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Leftcoastzen
Orwell on Truth | George Orwell
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When you‘ve about had a bellyful of the “truthiness” out there(I know I have ) this book provides some relief.Made up of essays & selections from 1984 & Animal Farm, it is all relevant today.Christopher Hitchens said of him “Orwell personally encountered the 3 great malevolent movements of the 20th century-European Imperialism,fascism,& communism & took the right stand on all 3.”Highly recommended.

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

Not flawless but I learned a lot from this. Partly a memoir but more interestingly an examination of how middle and working class people view each other, from a perspective we don‘t usually hear in Britain. Our party politics don‘t align perfectly but it was worth keeping an open mind for me, and it would serve us all to gain more insight into the communities most hurt by austerity.

#wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick @StayCurious #impulseread

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Lindy
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I‘ve had this on my physical shelves since 2017, but it wasn‘t until I was able to access a library #audiobook (narrated by Brit Marling) that I finally read it. Even then, if Klein hadn‘t promised “a road map for shock resistance” and a credible plan for a safe & caring future, I wouldn‘t have been able to face the depressing subject. It‘s not long (266 p or 8 hr) and it‘s very readable. I came away with greater understanding & greater hope. ❤️

Emilymdxn I adored this book and absolutely agree about it being more hopeful than it might first seem. Naomi Klein tackles such miserable subjects but I‘ve come out of every one of her books feeling more empowered going forward, even with climate change which is no mean feat! 19h
Lindy @Emilymdxn Yes, distilled analysis plus hope are Klein‘s twin superpowers. 19h
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EchoLogical

"The president's campaign involved the promises of cutting taxes for everyone, eliminating the national debt, and increasing spending on both social policy and national defense...It is as if a farmer said he were taking an ?from the henhouse, boiling it whole and serving it to his wife, also poaching it & serving it to his children, & then returning it to the henhouse unbroken, & then watching as the ? hatches."

wanderinglynn That‘s an excellent analogy. 22h
Leftcoastzen Great post ! Important book. 22h
EchoLogical @wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen I think so too. I'm currently reading my library's copy but I think I'm gonna go ahead and buy this one. 15h
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Read.Em.And.Eat
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Doing a little audio knitting today, trying to finish a pair of socks for a friend for Christmas. :)

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Emilymdxn
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#top10ofthedecade #nfedition

My top ten NF reads of the decade were all books that had the capacity to be too depressing but were too important not to love, and all my hope for the future comes from writers like this speaking truth to power and sharing it with the world. I managed to keep Naomi Klein to just 2 of the 10 but the list was almost only her! Here‘s to another decade of powerful writers changing the world

Suet624 Great list!! 2d
Cinfhen Fantastic list!!! Hoping to get to some of these next year 2d
RachelO I need to read more Naomi Klein - I read No Logo back along, but haven‘t got to any of her newer ones. Hmm. Where to start? 🤔 1d
Emilymdxn @RachelO I would suggest no is not enough as a good one for understanding the political situation in the USA today, or this changes everything for a global focus on climate change. It‘s less depressing than it immediately appears I promise! 1d
RachelO @Emilymdxn Thank you! I think I‘ll try This Changes Everything next then 😊 1d
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Emilymdxn
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One of today‘s #kindledailydeal books in the uk is a good pick with our election just days away. I feel sick every time I think about boris and what he and his cronies have done to us, and what they will do. The fight isn‘t gonna end anytime soon in the uk, or the us or any of the many countries with leaders in the boris mould or worse. I‘m very tired pals. Keeping reading and educating and advocating where we can is all we can do I guess.

LaurensLibrary ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 2d
Freespirit I feel for you. I can only hope Boris is voted out. We have problems with poor leadership here in Australia too...can't believe people vote for such destructive leaders! 2d
DGRachel Seeing these waves of nationalist leaders voted into power across the globe makes me ill, but it also makes me wonder when the next round of violent revolutions is going to hit... 2d
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GripLitGrl
Challenges | Serge Lang
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage has a fun Bingo challenge ☝for 2020 join the fun with #MandMChallenge2020 #MemoirsMysteries

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! 😘 2d
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Lindy
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The hour calls for optimism. We‘ll save pessimism for better times.
—Jean Claude Servals

Sace Beautiful picture. 3d
Cathythoughts Great quote 😁 3d
Lindy @Sace Thanks! Still have lots of photos of Japan on my phone. 🌸 3d
Lindy @Cathythoughts 😊👍 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Challenges | Serge Lang
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Two genres I want to read more of this year are memoirs and mysteries. When I started to make myself a pretty bingo card, I thought “let‘s make a challenge!” So, if you want to add another challenge, please come join me. The prompts are deliberately short and broad, so you can interpret as you prefer. Only rule is read from the genres.

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

**sharing is appreciated, even if you aren‘t joining in**😘😘

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks so much, my friend! 📚♥️👊🏻 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage you‘re very welcome 🙌🏻💗 3d
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