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Hag-Seed
Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
Bestselling and multiple award-winning author Margaret Atwood retells The Tempest, one of Shakespeare's most stirring and unforgettable plays. From the Hardcover edition.
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Jas16
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

I have no idea who to tag anymore. If anyone isn‘t participating I wish they would. I am loving seeing everyone‘s choices.

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Blueberry
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MrBook
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Today's author spotlight: Margaret Atwood! The 77-year-old Harvard alum has been a life-long Ontario resident. You probably know most of her books and that she's won numerous awards. You might not know that she is Co-Founder and Director of Syngrafii Inc, created in 2004 to produce and distribute the LongPen Technology, a remote writing program, which she holds various patents on. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

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Beachesnbooks
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July reading wrap-up! This month, I read 8 new-to-me books and 6 re-reads, because July is my birthday month & I was in the mood to visit some old favorites (ACOMAF, ACOWAR, the Sookie Stackhouse series). New favorites are Hag-Seed and The Right Swipe. Overall a good reading month!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 💖📚💖 3mo
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Emilymdxn
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My fave Hogarth Shakespeare so far! So meta I thought so many layers of Tempests within Tempests would confuse me but it never did. If you‘re considering this please don‘t be put off by how confusing it looks cause I promise she makes it work. My two nitpicks is that writing rap isn‘t Atwood‘s thing and maybe she shouldn‘t try again, and the love at first sight was a bit unrealistic. A definite pick tho!

jenniferw88 Interesting... I've only read 2 of the Hogarth Shakespeare retellings but I didn't like this one - preferred the tagged. But it did have a lot to live up too - the tempest is my favourite Shakespeare due to a fab teacher who voiced an excellent Caliban! 3mo
Emilymdxn @jenniferw88 I did really enjoy Macbeth, I thought it was very atmospheric and fitted drugs in well, but I preferred this one as I felt like it pulled the story around in more interesting ways with more layers than telling the story start to finish in a different setting, not that I didn‘t enjoy Macbeth I just felt this one was doing more 3mo
jenniferw88 @Emilymdxn i understand! I think i prefer a straightforward retelling - i couldn't keep up with who was who in this one! I think I also struggle with Atwood - I didn't like the Handmaid's Tale either! 3mo
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BookwormAHN
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I listened to this book on audio and it was extremely entertaining. This is Margret Atwood's retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest (which I haven't read). It mostly takes place in a Shakespeare class taught inside a prison. The inmates are putting on a production of The Tempest while their teacher plots revenge.
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#BFCr2 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn You‘re making great progress on your book goal! 🙌🏻 3mo
Libby1 I liked this one, too. I love The Tempest. 3mo
Soubhiville Yay! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
BiblioLitten I can‘t help but stack it. 🤭😁 3mo
ValerieAndBooks In my TBR!! 3mo
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Beachesnbooks
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For now, doing a #currentlyreading post instead of my July TBR. I feel like I need to mood-read & not set tbrs for a bit while I try to get out of this reading slump!

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Beachesnbooks
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Went to see The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park last night & enjoyed it so much that when I got home I immediately started reading Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood, a retelling of sorts for the Hogarth Shakespeare series featuring a revenge-seeking theater director putting on a production of The Tempest at a prison. It's very good so far!

Curiouser_and_curiouser That experience would have have been awesome! The book was great but I felt a little confused as I don't know the story of The Tempest, but I would love to read it in the future, or at least see a play or movie of it which might make understanding the story easier. How cool. I love the photo you posted! 3mo
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ehewett88
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Such a clever retelling, it's the first Shakespeare retelling I have read and was very impressed at how well she portrayed each character and how cleverly she interwove an actual play of the tempest with the retelling. it was basically a book within a play within a play, spell binding!!

PickingBooks I had no idea what this one was about. Thanks! I‘ll have to added it to my tbr list. I love Margaret Atwood. 🙌😁 4mo
ImperfectCJ I love the whole Hogarth Shakespeare collection, but this is my favorite so far. I love what Atwood does with the story. 4mo
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Ms_Gizmotronic
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My first read on Libby! This app is awesome, I'm getting through so many books and the audiobooks have opened up a whole new world of reading.

Hag-Seed is an odd book. A short retelling of The Tempest. Part of me wonders if it would have been nearly as interesting had it not been. I still enjoyed it but it didn't give me anything more than being an interesting hunt for the comparisons.

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LiterRohde Love Libby (and audiobooks). And I quite liked this book. 4mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Even though I have not yet finished the last 7 books I have recently posted about, I have started another book, Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed on audio for all those driving, cooking and just being still times

annahenke I empathize with your life decisions. 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @annahenke to read or not to read...that is the question 4mo
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suzie.reads
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I really enjoyed this retelling of Shakespeare's - The Tempest.
It keeps you on your toes, it's very fast paced but the writing is very good and it's a great, contemporary retelling.
My second Atwood book and I enjoyed this much more than - The Handmaid's Tale. Which I didn't like at all.

#seriesread @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩 4mo
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thebluestocking
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I‘m super intrigued by these Hogarth #retellings of Shakespeare plays, but I haven‘t read any of them. I may start with Hag-Seed, which is on sale today for Kindle.

#riotgrams @bookriot

rretzler I read Dunbar and it was so-so for me. I‘d never read anything by Edward St Aubyn before so hard to say whether it was his adaptation or his writing in general. Plus Lear was never my favorite (edited) 4mo
MallenNC I've read Nesbo's take on Macbeth and I liked it, though the book was too long for my taste. It was interesting to see how he updated the play's story for his setting. 4mo
Aimeesue I really enjoyed Hag-Seed, but I love Atwood anyway, and The Tempest is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, so I was pretty much bound to like it. 4mo
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Theaelizabet I liked Hag-Seed well enough. The only other one that interests me is J. Winterson‘s retelling of The Winter‘s Tale in Gap of Time. (edited) 4mo
readordierachel Hag Seed is good 👍🏼 4mo
ReadingRover I read Gap of Time. It was pretty good. 4mo
thebluestocking @rretzler I haven‘t read St. Aubyn before either. And King Lear isn‘t my favorite either. I‘ll probably start elsewhere with this series. 4mo
thebluestocking @MallenNC Thanks for the input. I love Macbeth, so this one caught my eye. 4mo
thebluestocking @Aimeesue I like The Tempest too. And I definitely need to read more Atwood! 4mo
thebluestocking @Theaelizabet Gap of Time caught my eye too! 4mo
thebluestocking @readordierachel Awesome! I can‘t wait to read it. 4mo
thebluestocking @ReadingRover I want to read that one too! 4mo
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Ms_Gizmotronic
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Fun! Thank you @RealLifeReading for this.

1. Pratchett is one of the best authors ever!
2. Enjoyed the Hunger Games series, not my favourite but fun. I'm sure there is another 'P' character I'll land on as soon as I post...
3. Not read much Margaret Atwood but I thought I'd give Hag-Seed a go as it popped up on Libby
4. Have this on hold on Libby!
5. A translated book from Nepal. I went there last year and this is set around their Royal Massacre

RealLifeReading You‘re welcome! And yes love Pratchett!! 4mo
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Hattie1993
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Looking forward to starting the rest of this series

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brandybear22
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Let‘s read the tempest next, so I can then read this @kgriffith

kgriffith Works for me 😊 7mo
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ElectricKatyLand
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Clever retelling of The Tempest, focusing on themes of vengeance and loss, against the backdrop of a prison acting program.

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shaynarae
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I went into this book prepared to be underwhelmed, but it turned out to be such a fun, engaging novel and a joy to read. Silly me for underestimating Margaret Atwood‘s talent for storytelling and cleverness in adapting Shakespeare‘s The Tempest in a multi-layered novel. #catsoflitsy

RadicalReader @shaynarae gorgeous cat such beautiful fur 8mo
JenReadsAlot 😻😻 8mo
shaynarae @RadicalReader Thank you! 8mo
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IanReadsSome
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This was fun to read because it‘s very different from my usual books - I hardly know any Shakespeare I studied one book in high school “there‘s something rotten in the state of Denmark” but never knew what the tempest was about. The author made a really creative retelling that was in no way what I was expecting. The very end of the book briefly explains the actual play where you can see all the cool parallels.

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jenniferw88
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Day 5 of #adventrecommends and my first Hogarth Shakespeare. I have Nesbø's Macbeth to read & I'm also going to read Gillian Flynn's Hamlet when it comes out in 2021! @emilyrose_x

DivineDiana I loved this! Listened to it on audio, and the narrator was fantastic! 10mo
riversong153 I struggled with this one a little. I thought it was good but I hadn‘t read the play so I didn‘t have much context but I wanted more from Atwood. 10mo
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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I‘m a big Shakespeare nerd, so the Hogarth series hits the sweet spot for me. Especially this one, since I was lucky enough to see Margaret Atwood herself talking about it. Taking on Shakespeare‘s weirdest play is not a small feat, but Atwood tackles it with brilliance. I loved the parallels between magic and theater and the whole jail setting as the context for this adaptation. And I have a signed copy!!!

rabbitprincess This was my favourite of the Shakespeare retellings (and to be honest the only one I was really interested in...). 13mo
TheAnitaAlvarez @rabbitprincess I‘ve read this and Vinegar Girl, but I‘m looking forward to getting to the rest of the series (there‘s a Jeanette Winterson one!) 13mo
jveezer I loved this one and that Zimakov cover is the bomb. I had to have my daughter grab it for me in London since the U. S. cover was not half as cool. 13mo
TheAnitaAlvarez @jveezer yes, the UK cover is so pretty! And the endpapers!! 13mo
rather_be_reading thts awesome! 13mo
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CuriousG
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So close to the start now - can hardly sit still in my seat! #margaretatwood

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CuriousG
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I can't believe the weekend had finally arrived - seeing In Conversation With Margaret Atwood in Stratford tomorrow!!!! Could not possibly be any more excited 💃 #margaretatwood #theBEST #stratfordfestivaltheatre #stratfordfestivalofcanada

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zsuzsanna_reads
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I am currently rereading Shakespeare's complete plays and am trying to read contemporary interpretations alongside.

While I was uncertain at the start, I really loved Atwood's version of a play mirroring a story. Sure, Felix was not the most sympathetic character, but then neither is Prospero. And I saw the original play with new eyes in the process. Could I ask for more?

Lcsmcat What a fun idea! Which other plays/retellings do you recommend? I liked Lear and 1000 Acres. 13mo
batsy This is a good plan! When we did our #ShakespeareReadAlong of Taking of the Shrew I planned to read The Vinegar Girl but I got distracted by other books 😳 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads @batsy Vinegar Girl was good too, but not as good as Hag-Seed. That said, both had lots of negative reviews. 13mo
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zsuzsanna_reads @Lcsmcat I am starting with the Hogarth Shakespeare series and with the Penguin Monarchs short biography series for the historical plays. 13mo
Lcsmcat @zsuzsanna_reads Which ones have you read so far? 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Lcsmcat only this one and Vinegar Girl. I want to try Nesbo's Macbeth next. Also, 1599 and 1606 by James Shapiro are great, they give lots of background to some of the plays. (Huh, the American titles seem to be the other way round, ending with the year!) 13mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I really liked this tempest retelling. It worked on so many levels. Including having a play within the book. I am really into these Hogarth Shakespeares.

RaimeyGallant On my list! 13mo
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CuriousG
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And if I haven't raved enough about the Stratford Festival (the Canadian one, for any international Littens who were thinking UK 😊) - as the perfect addition to the amazing production of The Tempest this year, Margaret Atwood will be coming in September!!! There was no question - I already bought my ticket 🙌🙌 #margaretatwood #hagseed #thetempest #williamshakespeare #stratfordfestivaltheatre

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CuriousG
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It makes me so sad to be finished reading this book, the sun is setting on Margaret Atwood & Shakespeare together as one. I had delayed reading it since it was first published because I thought it couldn't possibly live up to my expectations of it. Happy to say I was completely wrong. Brilliant is the only way to describe it - I am SOOOOO excited to go see The Tempest in 2 weeks at the Stratford Festival! ❤❤❤

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CuriousG
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The rain had started so I guess I'll be reading under the awning instead of dockside. Good timing though as the plot is really starting to get intense! #readanywhere #outdoorreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic ☺️ 1y
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CuriousG
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I seem to pick the worst topics (for peace of mind) when I'm camping. Last time it was about a torture cabin in the woods. This time is a retelling of The Tempest (i.e. a giant storm) while I wait for the thunderstorms being predicted arrive. Good thing I love being outdoors and not too much scares me related to this! 🌲🏕📚🌧🦋🐜🌳 #campingislife #readanywhere

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CuriousG
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Had a little dock reading to finish out the day - love me some outdoor time with a book 🌲📚 #readingoutdoors #outdoorreading #naturetherapy

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Birdsong28
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Look at what is on today!! And if again you love audiobooks you can add the audiobook for £2.99 so that is a book and a audiobook for just under £5!!!

Macavity Worth it, great book! 1y
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CuriousG
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Another chance to read in one of my favourite spots! 🌲🏕📚 #readingoutdoors #outdoorreading #achievinglifegoals

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Macavity
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As an Atwood fan I was really worried I wasn't clever enough for this one! It's been a long time since I've studied The Tempest and I probably didn't pull out nearly as many of the themes as were possible, however it was a compelling read in its own right. I love the reimagining of stories..here, The Tempest plays out in a Men's Prison. Pictured with my 1947 Complete Works, found in my Parent's Attic but I daren't read it's tissue paper pages!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 1y
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CuriousG
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Have the chairs set up & it's time to read in the sunshine! #readingoutdoors #readoutside #thenaturefix #vitamind ☀📚☀

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CuriousG
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Spent most of the afternoon hanging with the wild animals, I mean nephews. Now for a few quick minutes with Hag-Seed before I'm off to the next event #margaretatwood #thetempest

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CuriousG
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Had a lovely evening fire last night and managed to really dive into #Hagseed (LOVING!) as I'm hoping to finish it before I see The Tempest in Stratford in a few weeks. Unfortunately a fire ban is now in effect, so guessing it will be many weeks or more before we can have another fire 😕

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CuriousG
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So the little make-up I had on melted off my face, my hair is a disgusting mix of spray sunscreen & bug spray, & I drank over 2 litres of water/sweated it all out. BUT, I toughed out the 44°C humidex & read with *no* shade in the boat for almost 4 straight hrs #dedicatedreader #ormaybemasochistic Pale skinned peeps out there will understand how hard this feat really was - took 90% of a can of sunscreen to do this w/out blister-inducing burns ☀☀☀

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So glad I am done moving so I can spend the rest of my summer vacation reading. I was not reading much worth mentioning in the begining of the year, bur the past few months have been filled with some wonderful books.

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Macavity
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On Sunday mornings my husband goes off to play football so I have a little ritual of lying in, cooking myself a little breakfast and getting stuck into a book. I've loved every Atwood I've read so especially looking forward to this one.

That-Bookish-Hiker Sounds like a lovely morning. 😊 1y
Macavity It's my perfect me time! 1y
Zelma Very nice! And that toast looks delicious. 1y
Macavity @Zelma Avocado, egg and lemon pepper. Yum yum. 1y
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Tashreads
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LapReader Good choice of wine. We had that at my sister‘s wedding it was yum. 1y
Tashreads @LapReader yes, it was rather yummy (don‘t worry, I had it a few nights ago and took this pic, I‘m not drinking at 8.30 in the morning 🤣). 1y
LapReader It looks like you and @JennyM like alcohol as much as I do. Ha! 1y
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wanderinglynn
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Happy #sockswap box opening day! I couldn't wait to open mine! 😀

Thank you @Susanita - this is a fantastic box! I ❤️❤️❤️the socks. And I haven't read either of the books & I'm looking forward to both. Everything is so thoughtful! And I loved how you wrapped everything. Such a fun box! 😊

And a huge thank you to @JPeterson for organizing this swap!

JPeterson Great haul! Love those socks! 1y
Susanita I had fun shopping for you! 1y
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maximoffs
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I loved this! The audio was great and I loved the synopsis of The Tempest at the end to remind you how it tied in. SO GREAT.

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SuperPunkNinja
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Heroines puzzle from B&N! ❤❤❤

DivineDiana Love! ❤️ 1y
Hooked_on_books That‘s awesome 1y
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readordierachel
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Currently visiting family, so haven't had a lot of time to Litsy or read. Playing catch up for a little bit this morning ☺. This #retelling of The Tempest was written by the incomparable Margaret Atwood (who just so happens to be #female).

#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics
@Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

DivineDiana I loved this modern retelling of Shakespeare! The audio was hilarious! (edited) 1y
readordierachel @DivineDiana Nice! I'll have to try the audio if ever do a reread. 1y
batsy Nice multitasking there 😊 1y
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readordierachel @batsy Thanks 😁 1y
Bambolina_81 This is waiting for me on my bedside. Must get to it soon! 1y
readordierachel @Bambolina_81 It's not my favorite Atwood, but still good. Hope you like it when you get to it! 1y
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Lcsmcat
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A #retelling of The Tempest by one of my favorite authors. #maylovesclassics #litsyclassics @Sarah83

charl08 A favourite! I had forgotten so many of these! 1y
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Jen2
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So good! Excited to read the others!!

Ubookquitous I am starting Jo Nesbo‘s Macbeth - snagged an ARC. The whole Hogarth series is great 2y
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cdreincarnate
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A decent retelling of a classic Shakespeare play. Not sure how I feel about the play-within-a-play trick. On the one hand, it‘s an easy way for those unacquainted with the play to get the gist. On the other hand, it feels kind of lazy. That said, Atwood definitely had her own updated revenge plot that kept me reading until the end. This was a fun, quick read that I would recommend for a rainy afternoon.

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Eyejaybee
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An intriguing take on The Tempest‘, exploring revenge and individual liberty, set against the backdrop of a drama therapy group in a Canadian prison. The ending was not quite as strong as I had hoped, but the book was thought provoking. Read my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29245653-hag-seed #shakespeare #margaretatwood #hagseed #canadianliterature #thetempest #drama #dramatherapy #prison #williamshakespeare #tragedy

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Eyejaybee
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Enchanted by Margaret Atwood‘s novel ‘Hagseed‘, and its gripping exploration of ‘The Tempest‘, which I tend to think of as Shakespeare‘s ‘White Album‘. #margaretatwood #hagseed #thetempest #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #cotebrasserie #muswellhill #n10 #muswellhillbilly #coffee #caffeine #caffeineaddict #booksandcoffee #coffeeandbooks #wakeupandsmellthecoffee #muswellhillsaturday #shakespeareswhitealbum

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FairyHighRoad
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January wrap up: 12 books total. I made a goal to read only one book at a time instead of my usual 2 or 3 to really absorb what I‘m reading. So far I‘m sticking to it.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Good goal!!. I get too excited when I see titles on my shelf and my curiosity gets the better of me, so I'm always in the middle of more than a few, I will aim for this minimalist goal in the near future, once I finish all these books! 4mo
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