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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
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Le sens de la vue est étroitement rapproché de toute lecture, et particulièrement de ce livre, étant donné la précision de la description visuelle des évènements. L'odorat a aussi été stimulé chez moi à cause des produits combustibles utilisés pour brûler les livres décrits dans l'ouvrage. Finalement, le toucher fait également partie de mon expérience de lecture, à cause de la sensation du livre dans les mains et des pages tournées.

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Addison_Reads
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I haven't read this since high school. My local library is starting a new book club, Rebellious Reads, and this is the first banned book we will be discussing.

Reading this as an adult, and especially with the current state of things in our world, really opened my eyes and made me see this book in a completely new light.

Book Club meets on Monday and I think there will be a great discussion about this classic, timely read.

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K.M.-Forester
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Been listening to the audiobook while I‘m studying and forgot how good this book was. I haven‘t read it since elementary school! Always a pick

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Finally got around to reading this one folks, & it's...OK. I wasn't blown away by it as I found the characters all a bit hard to like or empathise with. The female characters especially are very thinly drawn, & there's quite a bit of casual cruelty (treatment of animals, etc). To me, the author is trying to say a lot about censorship, apathy, & the dumbing down of standards, but it gets lost in the overly florid writing style. 2.5⭐

Bren912 My D had to read this while in Highschool so I grabbed and read. I just keep remembering that the year he wrote this was basically when televisions were being watched more and as cell phones are today, taking attention and human connectivity away. I found it to be so parallel to todays world. Censorship. Book banning (again? Still??) and more. At least it was a short book and didn‘t waste too much time!! 😊🤪 (edited) 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf @Bren912 I could see what he was trying to say, I just wanted him to get to the actual point quicker. I‘m not a fan of overblown descriptive writing - I can‘t abide Stephen King for the same reason. But yes, this was mercifully quite short 🙂 2mo
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LunaAubry
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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As Neil Gaiman says in his introduction, “Fahrenheit 451” is a book about how we as humans begin by burning books and end by burning people. Initially while reading through this book, I didn‘t quite grasp the concepts that Bradbury presents but looking back the book makes more sense and resonates with me. I enjoyed the theme and Bradbury was truly ahead of his time with “Fahrenheit 451”.

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Gryffleclaw95
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

“Ideas—written ideas—are special. They are the way we transmit our stories and our thoughts from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human. And fiction gives us empathy; it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gift of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.”

- Neil Gaiman; Introduction

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Gryffleclaw95
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

“ I don‘t talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I‘m alive.”

- Ray Bradbury

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Gryffleclaw95
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

“Is it because we‘re having so much fun at home we‘ve forgotten the world? Is it because we‘re so rich and the rest of the world‘s so poor and we just don‘t care if they are? I‘ve heard the rumors; the world is starving, but we‘re well fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we‘re hated so much?…Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!”

- Guy Montag

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Gryffleclaw95
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“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”

- Guy Montag

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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So many great reviews, and a long standing book on my "must read" list.
Time to get into this one ??

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Bookfan1414
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You know that moment when you move and you are finally able to unbox your library and re-tally your TBR pile? Yeah… it‘s like half of my books… admittedly some are books I just don‘t remember if I‘ve already read them or not but that‘s only like 20 of them. I need more books. I need to overthrow the pile of already read books. 🤪

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 164.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Suet624
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This is Fahrenheit, friends. This is ridiculous. Thankfully there‘s a woodstove in my house and a great big pile of books and blankets.

BarbaraBB That is -30° Celsius… unbelievable. Keep warm! 5mo
Andrew65 Stay warm 😱🥶🥶🥶🥶 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 🥶 5mo
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Chrissyreadit Wow! That wood stove has its work cut out. 5mo
Liz_M I don't find the temp as shock as the time 😁 4:40 am? 5mo
Suet624 @Liz_M Haha, yes, I seem to have a new sleep pattern that would be great if I didn't have to wake up for work at 6:00 p.m. I wake up at 4:00 a.m., read for an hour, and get sleepy enough to fall back to sleep for another hour until the alarm goes off. On the weekends I enjoy the routine. Weekdays, not so much. 5mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Usually it gets warmer as the morning progresses. However, it's 8:30 and it's -22, projected to go to -23 before it gets any better. Brrr... I'm dogsitting and this taking the dog for a walk is for the birds when it's this cold. The dog is in heaven. 5mo
Suet624 @Chrissyreadit Fortunately I have other forms of heat but it's a lot to ask the old furnace to keep cranking without some help. It's been well below zero for days. I'm ready for it to break. 5mo
Suet624 @Andrew65 Thanks. I should be fine but I'm crossing my fingers on the car starting. Apparently it's going to get even colder today. 5mo
Andrew65 @Suet624 What would it be like without global warming!!! 5mo
SRWCF My goodness! That temperature is simply unacceptable! 🥶🥶🥶 5mo
Christy2318 😱😱❄️❄️ 5mo
Suet624 @SRWCF I completely agree with you. 5mo
Megabooks Whoa!! Stay warm!! 5mo
Reggie Omg, Sue, stay warm!!! I think it‘s bad cause we‘re in the 20‘s overnight. 5mo
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peanutnine
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I'm a few days late but thanks for the tag @Ast_Arslan ☺️

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Fahrenheit 451
3. I'm in a weird reading mood lately and currently have 9 different books in progress 😅 but they're a mixture of romance, YA, and fantasy

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thank you for joining in! One‘s reading life can be mercurial sometimes. 5mo
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mdm139
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My oldest read this for school, so I read it again. Bradbury invented air pods before it was a thing. Still love the genius behind the prose and the plot.

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mdm139
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Did a teacher in service day to plan January. Science fiction for Literature and these are the books the kids picked.

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Twainy
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🎬🎧📚 Bradbury saw our future & laid it all out for everyone to see

Guy Montague is a fireman.

His job is to start Fires.

A bleak dystopian future where humanity is glued to their television sets. Books are illegal. Do you have hidden books? Montague will burn them & the houses they were hidden in down to the ground.

Montague‘s wife Mildred is more interested in her TV stories than real life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy Montague has a change of heart & starts hiding books in his house. Mildred attempts suicide, his self-proclaimed crazy 17YO book loving neighbor Clarisse is killed & his house is burned to the ground when his books are found.

Montague is on the run for his life.

I loved this audiobook better than the version read by The author, the same as the print book & less than the 1966 movie.

A classic!
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vivastory This is one of my fave classics. 7mo
Twainy @vivastory YESSS! 🙌 7mo
Chrissyreadit I get so angry at all the book banning going on now. Our local library has had books “disappear” to prevent access. (edited) 7mo
Reggie I really liked this book when I read it a couple of years ago. 7mo
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PezFilledCookies
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“Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?”
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#Fahrenheit451 #RayBradbury #ReadingTheClassics #Bookstagram

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Sharv_Sona
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This book was SO good! Honestly, I can‘t believe I put it off for so long. Yesterday I found the copy and read around 9 sentences after procrastinating but then I sat down to read around 1 hour ago and finished - more like devoured - it! I totally recommend to anyone who has read and enjoyed 1984. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

(Artist: Andrey Sokolov)

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Sharv_Sona
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Burn them or they‘ll burn you.

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Sharv_Sona
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

Montag only said, “We never burned right...”

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“Something the matter, Montag?“
“Why,“ said Montag slowly, “we've stopped in front of my house.“

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Sharv_Sona
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“You're running a risk.“
“That's the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.“

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Sharv_Sona
Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury

Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains
to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the
house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who
knows who might be the target of the well read man?

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Sharv_Sona
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We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal.

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Sharv_Sona
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You always dread the unfamiliar.

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Sharv_Sona
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With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

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Sharv_Sona
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FAHRENHEIT 451:
The temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns.

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Sharv_Sona
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I'm finally starting this one! I've been so excited to begin with this after I read the summary of it, and coincidentally my father found an old copy at home and asked if I was interested... Of course I was. Who are we kidding? I officially own the book now!

BookwormM Love that cover 7mo
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Burpito
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A book about books wtf?

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Burpito
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I'm told it's a classic and iunno it's a short read and kinda fun and while it reeks of "kids these days! Better watch out, what if we enter degeneracy with these new fangled machines" it sticks the landing in a refreshing way

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Short but dense read aloud for Polly, 12.
In an alternate future after WWII, we follow Montag, a fireman. Rather than extinguishing fires, firemen are now charged with burning contraband, being books. Millie, his vacuous wife, sits in the parlour, watching ‘the family‘ on their wall-sized screens. Until one day Montag meets a new neighbour and decides there must be more.
Polly enjoyed but found it difficult to follow at times.

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TK-421
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“Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great #sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that. Shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.” #QuotsyOct21

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Kimberlone
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#FallTreasures #Day23 #BannedBook

Stumbled upon this article featuring iconic covers of Fahrenheit 451 throughout the years.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/06/06/fahrenheit_451_book_covers_the_ve...

Still one of my favorite books of all time, even as an adult it holds up. Ironic that a book about the dangers of censorship and literal book burning has been subject to censorship itself.

Eggs Amazing and beautiful-such an important book 📖🙌🏻 9mo
wanderinglynn Interesting series of covers. 9mo
Nute This is a favorite story of mine as well. I am often amazed at how frequently I bring this book up in conversation with folks and not just readers. It figures so plainly into all conversations about oppressive societies. Thanks for sharing the link to the article. It will be fun to take a look back.☺ 9mo
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Michael_Gee
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Ew, Amazon. From Valancourt‘s newsletter.

Bookzombie This is interesting. I can find Sins of the Cities available in Kindle and paperback format (not Valancourt) and Devil Daddy in paper (Valancourt). It seems weird that would block the Kindle editions from Valancourt then. 9mo
Michael_Gee @Bookzombie so arbitrary 9mo
Bookzombie @Michael_Gee Definitely, but thanks to your post I have Blackburn on my TBR now. 🙂 9mo
Michael_Gee @Bookzombie Haha! That is so awesome! 💯 9mo
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SummerMom
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A true classic ❤️

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KassBrown
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So I know this is a classic. It seems to be because of the premise. It's an interesting take on what the world could have been, and as a bibliophile, the idea of burning books is horrifying! But I just could not connect to the character at all and felt like I was forcing myself to finish.

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mobill76

The character limit on blurbs is 451 characters? That's outstanding!
Although I d read plenty of Bradbury, I d never come across a copy of Fahrenheit 451 until my junior year of high school. I was told in a journalism class that it had once been banned. That was the age at which I read Bradbury s critique of American society. I took it as gospel. It was exactly what I wanted to hear. I stopped watching TV.

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TheSpineView
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Here are the #Two4Tuesday questions for today. Thanks to everyone who played last week! Enjoy and happy Tuesday everyone!

My answers:
📚 Two books come to mind, the classic Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief.
📚 Project Hail Mary is the one I want to see on the big screen. I want to see how Hollywood envisions the character of Rocky.

Want to play?@Tera66 @TheRiehlDeal @Eggs @wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft @EadieB @Lcsmcat @DarkMina @bthegood

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 😘 11mo
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn You're welcome! 🌞 11mo
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OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you ❤️ 11mo
Klou Thanks for tagging me! 10mo
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writeropolis
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The idea of a federally funded unit being set up to eliminate books was an amazing premise. What‘s so shocking about the book is that it‘s not so much the government is a tool, but going along with what the people want. Full review here: https://wp.me/p935Rf-ts #amreading #bookworm #bibliophile #bookish #booknerdigans #bookblogger #tsundoku #greatreads #readmorebooks #coolgirlsread

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LOVE this one. 🖤
Can‘t believe I went the whole of my undergrad years without reading this; I majored in English! 😮

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The introduction was SO good. You will absolutely catch me reading more from Neil Gaiman soon.

Onto the actual book…

ErinSueMreads If you need Neil gaiman recs I have tons! This is the best edition of that book 👌👌👌👌 11mo
Cheshirecat913 One of my favorite authors intro-ing one of my favorite books. 11mo
peacelettersandlove @ErinSueMreads Yes, please! I love Coraline! I like to think my favorite genre is creepy. Does he have any other creepy books? And what‘s your favorite? 11mo
ErinSueMreads So my favorites are good omens. For quick reads try the ocean at the end of the lane and the graveyard book. Just a hint of creepy but great reads. For a chunkster do American gods, especially if you love mythology or Norse things 11mo
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katy4peas
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Well… finally read this one. Not a favorite or a not favorite… just an okay. It has some good messages and will be definitely an interesting conversation in our book group in September. We have to do this one for a grant we got…🤔 dated and beyond it‘s time and current all at once🤯 I understand the importance, but not a book that sucked me in with likable characters.

What book would you save in your mind?

Ruthiella I thought the message was great but I don‘t get on with Bradbury‘s writing style. I would save a Dickens novel if given the opportunity. Maybe Bleak House. But what a chunckster to have to memorize! 😯 12mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit I think this would be the one that I saved! It‘s definitely a cautionary tale that needs to be remembered. I teach this every year and absolutely love it. I think of it often as I struggle to disconnect my students from their phones. 😜 I also love the richness of Bradbury‘s imagery. 12mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Used bookstore find! I somehow never read this one in school, so I figured a pretty copy for my shelf might encourage me to finally read it.

Librariana I also never read it in school, but did choose to do so as an adult. Looks like you got a copy in great condition! 12mo
KCofKaysville @rachelsbrittain You should read it. It's very pro-book in the world and not a hard read. You could even find a graphic novel version of it. 12mo
staci.reads One of my favorites! (And I have that very copy 😍) 12mo
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rachelsbrittain @Librariana it is! I'm excited to get around to it finally haha 12mo
rachelsbrittain @KCofKaysville yes I've heard great things and know the general premise but somehow never had it assigned in school despite being an English major! One of many classics that has been on my personal TBR for some time so I'm looking forward to finally reading it 12mo
rachelsbrittain @staci.reads too funny! Glad to hear it's a favorite and it's certainly a gorgeous copy 12mo
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Twainy
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🎧 I just finished the audio narrated by Tim Robbins. You‘d have to be living under a rock not to know the story. So ….

In order of ingestion … I‘ve also seen the old movie, read the book, listened to the unabridged book on CD read by the author (awful but interesting).

Team Robbins! 👍🏼

Of course the old movie is my favorite version as I watched it with my niece & we loved it.

Great Classic!! Definite conversation starter.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyG I like the old movie best, too. 12mo
Twainy @AmyG it brings back memories for me 😁 Tim Robbins does a great job with the audiobook. I remember getting the book on CD read by Bradbury himself after watching the movie … unabridged … all excited … and nope … so sad that I didn‘t like it. I didn‘t get to listen until today! 🥳 12mo
AmyG It brings back memories for me, too. I love old/older movies….the ones I watched when I was young. 12mo
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DarkMina You‘re welcome. Great quote! 12mo
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