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When Breath Becomes Air
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Readswithcoffee
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This should be required reading for all medical students.

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Readswithcoffee
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Such a moving, well-written book. It depends on the person and where they are in their journey, but this might be too intense for those in the throes of dealing with a cancer diagnosis or TBI.

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Tanisha_A
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An important, life changing read. I knew what i was going in for when i picked it up (heartbreaking), but i have come out gaining wisdom on significance of relationships we forge, finding joy in what we do (for work and leisure), letting go the trivialities, understanding inevitability of death, and most supremely the meaning of life. This is something i see myself reading again in future. A profound memoir!

Cathythoughts Beautiful book♥️💔 3d
sudi I have this on kindle, but never got to reading it. Which reminds how many ebooks i already own and i'm not even close to finishing the list 😁 3d
batsy Lovely review ❤️ I want to read this, but I know it will be sad 💔 3d
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Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @batsy Loved loved it. A significant one! 💚 Sad, but full of life lessons. 3d
Tanisha_A @sudi Hahah! That's a big (and good) problem, my friend! Hope you get to this soon! ❤️ 3d
minkyb Heartfelt review! 3d
readordierachel Great review 💕 3d
Tanisha_A @minkyb @readordierachel Thanks ladies! 💌 2d
RaimeyGallant Oh wow. Sounds like quite a memoir. 1d
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I don't know who's gonna kiss you when I'm gone
So I'm gonna love you now, like it's all I have
I know it'll kill me when it's over
I don't wanna think about it, I want you to love me now🎶

Amidst a blossoming career as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 36. He died before completing his book. You can see in the image how much love this family had for each other
#lovemenow #amonthofsongs

Rachel.Rencher I literally cried so hard when I got to the end of this book 😭 1w
Cathythoughts Beautiful book 👍🏻♥️💔 (edited) 1w
looking_for_mikaela This is one of my favorites! ❤️ 1w
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arlenefinnigan The final chapter destroyed me. Might relisten to this to spur me on in my fundraising for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. 💔 1w
marleed Just thinking about this story makes me cry. 1w
Crazeedi This was so good and so heartbreaking 1w
OriginalCyn620 😢😢😢 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! 1w
BooknerdsLife I have the book on my TBR since forever but still too afraid of reading it yet...One of these days , I'll be brave enough to read his story 😢😢💖 1w
Eggs @BooknerdsLife Do not be afraid. Though it may make you cry, it is actually full of love and life and emotionally intelligent themes 👏🏻💗🌸 1w
BooknerdsLife @Eggs awww I know ☺️💕 I love what it‘s about & I will! Just put it on reserve from my library and will get to it ASAP 🙌🏼💜📚 But I already know my heart will break into million pieces with this one! 😭😭 1w
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mnpopcan
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I couldn't put it down!

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gradcat
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#anglophileapril

(Day 20 - #EveryBreathYouTake)

*I haven‘t read this book, but I‘ve read about it...this doctor, who died at age 37, wrote a bestselling memoir about his struggle with lung cancer. The prompt reminded me that I need to read this book (maybe we all should read it). I‘ve read only great things about Kalanithi‘s book (forward is contributed by Abraham Verghese, another inspired writer).

Cinfhen I have read this book. It‘s excellent but the REALLY powerful part for me was the epilogue written by his wife 💥💥Her writing and “story” was breathtaking 😭😭😭 1mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Oh, thanks for telling me. I wasn‘t aware of that—it just makes me want to read it more. I‘m glad to have heard from someone who has actually read it, so thanks very much for commenting. On another note, are you close to being ready for Passover? ♥️👋 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I agree with @Cinfhen , the epilogue was really touching, I gave it a Pick because of the epilogue. 1mo
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gradcat @erzascarletbookgasm Okay, well I‘ve stacked it, so hopefully I‘ll remember to get to it. Was it that his portion was too much of a downer, or what? It sounds like both you and @Cinfhen didn‘t really love the main body of the book...? 1mo
Cinfhen For me, and I feel terrible saying this, Paul approached his illness clinically so book read a little cold/impersonal but his wife wrote from the heart and that left such an impression. 1mo
Cinfhen Passover began last night and so far it‘s been a lovely holiday filled with family & friends 💕thanks for asking 1mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s a fantastic book. I‘ve read it twice. 1mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I guess he couldn‘t get away from his “physician” self...thanks so much for elaborating. And I‘m happy you‘re having a nice holiday so far...hope it continues in that vein. 👍 1mo
gradcat @Reviewsbylola Thanks for weighing in! I appreciate you 😍 1mo
Mdargusch I‘m afraid to read this one. Sounds too heartbreaking. 💔 1mo
gradcat @Mdargusch I know what you mean...that‘s probably why I haven‘t read it yet. 1mo
emilyhaldi I can‘t read books about sickness and dying 😩 4w
gradcat @emilyhaldi I know, they do seem like the kinds of books that would bring a person down, or at the very least, just add to the load of concerns that one is already carrying around on one‘s back, if you know what I mean. 😔 4w
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I would not recommend reading this book on your commute. Unless you enjoy crying in front of strangers, in which case I would highly recommend reading this book on your commute. Loved the above quote that Kalanithi references several times throughout (it‘s Samuel Beckett) and the above picture was an installation at Art Basel by Alfredo Jaar. Read the book.

charl08 Love the art. I'm not sure I could bear the book... 1mo
Itchyfeetreader I have this in my TBR but took a call I wasn‘t ready for it to come off the shelf yet 1mo
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This book is so full of meaning with its thoughtful reflections and wise conclusions about terminal illness and death. As a person who struggles with chronic illness and lost her father to cancer at 19, this was a difficult but thoroughly worthy read.

“What happened to Paul was tragic, but he was not a tragedy.”

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annahenke
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I‘m not crying, you‘re crying. #sadbooks #memoir

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Chelsey
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Be prepared to love this man and be devastated at the end. I sobbed through the epilogue, half for the loss of Paul, and half in preemptive grief at the thought of losing my own husband. This is a stunning book. Part autobiography, but mostly existential examination of what it is to really live. The epitome of an examined life. Why did I wait so long to read it? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Joanne1 Yes! 2mo
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I can't add much to the many positive reviews from critics and readers alike. It is beautifully written and it will likely touch you in unexpected ways. We know the ending but Paul Kalanithi's work reminds us that it is the journey that has meaning. Our lives are enriched each time we join someone on this journey or begin our own.

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Smrloomis
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Kindle deal for $1.99 USD 🥳 if you can handle the content 😭

zsuzsanna_reads I thought of reading it but decided I just couldn't do it from where I am in life right now. 😟 2mo
Smrloomis @zsuzsanna_reads I hear you! I thought it was very moving but sometimes you just need to avoid things that are too heavy or hit too close to home (or whatever). Perfectly understandable choice. 2mo
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The problem, however, eventually became evident: to make science the arbiter of metaphysics is to banish not only God from the world but also love, hate, meaning--to consider a world that is self-evidently not the world we live in.

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I was pursuing medicine to bear witness to the twinned mysteries of death...

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DoubleARon
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This was a powerful and moving memoir. Much like Tuesday's with morrie, but more personal. Beautiful writing and powerful prose.

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trigeekgirl
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I had met her in a place where she was a person, instead of a problem to be solved.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💖 3mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !!🎉🎉 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷🌷 3mo
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The author was a medical student, aspiring to be one of the best, when he was diagnosed with cancer. Such an insightful look on life and death from a doctor‘s and patient‘s perspective. This is his brave and inspirational story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Great book 3mo
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looking_for_mikaela
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I can‘t even begin to imagine the enormity of such a realization. We the living take so much of it for granted, forgetting we will all share in a few key experiences, chief among those being death. When Breath Becomes Air was well written, sometimes scientific, and a interesting glimpse into death.

#overdrive #nonfiction #saturdaymornings

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Camellia1
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Thought-provoking

Soubhiville Hi there! Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 4mo
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 4mo
tpixie 🥳📚🥳 Welcome!! 🥳🎉🥳 4mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉 4mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4mo
gradcat Welcome to Litsy!! 🎈 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4mo
Butterfinger Welcome!! 4mo
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BarbaraBB
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#WhenIGrowUp, he thought, I will be a famous neurosurgeon, but it went different. Kalanithi died of cancer at 37 years old.

The way he approaches the diagnosis is very scientific, probably the only way for him to deal with the situation. I can understand but it made this a difficult read for me as it felt very detached. The epilogue by his wife was heartbreaking though. How I wish for a world without cancer.

#MusicalNewYear #ReadingUSA2019 CA

LapReader I found his wife was the better writer. She brought me to tears. 4mo
catebutler I felt the same way about this book. The afterword by his wife, was my favourite part of the book! 😢 4mo
Cinfhen Same @LapReader @catebutler @BarbaraBB The wife‘s epilogue was 💔 You know she remarried the husband who lost his wife to cancer 4mo
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Cinfhen Stunning photo 4mo
Kaye Good job , completing CA. How many or what states do you have dine so far ? Are you picking in any order or just randomly ? I‘m just doing the random way 4mo
NatalieR Such a good book! Great pic too!! 4mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Really? That is quite special I think. I haven‘t read that one and I don‘t know if I can handle another such memoir any time soon 💔 4mo
BarbaraBB @LapReader @catebutler I think because her part was more emotional I liked it better, I felt I could connect to her in a way I couldn‘t to her husband. 4mo
BarbaraBB @kaye I‘ve read 5 states so far. I read them randomly and will post a map (the one you shared with me) at the end of the month to keep track of my progressing! 4mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one ♥️👍🏻 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm For me, the epilogue saves the book..brought tears to my eyes. 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard that memoir is also heartbreaking. I‘ve lost to many people to breast cancer, and 2 of my 4 SIL are breast cancer survivors, I don‘t think I can read that memoir either 😢But I do love that their spouses found each other💕💕💕 4mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Oh no, that would be a real hard read for you then. 😢 4mo
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm I agree, it would be a so-so without the epilogue for me! 4mo
Librarybelle Nice review and beautiful photo! 4mo
Kaye Good job ,Barbara , will be interested to see your map. 4mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I did not know she remarried! 4mo
Cinfhen Yes @Crazeedi it‘s sort of a modern day love story 💕I‘m happy for them & their children 4mo
emilyhaldi Ugh, this is sitting on my shelf bc @Reviewsbylola convinced me to pick it up at a library sale, but I don't know if I will ever have the strength to read it 😆💙 4mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi My mascara was on my lips once I finished the epilogue this morning 😭 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read this twice now. 😭😭😭 4mo
vivastory This sounds like such a difficult book 4mo
vivastory Emotionally anyways 4mo
Pricel101 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @kaye it‘s a hard read. @samjmitchell agree books like this need to be read & talked about! 💜🙏💜 4mo
samjmitchell I read it and agree! The beginning with him I asked a lot of questions - if this was my scenario, what would I do? (Funny enough, it became mine and I don‘t think I could read it now). The ending with his wife was very moving. That‘s a different cover then I‘ve seen here in Canada!! @Pricel101 (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB @samjmitchell I am so sorry for you to hear that. This book must be way too hard to read for you now. I wish you all the best and strength and luck and miracles 🍀💕 4mo
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Nidhi_Ashok
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We go through life doing the things we are basically designed to. Rarely stop and think about the bigger picture. Humans being the only animals on this planet gifted with consciousness, is it justified to only do the basics? This book is about a person who wants to embrace the bigger picture and push to do something more. In his short life span he tries his best to touch as many lives possible through bringing justice to his vocation.

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saradxxiii
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What a heart-wrenching way to begin the 2019 Popsugar reading challenge! This was my pick for “A book published posthumously” and I couldn‘t put it down! I got a little over halfway through the 2018 challenge, so it feels good to already have one down for 2019. 📚

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Kdgordon88
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My 2019 Reading Resolutions are 1) Complete #LitsyAtoZ challenge 2) my own challenge to read one classic a month and 3) less screen time more audio stitching. What are yours?

Tagged book is my first read of 2019.

Happy New Year! 🎆

AmyG Happy 2019 🎉 5mo
JoScho Same to you 🥳 5mo
tracey38 Happy New Year 5mo
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ShhImreading
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It‘s a wrap! Gift stack for my daughter!!! It brings me great joy that as she grows older she‘s developing a love of reading. She requested the bottom two and the top is from me. This type of book isn‘t my norm but I picked it up as she‘s pre-med neuroscience. So this gift is full of my highlights and scribbles. Hope she loves her mini haul!!!

RaimeyGallant Books make the best gifts. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 5mo
Crazeedi Welcome! 5mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 5mo
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I finished the #2018readharder reading challenge. @bookriot

AWahle Lol! We both read Priestdaddy as our book for a cover you hate! I wonder how many other people did the same. 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @AWahle Lol! I did enjoy the book and actually heard Patricia Lockwood at a book festival. (edited) 5mo
AWahle I enjoyed it too. Some of the other covers I‘ve seen are much better! 5mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess @awahle. I agree about the other covers. 5mo
rather_be_reading good job! 5mo
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Eggs
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Day15 #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x Paul Kalanithi died at 37 - metastatic lung cancer - but left behind a wonderful memoir. Grab the tissues

arlenefinnigan Do NOT listen to the last chapter while driving. 😪 5mo
Cathythoughts I really loved this book ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
MeesesPieces I loved that book! I cried so hard! 5mo
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Zelma @8little_paws wow, I had no idea. Thanks for linking. 5mo
Eggs @Zelma @8little_paws great new chapter for both families ♥️ 5mo
SarahBradley This was so beautiful—read a few years back. 5mo
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Kaye
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Dear Daria , @dariazeoli

Thank you so much for the gifted Kindle book ! That was so sweet of you. I‘ve heard a lot about this book. I‘ll look forward to reading it in the future. It sounds like one I‘d like : a memoir that teaches us more about Life and how to live it to our full potential.
You guys are all so kind. I appreciate this very much ♥️

#kindlitsy

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
AmyG Such a great book! 5mo
Kaye I‘ve heard good things about it 👍🏼. @AmyG 5mo
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dariazeoli Glad the gifting works! Please let me know how you wind up liking this one ❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one ♥️👍🏻hope you enjoy Kay ( Julie ) 5mo
Kaye Will do 👍🏼. @dariazeoli. (edited) 5mo
Kaye Thanks @JoScho 💖 @Cathythoughts 💖 5mo
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Kamisha
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Wow. That epilogue. This was such a beautiful and emotional book! Something I‘m definitely not sure I normally would have picked up if it weren‘t for my reading challenge, but I‘m glad I did.

Read this for my #readharder2018 #posthumous prompt.

Samplergal I loved it. 5mo
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Panpan

It feels unkind to pan a memoir written by a doctor dying of cancer, but after hearing the high praise for this book, I was disappointed. I thought it would be more poignant. There was an element of missed futility for me in the harshness of a doctor who trains his whole career to be a neurosurgeon only to have that life paused indefinitely due to illness. I didn‘t feel that the memoir well explored living in the present.

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Smrloomis
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Kindle deal 🎉 I thought this was amazing if it appeals to you.

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Aimeesue
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Ebook is on sale today. Not exactly holiday reading, but I‘ll read it after New Year‘s
#Kindle Deals

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Insightsintobooks
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I've heard good things about this one. Is it good?

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

ErinC So good. Have tissues ready. 6mo
Insightsintobooks @ErinC good to know.. goes to find tissues... 5mo
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LittleWonder
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I never wanted to read this book - but I‘m a better person for having done so (thanks to my book club!).

Is it sad? Oh yes - but it‘s also filled with science, relationships, search for purpose and meaning, as well as love.

Tamra You are brave. 6mo
LittleWonder @tamra We get to process it as a group tomorrow. What a book! 6mo
Eggs Yes sad, but so important 6mo
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At just under 200 pages, I thought this would take me two hours to read. It actually took two DAYS because I kept stopping to reflect upon the wisdom, humor and sorrow within it. One of the most poignant things about Dr. Kalanithi‘s story is that he had postponed learning how to live while pursuing his career in neurosurgery. By the time he was ready to enjoy a life outside the operating room, what he needed to learn was how to die-- at only 36.

MicrobeMom Great book! 6mo
Beatlefan129 I loved this one, so beautiful and sad 6mo
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Tears you up

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I‘m finally getting around to reading When Breath Becomes Air. The Smoky Mountains are the perfect spot to read great books. #BookNerd #BookAddict

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I just happened to start listening to The Book of Joy after finishing When Breath Becomes Air and it was the most serendipitous coincidence! These are not the type of books I usually read, and I think they each opened my mind to the value of the other. Some thoughts on this and a bonus kid book pairing I‘d highly recommend: http://www.bornandreadinchicago.com/2018/09/book-pairing-when-breath-becomes-air...

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This was sad, so I‘m softening it with some cat. I can‘t imagine how frustrating it must be to work so many years towards something, and then find out you are dying when you are almost done. Kalanithi could surely have not only been a great surgeon but also written many good books if he had lived, since he certainly has talent for that as well. I can‘t help but wonder how much student debt all his academic pursuits added up to though...

Cathythoughts I loved this ❤️💔 8mo
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Susanita
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1. Yes.
2. Long story short, I never learned how to do ratios and percentages. This year it‘s 8 of 43 so far, whatever that works out to be.
3. History, memoirs.
4. Dewey the Library Cat
5. Tagged.
#hellothursday

CouronneDhiver A little less than 5:1 ratio 😊 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 8mo
keithmalek I forgot how these things work. Do I have to be tagged? 8mo
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Susanita @keithmalek I don‘t think you need to be tagged for this one. (Or any of them, really.) 8mo
keithmalek Okay, but how do I share it, with my answers? 8mo
Susanita @keithmalek I just take a screenshot and make a new post with the photo. On my phone the “transform” 1.1 works well to get the size right. There‘s probably an easier way, but that works for me. 8mo
Susanita @keithmalek Also, @Chelleo made some great tutorials and posted them on YouTube. Very helpful for new tips or as a refresher! 8mo
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LibrarianChels
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“Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job—not a calling.” This book spoke to me on many levels. Highly recommend it, although you may drop some tears.

BakingAndBooks Definitely cried at the end 😭 9mo
LibrarianChels @BakingAndBooks, definitely got a lump in my throat well before the end! 9mo
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Susanita
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I‘m not running the timer for #24B4Monday - just plan to read a lot this weekend. Finished this last night and fell asleep on the couch with my phone clutched in my hand! This book did not wow me, but it‘s beautiful and thought provoking and sad in its own way. Fulfills the posthumous publication task of the #ReadHarder challenge and reading way ahead for #bookclub in January.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Thank you so much for my #hometownswap package @goodbyefrancie So many books! I especially love the tote as well. I hope you like your package. 🤗

Great Swap @MicrobeMom @readinginthedark

goodbyefrancie Hooray, so glad you like it! My hometown is pretty boring, so I had to think bigger. 😊 9mo
goodbyefrancie I loved that tote so much, I bought myself one! Cute tote, good cause. 9mo
readinginthedark @goodbyefrancie I went the general Missouri route, too. 😆 Good idea to include a cookbook! I didn't think of that...something with barbecue would've been great! 9mo
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Joanne1
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Oh how I wept!! This was an insight into both the gruelling task of becoming an extraordinary doctor/surgeon/scientist/thinker and the gruelling task of battling cancer. Life can be cruel but this is not a book about that. It is a beautiful testament to the meaning of life and the purpose of living.

Clare_Riley This made me cry too. Such a sad book 😞 9mo
Itchyfeetreader I have this bit don‘t feel quite ready to reward it yet 9mo
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Joanne1
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I worked all weekend, so with today and tomorrow off and new assignments due I intend to plant myself by the heater and read. This one has been on my radar since it was first published.

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Davidtk20
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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“You can‘t ever reach perfection but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving”

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Reviewsbylola
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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This was such a powerful book when I read it last year that I decided to reread it via audio. Although Kalanithi‘s story still holds a lot of weight, I didn‘t feel as strongly about the audio version. Something about a narrator reading Paul‘s words felt a little funny, and his wife‘s afterword (not read by her) also felt similarly. Still an amazing book though. #knowingneknowingyou #abbainaugust

Meredith3 Omg sometimes audio books can really throw me off 9mo
Cathythoughts Great book 📖 ❤️. I find myself slowing down on the audio these days. Maybe just a phase... preferring the written word just now (edited) 9mo
Mdargusch Audiobooks narrators really make or break a book. 9mo
emilyhaldi Someday I'll be brave enough to try this book😬 9mo
Cinfhen I agree this was a powerful book but I think hearing it read by someone else would take away some of the impact 9mo
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Macnjen
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Audiobook. Oh my, wow. Well narrated story still sad even though you know the outcome in chapter 1. Wow.