Six Degrees of Separation: The Road to This Wont End Well

Hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest, on the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form Six Degrees of Separation. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.

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This month’s selection is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I haven’t read it though I’m familiar with its premise. As Kate points out it has an unexpected relevance today as the world reels mid pandemic so I decided to lean into the theme.

My chain begins with Viral by Helen Fitzgerald, though she is referencing not a disease like Covid-19, but a video of a drunken indiscretion that finds its way online.

In Leigh K Cunningham’s novel, Being Anti-Social, the main character would find our current stay-at-home orders suit her being that she is, “unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people”.

Of course it’s the Fever we are all trying to avoid, the most common first symptom of Covid-19, and one of the first symptoms of Typhoid which Mary Beth Keane writes of.

If you are unfortunate enough to catch Covid-19 there is a chance you may end up in Intensive Care, which is why the stay-at-home orders were issued. There was concern in particular that rural hospitals like the one in Nicki Edwards novel could be overwhelmed.

There is no doubt that preventing the spread of Covid-19 virus is a matter of Life or Death, I’m sure even Michael Robotham’s anti-hero would agree.

And while we are eager to regain some normalcy to our lives, I’m afraid This Won’t End Well if we don’t take care to avoid a second wave of infection. We need to listen to the scientists like Camille Pagan’s lead character, Annie.

 

 So my chain today is a PSA, thanks for reading.

#stayhome #staywell

 

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Next month (June 6, 2020), we’ll begin with Sally Rooney’s best seller (and now a TV series), Normal People.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    May 03, 2020 @ 05:42:12

    Clever!!!

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  2. Marg
    May 03, 2020 @ 13:53:36

    Fun PSA!!! I enjoyed your chain!

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  3. Davida Chazan
    May 03, 2020 @ 17:33:21

    Ah… well… I was hoping with that first one you would be moving away from the virus but then you went straight back to it. Great chain, thanks!

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  4. whisperinggums
    May 03, 2020 @ 20:52:37

    Haha, very good, Shelleyrae, you told a great story here..

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  5. Annabel (AnnaBookBel)
    May 03, 2020 @ 20:57:53

    A great theme – well linked. 🙂

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  7. stargazer
    May 04, 2020 @ 02:11:14

    Very creative! You really used the potential of the starting book!

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  8. Athira
    May 04, 2020 @ 02:19:55

    Love how you’ve connected the books together! Such fun!

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  9. Yvonne
    May 04, 2020 @ 10:31:47

    Very topical and clever. A great chain!

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  10. stacybuckeye
    May 04, 2020 @ 13:51:19

    Nicely done!

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  11. Kate W
    May 04, 2020 @ 15:51:55

    You win the prize for the most clever chain this month! 😀

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  12. Literary Feline
    May 19, 2020 @ 05:57:46

    Yes! This is an awesome chain, Shellyrae! Such a creative direction to take it–and so fitting for the times. Thank you for sharing!

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