Great book and great listen
Great book and great listen
My contribution for the “J” prompt in #30junebooks is “The Great Influenza” by JOHN M. Barry. This is a fascinating examination of the influenza epidemic of 1918, in which 100 million people worldwide died. (100 MILLION. In 24 weeks. 😳) I‘m a sucker for disease and epidemic books, and this one hit all my must-haves for a great work of narrative nonfiction.
My little man is on day 4 of being home from school and day 5 of suffering from the flu. I can‘t imagine how sick he would have been if we wasn‘t vaccinated! Well gives mom a whole lot of time to catch up on reading and knitting!
Something cheerful for the ride in.
Very interesting. I've learned a lot about the period and the pandemic. I was always curious about that since I've seen many, many graves in the local cemetery all dated the same few weeks of 1918. It's worth of note though that it's a heavy reading and sometimes the text just doesn't flow.
I am finally done. I primarily read this book at school in chunks of 15-20 minutes twice a week. I learned a lot and can teach my virology friends some things ;). My only complaint was disregarding Ms.Rosalind Franklin about DNA and stating things that aren‘t 100% certain.
#science #influenza #epidemiology
Excuse me?!? What about Ms. Rosalind Franklin?!?!
Eating some pineapple curry and getting caught up on my reading #thai
I finally got to a used bookstore in town that for some reason had never visited. I am in love! 😍 I'll take photos next time, but this place was great! Friendly knowledgeable owner, organized, tons of subjects, lots of light, cozy, books in a great condition, and a cat. 😻 this was my #bookhaul that I spent a bit too much on.
Beautifully written book considering the subject. It ranges from the science to war to life to misinformation all while bring the people discussed to life with all of their flaws.
I was in avoidance mode today & took refuge in reading & science which is my jam. Donated blood to start this Inauguration Day off right & am now reading this amazing book about the 1918 flu epidemic.
The books that strike fear in my heart are a little different than your average horror/thriller/suspense book. I shared 8 books that scared me on my blog today (http://www.offthebeatenshelf.com/blog/halloween2016) so does that mean my #giveascarybook hashtag counts 8 times? 😝 Let's give more kids more books!
#allhallowsread #booktober #scaretober #halloween #giveascarybook
This is an incredible book, Rosie and I were fascinated by the wealth of information we never knew about this pandemic. And what our government did to deny this was happening, just because they were all about the Great War. Needless lives lost in so many ways. Highly recommend
Current read. It's fascinating!