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outlawsaturn
Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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9/10

I didn't read any books until I was gifted this story. I had to teach myself how to read THIS YEAR. It's very close to being absolutely perfect.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

"We seemed to be able to choose, then. We were a society dying, said Aunt Lydia, of too much choice."

-- The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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"There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from."

-- The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

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Outofcontroltbr
Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Of course it‘s raining in Vegas today so no pool for me instead had the most wonderful pedicure I‘ve ever had and now some relaxing reading before lunch :)

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wanderer15
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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No better time to revive my dormant Litsy page than while honeymooning with @LiteraryinLititz at a 3-day ‘reading retreat‘ on the eastern coast of England! If you‘re skeptical of modern social media and behavioral tracking (as we both are), this book provides a kind of 1984-lite experience, though I was hoping for a slightly more persuasive argument in favor of privacy and digital autonomy to contrast with the blind zealotry of the Circle.

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amyf0x
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Set 15 years after The Handmaid‘s Tale, three women tell their stories of how the regime in Gilead has progressed and impacted them, which culminate in an explosive (and cathartic) conclusion.

Read October 10-14
Book 54/55

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sherryvdh
Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I'm feeling completely run down today. I'm pretty sure I over-extroverted yesterday. All the signs are here. I think it's time for some self care! I may visit the library to pick up some highly anticipated holds later. Other than that, you can find me right here. #ThatIntrovertLife

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Extraverting is draining. Enjoy your YOU time. 💖 12h
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marleed
The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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So last night the branch of my pub library discussed THT. I was well prepared because since August I binged-watched all 3 seasons of the series, read the graphic novel, and then read the original just in time to read The Testaments along with the audiobook. My lib made this Claire Daines reading available to me. I had to go there. It‘s been years since I‘ve listened to an audiobook via CD and surround sound rather than phone. It was great!

Nute It sounds like you were well prepared. I have read The Handmaid‘s Tale twice. I have not watched the adaptation or read the graphic novel or listened to the audiobook. I‘d like to listen to the audiobook...who is the narrator? Did you enjoy it? I‘ve haven‘t listened to an audiobook before. I think my attention might drift. The Testaments is getting mixed reviews, but I do plan to read it next year. 12h
Scochrane26 I really enjoyed listening to the audio-Claire Danes is great. I had read the book at least twice & wanted a different format. 12h
Scochrane26 @Nute I started using audiobooks years ago when I was driving a lot every day & still love them. It took me a few to get used to them, & if my attention wanders, I just rewind a little. Personally, I have a hard time if there‘s a lot of characters, so I often do NF or memoirs. 11h
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marleed @Nute Claire Daines narrates the audiobook as Offred and does an excellent job. It was like Homeland and the THT Hulu series combined! I listened to one CD a day over 9 days and through speakers audible throughout my house. I typically audiobook though earbuds on my phone so the CD experience was fun - I think I‘ll check audiobooks on CD more often now. 11h
marleed @Scochrane26 Aren‘t audiobook awesome!? I‘m alone often so and I love moving about my day with a story being told to me. Somehow this experience of one deliberate normal-play CD at a time with full speakers was such a treat. I guess I thought CDs were old technology and inconvenient compared to Overdrive, but it was fun. And can we just say, Claire Daines!! 11h
Scochrane26 @marleed I haven‘t used cd‘s in a year because after a wreck on thanksgiving last year, I got a car w/ no CD player. But, I do have a CD player in my kitchen, maybe I‘ll start checking them out again from library because I like to listen while I cook. 11h
Nute That might be the way for me to reacquaint myself with THT prior to reading The Testaments.🙂 9h
marleed @Scochrane26 BTW, I‘m sorry about your wreck. I hope you weren‘t injured. 5h
Scochrane26 @marleed it was a bad wreck, not my fault, but somehow I wasn‘t injured at all. Thanks for your concern. 2h
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ShyBookOwl
Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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A little crochet with my morning audiobooking -- The Testaments #audiocrochet #catsoflitsy

julesG Your cat looks as enthusiastic about your crafting as mine do. 13h
ShyBookOwl @julesG Haha cats and yarn. So darn cute. 12h
ravenlee Nice helper. My cat growing up would sit silently under my chair and kind of floss with my yarn. A minute later I‘d end up with a wet patch in my project. 😬 12h
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ShyBookOwl @ravenlee eek. Mine chews on my yarn sometimes and I end up with that wet patch too. It gets a little less cute then lol 12h
ravenlee I had two cats as an adult. One was known for grabbing an end of yarn and tearing around the house with it. The other one could not have cared less. She batted at my yarn once, I guess to see what the big deal was, and her reaction was, “god, how boring.” She would happily nap next to me with yarn draped over her back. 11h
ShyBookOwl @ravenlee Haha "God, how boring" is my cat's reaction to laser pointers. Zero interest. Loves yarn though. 11h
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MsLeah8417
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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