Monday, April 23, 2018
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
This book is fun. Pure and simple fun. Of course, you're reading about someone else's love, peeves, questions, and thoughts about the novels they've read, so I didn't always agree, but I definitely could relate! Annie Spence writes with an honesty and snarkiness I totally love. The first part consists of her breakup/love letters to those books she's read, weeded, recommended, etc. The second part is made of reading lists that are super funny. For example, one list is made of various excuses to give out to friends when you want to stay home and read. Each excuse is accompanied by a recommended book. Again - fun! I think my favorite letters are those to Frog and Toad (I totally identified) and a blood-splatter book requested and received through inter-library loan (who hasn't gushed over a weird gross book and then wondered about the person asking for it!).
So worth the read.