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Handmaid's Tale
Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed. Deserves the highest praise. -- "San Francisco Chronicle"
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mngraham
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Thanks you @REPollock for all the goodies! I cant wait to dive into this book. I've been wanting to read it for a while now. #LitsyLove #winterswap

REPollock Yay! I just realized it‘s opening day! I may have to wait and open mine tomorrow—sad news today of unexpected death of my partner‘s uncle and we‘ve been thrown for a loop. 😕 (edited) 6d
REPollock I‘m glad you like what I sent! I love now&laters too. (Hit send on the other comment before I was done.) 6d
mngraham I'm so sorry for your loss! Please let me know if theres anything I can do!! 6d
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Renee27
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I loved this book. The more because it made me value and appreciate the freedom we have. The writing style of the author is amazing. This book had everything for me.

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Wildly_Bookish
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I enjoyed this book. I'm excited to finally be able to watch the show, and I can't wait to get The Testaments.

I will say, this is the most cliffhangery cliffhanger I've ever read.

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AnneCecilie
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I started a new audio this morning on my way to work

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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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"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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marleed
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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. 2w
Scochrane26 I really enjoyed listening to the audio-Claire Danes is great. I had read the book at least twice & wanted a different format. 2w
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. 2w
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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. 2w
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!! 2w
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. 2w
Nute That might be the way for me to reacquaint myself with THT prior to reading The Testaments.🙂 2w
marleed @Scochrane26 BTW, I‘m sorry about your wreck. I hope you weren‘t injured. 2w
Scochrane26 @marleed it was a bad wreck, not my fault, but somehow I wasn‘t injured at all. Thanks for your concern. 2w
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Kshakal
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I have always wanted to read this but never have... #beenonmytbrtolong #gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 You really should! 🖤 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, you should!! 3w
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Wildly_Bookish
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My next read. It's been sitting on my shelf for months, so time to give it a shot.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

I've finally finished The Handmaid's Tale and it is so so so good. I definitely wanna read The Testaments.

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Hannahbvb
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Great book, keeps you on your toes, addictive

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DebbieGrillo
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An excellent way to reread a beloved modern classic and a cozy way to spend the afternoon on the first snow day of the season. This was perfect way to re-familiarize myself with the story before reading The Testaments. The artwork is spectacular! The graphic novel is not to be missed. In fact, if you loved The Handmaid's Tale, but have never read a graphic novel, I suggest starting with this one.

Librariana That's what I plan to do, too! 😁 Read this before I dive into 3w
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"I'm sad now..."

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"Every night when I go to bed I think, In the morning I will wake up in my own house and things will be back the way they were."

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I loved the original. We shall see what the graphic novel is like.

vumblereads Oh wow! Love the art! 3w
marleed I like the graphic novel. But in the series I took some comfort in thinking ethnicity was equalized. I didn‘t get that one ‘well at least‘ in the graphic novel adaption. Silly, I know. 3w
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Disclaimer : I'm starting out as a big fan of the original Handmaid's Tale. I was curious to see how it would translate to an illustrated title. Pretty well I would say. People who have had trouble reading this story (and it is a difficult story) may want to try this version. It softens some things and heightens others but overall stays true to the original story. The drawings are amazing and the color red plays a staring role. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

DrexEdit Or red plays a starring role. More proof that I do not proofread on my days off. 😄 4w
youneverarrived I agree. It was really well done. 4w
SqueakyChu Ooooh! I‘d love to read this as a graphic novel! 4w
DrexEdit @SqueakyChu I think you won't be disappointed! 4w
SqueakyChu @DrexEdit Great! I‘ll see if my library has it. I was horrified but fascinated by the novel and captivated (and also horrified) by 24 episodes of the HULU version. 4w
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I don't have a lot of time for reading this weekend, so I'm not officially joining in on #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion, but I thought I would see how far I could get in these three graphic novels before they are due back at the library next week. #readingonadeadline.

Congrats to @MrBook for reaching such an epic milestone!

Aimeesue Ooooh, Octavia!❤️❤️❤️ 4w
DrexEdit @Aimeesue I know right?! I'm sure I found out about this edition on Litsy! :-)
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MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 4w
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Added another 2h37min to my #24B4Monday #Readathon #LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1inaMillion and finished the Handmaid's Tale.
This was a reread in prep for the Testament.
But I still enjoy it immensely hope to start the Testament after finishing my #24B4Monday

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Tanusj
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Relevant even today

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NikkiKey94
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I really have no idea why I waited so long to read this book! At one time I thought I wouldn‘t be interested in it, but when I started researching the book more it really grabbed my attention! The ending had me saying “Wait that‘s it?!” Now I‘m ready to read The Testaments and dive back into the story!

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Leftcoastzen
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Environmental issues? Bad health care options ? I get upset when the dystopian seems to be coming true.

https://abc7.com/health/ca-sees-increase-in-preterm-births/5670964/

merelybookish Did you see the story about Missouri keeping a spreadsheet of women's periods? 😱 1mo
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish 🙄I did not. Will have to look that up.😱 1mo
BarbaraBB Both your stories sound dystopian 😳 @merelybookish @Leftcoastzen 1mo
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Leftcoastzen @TheBookHippie this guy! Federal and multiple state charges , suspended from his government job , fighting to get it back,too.😱 4w
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AkashPhoenix
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Live Life!

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michellelav
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I loved it just as much as I had in highschool. This audiobook was amazing, listening to it now it was almost like a new experience! There were so many details I had forgotten. I can't wait for the testament to become available at the library ❤

Performed by Claire Danes

Twainy Thank you! I have this one! Bumping it up the TBR list. 1mo
michellelav @Twainy I'd say that's a good call!! 😊 1mo
Twainy I just looked at my TBR list ... and I continue to buy books and add recommendations ... never ending ... but this book (with a tv series) looks like something I‘d definitely read!! It keeps getting bumped for no reason. I bet I love it! I hope I do! Thank you. 4w
michellelav @Twainy I understand that feeling, my TBR list is also neverending! Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did! 📖 4w
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AkashPhoenix
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Ignoring isn‘t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it!
Ofred | The Handmaids Tale

One of those books that grows on you!

Zoes_Human That's a beautiful edition! 1mo
TNbookworm Beautiful cover! 1mo
SanjanaGhosh I haven't read it, but I'm currently watching the TV series based on this book. Not sure how much of it is actually covered from the original text, but I'm loving it 😍 1mo
AkashPhoenix True Indeed @Zoes_Human @TNbookworm | @SanjanaGhosh I watched one episode while being half way thru in the book, was pretty much according to the book with some variations. Had to leave watching cuz nothing beats reading for me :p 1mo
Zoes_Human @SanjanaGhosh Like Akash Phoenix says, there are many variations and most of those make sense in terms of updating a 25-year-old story to modern times as well as adapting to a different medium. 1mo
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PickingBooks
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In her MasterClass, Atwood says, “When I wrote ‘The Handmaid‘s Tale‘ nothing went into it that had not happened in real life somewhere at some time. The reason I made that rule was that I didn‘t want anybody saying you certainly have an evil imagination, you made up all these bad things. I didn‘t make it up.” Seriously, she didn‘t. Read more: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/the-handmaids-tale

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MissCooper202
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I am ashamed that it took me this long to get around to reading this novel. It was all I had hoped it would be, compelling, dark, uncomfortable and frustrating! I championed Offred but also wanted to shake her. Moira was a satisfying character! So pleased to hear that the sequel is now out- I had made my order!

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Scamp1234
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Really enjoyed this. It was on my TBR for awhile now but finally got to it with #WitchAThon going on.

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Cathy_J
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Wow, this was excellent. Has anyone read The Testaments? Wondering if I should stop here. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Well-ReadNeck Yes! I thought it was a great follow-up! 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading I say stop but it‘s a very unpopular opinion. 1mo
Scochrane26 I really liked The Testaments, but they are very different books. Maybe read some other books in between. 1mo
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Cathythoughts The Testaments was really good on audio 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 1mo
Lchnessmnstr Take a break in between but read The Testaments! I thought it was really good but a lot time passes between the events of the books so it‘s good to take the break. 1mo
TheEllieMo Personally, I wish I hadn‘t bothered with The Testaments. 1mo
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Gatesa
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Read it in school and didn‘t think much about it. However, I read it again as a “grown up” and it really resonated with me; I really liked it.

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michellelav
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Relaxing night, haven't read the handmaid's tale since highschool so needed a refresher. 📖🖍

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Literaturenut
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Reread to prepare for The Testaments. It was still so relevant.

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Thewanderer92
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5

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!

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The Queen. Look at her awesome shirt!!

Cathythoughts Love it 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading This is who I want to be if I ever grow up! 2mo
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Thewanderer92
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With school back this week and getting all my admin, marking and prep out of the way. This is the first time in almost 6 days where I have had the opportunity to sit down and read. I really want to finish this novel!

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Bookwormjillk
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Black covers from my TBR #ChillingPhotoChallenge

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Jen2
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Reread this before starting The Testaments. I forgot how good it is.

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HOTPock3tt
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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?

Birdsong28 Yes keep going I have seen all 3 seasons and it does make good viewing 2mo
HOTPock3tt @Birdsong28 Thanks for the feedback!! 😃 I am notoriously impatient with TV lol 🤣 and wanted to make sure it was worth it 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Yes! It gets better or at least I think it does! 😀 2mo
HOTPock3tt @Lovesbooks87 Glad to hear that 🤗. I‘m a little curious because they are already in the middle of the book content and I‘m almost finished with season 1 😂 2mo
Lovesbooks87 @HOTPock3tt the book is only season one. They just continue the story in the other two seasons! 2mo
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HOTPock3tt
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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! ♥️♥️

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I can‘t believe how much I loved this book. I recently started a new job (well... a new area of nursing for me: Kidney/dialysis) and I was fighting to squeeze in time to read this book! I fell in love with the characters! Especially Offred, Moira, nick and ofglen. The way Atwood writes, she is a genius! 😍 (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! She really is a brilliant writer. I‘ve been slowly working my way through her novels over the last few years and I‘ve loved every one. ❤️ 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Have you read the blind assassin? I might try that one next 🤔 2mo
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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt yes! It‘s very good. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I didn‘t read Atwood (this one was the first of hers I read) until relatively recently (couple years ago?) and was mad I hadn‘t done it sooner! The Blind Assassin is very good but I‘d say my favorite of hers so far is 2mo
HOTPock3tt @ValerieAndBooks I‘m also kind of upset it took me THIS long to read one of her books! 😖And thank you so much for the suggestion!! 😍♥️ I will check that one out as well!! 🤗 (edited) 2mo
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Thewanderer92
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I can never sleep the night before school starts up again 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and felt quite disappointed when I realised I had come to the end of the book. Margaret Atwood is a brilliant author. She never disappoints.

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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.

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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.

Molly_the_mezzo My all time favorite! 2mo
cherinium You're not lame. There's just too many good books out there. We all can't read all of them! 🤓 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're not lame at all. ♀️✊🏼 2mo
Macnjen It's on my TBR too, don't fret. My daughter is going to read it for college and I feel as if I need to read it too to be able to chat with her about it. I feel lame also but agree with @cherinium that are are too many good books out there and we can't get to all of them!
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TheLudicReader Thank you, @cherinium , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego & @Macnjen for making me feel better about not having gotten to this one before. Truth be told, I am not a huge Atwood fan. But I appreciated The Handmaid‘s Tale at the end of the day. I don‘t think you are alone, @Molly_the_mezzo 😁 2mo
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Thewanderer92
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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?

BookwormM Confession time no I am not careful for me it‘s all about the read not the book itself 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I try to keep my books in good condition. I buy used often, but am picky about their condition...dislike cracked spines. 2mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM fair enough, I love collecting them and colour coordinating my bookshelf 2mo
Thewanderer92 @ValerieAndBooks I‘ve never bought used before and struggle to even borrow or accept books people have given me because I love them fresh and new 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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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

LauraJ Never seen that cover before. How perfect. 2mo
marleed I did that very thing in August- and yes, I became obsessed! 2mo
Alora Loved the book so much! I started watching the series first, but enjoyed it so much I stopped at episode 3. Then I read the book and finished the series after. Amazing! I‘m now starting the testaments soon and season 2! 😍 2mo
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After years, I finally have the opportunity to read The Handmaid's Tale. I can't wait to start reading it. :3

Kaylamburson Welcome to Litsy!!! I hope you love it here. 1mo
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Chilling

sunnidae How did you like it compared with the original? 2mo
Eggs @sunnidae I didn‘t read the original and probably won‘t. 2mo
sunnidae That's fair! 2mo
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GypsyKat
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LaraS 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
Soubhiville Oh geez. Just no. 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Noooooo. That‘s just gross. 2mo
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IamIamIam 😂😂😂😂 I think the sexy Grinch is my favorite!!! 2mo
MatchlessMarie Havs tou seen the sexy Mr Rogers one that's been going around? So awful 🙈 2mo
MatchlessMarie Wow it's early and I can't type lol 2mo
GypsyKat @MatchlessMarie Oh no! Who would think that‘s a good idea?!🙈 2mo
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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.

DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy, @gabigould! Thanks for sharing this review. This is one of my favorite Atwood books! 😍📚👍💜 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🎃📖📚👻 2mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 2mo
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crazyspine
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Finished the graphic novel version last night.

#bfcr4 @wanderinglynn @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl @bookandcat

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.

Leftcoastzen Beautiful view! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And way to go! 🙌🏻 Awesome job! 2mo
jmtrivera You've got this!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 2mo
MatchlessMarie Just finished this one this morning 👌 2mo
crazyspine @MatchlessMarie what did you think of it? 2mo
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Very excited to start this book. I'm a massive fan of this author!

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