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Eighty Days
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World | Matthew Goodman
Documents the 1889 competition between feminist journalist Nellie Bly and Cosmopolitan reporter Elizabeth Bishop to beat Jules Verne's record and each other in a round-the-globe race, offering insight into their respective daunting challenges as recorded in their reports sent back home. 50,000 first printing.
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Sharpeipup
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Taking my first break.
#24in48 #readathon #book1

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Sharpeipup
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#24in48 #readathon #audiobook #book1
Around town running errands

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Chrissyreadit
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KarenUK This sounds fascinating! Definitely stacking! 👍💕 4mo
Cinfhen #GirlsRule 💪🏼💋💄 4mo
Crazeedi Just got blackwings new volume of pencils dedicated to Nellie ably and her investigation into th insane asylum.! 4mo
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Mdargusch
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In this nonfiction account, two woman travel around the world in opposite directions to try and beat Julie Verne‘s Around the World in 80 Days. These woman were trailblazers in 1889, traveling alone and unaided as they captivated the attention of the country.

#takethelongwayhome
#anglophileapril

*photo bomb courtesy of Gertrude

wanderinglynn Gertrude‘s so pretty! ❤️🐱 7mo
gradcat Lovely, lovely Gertrude!! 😻❤️👍 7mo
mabell This sounds terrific! I didn‘t know Nelly Bly attempted it, and the challenge sounds even more interesting! 7mo
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Reviewsbylola This one is on my TBR! 7mo
emilyhaldi Sounds like a good read!!! Ps. Hi Gertie, it‘s been a while! 😻 7mo
Cinfhen Cool!!!! And Gertie is cute!!!! How are your pups??? 7mo
Mdargusch Nelly Bly sure was adventurous @Reviewsbylola @mabell I need to read about her stint in the lunatic asylum next. (edited) 7mo
Mdargusch A handful! @Cinfhen 😅 7mo
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Ke633
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Listening today. Pretty interesting.

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kspenmoll
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#SizzlinSummerBooks #Aroundtheworld
@Tiffy_Reads
A patient friend lent me this book a while back ( like a year) and I have yet to open its spine...

lynneamch I've heard it's really good, but so many books ahead of it on my tbr. 😯 2y
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#litsypartyofone plus pup. A beautiful day after a snowy few. A great time to read about two women in the 1900s racing around the world (in hopefully less) than 80 days.

Mdargusch I thought this was a very interesting book. 3y
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ErikaB
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Every museum trip is the same - I'm on a bench, reading, within 90 minutes. This seems to be a fitting title to read in a museum. #artinstituteofchicago #eightydays #nelliebly #museumbench

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Perfect Friday night! #bostonsoflitsy #yanceyprancey

TheLibrarian ❤️🐶 3y
Bostonmomx2 Boston!!! 3y
RadicalReader @BekahPat love it bostons of Litsy so accurate and adorable 3y
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Most of my nonfiction books are celebrity memoirs, but I really enjoy narrative nonfiction too! I won a copy of Eighty Days on Goodreads while I was in college studying journalism and it was AMAZING. I will read anything about any aspect of Nelly Bly's life, but this story in particular was fascinating. #nonfictionlove #17booklove

howjessreads Ooh! Have you listened to The History Chicks' podcast episode about Nellie Bly? Also, fun fact, my great-great grandma's birth name was Nellie Bly Philinda Swan. 😍 Such an awesome mouthful! 3y
abbiereadsbooks @jess.how No I haven't! I'll have to check that out!! 3y
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#TBRtemptation post! Now *this* looks like a rollicking good narrative history read about an unknown event that we should have probably all been taught in school, even if only in brief. This is the kind of topic that captures kids' imaginations, no? Looking forward to buying this one and digging in. I'm going to have to eat some hotdogs and popcorn while reading this, it just has that kind of feel about it. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Moray_Reads She was a fascinating lady. I believe she also once had herself committed to a mental asylum in order to report on conditions inside. A remarkable reporter 3y
LeahBergen @Moray_Reads Yes, she did! Amazing. 3y
vivastory I heard about that in school. Never forgot it. 3y
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JSW This was a good read!! 3y
Reviewsbylola Sounds very interesting! 3y
MrBook @Moray_Reads Oh my, interesting indeed 😁👏🏻! @LeahBergen 😎👍🏻👌🏻! @vivastory Wish I would've learned about stuff like this in school 😕. @JSW 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! @Reviewsbylola We could read it together 😁! 3y
SaraRosett Looks interesting! Carol McCleary writes a mystery series with Nellie Bly as an amateur sleuth, a blend of fact and fiction. 3y
I-read-and-eat Creepy... just 5 minutes ago I read an article about Bly who made a name for herself by going undercover in an insane asylumn to expose the mistreatment of the patients. 3y
MrBook @SaraRosett Ooh! I'll have to check it out 😁👏🏻, thank you! @I-read-and-eat 😂👏🏻 The Universe has intended for our paths to cross 😎👍🏻. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😎👍🏻 3y
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Taking Audiobook Suggestions: I started listening to Eighty Days but found I'm far too pissed off to have to listen to Nellie Bly list the lame excuses and reasons why she couldn't be a journalist - her womanly constitution and no dick weren't helping her. I can't listen to that right now. Too fired up. So, I need your help! I need a great listen right now! I can't do anything about oppressed, missing, lost, forsaken women though. I'm listening!

SoniaC I'm listening to The Book of Speculation right now. It's good. Allowing me an escape. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Thanks @SoniaC ! I actually have that audiobook too. 😊 3y
sprainedbrain My go-to recommendation for escapist audio is 3y
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AnnieReads I recommend The Nix by Nathan Hill. 3y
Amandajoy I'm listening to Miss Fisher's Murders. It's a fun mystery with a sassy female lead. It's set in the twenties so she definitely bucks social conventions with some of her actions. I'll also second Shadow of the Wind. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @sprainedbrain oh I read this! So good!!! 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @AnnieReads I just bought this one - but the hardcover. I'm really keen on reading it!! 3y
James The Lies of Locke Lamora is a great audiobook. Good story and pace. Perfect escapism. Awesome characters. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @James thanks! I'll go look that one up! 3y
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kspenmoll
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A borrowed book; someday I must read it! #booktober#somethingborrowed @RealLifeReading

bookishnerd I really wanted this when it came out. Still have yet to read it. lol 3y
kspenmoll @bookishnerd glad I have company! 3y
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Plainy

One of those books that leads to other books- in my case, to Nellie Bly's own account of her adventure and to the Jules Verne classic which inspired the whole thing.

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Great read about a great woman. Happy Birthday, Nellie Bly!

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fabulistfictions
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Happy 152nd birthday to Nellie Bly, an unstoppable American journalist who spent 10 days undercover in a psychiatric hospital and raced Elizabeth Bisland around the world. Looking forward to this part of my summer reading stack.

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This book and these ladies are super inspiring and definitely grab your attention. A lengthy work of nonfiction, but a great look into the life of a lady journalist near the turn of the century and the enormous stunts papers would pull to gain readers.