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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.

See the world.

Its more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

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Three Books I'm Thankful For

FAHRENHEIT 451, for being a cornerstone of my life. For the constant reminder that language is magic. For the message that misery comes in many forms, that darkness can be created by fire, that sometimes the only to move forward is to destroy almost everything that was behind you. 79 more words

November Notebook

Theory Post: The Problem with Serial Dystopias

It feels a little on the nose to post about dystopias today, but hopefully you’ll forgive me for that–it’s just what was scheduled.

Mockingjay, Part 1… 765 more words

Dystopian Fiction

Teaser Tuesday: November 23

I’ve had this book on my list for a long time, but I have just recently picked it up. I needed a short read, since the sheer size of the Luminaries  has me aching for something less intricate and completed. 64 more words



Can you name what the original title of Fahrenheit 451 was supposed to be?

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Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

The temperature at which paper catches fire (apparently). This dystopia from the days of the Cold War (1954) is one of the oldest in my library: I’ve had it so long, I noticed the price on the back cover is in real money (3/6 if that makes any sense)… It starts out from a single idea, that the written word is dangerous because it confuses and divides people, causes disagreements – so it’s outlawed. 436 more words


A Charming Discovery

In past posts, I’ve moaned about how I’ve largely had to give up used books because so many of them are musty and aggravate my allergies. 1,125 more words