Relaxing night, haven't read the handmaid's tale since highschool so needed a refresher. 📖🖍
Reread to prepare for The Testaments. It was still so relevant.
Finally finished this novel! I struggled a little with the non-linear storyline and how it kept going back and forth. Maybe if it was structured a little differently or better I would have liked it more. In saying that, loved the cliffhanger ending!
I managed to motivate myself enough to go for a little #audiowalk this morning. 🤗
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?
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! ♥️♥️
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.
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.
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?
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
These are awful! 🙈😂🎃 https://bookstr.com/list/7-hauntingly-horrible-halloween-costumes/
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.
Finished the graphic novel version last night.
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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.
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.
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
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? 😕
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.
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!
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
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! 🎉🎉
Prepping for The Testaments...
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
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.