Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #25



Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.






Animal Farm by George Orwell
Paperback
, 141 pages
Published 1996 by Signet (first published 1945)
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As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As readers witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, they begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization and in the most charismatic leaders, the souls of the cruelest oppressors.
  
 
This book goes along with last week’s post. I really want to read more classics and I am bound and determined to do it. As with the last post I would prefer this cover. I have a thing for white covers for some reason. I could see how the synopsis of this book would turn some people off. I have heard some pretty good things about it though so I still want to give it a try.

Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?

If you like participating in Wishlist Wednesday check out my 2B Tuesday meme that focuses on a book that's been sitting on your shelf! I post one every week!


18 comments:

  1. It's always good to read more classics- variety is good!
    Thanks for stopping by my WW- I'll look out for your review of Shadowlands tomorrow ;)

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  2. Ooooh I really want to read this one. We mentioned it in one of the classes once and I wanted to read it ever since. Great pick. :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I read Animal Farm years ago - great WW book choice. Hope you get to read it soon:)

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  4. I read Animal Farm and remember not liking it, but I am sure that is due to the fact that it was required reading in high school. I should give it another go.

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    1. Yea I remember hating pretty much everything that was required for high school. I'm sure if I went back and reread it I would probably enjoy it more.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I read this book and I am just not made for these classics I guess. Hope you will enjoy it better than I did.

    Thanks for dropping by on my WW

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    1. I'm a little afraid that I will not like classics too. I have only read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz. I think I will be a little disappointed in myself if I don't like them.

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  6. It's been so many years since I've read Animal Farm, but I thought it was amazing. It's one of those books that gets referenced so often, and I definitely encourage you to go ahead and jump in!

    Lisa

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. I'm hoping to find it somewhere again. I haven't seen it around lately.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've never read Animal Farm. It sounds like an interesting read. I don't read too many classics, but some that I've read has been amazing :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  8. Not too big into classics, but have been trying so I really don't know if I'd enjoy it but I hope you do!

    My WW: http://blueskyshelf.blogspot.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-8_9.html?

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    1. I don't read classics either. I hope I can get into them.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I haven't read ANIMAL FARM, though I have read Orwell's 1984. (That cover is cooler, in my opinion.) Hope you enjoy the book, and thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    Shelver @ Bookshelvers Anon

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    1. 1984 is also on my wishlist. I do like that cover too.
      Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  10. I loooooved Animal Farm! I also have a review of it in my blog if you want to check it out. It's really good even though it's short. Hope you get it soon. :) Thanks for visiting my WW.
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    Leigh
    Little Book Star

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will definitely go check out your review!

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  11. Of course I have heard of this one but, I have never read it. I am curious about it...Hope you get it soon and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

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