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Simona
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Red market is market/economy that trades with human tissue, body parts and even whole people ... The lack of regulation and non-transparency opens many possibilities for illegal trades and exploitation ... Quote from the book is the best description of that chilling investigation: “The ample supply of available organs in the third world and excruciatingly long waiting lists in the first world, make organ brokering a profitable occupation.” 5⭐️

Bookzombie This sounds interesting and disturbing. Stacked! 22h
Clwojick You know I'm going to stack this one! I think I would love this on audio. 6 pts 11h
Simona @bookzombie It is very disturbing, but it is also eye-opening. 3h
Simona @clwojick I think an audiobook is an even better choice than a printed one 👍 3h
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Twainy
Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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🎧 do you remember the 1971 movie!? I loved that movie & would watch it whenever it came on tv late at night. The movie follows the book pretty closely. It‘s a short book at about 8 hours & the narration is good. It‘s pretty sciencey/medically for 1971. This author also wrote Jurassic Park! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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RainyDayReading
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So entertaining! After reading this I am immensely grateful for the advances in medicine and science because some of the cures in here...yeah if I was sick anytime before the mid 1900s I would just die rather than undergo treatment 🤣 The commentary from the authors is hilarious and really made this book stand out. Definitely recommended if you‘re into medical or weird history. Bonus picture of Daisy included since she‘s been my cuddle buddy.

MrBook Great review! 😻😻😻😻 2d
Addison_Reads This sounds awesome! 2d
Hooked_on_books Daisy! 😍🐶 2d
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Cinfhen
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Why have I waited so long to read this book?? It‘s absolutely compelling. To read about the breakdown of a health care system in just a matter of days is horrifying. Hurricane Katrina was an unfathomable disaster but the lack of a plan for rescue is just mind boggling. All the praise to the nurses who showed what it means to be angels of mercy. #NonfictionNovember

Cinfhen Read it @AlaMich it‘s SO GOOD 2d
Chrissyreadit Oh! It‘s on my irl bookshelf waiting for me. 2d
BarbaraBB I always think of this book when hearing about Katrina. Did you read it? (edited) 2d
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AlaMich @Cinfhen It‘s definitely toward the top of my TBR! 😊 2d
emilyhaldi Such a stunning read isn‘t it?! 🤯 2d
AmyG @BarbaraBB I think of this, too, when I think of Katrina. Amazing book. And yes, read Zeitoun. (edited) 2d
Cinfhen I‘ve read Zeitoun @BarbaraBB @AmyG and it was very good but this book is on a whole different planet! It‘s something you can never imagine. Ever!!Bump it up your TBR @Chrissyreadit it‘s definitely in your wheelhouse 2d
Cinfhen I know you have a soft spot for NoLa @emilyhaldi 💔 2d
Kalalalatja I don‘t know much about Katrina, but this book sounds beyond interesting! #stacked 2d
BarbaraBB You are very convincing. Stacked! 2d
KarenUK This sounds frightening and heartbreaking in equal measures! 2d
LeahBergen I found this to be such a harrowing read! (edited) 2d
AprilMae I bought this book after I came home from New Orleans. I went on a guided tour and my lovely guide told us about this book. It's on my TBR 2d
Cinfhen I really recommend reading this book or listening on audio @AprilMae @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @KarenUK so many ethical issues to think about! It‘s great for bookclub discussion 2d
Cinfhen I must have been living in a bubble @LeahBergen because I don‘t recall the ordeal at Memorial Hospital. I remember hearing about the deplorable conditions at the NO stadium and all the riots and looting. 2d
arubabookwoman There were also several nursing homes that had issues similar to those at Memorial. I believe some of the owners were criminally prosecuted. I think the book may have touched on this. (edited) 2d
Insightsintobooks This sounds good. 2d
Cinfhen I‘m still on Day 5 although I think I logged 8 hours of listening time already @arubabookwoman but I‘m curious to see what other instructions are mentioned when I get to part 2/ Aftermath 1d
Cinfhen It‘s excellent @Insightsintobooks 1d
IamIamIam I stacked this. It looks really intense!!! 17h
Cinfhen I can‘t stop listening @IamIamIam so many moral and ethical dilemmas. I wish I read this for bookclub. 8h
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Skyler
The Demon in the Freezer | Richard Preston
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I‘ve got no shame in my early Xmas decor game. #dogsoflitsy

Bookzombie I have been fighting the urge. No judgement here! 🙂 2d
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Cinfhen
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Up next / one for #NonfictionNovember and a cover that‘s calling to me. Five Days was gifted to me nearly 2 years ago from the lovely @Bklover & Speak No Evil was a gift from @Hooked_on_books ❣️❣️Excited to try both books, thanks friends 🙏🏼😘

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
TheRiehlDeal I have Five Days at Memorial on my TBR. Let me know what you think of it! 3d
Samplergal I loved Five Days. 3d
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Cinfhen Will do @TheRiehlDeal I‘ve only read the first 50 pages and I‘m already seething @Samplergal I‘m thinking this would make for a great bookclub discussion 3d
Cinfhen 😘😘😘 @Bklover 3d
Hooked_on_books I liked both of these! I was in health care for many years before the 🌺 took over my life, so I had an interesting perspective going into that book. 3d
AlaMich I‘ve had Five Days on my Kindle for several years. I never seem to be able to work up the nerve to read it. 3d
Cinfhen It‘s daunting for sure @AlaMich but I can already tell im going to be hooked. I‘m trying not to make any judgements @Hooked_on_books because I‘m sure those 5 days were chaotic BUT.... the premise of what these doctors are considering is shocking 2d
arubabookwoman Although it‘s long, it‘s a page-turner. My three oldest children were born at Memorial (although it was then Southern Baptist Hospital). 2d
Cinfhen Oh wow @arubabookwoman was it difficult for you to read this book?? 2d
Hooked_on_books Certainly shocking. Some of their decisions I actually understand given the circumstances, but others were ethically and legally wrong, without question. I found it fairly simple to put myself in their shoes given my former profession. 2d
arubabookwoman The whole subject of Katrina is very difficult for me. We lived in NO for 18 years, and I have a deep love for the city, so the destruction & suffering of the city & its people was personal to me, even tho‘ we had moved several years before Katrina. I think the book presents the issues that arose at Memorial in a thoughtful & objective way. 2d
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RainyDayReading
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Well. It‘s not great, but it‘s all I could manage over the mess that was my weekend 🙈 maybe someday I‘ll actually be able to participate better. #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion @MrBook @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @TheReadingMermaid @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

UnidragonFrag That's still a decent chuck of reading time! How your week gets better! 3d
MrBook Fantastic final time 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! 🔥 3d
Andrew65 That‘s still a very respectable time. Well done and thanks for taking part, hopefully we‘ll see you again when you can aim to beat this time. 👏👏👏🙌🥳👍🍾🎈 3d
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RainyDayReading
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Still loving and laughing my way through Quackery. Only difference now is I‘ve got (only) 3 hours of reading under my belt, I‘m home, and I‘ve got what remains of a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese to snack *cough devour immediately cough* on. 😁 I‘ve got 3 hours till midnight so I‘m going to try to make them count. #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion @MrBook @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @jb72

MrBook You‘re rockin‘ it! 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏😊 3d
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CourtSmall
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64-2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Let me just say this book will not be for everyone BUT I liked it. Sue is a professor of anatomy & forensic anthropology. This book is her memoir but everything comes back to death and dying. She is quite factual/textbook at times but not in a grotesque way and there are lots of great quotes amongst her philosophical musings. She is most passionate when talking about living life vs delaying death

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orphancovennerd
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SO very good. I believe, for my mother, somewhere in the refracted light of a shattered psyche, a mother‘s love remains, but this book shed some light on our cultural attitudes toward schizophrenia.