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A Journal of the Plague Year
A Journal of the Plague Year: Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, as Well Publick as Private, Which Happened in London During the Last Great Visitation in 1665 | Daniel Defoe
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Reviewsbylola
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A great blend of fiction and history. It‘s been years since I read this one, but I‘m a sucker for anything that involves the plague. #fever #movember

emilyhaldi Stacking this ☠️ 2mo
Cinfhen Looks fascinating!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book forever 👉🏽 2mo
Reviewsbylola I just bought that! @Cinfhen 2mo
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Cinfhen That‘s wild!! Let me know how it is ~ was it a #BookOutlet buy!?!!! 2mo
Mdargusch I need to check that one out @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen I just ordered it from #BookOutlet on Black Friday @Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read it for so long!! 2mo
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twohectobooks
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I read this slowly over a period of months and enjoyed it quite a bit. A strange combo of fact and fiction from the early days of the modern novel, it‘s close to a first-hand account of the 1665 plague in London. One year later the whole place burned down so I guess we need to keep the calamities of the early 21st century in perspective. I love these voices out of the past, so different and still so much the same. So grateful for modern medicine.

Tamra Sounds very interesting! 8mo
twohectobooks @Tamra definitely! I love historical fiction but sometimes it‘s really nice to read the closer-to-contemporary sources. 8mo
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twohectobooks
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#weekendreads

1️⃣ Earth Abides and, very slowly, the tagged book
2️⃣ Appointment in Samarra (already finished it!)
3️⃣ Not sure how to answer this one.. it‘s night right now? I don‘t have a particular preference? Other than being an old lady who goes to bed early..

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Guildedearlobe
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My vacation has officially begun. It‘s not official until I buys some books. I picked up a few for my flight next week and getting a jump on this one. I read it years ago when I was too young to appreciate it so giving it another go.

So now I‘m sitting in a farm, listening to a jazz band, drinking beer and reading between sets.

Bookzombie That sounds like a great start to your vacation! 1y
Mollyanna Sounds perfect! Enjoy your vacation! 1y
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fleeting
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Can't wait to pair these two on my next travel! Skull scarf gift from a student. 🖤💀

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Moray_Reads
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A cheerful discovery at work today, a list of deaths and diagnoses during the Great Plague which also happens to be my birthday (321 years early). By December the death-rate was beginning to drop but that's still 3880 bubonic plague deaths in one day! ??
NB if anyone is wondering "rising of the lights" is croup.

Centique That‘s fascinating! What an amazing find - and also 😨 2y
Kalalalatja So crazy! 2y
Simona Really fascinating! Is it in the right column at the top kingevil? I googled this and I found https://www.britannica.com/science/kings-evil Is that it? 2y
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Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja @Centique isn't it? London had c. 480,000 and historians estimate 75-100,000 died in less than a year 2y
Moray_Reads @Simona yes, that's the one. It was believed that the king's (or queen's) touch could cute it 2y
Simona ... touch didn‘t help at least in 10 cases ... 2y
Moray_Reads @Simona too true... 2y
LeahBergen 8 died from “winde”? I better warn my husband. 😆 2y
batsy That is fascinating and terrifying. And over a hundred died from "teeth" issues :( 2y
Dragon Who knew Lethargy was lethal.? 2y
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Quasifesto
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#riotgrams #nakedhardbacks Journal of the Plague Year is my most interesting hardback cover. The bit of red peaking over the top is the slipcase. Impulse buy from Memphis bookstore a few years back. I have yet to read it 😕

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booklineandsinker
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Finally finished this after struggling through it for around 3 months! Unfortunately, i wasn't a fan :'(

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Seshat
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I have a lot of orange books, too. #17rainbowbooks #day2 #orangesorotherfruit @jess.how

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Seshat
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#orangebooks #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading #day14 Most of these are only orange in their spine.

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