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Are Books Dangerous?

At that time in Nazi Germany Hitler probably thought that books were a threat, books with Jewish characters who are shown as strong and smart and over all a good thing (like the Shoulder Shrug). Hitler definitely wanted to rid of… Continue Reading →

Book Review #2 Great Expectations

What I Read: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I read the abridged version that is 246 pages rather than the original unabridged version that is 500+ pages because well…I’m not a crazy person. Genre: novel, fiction Rating: 9/10 How It Starts: The… Continue Reading →

Book Review #1 Animal Farm

What I Read: Animal Farm written by George Orwell. The genre is political satire. The book has 112 pages. Animal Farm rates 10\10 for sure! How It Starts: Mr. Jones is a farm owner and a drunk. He comes home… Continue Reading →

The Book Thief So Far

I love The Book Thief so far! Its such a new perspective on everything. Death being the narrator is so cool. I also am loving the characters, I can not stand perfect characters and Liesel is far from it. Hans Hubermann is… Continue Reading →

What I Look For In a Good Character

A good character is someone or something that you can connect with. Even if the character is the opposite of you or even someone you would normally dislike in real life you can still have great passion for the character…. Continue Reading →

Word Nerd # 6 Pretext

Source: Animal Farm, George Orwell, page 75 Context: “On some suitable pretext Whymper was led through the store-shed and allowed to catch a glimpse of the bins.” In their words: a purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed… Continue Reading →

Word Nerd #7 Procure

Source: Animal Farm, George Orwell, page 75 Context: “Nevertheless, towards the end of January it became obvious that it would be necessary to procure some more grain from somewhere.” In their words: to obtain (something) by particular care and… Continue Reading →

Word Nerd # 11 Crone

Source: Crispin, Avi, page 39 Context: “The old crone’s cottage, like most other Stormford dwellings, was built with few timbersIn their words: a cruel or ugly old woman In my words: an ugly old lady In picture:  

Word Nerd #4 Solemn

Source: Animal Farm, George Orwell, page 43 Context: “The sheep who had been killed were given a solemn funeral.” In their words: formal and dignified In my words: serious and respectful In picture:

Deep Thinker #2

Source: Animal Farm, George Orwell, page 9 Quote: “No animal escapes the cruel knife in the end. You young porkers who are sitting in front of me, every one of you will scream your lives out at the block within… Continue Reading →

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