A Few Words about First Lines

I’m still reading Anna Karenina, which, as you may know, contains one of the most famous opening lines in the history of literature: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. That got me thinking about other opening lines that I especially like, and before long, I had aContinue reading “A Few Words about First Lines”

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Bookish Links — December 2015

Please, Lord, don’t let this turn out to be a hoax: C. S. Lewis worked for MI-6 during World War II. A new internet error code, one denoting government censorship, was added to the books earlier this month, and, as is only fitting, it was named in honor of a certain author whom we allContinue reading “Bookish Links — December 2015”

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Why We Need Science Fiction

If you had told me about a year ago that Ray Bradbury would become one of my favorite authors, that I would be devouring The Illustrated Man like it was a Whitman’s Sampler, and would look for more of the same, my response would have been something along the lines of β€œDo you know me?”Continue reading “Why We Need Science Fiction”

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A Good Cover Is Hard to Find

Otherwise titled, “Hanna Decides to Participate in a Top Ten Tuesday Meme Four Months Too Late.” Thanks to Delia Battie for the idea. Am I the only one who has lately noticed the utter lack of attractive/intriguing book covers? Many of the book covers I run across these days are either completely boring, unbearably cheesy,Continue reading “A Good Cover Is Hard to Find”

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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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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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