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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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Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Book 4

SRWCF Such a great read! 2w
mom2bugnbee One of my all-time favorites. Just book I ever read in one sitting, in eighth grade. 2w
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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 😳🐷 1mo
HollyBolly I remember reading this in middle or high school and HATING it! But I know people who live it. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
HollyBolly *love 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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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. 2mo
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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. 2mo
Sharv_Sona @Reyzl I look forward to it! 2mo
Reyzl Me too! I love that unit and the literature connected to it! 2mo
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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. 2mo
reading_rainbow Good luck and safe travels! 🧳 2mo
Ruthiella This book is short but absolutely perfect 2mo
eeclayton I think Jekyll and Hyde was also short and powerful. Good luck for the apartment hunt! 2mo
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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? 3mo
Bookworm54 Just finished. It was quick! I think I preferred it to 1984 but it was just as impactful :) 3mo
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 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you!!! 3mo
ravenlee Started this morning! 2mo
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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 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Annie1215 @coffeewithbooks it‘s a quick read, it will be easy to catch up! 2mo
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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 📚🙌🏻 4mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 4mo
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TheNookOfKnowledge
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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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.

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TheNookOfKnowledge
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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The new read! Go on then…

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LiterallyLiterary
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Classic. A disheartening insight into the world of politics. A terrifying look at how simply manipulation tactics are used and the devastation it results in.

#classic #political #behaviour #war #manipulation #animals #nature

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amvee
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Brutal and poignant - a fairy tale without a happily ever after, not for all animals anyway. Spending some time on Orwell has been enlightening, but perhaps a break is in order - feeling thoroughly horrible!

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Naz786
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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night_shift
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I read 1984 last year, I think, and it was so very bleak and relevant. I read Animal Farm when I was like 13 and upon this reread, I definately see where some of my attitudes about particular things came from.
As with 1984, this one is also very bleak and relevant. Was gaslighting a thing when Orwell wrote this? The pigs used it so well in a way that was so familiar. Ugh.

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sabyym
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Honestly, what a book. Glad I gave it another try because it was brilliant. I just didn‘t expect to like it this much. Nothing says fuck Stalin like this legend‘s book about pigs. Definitely reading more of his stuff.

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TamTracy
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This is one of those old books that really never loses it‘s meaning along the way. Relevant in so many contexts. I‘m not big on politics but in the current world it‘s hard not to be. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

skewermann @TamTracy if you are, like me, a lover of #Orwell, you must try dear Martha Skewermann's scorching exposé of the Chump administration... "Dire and Puny" ( not to be confused with "Fire and Fury"?). Possibly the most scathing political allegory since "Animal Farm". ? #satire ? #Orwell ? #parody https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX 7mo
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Cazxxx
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TheRiehlDeal Exactly what‘s happening right now. 8mo
Cazxxx @TheRiehlDeal precisely 8mo
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LiterarySloth
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I decided to read this while I wait for my Elevator Pitch replacement. I haven‘t read it since 9th grade. It‘s been about 20 years. I forgot how short it actually is! I guess it took us longer to read this in my English class since we also had to learn about the Russian Revolution for it. That‘s Dakota posing as a book stand.

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Sharpeipup
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I was moved to pause & admire this web on my #audiowalk this morning.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So awesome 🕷 9mo
FelinesAndFelonies Wow! So amazing!! 🕸️ 9mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SpringSentiments Day 16 @Eggs

While some animals on the farm were #Gregarious, not all of them were.

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 9mo
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Whalien99
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4 stars

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WriterAtHeart
Animal Farm | George George Orwell
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Just going through my annual re-read before teaching this to my freshman.

skewermann @WriterAtHeart - please consider showing your freshmen the modern-day equivalent of Animal Farm, the most scathing political allegory since George #Orwell laid down his pen: namely, my explosive exposé of the Chump administration... "Dire and Puny" (not to be confused with "Fire and Fury"?). Love Martha Skewermann, Investigative journalist extraordinaire ? #satire ? #Orwell https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX 7mo
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Carlie_jc
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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This was my first audio book! It was a really easy one that‘s pretty short. The story was crazy and shows how scary it can be to have blind faith in the world and our leaders. It‘s a classic and I‘m glad I took the time. Def. recommend

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Twainy
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🎧📚 Still relevant today!

I purchased this Audible book & the paperback a while ago, just never got to it.

This is a selection in the Audible Plus catalog, the narrator is great & it‘s short.

This is a classic!

How would things have turned out if Snowball was put in charge instead of Napoleon?

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

“Four legs good, two legs bad!”

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SpookyDonut
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After a 2 month book slump, I FINISHED A BOOK! #animalfarm #georgeorwell #antibookslump

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SpookyDonut

Haven‘t read a complete book in a long time now. Anyone have suggestions for getting out of a reading slump?

SpookyDonut ITS BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE IVE READ A BOOK AND FINISHED IT! Ugh! 10mo
julesG Sorry, can't really help here. But I hope you get out of the slump soon. 10mo
SpookyDonut @julesG No worries! I hope so too. 10mo
skewermann @Zarinvisible - my scorching political allegory "Dire and Puny" will help you get out of a reading slump. Pure fun while applying the blowtorch of #truth to the Chump administration. Not to be confused with "Fire and Fury" ? Love Martha Skewermann, Founder, Global Allegorical Journalism Foundation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX cc @julesG 7mo
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nicatalla
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Quick read. Must read. Thanks george

Bigbraingains No Communism bad. America good. Thank you george. I liked 1948 better cause it‘s more scary and also FORTNITE REFERNCED IT YAYYYY!! 10mo
nicatalla @Bigbraingains I WILL FINISH 1984 TONIGHT. LETS GO GEORGE GANG, GG, aka GUCCI GANG 10mo
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ShaaM
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Excellent book ! How dream of freedom and equality is given then they are exploited & manipulated

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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book13
While this has never been one of my favorites, I appreciate the clever allegory to the Russian Revolution. But, surprisingly enough, this is one of the books my students have enjoyed the most.

BarbaraBB What is generally your students‘ favorite? Has that changed over the years? 11mo
JacintaMCarter @BarbaraBB With this particular class, they tend to hate everything. Not a single reader in the whole class. So I was shocked that this was the book they actually liked. 11mo
BarbaraBB You can be proud you found something they did like!! (edited) 11mo
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mom2bugnbee This book was assigned school reading for me in 8th grade, & it was the first "adult' book that I read in one sitting. I'm now 48 11mo
mom2bugnbee ... (cont) years old, & it remains one of my all-time favorites. I'm not sure I would have ever picked it up had it not been required reading! 11mo
skewermann @JacintaMCarter if your students loved "Animal Farm" they will absolutely adore the modern-day equivalent, "Dire and Puny" (not to be confused with Fire and Fury" ?), the most scathing political allegory since George Orwell set down his pen. Caution: Depends (TM) required. Love Martha Skewermann, Founder, Global Allegorical Journalism Foundation ? #satire ? #Orwell https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX 7mo
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Anoukeboek
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Very interesting! It took me a bit to get into the story, but at the end I was very fascinated. The allegory is clear, but it's pleasant that it's written in a simplistic style. This is my first Orwell, so I don't have any reference. It was a good pick to choose pigs as leaders. The very last sentence makes that clear. Power does a lot of harm, as it seems. Would read again!
(🎧 - audiobook)

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Anchobi413
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Somehow, I got through my high school days without ever reading this book for class. But reading this book reminded me of the 1971 Stanford‘s Prison Experiment. Tension between humans and animals were obvious but, within the animal community, once they‘ve tasted power, they gave into the temptation of abusing it. Is power, the superiority, that delicious? I could see how this could be a thought provoking story but I must say, what a strange book !

behudd I think this is definitely one I benefitted from reading in school with a teacher. She was able to help us understand the connections between the animals & communist Russia that I never would have seen on my own. And that made my like the book a lot more. 11mo
Anchobi413 @behudd Ah that makes me wish even more that I read this book in a class! I read the intro notes at the beginning of the book (after I finished reading the novel) and I could only imagine how deeply this book can be uncovered. I'm not sure how much I understood on my own but hey, if you have any pointers, I would love to know more! Not quite ready to let this book go yet. I'll probably be searching up/reading different analysis later tonight 11mo
behudd @Anchobi413 it has been almost 20 years since I read it in school, so unfortunately I don‘t have much to give you. But I‘d definitely look into it more if you‘re interested! I felt this same way when I read 1984, I wished I had read it in a class & not on my own. 11mo
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Taylor Yeah I read this book once, when I was a teen, and I remember it made an impact on me that has stayed with me to this day. 11mo
Anchobi413 @behudd No worries at all! I also borrowed 1984 so I'll be reading it someday. Maybe for that book, rather than diving straight in, I might look into the background before reading. 11mo
Anchobi413 @Taylor It's so rare to come across a book that sticks in your mind for so long. (At least for me) Ahaha would you ever consider reading it again? 11mo
Taylor @Anchobi413 Um I have a huge list of stuff to read (don‘t we all) so I probably wouldn‘t reread it, at least not anytime soon, but I bet I‘d like it if I did. I actually didn‘t see that you gave this a so-so review; I was thinking you gave it thumbs up! (edited) 11mo
Anchobi413 @Taylor haha I can understand that! Ah my ratings.. yeah I felt really uneasy reading this book and perhaps that's what makes a book powerful? But I don't know, maybe I'm just being difficult but I couldn't get myself to fully enjoy it 😬 11mo
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Mourad
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YIKES.......George Orwell once again makes me hate humanity with one of his books. I know I‘m super late to the party, but if you haven‘t read this or 1984 you should add them to your list. I‘m imagining how powerful this book must have been because of the time when it was released. 😬

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KimberlyJuracich
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I do believe this is something everyone should read. Yes it was written in a different time. But the points are still valid today. Remember books are not just about the joy. Sometimes there are lessons to be learned.

skewermann @KimberlyJuracich the modern-day equivalent is "Dire and Puny" ( not to be confused with "Fire and Fury" ? ) - a scorching political allegory applying the blowtorch of #truth to the Chump administration. Pure fun. Love Martha @skewermann https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX 7mo
KimberlyJuracich @skewermann yeah. Ummm. I‘m a republican so I‘m not exactly sure I‘m your targeted audience. I appreciate the book referral though. 7mo
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Ritchelle Barut

In a 2 sentence summary of what I read today was about the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. What happened was in chapter 5, Snowball was giving a speech and Napoleon didn't seem to happy about it. Soon after, a group of large dogs came in and attacked Snowball.

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Kaylamburson
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I didn't get too far with #bookspinbingo, but it did get me to read four books I already own and dove into a classic I've been meaning to read forever! And I completed #bookspin and #doublespin for January. Making my February card now! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!! 12mo
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d_t_r_eeve
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Given its short length, everyone ought to read this book, either to their children or for themselves. You have to keep in mind that it was written during World War 2 and controversially challenges the political and economic ideals of communism and the Soviet Union, to the point that its being publication could have threatened the allies‘ relationship during the war. It‘s satirical and still relevant, yet could be enjoyed by a child at face value.

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miribelladiamond
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5/5

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ctelford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ - heard a lot about this piece of work and I didn‘t have to read it during school so thought I would give it a go. Overall, I was a little underwhelmed by the simplicity of the writing & story but I suppose that is part of the genius of it? I did enjoy the storyline albeit simple& it really highlights the importance of understanding within a community. I would recommend people to read but I would warn them to keep expectations in check

skewermann @ctelford if you're looking for a more complex and cryptic, yet no less relevant political allegory, look no further than "Dire and Puny" ( not to be confused with "Fire and Fury" ? ). A gripping journey through the corridors of the Chump administration. It will keep you on your toes. Love Martha @skewermann ? #satire ? #Orwell https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX Reviews here: https://twitter.com/skewermann/status/1301793540624670722?s=19 7mo
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Kaylamburson
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I never had to read this in high school, so I thought I'd try it as an adult. I was surprised by the simplicity of the language and the basic storyline, but that feels like part of the genius. It's working against propaganda of the 40s (& still relevant now) in a way anyone can understand. Yet if you take the time to dig into it, you can find all the hidden layers & analogies. I also enjoyed the SparkNotes after to analyze the depth of it all.

cwarnier I loved this book in HS. I would love to reread it some day. 12mo
Kaylamburson It's a super quick read! Only 100 pages and I listened on audio which was less than 3 hours! @cwarnier 12mo
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ebensalah
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Fantastic book. Very much to the point and an easy read. Not going to comment on the political aspects it alludes to (which I found to be universal in nature). I don't know that the message would be as easily read had it been a work of nonfiction. How it was portrayed is why we love novels, I suppose! But, a good read by a great author.