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!
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.
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 😊
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.
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).
Just got another library card! The design is called ‘Processor‘ and the artist is Annika 📚📖
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
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?
“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.
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...
Found this fun game on a Facebook group. GO!
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
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
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. 💜
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...
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 😉
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.
#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
@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.