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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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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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Trashcanman
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Take you so much @Craftylikefox this really cheered me up. I love Motu! The books are awesome too. Sorry I forgot to open it sooner . Hugs 😊

@JoScho
#highfivetosummerswap

Craftylikefox I‘m glad it made it safely to you 😊 enjoy! 2w
Trashcanman @Craftylikefox 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 2w
JoScho Yay! Which character did you get? 2w
Trashcanman @JoScho I got He-Man! 2w
JoScho Yes!!!! 2w
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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! 📚✈️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 11 hours!!!!! 😳😲😮😵 1mo
AlaMich You raised her right!! 😉 1mo
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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 🤔 2mo
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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! 2mo
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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. 2mo
Crazeedi What a darling kitty!!😻😻 2mo
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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. 3mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @DebbieGrillo If it was anything like this one, it was totally worth it! It was great and very inspiring! 3mo
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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
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I really enjoyed it. It may be one I revisit again

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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
Joanne1 I‘ve always meant to read this one. 3mo
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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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Pickpick

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!!!! ♥️ 4mo
AnansiGirl @Clwojick the challenge has been a blast! Heck it even helped me to notice forgotten tbrs. 😁 4mo
Clwojick Yeah, I read a lot of my shelf this month! ♥️ 4mo
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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! 4mo
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! 4mo
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. 4mo
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 4mo
BooknerdsLife @CarolynM So true! I can‘t stop thinking about this one and just couldn‘t recommend it enough! 4mo
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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. 4mo
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 :( 4mo
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. 😊 4mo
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JessClark78
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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 👍🥳🧡 4mo
xxjenadanxx Awesome job!! 4mo
Daria.Adrianna21 I love Fahrenheit 451. Such a moving and impactful story! 4mo
RadicalReader Wonderful job 4mo
Andrew65 A brilliant time, well done. 🙌🙌🙌 4mo
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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. 😅 4mo
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 4mo
TheReadingMermaid Multitasking! I absolutely love it!!! 💗💗💗 4mo
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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? 4mo
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid hahaaa 😂 Thank you 😘 I try 🤣 4mo
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 😆🤗📚📚💖 4mo
Andrew65 Wonderful books. 4mo
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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 😘😘 4mo
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. 4mo
jb72 @Clwojick I know what you mean, but you can do it! 4mo
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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
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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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 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, Waterstones...book shopping again eh? 😉 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
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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 😀👍🏻 5mo
rohit-sawant Love this edition! ❤ 5mo
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant I‘ve never read this. Just saw hells fire on the front 👍🏻😀 5mo
gradcat Ahhh...perfect choice!! 😊 5mo
zest_thereader What book is kept on the side? Looks like it's a Holly Black book 4mo
Cathythoughts @zest_thereader only seeing your comment now ! I don‘t know what that book is , I took the picture in Waterstones bookshop .... 😃👍🏻 4mo
zest_thereader @Cathythoughts oh lol, no problem 4mo
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Samreamer
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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? 5mo
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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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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. 6mo
GingerAntics I absolutely agree with you. 6mo
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bapaul13
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Pickpick

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 6mo
Chelleo Welcome! 6mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️💚💜♥️💙 6mo
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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! 6mo
Reggie I read this last summer and was kinda blown away by it. I had never read him before either. 6mo
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batsy I'm definitely due for a reread of this one! I hope you enjoy it. 6mo
callielafleur One of my favorites! 6mo
Rissreads It‘s on my list for this year‘s LitsyAtoZ 6mo
BiblioLitten Can‘t believe I have never read this one. 6mo
Aimeesue I like the way you have that flame going in the background, threatening the poor book. 😂 6mo
britt_brooke So good! 🔥 6mo
Melissa_J I‘ve never read any of Bradbury‘s books 😬 6mo
Reviewsbylola I really liked this one. My husband HATED it. He finally bailed a few pages from the end. 😆 6mo
Lauraandherbooks I seen the movie.. encouraging my book collection 6mo
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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! 6mo
mcipher That‘s so cool! 6mo
GondorGirl I love that! Both of my library cards just have pictures of the library building on them. :( 6mo
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Paperback.Propensity It is beautiful 6mo
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 😊😊😊 6mo
Paperback.Propensity That's amazing. I looked up the other cards. Very cool. My library needs to step it up 😄 6mo
Qpri @Paperback.Propensity Yessssss!!! 😉😉😉 6mo
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