I am often annoyed with or by Facebook, but I am really annoyed this morning.

 

I sent a friend request to someone I know, in fact someone whom I met again a few days ago. She decided not to accept me, which is her right, but Facebook have threatened to block me because I am supposedly sending friend requests to people I don’t know. How would they know? The fact that she does not live in my part of the world has nothing to do with it. We have lots of mutual friends and even went on holiday together. She is however a very private person.

This seems a bit like ’Big Brother’ to me.

Have you heard of the book '1984' by George Orwell?  It was his picture of an awful future society where everything was controlled by the state or ‘Big Brother’?  

Facebook isn’t even a state organisation and sending a friend request is just that. I’m not imposing myself on anyone. 

What other books in English do you know? Can you match these famous books to their authors?

Match It - Authors and Books

All of them are well worth reading.