This is one of the few mandatory books I liked in h.s. Sometime in my early 20‘s, I bought a few classics I liked & re-read them.
1) I wish I had known more about the Russian revolution when I read this the first 2 times. This may be a book that would be better in a government class than English.
2) definitely still relevant today. We see all the time how people react to power.
I have several books I want to re-read, and I might actually watch some TV this week. I want to catch up on some shows. So, I decided to re-visit older books on my shelves before starting some new ones.
I loved this book in high school and decided to reread it in college. The amount of politics in this book that I didn‘t notice before is unreal. You won‘t be able to put this short SF novel down by the amazing George Orwell. A classic book for IR or LC. https://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews/animal-farm/guide this link shares discussion questions that are perfect for a LC or for a teacher to ask on a students IR. #ucflae3414su19
Today I finished reading #goodomens which was a sort of critic about religion, good and evil, following rules, knowing your place, having a destiny, knowing your purpose.
I took in my hand a short one for the weekend.. #animalfarm I still am not sure what it is about, once I finish it I will know.. but I think it is a critic about society and politics... maybe i am on a rebellious period of my life, wanting a satire or critic of life
An amazing representation of what occurred during the Russian revolution. It is a fantastic story and such a quick and easy read. I highly recommend this one. If you don‘t already know about the Russian revolution, this will make you want to learn more about what happened. This was a great re-read for me.
Listened to this entire audiobook while jogging tonight!
If I‘m being honest, I read Animal Farm in high school and was not a fan. I couldn‘t remember why and so I thought, maybe I should try again.
Now, many many moons later in my life, I really enjoyed this one! The animals have had enough of always doing what the farmer says, and they want to be treated as equals!
But as we all know, there are always those few who rise to the top...
Well that was disturbing.
Happy Monday, friends! For work today I have to re-read Animal Farm (one of my all-time favorites), and keep reading Blink. I then have to prep lessons for my high school and adult classes.
Summer session is going to start in 2 weeks, and I'm already feeling the first day jitters! 🤓📚
The jitters may also be coming from the prednisone that my doctor prescribed. I have to take it for 15 days and I cannot sit still, so it might be that. 😂🤔
Started reading this classic. Not sure why I haven't gotten to it before now. Borrowed it from #PrimeReading, and I think it is funny how the icon in the library has the iconic pig cover, but the actual cover in the ebook file is just an odd yellow cover with no graphic. Enjoying it so far.
Really glad I read this one!
Borrowed from Amazon Prime 🧡 If you‘re a prime member, you get to borrow 10 ebooks at a time with no due date. This is probably one of the benefits a lot of amazon prime members aren‘t aware of.
I can see why it‘s a classic. I can also see why it was read in my high schools general English classes over the college prep track classes. However, despite the easily seen plot devices and symbolism and foreshadowing, the message was good and the story was well-written.
Fun fact: once in high school I accidentally said foreplay instead of foreshadow in English class and my awkward nerdy self was made fun for it for the rest of the year.
Currently reading! It's an easy, quick read, but I never read this when I was in school and always meant to. Sitting with a glass of cranberry vodka and purple fingers from dying my hair and ready to finish this baby :) Finally checking one off the classics list !