Welp, now I am properly terrified of Ebola.
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
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
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.)
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!
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.
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.
Thanks to the vivid description of Ebola, I may never eat again.
Finished my latest science/medical non-fiction book (The Hot Zone).
And I wonder why I have issues finding the horror genre scary. ☠️
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. 😂🤑
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.
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.
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 🦠
Perfect Sunday night. Been looking forward to reading this one for quite some time.
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.
Been stuck on this for the past two days 😱😳
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!
#AprilBookishMadness #photochallenge @maich
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?! 😂🤷♀️
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.
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.
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?
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
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*
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!
Adding a scary nonfiction book to this #screamathon. A narrative nonfiction about the origins of the Ebola virus. Definitely more terrifying than Agatha Christie😱
This book was my love in high school how he described the virus loved!
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
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)
One of the most terrifying books I've ever read! And seriously, a page turner.
#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. 😷
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!
#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.
#workplacebooks Any other epidemiologists out there?
One of the most terrifying things I have ever read.... Because it's true. 😯