Week Four Update
February 18, 2013
Good morning readers!
I’ve got a confession to make, I can’t decide if I’m excited about reading this week’s title or dreading it. It’s been a long time since I first read Animal Farm (around 12 years ago when I was sitting my GCSEs) and, as much as I loved reading it in class, it’s not a book that I ever saw myself wanting to revisit – even though I must have reread 1984 at least a dozen times.
It might have been the fact that memories of sweaty exam halls came flooding back to me and I got ‘exam fear’ for the first time in years, but this weekend I managed to completely avoid starting the book. However, I am absolutely determined that I will start it today though. Thankfully, it’s a very short read so I am still on track to finish it for Friday’s post, despite my procrastination!
If you’ve read Animal Farm before, you’ll know that it’s one of George Orwell’s famous anti-totalitarian novels; a major critique of the rise of Soviet Communism in the form of an animal fable. It is the only one of Orwell’s novels that doesn’t feature him as a narrator or character but is instead told from the point of view of the ‘common animals’.
There may be a few titles on the Readarama list that I’ll be revisiting from my schooldays or from my childhood. Are there any books that you like to reread? Or, on the other hand, books that you never want to revisit? Let me know in the comments below!