13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

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For as long as we have been granted freedoms, there have been people fighting to take those freedoms away; this is the most human of cycles. There has never been (and will likely never be, at least not right now) a time when people haven’t had to stand up against the systemic and societal oppression they’ve been forced to deal with everyday.   We’ve been warned about what can happen when we allow ourselves to stop caring about the state of the world and the other people inhabiting it by authors since the beginning of time; the entire dystopian genre is centered …

10 Famous Authors Who Were Born in June

10 Famous Authors Who Were Born in June

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It’s finally June; the first month where it really starts to feel like summer! Now is the perfect time to grab your favorite book, pop on over to the nearest park, take root under a tree, and read while you soak up the sun.   And, what better way to celebrate the month of June than with the works of an author born this very month? Let’s say happy birthday to these ten Geminis and Cancers!     Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)   via Famous People   Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.     …

10 George Orwell Quotes That’ll Make You Question Everything

10 George Orwell Quotes That’ll Make You Question Everything

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It was a bright day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.   When George Orwell published his iconic novel 1984, also known as Nineteen Eighty-Four, he used that opening line to invite readers to question everything. Question the existence of life. Question the gaze put upon them at any waking moment. Question the normalcy of a potentially fictional reality. Orwell’s dystopian novel blurred the lines between fiction and reality.   A cultural phenomenon since its release in 1949, the cultural impact and relevance of 1984 has only grown as time’s gone on. In the wake of recent political upheaval and social turmoil occurring around the …

I’ve Never Read These Books But Here’s What I’m Guessing They’re About

I’ve Never Read These Books But Here’s What I’m Guessing They’re About

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For a lot of people, their reading careers begin and end in high school. The works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, and a bunch of other white guys are piled on them until they believe there’s no other type of literature besides the kind that are allegedly well-written and conclusively boring.   But sometimes these books (a.k.a. literary canon) slip on by. There are a number of books it seems like everybody who graduated from high school besides me read. But I’ve heard about them through the grapevine, rumors and hearsay. I don’t plan on reading these …

I've Never Read These Books But Here's What I'm Guessing They're About

I've Never Read These Books But Here's What I'm Guessing They're About

Book Culture

For a lot of people, their reading careers begin and end in high school. The works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, and a bunch of other white guys are piled on them until they believe there’s no other type of literature besides the kind that are allegedly well-written and conclusively boring.   But sometimes these books (a.k.a. literary canon) slip on by. There are a number of books it seems like everybody who graduated from high school besides me read. But I’ve heard about them through the grapevine, rumors and hearsay. I don’t plan on reading these …