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Review: Fahrenheit 451

fahrenheit451Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

Classic/Science Fiction/Dystopian

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.

With only myself to blame it took me three months to finish this book. It had nothing to do with it being boring or me not being interested, I just get going with life and don’t find time to sit down and read. Or I fall asleep a half a page in.

Anyways, I liked this book a lot. There is a reason why it is a classic. I think the story can apply to all generations and I think everybody should read it at least once. It’s one of those books that make you think. I am glad that I chose to read it on my own though and didn’t read it for a class. Reading books for high school kinda ruins them for me as you are forced to analyze and dissect every single aspect of it.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fandom Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a wildly popular meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week they asked us to list the following:

April 4: Fandom Freebie — top ten fandoms I’m in, 10 reasons X fandom is the best, must have merchandise for x fandom, etc. etc.

Hmm… I’m not big on the “fandom” thing. I get it, I too like to talk about my favorite TV series, books, movies, etc. (especially if someone else likes it)… but… I think there is point where you can go overboard and I think a lot of them do.

Anyways, I’m not really apart of a “fandom” but I do like various TV series, books, movies, etc.

So I’ll just make a list on that… Here’s my Top Ten Things I Like but not Really in a Fandom for. It’s a long title. In no particular order:

TV Series

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1. The Walking Dead

Holy crap, I like this show. It’d probably be the the one fandom I’d consider myself in. But I don’t. I love the plot, the characters, the zombies, it’s all great.

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5 Things on Sunday: Freebie!

I’m back with a fun, little post. Here is a meme brought to you by Reads and Treats.

This week’s topic is a freebie. So I decided to do Top Five Things on My Bucket List. Alrighty, let’s get this party started:

  1. Road-trip across the country–this is something I want to do when I’m fresh out of college.
  2. Ride a mechanical bull–I just think it’d be fun.
  3. Get a tattoo–we’ll see about this one. Not sure if I’m brave enough, but I think it’d be fun to have one that meant something to me when I was young to have when I’m old.
  4. Go skydiving–just to say I did.
  5. Travel outside the USA–I’d love to go see Ireland and Scotland.

DFTBA and feel free to add your two cents in the comments.

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People Who Need to Stop Coming to the Library

I’ve worked at a public library for the past two years and I love it. It’s the best job I have ever had. That’s not saying much though. The only other job I have worked is at McDonald’s. Library wins by a landslide.

I should totally do a post about my time at McDonald’s. 

I specifically work in the children’s room, though I occasionally help out in other departments as needed. My main job is doing all the bulletin boards and theme board artwork. It’s fun, I get to draw all day. Besides doing that, I also help patrons, shelve books, and read the shelves (the children’s room is the black hole of books so we constantly have to read the shelves to make sure books are in the right place). My least favorite part of the job is dealing with nasty patrons. Go figure, no one likes that. For your entertainment and as a PSA, I have compiled a list of the worst people who come to the library.

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5 Things on Sunday: Facts About Me

Memes are fun. So here is a meme brought to you by Reads and Treats.

This week’s topic is 5 Things You Need to Know About Me. Alrighty. I assume you read my about page, so I’ll do facts that are different from what I wrote there.

  1. I own 112 books.
  2. I have an African Cichlid fish that is at least 8 years old. His name is Rico.
  3. I am currently reading Fahrenheit 451.
  4. My favorite fruit is the peach.
  5. Tillamook’s Chocolate Peanut butter ice cream is the bomb.

DFTBA and feel free to add your two cents in the comments.