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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini

I‘ve read all of Khaled Hosseini‘s books and what in the world happened for this one ?!
I was expecting such a breathtaking story and although the 1/3 of the book is very good, it is just a downhill disaster from there.

Please read the kite runner or 1,000 splendid suns if you want an incredible story.. not this.
#ugh #disappointed #2020books

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You're a doctor in a hospital hit by a hurricane, generators flooding, losing power, rationing medication and water, without running water or sanitary bathrooms. You've lost communication with the outside world and you need to evacuate as many patients as possible. What do you do? Is euthanasia an option? Is it murder? What do you think you would do?
#BBRC #UGH @LibrarianRyan

Cinfhen LOVED this book!!! I wish I would have read this with my bookclub. So much to talk about!!!!!!!! 4d
IamIamIam @Cinfhen I spent so much time being angry it was unbelievable!!! It is great food for thought, however, and I appreciated seeing everyone's reaction to what they had to go through. All I kept thinking about was the food service workers who stayed to help. That really got me. ❤ 4d
Cinfhen There were definitely some real heroes in this terrible unforeseen tragedy 3d
LibrarianRyan intereting 3d
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I've found my #UGH book for #BBRC #GrownUp section!! Having worked at a hospital during the 2003 blackout and living in a hurricane prone area, I don't think I've been this frustrated listening to a book in a long time!!! 😡 I'll never forget the helplessness we felt during Katrina and thinking about these poor people left behind is killing me! @LibrarianRyan

mrp27 I remember that 03 blackout very well! I was a scared hot mess stuck at work for hours. 1w
IamIamIam @mrp27 I worked in the basement of an old wing of the hospital doing pre-testing scheduling. Our office was an old nurse's station so we were connected to a generator. It took me about a half hour to figure out what was going on! Lol, they told me I had to stay until relief staff came and I said, "Why? The only people you need are bedboard and I'm not trained on that!" I left and drove 2+ hours home. Crazy!! 1w
IamIamIam @mrp27 Where were you working at that time? 1w
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LibrarianRyan Dang. 1w
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan This book has brought me to tears 3 times in less than 5 hours of listening. It's gut wrenching and the fact that they had almost no emergency protocols in place for a disaster that was extremely likely to happen is insane. They had protocols in place for a volcanic eruption but only a handful of pages of directives in case of a hurricane and power loss!!! 1w
mrp27 I was working in Westbury and they held us at work until they deemed it safe to let us go. My husband at the time, now ex, is FDNY so I was a nervous wreck when I couldn't get through to him. I was still new to NY at the time so I about had it with the east coast at that point! 1w
mrp27 The book looks great but I'm sure anger inducing. 1w
IamIamIam @mrp27 Oh my gosh!!! I was at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola! Lol, I probably drove past your office on my way home!!! 1w
mrp27 Lol, probably! Driving down Old Country Rd that evening was not fun!! 1w
IamIamIam @mrp27 I expected it to be awful so I drove down Jericho Turnpike which was probably worse. There are way more big intersections on Jericho! I'll never forget that day! This book, however, is infuriating. So much passing the buck on trying to get help, bouncing the hospital around as a priority, the lack of preparation... it's destroying me and I can't believe what everyone went through, patients and staff! 1w
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Wreck: A Novel | Kirstin Cronn-Mills
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#currentlyreading a #netgalley book that came out a couple of weeks ago that I am FINALLY getting to. Hopefully will have a review up at #trishtalkstexts before the end of the long weekend. Happy Easter! #holidayreads #digital its gunna be a tearjerker #ugh

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Recovering from surgery last week and sick with bronchial ick. And possibly looking at another surgery next week. I‘m tired and wiped out. Lots of reading, Litsy, Goodreads, and YouTube going on. And holding cats. This is Miss. Pearl Girl. She has a misery too. Little bit of cold in her eye. So we convalesce together. I looked down and she was doing a big blep. #yougogirl #ugh #tootiredtoshower #ugh

Jerdencon Feel better 10mo
Briary At least you have the best cuddle buddy.. But sounds pretty rough otherwise, speedy recovery for both of you 💪 10mo
Smrloomis Hope you feel better soon 😣🤞🏽! 9mo
rretzler 😻 7mo
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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Something I wasn‘t looking for. #ugh #unpopularopinion

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow, you are flying through these! 11mo
Samplergal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Retirement is great. I‘m making up for all those years in Public school where I only read about 6 books a year. In the summer. 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Samplergal Isn‘t that the truth! 11mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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This was shared in my book group this morning....well...This applies to me today. I‘m under the weather so that means lots of knitting and reading. #books #sickday #ugh

BookaholicNatty ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Feel better 💖💕 13mo
LiteraryinLititz Feel better soon! 13mo
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I haven‘t read a book in weeks. I don‘t know if it‘s the university stress, laziness, or the seasonal depression on top of my usual depression. I just have to give or sell more books away to shorten my TBR. There are a few books which I had for months and am not really in the mood to read them...
#trouble #tbr #toread #ugh #stress

Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak

Sick day at home turning into a sick night of reading with a lemsip in my hand. 🤧 At least the book has gripped me from the start.

#ugh #nighttimereads