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Dostoyes

Dostoyes

Joined December 2019

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The Big Four (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
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The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
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The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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Panpan

Couldn‘t get into it! After Father Brown and Sherlock, just couldn‘t do a Poirot short story. Trying a Christie novel next.

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Reading Agatha Christie at the Fogg Museum in good company - John Singer Sargent‘s sister Violet painted here reading at breakfast while peeling an orange. So many of memories of lovely places I‘ve enjoyed a good book!

Ruthiella I do like it when I can remember exactly where I was reading a certain book! 😀 6d
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Treasures of the Snow | Patricia M. St. John
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One of my all time favorites, reread many times. So much truth in this little book. I get more from it the older I get.

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Not Twain‘s best know book, but very provocative read. I listened it all in one go working in the garden this summer.

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Ultimately a bit choppy of a read, but it mirrored the subject matter. The history of cancer is not a neat and linear story. It has no climax, rather many, but no resolution—yet. We are in the middle of its history and the author had a massive challenge to reflect that, in which he succeeded.

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Into part 2 and already recommend to everyone interested in our healthcare system and what we know and don‘t know. And how we learn about medicine and our bodies. Cancer touches pretty much all of us, Mukherjee‘s “biography” helps us grapple with what is going on, by contextualizing cancer within history.

Ericalambbrown This is on my TBR list. I read The Gene this year and loved it! (edited) 2w
Dostoyes Thanks for the reminder @Ericalambbrown about The Gene! On my TBR as well now :) 2w
Ericalambbrown Another one to check out if you like medical history is the book I just tagged. It‘s about Joseph Lister‘s fight for antiseptic surgery. So gross but so good! 2w
Dostoyes Sounds like something to read on an empty stomach :) thanks! reminds me of Candice Millard‘s Destiny of the Republic about President Garfield‘s death at the hands of his physicians, and the similar struggle of the medical community to adopt antiseptics. Such important stories for us all to know! What will end up being the “antiseptic” of our time? 2w
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I read this on a rec, that it was life-changing, but was disappointed. I‘d love your thoughts as I can‘t articulate why I didn‘t like it. In part I didn‘t understand it but after reading multiple reviews I think I do but just didn‘t like it. I wish I could better articulate a review. If you liked it, could you please share why? Or what you learned? And if the opposite, any color you can share? Thanks!

BarbaraBB I liked it a lot because for me he is a great storyteller with a huge imagination. I love how he interweaves magical realism in a complete plausible way. And I loved the plot of this specific book and the super scary passage set in the desert/highlands. 1mo
Dostoyes Thanks for your perspective! I appreciate it. 1mo
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