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?


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

    Happy weekend!

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

    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.

  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

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

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  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.

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

    My BB & 56