Tag: The Handmaid’s Tale

Labor Day, The Martian, & Other Small Nice Things

Labor Day, The Martian, & Other Small Nice Things

Bonjour my darling phoenixes.  I hope you’re all having a delightful September thusfar.  Up here in New England we’ve seen a little rain and a lot of humidity, but nothing to really complain about compared to the rest of the world.  My love goes out to everyone who has been affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma… I can’t imagine living through that kind of weather and am constantly impressed by the strength and compassion of people joining together in a crisis. What’s New In the Bookish World? September has been a really lovely book month so far – honestly, it […]

Posted September 11, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 27 Comments //
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I found The Handmaid’s Tale terrifying and incredible. “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” Offred lives in a world where her name no longer matters.  She is no longer considered a person – she has no right to hold property, choose her own clothing, read, use body lotion, or love.  Offred is an object,  but she remembers the time before.  She remembers her friends, her mother, her husband, her daughter.  She is not supposed to remember.  Offred, like all other women, is to forget her humanity and embrace her new role in life – to breed. What a […]

Posted September 2, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
February Round Up!

February Round Up!

Well folks, that’s two months down, ten more to go.  How’s the TBR pile going? February was a pretty bookish month for me, both regarding the incoming and the outgoing novels!  Firstly, I received my first ARC-for-review in February!   Drawn Away by Holly Bennett One minute Jack’s in math class. The next, he’s on a dark, cobblestoned, empty street. Empty, that is, except for a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl. “Matches, mister?” she asks, and just like that, Jack’s life collides with one of Hans Christian Andersen’s grimmest tales. And just when he has almost convinced himself […]

Posted March 1, 2017 in Checking In // 8 Comments //