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The Illustrated Man
The Illustrated Man | Ray Bradbury
The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury - a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin - visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness...the sight of gray dust selling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere...the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.
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Eggs
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Let me tell you... don't you look at those illustrations too long, because they'll come alive and they'll tell you stories.

#tattoo

#quotsyaug19

@TK-421

gradcat 🙌 Love this one ♥️ 4d
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KadeLexical
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“I wrote... So as not to be dead.”

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sophierayton
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Ray Bradbury is masterful. I love Fahrenheit 451 and I'm excited to be exploring his other works. Bradbury's insights and social commentary through story is incredible. Considering this book in particular, there were some stories I really liked and others that for me were just ok. On the whole it's a great collection and I'm looking forward to reading more of his writing.

TieDyeDude I have seen a bunch of posts for this book recently. I have the audio on hold! 5mo
booklahoma Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales is a good collection if you can acquire it on sale. I agree with you that not all of his work is great, but the best of it is fantastic writing. 🙂 5mo
Marilyncjackson I love this book! And most of Bradbury stories. So good 5mo
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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
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Kaye Great ! What‘s the black thing in the picture ? 6mo
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DarcysMom @kaye the remnants of a tree that caught fire. 6mo
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JessClark78
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“You could here the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.”

Eighteen startling visions of humankind‘s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin.

Another great collection from Ray Bradbury. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

elizabethlk I loved this one! 6mo
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DarcysMom
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RachelO How far??? You really are in marathon training, aren‘t you?! 6mo
DarcysMom @RachelO I had miles to make up today. Being able to log so many miles without wanting to fall over definitely gives me some confidence. I am sure I can go the distance of a half marathon, so now I need to work on speed. 6mo
Kaye Doggone, you‘re leaving us all in the dust ! 😮 6mo
DarcysMom @kaye kaye ended up taking a nap today - I was all tired out. 😁 6mo
Kaye No wonder ! You‘re doing great. 6mo
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Emfn
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Quite different to other books I‘ve read, full of short science fiction stories which really kept my attention with the unique stories. Good choice for my second book of 2019.
#secondbook #recommend #secondbook #2019reads

BookishMarginalia What a pretty edition! 7mo
Emfn @BookishMarginalia I picked it up at HMV, two books for Qd! 7mo
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KCorter
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These stories are absolutely chilling but so beautifully written as to be charming. Bradbury crafted a perfect short story collection.

MStew 👌 wanna read this 11mo
KCorter @meghan2714 Please do! I love Ray Bradbury, but somehow missed this one. This is one of the very best short story collections I have ever read. I try to step away from a collection in-between stories to give me time to process each one, but I couldn't put this one down! 11mo
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KCorter
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Summer is coming to a close, so you know what that means! It is Ray Bradbury season.

Nute Right on! 12mo
SharonGoforth Yes!!! 11mo
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MStew
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"Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos. What's even more remarkable, and increasingly disturbing, is that the illustrations are themselves magically alive, and each proceeds to unfold its own story"

This retro cover ? is awesome, and another Bradbury book added to my TBR??

#retro
#Raybradbury
#scfi

Emilymdxn I‘d heard of this book but never knew what it was about, it sounds really cool! Stacked ☺️ 12mo
MStew @Emilymdxn i didnt know ethier until recently it does sounds pretty cool! 12mo
MariettaSG sounds fascinating 12mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️❤️ Bradbury!! 12mo
tpixie I remember reading and enjoying this book ages ago. I‘ve always had a desire to read it again! 12mo
Bklover I read this years ago, and this was the cover I had! 12mo
RamsFan1963 Bradbury is one of those writers, like Neil Gaiman, that takes the art of the short story to new heights. His novels are excellent, but I like books like this, The Martian Chronicles and S Is For Space more. 12mo
Aimeesue Haha! I have that edition! I'm so old that I bought it when it was shiny and new. 😋 12mo
trioxin_sematary Wanna read some Bradbury 😏😙 12mo
MStew @RamsFan1963 S is for space sounds great ! 12mo
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BeccawithaBook
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I went to the Last Bookstore! It was amazing and I want to live there. #thelastbookstore #adventuresinla #independentbookstore

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Slajaunie
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Has anyone read this book? It sounds interesting. I heard about it on Criminal Minds.

elizabethlk I've read it. Each portion of the book stands on its own as a short story. Some of the stories are fantastic and others are weaker. Worth a read overall though. 13mo
Ardachy I read lots of Ray Bradbury when I was a teenager including this one. Definitely worth a read if you have not read him before. 13mo
Slajaunie @ardachy @elizabethik Thanks for your recommendation. 13mo
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GingerAntics I added this to my wish list back when I saw that episode, too. Maybe I should read it now. 13mo
Slajaunie @gingerantics I am currently rewatching them on Netflix. I love Reed so if he reads it, it must be good. 😂 13mo
GingerAntics My thoughts exactly. Although, I did discover Kurt Vonnegut from CM, too. 13mo
Bookwomble It's a great collection of separate stories, with the framing narrative of a wandering stranger whose tattoos seem to have an eerie, hypnotic life of their own. Several of the stories were adapted into an early '70s episodic film starring Rod Steiger. It's Bradbury, so it can't be bad 😊 13mo
Slajaunie My TBR is already so long, what is adding another beautiful book! 😋 @bookwomble and by the way, I just saw part of you in a picture of a free library. 😂 13mo
Bookwomble @Slajaunie Ah! Was there some faint reflection of myself I hadn't noticed? 13mo
thevictoriousone I LOVED The Illustrated Man! It‘s definitely not a feel-good book, though. They‘re semi-horror-ish sci-fi short stories but they‘re so good. I read The Velda (one of the stories) in Mrs. Brown‘s class in junior high and loved it even though it sort of messed me up because what happens is pretty horrible! 13mo
thevictoriousone Of course it was Criminal Minds. The feel of these stories is pretty similar to the feel of a Criminal Minds episode. Like a horrific car crash you just can‘t take your eyes from. 13mo
Slajaunie @bookwookiee You we‘re leaning against the free library. 13mo
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJune18 #summer #beverage

I'm playing catch up so I'm combining prompts and picking a quote about THE summer beverage from Ray Bradbury. 🍋

Going with a lemonade-tagged image online that looks more like ice water with lemon, but the background had more of that summer night vibe that I was looking for, so needs must. 😆

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Aliiii0685
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#currentlyreading
“Still the Illustrated Man‘s pictures glowed like charcoals in the half light, like scattered rubies and emeralds...”

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Aliiii0685 Thanks!! 2y
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RiaWritten
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My first read of 2018 is actually a reread. I‘m getting my next tattoo soon and it‘s going to be inspired by this book!

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JanJan
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My partner and I decided to take turns reading aloud to each other from The Illustrated Man. So fun!

goodthinkrebel That's a beautiful cover! 2y
catiewithac My dad loves this Novella (so much so that he won‘t stop getting tattoos! He got another one today🖋) 2y
JanJan @goodthinkrebel isn‘t it?! It might have been the main reason I got it as a Christmas present for my partner... :) 2y
RiaWritten My next tattoo is going to be inspired by this book! 2y
WarpedSweetness I've been dying to read this since I first heard about it on Criminal Minds. 2y
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WarpedSweetness
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1) This is currently all I have up. They'll come down soon to be packed.
2) Read Harder, Reading Women, and Popsugar challenges. And the #poetrychallenge here on Litsy.
3) Glasses
4) Oceans and starry night skies
5) I have a lot of books planned for 2018 so picking one I'm most excited for is hard. I'm excited to finally read the tagged book.

#humpdaypost @MinDea

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Erin7
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Found this book title in another story a few months ago #Faithful #AliceHoffman loved the other so much I had to find the inspiration. Only 50 pages in and already can't get enough. #dystopiandoneright.

AceOnRoam Welcome to Litsy Erin 📚 2y
Erin7 Thanks @AceOnRoam. Now that I've finally posted it's fun. 2y
jb72 I'll check it out. Thanks! I love when books recommend books. That's how I found Jane Eyre. 2y
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Erin7 Me too @jb72. You can find a lot of great books that way. 2y
Jess_Read_This 🎉🙌🏼🎉Yay!!!! Your first post!! Welcome and I'm glad you are liking it! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon P.S. If you check my post from yesterday, there's a link to a bunch of Litsy tips. 2y
WarpedSweetness I've been wanting to read this book ever since Reid mentioned it on Criminal Minds. 2y
Erin7 @WarpedSweetness I almost added it to #FiveBooks it was so good. It talks about religion, racism, war, martians, the future, how we view our children...the list goes on and on. This will be one that I read periodically to find new meaning from. 2y
WarpedSweetness @Erin7 Then I am definitely bumping this book up on my TBR list. 2y
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trustthewolves
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Re-reading a favorite book always feels like visiting with an old friend

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straykatinacity
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"And so you think maybe that's why we're going out to the stars...? Looking for our lost souls, is that it? Trying to get away from our evil planet to a good one?"

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BuddhaMae
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Ran errands for my sister, couldn't resist stopping into the bookstore close by, picked up some more classics to add to my library! 💙🖤☺️

vivastory Excellent choices!! 2y
BuddhaMae Thanks! I'm excited to start Bradbury's next! And I've read a little from Beowulf in my mythology class! 2y
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diovival
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Check out Noah's new leg tattoo. He already has tattoos down both arms and a few on his back and sides. I'm marrying my very own illustrated man (minus the Bradbury horror).

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's beautiful work! 2y
diovival @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It looks even better in person! I think he has two more sessions before it's complete. 2y
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againsthesky19
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I honestly can't believe this is the first time I've ever picked this book up...I cannot recommend it enough. From a literary perspective as well as a reality check, Bradbury is, as always, right on point.

aaronathanael Good book! 2y
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Brenley
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I'm moving in June! But we are making it easier by starting to pack now which means I have to decide which books to keep out for the next 2 months! Here's what I came up with. 20 print copies that I've been meaning to get to on my shelves. (Got a little of everything and a re-read). Please comment if you think one or two of these will put me in a reading slump!

MicheleinPhilly City on Fire might. I read it and (mostly) enjoyed it but I know several people who either DNFed or thought it was a slog. 2y
Brenley @MicheleinPhilly interesting... I'll keep that in mind! 2y
TheKidUpstairs I second City on Fire. I enjoy the writing, but it is a slow read for me. I read a chapter or two when I am having trouble deciding what to read next. I think it's a worthy read, but not necessarily right now if you have to limit your selection. (P.S: moving with books is so hard! Best of luck as you go through it!) 2y
Brenley @TheKidUpstairs okay. Good to know... I'll have to find something to replace it. Thank you! It's always nerve-wracking for me... ugh 2y
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All the love and thanks to @Reese_Pearly.Pages for nailing my Valentine's gifts so hard that the Hubs will have to go full on flash mob to top it! Love the books (and I have a thing for short stories so I'm super excited for the Illustrated Man, and a thing for killer robots and apocalypses!), and those page pointers are something I've wanted for a long time! Love the stickers and the card, just love it all! @BookishMarginalia #CupidGoesPostal

Betty The Illustrated Man is great! 3y
Reese_Pearly.Pages I'm so glad you like it! I saw those pointers and I knew you absolutely had to have them!! 3y
MidnightBookGirl @Betty I can't wait! 3y
MidnightBookGirl @Reese_Pearly.Pages they really are perfect! I read any time I can, so I'm forever stopping in the middle of pages. And it's going to be great for marking passages in book club reads! 3y
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Craftylikefox
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So far I have enjoyed every book by Ray Bradbury. This was a nice collection of short stories. I was not expecting it to take me where it did. More of a science fiction collection. Lots of Martians and creepy kids.

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Craftylikefox
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I put in an hour of reading before I head into work. Hoping my work day can go quickly so I can get back to reading! #24in48

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Craftylikefox
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#booknlunch Chicken satay and The Illustrated Man. Enjoying this short story collection. I really enjoy short story collections that have a theme and/or connect together.

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"We're all fools," said Clemens, "all the time. It's just we're a different kind each day. We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly."

Marchpane Great quote! I have this book somewhere but haven't read it. Is it good? 3y
rohit-sawant @Marchpane Very! There are like nuggets interspersed throughout the book. All the stories are wonderful. You won't be disappointed. 3y
myers85 I only discovered his writing last year when I read The Martian. Soon after I read Fahrenheit 451. Both brilliant books and I'll probably read this one soon too now! 3y
rohit-sawant @myers85 Great! You should check out his The October Country after that. I've lost count of how many times I've reread that one. 3y
myers85 I've just had a look at it on Amazon. It's now on my wish list! 3y
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thenormalstate
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One of my favorite books of all time. Vivid, haunting, extraordinary.

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KirstieE
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This was such an interesting read ! All the short stories had me thinking 'well what if that actually happened?' Impressed by how one man created all these stories! 4/5 rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟
#RayBradbury #Reading #Books

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451Degrees
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Such an intriguing and enlightening read! Loved the "short stories" throughout the book with an unexpected twist at the ending! A delightful classic!?

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Ray Bradbury's sarcastic remark about celebrating Christmas early😂

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BekahB
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I have #multiplecopies of Frankenstein. I can't resist buying copies of this novel. I have the same "problem" with Ray Bradbury books. I COULD spend the money I use to buy multiple copies of the same book on completely new books with new plots and new characters, but it just doesn't end up working out that way. ?

#seasonsreadings2016

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😂

TheLondonBookworm Love a bit of Bradbury! 3y
451Degrees @TheLondonBookworm he's a gem isn't he☺️ 3y
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In the Illustrated Man, Martian Chronicles continues, just as the Illustrated Man himself continues on in Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury walks you though a ceaseless spectrum of emotions lightly framed in the motif of a nameless protagonist who has come upon the Illustrated Man, a circus performer haunted by his mutable, premonitory tattoos. Like Martian Chronicles, though not all Martian themed, this collection is expertly spun.

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451Degrees
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I'm thinking this Sun Dome might be my kind of place...😍📚❤️

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🤔

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BookishJess
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#booktober day 17: #shortstories
I've always had a hard time getting into short stories but this collection by Ray Bradbury blew me away.

Linsy I love this one too!! So good. 💖💖 3y
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Linsy
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"The Veldt" is my favorite short story ever. I don't want to say too much — since it's easy to spoil something so short — but it's really good. Gives you that nice uneasy feeling Bradbury excels at. Great for #scaretober. #shortstories #quickread #booktober

kyraleseberg I'm a huge Bradbury fan, this is next on my list! 3y
BekahB I love this short story too! 3y
GlitteryOtters Ray Bradbury is such a master of the short story (seriously, a good 1/4 of what I know about short story writing came from reading his or Alice Munro's works...) 3y
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RealLifeReading 👍👍 3y
LeahBergen Yes!! I forgot about this one. We read it in junior high and it blew us all away. 3y
LeahBergen I just realized that I'm not following you!? Whuh? 3y
Linsy @LeahBergen Same back at ya! Weird. It has been officially remedied. 😊 3y
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kaberryhill
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Day two of the #booktober challenge and I'm already behind (oops). Here's day 1 of most anticipated. I've been wanting to get to the Illustrated Man for FOREVER and I've been wanting to do a reread of The Golem and the Jinni for a while. No time like the fall, right?

RealLifeReading That's a nice cover! 3y
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Avidreader25
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Ray Bradbury is one of my favorite authors and his short stories are incredible. Indianapolis has a Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and when I visited I got to see hundreds of international copies of his books, mementos from his home, and more. #somethingforsept