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1984 | George Orwell
The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
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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
Pickpick

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. 1d
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 😼 1d
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Eeyore031370
1984 | George Orwell
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Mehso-so

So scary to think of this actually happening!!

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GatheringBooks
1984 | George Orwell
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BarbaraBB Great illustration 😍 2w
cathysaid Love it! Do you mind if I share on FB with credit to you? 2w
GatheringBooks @cathysaid please feel free to share! glad you liked it! 🧚🏼‍♀️😘📚 2w
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Swan_Pyae98
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
Pickpick

Hello guys. I am still relatively new to the habit of reading but picked up this classic book. 😊 Now with more relevant than ever with authoritarian regimes like China and Russia. If you have any books that you would like to recommend, please do so!! Thank you!

TrishB What genres do you like? 3w
Swan_Pyae98 Mystery, thrillers and non fiction. If you have any good books on your mind, pls do recommend! 3w
thereadingowlvina I read quite a bit of non-fiction specifically forensics, medical, tru crime. I have some recommendations but not sure if that is something that interest you? 😊 3w
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Swan_Pyae98 @thereadingowlvina please do share! I am currently studying medicine right now in 3rd year and i would also love to read non-fiction books regarding about forensics and medicine but don‘t really know where to start, I am afraid. 😅 thanks in advance!! ☺️ 3w
thereadingowlvina @Swan_Pyae98 Oh cool! Well, here's the list: ➡️ Pandora's Lab (Paul A. Offit); ➡️ The Education Of A Coroner (John Bateson); ➡️ Stiff (Mary Roach); ➡️ Forensics & Fiction (D. P. Lyle M.D); ➡️ Death's Acre (Bill Bass); ➡️ Forensics (Val Mcdermid); ➡️ Blood, Bullets & Bones (Bridget Heos); ➡️ Blood Secrets (Rod Englert) 😁 3w
Swan_Pyae98 @thereadingowlvina thank you!!! Will put them to my reading lists :) 2w
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Momma_Jo
1984 | George Orwell

So I know that I have read this book before. I remember reading it. I remember parts of the book. I thought when I started it "it's been a while since I read a classic and I remember liking this one...".

It is not the time for this book. I thought it was and it is not. Kinda makes me sad that it's not holding my attention the way I felt it should. So I'm going to out it aside for now and look for something else.

tpixie That‘s ok. Sometimes we need/ like things more at different times of our lives 3w
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Outofcontroltbr
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Finally lunchtime on this busy Monday in worklandia. Already starting my afternoon caffeine drink

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kelli7990
1984 | George Orwell
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I‘ve only read 2 books on this list.⁣ How many have you read? ⁣⁣

𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞‘𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭:⁣⁣
📚The Giver⁣⁣
📚Brave New World ⁣⁣
📚Feed⁣⁣
📚Animal Farm⁣⁣
📚Legend⁣⁣
📚The Maze Runner⁣⁣
📚Shatter Me⁣⁣
📚Fahrenheit 451⁣⁣
📚The Handmaid‘s Tale⁣⁣
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I‘ve read the first book in the Hunger Games Trilogy but I need to finish the second and third books in order to complete the series.

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Outofcontroltbr
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Some light reading before bed

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Jazinator
1984 | George Orwell
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Pickpick

Book #57: Out of the four 100 Greatest Books lists, there are only a few books that appear on more than two lists. 1984 is one out of the few on multiple lists and I can understand why. 1984 is a very powerful novel dealing with possible totalitarian future society and how one might survive in such a society. The only problem I really had with this book...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2007/03/the-306-greatest-books-57-1984.html

#100greatestbooks

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Outofcontroltbr
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Finally home after working overtime and getting my husband from work time for some me time with my fur babies

Leftcoastzen Yay fur babies!😻 1mo
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she_isthe_arrow
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Big bro be watchin', yo.

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danibel
1984 | George Orwell
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Currently reading

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TheEllieMo
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell
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It was a bright cold day in April, and the #clocks were striking thirteen

#JulyColdPlay
@Eggs

Eggs Well done✅👏🏻🤗 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Does anyone else love Thug Notes book summaries & analyses? They're so good!!

https://youtu.be/zeMlOQsu2zM

LibrarianRyan Yes. They are awesome. 2mo
OrangeMooseReads I didn‘t know about this I will be watching later 👍🏼 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @OrangeMooseReads They have a bunch of different books too, mainly classics. Which is good cuz I don't always 'get' classics. 😆 2mo
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Jari-chan Thanks for sharing! This is really cool! 2mo
Liatrek Yes! I love watching these ❤️ 2mo
LauraJ Thug Notes is the best non-cat thing on YouTube! 2mo
Christine I do now - thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Booklover2
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Pickpick

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Gave this a reread. In today‘s current climate, this is more horrifying than ever. It definitely meant more to me today than in my 20s.

SquidgetsRoom I read this is HS & wasn‘t a fan but, bought it not long ago for a reread as well. Thought maybe I‘d be better able to appreciate it now that the world is the way it is. 2mo
Booklover2 As an adult and current climate, I‘m sure you will appreciate it much more 2mo
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leticia.gomesc
1984 | George Orwell

pag 199,200 1984
pag 221 os 3 superestados
pag 225 e 226 vcomo usar a máquina e se a riqueza fosse distribuida equitativamente

229 objetivo do partido
pag 235 a guerra devora o excedente de bens e contribui para preservar a atmosfera mental que convém a uma sociedade hierárquica
pag 236 objetivo da guerra é manter intacta a estrutura social - guerra é paz.

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StayCurious
1984 | George Orwell
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#30junebooks @howjessreads I know a lot of people love this book, and I know that it‘s an important book, but this is one that I #DNF. It was just too miserable for me at the time.

melissanorr I had to read that twice - once in high school and once in college. I despised it both times. #unpopularopinion 2mo
IamIamIam Not all classics are what they're cracked up to be! I read this once & hated it. I prefer this as a commentary on society today: 2mo
ImperfectCJ I agree with @IamIamIam ... Fahrenheit 451 is so relevant, it's scary. My teen and I read it together recently and it seeded some interesting conversations. 2mo
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karim.yezza
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

Hello world

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paramegan
1984 | George Orwell
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"INTP: science fiction" thanks @rretzler for sharing this bustle article that tells you what you enjoy reading based on your personality type. https://www.bustle.com/p/the-genre-of-book-you-need-to-be-reading-based-on-your-.... I always get INTP so I'm science fiction?? which I agree with as long as it's existential and along the lines of Orwell or ray Bradbury ?‍♀️ if only there was a category for vampire romance lol

rretzler Orwell and Bradbury are two of my favorite authors! I‘m stuck halfway between INTJ and INTP so I‘m with you on the SciFi and I love mysteries too. 2mo
paramegan @rretzler yes and psych thrillers ! 2mo
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TheEllieMo
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell
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#30JuneBooks Day 33 #N

In my whole Goodreads history, I have only read 2 books beginning with N! That‘s the top 2; the rest are a random and eclectic selection of books in my Goodreads “to read” list

howjessreads How funny! I wonder how many I‘ve read. 2mo
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BrittyReadsBooks
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Pickpick

It seems like it took me forever to finish. But even though the journey was a bit longer, it was still a great trip! So much to think about and learn from.

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emmalouise1
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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My current read and I cannot put it down . Cannot believe I waited this long to pick it up :) happy reading everyone xx

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DarcysMom
1984 | George Orwell
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GypsyKat
1984 | George Orwell
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I‘ve always loved this quote. 🖤

ruskigurl16 Seems even more important, especially these days. 2mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Love this!! ❤️ Orwell 2mo
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Texreader
1984 | George Orwell
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A good article on the book‘s relevancy today but beware, it describes how doublethink exists on both sides of the aisle at present.

Read in The Atlantic: https://apple.news/AK11mi7vLSTuBLX8uoBzwvQ

Patchshank I found it interesting. Thank you for sharing. 3mo
tjwill Thanks for sharing! 1984 has been a favorite book for a long time, but I don‘t know that I could reread it anymore with so many things in it becoming familiar to our time, unlike when I first read it (in 2000). 3mo
Jeralyn That was a great article, thanks for posting it:) 3mo
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Texreader @Patchshank @tjwill @Jeralyn I feel so old; I read this for the first time in the early 1980s, probably right around 1984. Being of a libertarian-bent (of the live and let live variety) who views all politics suspiciously, I have always felt the book was familiar. But true, maybe more so nowadays. 3mo
Patchshank I think the article made a good point about us carrying big brother around in our pockets. We just accept all this invasive technology and encourage it and pay money for it. I've always thought we were a mix of 1984 and brave New world, and too a certain extent Fahrenheit 451. We can be controlled through use of distractions rather than directly controlled like in 1984. But I think our politics follow closely with 1984, as the article pointed out. 3mo
Texreader @Patchshank Well said. 3mo
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Graywacke
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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1. 1984 (not ”in” school, but at that time, I started the Wheel of Time)
2. Black T
3. Don‘t do that 😕
4. The Luggage

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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laurenslibrary
1984 | George Orwell
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1. Tagged! One of my all-time favorites!
2. Its white and says "I ❤ Hollywood" on it.
3. The Office. I'm on season 6. I can't believe I never watched it before, it's the best!
4. Dragons!?

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Texreader Great book! I don‘t think it was required reading for us so I‘m happy I stumbled upon it while I was in school. It definitely had an impact on my perception of government 3mo
StayCurious I‘ve been binging The Office too! 3mo
ShyBookOwl I sleep with the tv on (after reading, of course) and The Office is one of my go-tos. 3mo
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TrishB
1984 | George Orwell
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Day late! Didn‘t see yesterday before bed 😁
Liverpool won the Champions League 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
I don‘t really re-read. Too many books.
No idea what this means 🤷‍♀️
Tagged one 👍🏻
Anyone who wants to join in ❤️
#humpdaypost

Cathythoughts Congratulations Liverpool 3mo
Caroline2 I thought of you Trish when Liverpool won!! 👏 😁 🏆 3mo
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keys_on_fire
1984 | George Orwell
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Pickpick

Halfway between Pick and So-So, and landed on Pick primarily because the societal trends that this book addresses really resonate right now, despite the fact that this book was written in the 40‘s. I think it‘s important for anyone to read this book, but over all it left me feeling deflated. This book evokes a such a weird conglomeration of emotions...
#MtTBR #PopSugar2019

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jessljones
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in.

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LiterRohde
1984 | George Orwell
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“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

My apologies for the Kardashian/Cardassian connection. It‘s where my brain went. I followed. And it actually works nicely with the quote (in my mind). Just another layer on the onion that is my contributions to the monthly challenges.

#StarTrekSummerJune | 1: #Defiant

📷: Made with Typorama & Google Images

LibrarianRyan 😁🤣👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks Lol!! Does someone need to foment a rebellion against the Kardashians‘ clothing and beauty empire?? 3mo
LiterRohde @Megabooks It‘s just my comment against blindly following people; this culture of people being famous for being famous. 3mo
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Megabooks @LiterRohde I understand. I think, in 30 years, when I‘m 70, or possibly sooner, I won‘t understand fame at all. All these YouTube stars and Instagram influencers have me 🤷🏻‍♀️. I sort of get reality TV, but with YouTube, Instagram, and Cameo, there are so many more ways to monetize fame from one season or one episode even of a reality show or viral video. Sometimes I feel stuck in the stone age of old Hollywood or just the 20th century! 😂 3mo
tournevis We all have made the link, at least in our own heads, at least once. Or in my head, every time I hear the name. 😋 3mo
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nibech
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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DNF: I wanted to like this book so bad but my mind keeps going elsewhere. I will try to re-read this one at a later date... #dnf

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DarcysMom
1984 | George Orwell
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paramegan
1984 | George Orwell
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Pickpick

Can't believe this is the first time I've read this book... I don't even have words to describe how this made me feel. Scared, paranoid, enlightened, none of these are enough. I feel like I've learned a lot but almost wish I haven't.. but I guess that's the point - ignorance is bliss and "Ignorance is Strength"

You ever read a book but feel like you're not even close to finished with it? That's how I'm feeling now. Gotta read some HG Wells next!

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greatgeeky
1984 | George Orwell

Read 1984 by George Orwell lately
It's a wonderful and thought provoking
It's a flawless book and George Orwell genius in writing this!!!!

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CactiCake
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Pickpick

It took me a while to finish this book because of finals, but I finally finished. There were some parts that were hard to get through, but overall I really enjoyed reading this book.

rretzler One of my favorite books! Due for a reread soon. 3mo
ShyBookOwl One of my faves as well @rretzler ! just re-reading it now, but as a buddy read with my husband. It's been maybe 10 years 3mo
scowler1 Great quote, takes me back to 1998. A band called Asian Dub Foundation had a song called Memory War that started with these words, prompting me to read the book. 3w
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Texreader
1984 | George Orwell
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Part 2 of puzzle building for Memorial Day weekend. Tagged is my fave book from this half of the puzzle.

rretzler Cool puzzle! 3mo
Sapphire What a great puzzle! 3mo
ShyBookOwl Love this! 3mo
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nibech
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Also continuing this classic as well 👍 #1984 #georgeorwell

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ShyBookOwl
1984 | George Orwell
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Hammock reading 😌

Reading this one with my husband, and trying not to get ahead of him, so it's taking a while to get through. Doing about a chapter or two a week. It's a re-read for me, but I had forgotten how violent Winston's fantasies are!

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BooknerdsLife
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell
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Week 4 of #MayMadness #BannedBooks
TBH I was shocked how many books were banned books including #AlicesAdventureinWonderland?! & Lord of the Ring? Here are a small stack of banned books I could find right away😆 I have read most of them here except #Fahrenheit451 & The Communist Manifesto which belongs to my daughter. Other banned books not pictured here are LOTR, To Kill a Mocking Bird & my favorite : Of Mice & Man.
Which one are you reading?

BooknerdsLife I remember loving Catcher in The Rye a lot when I was in high school and probably the only book in this stack that I‘ve reread. But I also love Brave New World, Of Mice and Man & Animal Farm ... & of course Alice‘s Adventure in Wonderland will always be my absolute favorite! ❤️ 3mo
Clwojick I love how many people love Of Mice and Men! It‘s always been a favourite of mine, but i remember being the only one to enjoy it in school when we had to read it. Glad to see you guys loved it too! 3mo
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BooknerdsLife @Clwojick Oh really? I read it in high school too but most of us liked it too, I guess we are just an odd bunch 😂 But Brave New World on the hand, not too people liked it while I enjoyed it very much too 😆 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Clwojick Of Mice and Men is such a special story & John Steinbeck ‘s writing is both compelling & beautiful, I can‘t think of a reason not liking it 😅 3mo
TheReadingMermaid I'm actually going to read a little bit from The Scary Stories Treasury by Alvin Schwartz. I just found out recently that this is another one of the banned books and that really hits home for me 💔😢 3mo
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid Awww great choice!! 👍🏼 IKR! So many great books were banned but lucky we all get to read them now! 🙌🏼📚💖 Happy Reading! 3mo
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valeriegeary
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Friends! I found my new favorite Portland watering hole! Rose City Book Pub! Part used bookstore, part pub! You can drink, eat dinner, find a book, read it, take it home if you want. And they have literary events throughout the month. And all these cute little book nooks and crannies and I think I'm in love! Put it on your must-visit lists if you're ever in the neighborhood! 😍😍😍📚📚📚🍻🍻🍻

TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 3mo
Libby1 Wonderful! ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
JennyM Sounds perfect! 3mo
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Moray_Reads Why aren't there more of these? Fantastic idea 3mo
Freespirit Great idea! 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Awesome! I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing! 3mo
UnidragonFrag So cool! Added it to my go to list, thanks! 3mo
Eyelit That sounds awesome! 3mo
rohit-sawant How awesome! 3mo
LeahBergen Dang!! I was just in Portland last month, too! 😩 3mo
readordierachel How fabulous! I'm not too far from there! 3mo
valeriegeary @readordierachel I'm already itching to go back! 3mo
valeriegeary @LeahBergen noooooooo! 😭 I'm sorry I didn't go sooner so I could tell you about it BEFORE your trip. I guess that just means you'll have to come back. 😁 3mo
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paramegan
1984 | George Orwell

"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy" Reading this and handmaids tale today makes them a lot scarier.. also everyone should listen to 2+2=5 by Radiohead :)

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Gina
1984 | George Orwell
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So that is is real name...