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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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03maddreag
Panpan

This book has a great plot and idea behind it. Though Fahrenheit 451 has many literacy devices that can make the book very hard to understand and comprehend. The storyline can become confusing because of all these distracting devices and the many different characters it focuses on in the book. I would not recommend this book, especially for young readers even if you are interested in the topic.

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BookwormM
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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#ReadAroundtheWorld #USA

Well fellow world readers it is officially time to read the USA. My challenge to myself this month was to read “a great American novel “ I have never read. So I will be reading the tagged book.

How will you guys be reading America?

sprainedbrain I try to read Black authors for Black History Month, and I plan to use this book for USA: 3w
TorieStorieS I‘m not sure yet!! Sitting down in a few to plot out my February reading!! 3w
RachelO I was going to read something by an indigenous author, maybe Tommy Orange - There There. But Colson Whitehead- Underground Railroad is also in my plans this month & I hadn‘t realised it was Black history month in the US, so that‘s an option too. 3w
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I already read my black history month books, bc I was too excited to wait. Still hoping to get to On The Come Up, but it may have to wait bc I‘ve started A Little Life. Also to lighten things up, I picked a YA called A Semi Definitive List if Worst Nightmares. Lol 3w
BookishMe @RachelO your comment is just the nudge I need to finally read Colson Whitehead. Underground Railroad and the recent, Nickel Boys have been on my radar for a while ;)) 3w
BookishMe Just saw this! Better late than ever 😉😉Love reading books according to geography ;D 3w
RachelO @BookishMe Yes, join us! 😊 3w
BookishMe @RachelO 👌🏾Glad to! 👌🏾 3w
BookwormM @BookishMe I will add you to my tag list 👍 3w
BookishMe @BookwormM sure. Thank you 😊 3w
revenge4porgy I‘ll be reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 2w
BookwormM @revenge4porgy do you want me to add you to my tag list 2w
Currey Just picked this up but also going to sneak in Fahrenheit 451 7d
revenge4porgy BookwormM yes please add me to your tag list 7d
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lovestoread.com
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Mehso-so

I liked the story of the book and the general plot, but it was a bit confusing and harder to follow than most books. Ray Bradbury used such a wide range of figurative language that sometimes it made it difficult to comprehend and that affected how you read the next conflict/point in the story. Even though this was a major problem while reading the book, i understood the theme. This opened my mind and gave me a new perspective of science fiction.

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LibrarianChels
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jenn0889
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An amazing excerpt from the introduction by Neil Gaiman in Fahrenheit 451

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Gabe_The_Reader
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
Date Started: January 6th, 2019
Date Completed: January 18th, 2019
How did you choose this book: I‘ve been interested in the book due to its message and it‘s plot. I was finally able to get it and hence why I‘m reading it now.
Who was the protagonist; Guy Montag

158 pages rounded to 200 = 1 book

Gabe_The_Reader Write a brief summary of the novel; Guy is a firemen who instead creates fires rather than putting them out. He lives in a futuristic society which one only sense of entertainment and company is from television. He encounters a girl named Clarisse which helps Guy realize the emptiness within his life. This raises his curiosity to a point where he reads a book, which is illegal in this society and causes him to question society and his own life. 1mo
Gabe_The_Reader What was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved? Main in the book Conflict is Man vs Society where from the beginning Guy questions society‘s reason for destroying book and faces the reality of a society without human interaction, knowledge, and a unhappy life. 1mo
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bookwrm526
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Pickpick

Spent some time re-reading this one yesterday. It was an important read for me in school, but I hadn‘t revisited it in a long time, and I‘m glad I did. Sad and scary, but beautiful at the same time, and that first sentence!!

wanderinglynn What a gorgeous seashell! 💙 2mo
bookwrm526 @wanderinglynn I had complained earlier that day about never finding whole shells, and then my husband found this one! 2mo
wanderinglynn Amazing! I‘ve never found one that large. 2mo
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Ravenclawtardis
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At work and reading this old gem. It‘s a hard one to read in that there‘s so much to think about as you go. And even though it was written awhile ago it definitely still speaks to now, it‘s a timeless book. Not very Christmasy, but I was in the mood 🔥🔥 #Fahrenheit451 #raybradbury #nightshift

hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy hun 2mo
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Hannah_H
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Mehso-so

Kristinhov Can‘t wait to read this one! 2mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Finishing The Santa Clause trilogy made me realize that toy Santa is my fursona when it comes to hot cocoa 🎅🏻🥴 Also if you add French Toast Swirl creamer you won‘t be sorry #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals #ChristmasMovieBingo

Clwojick Mmmmmm 3mo
GypsyKat Sounds delicious! And great mug! ❤️ #MugsOfLitsy 3mo
rather_be_reading omg yum!!! 2mo
rather_be_reading 6pts🤶 2mo
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GatheringBooks
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JenlovesJT47
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1. (a) I have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
(b) I am allergic to shrimp
(c) I‘ve never pumped gas in my life
2. Fahrenheit 451 😬
3. No 😕 need to fix that soon!
4. Too cold since I can then snuggle and drink hot chocolate and watch movies. I hate being hot!!

#LitsyLearn

Alora Ouhhh I love your answers! 😍💙 3mo
Alora I‘m going to guess the lie is that you‘ve never ate a PB&J sandwhich?! 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @Alora nope! I can honestly say I‘ve never eaten one and I‘m not sure why because I love peanut butter! 🤔 3mo
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DaveGreen7777 Hmmm... 🤔 I‘m going to guess never pumping gas is the lie? 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @DaveGreen7777 nope! I don‘t drive so I have never found myself needing to pump gas 😬 3mo
Alora Hahaha I was thinking maybe you were allergic to PB so thats why you didn‘t eat it 😂 Not allergic to shrimp?! 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @Alora nope! I‘m blessed and not allergic to any food. Most people don‘t believe me when I tell them I‘ve never eaten a PB&J or pumped gas before 😬 3mo
Alora Hahaha my grandma has never pumped her own gas (but she‘s also 80 lmao) and whenever she goes to a gas station they pump it for her. Or I had to do it for her one day...which was my first time doing it 😂😂😂 3mo
Alora I‘m also not allergic to anything. Thank god! Lol 3mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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Finally finished Fahrenheit 451. An intense story, a wonderful story, and probably largely due to the narration done by Tim Robbins.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A book set in a future society where books are banned and "firemen" burn any that are found. Ironically the book is banned for its use of profane language and treatment of the Bible. In one of the US library associations report, ‘as recently as 2016, a school system required parents to sign a permission slip for their child to read the book in class.‘

I‘ve enjoyed the book but haven‘t watched the ?.
#GratefulReads #bannedbook

OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 3mo
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CorgiBooks
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One of the few books I finished in only a couple of days. Surprisingly compelling and an all round good read

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CRamirez312
Fahrenheit 451 | Ray D Bradbury
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I read the book in a week and was really glad with the multiple views you could take. Sure, there‘s a clear meaning to it, but it allows you to have good discussions with friends since there‘s room for interpretation.
Side note: Bradbury‘s observations are also pretty relevant today

ElizaMarie I loved this book! I had read it late in the game (like most people I know read it as a teen) but I was so glad to pick this one up! 3mo
CRamirez312 @ElizaMarie I also read it late compared to my friends, but I‘m happy I at least read it 3mo
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RenePenn
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t a fan of the narration and not really sure what I think of the book. I‘m glad it was short or I probably wouldn‘t have stuck with it.

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Jari-chan
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I read this book many years ago, but realzed that I hardly rememebered anything from it. So it was time for a reread. And it ended with me asking myself how I could have ever forgotten anything that is written in this book. Some classic never get old and some become newsworthy again. This is one of them, even though I wish it wasn't...

Buechersuechtling It‘s weird. Even though I remember being impressed by the book also, it‘s always the closing scene of the film coming to my mind when I talk about the book. 4mo
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling I really sounds like I should watch the movie as well. It already popped up a couple of times now. 4mo
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Moray_Reads
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Jari-chan
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Afternoon cozyness ❤️☕

brit91 Looks like a great afternoon to me!😍📚☕ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty nail polish 💅 4mo
LiljaPleasant Uh, I loved the movie! Is the book as intense? 4mo
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Jari-chan @brit91 It sure was ❤ 4mo
Jari-chan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you ❤ I just had them done yesterday morning. 4mo
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant I didn't watch the movie, but to me the book is pretty intense. Even more now reading it for the second time. 4mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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Just wrapped up When the Sky Fell on Splendor (a sweet book about friendships, secrets, and found families, my not so secret weakness) and now jumping into Fahrenheit 451. A book I‘ve started many times now but still haven‘t completed. Maybe audiobook will be the secret behind me finally finishing it.

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MayaB1226
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“The room was indeed empty. Every night the waves came in and bore her off on their great tides of sound, floating her, wide-eyed, toward morning. There had been no night in the last two years that Mildred had not swum that sea, had not gladly gone down in it for the third time.”

(Well, turns out I can‘t draw realistic human faces. Or side profiles. But this was fun to draw anyway!)

#raybradbury #fahrenheit451 #inktober #drawing #art

Bookwomble Hey, it turns out that your drawing is pretty cool! 😊 4mo
MayaB1226 @Bookwomble Thank you! I appreciate it! 4mo
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rachelk
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The book about book banning that became a banned book due to a book banned in the book.
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#classic #bannedbook #mustread #dystopian #latejumpingonthebannedwagon 📚🔥👨‍🚒

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jmtrivera
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A little late, but this book definitely starts with a #bonfire
#FallIsBooked

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Christy2318
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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My library has had a few rough months with protestors and city council shutting down things like drag queen story hour, an author visit by a trans YA author, and discontinuing public rentals of the meeting rooms. But the library staff keep trying. Several of the banned books on this display are LGBTQ books. #librarylove #bannedbooksweek

Cortg I love it! My library system is in the same boat. I wish some people would just let people read and participate in what they want.
5mo
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Bunnyfufu
Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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The magic is only in what books say,

LibrarianRyan I had a group of 8th graders in today doing history research on famous Illinois authors. One of their trivia questions as they left the building was at what temperature paper burns. No one could answer it. 😒 5mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I LOVE seeing all these Banned Books Week celebrations in my feed 😍 As far as I'm concerned, Banned Books Week is one of the most important events in the literary calendar each year. With today's political climate, more and more institutions seek to silence stories, and this is a timely reminder to KEEP THE LIGHT ON: Censorship leaves us all in the dark, as the theme for this year goes. Read a banned book today, fight the power! #BannedBooksWeek

Scochrane26 I had to remind myself about the importance of not censoring books when I looked at authors coming to KY book fair this year. There‘s an author who wrote a book w/ Mitch McConnell (ky senator). I think it‘s about him. 🤮🤢😡 But, they‘re allowed to write a book, too. Moscow Mitch won‘t be there, of course. 5mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Scochrane26 That's the trick, isn't it? 😆 5mo
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kelli7990
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This is my review for a book I just finished reading. This counts for the #bookishbingo prompt “A Book You Read Outside.” I started listening to it outside and then I finished the last chapter inside. I think it was a good story. I was just confused by it and I had to listen to a summary of it on YouTube so I could understand it. This book was also made into a movie in 2018.

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Kimberlone
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For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

#7days7covers #Day3

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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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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
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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! 📚✈️ 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 11 hours!!!!! 😳😲😮😵 6mo
AlaMich You raised her right!! 😉 6mo
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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 🤔 7mo
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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! 7mo
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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. 7mo
Crazeedi What a darling kitty!!😻😻 7mo
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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. 8mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @DebbieGrillo If it was anything like this one, it was totally worth it! It was great and very inspiring! 8mo
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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

WJCintron 1. The Little Prince 2. Red 3. The Ship/El Barco on Netflix 4. Dobby/ Harry Potter 2mo
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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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