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readordierachel
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The bits about medical procedures & treatments were fascinating (& alarming). Doctors were doing some pretty grisly, backward stuff, essentially groping along in the dark trying to save lives and ending many in the process (although infection would probably have done the job anyway). Joseph Lister is one who shined a light & helped lay the foundation for modern medicine. 👇🏼

readordierachel We've come a long way, & it makes me wonder how far we'll go in the future, what else we'll discover.

While the parts about the science & medicine were engaging, I found some of the biography of Lister himself & the descriptions of hospital politics tedious.
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Megabooks I have had this on audio for awhile. I should remember to read it. Thanks!! 1h
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Avanders
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Big day!! #bookmail #reallifestufftoo

🦈Received my #LMPBC #groupv Round 6 book — #creaturefeature
🧜🏼‍♀️Received my #reallifebookgroup book
👩🏽‍💻Accepted an offer for a new job ... I may now be in charge of other people... 😳🤓

hermyknee That‘s awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!🎉🎈🎊 6h
MallenNC Congratulations on your job! I loved Say Nothing. It‘s great. 6h
cobwebmoth Congrats!😘 6h
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vkois88 Yay!!! Congrats ❤❤❤ 6h
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 6h
Avanders @hermyknee @mallennc @cobwebmoth @vkois88 @soubhiville thanks all!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Also, I‘ve heard so many good things about the book @mallennc — can‘t wait to get to it! 👏🏽👏🏽 5h
Kalalalatja Congratulations on the new job! 🙌🙌🙌 4h
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 2h
Megabooks Awesome! Congratulations!! 🍾🎉 1h
mabell Congrats on the new job! 🎉🎉 27m
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Auntynanny
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What an amazing, inspiring story! Also, I kind of want to go to Belarus now 😃

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speljamr
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Tonight's #BookAndDinner featured honey bourbon marinated chicken, with red sauce and marble jack shredded cheese on gnocchi, and green beans.

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MrBook Hot damn! Adding the book to my TBR too. 6h
speljamr @MrBook I'm 3/4 the way through the book. It is exceptional. 6h
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 6h
MrBook Last week I finished Matsuo Bashō‘s “The Narrow Road To the Deep North & Other Travels”. 👌🏻👌🏻 6h
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LibrarianChels
1776: America and Britain at War | David G. McCullough
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I‘ve always wanted to read this, but the page count has held me back. Checking out the audio version instead. McCullough has a nice, deep voice and is great to listen to.

Crazeedi He reads this? So this would be a great audio for me! Thamks!! 7h
MichaelK I did the audiobook as well and enjoyed it 👍 6h
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PathfinderNicole
The Discovery of the Titanic | Robert D. Ballard
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Some of my favorite #bluebooks that are on my shelves! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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LyndseyReads
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Next audiobook on Libby. Has anyone read this one?

annahenke That cover looks terrifying. 9h
LyndseyReads @annahenke Right? So haunting. Very reflective of the tragic violence of those times. 9h
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BarbaraBB
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Off topic but it hardly ever happens that I prefer tv to books. While watching this I sometimes wished I was reading but no, I can‘t close my eyes for this. A hard truth and brilliant actors. Heartbreaking 💔💔

Velvetfur Oh gosh that happened to me with Chernobyl - I had to keep watching the next episodes and it interfered with my reading time! 10h
Velvetfur I haven't heard of the TV show that your post is about, by the way, sorry I forgot to mention that. 10h
LiteraryinLititz Agreed. This series was so hard to watch and yet impossible to stop watching. As soon as I finished I looked up lots of articles about it. 8h
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BarbaraBB @Velvetfur Chernobyl is on my list to watch too. This one is about The Central Park Five: it is the true story of five black kids falsely accused of and sentenced for the rape of a woman in NYC. It seems like everyone involved in the trial knew they what was going on (there was no evidence whatsoever) and yet they went to prison innocently. 3h
BarbaraBB @LiteraryinLititz Me too. And did you saw the Oprah special with the actors and the five boys (now men)? That was heartbreaking as well 💔 3h
Velvetfur @BarbaraBB Oh I remember hearing about that! What a sad, sorry state of affairs this world is 😟 1h
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Henrik_Madsen
Die Frauen der Nazis | Anna Maria Sigmund
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Sigmund portrays eight women who were close to the Nazi elite. Here are the wives of Göring, Magda Goebbels and Eva Braun. It was interesting to read their different stories but also to see the similarities. A lot of them were fanatic believers in Nazi ideology even though it assigned them an inferior status. It also made me think about their guilt. They had no official positions to order people killed, but they supported those who could.

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Augustdana
London: The Biography | Peter Ackroyd
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#riotgrams day 17 bookmarks. More than a little in love with London. My true love.