the shrinking librarian

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Posts tagged ray bradbury

Oct 20

The Halloween Tree


The Halloween Tree

Oct 6

Books, Banning


During Banned Books Week, a special time of the year when libraries celebrate the value of free and open access to information, I had this interaction with a patron:

Patron: “My daughter has to read Fahrenheit 451 for school. Can you tell me about it?”

Me: [short explanation, including that the book is a classic and a main theme of the story is censorship]

Patron: “Hmm. I heard that someone is burned alive in this book. That doesn’t seem appropriate for high schoolers. I think I will call the school and complain. They definitely shouldn’t be reading this book. Thanks!”

Sep 2


“It was a pleasure to burn.”

—Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

September is Banned Books Month.

(via prairielights)

Aug 12
“I Am Not Afraid of Robots. I Am Afraid of People.” Ray Bradbury in a letter (June 10, 1974)

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Jan 14

Jan 8
“You must write every single day of your life. You must lurk in libraries to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” Ray Bradbury (via thatkindofwoman, quote-book) (via katiecotugno) (via unboundbooks) (via what-lovely-books) (via samreads) (via thatbooksmell) (via lightstar-sreviews) (via bookprince) (via literatureismyutopia) (via gtpubliclibrary)

Nov 1
“Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.” Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree (via thelifeguardlibrarian)


Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree 

Published by Knopf in 1973. First Edition.

Illustrated by Joseph Mugaini. Dust jacket illustration was changed for the UK edition.

(via prairielights)

Oct 10




Planet Stories (Fall, 1946)

Wonder Stories (July, 1935)

Oh jeebus, that pose! Where’s Hawkeye when you need him?

The Creatures that Time Forgot - Novelet by Ray Bradbury! 

Sep 26
“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” Ray Bradbury (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

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