Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

5 CDs. 5:37 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Sept. 2017. ISBN 9781520087566. $40. 1 MP3-CD. MEMOIR
OrangeReviewStarFormer public librarian Spence delivers a charming, funny, sometimes snarky, and thoroughly enjoyable first book. She begins with letters she has written to books that had an impact on her life—some uplifting, some not. She follows with somewhat more serious but still humorous ruminations about other works that have played a role in her life. More than just a bibliography or "books I like" title, this volume connects with readers on why books have such a strong place in our lives. Book lovers will find much to enjoy here, from explaining the "falling down a rabbit hole" reading, to books to read after you've experienced a bad book, but be beware: your to-be-read list will be getting much longer! Narrator Stephanie Spicer delivers a terrific performance, truly bringing the emotions of the book to life.
VERDICT A must for anyone who has ever worked in a library or has ever read a book. ["While flavored with a good dose of librarian, it's perfect for any bibliophile and terrifically funny": LJ 7/17 starred review of the Flatiron: Macmillan hc.]

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