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message 1: by Nadège (last edited Sep 29, 2017 05:00AM) (new)

Nadège | 37 comments Thank you to everyone who voted!

It was a tie between Fahrenheit 451 and Station Eleven so we had to flip a coin and F451 won. You can read both books if you like :)

About Fahrenheit 451 :

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.

About Station Eleven:

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains - this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

The Book Fairies like to support libraries and bookshops (especially independent bookshops) so where possible, please order a copy to your local book place :)

You can also buy cheap copies here :

- Thriftbooks: https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b...
- AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.fr/servlet/Searc...
- Hive Books (if you are in the UK): https://www.hive.co.uk/Search/Books?K...


message 2: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Carrion (ecarrion) | 55 comments Just placed my order for the two books from Thriftybooks
Damage only $12 and they are both hardcovers!!


message 3: by Tanya (new)

Tanya Mishra (tanya_mishra) | 33 comments Elsa wrote: "Just placed my order for the two books from Thriftybooks
Damage only $12 and they are both hardcovers!!"


I love that store :) So many wonderful used books!


message 4: by Tanya (new)

Tanya Mishra (tanya_mishra) | 33 comments Nadège wrote: "Thank you to everyone who voted!

It was a tie between Fahrenheit 451 and Station Eleven so we had to flip a coin and F451 won. You can read both books if you like :)

About Fahrenheit 451 :

Guy M..."


Yay! Looking forward to reading both!


message 5: by De (new)

De Citron Corrigan (corrmice) | 12 comments Read Fahrenheit 451 in HS so I'll see if I can find a copy of Station Eleven instead.


message 6: by Shawna (new)

Shawna | 6 comments I'm looking forward to this one. I like that we are reading some older books because I don't often get to them on my own. My IRL book club and other online book clubs tend to read newer releases. It's also a plus that it's cost effective to pick up a used copy or borrow from the library - without a really long "holds" list.

I was familiar with the title of this book but didn't really know what it was about. Now that I've read the description...I'm really intrigued!

Station Eleven is also worth a read for sure! Not my usual genre, but I favourited it here on Goodreads. I'm also proud that it's written by a female, Canadian author.


message 7: by nil (new)

nil (nilnil) Ah all right. Have fun everyone! I am not going to be participating in this one. ^_^


message 8: by nil (new)

nil (nilnil) De wrote: "Read Fahrenheit 451 in HS so I'll see if I can find a copy of Station Eleven instead."

I will read Station Eleven with you. I have had to read F451 once in high school and twice in college, so I am in a similar boat. ;)


message 9: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Moore (kamoorephoto) | 11 comments Since this is my first book read with the group and I already have 'Station Eleven' (my vote!), I'll go with that! Yay! My TBR list is too long to add another right now unfortunately. I'm excited though. I managed to get my copy through a book trade/selling group on Facebook so I got it cheap. It has been on my list to read for a while!


message 10: by Anne (new)

Anne Recine | 21 comments I have this is my "someday I need to read this" pile, so I am happy to be nudged to read it now!


message 11: by Gabby (new)

Gabby  Thorpe (diaryofabibliophagist) | 22 comments Excited to read Station Eleven as I've already read F451 recently. But looking forward to seeing what people think because I thought it was fantastic.


message 12: by Gwen (new)

Gwen (just_gwen) | 1 comments I read F451 almost 3years ago in French and I totally loved it! But I've got an unread English copy on my shelves so I'm really excited to read it a second time :)


message 13: by Elsa (last edited Sep 30, 2017 08:13AM) (new)

Elsa Carrion (ecarrion) | 55 comments I picked up soft cover at a store near me and started reading station eleven. I couldn't wait for my hardcovers to get here, I'll probably pass it on since it soft cover and I have the hardcover comming.

Can we post about station eleven in this folder? Or will that be to confusing?


message 14: by Allisha (new)

Allisha (leeshee) | 40 comments Great! Excited to start Fahrenheit 451 (currently gunning through our Sept read now)! I understand that this was required reading for school in the US, but I didn't get a chance to experience school here or any literature in my poor school. But I am excited to read it! And my husband who did experience school here said he never bothered to read it and relied on "Cliffnotes" to pass his lessons, now regrets it and has decided to join us for this October read! Ha!


message 15: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Allisha wrote: "Great! Excited to start Fahrenheit 451 (currently gunning through our Sept read now)! I understand that this was required reading for school in the US, but I didn't get a chance to experience schoo..."Oh that is fantastic! Double trouble!


message 16: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (builderdaughter) I just saw that this is October's Book. Yeah. Its been on my TBR for a while now. Even bought my copy last year but never got to reading it. Love having a reason to put it at the top.


message 17: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Just ordered my copy through Hive! Looks like a great cover - lots of fire of course ;)


message 18: by Spencer (new)

Spencer | 16 comments The fire cover is my favourite variant! But I’m also in the fire service so that could be why :)


message 19: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Spencer wrote: "The fire cover is my favourite variant! But I’m also in the fire service so that could be why :)"

Hahahahaha :)


message 20: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Elsa wrote: "I picked up soft cover at a store near me and started reading station eleven. I couldn't wait for my hardcovers to get here, I'll probably pass it on since it soft cover and I have the hardcover co..."

Good plan - we will start two discussions x


message 21: by April (new)

April | 1 comments I’ve already read both Farenheit 451 and Station Eleven so I won’t be participating in this read unfortunately, but I am excited to see everyone’s opinions on the books!! Both are worthwhile reads but if I had to choose one over the other I would read Station Eleven!


message 22: by Elsa (new)

Elsa Carrion (ecarrion) | 55 comments Like I said prior in my other post, still waiting for my hardcovers to get here and I went and got me a softbound (Station Eleven, at first I thought what an odd title, and then I'm reading and bam it connects lol )from Half Price Books (love me some of that), anyways, I started reading and I'm really liking it. I would have probably finished if people stopped coming in the jail needed info about their incarcerated loved ones. UGH Now the only thing slowing me down is yearly training :( , I got no reading done yesterday! It was horrible!!


message 23: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay (edylin) This is a really unknown genre for me, but hey that's what we are here for, getting to know new books! I am going to try and find one of both books and give them a try


message 24: by Ester (new)

Ester Litago Rabasco (estercristinanoelia) | 85 comments Voy a buscar los dos libros.Se me empieza a acumular el trabajo de lectura :)


message 25: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Look out for another GIVEAWAY later today!!! :) :) :)


message 26: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (yumonigiri) | 15 comments I finished "Fahrenheit 451" last night and I really enjoyed it. That actually surprised me, because the whole book, and especially Beatty's monologue in the middle, reminds me a LOT of the work of Adorno and Horkheimer ("The Culture Industry: Enlightenment and Mass Deception" etc.), which I don't really like or agree with. I have no idea how "Fahrenheit 451" was able to win me over so quickly and thoroughly despite all the similarities (that I definitely noticed but didn't mind as much in fictional form, I guess). I'll probably give it another close and more attentive read before the month is over - just to find out how Bradbury did that.


message 27: by nil (new)

nil (nilnil) Are we going to have discussion threads in the October section for both books?


message 28: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Malo wrote: "Are we going to have discussion threads in the October section for both books?"

Yep ok!


message 29: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
There are now new discussion threads :)


message 30: by Ester (new)

Ester Litago Rabasco (estercristinanoelia) | 85 comments Por fin lo encontré y hoy empiezo a leer


message 31: by Fibhaa (new)

Fibhaa Syed | 1 comments Im Fibhaa from Pakistan.I was wondering what the november read is....any leads?


message 32: by Ashley (new)

Ashley | 43 comments Fibhaa wrote: "Im Fibhaa from Pakistan.I was wondering what the november read is....any leads?"

I'm not sure if you saw the thread already, but November's book is The Room on the Roof. Here's the link to the thread:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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