Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday 56 & Book Beginnings 7/11/2014

It's Friday, so it's time to post excerpts from my current read:



  • Book Beginnings on Friday, hosted by Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence or more of a current book you're reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence and the book.
  • The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice. Grab a book (in my case, the book I'm currently reading), turn to page 56 (or if you're using an e-reader, to 56%), find an interesting sentence or two (no spoilers!) and post them. 
Today it's "Extreme Medicine by Kevin Fong, M.D.




















Beginning: "Robert Falcon Scott is dying, slowly succumbing to hypothermia in a tent pitched on the wasteslands of the Ross Ice Shelf, full of the weary knowledge that he was not the first explorer to reach the South Pole- only the first to have lost an entire expeditionary party doing so."

Page 56: "Once recognized as 'other', foreign bodies are attacked by battalions of immune cells."

What book are you reading now or are about to start?


7 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting by the snippets but really not sure if I'd get into it.

    Happy weekend!

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  2. I love Medical discoveries books. This one good?

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    1. Anne, it's good and is holding my attention, but isn't as dramatic as I expected. The author isn't trying to magnify the horribleness of the situations that created the need for new medical treatments; he just keeps it quick and simple. He talks about things like burn treatments, hypothermia as a tool for drastic surgeries, how skin grafts developed (WW I pilots whose planes caught on fire with the pilots in them), etc.

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  3. Sounds striking especially since it points towards medicine. I am not sure if my imagination would be entertained ha ha! Thank you for sharing :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

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  4. Brrrrrr...I hate cold. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  5. Sounds interesting for reference but it doesn't sound like something I could sit down and read from cover to cover! I'd like to have it on the shelf in my library.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WHAT MATTERS MOST.

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  6. It does sound interesting but I'm not sure if it's for me. How did you find it?

    My BB & 56 

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