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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel | Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury’s 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 didn’t 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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jb72
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#24B4Monday #readathon #bannedbooks #maymadness
Take a moment to join the readathon May 24-26, and maybe add a banned book or two. What banned books have you read recently?

TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 7d
Clwojick I have so many books planned out for next week! I don‘t know how I‘ll get through them all. 🙈 George has been on my TBR forever, and same as The Hate U Give. 7d
jb72 @Clwojick I know what you mean, but you can do it! 6d
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tina_b.ooks
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Mehso-so

This is probably a good book for bookclub or class, as you can find a lot of good starters for discussions, but apart from that... I did neither like the story nor the character(s).

⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

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KirstieE
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Pickpick

Enjoyed my reread of this ! 🔥

4 ⭐️ #Classic

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Cathythoughts
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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#MayMovieMagic #HighWayToHell just took this picture in Waterstones... Waterstones to the rescue for this prompt 👍🏻🔥

Cinfhen So jelly!!! Would love to be in Waterstone‘s 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, Waterstones...book shopping again eh? 😉 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 3w
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m afraid so 🤫. I had to catch a bus though , so didn‘t have as much browsing time as I would have liked 😀👍🏻 3w
rohit-sawant Love this edition! ❤ 3w
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant I‘ve never read this. Just saw hells fire on the front 👍🏻😀 3w
gradcat Ahhh...perfect choice!! 😊 3w
zest_thereader What book is kept on the side? Looks like it's a Holly Black book 1w
Cathythoughts @zest_thereader only seeing your comment now ! I don‘t know what that book is , I took the picture in Waterstones bookshop .... 😃👍🏻 6d
zest_thereader @Cathythoughts oh lol, no problem 6d
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Samreamer
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Pickpick

Somehow I missed this book in high school, so I had to make up for it now. Also, how did I not know this was about books? I LOVE books about books. If you‘re one of the few who missed out on this in hs, read it now. It‘s quick but well written. And the narrator I had for this audiobook was excellent!

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BacklistReader
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Mehso-so

Not a book I would read multiple times but still a good read.

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tina_b.ooks
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Waiting for my boyfriends shift to end...

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BacklistReader
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This one weird book.....

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BacklistReader
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Decided to start my Divination exam. Would be great to finish it tomorrow....

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Meaw_catlady
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Pickpick

This book was different , thought provoking , scary, I felt a lot of different emotions and I am left hoping this never becomes a reality. Burn the books. Burn the imagination and free thinking. Burn the soul and what it means to be unique and human. That‘s a scary thought.

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tina_b.ooks
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With changing job my focus in life kind of shifted and I found myself keeping being distracted from reading. After really having settled in and finding my routine I feel it's finally time for some reading again 😊

ju.ca.no That‘s great! I still have not read this, even though I really feel like I need to. How is it? 1mo
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ByChallaF
Mehso-so

3 out 5
I appreciated it was a classic, but the breakneck pace of the story was bothering me. The internal voice of the main character was too much for me.

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ElizaMarie
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Of course I loved it. It‘s one of my favs! I liked it so so much! I should revisit some of my other favs but then again I have so many others to read

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ElizaMarie
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I love this book! Decided to listen to it so that I may revisit the story :)

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Demeter2112
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One of my all-time faves 💚❤️💚❤️

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Pickpick

I strongly believe this is one of the greatest books about books ever written. The story is so on point with our society today, the concerns so spot on for what we see happening to people and their relationships with others. And the prose!! So beautiful! Highly recommended for all bibliophiles.

suvata I tend to agree with you. 2mo
GingerAntics I absolutely agree with you. 2mo
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bapaul13
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Nice

RaimeyGallant I enjoyed this one. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Chelleo Welcome! 2mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️💚💜♥️💙 2mo
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LeahBergen
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My current read for my IRL book club.

I‘ve somehow made it this far in my life without reading any Bradbury novels 😬 (I‘ve read a few short stories, though).

JaclynW I was in my mid-30's before I read any Bradbury! I've loved all that I've read and want more! 2mo
Reggie I read this last summer and was kinda blown away by it. I had never read him before either. 2mo
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batsy I'm definitely due for a reread of this one! I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
callielafleur One of my favorites! 2mo
Rissreads It‘s on my list for this year‘s LitsyAtoZ 2mo
BiblioLitten Can‘t believe I have never read this one. 2mo
Aimeesue I like the way you have that flame going in the background, threatening the poor book. 😂 2mo
britt_brooke So good! 🔥 2mo
Melissa_J I‘ve never read any of Bradbury‘s books 😬 2mo
Reviewsbylola I really liked this one. My husband HATED it. He finally bailed a few pages from the end. 😆 2mo
Lauraandherbooks I seen the movie.. encouraging my book collection 2mo
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Qpri
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Just got another library card! The design is called ‘Processor‘ and the artist is Annika 📚📖

britt_brooke Love it! 2mo
mcipher That‘s so cool! 2mo
GondorGirl I love that! Both of my library cards just have pictures of the library building on them. :( 2mo
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Paperback.Propensity It is beautiful 2mo
Qpri @britt_brooke @mcipher @GondorGirl @Paperback.Propensity I was sooo excited! My regular one is just a plain card. But I went to a neighboring town today to get another one, they offered me a choice of 8 designs by local artists :) Considering how many creative people are walking around amongst us, there‘s no reason for anything (not even a library card) to be plain and drab 😊😊😊 2mo
Paperback.Propensity That's amazing. I looked up the other cards. Very cool. My library needs to step it up 😄 2mo
Qpri @Paperback.Propensity Yessssss!!! 😉😉😉 2mo
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jb72
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LogiKitty
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I have to say...I didn't understand it at first. It just seemed like the passages were saying a whole lot of nothing and then Bradbury had spots of complete brilliance. I felt touched by the struggles Faber and Montag were having...and boy, I'd hate if that was our world now. Where would we be without the unrealities and realities of books? If we had to memorize books? #fahrenheit451

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LogiKitty

"Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There's nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us."

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LogiKitty

"So it was the hand that started it all...his hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arms...his hands were ravenous."

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iread2much
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Thanks so much @imyril for the wonderful #justabookswap ! Now I can be a responsible adult (and librarian) and finally read this classic. Also; love this cover!

Schnoebs So how I managed to look at this picture way too fast and thought your dog was a baby elephant 😂😂😂 3mo
iread2much @Schnoebs 😂😂 well they are quite large... 3mo
LeahBergen You received yours today, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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imyril Yay it arrived! I was starting to worry 😊 3mo
iread2much @imyril it actually arrived over the weekend, but I‘m afraid I couldn‘t read your handle and the return address stuff was missing from the outside of the package so I had to email and get your handle to make sure I could properly tag and thank you 😅my apologies for the late post. I really appreciate my book! 3mo
imyril Heh, no worries at all. This is what I get for having a handle consisting of an unlikely combination of letters 😂 3mo
TheBookKeepers 💙💙💙💙💙 3mo
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greenhairdontcare
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1/20 for the #bucketlist20 #readingchallenge

Wow! What a great start to the challenge! What I loved about this book was that even though it was published in 1953, you couldn‘t tell. It could have easily been written this year! It‘s well known that this book is about censorship, but what I think it really focuses on is books. Books are important! Books make the world go round!

Which Bradbury book should I read next?

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Connster
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“Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land?”

When I was at uni, I used to go walking late at night. Walking past the library always had its own unique smell; the scent of all those millions of books wafting out of the air ducts. I can still remember it vividly today, almost 20 years later.

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Connster
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This is giving me the same vibes as 1984. I‘ve read 1984 twice at least and each time it‘s made me feel strangely melancholy for a good few days. The only book to have done so. Even watching the film now triggers the same weird mood. Strange how books can get you...

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Connster
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Love this epigraph from Fahrenheit 451. Been looking forward to reading this for ages!

greenhairdontcare Loved this line! I finished Fahrenheit today. One of my favourite reads so far this year. 😁 3mo
Connster @greenhairdontcare Me too! I‘ve just started it and I‘m excited to continue! 😁 3mo
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greenhairdontcare
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This quote. 🙌🏻

Bradbury is filling me with so many thoughts & feelings! Why have I not read this book sooner!? So many excellent quotes!

#audiobook #raybradbury #quote

monalyisha I read this for summer reading in 7th grade. I LOVED it. I came back, & none of the other kids liked it/liked “Johnny Tremain” better. I was beyond shocked & severely unimpressed, haha. 3mo
greenhairdontcare @monalyisha Oh, boo to that! I‘m almost finished & I‘m on the edge of my seat! I wonder if I would of appreciated it back when I was in 7th grade? 🤔 3mo
Canndor Fahrenheit is one of my all time favorite books. I read it for the first time in high school and I think overall I have read it 6-7 times. I am so happy you enjoyed it!! 3mo
greenhairdontcare @Canndor Oh, I love it when someone appreciates a book I love! I‘m pretty certain I will read it again some day because it was so good. 3mo
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ErinSueGreads
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Found this fun game on a Facebook group. GO!

BarkingMadRun “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ... 3mo
ErinSueGreads Ah! One of my favorites @BarkingMadRun 3mo
MayJasper Call me Ishmael 3mo
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bookandbedandtea So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. 3mo
BookHoarder32 It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. 3mo
HOTPock3tt “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” (edited) 3mo
HOTPock3tt @BarkingMadRun @ErinSueG although the one from pride & prejudice is my all time favorite! ♥️ 3mo
wanderinglynn “Frankly my dear, I don‘t give a damn.” 3mo
Carolyn11215 “Off with her head!” 3mo
Naj "I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. 3mo
Naj @wanderinglynn I read that in Clark Gable's voice. 3mo
Eggbeater "We all float down here." 3mo
wanderinglynn @Naj 😂 👍🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain That‘s the one I would have gone for @HOTPock3tt ! ❤️ 3mo
HOTPock3tt @squirrelbrain 🤗♥️ 3mo
starlight97 "For you, a thousand times over." 3mo
RadicalReader “Some people it‘s like they care more about their status updates than their actual lives” 3mo
Fan_of_70 The building was on fire and it wasn‘t my fault. 3mo
greenhairdontcare “We accept the love we think we deserve.” 3mo
swynn "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." 3mo
Alfoster “Call me Ishmael.” 3mo
Stephuhhnieee “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” 3mo
Leftcoastzen We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. 3mo
Marilyncjackson When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. (might not be exact but close enough) 3mo
Areader2 “People generally see what the look for,and hear what they listen for” 3mo
Lisaw13 “As you wish” 3mo
vicgreentoriafield "...but if we wait until we're ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives" 3mo
AsYouWish "First you will smile, and then you will cry-don't say you haven't been warned." 3mo
julesG @Stephuhhnieee Thought about this one, too. 3mo
Nickinpa “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” 3mo
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tealwish
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My library books I picked up yesterday. I am feeling very indecisive about what to read, so I read the first 10 pages of each. Fahrenheit 451 is for my #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Why is it that as soon as a book is part of a challenge then I no longer want to read it??? It becomes something I SHOULD do, and I hate all the shoulds in life. Does anyone else have this problem? #libraryhaul

kristincatastrophic I don't feel that way about books but I do it with Netfilx. I've yelled "You can't tell me what to watch!" before, even when it's something I did what to watch. Slaughterhouse-Five though, love it! I won't tell you to read that first because then you won't but you should ? 4mo
Amiable Yes! I have tried to participate in three different book clubs, and had to eventually leave them because it was a struggle to muster the enthusiasm to read the books that were selected. The minute I'm told I HAVE to or SHOULD read a book, I almost immediately don't want to. I totally get where you're coming from! I think we are what is referred to as "contrarians." ? (edited) 4mo
tealwish @kristincatastrophic So true! Netflix is a bully! 😃😃 Facebook is too with its insistence that I need a specialty bra! So glad Litsy is ad-free!! 4mo
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tealwish @Amiable That's me - contrarian!! 😊😊 I am having the same problem with the book club I half heartedly joined! Thing is I loved planning what to read for this challenge, and they were all books I wanted to read. I need to trick my brain somehow into forgetting that I should read them. 4mo
taraWritesSci Yep! I want nothing more than to join a book club but my "imma do what I want" kicks in and defeats the purpose. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I'm mood driven when it comes to books and entertainment. 4mo
tealwish @taraWritesSci I am mood driven too, but I don't want to miss out on things because I am never in the mood for them. Like I rarely am in the mood to read classics but I am usually glad once I start one. 4mo
Alexander_Meng Slaughterhouse five has been on tbr list fire years 😊 3mo
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greenhairdontcare
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So this should be fun! I‘m doing this to push myself out of my comfort zone & to also read some books that I‘ve always wanted to read. The chance of winning a Kobo ebook reader is a bonus.

I‘m kicking off with Fahrenheit 451 because I feel like its been popping up EVERYWHERE! So far, so good!

#jamesmustich #readingchallenge #bucketlist20

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SpotlightBookBlog
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“What is it about fire that‘s so lovely?”

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Chrissyreadit
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Cinfhen That‘s great!!!!! 4mo
vivastory Nice! 4mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻👍🏻Yes !!! 4mo
SW-T Agreed! 4mo
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DarcysMom
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Addison_Reads
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Hello fellow Littens ☺ My oldest niece @Canndor recently joined Litsy, probably partially because I keep going on and on about how great you all are, and how many wonderful books I've found on here.

One of her all-time favorite books is tagged. She's a fan of dystopian, thrillers, strong feminist writers, and lots more.

If you have a moment, give her a welcome and a follow. 💜

Canndor Thank you! 4mo
Scurvygirl Welcome @Canndor 🎈🎈🎈 4mo
Canndor @Scurvygirl thank you! 4mo
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Ms.Story 👋🏻 4mo
Addison_Reads @Canndor you're welcome 😁 I hope you like it as much as I do. #litsywelcomewagon is a great source of information on different activities going on here too. 4mo
Addison_Reads Some Littens to follow to get you started. They were some of my first followers on here and they post great reviews. @readordierachel @Reggie @JoScho @TrishB @rachelsbrittain @Eggs @sebrittain @RaimeyGallant @Literary_Siren 4mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 it is fun here. I hope you enjoy it! @Canndor 4mo
rachelsbrittain Welcome to litsy @Canndor ! 📚😊 4mo
JoScho Thanks for the tag 😊❤️ and welcome to Litsy @Canndor I hope you love it here ❤️ 4mo
Literary_Siren Thanks for the tag! Welcome to Litsy @Canndor ! 4mo
BookHoarder32 Welcome @Canndor ! 🎉 4mo
Eggs @Addison_Reads Thanks for the tag❤️💙❤️ 4mo
Eggs @Canndor Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome @Canndor :) Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 4mo
DHill Welcome to Litsy @Canndor 4mo
readordierachel Thanks @Addison_Reads 🤗 Welcome @Canndor 🎉🎉! 4mo
TrishB Hi🙋‍♀️ @Canndor thanks @Addison_Reads 😘 4mo
sebrittain Welcome @Canndor ! 4mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 4mo
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BookNeurd
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The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.

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DarcysMom
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monkeygirlsmama Love the cover. 4mo
DarcysMom @monkeygirlsmama Me too! The cover plus Tim Robbins sold me. 4mo
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Red.Reads
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One of the greatest books of all time. The writing is beautiful, the story engaging, and it leaves you wanting more (in a good way at the end).

My first completed book for #24in48 @24in48, took a little over two hours. I'm fed to have some breakfast, but up next is Neil Gaiman's Absolute Sandman Volume One...

#readathon

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Red.Reads
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So here I go with my first book of this #24in48 readathon! No snacks yet as its too early, healthy munchies will come later 😀

Yes, I paused my timer to create this post, haha

@24in48

#readathon #fahrenheit451 #RayBradbury

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Connster
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I‘m stuck between these two for what to read next. Quite a different pair of books to choose from! I also have Michelle Obama‘s book, which I‘m looking forward to reading so much I don‘t want to start and spoil it. Oh, and I‘m reading Dan Brown‘s Origin in between 😉

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Gina
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~^^•Yup•^^~

Andrew65 😍😍😍 4mo
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dustys_bookshelf
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Mehso-so

Glad I finally got around to reading this classic. Despite it‘s short length (compared to books I typically read) it took me forever to get through it. It shows the value of reading and thinking for yourself. This book has great meaning behind it but it just wasn‘t my cup of tea.

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Marilyncjackson
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#HelpMeFindNewBooksGiveaway @Amabear thank you for the giveaway. I don‘t have much space to tell you why Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite dystopian novel so I might have to go into the comments. To me most dystopian books have settings that are completely unbelievable. They seem so far-fetched to me that I can‘t imagine a future like that. However, Fahrenheit 451 felt almost like we are living in it today. I couldn‘t put it down. Continue in comments

Marilyncjackson A lot of the things that happen in that novel mirror what‘s going on today. Reading is illegal because it‘s a way to share knowledge and it‘s A way to get ideas out to the masses. Television and other things are run by the government to distract everyone from what‘s really going on. This is what makes Fahrenheit 451 such a great dystopian world. Because it makes you wonder if this is the very near future for us. 4mo
Marilyncjackson I could say a lot more but I don‘t like sparking social media debates so I‘m just going to leave this here. This is also the most I‘ve ever written on here 😊 (edited) 4mo
Marilyncjackson The friend I tag is @megzlynn 4mo
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megzlynn @Marilyncjackson Thanks for the tag! Also, I may have to check out Fahrenheit 451 now. 😁 4mo
Marilyncjackson @megzlynn if you do let me know what you think! 4mo
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thebookishtype15
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@Amabear i have 2 recommendations for you!
For #helpmefindnewbooksgiveaway I wanted to talk about The Giver & Fahrenheit 451. These are both written for YA. The Giver is a quartet where a community is given their families, jobs, & housing based on their interests. They dont have feelings and one boy is selected to receive all of the memories of the past & feelings. Fahrenheit 451 is a future when books are burned & intellectual freedom is banned.

Amabear Awesome thank you! Iv read the giver but not the other one. 4mo
thebookishtype15 You're welcome! 4mo
KimPossible89 Love them both. Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite book. 4mo
AvalonRoselin The Giver is one of my all time faves and inspired me to start writing seriously after a heated classroom debate! ♡ So good 4mo
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Emfn
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Nice quote from the Introduction
#raybradbury #quote #book #newbook #reading

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4mo
bookseller_cate Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!💜📚 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4mo
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BeautifullyChaotic

Okay so I just found this app randomly and i've no idea how it works lol. Anyway, i'm starting this book "Fahrenheit 451" today so let's see if it's a good read or not. I'll keep you guys updated! :)

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Kasie
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“You don‘t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury..… it amazes me when people just don‘t like to read let alone burn them. Books are AWESOME!! #raybradbury #books #bookquotes #tbrpile

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Paulapineda
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Amazing amazing amazing
The way Montag goes through a whole metamorphosis is just so inspiring so follow the truth and love the unlimited access that we have to information