Dear Fahrenheit 451

Dear Fahrenheit 451

Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks : A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life

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If you love to read, and presumably you do since you've picked up this book, you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world. Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. Either way, it's clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years. From breaking up with The Giving Tree (a dysfunctional relationship book if ever there was one), to her love letter to The Time Traveler's Wife (a novel less about time travel and more about the life of a marriage, with all of its ups and downs), Spence will make you think of old favorites in a new way. Filled with suggested reading lists, Spence's take on classic and contemporary books is very much like the best of literature sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly poignant, and filled with universal truths. A celebration of reading, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is for anyone who loves nothing more than curling up with a good book...and another, and another, and another!
Published: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250106490
Branch Call Number: 028.9 SPE
Characteristics: x, 244 pages ;,19 cm


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vm510 Nov 30, 2017

A sweet, amusing book about books and libraries. There are some great book recommendations and silly ruminations here. It was great on audio - Annie Spence's personality, humor, and puns come through. A lighthearted, fun book.

Nov 10, 2017

This is a fun book for any book lover but will be especially loved by anyone who works in a library. The tone is quite snarky which may not appeal to some people but I found it to be a really entertaining, quick read.

GCPL_Angela Oct 30, 2017

So very funny -- I think millennial book lovers are sure to see themselves in these pages. Annie is irreverent and snarky and has read widely and adventurously. Yet even as she skewers certain titles, she also makes the absolutely essential point that ALL reading is good reading if YOU enjoy it. A word of warning: your "TBR" list may grow exponentially as you take note of the recommendations here!

AL_KATI Oct 23, 2017

I loved every single page of this! If you love books (or are curious about what goes on in a librarian's mind about books and reading), this book is for you. It's funny, dry, sarcastic and full of hilarious insights that had me rereading passages aloud to anyone who would listen.


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