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Handmaid's Tale
Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed. Deserves the highest praise. -- "San Francisco Chronicle"
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Bookwormjillk
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Black covers from my TBR #ChillingPhotoChallenge

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laurenslibrary
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I managed to motivate myself enough to go for a little #audiowalk this morning. 🤗

Bookwormjillk Great picture! 1d
QuietlyLaura 👏👏💕 1d
laurenslibrary @Bookwormjillk Thank you! Theres a couple blue jays that have been hanging around my house for a few weeks and I love them 💙 1d
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Jen2
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Reread this before starting The Testaments. I forgot how good it is.

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HOTPock3tt
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Seems like I‘m only tempted to watch TV if it‘s based on a book I‘ve read 😂 this show is ok so far.... but I‘m on season 1 and they are cruising along with the story. I can‘t see how they‘re going to get 3 seasons worth out of the content 😶 Anyone else watching? Is it worth it to keep going?

Birdsong28 Yes keep going I have seen all 3 seasons and it does make good viewing 2d
HOTPock3tt @Birdsong28 Thanks for the feedback!! 😃 I am notoriously impatient with TV lol 🤣 and wanted to make sure it was worth it 2d
Lovesbooks87 Yes! It gets better or at least I think it does! 😀 2d
HOTPock3tt @Lovesbooks87 Glad to hear that 🤗. I‘m a little curious because they are already in the middle of the book content and I‘m almost finished with season 1 😂 2d
Lovesbooks87 @HOTPock3tt the book is only season one. They just continue the story in the other two seasons! 2d
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HOTPock3tt
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Once in a while a book comes along that reminds you of exactly WHY you read in the first place: This was one of those books for me. It was so thought provoking, it make me evaluate my thinking on so many subjects. It was unique and shocking... yet scary and brilliant I simply could NOT put it down. Cant wait to read more books from this Author!
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This was a suggestion from my #BookSister @sprainedbrain Thank you SO much! ♥️♥️

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I can‘t believe how much I loved this book. I recently started a new job (well... a new area of nursing for me: Kidney/dialysis) and I was fighting to squeeze in time to read this book! I fell in love with the characters! Especially Offred, Moira, nick and ofglen. The way Atwood writes, she is a genius! 😍 (edited) 3d
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! She really is a brilliant writer. I‘ve been slowly working my way through her novels over the last few years and I‘ve loved every one. ❤️ 3d
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Have you read the blind assassin? I might try that one next 🤔 3d
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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt yes! It‘s very good. 3d
ValerieAndBooks I didn‘t read Atwood (this one was the first of hers I read) until relatively recently (couple years ago?) and was mad I hadn‘t done it sooner! The Blind Assassin is very good but I‘d say my favorite of hers so far is 1d
HOTPock3tt @ValerieAndBooks I‘m also kind of upset it took me THIS long to read one of her books! 😖And thank you so much for the suggestion!! 😍♥️ I will check that one out as well!! 🤗 (edited) 1d
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Thewanderer92
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I can never sleep the night before school starts up again 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and felt quite disappointed when I realised I had come to the end of the book. Margaret Atwood is a brilliant author. She never disappoints.

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ChubbyChipmunk
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So it's been a month since I finished this, and the reason why I've waited this long to post is because there are simply some books for which the words to describe escape you. I feel so hostage to the wealth of emotions: rage, frustration, impending doom this book evokes; I am completely under-equipped to react.

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TheLudicReader
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So my book club chose The Testaments as our next read...but I had not yet read The Handmaid‘s Tale 🙄
I know, I am a lame Canadian and an even lamer feminist.

Molly_the_mezzo My all time favorite! 7d
cherinium You're not lame. There's just too many good books out there. We all can't read all of them! 🤓 7d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're not lame at all. ♀️✊🏼 7d
Macnjen It's on my TBR too, don't fret. My daughter is going to read it for college and I feel as if I need to read it too to be able to chat with her about it. I feel lame also but agree with @cherinium that are are too many good books out there and we can't get to all of them!
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TheLudicReader Thank you, @cherinium , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego & @Macnjen for making me feel better about not having gotten to this one before. Truth be told, I am not a huge Atwood fan. But I appreciated The Handmaid‘s Tale at the end of the day. I don‘t think you are alone, @Molly_the_mezzo 😁 7d
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Thewanderer92
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Okay, so I started this novel after I knew the series was out. I purchased a special dystopian cover hard cover edition and was so careful with how I was reading it, not opening the book wide and not creasing the pages.

I‘m trying again so I can read the sequel and then I will rewatch series before I was season 3.

Is anyone else that careful with new books, especially special edition ones?

BookwormM Confession time no I am not careful for me it‘s all about the read not the book itself 1w
ValerieAndBooks I try to keep my books in good condition. I buy used often, but am picky about their condition...dislike cracked spines. 7d
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM fair enough, I love collecting them and colour coordinating my bookshelf 7d
Thewanderer92 @ValerieAndBooks I‘ve never bought used before and struggle to even borrow or accept books people have given me because I love them fresh and new 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7d
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throwmeabook
Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I just spent the last three days binge watching all three seasons of The Handmaid‘s Tale and well, now I‘m obsessed so I think this would be a good time for a reread. Spring/summer 2020 can‘t come soon enough! #obsession

LauraJ Never seen that cover before. How perfect. 1w
marleed I did that very thing in August- and yes, I became obsessed! 1w
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flpgs
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

After years, I finally have the opportunity to read The Handmaid's Tale. I can't wait to start reading it. :3

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Eggs
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Chilling

sunnidae How did you like it compared with the original? 1w
Eggs @sunnidae I didn‘t read the original and probably won‘t. 1w
sunnidae That's fair! 1w
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GypsyKat
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LaraS 🤦‍♀️ 1w
Soubhiville Oh geez. Just no. 1w
That-Bookish-Hiker Noooooo. That‘s just gross. 1w
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IamIamIam 😂😂😂😂 I think the sexy Grinch is my favorite!!! 1w
MatchlessMarie Havs tou seen the sexy Mr Rogers one that's been going around? So awful 🙈 1w
MatchlessMarie Wow it's early and I can't type lol 1w
GypsyKat @MatchlessMarie Oh no! Who would think that‘s a good idea?!🙈 1w
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gabigould
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a wake up call for the future and for the rights of women. This book has given me a very different perspective on women's rights because for some people this book is a reality. I would recommend this book for people looking for something different then most books right now.

DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy, @gabigould! Thanks for sharing this review. This is one of my favorite Atwood books! 😍📚👍💜 1w
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 1w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🎃📖📚👻 4d
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crazyspine
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Finished the graphic novel version last night.

#bfcr4 @wanderinglynn @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @bookandcat

My book goal is eight books in 6 weeks. My fitness goal to start is working out 2 hours a week. I did two 45 min bike rides today. Starting the week of October 17th the amount of exercise I can do will be restricted due to medical reasons, so I think of a new goal when I get there, prob nutrition based.

Leftcoastzen Beautiful view! 1w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And way to go! 🙌🏻 Awesome job! 1w
jmtrivera You've got this!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 1w
MatchlessMarie Just finished this one this morning 👌 1w
crazyspine @MatchlessMarie what did you think of it? 1w
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Very excited to start this book. I'm a massive fan of this author!

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crazyspine
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It's probably been about 10 years since I read this book, and Atwood is one of my favorite authors. I listen to the audiobook to refresh my memory so I can read The Testaments. Claire Danes is an excellent narrator, and I was surprised by how similar the book was to the show.

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Although I love graphic novels, I held off getting this one because I love Margaret Atwood‘s novel and wasn‘t sure how I‘d feel about it being adapted into a graphic novel. However, I ended up loving this because the artwork is so great.

#scarathlon #scaryscavengerhunt (black cover) #TeamStoker 2pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Before I post my review, I wanted to show a photo of the striking illustrations.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker 1pt

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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Dazen
Der Report der Magd: Roman | Margaret Atwood
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Wollte es schon seit Ewigkeiten kaufen. Habe es dann heute gemacht.

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rather_be_reading
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Book 130 of 2019
#audiobook #myfirstatwood

Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading You‘re a reading machine! 💪🏻💪🏻 2w
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me ty! miss u! 2w
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Eva2
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Not surprisingly, this one is a definite pick!

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MatchlessMarie
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Mishu94
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I don‘t know why it took me a really long time to finish this book! Am I the only one who felt this way? 😕

cherinium I like that cover. I don't think I've seen that one before. 2w
Mishu94 @cherinium thank you! 😄 Yeah even I have seen different covers for this one! 2w
AutumnRLS Interesting that she is portrayed as black in this cover when Atwood has notably ignored minorities in her writing. 2w
Mishu94 @AutumnRLS Yess you‘re right! I didn‘t pay attention to that 2w
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Bevita
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What more to say? I re-read this in advance of reading The Testaments. It remains one of my favorite books ever-scary, feminist, out there but not really. Fantastic.

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BrownGirlReading
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This is the graphic novel which is done really well. Having read the novel twice, Wi decided to read the graphic novel before plunging into The Testaments. Beautiful artwork and the the story is adapted very well.

Kaylamburson I need to read that! Happy Litsyversary!!! 2w
BrownGirlReading You should. Thank you! You too! 1w
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Eva2
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Just picked these up from the library! The plan is to re-read ‘Handmaid‘s Tale‘ before I launch myself into ‘The Testaments‘. Looking forward to it!

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MatchlessMarie
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ReadingDownUnder
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Just re-read this in preparation to read The Testaments! Can‘t wait!!
#deweysreadathon

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ReadingDownUnder
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Just re-read this in preparation to read The Testaments! Can‘t wait!!
#deweysreadathon

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Brithomas17
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Our first book we read in our newly formed book club.
Definitely a very twisty and interesting post-apocalyptic world. Loved Atwood‘s description of color throughout the book. I have to admit, I loved the suspense of not knowing what was going on, being thrown into the world and finding out everything came to be, but it was a book that really took me time to read to understand.... Would love to hear anyone else‘s thoughts on the book!

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MatchlessMarie
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Sometimes I literally read two books at the same time 😂

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hike.read.repeat
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I read The Handmaid‘s Tale a few years ago but I checked out the CliffsNotes version as a refresher. I have The Testaments on hold in a couple places and I gotta be ready when it becomes available. #ebook #ebooks #ebooksforall #hoopla

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Graywacke
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As I came to near the end, which I had completely forgotten, I had to wonder what Atwood would have done differently, if anything, had she known this would be such a persistently timely classic. And I wondered if she knew exactly what she was doing when she wrote it, or if she was stumbling in the dark trying to figure out how to get there. The language is seems simple, the atmosphere pervasive, and it‘s more disturbing now than when I 1st read it

GingerAntics It really is scary how timely this is now, some 30 years after it was written. I wonder these same things. Did she see the writing on the wall for her neighbours to the south, or did she think this was some wild musing that would never possibly happen? 3w
Graywacke @GingerAntics Not sure. Seems like there have always been oddball religious fundamentalists, and they‘re always misogynist, just a matter of how much power they wield. 3w
KathyWheeler @GingerAntics I remember her saying, when the book first came out that she set it in the US because it felt to her like something like that could plausibly happen here. 3w
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GingerAntics @KathyWheeler I‘ve heard that, too. I‘m still not sure she necessarily expected it to happen, though. Oddly enough, for having a separation of church and state, we‘re oddly controlled by religious fundamentalists. 3w
GingerAntics @Graywacke that is true, it just seems they have more power now than they have at any other time in my life at least. The fact some lawmakers are openly gunning to repeat Roe v Wade is terrifying. That‘s not to say that I would personally get an abortion (I know I couldn‘t mentally handle it, I don‘t think), but I would never deny another woman or harass her for getting one. 3w
KathyWheeler @GingerAntics I thought they had so much power in the 80s. It scared me. It‘s possible though that they may have more power now. 3w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke She has said that she put nothing in that hadn‘t happened some place at some time. And @GingerAntics while “they” have more power now than I would like, it has been much worse in my own lifetime. It‘s just noisier now. It‘s backlash, which I saw in the 80‘s too. Have you read 3w
Lcsmcat 👆🏻It pissed me off during the Regan years, but it‘s instructive. 3w
Graywacke @KathyWheeler @Lcsmcat ( @GingerAntics ) Maybe I was too young in the 1980's to pick up on that. The way things are now, the denial of reality and the proliferation of easily falsifiable stuff is really disturbing. The “pro-life“ stance of save the fetus, fuck the baby (and mother) only makes sense in that kind of world. But now I've gotten political in our Litsy safe space. 🙁 (edited) 3w
Graywacke (Small edit just above) 3w
CarolynM Your description of the "pro-life" stance would be perfect without the brackets. I hate the apparent assumption that women want to have abortions, that it is some sort of alternative to contraception. The reality is so much more complicated. 3w
GingerAntics @Graywacke that rejection of facts and reality is what scares me the most. @KathyWheeler maybe @Lcsmcat has a point that they are just more vocal now than they were in the 80s. The internet really fuels these folks up in the strangest way. I totally agree this is a backlash. Sadly, I think it‘s a backlash against women, minorities, the poor - you name it. 3w
Graywacke @CarolynM over-simplification of life to control others - that‘s a theme in the book too. (And, the denial of men‘s responsibilities... ) 2w
Graywacke @GingerAntics ( @KathyWheeler @Lcsmcat ) The Internet has become a strange thing where people find what they want to find, and blow off all contradictions as unreliable. In the 1980‘s - well, again, I was kind of young. But it was very different. We had less access to crazy, for one thing. We seemed driven a lot more by whatever the three news channels told us. 2w
GingerAntics @Graywacke I remember those days. So many fewer channels. So much less input. Way less crazy! 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke @GingerAntics I‘m by no means saying that we shouldn‘t keep fighting for those who need us. Just that it‘s a three steps forward two steps back proposition. 2w
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat agreed on every point. People who have been jerks toward others and are being stopped fight back and manage to get a little acceptance for their behaviours back. Then we just keep fighting and that acceptance goes away again. 2w
KathyWheeler @Graywacke @GingerAntics @Lcsmcat I think the crazy was there but it was so much less visible. What bothers me about now is that there‘s no understanding or acceptance of nuance. Everything gets oversimplified— it‘s either one thing or the other, when in reality, life is so much more complicated. I feel people understood that better back then. 2w
Graywacke @GingerAntics @Lcsmcat I find our history odd. I grew up under the myth of progress. But it‘s not exactly our history. It throws me, like deep down unsettles me, to see young racist, for example. Whereas older ones don‘t phase me much. 2w
Graywacke @KathyWheeler that‘s an interesting observation. Less acceptance of nuance. Hmm. Simplification has bothered me my entire life, from early awareness. But I couldn‘t tell you, from my own senses, whether it‘s changed in the culture around me. 2w
GingerAntics @Graywacke I‘m with you on the young racists. They‘ve grown up in a world where that‘s not acceptable, but somehow they‘ve been radicalised or radicalised themselves. It is disturbing. 2w
GingerAntics @KathyWheeler that‘s for sure. I agree with that 100%. 2w
Lcsmcat @KathyWheeler @Graywacke @GingerAntics Not to oversimplify the problem of lack of nuance (irony intended) but I think the emphasis of education towards STEM and away from the humanities has something to do with it. We aren‘t teaching kids how to think anymore, and less emphasis on literature means less empathetic people. 2w
KathyWheeler @Lcsmcat Agreed. We also, as a society, think the only good education is one that teaches you specific job skills; hence, the glorification of STEM. Arts & Humanities get devalued because, apparently, as a society, we don‘t care if you develop empathy and critical thinking skills. Science teaches some critical thinking, but I think you need a well-rounded education to learn to do it properly. 2w
Graywacke @KathyWheeler @Lcsmcat @GingerAntics as a geologist I hesitate to condemn STEM, but you have me thinking. And I 100% agree kids need more liberal arts, more literature, and more challenges to the assumptions they grow up with. 2w
Graywacke @KathyWheeler @Lcsmcat @GingerAntics @CarolynM Just want to take a moment to thank everyone for this terrific conversation. (edited) 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I‘m not condemning STEM, just the single-minded focus on it. I grew up during the space race, so I get the math science importance. But we threw out the baby with the bath water when we decided that that meant the arts and humanities were “less than.” As @KathyWheeler said, there‘s too much focus on job skills rather than life skills, and a devaluation of a rounded education. See Avenue Q‘s “What do you do with a BA in English.” 😀 2w
Graywacke @Lcsmcat what most bothers me is the testing obsession, and the teaching to the test. But I hadn‘t considered an overemphasis on stem. When I was a kid there was an under-emphasis on it, at least in my part of the world. But it‘s different now. My oldest is just starting high school. I have a lot to learn. 🙂 2w
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat I literally take teaching jobs that avoid the testing craze. The tests don‘t prepare them for college or life. They are absolutely pointless. 2w
GingerAntics @KathyWheeler @Graywacke @Lcsmcat I agree on the STEM as well. I have a masters in history and I get asked all the time why I wasted my time not doing STEM. It certainly has value, but so does the other side. It is all about well rounded education and people. When I took English 101 and 102 in school we wrote maybe 3 papers between the two classes, but we read literature and poems. Now, all they do is write essay after essay. They read NOTHING. (edited) 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke @GingerAntics @KathyWheeler I think the constant testing is part of the same issue. In a “results oriented“ political atmosphere schools are expected to justify everything they do. Good teaching is as difficult to quantify as good parenting- with both the real results are years away. But politicians hold the purse strings and the power. Thus you get metrics like the UNC system having to provide the net worth ⬇️ 2w
Lcsmcat ⬆️ of graduates in each major, (which skewed heavily to Geography because that was Michael Jordan‘s major.) It shows nothing real, but provides something for politicians to talk about. 2w
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat exactly! I love how the teachers are always the scapegoats, too. Unfortunately, we‘ve taken all of the power away from where it should be, in the classroom with the teacher, and given it to people who have never taught a class in their lives and haven‘t been a student in half a century at least. It‘s ridiculous. So teachers are just as frustrated, if not more so, than the parents of their students, while the parents blame them. 2w
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat I just found out this summer that in my state, apparently students can come back at any time (even decades later) and sue their teachers if they feel they weren‘t taught properly. Never mind the teacher never had any say in the matter to begin with. 2w
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics OMG! What a nightmare. 2w
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat yup! I think that just cemented the thought that I‘m not an education lifer. We‘re moving in June, and when I start looking for new jobs, I‘m not looking in education. 2w
Graywacke @GingerAntics It‘s very frustrating to see policy made without consulting teachers, and valuing their input. Happens at all levels - department, school, district, statewide, national etc. I‘ve never met a teacher who supports the testing (hmm. Or a parent) As you are a teacher, you have my appreciation. 🙂 (edited) 2w
GingerAntics @Graywacke thanks! lol Sadly, mostly parents don‘t know that they can opt their own children out of the tests and their children can‘t be punished or held back for not having test scores. If more parents opted out, it would no longer be cost effective and they would stop doing the tests. That happened in parts California. 2w
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rather_be_reading
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Took a nice hour walk listening to The Handmaid's Tale for free! #audiowalking

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krissylovesbooks75
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1. Better than expected! I finished my 100-book goal on GoodReads...I'm now at 124 read this year!
2. I'm having a small, private marriage ceremony on Halloween, with the reception later in December. And it's going to be Nightmare Before Christmas themed 🎃👻☠
3. Hard rock and alternative rock mostly.
4. We made our relationship official in July 2 years ago. But our wedding anniversary will be on Halloween
5. Woo! 🎉🎉
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Clare-Dragonfly That sounds like an amazing wedding. Have a great time and congrats! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage That must be really fun to plan!! Early congrats! 3w
krissylovesbooks75 We are pretty excited! Thank you! 3w
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krissylovesbooks75
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I have made myself the promise to read all of these scary/creepy books in October. It's my favorite time of year! 🎃🎃

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yeah! 👻🎃😱 3w
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Lillie
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A little bit of funny in a not so funny world

BarbaraBB It is funny! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
marleed Oh that‘s good :( 3w
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Graywacke
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Prepping for The Testaments...

krismlars I just did the same thing, and I started The Testaments last night! 3w
Graywacke @krismlars Was it a reread? Curious if it was a different experience. I‘ll look up your posts. I read this once, in 2003. Seems a long time ago now. 3w
krismlars @Graywacke it was a re-read. I think it was around 2005 when I first read it. The second read was definitely a different experience, because Gilead doesn‘t seem as impossible in 2019 as it did 15 years ago. I believe that the TV show has also enhanced the story-the fear and absurdness is more vivid. 3w
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Graywacke @krismlars true, not as impossible today. A sad commentary on our world. I‘m not a tv person so haven‘t watched the show. But I‘m curious. I am glad I haven‘t tried watching before rereading, because while I remember the atmosphere and main story trend, I had forgotten almost all the details. (edited) 3w
SeaBreezeReader I'm rereading also and am surprised how many details seem unfamiliar to me. 2w
Graywacke @SeaBreezeReader I've finished now and felt exactly the same. I was also intrigued with what I did remember (Moira especially, for one). 2w
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Wow! The audio book is narrated by Elisabeth Moss herself and does it pack a punch! I‘m normally listening to books (at work) rather than reading pages and this is a new experience - it sounds more like the narrator is speaking directly to you rather than just reading off a page. 3 hours in and I have sooooooo many questions lol

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There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast 🧁 Episode 54: Gilead: Meaning in Place | In which I investigate why the place in Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid‘s Tale is called Gilead. http://link.chtbl.com/gilead
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Carla
Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Noted the fake Latin phrase from The Handmaid‘s Tale to the updated Facebook banner for the There Might Be Cupcakes podcast‘s Facebook page and group, and, to make sure I spelled it correctly and scared to pop out of the graphic design app, I noted it on my coffee shop napkin really quick. Now it looks like I tried to pass a secret note to a sister-in-arms.

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K.Wielechowski What is the There Might be Cupcakes podcast? 3w
Carla @K.Wielechowski It‘s my podcast on all kinds of subjects—folklore, history, true crime, personal stories—but all wrapped around with books. Here‘s my about page, which also explains its title, which is taken from my friend Greg Behrendt‘s comedy: http://theremightbecupcakes.com. I hope you‘ll have a listen! 3w
K.Wielechowski @Carla I pretty much listen to podcasts all day. Hunting yours down right now!! 3w
Carla @K.Wielechowski that‘s wonderful! Thank you so much❣️ Hope you enjoy. 🧁 3w
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ImperfectCJ
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This novel didn't have the impact it had for me when I was 19. Part of this might be that Atwood's skill as a writer has grown since then, and I compare this one to her later novels. It's like a warm-up to her MaddAddam trilogy. I also don't find it as relevant/prescient as I did when I was younger. So many stories from Gilead are left untold. We hear from one white, college-educated, heterosexual woman. I crave more voices. Maybe in the next one?

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jhod
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Thanks for the birthday wishes 😊
I have eaten fish and had a swim in the sea and finished off two books #prettygoodday. Now starting this, can't believe I have never read before!

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Martyn_J_Pass
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Here we go. Let‘s see what all the talk is about.

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Redheadrambles
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A beautifully illustrated graphic novel version of The Handmaids Tale provided me with a useful refresher on the story prior to picking up The Testaments. I thought this tale worked very well in this format but it will never be a replacement for reading Atwood‘s classic novel.

AceOnRoam Gorgeous 💕❤ 3w
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mirsophie
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This book of is a modern classic. It is chilling and realistic. I can't wait to read the testaments

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KatieDid927
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Finally finished my reread last night. This took me a lot longer than I anticipated, it was a lot more difficult and emotional this time around given how prescient the story is. It‘s not an easy read, but it‘s so worth it.