The book, Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence, is read for 15 minutes in the video above.
Go ahead and catch the Introduction. Get a sense of the humor and sparkle in this book written for other bibliophiles like Spence herself. Spence writes book reviews in various unusual formats: as love letters and Dear John letters (when having to "weed" the old books from the library's shelves). In the final chapters she has a number of lists of books that I have begun to request from my own library-- not all of them, because I actually have read some of the books she reviews.
As I read books from the following lists, I will probably review them myself on Good Reads. Please join me there where I review under my name, Cynthia Zirkwitz. If you have read any of the books on the following lists, please let me know what you thought of them in the Comments section below. I'd appreciate that!
|In the Stacks|
BOOKS ABOUT LIBRARIANS
The Uncommon Reader by Allen Bennett
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians by Michael Cart
Jade Dragon Mountain: A Mystery (Li Du Novels Book 1) by Elsa Hart
In One Person by John Irving
Love and the Art of War by Dinah Lee Küng
When Tito Loved Clara: A Novel by Jon Michaud
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Book of Speculation: A Novel by Elrika Swyler
Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness by Jennifer Tseng
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Here is a group of Books that were formative for Annie Spence in growing her love of books in general (remember: she advises that we read from a wide range of book genres and subjects)
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt
Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Novel by Walter Mosley
The Fledgling by Jane Langton
Just Kids by Patti Smith