Tag: The Handmaid’s Tale

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about Back to School – and it’s a freebie!  Last year I made a list of some of my favorite books from my school years.  This year, I wanted to make a list of books that I thought should taught in schools because of the life-relevant lessons that can be learned from them. In making this list, it occurred to me that most these books probably wouldn’t make it to school reading lists because of the way our country perceives these topics.  I’ve chosen books that discuss everything from  racism to homophobia and […]

Posted August 28, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
Book Vs. Film: The Handmaid’s Tale (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Film: The Handmaid’s Tale (SPOILERS!)

I’m probably the last on board for this, but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things an have been meaning to watch The Handmaid’s Tale for an eternity.  When it came out, everyone spoke of how timely it is and I agree.  In fact, I think that any subtle dystopian like this is far too possible. Bear in mind as I’ve only watched the first season, but I found it incredible.  How in the world did I want this long? The book is told from Offred’s point of view, and we see that again in the Hulu show.  Unlike the book, Offred […]

Posted July 3, 2018 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

The last time I can remember actually being at the beach was summer 2016.  We were on vacation in Maine with our friends and we all decided to go to Old Orchard Beach.  I went, and spent a great deal of time following their toddler around and NOT going in the water.  Two reasons: The Northern Atlantic Ocean is cold.  Even in June. As it turns out there are THINGS in the ocean.  Things that didn’t bother when I was nine, but now am super aware of.  Like jellyfish.  And giant squids.  Odds of seeing a giant squid?  Low.  Not gonna […]

Posted June 19, 2018 in Memes // 26 Comments //
Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! (2018)

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! (2018)

I really wanted to do this tag last year, and it just didn’t work out with my posting schedule.  This year, I bookmarked the tag from the lovely Lia @ Lost in a Story and I am ready to DO THIS THING. ARE YOU READY TO FREAK OUT?! The Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018 Gosh this one is hard.  I’ve read a lot of really fantastic books so far this year and it’s so hard to pick JUST ONE.  I think I have to go with Tess of the Road, because it’s the one that spoke to me […]

Posted June 18, 2018 in Tags // 7 Comments //
September Wrap-Up

September Wrap-Up

Well that month went by fast. Hi everyone, and welcome to my September Wrap Up… conveniently located in October!  As I was trying to schedule out my month, I realized a bit too late that September was filled… oops!  I ended up rearranging a lot of my scheduling but good news?  I have a calendar for the rest of the year now!  And that’s super important, because I’ve got reviews scheduled all the way out into November… oops? Warning:  This post features NO GIFs.  My computer is being super laggy and dumb and it kept crashing while I was trying […]

Posted October 2, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 38 Comments //