics in years. 11mo
JPeterson @TK421 I‘m excited to read some of them. My boyfriend has really old copies, that we don‘t touch so they don‘t fall apart, so when I saw this I had to pick it up. 😊 11mo
jessinikkip The Hot Zone is so good!! 11mo
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aschermetz
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You wanna freak yourself the hell out? This is the book for you! Holy. Smokes. 😳 This is the terrifying true story of the Ebola and Marburg viruses and hot damn is it simultaneously disgusting and fascinating. I tore through this one and couldn‘t put it down, which is not typical for me with non-fiction. If you like medical thrillers, science, or just a good “holy shit” every now and then, pick this one up.

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aschermetz
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Happy Saturday! We are enjoying a lazy one...I‘m curled up with this book while the baby naps and my older son & husband play games. This book, you guys. It‘s gripping but also so, so gross. 🤮🙈 I‘m reading it for this month‘s #theunreadshelfproject2019 challenge as it‘s been on my bookshelf awhile. If I remember right, I think a Litten sent it to me?! If so, thank you! It‘s so interesting.

Coleen I have a horrible memory with most books, but I remember quite a bit about this one! 😷 12mo
aschermetz @Coleen Yep. So gross. 🤮😷😑 12mo
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MicrobeMom
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I am researching books for my virology class next fall semater. Finished this one and while I knew most of these stories, it was so well written. The description of the pathology associate with the victims of the Ebola virus alone was worth it! 5 stars 🦠

hermyknee We read this in 9th grade PreAP Bio! I will never forget it 😱 12mo
Ingerella I've had this on my TBR list for SO long. I really need to move it up on the list. 12mo
CouronneDhiver I agree. Liked this one a lot 12mo
kspenmoll This is a wonderful read! 12mo
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Perfect Sunday night. Been looking forward to reading this one for quite some time.

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Brandoncannon
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This was a great book for me but definitely not for everyone. There is a part that will keep you on the edge of your seat but most of it will dive too far into the science for most. I like that stuff though but will give it a so-so because I cannot think of a single other friend who would enjoy it.

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Been stuck on this for the past two days 😱😳

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DivineDiana
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I read this years ago, but I still remember how terrifying the threat of the Ebola virus was conveyed in the pages of this true story! #hotinhere #heatofjuly

BarbaraBB Ooh this sounds good....! 2y
Kathleenkelly I read another story by the author about smallpox. As a healthcare worker, I found it terrifying. 2y
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DivineDiana @Kathleenkelly Thank you! I found it! Great reviews! This author is a master of writing science nonfiction! 2y
Cinfhen This would give me legit nightmares!! I tend to worry about illnesses 🙄😬😥 2y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen It‘s so well done! But, if that is your fear, then I agree, don‘t go there! 🧐👎🏻❤️ 2y
Kathleenkelly @Cinfhen I don‘t disagree with being nervous about highly communicable diseases. The last Ebola outbreak was definitely an eye-opener for the medical community. Fortunately, even if the government decides to cut spending on planning for and treating outbreaks, many health systems are developing plans to handle caring for patients. 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @Kathleenkelly that‘s reassuring to know a plan is in place for the care of patients 💚 2y
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ajshrk90
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I REALLY enjoyed this book! Disease is a fascinating subject for me, and Richard Preston really illustrates how frightening this disease is. With each unknowingly infected person, I felt as though I was watching a horror movie and going, “Don‘t go there! What are you doing??” Ebola is a terrifying disease, and this was a terrifyingly delightful read!

MicrobeMom Yay! This is on my list! Glad you enjoyed it. 2y
MicrobeMom Would t be appropriate for my Virology course? Or should I stick with the Polio book? 2y
ajshrk90 @MicrobeMom I think it might be! It‘s an engaging read, and the author interviewed so many people involved in the different cases — scientists, army personnel and veterinarians, doctors... — and he‘s definitely done his own research on the virus (even WENT to the place in Africa where two casualties possibly picked it up from!). There isn‘t as much history of discovery as with the polio book, but you learn a lot about the virus itself I think! 2y
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ajshrk90 @MicrobeMom I have a book on Zika that I picked up recently too that I‘m going to go to next, I‘ll definitely let you know how that one is too!! 2y
MicrobeMom Thanks Alaina! You are the best! 2y
keys_on_fire You should check out Harm by Kathy Kale. I devoured it! 2y
ReadZenRites If you‘re at all interested in a heart-stopping thriller about a similar hemorrhagic fever, I recommend Brad Thor‘s 2y
ajshrk90 @keys_on_fire I‘ll have to check it out!! 2y
ajshrk90 @ReadZenRites My boyfriend‘s dad is a big fan of Brad Thor! I‘ll have to see if he has that one! 2y
ReadZenRites If so, you can bond over terribly frightening diseases.😁 2y
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ajshrk90
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Nothing like horrific accounts of the Ebola virus in the 80s to start the day 👍 #happythursday

knittedgnome I read this while working at the mall during flu season. I washed my hands so much! Lol! Really a super interesting book! 2y
ajshrk90 @knittedgnome HAHAHA! I totally would too! 😂 2y
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#AprilBookishMadness #photochallenge @maich

#bookswithillness

Found this gem at a thrift store recently. It's the first adult book I read when I was a kid. I think I'm due for a re-read. Who knew Ebola could evoke childhood nostalgia?! 😂🤷‍♀️

amber_ldsmom I LOVED this book!!!! I read it at the suggestion of my high school biology teacher, and it‘s the cause of my paralyzing fear of Ebola. 😂 2y
CouronneDhiver It‘s a good one! 2y
Oryx This book was great! I remember being totally engrossed 2y
C.Perone 🤣 Loved this book! 2y
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ShookBelf
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While hubby and son number 1 have been outside recreating Star Wars scenes from Hoth, I have been inside trying to finish the tagged book which I hoped to get finished yesterday to include in my Feb stats but the Beast from the East has been impeding my reading! But boy, what a cracking non-fiction book it is. So scary and also extremely graphic in its descriptions of the effects of Ebola on both monkeys and humans. Definitely recommended.

goodbyefrancie This is awesome! 2y
APLitlife That book scared the heck out of me. 2y
britt_brooke Fun!! ❄️ 2y
mariaku21 It looks like fun! 2y
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ShookBelf
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Need a palate cleanser after the drudgery that was The Catcher in the Rye so turning to the Ebola virus! Let's see how this one goes.
#AtY #wordborninthesameyearasyou #1976 #ebolavirus

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knittedgnome
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Ebola and the Olympics ;) I'm excited to finally get to watch some figure skating! This book is stressful because it is real. I do not want to get Ebola. #hotbooks #riotgrams

JillPill I read this book last year and it is so freaky! It's good but it scared me the whole time 2y
AmyG I read this years ago and it was great..and scary as hell. 2y
MichelleScott_author This book scared me to death! 2y
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ChelseaM6010 I got this book for Valentine's day! 2y
SandyW Loved this book, but boy did it scare the heck out of me! 👀 2y
RachLovesTV Yay figure skating! I can't read when I'm olympics-watching, though, I get to into the sports and distracted. 2y
knittedgnome @JillPill @AmyG @Coffeeshopreviews @SandyW I actually googled if it really was true hoping that it wasn't! Lol! Nope. True. Even more scary! 2y
knittedgnome @Chelsealpatt that's an awesome Valentine's present! 2y
knittedgnome @RachLovesTV I did ok for a while but then got distracted by the TV and the new kitten. 2y
RachLovesTV @knittedgnome ooooo new kitten too? 🐱🐱 2y
knittedgnome @RachLovesTV yep! My 16 year old cat passed away in July and I was finally ready for a new friend. I was hoping Pip was more snuggling but he is still very kitten playful! But he does like to cuddle in between playing. 2y
RachLovesTV @knittedgnome so sorry about your old buddy, that's really hard. Maybe pip will grow into a snuggler! 2y
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knittedgnome
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A good book, haagen-dazs ice cream, the Olympics, my favorite blanket, and a cat! Awesome night! This book is going to make me want to play pandemic or plague inc.

BookMaven407 I'm loving the Olympics! 2y
UrsulaMonarch Great combo! 2y
knittedgnome @BookMaven407 me too! I watch whatever is on and it's been so fun! 2y
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knittedgnome @UrsulaMonarch I thought so too! 2y
jfalkens On case your interested Tor.com has a free ebook club and this month is 2y
jfalkens *in case 2y
knittedgnome @jfalkens awesome! I have a copy on my Kindle now but am not thinking that I will have it done in time! So this will be perfect! 2y
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knittedgnome
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My coffee is ready but I can't decide what book to read next! I'm leaning towards The Hot Zone. What would you choose? Or what have you read and enjoyed?

BookishMe #bookwormproblems all the best in choosing! 2y
MatchlessMarie Probably the Hot Zone. I have that one on my TBR too. 2y
knittedgnome @MatchlessMarie A very enthusiastic customer recommended it to me. It's pretty different from what I have been reading. 2y
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MatchlessMarie @knittedgnome When I was in high school we read an excerpt in my biology class and I always meant to pick it up again. It‘s outside of what I would normally read as well. 2y
Scurvygirl I have Hot Zone coming up! I cannot wait to read it!! 2y
mjdowens I read the Hot Zone years ago and I am still scared. I actually had to get rid of it after I read it. Scared the crap out of me. 2y
MrBook Great group! I'd piiiiick that one. 😆 2y
knittedgnome I ended up going with The Hot Zone. Only about a quarter of the way in and already freaking out. @mjdowens @MrBook @Scurvygirl @MatchlessMarie @BookishMe 2y
BookishMe Yikes! @mjdowens yup, the synopsis sounds terrifying 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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1. Creme Brûlée
2. We just started Humans. Just finished Taken.
3. Tagged book. Read it 20-something years ago and it still freaks me out. Beginning of my fascination about pandemics.
4. 20 months
5. ????

#friyayintro

Cinfhen We joined almost at the same time @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😘😘 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I also love Creme Brûlée. ?? 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Was it the BookRiot post for you? That‘s how I heard about Litsy. 2y
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Cinfhen Yup!!! It was blurbed by @Liberty back in April 2016 😻😻😻 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I‘ll bet there are a lot of us here with that same answer! 🙌🏻❤️📚🙌🏻📚❤️ 2y
Cinfhen My first follow after @Liberty was @Yossarian #PhillyCrew 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Haha!! That we are! 🤣🤣😘😘 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I have no idea who I followed first. Whoever was in the Recommended users list. 2y
Cinfhen I'm pretty sure @MrBook was an early follower too 2y
Q84 Creme Brulée.....mmmmm! Now I want some! 2y
MrBook @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage Indeed I was! Proud and honored to have done so ???????!!! Yep, we joined because of @Liberty 's podcast promotion. @BookBabe joined first, then she kept nudging me to try it. Ever since she keeps saying, "There you are, on Litsy *again*! I should've known this would happen." ??? (edited) 2y
MrBook When are you looking to have this year's #PhillyMeetUp? 2y
ValerieAndBooks I think I joined at about the same time, too! But didn‘t actually post and start following people until June 2016. @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @MrBook @BookBabe @Yossarian 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!! It‘s all the old timers @ValerieAndBooks I‘m hoping to be in Philly beginning of August but I have no tickets yet @MrBook as soon as I know I‘ll post to the group! I‘m looking forward to seeing the gang @MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana @BookBabe @Lmstraubie @Captivatedbybooks @Librarybelle and the rest of the crew😘😘 2y
Captivatedbybooks I started about 2 yrs ago too but i saw my advertisement on fb. It said if “instagram and goodreads had a baby” LOL 2y
MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I think you should come in next weekend. It‘s going to be very quiet and relaxing. 😉 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MicheleinPhilly Haha! Are you leaving town? 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Captivatedbybooks That‘s how I describe it to my friends too! 2y
MicheleinPhilly No, we‘re just going to hide in the basement. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MicheleinPhilly Good plan. Crazy isn‘t it? I‘m sure my neighbors will be nuts too. 2y
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @ValerieAndBooks I also heard about #litsy from @Liberty on the #allthebooks podcast. I've been here just a little over a year now, about 14 months. 2y
Librarybelle @Lmstraubie I agree! I‘m hoping we all can get together again this summer 2y
Captivatedbybooks @Lmstraubie im definitely in!! 2y
TsundokuAleax Omg, Yes! I cannot wait. To see everyone for the next meet up. And this time I will for real plan to go, rather figure it out that morning. 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha @Lmstraubie "the band back together" PERFECT ???❤️looking forward 2y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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7) Don‘t want to go to the Office Party...This is a reminder that if someone is sick and coughs on you could could DIE! So why not just avoid that whole thing lol

#SurvivingDecember *catching up so late lol*

vivastory I traumatized my family talking about this book 😂😬 2y
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cocomass
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I tore through this audiobook for #screamathon. It‘s the story of the origins of the Ebola virus, both fascinating and scary. I learned a lot and was totally engaged. My ONLY criticism is it was published in 1999 so some of the language was dated/off putting (eg euphemistically calling sex workers “friends” or generically describing people or traditions as “African” instead of identifying nationalities or tribal identification). Still, RECOMMEND!

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cocomass
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Adding a scary nonfiction book to this #screamathon. A narrative nonfiction about the origins of the Ebola virus. Definitely more terrifying than Agatha Christie😱

SkeletonKey I looooved this book. Read it a couple times when I was younger. 2y
CouronneDhiver Yes! Good choice - this was a crazy book! 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 Oh I loved this book. Read it in high school I believe. 2y
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cocomass @SkeletonKey @CouronneDhiver @TheBookbabeblog84 I feel good about the number of readers endorsing this one. It‘s riveting—terrifying and icky 😖 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Read this ages ago and loved it! 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 I need to read the Demon in the Freezer too. I love these types of books lol 2y
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This book was my love in high school how he described the virus loved!

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Mindyrecycles
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Texreader Yikes! Not sure I want to know more about this one! 😣 3y
mjdowens I read this years ago. It scared me so bad I had to get the book out of the house 😲 3y
Cortg Eeek! I was just thinking about this book when they were talking about a recent Ebola outbreak in the Republic of Congo on the news. This book scared the bejesus out of me when I read it way back when! 3y
Purrfectpages This one scared me years ago too! 3y
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Melissa_J
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These are the only books on my #AprilTBR both of which I've already started. I'm such a moody reader that I can't plan my reading in advance (as evidenced by the fact that I only read one book on my original March TBR list 😳). #AprilBookShowers

Andrew65 I'm hoping to read The Death Factory later this weekend (only short novella) before getting to 3y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 I think you'll love it, Andrew. 3y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Certainly enjoyed the first 3 in the series. 3y
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Melissa_J @Andrew65 which I'm now going to have to go back and read, as I didn't realize there were earlier Penn Cage books when I read Natchez Burning. 3y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Lol! At least they are good books! 3y
tracyrowanreads So much scarier than fiction. 3y
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kendra
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Book nerd post! 🤓 I ordered some books I loved years ago but somehow don't still own. I read The Hot Zone in high school, and that combined with And the Band Played On (which I still have my copy of), is part of what helped me decide to become a doctor.

(I can't remember if I read Needful Things, and that's a glaring omission from my King collection, so I will be reading it)

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sfgretch
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One of the most terrifying books I've ever read! And seriously, a page turner.

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Dragon
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#atopicyouwouldliketoknowmoreabout #readjanuary. Just realized I forgot to post yesterday's photo. I went to a fabulous Chinese New Year banquet last night so I was in a food coma. Ebola scares me and I need to know more about it. 😷

stargazerblue49 When I read this in undergrad, I had a roommate who I would talk to about the bonkers things in this book. When I was done, she asked me if everyone died or if there was a happy ending because she thought that it was a fictional book! So crazy! You should try his book about small pox if you want a real scare! 3y
Dragon Thanks @stargazerblue49 looking forward to reading it , I'm also adding your suggestion to my tbr 😀😷 3y
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Suzze
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Probably the scariest nonfiction I have ever read was Hot Zone. Just the word Ebola sent me into shivers. #AllHallowsRead #photoadaychallenge #scaryreads

kspenmoll Agreed; read it when it was first published. 3y
Suzze @kspenmoll Me too. That made it even more terrifying as it was actually happening. Weird, the description here on Litsy says the first case in Africa was 2014. That can't be right. 3y
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GoldenGirl
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Wow, this book is scary! Sucked me right in. In your everyday life you don't generally think about the threat of germs and disease (at least I dont...didnt), but this book ( based on true events) shows how real that threat is! Don't read if you are a hypochondriac!

Tcip I read this back in high school it was intense. 3y
andreadmw This was terrifying! 3y
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Skyler
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A very different kind of scary. #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #scarybooks

sprainedbrain Terrifying! I read that in high school and it has stuck with me. 😬 3y
Skyler @sprainedbrain I happened to read this right before the Ebola crisis dominated the news a couple of years ago. Definitely the worst time to have read it. 3y
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#scarybooks #somethingforsept I have always found real life to be scarier than a fictional horror story. The Hot Zone scared me a lot when I read it, Elbola is a horrifying disease, horrifying how it kills, horrifying in how it spreads, horrifying in how many it kills. The concept of an airborne version of this virus and its affect on human civilization is unthinkable, but this book shows it is possible.

LeahBergen This book freaked me right out and sent me on a plague book binge. 😂 3y
LeahBergen And that laugh was for the bookish foibles that all of us on Litsy experience (NOT the idea of Ebola, of course!) 3y
BookishFeminist I agree this book terrified me! I did not know what I was in for when I read it. 3y
akfreeborn I devoured this book years ago. Cracked it open on a plane which if you remember from the opening, made it even more frightening! 3y
stargazerblue49 You think that one was scary, you should try his book on small pox and bioterrorism! 3y
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Girl_Power
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#workplacebooks Any other epidemiologists out there?

PunksteR I love epidemiology/pathology related books. I was seriously concerned at one point after ordering 10insh books on the subject since my husband told me that now we're probably being watched by the government on account of plotting something illegal hhhh. Besides the hot zone I really enjoyed "Level 4 virus hunters of the CDC". 3y
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One of the most terrifying things I have ever read.... Because it's true. 😯

ramyasbookshelf I've been wanting to read this forever! I work with the flu virus currently. 4y
prowlix I got this at library book sale and am so excited! Tho I heard it's not for the squeamish - lots of body fluids? 4y
sprainedbrain I read that in high school... Terrifying but good! 4y
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ShelfSpaceLimited @prowlix I grimace every time liquifying organs are brought up. This is one I don't read during meals. 4y
HeidiSchulz I read it in a plane and everyone around me ceased to be people and turned into potential hosts. 4y
ShelfSpaceLimited @HeidiSchulz We are 24 hours away from a global epidemic. I can't even fathom reading this on a plane... That was very brave. 4y
ShelfSpaceLimited @ramyasbookshelf It reads like a horror novel, not at all a dry statement of facts like some non-fiction can be. 4y
ZoeyPeacock I have had this on my kindle forever. I'm going to be on planes/in airports for about a day next month. Trying to weigh the fear vs the boredom.... 4y
Kitty_Rochsmith I read that years ago and remember it being just completely THRILLING and scary as hell! Can't imagine reading it now as a mom when I feel so much more vulnerable because of these little people I adore more than anything. Reading it on a plane seems gutsy!!! 4y
TheBookbabeblog84 This book freaked me out; but it was so good. 3y
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