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 🤔
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.
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.
The last stretch of The Handmaid's Tale while I have a late breakfast/lunch. Only 70 pages to go...sooooo excited!!!!
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea and The Handmaid's Tale this 2pm. Getting juicy ;)
"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......
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 ❤️
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!
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?
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 !! 🖤🖤🖤
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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! 💪🏻
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.
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.
Another news day, another scary step backward. 😔
(Art by Zoë van Dijk, https://www.zoevandijk.com/BLESSED-BE)
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.
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.
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?