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Animal Farm
George Orwell, General Press
George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equ...

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Owned it for almost 3 years before I started reading and digesting it in one sitting. I don't know why I didn't read this book earlier. A well deserved classic and if you like history you will love it

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Finished this over the weekend. I haven't read this book since high school, and it was so different than I remember.

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Started this book last week. This book has been a huge eye opener to me. I'll admit my ignorance about African American history. But now I'm determined to listen, learn, and hear their stories.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell Good to go back to a classic.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

  • Very good. I was hesitant after disliking 1984, but I'm very glad I gave it a chance.

Currently reading:
Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh

  • Love it so far. It's a little hard to follow and the language can be a little tough (bordering impossible if you're not used to Scottish dialect) but genuinely laugh out loud and beautiful prose at the same time.
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This week I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I read it in 24 hours! I loved it, I really did. It was funny and sad and weird, the perfect mix.

Next up was a quick reread of Animal Farm by George Orwell. It was a lot shorter than I remembered. I wish we knew more about what happened to Snowball. Did he sneak around other farms trying to incite rebellions? Or did Napoleon crush that out of him?

Last was Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Still not sure how I feel about this. Very interesting subject material and it definitely made me think.

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I just started Crosstalk by Connie Willis it is pretty good so far. It is an interesting concept.

my discord book club is reading Animal Farm by George Orwell this month.

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I just started two books this past weekend:

The Outsider, by Stephen King


The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

Recently finished Animal Farm by George Orwell &

The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. I enjoyed The Nightingale, but I preferred The Great Alone by Hannah.

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Read: ** Animal Farm by George Orwell**

Coincidentally, when I finished reading the book, China called a ban on the book following a possibility of removal of term for president.

Reading: ** 1984 by George Orwell**

This month is dedicated to George Orwell

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Finished The Castle of Llyr, by Lloyd Alexander and finally finished Final Girls, by Riley Sager. Final Girls should not have taken a month to read but it felt so slow. While I was impressed with the author's ability to juggle the multiple threads he introduced by the time I finished the book I didn't seem to care anymore about the characters. I can see how some would enjoy it but the pacing almost had me setting this one down.

I'm starting Animal Farm, by George Orwell and Authority, by Jeff Vandermeer. I've been warned about the tonal shift between Annihilation and Authority so I was ready for a different feeling book. I'm a few chapters in and I get the feeling I'm going to be part of the rare few who enjoy the second book more than the first.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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  • Animal Farm by George Orwell


  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I thought Animal Farm was a great little read, I really enjoyed it. East of Eden, however, may become one of my favorite books if the second half is as good as the first.

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Finished: 1984, by George Orwell

Now Reading: Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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My professor assigned my class to read Animal Farm, by George Orwell. I've read 1984 and was really immersed by it. Can't wait to devour this one.

The start of the year has been a tough and busy time for me so I haven't finish any book so far. This a bit sucks but fortunately now I'm starting to get my own pace. Thus another book I've been reading for now are

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North, I've always been a big fan of the time looptrope and this novel just amazes me with its complexity and implication on the reality as we know it. So far, I've reached the halfway mark of it.

An Indonesian translation of Official History in Modern Indonesia: New Order Perceptions and Counterviews, by Michael Wood. Lately, I got interested too in my country national history. The New Order was an obscure time in the country's history since there are many details published only for the sake of the regime. But this translation is just really hard to get through, it seems like the translator mostly relied in Google Translate and didn't even bother to double check. Yet, I'll keep going since I'm confident I can get through this nuisance and there are just too many valuable information I can get.

The last one is, Stages in Writing, by Karl K. Taylor. After one and a half hectic months I decided that it's my time to seriously pursue my dream as a writer. I think this book really suits me well for that. It's only seven chapters, with each chapter discussing about how to write different texts of different functions. It seems basic but the book actually explains its material well, especially some of the most overlooked mistakes or details from aspiring writers, and there are a lot of passages that I can take notes from.

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Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Turn of the Screw was okay, kinda scary at the beginning and I enjoyed the ending. Animal Farm was interesting, didn't bring out the kind of emotions 1984 did but I still enjoyed it. Dorian Gray was amazing, I was worried I wouldn't like it but ended loving it from beginning to end. Every scene with Lord Henry was a riot, found myself laughing out loud a few times.


The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Read LOTR twice but for some reason never picked up this one, still at the beginning but I'm enjoying it, having seen the first two movies I'm looking foward to noticing the changes.

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Finished Animal Farm, by George Orwell and started Taran Wanderer, by Lloyd Alexander.

Currently reading Authority, by Jeff VanderMeer.

I also started reading Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, by Roald Dahl to my kids and as I expected they became bored with it rather fast. As an adult I appreciate it but it definitely lacks the magic of the first book. So we moved on to The Witches, by Roald Dahl.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane

I thought Animal Farm did a lot of things well. In some parts, though, it either felt like my intelligence was being insulted, or that I was being explained a joke by someone who thinks they're clever (which would also be insulting to my intelligence).

I expected more from Stephen Crane based on The Open Boat, was rather disappointed. I didn't like what was said, or how it was said.

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This week I finished MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood. It had one part that kind of strained my suspension of disbelief (even for sci-fi), but I liked the way everything wrapped up in the end. Overall I enjoyed this book and the trilogy itself.

Still reading The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Meyers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing, by Merve Emre and enjoying it so far. Today I’ll probably also pick up Animal Farm, by George Orwell as part of my rereading challenge before I move on to something longer.

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The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
An interesting take on the zombie setting, with exciting developments. It's very easy to imagine what the film would look like. Not super happy about how the scientist character was portrayed - I worked in a lab and know a lot of researchers in academia, so it wasn't very accurate in my opinion.

Animal Farm, by George Orwell
It reads like a fairy tale. Sure, it's got obvious communism parallels, but there's also a lot that applies to Western society - changing the rules when nobody's looking, smear campaigns, the corrupted dream of a better life, etc. It leaves me at a loss of what to propose as a solution.

Deadline, by Mira Grant
I got through Feed earlier, and thought it was pretty okay. This one, I quit at 15% because I didn't like the glorification of mental illness and felt like there was too much telling going on, and not enough showing.

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I'm finishing Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer today. It's not bad. I enjoyed it but I can't figure out why... and that bothers me a little bit. It's listless and at times very dull. I didn't find it terrifying like so many other readers have but it definitely has an atmosphere that something inside me must find compelling. I just don't like being unable to articulate why I would recommend this. After that I will be moving on to Animal Farm, by George Orwell.

Also this week I should (hopefully) be finishing Final Girls, by Riley Sager. While it was an interesting book for a while I've become absolutely baffled by some of the actions of the main character. She just seems to be self destructing simply for the reason of making what I assume to be an upcoming battle more interesting. Also, I'm 99.9% sure I've figured out an important piece of the "mystery" and the obvious way in which the author is trying his hardest at slight of hand story telling is almost cringe inducing at times. Of course, that's if that .1% of me is wrong. I would have DNFed this if I had felt this way earlier on or if this was a longer book but as it is I only have ~150 pages left so I might as well bang it out. I really think the mystery genre as a whole might just be wrong for me. After Final Girls (and possibly a shower) I'm jumping back into the Chronicles of Prydain with The Castle of Llyr, by Lloyd Alexander.

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I finished Animal Farm, by George Orwell this past week. I loved it and was a little surprised I never had to read it in any capacity during high school.

I've just barely started Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson. It's too soon to say if I like it or not, but everything I've heard leads me to believe that it will be right up my alley.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Actually started it a couple of days ago. I'm a few chapters in, I think I'm about half way through now. Enjoying it so far!

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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I finished Dagon, By H.P.Lovecraft Call of Cthulhu, by H.P.Lovecraft The Dunwich Horror, by H.P. Lovecraft The Whisperer of Darkness, by H.P. Lovecraft On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin The Prince, by Machiavelli Animal Farm, by George Orwell Now I'm reading Plato's The Republic and Nietzsche's Beyond Good & Evil while extensively journaling my thoughts. I'd like to follow-up on The Origin of Species after I watch some supplementary documentaries and print out a study guide. I need a hell of a lot of bookmarkers; 5 isn't enough.