november birthdays and fahrenheit 451
got out of my accounting class pretty early, so i went straight to the bookstore to look for a card for dad. he's turning 49 this weekend, i have work then, so i can't really spend time with him. also have to get a card for iya, who's turning 5 by the end of the month.
sidebar: check this out, my dad, his bro unc marty, my bro iya, cousin jen (unc marty's daughter) and dad's dad, granpa were all born in november. nine months ago was valentines month. figure that out.
since i was in the bookstore, took the pleasure of checking out books. was glad to see an ms frontpage program at student price of a hundred bucks (down from $400!). that would be my target next payday. went straight to the classics after a quick breeze through computer programs. that was my target for this year anyway - to read classics - but was abruptly distracted by dan brown's angels & demons, the da vinci code, deception point
and digital fortress,
and david hewson's a season for the dead
(which is still in transit from amazon together with my the dreamers
dvd). was soooo happy to find ray bradbury's fahrenheit 451
! anyone familiar with the 50-year-old novel?
well, it's about censorship and defiance to such. the main character if i'm not mistaken is a fireman who burns books, and the house where them books were found. it was originally titled the fire man
which was later on changed to a more interesting title, don't you think so?
so what's special with the title? it's the temperature where paper starts to burn.