Since I can remember, I loved reading and being read to, when I haven’t learned to read yet( around the age of 5 year-old). My mom used to read me from a huge fairytale book of Brothers Grimm. Later on, when I learned to read a little, I remember I used to read a books with fairies for more than 10 times. I don’t know what I found so fascinating if I already knew how the story ended. Even now, after more than 10 years, I can still feel my fingers on a short story of the three pigs translated into French. The colors, the musicality of the words, and the covers made the experience almost magical.
This year is almost over and it’s that time of the year to draw the line and take a look at some of the best books I read in 2015. From the 80+ books counted by Goodreads, around 60% were of some real quality and impact on my life and general knowledge. Sure, I read for fun Mindy Kaling, Felicia Day, and a rather addictive YA series, but I don’t feel guilty at all 🙂
Fahrenheit 451 is one of the most popular novels of Ray Bradbury, that ensures him a spot along George Orwell with ‘1984’ and Aldous Huxley with ‘Brave New World’ thus forming the trilogy of dystopia.
I “read” the book as an audiobook, not because I am a fan of this medium but for a good reason. The recording of the book was made with the voice of the author. Moreover, at the end of the novel, there is an 1-hour long interview with the author, where he clarifies some issues from the book that made me love his work even more. I found out about his passion for reading from an early age, his interest for old hollywoodian movies which he rewatched a dozen times and about the moment he met his wife in a bookstore.