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Archives > [F2F Book Discussions] January 2013: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Moderator: Rollie

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message 1: by Rollie (last edited Dec 24, 2012 07:40PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Hello TFG people!

Yes, I know some members here don't know me yet for I haven't been around TFG meet-ups for a long a time. Anyway, I'm Rollie and I'll be moderating the Face-to-Face Discussion for January 2013 (F2F13). Apparently, Fahrenheit 451 won the poll, last September 2012 under Science Fiction category, burning other nominated books such Dune by Frank Herbert and Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

Fahrenheit 451 is divided into three parts. Three parts; three weeks! Yes, the discussion will last in three weeks prior to F2F13 discussion. Synopsis and Reading Plan are as follows.

Goodreads Summary:

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. 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 then 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.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.


Reading Plan:

December 27 to January 02- The Hearth and the Salamander
January 03 to January 09- The Sieve and the Sand
January 10 to January 16- Burning Bright
January 19- The F2F Book discussion.

Online discussion questions are to be posted upon every last day of discussion periods.

*** Thanks to Tina for setting up the poll last September in my behalf and for helping me out regarding this discussion. :)

Fact: I might turn into ashes; I'm nervous.


Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Rollie Pollie! Where do you plan to conduct the discussion? Sana malapit lang hehe


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Tricia: Will let you know before this week ends. :P


message 4: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1347 comments GO ROLLIE! I'll try my best to participate in the said discussion. :)


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Thanks Ella! Haha! Inaasahan ko yan! :D


Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Yay!
Ready to heat things up!!!


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Louize: Yay! :D


Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Yay :) Teka hahanap na ko ng copy nito this week :)


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Tina: Yey! Sana makahanap ka agad. :)

To All:

For those who don't have book yet but are willing to read pdf or mobi format, just PM me with your email add. Thanks. Merry Christmas!


Ingrid (gridni) | 597 comments ROLLIE!
Na-excite ako para sayo, LOL
Good luck
:)


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Ingrid: Kinabahan naman ako sayo! Haha! Thanks. :)


Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments WILL THERE BE BURNING OF BOOKS? I'LL BRING TWILIGHT LOLJK


Bennard | 726 comments Good luck, Rollie!:D


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Tricia: I thought of doing that before but reading the book made me take it back. Haha.

Bennard: Thanks! :)


message 15: by Cary (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cary (ForesterCary) | 1369 comments Tricia wrote: "WILL THERE BE BURNING OF BOOKS? I'LL BRING TWILIGHT LOLJK"

hahaha! natawa naman ako dito! Break a leg Rollie!


message 16: by javiruchi (new)

javiruchi | 59 comments Go! Go! Go! Good luck!


Veronica | 733 comments Yay Rollie! Looking forward to the discussion. :)


message 18: by Tina (last edited Dec 23, 2012 10:57PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Speaking of burning... Ginawa ko pala yun dati. Eto ang natutunan ko nung Grade 6 ako. Kung gusto mo maka-move on sa isang bagay/tao, sunugin mo...





...yung mga bagay na nagpapaalala sayo nung bagay/tao na yun.

HAHAHA.

Pwede rin naman ipamigay, pero there's a certain gratification in burning things.

Also, hindi po ako arsonista. XD

Ehem. Ignore me. *whistles innocently*


Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Hala, pwedeng sunugin ang tao? Mwehehe

Human Combustion? (Off topic :P) I'll reread next year :) Maganda kasi pagkakasulat ni Bradbury e tho I didn't like the overall story (and the ending!)


Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Will reserve judgment later....(◑.◑)


message 21: by Mae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mae (jamaeca) | 330 comments Looking forward to the discussion, Rollie. :)

Game ako sa sunugan! (Nahahalata ang pyro tendencies...) :P


message 22: by Rollie (last edited Dec 24, 2012 01:08AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Tricia: Natawa naman ako sa human combustion.

Tina: That's actually a good idea! :)

Louize: I'll wait for it. :P

Cary, Miss V., Mae, Jav: Thank You! :)


message 23: by javiruchi (last edited Dec 24, 2012 12:55AM) (new)

javiruchi | 59 comments Tina wrote: "Speaking of burning... Ginawa ko pala yun dati. Eto ang natutunan ko nung Grade 6 ako. Kung gusto mo maka-move on sa isang bagay/tao, sunugin mo...

...yung mga bagay na nagpapaalala sayo nung ..."


Tama po. Purging ang magsunog. Hihi!


message 24: by Cary (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cary (ForesterCary) | 1369 comments Tricia wrote: "Hala, pwedeng sunugin ang tao? Mwehehe


haha pwede! sunugin si Kwesi!


message 25: by Cary (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cary (ForesterCary) | 1369 comments hehe, the f2f is on my birthday pala! :)


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Cary: I know. :)


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Alona (MissieAlona) | 231 comments I have an audio book. Kung sino gusto ng copy just PM me. Natatamad kasi akong basahin so audio na lang. :)


Maria (mariasm) | 2437 comments Woot! good luck, Rollie :) i'm looking forward to reading this book.

So... who likes playing with fire, huh? *wink wink*


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Maria: and I'm looking forward to what will be your view on this. Haha.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Rollie wrote: "Tina: Yey! Sana makahanap ka agad. :)

To All:

For those who don't have book yet but are willing to read pdf or mobi format, just PM me with your email add. Thanks. Merry Christmas!"


Hi Rollie! Already sent you my email.. :)


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Alona wrote: "I have an audio book. Kung sino gusto ng copy just PM me. Natatamad kasi akong basahin so audio na lang. :)"

Also sent you my email! HAHAHAHAHA! :)


message 32: by Tina (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Maria wrote: "Woot! good luck, Rollie :) i'm looking forward to reading this book.

So... who likes playing with fire, huh? *wink wink*"


Maria! From basagan ng 2012 to sunugan ng 2013? XD Wohoo.


Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Tina wrote: "Maria! From basagan ng 2012 to sunugan ng 2013? XD Wohoo."

Yes, level up na!


Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments YEESSSSSSSSSS BERTHA MASON 2013


message 35: by Tina (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments TRICIA: Ituloy ang naudlot na sunugan nung F2F4! :p


Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments YESSSS masusunog ko na si Ella moohahahahaha!


message 37: by Cary (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cary (ForesterCary) | 1369 comments arsonista moda ka na naman tricia! ang hyper m talaga lately. hehe


message 38: by Maria Ella (last edited Dec 25, 2012 06:51PM) (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1347 comments Tricia wrote: "YESSSS masusunog ko na si Ella moohahahahaha!"

SUNUGAN ANG PEG ng F2F sa 2013? Happy New year nga! hihihih
Please spare me Bertha, este, Tricia. I DID NOT DO ANYTHING! -______________________-


message 39: by JL (new) - rated it 4 stars

JL Torres (jltorres) | 137 comments Goodluck Rollie :) Sent you my email.

This is my first Bradbury, sana di ako madisappoint :)


Biena (The Library Mistress) | 447 comments Time to clean my dusty old book! ^_^


Alexa (codenameblue) | 935 comments I haven't read this particular Bradbury but I've read a few of his other works so I'm really excited for this! Good luck, Rollie! :)


Maria (mariasm) | 2437 comments Yay! trending na ang sunugan 2013! out na ang basagan hihi :)


Angus (angusmiranda) | 4335 comments Bukas na agad ito? Hindi pa ako handang harapin ang 2013, hahaha!


Biena (The Library Mistress) | 447 comments Angus wrote: "Bukas na agad ito? Hindi pa ako handang harapin ang 2013, hahaha!"

Hahahaha. Kung may like button lang sana. HAHAHA


message 45: by Tina (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Naubusan ako ng copy ng gusto kong cover nito sa Eastwood. OTL

Parang magandang idea ang audiobook. Hm, Alona, will send you PM! :)


Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Thank you guys sa support!

Yey, bukas na! Anyway, gusto nyo tlaga ng sunugan? :D


Peter Penduco | 1191 comments grabe! noong pasko tatlong kabahayan agad ang nasunog!?.wat more pa sa F2F?.haha!


message 48: by Aaron Vincent (last edited Dec 28, 2012 02:09AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars


Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Aaron Vincent wrote: "I was browsing through vlogbrothers latest videos earlier and found this:

I'm really glad they are both avid readers and have means to express themselves on video. So much gesticulation, I hope there's not much caffeine too. LOL Too much of everything is bad, so I hope they get out more and play, because over-analyzing cultures in that manner is a bit disturbing. Not that I disagree with both of them. What do you think? hehehehe


Darliza (parentheticals) | 5 comments It's my first time joining in. This is also going to be my first Bradbury. Happy new year, everyone! :)


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