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Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Wine | Ray D Bradbury
The summer of '28 was a vintag season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding--remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury. "Bradbury is an authentic original." -- "Time"
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paulfrankspencer
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This was so good. Summer nostalgia bottled up in a beautiful read. Shakes you out of these winter days.

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Rissreads
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This book was just so lovely. The writing is beautiful.
It is about a 12 year old boy who lives in an American town over the summer holidays of 1928.
The ordinary becomes magical and extraordinary through his eyes. If only we all still looked at the world through child's eyes. Everyday an adventure, a puzzle, a warm hug with ourselves.
I'm looking forward to its sequel, 'Something wicked this way comes'.

TheBookAddict I may have to pick it up soon. 2mo
JennyM That‘s a gorgeous cover and photo! 2mo
Rissreads @JennyM My Ikea fake plants! 2mo
Rissreads #LitsyAtoZ letter D 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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Pickpick

#FallIsBooked Day 24: #FavoriteFallBeverage must be Bradbury‘s dandelion wine, tasted in books. What I would give right now to have a taste from that bottle. But perhaps another air from another time gathered lovingly by another man‘s hands would be the one that would work best, who knows really with these things? Ray Bradbury is a gift. Each time I read him, I look at the world through a poet‘s eyes. My overly-long review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-5iL

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 3mo
sprainedbrain LOVE this book. Great review ❤️ 3mo
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Allietaylor16
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I‘m a little late starting #24b4Monday, but I have my coffee and am ready to finish these books!

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Ddzmini
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😮😧😦😯😲📚📖😋🙌🏽🤦🏼‍♀️

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VioletBramble
Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury
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#7Days7Covers #Covercrush Day 5
Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

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sprainedbrain
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@monalyisha had a great review about this book a while back that led me to put it on hold at the library. I‘m so glad I did... what a fantastic book. ❤️

My full review is here: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2019/09/18/dandelion-wine-by-ray-bradbury-oh-my-heart/

Thanks for the rec, Alyisha!

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monalyisha GREAT review! I‘m so glad you loved it, too! 💖😭🙌🏻 4mo
vivastory Okay, after @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @monalyisha & now you have all praised this book to high heaven, I'm definitely going to be reading it... hopefully before the end of the month 4mo
Oblomov26 It is such a good book 4mo
kyraleseberg My favorite book! I re-read it every year! 4mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations on 250k, @Megabooks — & thanks for your #25Etsy Giveaway!

I‘m *definitely* entering. A $25 Etsy gift card would help so much with #swaplife! 😉🙌🏻🎁

Megabooks Thanks for entering and good luck!! 🍀 5mo
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Branwen
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This is the perfect book to read outside on a beautiful summer day! 💕📚🌾☀️

brit91 😍📚 6mo
Blaire Agree. Perfect book to soak in summer. 6mo
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Branwen
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My summer semester is FINALLY over! 😎👍 To reward myself for getting through it I'm going to reread my favorite Ray Bradbury book-Dandelion Wine. It's the perfect summer read! 💕📚

Leftcoastzen 😻awww! 6mo
Louise Beautiful pic! 6mo
Dragon 😻 6mo
brit91 Awwww!😻📚 6mo
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monalyisha
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When I first posted about Dandelion Wine, @kyraleseberg noted that it was her favorite book. Now that I'm done, I have to ask: Can I be in your club?!

If the title “On Time and Being“ weren't already taken, & if Bradbury were only a philosopher & not a novelist, as well, that's what Dandelion Wine would be called. It's a rumination on being alive & *knowing* it. It's wonderful, & awful (in the truest sense of the word), & a GORGEOUS summer read.

Craftylikefox It‘s a Bradbury I haven‘t read yet! I love the cover and now I need to go pick it up! 💕 6mo
monalyisha @craftylikefox I highly recommend it! Honestly, it's definitely on my list of Favorite Books now, too! He's simply the best. (And I'm thinking about getting the cover design as a tattoo!) 6mo
Craftylikefox I fully support that tattoo! 6mo
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Butterfinger Beautiful picture. 6mo
kyraleseberg I am so glad you love this as much as I do!!! It's a re-read for me every summer and there are still sentences I stop and read several times because they leave me in such awe every single time. 6mo
kyraleseberg And that would be an amazing tattoo! 6mo
monalyisha @kyraleseberg Tag me upon your next reread. We can make it a thing. 😊 6mo
lilistar I really need to check this out I loved Fareinheit 451 😊 6mo
kyraleseberg @monalyisha Deal! 🤗 6mo
BooksRFun I love the photo you used for the dandelion wine book and yes Bradbury is amazing 6mo
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monalyisha
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“In the singing deep night, in the shade of warm trees, as if she had laid herself out to enjoy the soft stars and the easy wind, her hands at either side of her like the oars of a delicate craft, lay Elizabeth Ramsell!”

He even makes the discovery of a dead body sound beautiful. 😭

wanderinglynn Gorgeous photo! 💜 6mo
brit91 Beautiful picture!😍 6mo
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monalyisha
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“He had never approved of her bric-a-brackery. “Be what you are, bury what you are not,“ he had said. “Ticket stubs are trickery. Saving things is a magic trick, with mirrors...You're saving cocoons...Corsets, in a way, you can never fit again...You're not the dates or the ink or the paper. You're not these trunks of junk & dust. You're only you, here, now -- the present you.“

Is Ray Bradbury the original Marie Kondo?

Gina Big♡for Mr. Bradbury. King of the short story. I'm just gald that last publisher he went to saw the artist infront of him and challenged him to write a full length novel. 6mo
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monalyisha
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“Finest lace there is,” said Dad quietly.
And he was gesturing up through the trees to show them how it was woven across the sky or how the sky was woven into the trees, he wasn‘t sure which.

**Note: I might have to ban myself from posting about this book. It‘s too much. Every sentence is perfect. Godammit, Ray Bradbury. 😭

emilyhaldi Dreamy 🍃✨ 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly Don‘t ban yourself! 🥰 6mo
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monalyisha
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“There were some days compounded completely of odor, nothing but the world blowing in one nostril & out the other. And some days...were days of hearing every trump and trill of the universe. Some days were good for tasting and some for touching. And some days were good for all the senses at once. The day now...smelled as if a great & nameless orchard had grown up overnight beyond the hills to fill the entire visible land with its warm freshness.”

emilyhaldi Stacked this after your last post but would stack again if I could 6mo
monalyisha @emilyhaldi Right?! I can‘t even. 6mo
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monalyisha
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“Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow.”

Laughterhp Awesome photo 6mo
britt_brooke Gorgeous! 6mo
Hooked_on_books Great picture 6mo
emilyhaldi Ugh, yes! 6mo
rather_be_reading great pic! 5mo
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monalyisha
Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury
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Lunch break! Starting this beauty.

I‘ve loved everything I‘ve ever read by Ray Bradbury. I expect this to be no exception. The gorgeous cover art doesn‘t hurt. Is it just me, or is it begging to be tattooed? 🖤

IamIamIam I can't believe I've never read this!!! 6mo
kyraleseberg My faaaaave book. And I just found the sequel at Goodwill yesterday! 6mo
rather_be_reading great OLD cover! 5mo
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LiterRohde
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“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”

#ColorMePretty | 16: #Yellow

📷: Made with Typorama

BooknerdsLife 💛🐝🌼 (edited) 6mo
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Madvixeninabox
Dandelion Wine | Ray D Bradbury
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No matter how hard you try be what you once were, you can only be what you are here and now. Time hypnotizes. When you‘re nine, you think you‘ve always been nine years old and always will be. When you‘re thirty, it seems you‘ve always balanced there on the bright rim of middle life. And when you turn seventy, you are always and forever seventy. You‘re in the present, you‘re trapped in a young now or an old now, but there is no other now to be seen

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bookishbitch
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I'm 38 % through and bailing. Not because it isn't good, the writing is poetic actually, it is just making me feel melancholy as hell. So maybe I'll get back to it someday, but I just can't right now.

Bookwomble Nostalgic books about childhood often get me that way, too 💗 7mo
bookishbitch @Bookwomble Glad to hear I'm not alone. 7mo
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Eggs
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🧡 Tom Spalding
❤️ Love
🧡 Tom is contemplative, a loyal friend and brother, and a keen observer
❤️ @StayCurious @erzascarletbookgasm @Leftcoastzen
Thanks for the tag @DannyHattan 🤗
#whatwouldyoudo

erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag 🙂 7mo
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LiterRohde
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“Lilacs on a bush are better than orchids. And dandelions and devil grass are better! Why? Because they bend you over and turn you away from all the people and the town for a little while and sweat you and get you down where you remember you got a nose again....Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”

#WanderingJune | 5: #SmallTownBoy

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen I‘m crazy for your graphics 💜💜💜 8mo
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Blaire
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I recently read this novel about a #smalltownboy. Loved his depiction of small-town life in the summer. Here are some of the many covers for this book. #wanderingjune

BiblioLitten There are Dandelions all over the place, and I was thinking about this book. 💛🇨🇦 8mo
Cinfhen I recently read a book about books and Dandelion Wine was on the list for best book. This book was fabulous 👉🏼 8mo
Blaire @BiblioLitten yes! Dandelions make me happy. Wish a dandelion emoji existed. 8mo
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Blaire @Cinfhen this sounds like my kind of book. #stacked 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s so good!!!! I want a physical copy as I listened via Hoopla. The audio was actually hilarious and I HIGHLY recommend!!!!! 8mo
Blaire @Cinfhen nice! It will be my next audiobook. 8mo
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GatheringBooks
Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury
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#SongsOfSummer Day 4: #CruelSummer with the taste of Bradbury‘s Dandelion Wine. What I would give right now to have a taste from that bottle. But perhaps another air from another time gathered lovingly by another man‘s hands would be the one that would work best, who knows really with these things? Ray Bradbury is a gift. Each time I read him, I look at the world through a poet‘s eyes. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-5iL

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 8mo
VioletBramble 💚this book. 8mo
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Eggs
Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury
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Time Machine meets wildflower wine meets serial killer meets May-December love meets the magic cupola meets the shoreline of life 🤔

Addison_Reads I love this book. 💚 8mo
Eggs Yay 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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Corar
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Bradbury does an excellent job bringing the summer of 1928 alive. His descriptions are beautiful and appeal to all the senses.

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Eggs
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Eggs
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🌸 This year so far: Alyson Richman, Muriel Barberry, Megan Miranda
🍷 tagged
👧 Anne of Green Gables
📚 HF, YA
😕 dystopian and some sci/fi
#ravenclawprincess913

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JessClark78
Dandelion Wine | Ray D Bradbury
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The summer of ‘28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding — remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.

Fantastic novel. This would make a great summertime read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Literaturenut I love Ray Bradbury, but for some reason have never gotten around to reading this one. 11mo
Eggs Always been my favorite Bradbury work. So many parallels to the beautiful little town in which I grew up. I try to read it each summer💗 11mo
rohit-sawant Love this book! 💚 11mo
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Blaire
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The story of a boy, a town, and a summer. Bradbury lovingly captures a boy soaking in the summer and making sure he captures his experiences. A nice read for when you‘re in the mood for thinking of your own childhood, and a reminder to keep traditions, but also have new adventures.

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kyraleseberg
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Currently:

Lyndsay Faye
Ray Bradbury
Rick Bragg
Victoria Schwab

britt_brooke Nice picks! 12mo
Linsy The only one I don‘t know here is Rick Bragg. Clearly I need to learn! 11mo
kyraleseberg @Linsy He writes about the south and his family so beautifully! I definitely recommend 11mo
Linsy Ooh thanks for the rec! I‘d love to travel back to the South via book. 11mo
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Blaire
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Read a couple of chapters of Shirley and now dipping back into dandelion wine. So far it‘s a wonderful #lovenote to summer, childhood, and small town life. #literarylove

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Blaire
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Loving this book. My favorite passage so far is about his summer lists “rites and ceremonies” for summer traditions and “discoveries and revelations” for things done the first time.

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KimPossible89
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Nothing like a bubble bath and a good read.

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Eggs
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#mysteriousways #musicalnewyear @vivastory @Cinfhen
There are all kinds of magical and mysterious ways in Green Town, Illinois...

Purrsistently I loved this one! 12mo
tammysue Lovely pic 💜 12mo
Cinfhen I love the photo 💜💜💜 (edited) 12mo
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Eggs @Purrsistently Great! Thanks! 12mo
Eggs @whatshesreadingnow @Cinfhen Thank you sweet friends ❤️ 12mo
vivastory I love Ray Bradbury. It's been far too long since I've read him. 12mo
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Eggs
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#illalwayslovethisbook #anewchapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I've loved this book since I was a teen and have read it at least 10 times

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to read it if you love it that much 💛💛 13mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚🌼🌼🌼💚 13mo
dragondrool We got to read this in our Honors English class in high school. Not all classics are moldy. 13mo
vkois88 💛💛💛 13mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Traveled home to spend some time with my bff and turns out both my Aunt and Dad are reading Ray Bradbury too! #bradburyfamily #somethingwicked #dandelionwine #isingbodyelectric

I'm going to need to look up Bradbury Theater 🎥🎬

Eggs My all time favorite 💘 1y
Whimsical.Curiosity @Eggs his writing is so magical. 1y
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broughtyoubooks
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I really love this, in a way I didnt expect to even halfway through. Its an enlightening book, even 60 years on, looking at childhood and the move from ignorance to awareness of mortality, cut up by small stories exploring this.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know. I started The October Country last fall, got part of the way through the short stories and then it was due back and I just took it out again to read the rest. Very dark, but he‘s interesting. 1y
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Eggs
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Tom and Doug Spaulding, friends and brothers forever.
#oldfavorite #31bookpics @howjessreads

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 19: Bradbury is a gift. Each time I read him, I look at the world through a poet‘s eyes. Everything is magnified as I taste Dandelion #Wine and its summer energies filling every fibre of my being with sunlight and starshine. My detailed review of the novel here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-5iL

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VioletBramble
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There she sat in her glass coffin, night after night, her body melted by the carnival blaze of summer, frozen in the ghost winds of winter, waiting with her sickle smile and carved, hooked, and wax-poured nose hovering above her pale pink and wrinkled waxed hands poised forever above the ancient fanned-out deck of cards. The Tarot Witch. A delicious name. The Tarot Witch.

One of my top 10 favorite books. ReRead for the RandomCAT at #LibraryThing

GingerAntics I‘ve had this on kindle since 2013, but I‘ve never read it. It could be time. 1y
VioletBramble @GingerAntics I hope you like it when you get to it. The first time I read the book - in 8th grade- I didn't like it. It's pretty much a boy book. I re-read it as an adult and loved it. It makes me nostalgic for the two years I lived in a small town. 1y
GingerAntics @VioletBramble oh I always liked boy books more than girl books growing up. I never heard of it until it was mentioned in a writing short fictions class. Can‘t remember why, but I remember thinking I needed to read it. 1y
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Moray_Reads
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Moray_Reads
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You weren't kidding @TobeyTheScavengerMonk! What a glorious first paragraph!

Quirkybookworm Beautiful 1y
saresmoore I found this book to be quite enchanting. 1y
youneverarrived Lovely! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm 💛 I‘ve not read anything else by him other than Fahrenheit 451 1y
Moray_Reads @erzascarletbookgasm I absolutely loved this one. It's more like a series of connected stories about the people in the town and they're funny, poignant, dark, clever, heartbreaking by turns 1y
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Moray_Reads
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Starting this one on the recommendation of the ever-brilliant @TobeyTheScavengerMonk

TobeyTheScavengerMonk You are in for a lovely experience. Bradbury regularly puts words together in a way that leaves me breathless. 1y
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Eggs
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rohit-sawant Lovely picture! 1y
Eggs Thanks!! @rohit-sawant 1y
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parttimedomestic
Dandelion Wine | Ray D Bradbury
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My birthday view from this afternoon! My sweet husband took me into Austin to see the new Austin Central Library-which just made TIME Magazine's 2018 World's Greatest Places List. This is a view from the reading porch overlooking Town Lake. I‘ll share a few more pictures a bit later, it really is an incredible place!

http://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2018/

jpmcwisemorgan Happy birthday!!! 1y
parttimedomestic @jpmcwisemorgan Thank you! ☺️ 1y
LiteraryinLititz Happy birthday, friend!! What a great birthday trip! 1y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 1y
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂🎈 1y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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The end of August and the beginning of school. Stuff I associate with the ending of Summer. So, thought I‘d read an old friend to commemorate the occasion

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“Tom grabbed his arm and pointed gasping, at the dime-store window. They stood there, unable to move because of the things from another world displayed so neatly, so innocently, so frighteningly, there.
‘Pencils, Doug, ten thousand pencils!‘
‘Oh, my gosh!‘
‘Nickel tablets, dime tablets, notebooks, erasers, water colors, rulers, compasses, a hundred thousand of them!‘
‘Don‘t look. Maybe it‘s just a mirage.‘”

One more week... #SummerOfShort

Moray_Reads I just got this from the library today! 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Moray_Reads I just finished it a few weeks ago and it is absolutely stunning! 1y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“Was there, then, no strength in growing up? No solace in being an adult? No sanctuary in life? No fleshly citadel strong enough to withstand the scrabbling assault of midnights? Doubts flushed him. Ice cream lived again in his throat, stomach, spine and limbs; he was instantly cold as a wind out of December gone.”

#SummerOfShort

saresmoore This quote stood out to me, too. I read this at the beginning of the year and I‘m still thinking about the book, trying to put my finger on what made it work. 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore Bradbury just seems to put words together in ways that surprise. I kept having to pause and reread and digest then shake my head in amazement. 1y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“The courthouse clock struck nine and it was getting late and it was really night on this small street in a small town in a big state on a large continent on a planet earth hurtling down the pit of space toward nowhere or somewhere and Tom feeling every mile of the long drop.”

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I let my dad borrow this after finishing. Now that he‘s returned it I still have some quotes to post. #SummerOfShort 1y
RealBooks4ever 💜 that photo! 1y
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