Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence

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Librarians spend their lives weeding--not weeds but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the books that patrons no longer check out. And they put back the books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail parties—everywhere. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, she addresses those books directly. We read her love letters to The Goldfinch and Matilda, as well as her snarky break-ups with Fifty Shades of Grey and Dear John. Her notes to The Virgin Suicides and The Time Traveler’s Wife feel like classics, sure to strike a powerful chord with readers. Through the lens of the books in her life, Annie comments on everything from women’s psychology to gay culture to health to poverty to childhood aspirations. Hilarious, compassionate, and wise, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is the consummate book-lover's birthday present, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, and all-purpose humor book.

Title : Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life
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ISBN : 1250106494
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Matthew rated it ★★★★★

November 05, 2017

This book was very entertaining. I think it might be the perfect book to help end a reading slump. If you need a variety of book options with a variety of backstories - and reasons to read or avoid - to get your reading juices flowing again, look no further! Spence covers at least a hundred books;...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2017

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who sometimes gets so into a book that I find myself talking to the characters. "No, don't do that, not a good idea at all, or oh no don't open that door, etc,". Well how could I not love a book, written by a librarian who does in a way just that. Only she wri...

Margitte rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2017

Annie Spence, the public librarian, is weeding out books, writing love- or goodbye letters to each one, and seduces us, the cranky misanthropic bibliophiles into reading more books by adding even more fuel to boost our fires with her recommendations. She talks to books and book shelves - her best...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

I am a huge fan of books on books. I even have a shelf for them in Goodreads! This was a great one, completely without the pretentiousness that can sometimes be a problem from well-intentioned readers, but that is little surprise - Annie Spence is a librarian! The first two thirds of the book are...

Celeste rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2017

Full review now posted! I’m so tempted to frame this review as a letter to the book in question. Should I? Shouldn’t I? I think I should. *Clears throat* Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks, You are exactly what a book about books should be. You are witty and charming and irr...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

5++++++ I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. The entire time I was reading it those words were running through my head over and over and over. Most of the book is letters written by Annie Spence to various books, many on the shelves of libraries where she has worked, or book-related items she has encountered. Th...

Kelli rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

I listened to this audio and found it to be delightful! A book of letters to books, lists of book recommendations and pairings, and charming anecdotes about librarians and library patrons. A lot surprised me here: the tone, which is kind of cool librarian who is kind of sarcastic and swears a lot...

Phrynne rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2018

A very entertaining and frequently amusing book written in the form of a conversation between a librarian and her books. There are books she vows to love forever and ones that she used to love but now finds she has to abandon as she has changed. There are a few (some of which I really agreed with...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

September 01, 2017

Dear Annie Spence, You’re well on your way to being the next Nancy Pearl, girlie. Your book recommendations are amazeballs!* How have you read so many books that I’ve never even heard of?! (And I read 300 books a year.) Thanks to you I’ve instantly added 13 books to my TBR at a time when I’m despe...

Ammar rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

Read this during one sitting. It's written really well. The author a librarian writes letters to different books. Books from her childhood. Books from her workplace. Books from home. Books that are being thrown out of circulation . It's funny, quirky, and any book lover would enjoy it tremendousl...

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