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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) | George Orwell
"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
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Creadnorthey
1984 | George Orwell
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Don‘t need to imagine a boot- just watch the news.

BarbaraBB 💔 1w
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aonemancult
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Translation: “Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."

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LindsayC
1984 | George Orwell
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Creadnorthey
1984 | George Orwell
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Chilling and spectacular- books like this are rare, so rare- all the world should read this and then give up on the idea of war or torture- bliss and bless for the new year!

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Sharpeipup
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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An interesting read during the holidays but glad to mark off another #classic
#infographic #bookclubpick

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deo_cabigon
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Dystopian Fiction & Science Fiction
9/3/2019 to 12/18/2019
I started reading the book but never got a chance to finish it.
Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. His spirit broken, Winston is released to the outside world. He meets Julia but no longer feels anything for her. He has accepted the Party entirely and has learned to love Big Brother.

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janelle.venus
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell

Genre: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, Political Fiction, Social Science Fiction
Date Started: December 5th 2019
Date Completed: TBA

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Karmaspacebooks
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Beware of the dystopia, we are being tricked into this society and Being Aware will help us create a future we do want. #NWO #ILovePlants #PeaceNLove

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 Hope you enjoy it here. 4w
DebinHawaii And check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get more connected. There are links to great tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 4w
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Bookwomble
1984 | George Orwell
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This...

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Bookwomble
1984 | George Orwell
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Quite 😑

GingerAntics 💙💙💙 1mo
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Yoram
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Amazing.

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GypsyKat
1984 | George Orwell
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I mean, it‘s kinda true. 🤷🏻‍♀️

LiteraryinLititz So sad but so apt. 1mo
GypsyKat @LiteraryinLititz I know. 🙁 1mo
sprainedbrain Sadly, yes. 1mo
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Mynameisacolour
1984 | George Orwell
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Weekly #Bookreport Loved HORRORSTÖR & Randomly read 1984 all the way through for the first time. Using it for #BBRC #unpopularopinion prompt because I was not crazy about it! The weekly #forecast is finishing up the Little Book of Hygge and starting The Color of Magic which I hope to use for the #neverendingseries prompt
@cinfhen @LibrarianRyan

Megabooks Horrorstör is hilariously frightening! 1mo
Cinfhen I LOVE the cover of 1mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhh 1mo
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twohectobooks
1984 | George Orwell
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1984 is a good book and a classic for a reason - it‘s packed full of interesting ideas. On the other hand, it‘s a bit frustrating. There‘s a textbook section in the middle that brings the whole thing to a crashing halt.

This was actually a reread (for my #modernlibrarytop100 challenge). I initially read it about 13 years ago, and as always with reading a book again, it was interesting to see which things stuck with me.

twohectobooks By the way, I snagged this copy from my mom and it‘s an edition that was actually published in 1984! 1mo
larah17 I fully agree with you - great book but it's so bogged down by the textbook in the middle! 1mo
AshleyHoss820 Yes!! I think that is why I struggled with this one! Phenomenal work, but it gets in its own way in the middle. Plus, I read this after I read the book that inspired Orwell, so that probably added to my struggle... 1mo
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twohectobooks @AshleyHoss820 We has been on my list for such a long time! 1mo
AshleyHoss820 @twohectobooks It‘s a good read!! If you like 1984, you‘ll like We! 😊 There‘s no textbook section! 😄😂 1mo
Mynameisacolour I just finished this one today and completely agree about the text book section! The first time I tried reading it put the book down for a good year because that part was so boring and came back to it a few days ago but of course had to restart at the beginning. I put it in audio during that section and just zoned a little to get through it. 1mo
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Mynameisacolour
1984 | George Orwell
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It's been such a long week and I'm pretty sure that I'm coming down with some sort of cold so I'm treating myself to a little pick-me-up of some filet mignon wrapped sushi & miso while reading 1984 on kindle app. This book is making me especially grateful for good food! This sure beats a lunch of pinkish stew and victory gin! 🥢🍣😍

DaveGreen7777 Sorry you may be catching a cold! Hope you feel much better soon! 1mo
Mynameisacolour @DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the kind wishes! Feeling a bit better tonight😊 1mo
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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I have said it before, and I'll say it again. George Orwell is a genius. This book was written decades before it's time. What a fantastic story.

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HelvetiCannnoan
1984 | George Orwell
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Damn, Winston! You didn‘t have to actually tell her everything! 😱😰 #tmi

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GatheringBooks
1984 | George Orwell
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emilycoc
1984 | George Orwell
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My “first lines” mug. 🙌🏼 #booklovers #bookworm

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
1984 | George Orwell
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I know I'm very late to this party. I'm not sure why I've never read this book. I'm quite a few pages in, and so far it is fascinating.

Scochrane26 I just re-read it a few mths ago. Scared me more than it did in high school. 2mo
readordierachel I just read it for the first time a couple years ago and wondered why I waited so long. Excellent book 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Scochrane26 We read Animal Farm in high school. Think I'll re-read it once I'm done with this book. 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @readordierachel I'm starting to think George Orwell is a genius. 2mo
Scochrane26 @Yoricke_SouthAfrica We read Animal Farm, too. I re-read it before 1984. I understood it better this time because I know a little more about Russian history. 2mo
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Eggs
1984 | George Orwell
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Texreader Very 2mo
Soubhiville Yes! I‘m just finishing The Circle by Dave Eggers, and it felt like a modern retelling of 1984 to me. Compelling and frightening. 2mo
Eggs @Texreader @Soubhiville ⚖️⛓🌍 2mo
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abondbeyondblood
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

"Until they become conscious
they will never rebel,
and until after they have rebelled
they cannot become conscious."

This book still send chills down my spine when I think about it.

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TheEllieMo
1984 | George Orwell
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1984 probably seemed a long way off when this dystopian #Future was envisioned. Now the events in the book sometimes feel like reality.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Scochrane26 It scared me so much when I re-read it a few mths ago. 2mo
Cinfhen I should probably reread this book!! But you know, #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 2mo
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rwmg
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell


It is easy to see parallels between the world of 1984 and the world we see around us but ultimately I don't think the world of 1984 would be sustainable. Be that as it may, deservedly a classic.

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rwmg
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Sanctisubito
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Haha

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twohectobooks
1984 | George Orwell
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#bedsidetablebooks this morning

Hopefully I‘ll finish 1984 today and get started on The Moor‘s Account. The Light Fantastic is done but just hasn‘t made its way back to the bookshelf yet.

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twohectobooks
1984 | George Orwell
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Arrived at the pool early so I took the opportunity to finally get through the textbook section of 1984. Yikes.

#modernlibrarytop100

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1984 | George Orwell
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#weekendreads
1️⃣ 1984 is a reread and also my next #modernlibrarytop100 book. Also finishing up The Light Fantastic.
2️⃣ Only one at the moment.
3️⃣ I‘m not sure I‘ve ever had a reading slump. If I‘m not in the mood to read I don‘t force myself. Not very helpful, I‘m afraid!

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karim_elhoshi
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

إن الولاء يعني انعدام التفكير ، بل يعني انعدام الحاجة إلى التفكير أيضا الولاء هو عدم الوعي

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LoverofLit
1984 | George Orwell
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Unpopular opinion 😬 Don't take away my book lover cool kid card!
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book that inspired a common phrase or idiom

kricheal 😂😂😂 I love your review. I'll take 1984 but I'll give you back Station Eleven 😵(didn't hate it, just didn't see what was so great about it). 4mo
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Christinak
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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He knew that in the cubicle next to him the little woman with sandy hair toiled day in, day out, simply at tracking down and deleting from the press the names of people who had been vaporized and were therefore considered never to have existed. There was a certain #fitness in this, since her own husband had been vaporized a couple of years earlier.
#QuotsySep19
#BannedBook

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rsteve388
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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The older I get the more respect I have for this book. I dont think i was old enough to appreciate it when i read it in HS. As an adult however i am able to appreciate the nuance of this book and the sutle things that happen that make this book so realistic and scary. Like O'Brien and his role in the party.

An important read for our time.

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Gina
1984 | George Orwell
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The book 1984 by George Orwell was written in 1948. See what he did there!?!

DrawingSustenance Okay, I'm guilty! 4mo
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rsteve388
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell

So i started reading this book and had a brief moment of panic right around the time winston starts to question the realty of what the world was like before the party took power. Because my brain was like: Did i really read this in HS or do i just think i read it because everyone read it in HS?!! How come i dont remember anything about this book... And then i remember human memory is totally fallible and that might be a useful tatic.

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Great_andSudden_Change
1984 | George Orwell
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush

Day 2.

1984 is one of my all time favourites.
Seven covers for seven days. Tag whomever you please.

TrishB I have this copy, it‘s lovely ❤️ 4mo
Great_andSudden_Change @TrishB It is, I want to get the other dystopian classics in this edition 😁 4mo
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Jess861
1984 | George Orwell
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 4

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @RaimeyGallant

Hooked_on_books Nice! 4mo
Nute I like it! 4mo
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laur89
1984 | George Orwell
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zezeki 😂😂😂 4mo
TheEllieMo 😂😂😂😂 4mo
QuietlyLaura 😂👏 4mo
Whimsical.Curiosity 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Rieltalk
1984 | George Orwell
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Definitely an apt read for the present times, though don‘t hope for answers to questions it leads you to ask. The despair I felt when I finished the book was like biting into a grapefruit - though you expect the sourness, it still hits surprisingly hard, and it‘s so deliciously sweet.

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Sathwik
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Spectacular. The way Orwell gives us futuristic view on totalitarianism is marvelous. A must read for all politically motivated people.

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Sparklelovesbooks
1984 | George Orwell

This isn't really related to this book at all but more my experience of reading in general maybe. After I finish this book... hopefully by the end of the week...this will be my 8th book read this year. I know to some that is hardly anything but to me it's an accomplishment. It's one book per month when last year and the beginning of this year I was struggling to be able to even concentrate long enough to read a page. Yay for small accomplishments

TrishB It‘s all reading, doesn‘t matter how much. 5mo
rretzler Fantastic! I wish I could get my younger son to read that much! 5mo
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KathrynElise
1984 | George Orwell
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“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows”.

Such a brilliant read. I was put off reading this after being forced to read ‘Animal Farm‘ in high school (I‘ve always resented being forced to read books not of my own choosing). Needless to say I‘m happy to have picked this up and forged ahead anyway. It is incredibly powerful, frighteningly insightful and so very relevant to our world today 👁

KathrynElise I also used this for my #popsugar19 ‘common phrase or idiom‘ prompt (I.e. “Big Brother”) 👍🏼 5mo
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Samjavidi
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell

War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell

“If human equality is to be forever averted—if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently—then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.”
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake.”
“Power is not a means; it is an end. ....The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell
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I have forgotten a lot of this book over the years. I remembered big brother, being spied on, and vaguely the fact that Winston is tortured. This book is scary! I understand now why everyone has been referencing it in today‘s political climate.

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell

“The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.”

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell

1984 takes longer than I thought to read, but I‘ll finish up this morning. Between audiobook (I‘ll be there for you) and physical book, I read 4 hours yesterday. Not sure I like timing my reading.
#24b4monday #summersendreadathon @Clwojick
@ReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 I time my reading but tend not to think particularly about the time. 5mo
Clwojick To be honest, I just like any additional reason to list or chart, so I like timing simply so I can make fun little graphics 😼 5mo
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paulareadsallthetime
1984 | George Orwell
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So scary to think of this actually happening!!

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GatheringBooks
1984 | George Orwell
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BarbaraBB Great illustration 😍 5mo
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GatheringBooks @cathysaid please feel free to share! glad you liked it! 🧚🏼‍♀️😘📚 5mo
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