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Dear Fahrenheit 451 love and heartbreak in the stacks : a librarian's love letters and break up notes to the books in her life

by Spence, Annie,

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The author presents a collection of love letters and break-up notes addressed to the books she's encountered throughout her career as a librarian.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Public librarian Spence has something to say to many of the countless books she's known, from categories good, bad, and other. A consummate reader, Spence also considers being a kid, mom, wife, and librarian in this collection of letters to titles ranging from Nikki Giovanni's Love Poems to the weedable Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis or the more conceptual Book That Jeffrey Eugenides May Have Owned and Written Personal Notes In. Her letter to Roget's Thesaurus is a delight. Library lovers will dig the apropos subject headings she gives each letter; fellow bibliophiles will swoon at her well-articulated feelings about her favorites; all will find the breakup notes oddly cathartic (I'm putting you in a Little Free Library) and appreciate her book's final, readers'-advisory-informed section of superb reading lists of all sorts. Readers need not share Spence's likes and dislikes, or even have a familiarity with the books she addresses, to appreciate this clever, heartfelt, and often-funny exercise, and they will hope that Spence has more in store. Someday, somewhere, a book addressed in a loving letter might be one of hers: Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451, thanks for the lovely reminder of the ways we find ourselves in books.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Spence, Annie Books and reading
Books and reading United States
Librarians Books and reading
Humor (Nonfiction)
Literary Criticism
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Flatiron Books2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Dear Fahrenheit four hundred fifty-one
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781250113887
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