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Fahrenheit 451 (AKA USA 911)

A few nights ago, I turned the final page of Ray Bradbury’s seminal work Fahrenheit 451—and found myself wondering how and where Bradbury gained his awe-inspiring prescience, because the dystopian world he created in 1953 is a little too close to the real world of 2015. 672 more words

The Writer's Block

Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books

While most of the time the feeling after reading an entire novel inspires me, many times there are quotes that stand out and mean much more to me. 365 more words

Harry Potter

Wabi Sabi

Teachers of eastern philosophy delight in adding to their students’ confusion.

If you meet the Buddha, they say, kill him.

Why? No idea.

Perhaps that is why Japanese… 466 more words

Writing

Fahrenheit 451 - Book Review

I have a vague memory of my older cousin having to read this for school, and she told me it was about burning books. I was  shocked, and it might be one of the reasons I never read it until now. 472 more words

Book

Fahrenheit 451 | Review

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Dystopian? Check. Classic novel that should’ve been read in school but was never assigned? Check. Deal with books and the danger of the loss of literacy? 382 more words

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The Classics Club - Classics Spin #9...the results are in...

The Results are in…

Last week I posted the 20 books that I had randomly selected for Classics Club Spin #9 – with the purpose of me picking up a book that had been on my Classics Challenge list that I was hesitant to read (although when it comes to classics in general, I sometimes struggle with them). 186 more words

Classics Challenge