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Books or eBooks – a personal opinion

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.

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Fahrenheit 451: a tale of passion

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.

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