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The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon | David Grann
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post BestsellerIn 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called The Lost City of Z. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcetts quest for Z and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bookwormjillk
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My son is away this weekend, so I decided to do a deep clean of his room. The Lost City of Z has been a good soundtrack because it‘s very possible that I would have found flesh eating rainforest insects in the mess under his bed 🤢

vivastory 😂😂I loved that book. Have you read 6mo
Bookwormjillk @vivastory no, not yet. It‘s on my list though! 6mo
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khooliha

Another tbr pick for me, Sisko's search for a lost city goes way better than this one does, I think. I had to look Rapture up to refresh my memory, but of course, it's the locust episode. A damn good one!
#startreksummerjune

Megabooks I ended up really liking this book! 6mo
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Larkken
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Watched the movie first. It was very focused on the city itself, and the all-consuming /tragedy/ of it all. And... The book is way different! It's about explorers and exploring and the fascination of the unknown. Plus, weirdly, I've also been playing the newest Lara Croft and it is filthy with Fawcett references 🤣. #24b4Monday

Megabooks I loved this book, but haven‘t watched the movie. 7mo
Seshat I listened to the audiobook before I watched the movie 7mo
Seshat Both were excellent. 7mo
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Seshat May I recommend the film Embrace of the Serpent and the book Invention of Nature? 7mo
Larkken @Seshat I'll have to look them up, thanks! 7mo
Larkken @Megabooks @Seshat the book intrigued me I think bc I really wanted to know why Fawcett was so convinced the city existed. I'm glad I tried it! It's already much more interesting than just that 👍 7mo
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I listened to this as I drove from Boston to Grand Forks, ND. I really liked the narrator, which I‘m picky about. The story was fascinating, but I often found myself getting riled up about the self-importance of the explorers, their disregard for others, religious conversion, and the treatment of indigenous peoples. Not the author‘s fault, though. But I could have done with fewer descriptions of maggots in wounds and bugs on eyeballs.

Megabooks I read this audio as well, and really enjoyed it. I‘ve also read this book by him and liked it. The three sections each have a different narrator. (edited) 7mo
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Blaire
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I‘m amazed by the risks people willingly subject themselves to. The fearlessness it took to enter the Amazonian jungle is astounding and the conditions fawcett endured for exploration. I was fascinated both by Grann‘s decision to undertake the journey as well as Fawcett‘s and the ending was very satisfying. I will say all those bugs and maggots - I would never cut it. So many scenes made me shudder.

BiblioLitten Superb view🌳🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳 8mo
Tamra Perfect green setting for that book! That story is a real adventure. 8mo
Crazeedi Beautiful place to read! Lucky you, and so green!!❤❤ 8mo
Blaire @Crazeedi @tamra @bibliolitten thank you! Feel very lucky to have this view. 7mo
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REPollock
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Holy crap, but I definitely never want to visit the Amazon rain forest after reading this book. Some of the parasites and predators that live there sound absolutely terrifying. A good piece of narrative nonfiction, glad I read it.

Crazeedi Cute little bunny!!🐰 done with Easter I'm thinking 😉 8mo
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REPollock
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I‘m sucked into this book but GODDAMN are there some horrific creatures in the Amazon. The fish that swims up your [redacted] ?! NO THANK YOU.

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Olivia306
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This was an enthralling read about P.H. Fawcet and his disappearance in the Amazonian forest in 1925, of which I didn‘t know much beforehand. The timeline switches back and forth between present and past and it contains a thorough research, filled with fragments from Fawcet‘s personal journals and other personal accounts. It‘s an awesome tale about exploration and sacrfice, obsession and tragedy. And in an odd way, about vindication as well.

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This is the story about Percy Fawcett, explorer who was obsessed with mythological city - El Dorado, and who eventually disappeared in the jungle (in 1925). It‘s also the story about author - David Grann and his obsession with the Fawcett, and his expedition to find Fawcett. Although I liked some parts, especially parts from Fawcett‘s diary, I find the story as whole rather boring. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen I was really drawn to this story. I was totally fascinated. Although I heard the movie was terrible. 9mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @Cinfhen the movie was horrible. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds intriguing, sorry it didn‘t live up to the hype for you. 9mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I felt the same way about this one. 🙂 9mo
Cinfhen My hubby is quite the movie critic and he had NOTHING nice to say about the film @MaleficentBookDragon which goes to prove @Bookzombie #TheBookIsAlwaysBetter 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Cinfhen I was angry after watching it. Angry at the movie and angry at myself for sticking around for the whole thing. 😕 9mo
Cinfhen That‘s the worst @MaleficentBookDragon and I‘m surprised because I felt this book WOULD make a good movie 🍿 😜 9mo
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Before picking up this book I knew nothing of Percy Fawcett and his ill fated search for the City of Z, his name for the legendary El Dorado, in the jungles of the Amazon in 1925. He was quite a character, a real life Indiana Jones and I loved reading of his adventures and of the Royal Geographical Society to which he and other famous explorers belonged. This was my L book for #litsyatoz2019.

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seydoggy
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I am a sucker for an Amazon adventure with archeological significance.

DebbieGrillo Have you read The Magicians by Lev Grossman? Looking at the books you've posted about oh, I think you would like it. 10mo
seydoggy I have not but I will look it up. 10mo
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Tove_Reads
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I enjoyed this book about searching for a legend and the man who was searching for the legend - Fawcett and Z. The story went back and forth between the old and new quest. Never realized how obsessed people are and have been with Fawcett. Fawcett and his family were I obsessed as well. The intriguing part was that Grann got to study diaries others didn‘t get to read. Quick, easy read, enlightening and made me want to learn more!

Tove_Reads #subjectofthemonth True stories 10mo
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Bookwurmz
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Not as amazing as Killers of the Flower Moon, but interesting. Went deeper into a known story a little too much for me.

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IamIamIam
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Audiocrocheting after I decided on this for #relatedtoapodcast! 🤘 I've seen this floating around for a while but finally took the leap. 😁
#Booked2019
@cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage

Cinfhen I LOVED this book!! I was enthralled!!! 10mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Whoo hoo!!!!! 🎉😁🎉😁 10mo
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LOVED Killers of the Flower Moon, so I had to read Grann‘s other work. I was equally enthralled with this story of adventure and loss in the Amazon, and was even surprised by the conclusion. I hadn‘t even heard of Percy Harrison Fawcett before this book, but I have read The River if Doubt, which chronicles Teddy Roosevelt‘s trip through the Amazon (which is referenced several times in this book).
Grann‘s work is thorough and compelling.

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This one started out gangbusters, crazy fascinating! It did slow a bit and I found myself having to push a bit to finish but felt rewarded in the end. So interesting to think about a time when we were still discovering the world. If you are interested in adventure, anthropology, and real travel, definitely check this book out. David Grann is a singular talent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #NONFICTION2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

vivastory Great review. I agree. I loved this one. 10mo
Literary_Siren I have yet to read the book. I‘ve seen the movie and I loved it! (I didn‘t realize when I watched the movie that it was a book.) 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds fascinating! 10mo
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Tamra It‘s so good! 10mo
Julsmarshall It‘s a movie @Literary_Siren ? 10mo
Megabooks I love David Grann! 10mo
Literary_Siren @Julsmarshall yes! The MC is played by Charlie Hunnam! 🖤 10mo
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Julsmarshall
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‪Day 2, book 4 of #24byMonday ! What are you reading this morning? @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid I'm starting this one 😍 11mo
Andrew65 I‘m currently reading 11mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid I want to read that one. Too many books too little time. 11mo
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TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 they should come up with a way to download books into people's brains or something so that way we could read more 🤪 11mo
readtheworld Just finished One Out of Two by Daniel Sada. Hope you‘re enjoying Lost City of Z (I did!) 11mo
Julsmarshall Ooh, good one @TheReadingMermaid ! @Andrew65 This has been in my TBR for years! @readtheworld I am! 11mo
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Megabooks
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#NoFemmeber #nonfictionNovember

This book is fantastic. It is about Percy Fawcett‘s journeys into the #Amazon looking for a lost city. It was also made into a movie in 2017. Reviews of the movie are mixed, but I highly recommend the #audiobook. #booktomovie

Cinfhen And I LOVED the print version. This book got me started with my ❤️ for nonfiction ❣️❣️❣️ 13mo
Cinfhen I did hear movie was awful. I‘m surprised the book was super entertaining 13mo
Literary_Siren @Cinfhen I really liked the movie. But I have not read the book yet. 😬 13mo
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Cinfhen I‘m glad you liked the movie @Literary_Siren 😁My hubby & son went to see it and they both hated it!!! Probably not enough action for them🙄 13mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yeah sometimes the movie adaptations can go awry. I rarely watch the movie if I really enjoyed the book. I guess I don‘t want to sully the memory. I‘m really glad you love it now! 13mo
Megabooks Nonfiction that is! @Cinfhen (edited) 13mo
Megabooks @Literary_Siren I recommend the book for sure, but I can‘t say how similar the book and movie are. 13mo
Literary_Siren I definitely plan on reading the book. When I saw the movie I didn‘t realize it was a book. 13mo
Billypar Read the book this year and really enjoyed it! No idea it was a movie. I feel like Grann's other one, Killers of the Flower Mom reminded me more of a film, and I just looked it up, and there's apparently one in the works with Scorsese and DiCaprio signed on 😮 13mo
Megabooks @Billypar Awesome!!! I loved Flower Moon. I read it as part of the BOTM challenge, and it definitely made me want to read more by him. I even convinced my nonfiction-hating mom to read Flower Moon and she enjoyed it 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks for the info! 13mo
Billypar @Megabooks Yes- I was formerly a fiction-only reader, and I would definitely recommend this to non-fiction skeptics! 13mo
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Battledoll
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Very well written and researched. I didn‘t find the book as entertaining as I expected but this is because I didn‘t find Fawcett as interesting as others did. Also, a lot of popular books written about historical events sometimes fall into the trap of downplaying racism and other ugliness as being just of its time or not relevant, especially if they like their subject. Grann doesn‘t do this which I appreciated.

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Woop_A_Doop
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The book presents an exciting adventure and has a lot of emotional suspension,adding to the reader‘s thrill.This book also has unexpected turns and twists.

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Cody_Starnes
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I would have given this book a 3/10 until the last chapter and now it‘s about a 4.5/10. I felt the book hinges too much on the disparity of the journey whereas I wanted to ready of the potential beauty of this brutal landscape.

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Billypar
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Grann can turn a decent true story into something you crave like an addictive mystery novel. His chronicle of Percy Fawcett's search for the Amazonian #cityofdreams he referred to as 'Z' is gripping. Incredible how explorers of his time (early 20th century) thrust themselves into the unknown, and all they endured for their quest. I thought Grann's own journey to where Fawcett vanished would be the highlight but nothing beat the main narrative.

Tamra I think about this account often and I find it so dismaying Fawcett died not knowing he had achieved his life‘s ambition. Unrequited passion, in a manner of speaking. It‘s a haunting story. It‘s crazy how many other pre & post explorers have died on the same quest. 1y
Cinfhen I love your collage 🙌🏻💕and this is one of my favorite NF - I liked it more than 1y
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Kalalalatja Well, with a review like that, I have to try it! 1y
Billypar @Tamra It's even more maddening that, if I'm understanding Grann's closing implication correctly, he might have been treading right over where 'Z' once was. 1y
Billypar @Cinfhen Thanks- what I could find of the Amazon around my apt 😁. For me, it's close in comparing to Killers- I think I enjoyed that one slightly more, but really liked both- little other NF like it. 1y
Billypar @Kalalalatja Hope you enjoy the journey! 1y
Tamra @Billypar yes, that‘s what I mean. So sad! 1y
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Autumnscribe
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At the half way point I am Really enjoying the combination of elements that are included in this book: tales of the intrepid explorer, sifting through libraries and basements the world over for historic records personal journals, and finally the author‘s own tales of the naïveté/ineptitude in retracing Fawcett‘s ill fated expedition.

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We all need a little distraction from time to time, there are plenty of novels out there that can provide an enjoyable diversion. Whether you‘re looking for a little vicarious thrill, romance, or a literary jaunt to a far-off locale, here‘s some great books to escape with.
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry

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mllemay
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I‘ve read and enjoyed many of David Grann‘s articles in The New Yorker but this is my first time reading one of his books. I really liked it! He tells the story in a very interesting way and finds a way to humanize the people he writes about even when they‘re so far removed from him. I also learned about so many more deadly things in nature 😳 I‘ll definitely read more of his work.

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Lexeegee
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This audiobook started out a bit slow, but redeemed itself. Percy Fawcett was convinced the lost City if El Dorado existed and dedicated his life to finding it. David Grann sets out to discover what happened to Fawcett and to look for the fables City Of Z

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Howseldomtheydo
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Percy Fawcett set out to find this mythical city in 1925 – and never returned. #riotgrams #TravelsandAdventures #currentlyreading

Mdargusch This was definitely a haunting one. 2y
Crazeedi This looks gooood!!!! Adding 2y
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NCNY
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This was a great story of adventure, history and anthropology. The conditions of the expeditions in the Amazon seem unbearable and it's mind-boggling that anyone would persevere through them. The explorers' dedication and curiosity is admirable.

The book is also kind of a mystery about the fate of one of the world's great explorers. The author wrapped the book up in a really satisfying way even without having all the answers.

Emiller I loved this book! 2y
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Megabooks
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Grann‘s backlist doesn‘t disappoint. A fine piece of #narrativenonfiction! He keeps the duel narrative of his trips to see Fawcett‘s relatives to the Amazon and Fawcett‘s trips easily synched. His use of first-person sources really made the narrative shine. First-class reporting with a twist at the end! Highly recommend, even to those who don‘t like nonfiction. 4.5⭐️

April entry for #nonfiction2018

Godmotherx5 I have it. Another in a long line waiting for my attention. 2y
Megabooks @Godmotherx5 Right?!? There are so many good ones. 2y
Godmotherx5 Yep! 🕒📖🕘 2y
Reviewsbylola I need to try this again. I loved Flower Moon but gave up on this a few pages in. 2y
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Mdargusch
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David Grann sets off to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century “ in this book about the jungles of #Brazil. Percy Fawcett sets off to find the Lost City of Z and is never seen or heard of again. #aprella

Cinfhen I loved this book but I heard the movie was crap 😝 2y
emilyhaldi I need to borrow this from you 😄 2y
Andrea4 My hubby really enjoyed this one! 2y
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Mdargusch I‘m not sure where my copy went @emilyhaldi ? 2y
Mdargusch That‘s disappointing @Cinfhen - do you know why? 2y
Reviewsbylola Fascinating! 2y
Cinfhen My hubby said it was boring, poorly acted and lacked storyline 2y
arubabookwoman I loved this book. I also liked his latest Killers Of The Flower Moon. 2y
cherinium I recently bought this book and am excited to read it! 2y
Meredith3 I've gotta read this! 2y
Mdargusch You should! @Meredith3 🕷🐍🦎 2y
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Librarybelle
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This is on my to read list, and I think parts take place in #Brazil ...if not, in the Amazon jungles. #aprella

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read this! 2y
Cinfhen I LOVED this book.... not sure about Brazil but definitely the Amazon Jungle🐲🐍🕷🎋🦎read it @Reviewsbylola 2y
Cinfhen And of course you too, Jess 2y
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emilyhaldi This has been on my list for a long time!! 2y
Andrea4 My hubs recommends it for sure! 2y
Mdargusch Ha! Great minds think alike - I just posted this same book. 👍🏼 2y
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Megabooks
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Just chillaxin reading my first nonfiction book this month for #nonfiction2018 😁👍🏻 Really enjoying it!

I wasn‘t quite able to finish one last month. I got 90% through and then it had to go back to the library! I‘m on the waiting list for it now. Sigh!

Anyone else enjoying some #nonfiction this weekend? Happy reading everyone!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Let me know how this one is when you‘re finished! Looks interesting. 2y
mdm139 I am reading this right now too! 2y
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely! So far it is excellent. I enjoyed Killers of the FM so much, I decided to check out his backlist. 2y
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Megabooks @mdm139 Awesome! Are you enjoying it too? 2y
mdm139 @bookandcooks yes I am 2y
TheBibliophile Read Homo Deus, a while ago. Great book. 2y
Etpayne27 Great book. Check out Killers of the Flower Moon when you‘re done! 2y
Megabooks @Etpayne27 I read it. It‘s awesome! 2y
Megabooks @TheBibliophile this is on my TBR. 👍🏻 2y
Megabooks @SAFinlay I tried this as an audiobook and didn‘t enjoy it. Perhaps in print? 🤔 2y
SAFinlay Maybe some stuff doesn‘t work in audiobook? I think non-fiction - we need to be able to just scan stuff we already know? & that‘s faster for us in print? Sapiens is a good example: we already know a lot of it? Also NYH - he‘s quite a pessimist?! @Booksandcooks ? (edited) 2y
Megabooks @SAFinlay Definitely true on the scanning. It‘s way harder to do with audiobooks. I was a biological anthropology minor in college so a lot of it was very familiar territory. I also agree at times he saw the worst in situations. It really wasn‘t my favorite book in that field. I think that‘s why I haven‘t jumped on Homo Deus. I‘ll still probably give it a shot at some point, though. 2y
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mdm139
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For the first time ever I forgot to bring something important on a trip, my pajammas. Luckily there is a Kohl's across the street and my new jammies are amazingly soft. My hubby is sleeping since it has been busy day and he is sick. My kids are watching a movie before their bedtime so I get a little reading time after all. Half way done with this book and I am looking forward to watching the movie.

TommieMarie74 I love those jammies!! 2y
Megabooks Glad you were able to find some! Hope the hubby feels better soon. 2y
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mdm139
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We are road tripping, we are going to be gone only 2 days and busy most of the time and I am driving the long highway stretches. So I brought only these 3 books. But I feel I need more even though I know I probably won't read a single page. My hubby took pic.

Mdargusch Good choices! Have fun! 2y
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mdm139
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I am feeling much better, but now I have a cough and runny nose as the congestion breaks up. But the kids are at school and it is laundry day. So I am resting in the library in between loads. I finished The Terror yesterday finally, so I thought I would visit the jungle after being in the artic for weeks. #nonfiction2018 #dogsoflitsy

Bostonmomx2 Hope you feel better soon! 2y
wanderinglynn I hope you feel better! Who‘s the cutie keeping you company? ❤️🐶❤️ 2y
mdm139 @Wanderinglyn his name is Apollo and he is a great pyrenese/golden retriever mix 2y
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Megabooks
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I started listening to this #audiobook a couple of nights ago. I loved Killers of the Flower Moon, so I‘m really happy to be reading his #backlist. Is there such a thing as #audioshowering? 😂😂🚿

TheWordJar There is with a waterproof, wireless speaker! 🛁😂 2y
DebinHawaii I am curious to see what you think of this one. I loved Killers of the Flower Moon too & was thinking of using an audible credit for this one. 🤔 2y
Megabooks @TheWordJar Yes there is one! 2y
Megabooks @DebinHawaii I did KotFM on audio as well and was underwhelmed with the audio, but the book was amazing. So far, I‘m enjoying the book as much, and the audio is better. He really has a knack for narrative nonfiction. Will definitely review here. 2y
DebinHawaii @Booksandcooks I read KotFM --I had started it in audio but there were too many people to keep track of so I switched & loved the book. Good to know the audio is good on this one! 👍 2y
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Bookworm54
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I really enjoyed this. The topic was well researched, and noted events and theories without making assumptions itself.

Will we ever find out what happened to Fawcett‘s final expedition? Will all those who disappeared looking for him ever be found? Time will tell. But for now it is still a mystery.

It was however sad to read about how many tribes have lost their traditions due to missionaries, and the scope of deforestation since 1925.

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Bookworm54
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The reason I moved this book up my #TBRPile was because of the news that lost Mayan cities had been found using the fairly new archaeological technique of Lidar.

Using the Lidar, archaeologists were able to map out areas which from the sky (and the ground) looks like a sea of jungle, to see the structures that lie beneath.

The breadth of Mayan civilisations has been found to be astounding, so who is to say there aren‘t more #LostCities?👇🏻

Bookworm54 The documentary on the use of Lidar technology in the Mayan archaeological finds, is on channel 4 called ‘Lost Cities of the Maya: Revealed‘. There was also one on Egypt a while ago. This find shows that large populations of humans are able to survive and thrive in these environments and so Colonel Fawcett could have been right about the Lost City of Z! 😋 2y
PurpleyPumpkin That‘s fascinating. I‘m going to look for the show you mentioned. Thanks for sharing!👍🏽 2y
Mdargusch I loved this book! It was very interesting and you‘re right - maybe there are more? 2y
Velvetfur Wow, this is fascinating..... I too am going to look for the tv show, thanks @Bookworm54! 2y
azulaco Super interesting! Going to go read up on Lidar now. I loved this book. 2y
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Bookworm54
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This cover is so pretty 😍

I started reading this a couple of days ago, and it is great so far, but made me realise how many explorers I want to read up on!!! Especially David Livingstone.

If anyone has any recommendations for books on Victorian Age explorers please let me know :)

#PrettyBookCovers #Explorers #AdventureIsOutThere

Bookzombie It made me realize I will never be a jungle explorer. 🐛 🕷 🐜 🐍 🦂I will just read about them. 😁 2y
Bookworm54 @Bookzombie oh definitely! It‘s exciting to read about but way too many creepy crawlies for me! 😖😳 2y
Velvetfur Flashman?! Lol! I have a compilation called The Virago Book of Women Travellers which seems a bit Victorian from the little bit I started reading once..... 2y
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Bookworm54 @Velvetfur sounds good! :) 2y
Bookzombie @Bookworm54 I really enjoyed this one. I just started The Lost City of the Monkey God and the first couple of chapters talks about the creepy crawlers and dangers, too. 🙅🏼‍♀️ 2y
Bookworm54 @Bookzombie Stacked! ☺️ 2y
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LaurenReads
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Awesome. My history nerd self loved everything about this book from the recent to distant past. Interesting and intriguing. #audiobook #nonfiction

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Julsmarshall
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I think I‘ve had this the longest without reading, I will read it this year! #24in48 #hour30 #sharetheshame

Magpiegem It‘s in my stack too- this years the year!!! 2y
LaurenReads I‘m halfway through it right now and it is soooo good!!! 2y
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Aseleener
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Movie tie-in cover, I know. 😡 This was my #nonficpick for January. I found this story of Percy Fawcett really interesting. He was obsessed with finding an ancient civilization in the Amazon and eventually disappeared looking for it. I find that kind of thing fascinating. I watched the Amazon original movie last night. (An Amazon movie about the Amazon! 😄) Not bad. #nonfiction ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mdargusch I read the book and now I need to watch the movie! 👍🏼 2y
Bookzombie I still need to watch the movie, but I found the book really interesting. 2y
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@EchoLogical just reminded me about #TBRBingo, which I stopped paying close attention to after I FINALLY hit a bingo last month. That said, I‘ve since read Lost City of Z and I‘m currently in the middle of The Widow Nash. Soooo I‘m slowly making my way through it, but some of these have been plumped a little further down my TBR so it‘ll be awhile before I get a blackout!

Chelleo I have yet to do a bingo board. Are these your own categories? 2y
EchoLogical Nice! I keep seeing The Fact of A Body and I'm really tempted to read it but it's way out of my comfort zone. 2y
cocomass @Chelleo yes, I selected these books based on my TBR last year, but I‘m a bit of mood reader, so I didn‘t reach them all and some I‘m not so sure about anymore. I do like game-ifying my reading a bit for motivation though! 2y
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cocomass @EchoLogical I hear good things, but my mom is reading it this year and I‘m waiting for her judgement before I commit 😂 2y
EchoLogical @cocomass I hear ya! I changed a few of the books on my card. Like Al Franken, Giant of the Senate and a couple I planned on reading for work but no longer needed to. Lol 2y
EchoLogical I'm thinking of changing Salt Fat Heat Acid to the Cooking Gene if my library ever buys it. 2y
Chelleo Cool. May have to try one soon. 2y
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Listening to the last book on my list for the #ReadHarder2017 challenge. I‘m passing this one off as a travel memoir 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Pickpick

I was really engaged by this work of non-fiction which explores topics on which my knowledge is superficial at best. Grann really immerses his readers both in the amazon as a place, and a time in which we knew much less about the world. What makes this most readable, is the way Grann evokes the sense of adventure and exploration. He captures perfectly the obsession with the mystery and unknown, showing how it can consume us all.

Tamra Fun read! 2y
ClairesReads @Tamra I thought so! 2y
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This book is already so good

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ClairesReads
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#readharder2017 a travel memoir. My last task for 2017!

Cinfhen I loved this book although I heard the movie was awful!!! 2y
ClairesReads @Cinfhen I've not gone bear the movie just in case! I'm very much a book first girl! Thankfully! 2y
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Superb! It ended rather abruptly for me though, I thought I had at least 50 pages left when I was actually on the last page. A great book without too much conjecture. Recommended!

Tamra I liked it too, tragic. I like this cover! 2y
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Getting cozy on the couch with my favorite genre - “explorations gone wrong”!