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Animal Farm
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story | George Orwell
George Orwells famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
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Kimberlone
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I won a literature themed trivia game today on the cruise! I was pretty proud of myself :) Kind of lame that the prize was just this Holland America lapel pin though…

Ruthiella A bottle of sparkling wine should be the prize! 4d
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Judybskt
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1️⃣Sun Rose Books in OCNJ
2️⃣Judy‘s Books and Bubbly
3️⃣Tagged - not sure if I understand it any better than I did in 1983! 😵‍💫

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Judybskt
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Animal Farm for bookclub. My Christmas Cactus is confused!

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Veebee
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A short novel but it has so much to say. I understood why this book is a classic; it will never lose its relevance and universal appeal. A satire, which speaks many truths that have reverberated across centuries.

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StellaB
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I came across this wonderful BBC audio adaptation this morning by chance and just couldn‘t stop listening 🙂

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TheSpineView
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Eggs Yes!! 💗🐖💔 “All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others” 3mo
TheSpineView @Eggs Truth! 3mo
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SusanLee
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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This was first published on August 17, 1945. #releasedinaugust #artfulaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Well played!! 4mo
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zurazureen
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politics 101

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JenniferEgnor
Animal Farm | George Orwel
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I think this is 141 pages of required reading, and it‘s easy to see why it‘s banned. A tale of what happens when one person or institution, is allowed to have too much power; the power of propaganda and its ultimate path of deception to destruction. Recommended.

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DebbieGrillo
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Willing to bet he is. 🤷

(Source: om_eye_goodness via Twitter)

sprainedbrain 😂 4mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4mo
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GeorgeT
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I've never felt compelled to read a book in its entirety in a single sitting,but that changed today.

After picking up this book on a whim,I was hooked after the second chapter and I just couldn't put it down.

A great read.

Bookwomble Hi, George. Welcome to Litsy 😊 5mo
GeorgeT Thanks for the warm welcome 🙂 4mo
LoverOfLearning Hey welcome to Litsy! 4mo
GeorgeT HThank you 😀 4mo
GeorgeT Oops Hey* 4mo
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walkwithabook
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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beegeesbooks
Animal Farm | George Orwell

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others

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beegeesbooks
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Felt really relatable especially considering present times.

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groofay
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This book is deceptively simple, and every time I read it, a different angle seems to be the “main point;“ this time, it was how simplifying language for convenience can lead so easily to reframing, propaganda, and gaslighting. One wonders what Orwell would have made of McCarthyism, let alone what both “sides“ of the current US corporate government machine get away with on a constant basis to this day scot-free.

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Alfoster
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Know many of you have probably seen this but I love a good lit reference in a cartoon!😝

Suet624 😂😂😂 6mo
Leftcoastzen 👏😂 6mo
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erickahhh
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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The themes of this book are very relevant, even today. Napoleon reminds me of some leadership the US has experienced in the past.

It provides good insight into power dynamics and the lengths one will go to maintain power at the detriment of others. Those in power often go against the very foundation they stand upon for personal gain. It is also interesting to see those who blindly follow without question.

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TashaLeigh
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Creadnorthey
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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A classic. Nothing more nothing less and should be read by everyone.

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Creadnorthey
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A classic. Nothing more nothing less and should be read by everyone.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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1. Animal Farm and Fahrenheit 451. I see echoes of both in daily life, unfortunately! ☹️
2. No—I‘m not a drinker, so not one of my top holidays. 🍀
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💚🍀 9mo
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kspenmoll
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👏🏻📚 9mo
Eggs Me too 9mo
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fictionaddictbooks
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#SavvySettings Day3 @egg @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others".

Animal Farm, George Orwell.

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Eggs
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#Farm #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

…all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others…

Texreader I‘ve got to find this one 9mo
persephone1408 I recently listened to this one on audiobook... It pissed me off a lot but it was still very good. 9mo
Eggs I like both the original and the graphic novel @Texreader @persephone1408 9mo
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SusanLee
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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The prompt #farm reminded me of this highly rated book but tbh I didn‘t enjoy it as much 😅
#savvysettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👏🏻📚 9mo
Eggs Perfect - my choice as well 🐖💗🐷 9mo
SusanLee @Eggs 👍🏻😘 9mo
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CassiopeiaK
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Despite not knowing anything about the book at first, after reading it, I can immediately tell the author has disapprovals of the different society ideologies. I learnt a lot of ways to symbolise different things in our life after reading it. I would rate it a 7/10.

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yoavshai
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 192.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Wonderful read. I felt it is still relatable that is the beauty of the classics ! Right?
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#bookspinbingo #classics

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rather_be_reading
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Book 4

SRWCF Such a great read! 11mo
mom2bugnbee One of my all-time favorites. Just book I ever read in one sitting, in eighth grade. 11mo
bouldered Just a masterpiece. It really opens your eyes and makes your understanding of social and political system a lot clearer. The satire is just phenomenal. "If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right" 10mo
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anamargaridalr
O triunfo dos porcos | George Orwell
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Bailedbailed

George Orwell, O Triunfo dos Porcos

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Orwell is a fan of the heavy-handed lesson and Animal Farm is no exception. I read this in high school but remembered none of it. Can I go back to a time when I thought Animal Farm was just cute animals on a farm, living out a charmed life, and not a dystopian nightmare that could still exist today? Do as I say and not as I do. The perils of new money. It's oddly relevant, even if this isn't the Russian Revolution.

rubyslippersreads I had the horrible childhood experience of watching this as a cartoon on TV, thinking it would be a cute animal story. #scarredforlife 😳🐷 12mo
HollyBolly I remember reading this in middle or high school and HATING it! But I know people who live it. 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
HollyBolly *love 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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We are getting ready to say farewell to November‘s pick. #thatsclassic

I felt the tone and style was very similar to Orwell‘s other work I‘ve read. Of course you except an author will often use the same voice from work to work.

Can you think of another author who has a distinctive writing style? My thought would be Sally Rooney has a distinctive way of writing characters.

Vansa PG Wodehouse! You need to just read one sentence and it's instantly recognisable.Also Pratchett and Enid Blyton.I actually think Animal Farm is quite different in style from,say,The road to Wigan Pier or Down and out in Paris and London.Roth and Hemingway too,have very distinct styles,as does Vonnegut. 12mo
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Sharv_Sona
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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This was a very nice book, albeit short, nice. After I read 1984, I was looking for more books under the name of George Orwell, and I found, Animal Farm. I really didn't want to read it at first, but then I thought I should give it a shot. I have to say, I should really stop procrastinating. I could make a lot of relations from the pigs to other dictators, and I would recommend to anyone who likes these sorts of books. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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kayleigh7747
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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This was my second time reading this and I definitely got more out of it this time! It's a quick and easy read. A classic allegory of the Russian Revolution and still relevant to today.

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Sharv_Sona
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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I needed a quick read so I have decided on reading Animal Farm!

Reyzl I loved this book!! When we start our unit on revolutions and when we focus on the Russian Revolution, you will be able to make a lot of connections. 12mo
Sharv_Sona @Reyzl I look forward to it! 12mo
Reyzl Me too! I love that unit and the literature connected to it! 12mo
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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Sorry I‘ve been so MIA #thatsclassic friends

I‘ve been working on a few huge work projects and have been traveling a lot.

I‘m planning to move in January so I‘ve been spending a lot of my free time looking for a good apartment. Wish me luck!

I feel like this book being so brief and simple is such a perfect metaphor for the predictable nature of power dynamics.

Can you think of any other books that pack a strong punch in a short page count?

ravenlee I just read this one, and it‘s short, sweet, and just beautiful. 12mo
reading_rainbow Good luck and safe travels! 🧳 12mo
Ruthiella This book is short but absolutely perfect 12mo
eeclayton I think Jekyll and Hyde was also short and powerful. Good luck for the apartment hunt! 12mo
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ravenlee
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Well, that was depressing and very timely. I got through high school without reading this and probably should have done at some point. Better late than never, though. Thanks @Annie1215 for this #thatsclassic pick.

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Timb
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*audio book
I‘m surprised I never read this as a kid, but this is pretty epic

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Bookworm54
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Like 1984, this one is still super relevant.
I think it emphasises the greed and power hungry nature of those in power (in particular dictators) and how they can take advantage of followers through gaslighting and clever speeches. Lots to think about with this one.

#ThatsClassic

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Annie1215
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I love when my #thatsclassic book is also my #bookspin book! Woo hoo!

This was another really quick read. Orwell is brief and simple but really effective. It‘s alarming how relevant this all is.

Has anyone else gotten started yet?

TheAromaofBooks I haven't been on Litsy as much this fall - so I may have gotten tagged and missed it - or just missed it haha - but did #thatsclassic reads get picked for both November and December? 13mo
Bookworm54 Just finished. It was quick! I think I preferred it to 1984 but it was just as impactful :) 13mo
Annie1215 @TheAromaofBooks yes! We went ahead and picked for the rest of the year and I think we‘ll pick quarterly going forward so we can pick 3 months in advance so people can plan. December will be Middlemarch 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you!!! 13mo
ravenlee Started this morning! 12mo
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Annie1215
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Happy November #thatsclassic readers! It‘s time to kick off our next read.

This is our second Orwell book but my first read through of this one. Are you reading along this month?

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persephone1408
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So I've been reading all books that are the inspiration for Ice Nine Kills album "Every trick in the book" Animal Farm is one of these. I literally was angered by this book. Mostly Napoleon's gaslighting & how the other animals just believed the lies. Ugh
1. Nature of the Beast - Animal Farm
3. Bloodbath and beyond - Dracula
7. Alice - Go Ask Alice
I'm already working on the next one...

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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Just a reminder for #thatsclassic readers.

In November we will be reading Animal Farm.

Who will be reading along?

coffeewithbooks Just request form my library going take a few days but excited to be part. Kinda late joining again 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ 13mo
Annie1215 @coffeewithbooks it‘s a quick read, it will be easy to catch up! 13mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I first read this as an 8th grader and didn't really understand or like it. I decided to reread this as an adult and I understand it so much better!

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SusanLee
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#falltreasures #bannedbook @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Just picking the one which is nearer to me to snap a photo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 📚🙌🏻 1y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1y
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TheNookOfKnowledge
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Another amazing novel!

Favourite sentence of the book: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which” 🐷

#GeorgeOrwell #AnimalFarm #Communism #Rebellion #Revolution

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CorgiBooks
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I mean it's a classic and I can see why, although I had assumed going into it that it would be a lot more subtle than it was. Some of the analogy did feel a little heavy handed, but all in all it combines the simplistic narrative of a farm with the depth of the totalitarian criticism nicely, and I fully understand why it's one of the most talked about political criticism texts of the modernist movement.