The Last Word on Nothing did a recent post about Maurice Hilleman. I was so fascinated by the writeup that I put the book they mentioned on my TBR. I thought it was timely reading about the creation of vaccines while in a pandemic, waiting for a vaccine. Bonus, the library had the ebook.
Subtitle: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases
Genre: nonfiction historical science
Length: 205 pages of text, 254 pages total
Setting: 1919-2005, various locations in the U.S.
Summary: Short version: The history of vaccines, focusing on the work on Maurice Hilleman Continue reading
I had Miss Adventure read this as a piece of literature after she saw the movie. I read it alongside her so we could discuss the book.
Published: Part I in 1868, Part II in 1869, together in 1880
Genre: YA fiction/ semiautobiographical
Length: 449 pages
Setting: New England, during the American Civil War (1861-5) for Part I and a few years later for Part II
Summary: Short version: We follow the lives of the March sisters as they transition to adulthood Continue reading
This is the third book in the Arc of the Scythe series. We specifically had to ask our local library to order the book since the county system only had the first two books in the series. That is unacceptable! We had to finish the series!
Genre: YA science fiction
Length: 625 pages
Setting: various places around the world, a year or two after the events of Thunderhead
Summary: Short version: Various factions try to enable the future they think is best Continue reading
This won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2019. I finished all the 2019 short story nominees for the Hugo and Nebula, and am looking for other short stories to read.
Published: November, 2018 at the B&N Sci-fi and Fantasy blog
Setting: China, the ocean, and America, thousands of years before the present to today
Summary: Short version: Byam, an imugi, can’t ascend to dragonhood until he has a relationship with a woman Continue reading
I was in the mood to read another Pulitzer Prize winner. I picked this one because it got me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.
Length: 430 pages
Setting: various locations (some fictional) in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. and a Caribbean island, early to mid 1900s
Summary: Short version: Dr. Arrowsmith tries to find a medical career he enjoys Continue reading