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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
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KirstieE
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I read the book last year and found it okay, but I started the show and I‘m absolutely hooked !! 😱

Is anyone else watching this? What‘s your thoughts? #BookToScreen #Binge #WeekendPlans

Lovesbooks87 Love this show. Scares the crap out of me most of the time but I can't get enough of it! 17h
Curiouser_and_curiouser The book gave lots of ideas but left lots open to imagination. This series has brought all that to life and more. I'm loving it too, I've almost completed the first season. I watched the first 7 eps in one evening! I'm also reading Brave New World again, as I am on this genre's trail atm. Good luck!! 17h
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suzie.reads
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I feel like I really missed something when I read this book 🙄 I keep seeing the adverts for the second series of the Handmaid's Tale and it doesn't relate to the book at all for me. I didn't find it thought provoking or anything and didn't feel the feminist strength everyone goes on about. I'm confused 🤔

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Birdsong28
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Loving Liverpool One's #Waterstones window display! 😍📚📖

@trishb Have you seen it?

DivineDiana Fantastic! ❤️ 2d
youneverarrived Love it 🖤 2d
TrishB I haven‘t been into town for a couple of weeks - looks great 👍🏻 2d
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Birdsong28 @TrishB It was amazing! Thing was that it wasn't the window at the front but round the side! It looks like it should be on the front window 📚📖 2d
marleed Wow! 2d
charl08 Nicely done Liverpool! I've got a voucher, this is a reminder to pre-order. 1d
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Jeg
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Love the library I‘m going to now. This was on the new book shelf and though not a graphic novel fan, I decided to try it. I did enjoy reading it. I‘ve read the full novel but I‘ve not seen the series.

LibrarianRyan They did such a good job with this book. 3d
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LokiDokey
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These guys always make me smile. 😀
I'm really enjoying this book, I haven't watched the series yet but I'm thinking I might have to after this.
#dogsoflitsy

LapReader Yes you definitely should. Thanks for your card. If only it was summer in Australia too 😂 I will write back soon. 4d
LokiDokey @LapReader I was thinking about that when I filled out your address on the envelope. "Oh man, it's winter there. " 4d
Hufflepuffle Cute pups! Loved this book too! 😊 3d
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Crazeedi My gram always had pomeranians, ❤❤ 3d
Crazeedi @LapReader there a letter coming from me too!!😘 3d
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Tungstensmum
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Just started listening to audiobooks and this is the format for me. Handmaid‘s Tale was offered for free to Canadians some time ago and I grabbed it but never listened. Fixing that grave error now.

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Leftcoastzen
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This show ! My heart breaks, every episode.

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime ugh, i cried multiple times already this season...some happy tears, some sad, some purely in fear 5d
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Ames1
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The book was decent. I watched a few episodes on Hulu. I think that messed up the book for me.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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The last stretch of The Handmaid's Tale while I have a late breakfast/lunch. Only 70 pages to go...sooooo excited!!!!

Freespirit That looks healthy!! 6d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit thank you, it was yum! 6d
rretzler Great book! Hope you are enjoying it. 6d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @rretzler Yes it is! And yes I am, almost there... 6d
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Birdsong28
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On at 9 tonight on Channel 4 in the UK (Just under a hour)

Meaw_catlady ❤️ excited for you! 1w
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea and The Handmaid's Tale this 2pm. Getting juicy ;)

MrBook Wow!!! Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Darklunarose Looks delicious....is that egg fried in capsicum rings 1w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose yes it is! My hubby tried it out, was yum! 1w
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Curiouser_and_curiouser Thanks @MrBook, it was delicious :) 1w
Darklunarose @Reading_to_escape I have a heap of capsicums I don‘t know what to do with...I now have an idea! 7d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose Awesome! Or goulash.... 7d
Darklunarose @Reading_to_escape I didn‘t think of that! I have been doing Mexican a bit. But a little off that! My aunt got two big bags for 89c and I refuse to waste them! 7d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose oh no, dont waste them!! So good for you :) You could also char grill the skins then peel, core, dice/slice and coat with fresh garlic and olive oil, my Italian friends parents made this often when I came over. 7d
Darklunarose @Reading_to_escape it‘s near midnight here and now I feel hungry! I hate waste! Always looking for ideas to use things up! 6d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose midnight here too, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, where are you? 6d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose Cool, we are country cousins! 5d
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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"Soul Scrolls" is about halfway through The Handmaids Tale. If you're struggling through this book, I feel this is where you need to pass before you consider bailing. I've just passed through this segment and I'm so excited to go on. I'm relishing laying in bed this long weekend indulging in a book. Must get ready for work later, but for now......

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Melismatic
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Reading this book & watching the current news does not mix. *shudder*

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Meaw_catlady
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Just watched the first episode of season 3. I cried the entire episode no joke. This show kills me. This story kills me. I love it but it makes me so mad and happy at the same time. Ugh the feelings. If you haven‘t watched this do it. Also read the book and graphic novel . Stop everything and get into this story. And cry all the tears. K thx bye ❤️

Birdsong28 Season 3 starts on Sun in the UK. Can't wait to watch it! 📚📖 2w
Caroline2 Ohhhhhhh!! So excited to watch series 3!!! 👏 😯 2w
Rachel.Rencher I started crying after the scene with the river anddd it didn't stop for the next like episode and a half. 😭 I didn't know there was a graphic novel but I'm going to look for it. 1w
Meaw_catlady @Rachel.Rencher yes the tears just kept coming . Yes the graphic novel is my all time favorite thing ! The Art is Amazing !! I met and got a signed copy from the artist this last weekend. I actually cried. 1w
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rather_be_reading
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Bye now! 👋👋

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Lovesbooks87
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Kind of book related. I am so excited that the new season is finally here. But I don't know if I am emotionally prepared to watch it!

Rachel.Rencher It's intense! 2w
Lovesbooks87 @Rachel.Rencher I can only imagine! 2w
BeaG I watched 2 episodes today. 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser I finished the book yesterday morning and ended up watching the first 7 episodes in one sitting! 5d
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laurenslibrary
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Idk why I'm even still watching this depressing ass show but I can't stay away. 😩

Kayla.Adriena I don't know if I can even handle a 3rd season 😫 2w
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Lylah
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Wearing lots of pins all around... #bookcon

theresidentromantic Both lipsticks on point 🔥🔥🔥 2w
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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AnnaClark
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Okay help. I really want to love this book. I‘m all about creepy, dystopian, destroy the patriarchy books. But I just find this boring so far. I‘m almost halfway through and I feel like it‘s all world-building and no plot/story line. It‘s well written but I never find myself wondering what‘s going to happen. Does it get better?

Curiouser_and_curiouser I am also almost half way through this book, but I have many wonders about this story. The thought of reading it excites me. I love the idea, the setting, the loneliness, the character.. It's very forbidden and I like that too. I hope you make it through. I'm looking forward to knowing what everyone else knows and to watching the series after I'm done. Good luck, although I can't say yet if it gets any better. 2w
BookFrog Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 2w
AnnaClark @Lorene Thanks for the input. I‘m finding it a little more plot-driven now and I‘m enjoying it more. I really love the concept and want to like it! 2w
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AnnaClark @Slajaunie Thank you!! 2w
StayCurious Have you watched the show? It‘s amazing 2w
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2w
AnnaClark @StayCurious I‘m waiting to watch it until I‘m done with the book! I‘m excited tho. 2w
AnnaClark @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! 2w
RaimeyGallant It's a good book, but no, it doesn't ramp up. 2w
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 One of my favorite books! 1w
AnnaClark @rretzler Thank you! I‘m enjoying it more now that I‘ve gotten farther into it. Almost finished now! 1w
Curiouser_and_curiouser Hi @AnnaClark , how's it going with the book? I finished it yesterday. Now I'm onto the series. Lmk how you went :) 5d
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petersonks15
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Panpan

Maybe I‘m not “literary” enough for this book. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Meaw_catlady
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Today was an epic con day!! I‘ll post pics in a minute of cosplay. But first I want to show you my prize acquisition of the day! I didn‘t even know Renee Nault was going to be here I just stumbled upon her booth! She was so sweet and drew this little handmaid on my book for me !! 🖤🖤🖤

wanderinglynn So cool! ❤️ 2w
Karisa Wow! 💗 2w
marleed You will have that forever! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Jealous! 😍 2w
Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍 2w
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Melismatic
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Trains are suspended in my neighborhood and I have no real plans so spending today doing what I want: reading (& building my new bookcase!). Stopped over to the local farmers market to fuel up my breakfast before I get started. 💪🏻

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petersonks15
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I don‘t understand why people love this book. I‘m going to finish but I feel like nothing is happening.

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K.Wielechowski
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I am kicking myself for not reading this in college! Atwood‘s world where women are nothing more than reproductive systems is both fascinating and terrifying, especially in the current political atmosphere. At one time I would‘ve said it could never happen in real life. I feel differently now.
“We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
-Atwood, The Handmaid‘s Tale

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K.Wielechowski
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“You might even provide a Heaven for them. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves.”

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BookishlyPleasant
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Loved this! Intrigued me to read the actual novel! I finished this one in about an hour I believe. Illustrations were great!

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JessClark78
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Day 1 of #24B4Monday #Readathon
Got in a little over six hours and almost finished the first book.

#MayMadness #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid Woot! Great job hun! 👍 3w
Clwojick Woohoo! You‘re crushing it girl! ♥️ 3w
jb72 Yay! Great job! 🎉 3w
Andrew65 Well done! 👏👏 3w
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Twocougs
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I‘ve read the book years ago, watched the series, and was curious how well a graphic novel could capture the story- I must say it captured the essence remarkably well. Always upsetting to even think of this ever happening. I have to say that Margaret Atwood is a genius and am looking forward to the next book.

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juliegumdrop
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Oh! I bought it! Since I work at a library I do not often buy new books. I just really had to have this one. The novel is one of my all time favorites. I love the novel so much I haven‘t watched the show yet. Are there any books you love so much that you would be reluctant to see a film/tv adaptation of?

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JessClark78
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Ready to get my morning started. ☕️📚

#24B4Monday #Readathon #MayMadness #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid Best way to get it started girl! 👍😃👍 3w
Clwojick Let me know how you enjoy it! Have you seen the show? I have the book, but haven‘t seen the show. It‘s been on #mounttbr for ever 3w
Andrew65 A great book to start off with. 😊 3w
JessClark78 @Clwojick It‘s good. I‘m really liking it so far. I haven‘t watched the show yet, but I plan on watching it eventually. 3w
SaturnDoo @JessClark78 @Clwojick I'm totally in the minority on the book and show. I hate them both. I have hated the book since my school days of reading it. Reread it as an adult and still hate it. 🙄🙄 I think being being forced to read it ruined it for me. 3w
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K.Wielechowski
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I was supposed to read this for a college class but didn‘t. In light of recent events, now seems like the perfect time.

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JessClark78
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My mini stack for the #24B4Monday #Readathon I‘m not sure how much reading time I‘ll end up having so I‘m just going to see what I can get done with these two. #MayMadness #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid A good stack none the less 😍 3w
RadicalReader All that matters is that the reads are good a few good books better than thousands of crappy ones 3w
Andrew65 Great choices. Good luck with the Readathon. 😊👍 (edited) 3w
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cmarie
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Now seems like a depressingly apt time to get round to finally reading this 🙃 then I can actually watch the tv series 😅

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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A third of the way into this book and I'm very much enjoying it so far, intriguing, looking forward to more.....
It reminds me of 1984 so far.

rretzler Both books are favorites of mine! 1w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @rretzler cool, thanks, I did like 1984 and so far I'm enjoying The Handmaids Tale, so I would class them both in my faves list too :) 1w
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ElectricKatyLand
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Engrossing. I haven't read the novel nor watched the show, but I wanted to be able to participate in conversations all my friends are having about the Handmaids. The illustrations are gorgeous and powerful, as is the story itself, whose politics are uncomfortably all-too-close to reality these days.

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js0315
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I enjoyed this much more than the novel.

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BookHermit
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Is it any wonder we are enraged and paranoid?

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hgrimes
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Reading Handmaid‘s Tale for the first time (no, I haven‘t seen the hulu series). Not surprising, but it wasn‘t easy to find library copy! I‘m honestly having trouble getting into it though, but that seems to be my problem with everything I read lately. 😕 Is the beginning slow?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was slow for me too at first... 4w
Johanna414 I thought the beginning was slow but ended up loving it. 4w
hgrimes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @johanna414 Thanks, this is helpful feedback! I will stick with it then and hope my efforts are rewarded! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @hgrimes yes!! I‘m glad I read it!! 🙌🏻👍🏻 4w
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Melismatic
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It‘s happening. Given the current political climate, I‘m sure this is going to make me rage & perhaps cry on the subway but it needs to happen. Thank you again to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for this copy! 💪🏻

Samplergal It‘s happening. You are correct. #fightback #womenarenothosts 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome ❤️❤️ 1mo
WriterAtHeart It is a fantastic read! 3w
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Pedrocamacho
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This is a wonderfully illustrated graphic novel of “The Handmaid‘s Tale”. Very fun read.

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DeeLew
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I am ashamed to be from Missouri right now. Besides a strict abortion ban, our lawmakers think most rape is consensual. 🤬 I know this is a touchy subject and I try to be fairly quiet about it but I feel that we are living in a dangerous time. Will post a link in the comments.

saresmoore Uuuuuuugh 1mo
kyraleseberg Very dangerous times. 😢 1mo
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TheLibrarian This is so depressing. 😓 1mo
Amandajoy 🤬 1mo
Laughterhp Wow. That is so crazy.. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 1mo
rretzler 😡😢 1mo
DeeLew @saresmoore @kyraleseberg @TheLibrarian @Amandajoy @Laughterhp @rretzler I am so disgusted. Sadly, I have been posting about it on Facebook and have lost some friends over it. 1mo
Weaponxgirl It‘s horrific! I‘m sorry you lost friends but its important to talk about things that matter to us and be one of the brave ones to dissent to show that not everyone agrees with these things. It‘s brave and awesome that you did it and I‘m sure you can make some better friends in the future (you have an internet one right here) 1mo
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LondElle89
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A disturbing and terrifying book by Margaret Atwood. The writing style, for me, was very beautiful, though I think some people may not like the lyrical and experimental prose. The plot itself is okay. I felt that it dragged on during certain parts and could have been shortened in those areas. Also, it takes a while for things to start happening. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. 4 out of 5.

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Christine
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Another news day, another scary step backward. 😔

(Art by Zoë van Dijk, https://www.zoevandijk.com/BLESSED-BE)

MelissaSue81 I am so disheartened. Even if we “make it“ to 2020, I'm not sure the damage can be undone.
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Christine @melissasue81 I know. 😣 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Christine Honestly, when I started reading sci-fi back in the early 70s, this is definitely not what I imagined friggin 2020 to look like. 1mo
Christine @RamsFan1963 Ugh yes, way too true! 😖 4w
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GypsyKat
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Ashley_Nicoletto Also, yes. 1mo
Branwen So true. And horrifying. 😔 1mo
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RebL Ugh... 🙄. My second reading of Handmaid's Tail was for a book club. I said that I was very likely to be the woman closing her curtains on the marches. But, nope. On the plus side, marching keeps me in shape! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Feeling it 😟 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime It's definitely been a horrifying week for women 1mo
LapReader Please get out there and make a fuss before it‘s too late. Love from an Australian because silly Australia often likes to copy America. Not with gun laws though. PHEW! 1mo
saresmoore For real, though. 1mo
CBee I live in Alabama. I am HORRIFIED. 1mo
GypsyKat @CBee I‘m so sorry 😢 1mo
CBee @GypsyKat me too. I loathe the conservative backwoods BS here. Folks like me are few and far between, ya know? It breaks my heart to think about the women and children who will be affected by this insanity. 😢😔☹️ 1mo
BooknerdsLife I feel so sorry for women in Alabama 😔😢 1mo
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SleepyDragon
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I have read all the above except for The Handmiad's Tale (I didn't make the meme, so please forgive the typo.), which is on my TBR short list for this summer. Still did not see all this shit coming. (If I had made the graphic, I would have also included Parable of the Sower.) Meme taken from a different friend on FB.

Sic_Corneille Which one is your favorite? (If you can pick one) 1mo
SleepyDragon @Sic_Corneille Well ... probably Brave New World, but I do have an autographed copy of 451 that I treasure. 1mo
Sic_Corneille BNW made me laugh so much 😂 but I too liked Farhenheit 451 a lot ... It felt like I was reading a long poem 1mo
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bookishbitch
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I am enraged at what is happening in our country right now. Pro-birth isn't the same as pro-life. We have 400,000 kids in our foster care system already. Do we really think banning abortions won't add to that number? Is making an 11 year old CHILD rape victim give birth morally acceptable? Is her life less valuable than the cells in her uterus? WTF Alabama?! I think Jesus would be ashamed. This is not true Christianity. Welcome to Gilead.

FeministBookClub It‘s outrageous, especially considering the majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal and safe. 1mo
JoScho It makes me sick. 1mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Reread for JHU project. It's amazing how my understanding of this book has changed since I first read it in high school. However, I saw in the back that she's planning on releasing a sequel called The Testaments this year!

I am so conflicted about this. Far be it from me to deny Atwood the pleasure of working in this story world again. But it just seems like she's cashing in on the success of the Hulu series. What do you all think?