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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
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SarahBookInterrupted
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This is the 3rd time I have read this book and each time a different memory of the book stays with me. The 1st time, it was the horror of the breeding ceremony. I was a teenager at the time. The 2nd time, I convinced myself of a ending/storyline that isn‘t in the book. Now this 3rd time; I‘m reading it as one of the banned books on this season of Book Interrupted and realizing how scary the potential of something like this actually happening is.

SarahBookInterrupted Oh and if you want to listen to Book Interrupted‘s 2 podcast episodes of this book you can get it on any podcast service or on the website www.bookinterrupted.com 2d
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aimee23
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Phenomenal! Amazing how Margaret Atwood created a dystopian novel like this. Such a creative mind! And to think the book was published in the 80s. Her views of the future is still appropriate even today.

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IMASLOWREADER
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handmaid‘s tale for me especially when i reread it 5yrs ago…scary world… #sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Oh that‘s a good pick! Thank you for sharing! 2mo
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BookDee
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With the different debates and decision concerning women‘s body/rights to abortion.This book gives us a glimpse of the futur. I‘m still trying to finish the tv series.

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dabbe
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Thoughts: TERRIFYING. I am not a huge fan of dystopian novels for that one word: terrifying. As someone who prefers film noir about stories in the past, seeing what the future might hold is frightening. Atwood has a way of making me care, and Offred was stunningly portrayed as the complex character she is: she goes along with society but shuns it inwardly. A must read in today's crazy world.

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keys_on_fire
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Turkeys to color in for November? Yes, please!!
Tagged book is my #bookspin and my #doublespin is The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

🦃 🍁 🌽

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rwmg
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Good book club discussion on this book

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rwmg
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LizaComberg
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One of the best books I've read under the category 'feminist literature'. So glad I read the book before watching the movie

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Cazxxx
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#manicmonday #LetterH @CBee

📕 Tagged
✍️ Patricia Highsmith
🍿 Hocus Pocus
🎤 Halestorm
🎶 Hong Kong garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees

CBee How did I forget The Handmaid‘s Tale? 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Cazxxx @CBee I always find if I think too hard I end up missing something really obvious 😂 4mo
CBee @Cazxxx yep, that‘s exactly what happens to me 😂😂 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧙‍♀️🖤🧙‍♀️ 4mo
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Gingerbikerchick
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My daughter gave it to me and insisted I read. She‘s in school for a Sociology Degree. I definitely felt like I could sit in a sociology class and have long discussions about this and possible outcomes. It also reminded me of where some people may develop global theories such as those that uprised during the pandemic. Descriptive and unique writing, distinctive imagery and very thought provoking. Curious now how the show is and how it concludes

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Off to the ballet. #PraiseBe 📖🩰

KristiAhlers Oh how awesome. I adore the ballet 🩰 5mo
IndoorDame I love that this is a ballet! I bet it suits really well! 5mo
LeahBergen How was it? I was thinking of going! 5mo
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aperfectmjk
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Mehso-so

Finished my first #trappedonanisland book. I wish I could say I loved it, but that would be a lie. I think the issue is that this doesn't make for a good audiobook. I have this marked to actually go back and read the book. I do this sometimes with certain books. Sometimes the narrative lacks dialogue and I lose interest.

@HeathHof

TheBookHippie I read it when it came out and just devoured it. (hard to believe I am this old) I reread it recently and was like MEH... then I read the graphic novel and loved it! Ha.. 5mo
Ruthiella I am also old enough to have read it when it first came out and I reread it when The Testaments came out and for me it held up 30 some years later. 5mo
Tove_Reads I didn‘t care for it at all. 5mo
IndoorDame I first read it in the late 90s (which I guess gives you an idea of how old I am) and loved it! And reread it recently and found there were parts that didn‘t hold up. But despite that it remains one of my favorites, along with the GN which is amazing! 5mo
HeathHof Awe bummer! I really enjoyed the physical book. Atleast you can cross it off the Ole TBR. 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Many would be familiar with the novel, and for those who haven‘t read the original text, (ahem, like me) would also have some passing knowledge of it, especially after the much publicised Hulu adaptation. I thought this graphic novel take by Renée Nault is a nice cheat for me to tick off my TBR list. The artwork cleverly uses colours and visual symbols to give an unsettling feeling. I could follow the story, so ⬇️

erzascarletbookgasm ….I guess the essence of it is maintained. But I did find difficulty in telling apart the Handmaids, and their red uniforms seem a little too glamorous, alluring. 🤷‍♀️ But go read it, see if it‘s a great companion to the original story. (edited) 5mo
KathyWheeler I‘ve read both and felt the graphic novel did a good job with preserving the intent of the book. 5mo
batsy I haven't read this yet, either! 5mo
MrsK I read THT when it was as first released. I only watched the first few episodes of the series. This looks very interesting though. I‘ll give it a look. Thanks 😊 5mo
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SusanLee
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Eggs Great choice 👏🏻 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent choice! So sad 💔 5mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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LibrarianRyan Ok, I think I love this. 6mo
Leftcoastzen 😂👏 6mo
Chrissyreadit Ha!!!! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Also, I‘m sharing on IG…. Hope you don‘t mind! 5mo
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Blueberry
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Fooled you bookstore! 😆
I read them all but one and the top left one I can't identity.

@NataliePatalie

kbibliophilific That‘s funny! 1984 grabbed my attention first. It was a required high school read for me…. 6mo
Literary_Siren Top left is an illustrated and interactive version of The Secret Garden. I‘ve been collecting these editions as they come out because they‘re so much fun! The ISBN is 978-0-06-269257-3 if you want to get a closer look on Amazon or B&N. I got my editions at BAM. 🥰 6mo
Blueberry @Literary_Siren ooh, those are pretty books. 6mo
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Liz_M Which Ishiguro is on the top right? 6mo
Blueberry @Liz_M Never Let Me Go. I hated it. 6mo
AmyK1 I believe top left is The Secret Garden (edited) 6mo
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TieDyeDude
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Sorry, not feeling too celebratory towards independence this year #usindependenceday #julyjam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Julsmarshall Same. 7mo
JamieArc I appreciate this post. 7mo
slategreyskies Agreed. 7mo
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bunneeboy
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The perfect time to read this one.
Brutal and poetic.

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LeaKell
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This book sat on my chest and clouded my days. I had a hard time leaving the world Ms. Atwood created once I put the book down. Everyone should read this haunted and depressing book. Mayday

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Branwen
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Damn, I really picked the wrong time to read this graphic novel. It hits especially hard this week. 💔🤬 But, I am really curious to see how the graphic novel holds up to the book.

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SusanLee
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#bookmoods #madeyoumad @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
This book doesn‘t require any introduction, nuff said…

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻 7mo
Eggs 💔📖👏🏻 7mo
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archaeolibrarianologist
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SomedayAlmost
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“We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” -Atwood. The ominous tone of this story of women valued only for their fertility is frighteningly appropriate! Anyone who can get pregnant in America lost today. People of color and poor folks will of course pay the highest price. Rape survivors will be re-victimized when forced to carry their rapist‘s child. Women will die. Welcome to America. #firstlinefridays #reproductivehealthcare

Leftcoastzen Dark day,thanks for posting. 8mo
sprainedbrain 💔 7mo
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tournevis
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This is hysterically funny only because it's so sad. Watch Margaret Atwood take a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of her novel.

Video: https://youtu.be/zpsMsAMY4eM
Article: https://boingboing.net/2022/05/25/watch-margaret-atwood-take-a-flamethrower-to-a...

TheKidUpstairs Sometimes you have to laugh so you don't cry! 8mo
Jaimelire Love her! 8mo
tournevis @Jaimelire Me too! 8mo
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Oryx
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This is clever. Plus MA with a flamethrower? Yes 👍

Karisa 😂💗💗💗 9mo
Aims42 I got chills watching the video!!! Loved it!!! 9mo
squirrelbrain Love this! ❤️ 9mo
tournevis Good, you saw it too! 8mo
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Bookish_Gal
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What a contradiction; Women are protected. Women are vessels. Women are safe. Women are for breeding… I found myself thinking back and forth from sounds alright to sounds restricting. Kinda see todays relevance; govt. controlling women‘s bodies. Even with the odd writing, it was near impossible to put down. Offred‘s story hurt most when she reminisced the before yet stayed the Handmaid. So indoctrinated herself. Incredible it was published 1985

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Bookish_Gal
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Had to dig this book up because of where the US appears to be headed. It‘s startling to think this book was written on 1985 for a period in 2005. The book feels likes it‘s own contradiction; women are more protected, yet their only viable to the world as long as they can make babies. Still feeling it out, but very gripping either way

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brittanybooks
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This was a must read given what is going on in the US. Amazing! Frighteningly real. #book67of2022

LikelyLibrarian I reread this recently and found I appreciated it as much, if not more, that the first time. You‘re right. It‘s definitely relevant. It‘s also literary and filled with internal dialogue, so I understand why some readers might not enjoy it. I think THT is a better book, but the sequel, The Testaments, is probably more popular; the story is more “exciting.” 9mo
brittanybooks @LikelyLibrarian I loved the internal dialogue but like you said that may not be the biggest crowd pleaser. The reader for the audiobook was incredible- a very aunt Lydia voice as I‘ve always imagined it. I‘m very excited to read The Testaments soon!! 9mo
melmes I read this for my English class and it blew me away. Such an interesting aspect on how the world can look like if turany and religion prevales at least in my opinion. I liked it 9mo
humouress I got the internal dialogue and the fact that nothing much happened in the story because, quite simply, nothing much happened in her life, but everyone was miserable and getting out of the situation seemed hopeless. I need me at least the hope of a HEA. I get the relevancy too; maybe that just makes it worse? 9mo
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BooksNBowls ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻 9mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Amazon bestsellers in the category Censorship today.Gee, I wonder what‘s on a lot of peoples minds?

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TheBookHippie
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Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏 9mo
Bookwormjillk Scary times. Never thought I‘d see this. 9mo
sprainedbrain All of this. 🙌🏼 9mo
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paperwitchs Usually think atwood is the epitome of white feminism, but I agree here 9mo
mrp27 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I‘m not shocked but entirely shocked at the same time. 9mo
GingerAntics I love the way she words this. 9mo
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I saw it coming, but still...WTF
I've said it before...elections have consequences.

EKonrad Feeling sick about this. And hopeless. 😢 9mo
DGRachel I have no words. A lot of rage and sadness but no words. 9mo
Karisa Yeah, 😢😭 9mo
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Sparklemn Ugh. I don't know what to say, either. 😖 9mo
BarbaraBB I think you mean the abortion rights? It made the headlines where I live. It is like going back in time 🤯 9mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB Yeah. It's unreal. 9mo
TrishB Just been reading about it 💔 as @BarbaraBB says, it‘s going backwards. 9mo
Bklover Unbelievable. 9mo
Christine 💔 9mo
batsy I saw my twitter tl this morning, just full of Americans in anguish 😟 9mo
Leftcoastzen Sickening.💔 9mo
Branwen I'm just...so upset and terrified over this. 💔 9mo
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humouress
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

Reading this for book club. 1/5 way through. Told in 1st person by a character after some upheaval in recent history which has reassigned everyone's roles and women are dressed accordingly - but haven't discovered what yet. Her flashbacks to her previous life seem muddled.
I wouldn't want to be in her position but she seems to bear it; still not quite sure how she fits into the society.

humouress Not enjoying this a lot. Everyone seems miserable in their new roles but they‘re all to scared someone else will snitch if they break away. The protagonist seems to have had a child taken away from her; brings back feelings about kids we knew who died too young 🙁 10mo
humouress Almost halfway through. Finding it very slow. 10mo
humouress So far (2/3 point) this is a story of one woman‘s position in this new society in a dystopian future country now called Gilead (USA of old) and, in disjointed flashbacks, the journey she took/ was forced on to get there. It is, so far, a story of hopelessness but it looks like any other woman or even man, even those in higher positions of authority, are equally hopeless and unhappy. Bleak. (edited) 10mo
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humouress I appreciate that this book is a modern classic with important things to say but nothing happens beyond the recounting of Offred‘s (she no longer bears her own name but is ‘of Fred‘) journey until past the halfway point and then it is only small evidences of other people‘s humanity in spite of their (very real) fear of the system which keeps everyone locked rigidly in their places. Gritting teeth & reading on … 10mo
humouress I should have said: her position in this society, where the viable birth rate has fallen below replacement level, is a walking womb. Women cannot earn, hold property etc but are deemed wife, housekeeper or concubine. Reading, chatting and such frivolous pursuits are no longer allowed. 10mo
humouress A dystopian future of a world that diverged from ours when the protagonist‘s mum was young, about half a century or more ago, in ~ 60s or 70s. The world she grew up in was already different from ours, with restrictive government and radiation/ chemical poisoning 10mo
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MarshmallowAdventures
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A stunning piece of speculative fiction, the familiarity of the society within the novel is unnerving when paired with the shocking actions and ideologies the people within Gilead had grown accustomed to.

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Sharv_Sona
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I finished this book on Thursday, but forgot to post a review, and the internet was down yesterday so I could post it then either. Either way, I enjoyed this book a lot. I mean it. I unfortunately didn‘t have the second book with me, and so I read (and finished) another book, but now I have the second book! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars.

Just one more thing:
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

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breng_pbs
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Mehso-so

Interesting read

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Sharv_Sona
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And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

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Sharv_Sona
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Humanity is so adaptable, my mother would say. Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.

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Sharv_Sona
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Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some.

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AliD73
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It took me a while to read this because it was so intense and dark, I had to take several breaks from it. I‘m glad I read it, though. It‘s brilliantly written; Margaret Atwood draws the reader in from page one. This book made me wonder if something like this could really happen. It isn‘t so far fetched. Don‘t read this at a time when you‘re stressed, anxious, angry, or feeling sad; this is not a relaxing or uplifting story. Highly recommended.

StaceGhost What a fantastic cover 11mo
AliD73 @StaceGhost It‘s from The Folio Society. All their editions are beautiful. 11mo
StaceGhost @AliD73 I feel like I should‘ve known lol I love all their editions too 11mo
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CuriousG I have this Folio Society edition too! 11mo
AliD73 @StaceGhost Me too. I buy as many of their editions as I can. They are a bit pricey, but worth every penny. 11mo
AliD73 @CuriousG it really is such a beautiful edition, isn‘t it? I‘ve been buying books from the Folio Society for years. 11mo
CuriousG @AliD73 It is my first Folio Society book (gift from my husband), but I have SO many on my list of ones I want! 11mo
AliD73 @CuriousG Me too! They just released an edition of The Bell Jar that I want, and I want their edition of The Color Purple too. 11mo
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