Thursday, May 2, 2013

Throwback Thursday (8)

This is a weekly meme started by me, Kelley Lee of Reading to Stay Alive

The rules are simple, pick a favorite book of your past, and post about it. You can pick a quote from the series, post the blurb, maybe write what was your favorite thing about the book. Pick a book that you haven't read for a long time, and spread the word about it's awesomeness, in something less or shorter than a review. Once you have your Throwback posted, come here are post a link in the comment section.  
This week my throwback is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

You may think it is lame but there was something magical about this book. It speaks louder than a lot of dystopian novels I read today. Instead of the book surging forward off YA love of a boy or girl it thrives off of ones love for written knowledge that can only be brought to us through books. Who doesn't love books? Obviously if you are reading this blog you do! Anyways, I wanted this book to be brought to attention this week for it's beautiful and moving story that created a classic. 

Goodreads Summary:

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 didn’t 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.

I hope this book can bring you what it did to me!

Let me know what your own throwback is, or just a  book that made you a piece of what you are today.

Happy Reading,

Kelley Lee


  1. I think sometimes the classic dystopian novels gives us a much stronger impact as compared to some of the YA ones :) For me, 1984 by George Orwell will always be one of the best dystopian novels that I've ever read in my entire life!

    1. Yes, I would agree. Books like the Giver too. They held so much power and seem to mean so much more beyond the surface of what is floating around in YA currently.

      P.S. Thanks for being awesome Sel