Yet Another Book Haul

You know how this works: the local library holds a massive book sale, I come away with a whole mess of books, and then I blog about them. And you comment on them. Let’s go. 1: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw Owing to my long-standing fascination with Joan of Arc and Fariba’s excellent reviewContinue reading “Yet Another Book Haul”

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Ray Bradbury Is the Coolest

Rejoice, book geeks! It’s the birthday of one of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury! It’s a shame, I know, but I never really paid attention to Bradbury until I began seeing his obituary on the internet. I was never a big sci-fi fan (I’m still not a big sci-fi fan), so I never saw anyContinue reading “Ray Bradbury Is the Coolest”

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Happy Birthday, George Orwell!

Well a happy 111th birthday to everyone’s favorite sci-fi prophet, Eric Arthur Blair! (You know himΒ  by his pen name, George Orwell.) This time last year, a pair of enterprising artists in the Netherlands came up with a creative way to mark Orwell’s birthday: they put a party hat on each of the surveillance camerasContinue reading “Happy Birthday, George Orwell!”

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Book Review: “Anthem” by Ayn Rand

Year of First Publication: 1938 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2013 Number of Pages: N/A. I read the Project Gutenberg e-book. Publisher: Project Gutenberg Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction Subjects: Education, Individualism, Invention, Planned Societies Everyone loves a good dystopian fiction novel, and from what I’ve been told, Ayn Rand is notContinue reading “Book Review: “Anthem” by Ayn Rand”

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Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Year of First Publication: 1953 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2012 Number of Pages: 249 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Social Commentary Subjects: Books, Censorship, Society, the Media, Political Correctness Find it on The Book Depository. (Disclosure: I’m an affiliate.) Fahrenheit 451 is about a futuristic society whoseContinue reading “Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury”

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