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Alone by Richard Evelyn Byrd
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it was amazing

A relatively quick read and very interesting even though I was worried I wouldn't like the book's story (it was a gift). The afterword was a welcome addition which helps provide some historical context and insight after the tale had ended.

I think it was interesting timing that I read this given what is going on in the world right now with Covid-19. In particular, this account of the author being alone in the Antarctic had a few passages that seemed very relevant to today.

eg: being solo and trapped inside and keeping to a schedule -the author was to be taking weather readings at regular times and had to maintain his hut/base- extreme WFH? Even Scott Kelly (astronaut) wrote about this recently in the NY Times.

Another example was a passage about a previous expedition with a healthy crew in isolation, but one day they opened a crate of old clothes and all of them got sick.


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Reading Progress

March 17, 2020 – Shelved
March 17, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
March 21, 2020 – Started Reading
March 21, 2020 –
page 50
March 28, 2020 –
page 90
March 29, 2020 –
page 212
April 3, 2020 –
page 226
April 4, 2020 – Finished Reading

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