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What I'm reading

Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury It's good and somehow still relevant even after almost 60 years. The TV walls broadcasting what amounts to reality TV shows with no substance just noise is eerily familiar and spooky.I found it not an easy read despite being less than 200 pages. I enjoyed the afterword and coda by Bradbury. Censorship in any form is insidious and can come from the most unlikely places and with good intentions. This vision of the world is likely to give me nightmares because it's so close to some things we do have now: dumbing down things, only going for the less difficult level, dumping down on intellectual and branding someone "elitist" if you are a bit different and love something else than the norm. Food for thoughts.