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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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DHill
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Why did I ever wait so long to read this?

CindyMyLifeIsLit One of my favorite books! 3d
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Cjbesh
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Great short read. How have I gone this long without reading this classic?

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282Mikado
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This book is a vivid allegory explaining why, regardless the institution (political, religious, social, et al), people cannot have nice things. And that is because people are involved. Regardless the foundation laid it seems that eventually there are always those that tend toward the conclusion of this book: “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS“. Once this thought is conceived, the institution begins to fail. Great read!

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aimee23
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Last 2023, I‘ve challenged myself to read 1 book per month for 12 months. So proud of myself for being able to accomplish this despite my busy-ness these days. When I was younger, I was a voracious reader. Now, I need to schedule my reading time so this was quite a feat for me.

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michellelav
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This is my first time reading this book and I understand why it‘s a classic. My heart broke so many times in such a short time frame 🥲 Definitely worth the read!

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aimee23
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The book is about Communism. You thought it‘s not gonna be an adult read because they have animals for their characters, but dang! This is such a wonderful book, everyone can read it, young or old. Can‘t help but feel for the animals as I was reading this. :( Finished in 2 days. Dec 24-25 lol 🎄

Darklunarose I just recently finished this. It‘s a darn good book with a very strong message. 2mo
aimee23 @Darklunarose I just feel for Boxer. I feel that he‘s just gonna die in the end because of how hard he works. 😔 2mo
Darklunarose @aimee23 😔 “napoleon is always right” 2mo
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Gleefulreader
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First time ever reading this. A perfect parable for the times we are living through.

Goodness I love the Clothbound Editions!

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Maggie4483
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I read this in high school, and it still really is such a great book to make history more accessible. Makes me want to go read everything about the Russian Revolution.

Plus…I easily found 100+ #WGWordsearch words (thank you, Snowball! 🐖). #WinterGames

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Darklunarose
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Finished this afternoon, I must say reading it again as a fully fledged adult allows one to grasp the concepts so much better then at 16.

Christine I had that same experience this year! 2mo
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Darklunarose
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Here we go again. Day 5 of thunder and lighting

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Darklunarose
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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I started reading this today. It was one of the reading list I have in stage one (yr 11) many years ago. And I never truely appreciated it. So am giving it another go.

UwannaPublishme Cool cover! 2mo
Darklunarose @UwannaPublishme I do like this cover! 2mo
Aimeesue Excellent cover! 2mo
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bekakins
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Starting #wintergames off right! My first #snowedin read - I can‘t believe I‘ve never gotten round to reading this before, very well written, and a scary allegory for many countries, not just Stalinist Russia 😬

Also #20in4 - 1.5 hrs

Team #snowangels

PuddleJumper ❄️❄️ 3mo
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MahsaNjm
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One of the best 🫠

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ChelseaM6010
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Eggs Perfection 🐷 🩷 🐖 4mo
ChelseaM6010 @Eggs 🐷💜 4mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Brilliant 🐷👌🏼🐖 4mo
Bookwomble Brilliant illustration! 🐽🥃 4mo
Ast_Arslan @Bookwomble I agree! 4mo
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anushareflects
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I reread this book after a gap of about 8 years - and boy oh boy is this just as brilliant and relevant as ever?? I am always so impressed by Orwell‘s writing but this one just knocks it out of the park. His incisive analysis of the effects of power and corruption is razor sharp and something we can see at play in our governments across the world. Truly brilliant.

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Ast_Arslan
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I tried to read this one when I was a pupil... yet too young!
I remember dnf it, but now I truly believe it's time to give it another chance!
I just started it but I hope to finish it todays as well between a work shift and another 🦾

KCofKaysville @Ast_Arslan It is so short, you can do it! Saw an old cartoon version of it on TV not long ago. 5mo
Ast_Arslan @KCofKaysville I actually did it 👌🏻 Wow! A cartoon? I didn't know about it! 5mo
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Mehso-so

Here‘s my review for a book I just finished reading.

This book works for the following prompt:

Artemis | Goddess of the Hunt & Wilderness: A book told from the perspective of an animal - #greekmythologychallenge

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kelli7990
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I started this book. I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read this book at first but it‘s from the perspective of animals so it‘s interesting. In high school, I read 1984 by George Orwell and I didn‘t really like it very much. This is the only book I haven‘t read by him.

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Davidtk20
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I‘m sure this book became an instant classic when it was first published. It is brimming with tons of themes and motifs that can address a lot of the problems in contemporary society especially the political ones.

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mindduckbooks
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We have recently revisited this classic to have a short discussion about it on our podcast and it still holds up. I remembered it being much more direct with the historical parallels and analogies. I actually really liked that the book never really says anything bluntly upfront and it is still very easy to read even today.

Check out episode 49 of the Mind Duck Books podcast: https://bit.ly/47m9o7T

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Night_Reader
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Such a great quote. 👏 🥂

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Night_Reader
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5/5 🌟

Fantastic book about power, corruption, human condition and so much more. Glad I finally read it! ❤️❤️

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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1. Animal Farm by George Orwell- if I read this in high school, I don‘t remember it. Discovering it as an adult, I can see echoes of it in our society every day. Brilliant commentary on the effects of power!
2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - I‘ve never heard of anyone who didn‘t like this book!
3. Stephen King or Scott Hawkins. Would love to learn how their brains work! 😁
#WondrousWednesday

Eggs 🩵🌸💙 9mo
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JessClark78
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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

My first time reading this. This is a powerful little story. I finished it in two sittings. I‘d recommend to anyone who hasn‘t read it.

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Bookworm04 I just completed this today I just got onto another of his books 1984, 99 pages in started it at 8pm uk time 9mo
JessClark78 @Bookworm04 1984 was good. I keep meaning to give it a reread but haven‘t gotten around to it yet. 9mo
Bookworm04 Yeh seems good 163 pages in 9mo
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Christine
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This book is magnificent! I remember reading it in HS and liking, but that's about all I remembered about it. Guessing I didn't truly get it back then, but boy does it ring true now. So glad I revisited while my own high schooler was reading for class (and he loved it, too). Great audio performance (and I defy any listener to not be singing “Beasts of England“ around the house for days!).

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bravenewtrav
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So glad I finally got to read this. My high school had us reading “1984,” and not this brilliant little “fairy tale” about how quickly fascism spreads. A must read, and one hell of a bummer.

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5/5 ⭐️
Libro molto crudo e a tratti quasi divertente, dato che mi sembrava di leggere un report sulla Corea del Nord (che poi sottolinea anche il genio dell'autore, un cinismo che Kim ha compreso forse fin troppo bene)
[Si questo weekend è stato un fuggire nei libri]

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emilycoc
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I first read this in Grade 8 (circa 2002-03). I did not truly appreciate the book's satire until very recently. It was great to go back and discover it anew, and I was surprised that the same feeling of unease at the end of the book that I felt in Grade 8 still persists. #whatiread #booktwoof2023

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kimmypete1
Animal Farm | George Orwel
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Read this for the pup sugar challenge and while I wouldn‘t rush to recommend it, it wasn‘t as bad nor as painful as I thought it would be.

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LisaLovesToRead
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Orwell gets you thinking. I had never read this before, so it was nice to read this classic from an adult perspective.

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thecaffinatedreader
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AaronZipp
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This one was fun, the comparison from animals to communists was pretty funny.

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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! 1y
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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! 1y
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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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TheSpineView
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Eggs Yes!! 💗🐖💔 “All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others” 1y
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SusanLee
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This was first published on August 17, 1945. #releasedinaugust #artfulaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Well played!! 2y
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zurazureen
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politics 101

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JenniferEgnor
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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
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Willing to bet he is. 🤷

(Source: om_eye_goodness via Twitter)

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2y
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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 😊 2y
GeorgeT Thanks for the warm welcome 🙂 2y
LoverOfLearning Hey welcome to Litsy! 2y
GeorgeT HThank you 😀 2y
GeorgeT Oops Hey* 2y
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beegeesbooks
Animal Farm | George Orwell

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others