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

Book - 2017
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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!
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250106490
1250106494
Branch Call Number: 808.6 SP32
Characteristics: x, 244 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm

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VaughanPLDonnalee May 14, 2018

This is a great little book for people who love books. A librarian writes a series of letters to various books that have had some sort of impact in her life. Some of the letters are love letters, others are more break-up letters. The tone is mostly funny and irreverent, with the occasional wistful letter. There's lots of librarian humour. Readers will inevitably start reminiscing about some of the significant books in their own lives. There are also some handy lists of interesting books at the end. Highly recommended for people who love books.

LoganLib_Kirra Mar 27, 2018

This book is one of the best non-fiction books I've read but also the worst because now I have a hundred more books I want to read from all the recommendations. I loved how quick this book was while also giving the reader a great sense of worth to each page with humour and wit. The author recalls books she has read and writes letters to them (about two or three pages long) that are enthralling. As a fellow library worker I also get a special satisfaction with books from librarians because I get those day-to-day tasks, emotions and hilarious moments.

ehbooklover Feb 03, 2018

A fun, light, clever, and very entertaining collection of letters that the author wrote to various books that she has crossed paths with during all stages of her life. I loved the author's writing style and found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this. Bonus: the author has compiled several lists of book titles that can be found near the end of the book covering such subjects as books about librarians, books for significant others who don't read, etc.

CircMary Jan 23, 2018

Are books some of the characters in your own life? Then you will relate to this book that is written as letters to some of the titles in this librarian/author’s life. Sometimes heartfelt, sometimes wickedly funny - you won’t finish it without some new titles you will want to meet.

OPL_ErinD Jan 22, 2018

This book had me at the first sentence. Annie Spence is a librarian after my own heart. Highly recommended for book lovers and those who love and loathe books equally but understand the incredible power of reading and the idea that every book has its reader.

JessicaGma Jan 22, 2018

A brilliant little look written by a librarian where she writes letters to books she loved and some she did not. If you love books, this is a great read.

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.

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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!

ArapahoeKati 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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