April 20, 2009

Ray Bradbury


I met him when I was in college.  I heard him speak, didn't want to stand in that long signing line, but got a quick handshake from him as he made his way to the signing table.  Great man.  Go check out these wonderful videos of him talking about the importance of reading and libraries in his life. Thanks to Esme for the link.

Update: Make sure to watch the long version if you can--it's amazing. Turns out he and I both met the loves of our lives in a bookstore.  How cool is that?



3 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

What a great clip of Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is the most influential book I have ever read, and a letter I got from Bradbury is one of my prized possessions.

Teacherninja said...

Wow--a letter? From the man himself? Sounds wonderful. Make sure to watch the long version video when you get the chance...

Christine said...

That is fantastic!! Thanks!