Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
I hope you had a nice, relaxing Sunday. I have been all over the place, what with work and picking my kiddo up after her summer holiday, that this is the first moment I’ve been able to chill. So, once I’m done with this post and have stuffed my face with food, I’m ready for some quality reading time.
Today, I’m spending my reading time with a classic that I’ve been meaning to read for awhile. So let’s jump into the post so I can tell you more about it!
My Sunday Read Is…
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Look. I don’t know what I was expecting when I picked this book up. But I was not expecting it to be this intense. Which I suppose doesn’t make sense because it’s a book about the normalized practice of burning books. I dunno… I guess I wasn’t expecting it to dig so deep into the why, but I’m loving that it is! Also, I’m listening to the audiobook, which is narrated by Tim Robbins, and he is doing a fantastic job. He’s definitely got my heart pumping quite a few times. I’ll probably have this done tomorrow and I’m looking forward to seeing how this wraps up!
Sixty years after its original publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.
What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!