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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel | Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradburys internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didnt live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
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MatchlessMarie
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Finishing The Santa Clause trilogy made me realize that toy Santa is my fursona when it comes to hot cocoa 🎅🏻🥴 Also if you add French Toast Swirl creamer you won‘t be sorry #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals #ChristmasMovieBingo

Clwojick Mmmmmm 6d
GypsyKat Sounds delicious! And great mug! ❤️ #MugsOfLitsy 6d
rather_be_reading omg yum!!! 4d
rather_be_reading 6pts🤶 4d
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GatheringBooks
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JenlovesJT47
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1. (a) I have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
(b) I am allergic to shrimp
(c) I‘ve never pumped gas in my life
2. Fahrenheit 451 😬
3. No 😕 need to fix that soon!
4. Too cold since I can then snuggle and drink hot chocolate and watch movies. I hate being hot!!

#LitsyLearn

Alora Ouhhh I love your answers! 😍💙 3w
Alora I‘m going to guess the lie is that you‘ve never ate a PB&J sandwhich?! 3w
JenlovesJT47 @Alora nope! I can honestly say I‘ve never eaten one and I‘m not sure why because I love peanut butter! 🤔 3w
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DaveGreen7777 Hmmm... 🤔 I‘m going to guess never pumping gas is the lie? 3w
JenlovesJT47 @DaveGreen7777 nope! I don‘t drive so I have never found myself needing to pump gas 😬 3w
Alora Hahaha I was thinking maybe you were allergic to PB so thats why you didn‘t eat it 😂 Not allergic to shrimp?! 3w
JenlovesJT47 @Alora nope! I‘m blessed and not allergic to any food. Most people don‘t believe me when I tell them I‘ve never eaten a PB&J or pumped gas before 😬 3w
Alora Hahaha my grandma has never pumped her own gas (but she‘s also 80 lmao) and whenever she goes to a gas station they pump it for her. Or I had to do it for her one day...which was my first time doing it 😂😂😂 3w
Alora I‘m also not allergic to anything. Thank god! Lol 3w
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IhoardBOOKS
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Finally finished Fahrenheit 451. An intense story, a wonderful story, and probably largely due to the narration done by Tim Robbins.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A book set in a future society where books are banned and "firemen" burn any that are found. Ironically the book is banned for its use of profane language and treatment of the Bible. In one of the US library associations report, ‘as recently as 2016, a school system required parents to sign a permission slip for their child to read the book in class.‘

I‘ve enjoyed the book but haven‘t watched the ?.
#GratefulReads #bannedbook

OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 4w
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CorgiBooks
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One of the few books I finished in only a couple of days. Surprisingly compelling and an all round good read

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CRamirez312
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I read the book in a week and was really glad with the multiple views you could take. Sure, there‘s a clear meaning to it, but it allows you to have good discussions with friends since there‘s room for interpretation.
Side note: Bradbury‘s observations are also pretty relevant today

ElizaMarie I loved this book! I had read it late in the game (like most people I know read it as a teen) but I was so glad to pick this one up! 1mo
CRamirez312 @ElizaMarie I also read it late compared to my friends, but I‘m happy I at least read it 1mo
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RenePenn
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t a fan of the narration and not really sure what I think of the book. I‘m glad it was short or I probably wouldn‘t have stuck with it.

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Jari-chan
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I read this book many years ago, but realzed that I hardly rememebered anything from it. So it was time for a reread. And it ended with me asking myself how I could have ever forgotten anything that is written in this book. Some classic never get old and some become newsworthy again. This is one of them, even though I wish it wasn't...

Buechersuechtling It‘s weird. Even though I remember being impressed by the book also, it‘s always the closing scene of the film coming to my mind when I talk about the book. 1mo
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling I really sounds like I should watch the movie as well. It already popped up a couple of times now. 1mo
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Moray_Reads
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Jari-chan
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Afternoon cozyness ❤️☕

brit91 Looks like a great afternoon to me!😍📚☕ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty nail polish 💅 1mo
LiljaPleasant Uh, I loved the movie! Is the book as intense? 1mo
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Jari-chan @brit91 It sure was ❤ 1mo
Jari-chan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you ❤ I just had them done yesterday morning. 1mo
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant I didn't watch the movie, but to me the book is pretty intense. Even more now reading it for the second time. 1mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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Just wrapped up When the Sky Fell on Splendor (a sweet book about friendships, secrets, and found families, my not so secret weakness) and now jumping into Fahrenheit 451. A book I‘ve started many times now but still haven‘t completed. Maybe audiobook will be the secret behind me finally finishing it.

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MayaB1226
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“The room was indeed empty. Every night the waves came in and bore her off on their great tides of sound, floating her, wide-eyed, toward morning. There had been no night in the last two years that Mildred had not swum that sea, had not gladly gone down in it for the third time.”

(Well, turns out I can‘t draw realistic human faces. Or side profiles. But this was fun to draw anyway!)

#raybradbury #fahrenheit451 #inktober #drawing #art

Bookwomble Hey, it turns out that your drawing is pretty cool! 😊 2mo
MayaB1226 @Bookwomble Thank you! I appreciate it! 1mo
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rachelk
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The book about book banning that became a banned book due to a book banned in the book.
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#classic #bannedbook #mustread #dystopian #latejumpingonthebannedwagon 📚🔥👨‍🚒

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jmtrivera
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A little late, but this book definitely starts with a #bonfire
#FallIsBooked

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Christy2318
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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My library has had a few rough months with protestors and city council shutting down things like drag queen story hour, an author visit by a trans YA author, and discontinuing public rentals of the meeting rooms. But the library staff keep trying. Several of the banned books on this display are LGBTQ books. #librarylove #bannedbooksweek

Cortg I love it! My library system is in the same boat. I wish some people would just let people read and participate in what they want.
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Bunnyfufu
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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The magic is only in what books say,

LibrarianRyan I had a group of 8th graders in today doing history research on famous Illinois authors. One of their trivia questions as they left the building was at what temperature paper burns. No one could answer it. 😒 2mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I LOVE seeing all these Banned Books Week celebrations in my feed 😍 As far as I'm concerned, Banned Books Week is one of the most important events in the literary calendar each year. With today's political climate, more and more institutions seek to silence stories, and this is a timely reminder to KEEP THE LIGHT ON: Censorship leaves us all in the dark, as the theme for this year goes. Read a banned book today, fight the power! #BannedBooksWeek

Scochrane26 I had to remind myself about the importance of not censoring books when I looked at authors coming to KY book fair this year. There‘s an author who wrote a book w/ Mitch McConnell (ky senator). I think it‘s about him. 🤮🤢😡 But, they‘re allowed to write a book, too. Moscow Mitch won‘t be there, of course. 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Scochrane26 That's the trick, isn't it? 😆 2mo
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kelli7990
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This is my review for a book I just finished reading. This counts for the #bookishbingo prompt “A Book You Read Outside.” I started listening to it outside and then I finished the last chapter inside. I think it was a good story. I was just confused by it and I had to listen to a summary of it on YouTube so I could understand it. This book was also made into a movie in 2018.

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Kimberlone
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For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

#7days7covers #Day3

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Here‘s my tl;dr summary: a middle-aged straight white guy in a dystopian future burns books for a living, until he meets a seventeen-year-old hottie and decides to have a mid-life crisis. *shrugs* I know it‘s not a popular opinion, but I really wasn‘t that fussed on it. I think it's great for the highschoolers who need an intro to dystopia. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/fahrenheit-451-ray-bradbury/ #7Days7Covers #Dystopian

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Echo
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As someone working in the medical field, I‘d like to point out how totally fucked up the OD scene is. But I do like the phrase “jumped off the cap of a pillbox”. Literally treating ODs like a plumbing issue freaks me out a bit, but at the same time, I GET IT. Which is a horrifying thing to say about yourself. Thanks Bradbury. I‘m confirmed fucked up.

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my.books.in.squares
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Started and finished today. Really enjoyed this, glad I finally got round to reading it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Nag1
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

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EadieB
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Sci-fi Classic novel of censorship and defiance in an insane world. Books were for burning along with the houses that hid them. Guy Montag was a fireman and his job was to start the fires. The book was frightening to me as my house is full of books and would definitely be burned if that were the law today! Scary thing is that offensive ideas are still being protested today instead of allowing others to have their own beliefs. Recommended!

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GatheringBooks
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#LetsTravelAugust Day 19: We had an insane 11 hour #Layover in Beijing from San Francisco to Singapore - yup! Flight delays and all that. No problem, so long as you have a book in hand. Here‘s my teenage girl reading Bradbury while in between flights.

OriginalCyn620 That had to be miserable but books would make it better! 📚✈️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 11 hours!!!!! 😳😲😮😵 4mo
AlaMich You raised her right!! 😉 4mo
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Leannr
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The dystopian society created in this book feels a little too familiar to what we are used to today to land the impact it must have had when first published in the 50's. Books and literature falling away from importance as TV "families" and ubiquitous screens rise in popularity are themes we can relate too, but the style of writing and development of story I feel are lacking in this book. Bradbury wrote this book in 9 days and you can feel it.

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BookishBecky
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Mehso-so

3.5✨
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I just wasnt overly impressed 🤷🏻‍♀️ maybe i had hyped it up too much in my head. I got to the end just felt disappointed 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#whatiread #agirlwhoreads #booksoflitsy #booksareforever #mybooks #books #readingisfreedom #readabook #booklover #bibliophile #wordnerd #fullshelves #reader #reading #follow #followme #library

BulkingBookie Hmm guess I may rethink this read 🤔 4mo
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SaraGarland
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It‘s a classic for a reason. Somehow, though, I managed to get through high school and two degrees without reading it. So, I picked it up last summer. I couldn‘t put it down until I finished. I still can‘t put it down (as evidenced in the photo).

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BookishBecky
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An early night, and fingers crossed a good book! 🤓🤓 I think my reading slump is over 😂❤️📖

#whatiread #agirlwhoreads #booksoflitsy #booksareforever #mybooks #books #readingisfreedom #readabook #booklover #bibliophile #wordnerd #fullshelves #reader #reading #follow #followme #library

Jari-chan I need to reread this book. Soon! 5mo
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Rissreads
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Ok I really liked the story in general but I hated the writing style. I felt like Bradbury just threw a whole lot of book quotes in there to be clever, which I found just confused me. This book only took him 9 days to write and I feel like that shows, it feels under developed. I actually enjoyed the authors foreword and afterword more than the book itself.
#LitsyAtoZ letter R.

Kaylamburson I have been trying to listen to this on audio and I'm really struggling to get into it. 5mo
Crazeedi What a darling kitty!!😻😻 5mo
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leticia.gomesc

fahrenhait 451- pag 110
Este é o lado bom de morrer; quando você não tem mais nada a perder, corre o risco que quiser.

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Mitch
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Great idea! ☄️

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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1. School‘s out for the summer!! And I saw Penny Kittle this week! ❤️
2. Gone With the Wind, The Far Pavilions, Shogun, Lonesome Dove
3. Houston Astros?
4. I live in high school, so the tagged book and Animal Farm
#humpdaypost

DebbieGrillo 😍😍😍 Penny Kittle! I met her several years ago, did a full day workshop. First time I've ever cut a vacation short for a workshop that was optional. 6mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @DebbieGrillo If it was anything like this one, it was totally worth it! It was great and very inspiring! 6mo
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Eos462
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1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Didnt read this in highschool. I didnt have a lot of required reading.
2. Purple with a light gray sweater
3. Killing Eve and Santa Clarita Diet. Both were good!
4. Dragons? That seems generic, lol. Whatever Niffler is?

#friyayintro @JessReads

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Gina
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On May 10th 1933... 25,000 volumes of un-German books were burned in the Square at the State Opera, Berlin.

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Awk_Word_Smith
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—Ray Bradbury (died on this day in 2012)

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TheRegular_coffeeandbooks
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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I really enjoyed it. It may be one I revisit again

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
Bklover Welcome to Litsy!🎉 6mo
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
Joanne1 I‘ve always meant to read this one. 6mo
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TheRegular_coffeeandbooks
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For the life of me I have no idea why it took me so long to get around to reading this book.

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Califlamingo
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I did the audio while my daughter read her copy for class. Good discussion ensued. Tim Robbins narration was excellent and really helped me like the book. How interesting that a book this old is still relevant to the times we live in. It's a make-you-think kind of book.

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AnansiGirl
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The last find of #MayScavengerHunt •with a number in the title.

Thank you to the wonderful littens @Clwojick @RadicalReader and @TheReadingMermaid for hosting this challenge.

Clwojick Way to go!!!! ♥️ 6mo
AnansiGirl @Clwojick the challenge has been a blast! Heck it even helped me to notice forgotten tbrs. 😁 6mo
Clwojick Yeah, I read a lot of my shelf this month! ♥️ 6mo
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BooknerdsLife
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Can't believe I havent read this til now! What a thought provoking story! Firemen go around burning books. Reading, books & free thinking become outlawed, no one engage in real conversations, people's ears plugged in with a device, eyes watching LED screens on walls at home 24/7! A scary world that could happen if we let it. Can't stop thinking about this book!
Highly recommend if you enjoy #1984, #BraveNewWorld or #TheGiver

#review #bookwrapup

BooknerdsLife And I need to thank my teenage daughter who recommended this book to me few years ago! She certainly has good taste in books! 6mo
teainthelibrary It took me forever to pick it up also, and I felt the same exact way - should've picked it up a lot sooner. Great book! 6mo
CarolynM It's not long since I read it for the first time and I reacted in much the same way. There's always a reason why a book becomes a classic. 6mo
BooknerdsLife @teainthelibrary IKR! Love it so much! But I‘m glad I read it now as an adult instead of during high school. Don‘t think I‘d have appreciated it as much 6mo
BooknerdsLife @CarolynM So true! I can‘t stop thinking about this one and just couldn‘t recommend it enough! 6mo
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Gina
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Originally Fahrenheit 451's working titled was The Fireman. Bradbury was unhappy with this title and kept searching for a better one. He called the local fire department and they told him a book starts on fire at the temp Fahrenheit 451. It took Bradbury 9 days at his local library to write the book and he was charged $10 for the use of the typewriter.
♡♡♡Knowledge is power♡♡♡

#RayBradbury #throwbackthursday

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BooknerdsLife
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Only got a little less than 14 hours reading time for #24B4Monday this month, but I‘m happy about what I‘ve read and love everyone of them! Still listening to The Trauma Cleaner & I might switch to audio book for Clockmaker‘s Daughter, hope that can help with my progress 🤗 Wish me luck! 🙌🏼 Looking forward to next month‘s #redathon

Andrew65 14 hours is a great achievement. Well done. 🙌🙌🙌😊 I struggled to get through The Clockmaker‘s Daughter too. 7mo
BooknerdsLife @Andrew65 Thank you so much 😘💖 Really like doing this bookathon with everyone here🤗🥰 And I Am So Happy to know I‘m not the only struggling with The Clockmaker‘s Daughter!! *phew* I mean the writing is beautiful & I like it a lot, but the slow pace & change of POV is not helping :( 7mo
Andrew65 @BooknerdsLife Agree totally, I always felt I should be enjoying this but wasn‘t. Hard to keep tabs on what was going on. I love doing the Readathons too. 😊 7mo
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Day 3 of #24B4Monday #Readathon
Did about another five hours of reading today and just about finished with Fahrenheit 451. Didn‘t quite make it to twenty-four hours but sixteen is pretty good. 🙂

#MayMadness #BannedBooks

Clwojick 16 hours is awesome! Congratulations! You did great 👍🥳🧡 7mo
xxjenadanxx Awesome job!! 7mo
Daria.Adrianna21 I love Fahrenheit 451. Such a moving and impactful story! 7mo
RadicalReader Wonderful job 7mo
Andrew65 A brilliant time, well done. 🙌🙌🙌 7mo
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BooknerdsLife
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So for the #MayMadness #24b4Monday readathon of #BannedBooks I've decided to read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time & reread #AnimalFarm by #GeorgeOrwell
And marking off my list from #MayScacengerHunt
✅With a star on the cover
✅Made into a movie
✅With a number in the title
#booknerd #bibliophile #AussieReader #readinglife

Clwojick I haven‘t read animal farm in so long. I‘ll have to reread it soon. 😅 7mo
BooknerdsLife Hehe same 😅 Yay! Hope you get to reread it soon! Some books resonate with us more once we get older & I think this is one of them 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Multitasking! I absolutely love it!!! 💗💗💗 7mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz From the pix you've been posting, I can tell you read a lot! Are you a speed reader? 7mo
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid hahaaa 😂 Thank you 😘 I try 🤣 7mo
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz Awww that‘s so sweet of you to say that 😘💖 but I‘m sorry if my photos gave your the wrong impression 🤣🙈 I‘m a super snail reader 🐌🐌 and definitely don‘t think I read as much as everyone here 😅 but I do love reading & am constantly reading a book or 2 at the same time 😆🤗📚📚💖 7mo
Andrew65 Wonderful books. 7mo
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