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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
From the Booker Prizewinning author of Oryx and Crake, the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaids Tale. Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Village VoiceIn a world driven by shadowy, corrupt corporations and the uncontrolled development of new, gene-spliced life forms, a man-made pandemic occurs, obliterating human life. Two people find they have unexpectedly survived: Ren, a young dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails (the cleanest dirty girls in town), and Toby, solitary and determined, who has barricaded herself inside a luxurious spa, watching and waiting. The women have to decide on their next move--they cant stay hidden forever. But is anyone else out there?From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Kentheten
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Made the mistake of picking up Year of the Flood before her first novel. I‘m biased because I love the author, but the story telling was easy to delve into. Used her common method of flashbacks, included a bit of vulgarity I respect. I tended to skip over the breaks between characters with Adams sermons, but I‘d recommend this to anyone that appreciates a good dystopian novel. 8/10

ImperfectCJ I love this trilogy, and it always seemed like the books could be read out of order. What a cool (if accidental) chance to try that out! 1w
Kentheten I had no idea there was a first until after I read it, I like that her books work independently as well as intertwine. Excited to read the first! (edited) 1w
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catsuit_mango
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I managed to finish Rosewater yesterday night and this means I'm only travelling with ebooks for the long weekend ahead. :) starting this one soon... And seeing the Tolkien exhibition in Paris :) #vendredilecture

Sace Sounds fun! 3mo
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JillR
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The second in the trilogy, this follows the Gardeners - a group, or cult - trying to survive in the strange world first described in O&C. I didn‘t enjoy this as much as O&C; it was more about the characters, less of the world building. Still, I enjoyed how it runs alongside O&C and how the ending flows on from the ending in the first book, leaving me intrigued as to how the story will play out in the final book, MaddAdam.

Joyfulmimi I am going to try these for something different. Thanks 5mo
JillR @joyfulmimi I wasn‘t entirely sold by the end of the first book but the series is growing on me. Hope you enjoy :) 5mo
Joyfulmimi Thanks 5mo
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According to Goodreads, it‘s been 2 years since I finished Oryx and Crake. No idea why I didn‘t get to this one soon...it was awesome.

Atwood is a fantastic writer (not news, I know). This is the perfect dystopian for me. Scary because it seems like a possible future for us. Excellent characters, a grown up storyline, humor, and non-stop action.

Highly recommend the audio, as it made Adam One‘s preachiness bearable-with fun songs! 😆

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I need to finish the 3rd book, and it's been years since I picked up these as well. I better get on it. 😊 5mo
Rachel_nyc I loved this series! 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Aw, I liked Adam One! This was definitely my favorite of the trilogy. 5mo
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sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly I liked him too! I saw a few reviews where people thought his parts were too preachy, but they didn‘t bother me and they all ended with a fun song. 😂 (edited) 5mo
rwmg There is an album of the Songs of God's Gardeners: https://open.spotify.com/album/44EjfPbizua6IC1LkQSWhw?si=7WkKIYcPSKKpFS948jVXog 5mo
sprainedbrain @rwmg omg. 😂 it‘s on Apple Music too. (edited) 5mo
4thhouseontheleft This was my favorite of the trilogy! 5mo
Liz_M Definitely the best of the three. And I thought MaddAdam was too redundant. I loved the audiobook of these, for the songs! 5mo
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Oryx
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It's raining so hard I can't hear my audiobook, which fittingly is The Year of the Flood. Lovely British summer.

Emilymdxn Omg I got stuck in this rain earlier! This summer is wild it‘s ridiculous. Then apparently we‘re getting a massive heat wave next week? 6mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant pic 6mo
julesG Great picture! 6mo
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Oryx @Emilymdxn it was torrential! It's a really weird summer 6mo
LibrarianRyan Id take your rain. We have a heat wave here. When i got out of my car this morning it was 89F. I'm sure its in the upper 90s now. I'll find out in about 10 minutes. 6mo
bookishbitch I loved that trilogy! 6mo
Oryx @bookishbitch I love it too. Doing a reread on audiobook. 6mo
Oryx @LibrarianRyan yeah I think I'd prefer rain to so hot! 6mo
Oryx @julesG @Cathythoughts thanks! 😃 6mo
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I made the mistake of picking up this book before Oryx and Crake, not realizing it was part of a trilogy. Also, the passages written by Adam One I just couldn't stomach. I felt like I was glimpsing an alternate reality, which made me uncomfortable, because in a strange way it is possible. Otherwise, the story was engaging and fascinating. Toby and Ren make for interesting narrators. #recentlyread #nospoilers #sciencefiction #dystopian #matwood

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Kathrin
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#booked2019 #clifi

Covering roughly the same timeframe as the first book of the series, we are now following Toby and Ren and slowly are discovering overlaps and conbections to the first book.

I need to pick up the last book quickly, because I have forgotten so much of the first book and I am sure I didn't see many of the overlaps.

Cinfhen Please remember to tag us 😊 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I really like the Maddadam Trilogy, especially this one. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m going to read the first one for my #clifi pick. Great job! 8mo
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#booked2019
For my clifi category i chose this excellent book which expands on the story begun in oryx and crake with the story of how 2 women, drawn into the semi religious environmental group 'gardeners' experience the disaster caused by corprations experimenting with the gene pool of animals, humans and plants. I had forgotten much of bk 1 but having recapped was totally absorbed in the world very quickly in a thrilling read. Maddadam awaits.

Blaire This is my pick for this prompt as well. 8mo
rwmg Did you know Youtube and Spotify have the Hymnbook of God's Gardeners? 8mo
andrew61 @Blaire i think the trilogy as a whole fits in well - look forward to seeing your comments ☺ 8mo
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andrew61 @rwmg thanks, I'll look it up. 8mo
Blaire @andrew61 I was glad to see you enjoyed it despite not having remembered much of book 1, because I read book 1 ages ago and will def have to Wikipedia a synopsis before starting this one. 8mo
Kathrin It was the same for me. I forgot so much from the first book and now I can't wait to pick up the final one.

I think I enjoyed this one actually more than the first book, which is unusual, because most of the time I find the second book in trilogies the weakest.
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andrew61 @Kathrin yes i felt it worked as a stand alone but liked how the end tied the two stories together. Definitely looking forward to finishing the trilogy. 8mo
andrew61 @Blaire yes i ended up on Wikipedia ☺ 8mo
Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed!!! 8mo
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Kathrin
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Written in 2009.

#clifi #booked2019

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andrew61
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I'd put off the 2nd in this series despite being on my shelf so decided to read for clifi + what a joy, im struggling to put it down but luckily today i am waiting around at work. This speech sums up what is happening to our world today as 'ours is a fall into greed. Why do we think everything on earth belongs to us..' parodying religion with skill her ideas on climate are spot on.
#booked2019 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

mcctrish I have the third and I‘ve hung onto it for ages and seem to be ‘saving‘ it, best to just get reading 8mo
Cinfhen Oh good!!!! There‘s been mixed reviews on this book, so I‘m glad you‘re enjoying 😄 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oooh! I‘m reading the first one in the trilogy for my clifi prompt. She‘s awesome. 8mo
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TheKidUpstairs This was my favourite of the trilogy, I think. Happy Reading! 8mo
andrew61 @mcctrish yes that always happens, you leave a book and then wonder why when eventually get to it 8mo
andrew61 @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes she is great. I suspect there will be few of the trilogy chosen in this category ☺ 8mo
andrew61 @Cinfhen yes so far so good ☺ 8mo
readordierachel Love Atwood and this trilogy 👍🏼 8mo
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Kathrin
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It is already mid May and I feel like I am way behind on the Spring reading for #booked2019 ... HELP!!

I already know what I want to read for #cli-fi and #featuresmusician, but I am still completely clueless for #socialmediafocus and #foodbeveragecover. Any input you have is more than welcome!

RealLifeReading And I was considering reading this for social media 8mo
Kathrin @RealLifeReading I have tried to read that one a while ago and bailed on it... But I think the problem was, that I first saw the movie and the book wasn't better. 8mo
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Kathrin @RealLifeReading I keep this one in mind. For July @litsybookclub has Sourdough on the reading list, so technically it wouldn't fit into the Spring reading quarter, but I might pull it ahead and do “double duty“ with it.
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LiteraryinLititz Have you read Sourdough? That was a quirky and fun read. 8mo
Kathrin @LiteraryinLititz No, I have not... but I went make to some notes that I made earlier this year and Sourdough was a contender back then as well. 8mo
Cinfhen Let me look through and see what others read and I‘ll share back with you!! For Food Or Beverage I read this memoir and LOVED it 8mo
Cinfhen I wanted to read this one for SM but I couldn‘t find it overseas 8mo
Kathrin @Cinfhen Oh, that one sounds good. I had this a little on the radar, but didn't connect it for the challenge. 8mo
Kathrin @Cinfhen I havent' heard about the #metoo and Parkland books... Have to look into them. Thanks for the recommendations!! 8mo
Cinfhen I alternated between book and audio for the Gabrielle Union book and both formats were fantastic 8mo
tjwill For social media, I read and liked 8mo
Kathrin @tjwill Thanks for the recommendation!! 8mo
mhillis Last year I read this book with social media 8mo
Kathrin @mhillis Thanks... I will look into this one! 🤓 🤓 🤓 8mo
WanderingBookaneer @Cinfhen : I read Parkland and didn‘t even consider it for this prompt. If Parkland counts as Social Media Focus, I‘m done with Spring! 8mo
Cinfhen Woohoo @WanderingBookaneer Way to go🙌🏻‼️🎉🎉 I‘m just tagging my cohosts so they now who‘s boss 😘😘 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 8mo
Kathrin @WanderingBookaneer 👏👏👏👏👏 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m currently reading this one for social media focus and like it so far! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage For food / beverage, I‘d suggest also going back to books you‘ve read already this year. I just realized one I wasn‘t going to count for any challenges had some food on the cover. Which is awesome because I‘m super behind on my challenges! 8mo
Kathrin @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, I agree... every now and then I find read books that fit challenges. 8mo
Kathrin @4thhouseontheleft Do you like it? You are second person recommending it. 8mo
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Vocalities
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I really loved Oryx and Crake. Let's see how this is.

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SheilaChew
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The last few days I‘ve been reading on a cruise ship! 🚢 Thus was in Ensenada, Mexico. I‘m home now - trying to finish this book. Having a great spring break! #teachersoflitsy

Slajaunie Hope you had a fabulous trip! I love cruising. 9mo
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huntersmom1977
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This book made me think long and hard that God forbid if ever a plague were to wipe out the human race, that the ones who remain will hopefully know what to do to survive
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Lcsmcat Excellent choice! 11mo
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@CouronneDhiver @hermyknee here's the answer to your question! We brought home a sweet 3 year old girl today. Looks like we're gonna name her Toby, after the character from Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam series. She has a sneeze that were going to have to keep an eye on, and if it doesn't clear up soon, looks like we'll be going to the vet for possible kennel cold issue. So fingers crossed it isn't anything major!

CoffeeNBooks Awww, sweet kitty! 😺 11mo
hermyknee 🥰😍😍 11mo
BookishMarginalia What a cutie! Congratulations! 11mo
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FlowerFairy 🥰🥰🥰 11mo
TheSpineView So cute!❤🐾 11mo
Stacy_31 Adorable! Congrats!! 11mo
CouronneDhiver Awww. She‘s lovely! I hope she‘ll be making lots of appearances alongside our other #CatsOfLitsy 11mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Lcsmcat
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Which Atwood book to recommend for #adventrecommends! I love them all. But since Handmaid‘s Tale (my 1st Atwood) gets so much attention, I decided to go with the middle volume of the MaddAddam trilogy. Read it. Read them all. Read everything Atwood writes! @emilyrose_x

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Billypar
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#NoFemmeber If you're a fan of literary fiction, and not familiar with Margaret Atwood, you must be living #underarock 😉 She's a favorite book celebrity of mine- I remember waiting to hear her give a talk in a line that stretched around the block, and Salman Rushdie walked by, and smiled at us (at the Brooklyn Book Fest, not a random coincidence). Waxahatchee's celebrity is rising--if you don't know them yet, meet your next favorite band! 🤝

britt_brooke What a cool memory! 1y
Cinfhen Nice!!! Need to listen to this tune 🎶 1y
LeahBergen Cool! 1y
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Gramworth
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If anyone is wondering what to listen to while reading Margaret Atwood, I would suggest Dark & Stormy - a Spotify playlist. It goes great with The Year of the Flood.

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Lexeegee
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Given the current weather patterns central Oklahoma, I took this may be an appropriate read.

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Smangela
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I liked this follow-up to Oryx and Crake so much more. Perhaps because I already had figured out some of the ins & outs of this dystopian, perhaps because I didn‘t listen on audio to a narrator whose voice kind of freaked me out, perhaps because the main characters were women?

Not sure, but either way, a success.

This is not your YA Dystopian, friends, this is a world that will sicken you and scare you. & we should all read it. #24in48 #1down

CoffeeNBooks I have all 3 books of the MaddAddam series, but I've only read Oryx & Crake. I love Margaret Atwood, and have read a few of her books. 2y
2BR02B @CoffeeNBooks Same here. I want to continue the series, but I think I may need to read Oryx & Crake first. 2y
Gezemice This is an amazing series. 2y
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Smangela @CoffeeNBooks @2BR02B I requested book three from the library yesterday 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 but I need to read it right away! Hahah 2y
Smangela @Gezemice it really is! I‘m glad I started Atwood with this series - it can be tough to read but it‘s so worth it. 2y
Gezemice @Smangela I am on a mission to read all her works. She is amazing but you gotta leave some time in-between books, they are very powerful. Next up for me is Alias Grace. 2y
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Smangela
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I‘m having a much better time tracking by hand on this go-around!

Only 30 pages left of The Year of the Flood.

I put myself on a library ban... but now I might need to go get the third one immediaty🤫

#24in48

abbiereadsbooks Ooohhh tracking your progress is such a good idea! This is my first time doing 24 in 48 and I've just been tracking my total time read. 2y
Smangela @abbiereadsbooks yes! This is my first time tracking this way (I‘ve only fully participated in one other readathon, to be fair) but it made so much more sense to my brain than using my phone‘s timer 🤗 2y
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Smangela
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Morning errands DONE. Now nap time commences and I‘m giving myself freedom to read for a little while and then switch to audio so I can multi-task and clean!
The #24in48readathon #hour12 prompt is particularly fitting for my current read. Expanded world view or changed the way you look at something.

The MaddAddam trilogy is a slap in the face with reality... or warning rather. Set in a future that sounds alarmingly possible it made me...⤵️⤵️

Smangela Rethink my carbon footprint, rethink my compassion, rethink the food I‘m eating, the things we buy into... the army being run by Corporation? Terrifying. Atwood is a genius basically, these are terrifying to read and so important and also, somehow hopeful. 2y
sdbruening Great bookmark 😉 2y
Smangela @sdbruening 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 🙂 2y
cassandraolea422 I have the same book mark 14mo
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Smangela
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First up, my#25in48 #stack not shown, Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks that I got a free download of on the @penguinusa Volumes app so I figured, I‘d give it a go! I‘m also reading Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris with my hubby, but we aren‘t doing much traveling this weekend.

I may also switch to Agatha Christie‘s Secret Notebooks if I get bored, but I‘m in the thick of The Year of The Flood so I‘m not sure what will happen 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Smangela
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Litten Librarians.... am I the worst? I finally started reading this this week because I realized how long I‘ve had it and how absurd that is. BUT I can‘t renew it for further than the 14th 😩 do I go in and ask the library to check it in and check it back out? Are they gonna put me on a list of ridiculous library check out patrons??? 😬😬😬

What do I do??

wanderinglynn Any chance you can finish it by the 14th? 2y
LibrarianRyan Go in and check it in. Unless it's a new book you should be able to check it out again. You can even tell the desk attendant that and they can look if there is someone on the waiting list. 2y
JamieArc Wow! Your library is generous. My library system only allows 2 renewals, even if there isn‘t a hold on the book! 2y
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Eyelit What @JamieArc said! 😄 I‘m jealous that you can renew more than 2 times. I also agree with @LibrarianRyan - just ask them to check it out again 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa My library limits renewals to 3 times, and then only if there are no holds. So I‘m going to say, no one else is really looking for it, so go for it! 2y
Smangela @wanderinglynn I don‘t think so 😩 Margaret Atwood for some reason I can‘t read quickly - she takes me longer than others 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Smangela @LibrarianRyan that‘s what I was thinking! There isn‘t a hold on it or it would say that so I‘m hoping they don‘t care and let me check it out again 😄😄 2y
Smangela @JamieArc they‘re the BEST. Cuyahoga County Library In OH. Seriously I‘m spoiled lol 2y
Smangela @Eyelit 😅😅😅 what a relief! I‘ll stop in today! 2y
Smangela @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can‘t sing praises for my library enough. Even though I obviously need to make myself stop checking out so many books and read off mount TBR LOL 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Smangela I say the same thing often, but I‘m very bad at it.🤷‍♀️ 2y
SandyW I can't imagine hanging on to a book that long, a-I wouldn't want to (cookbooks excepted), and b-my library wouldn't let me! Like @JamieArc and @Eyelit , my library only allows 2 renewals. 2y
TheWordJar Another jealous “3 renewal only” Litten here! 😂 I bet they‘ll gladly check it back out to you and love that you check out so many books! As my children groan when I bring my bag of books to the checkout counter, in addition to getting the usual 10+ on hold (we‘re a homeschooling family of bookworms), our librarian just laughs and says she loves to see families like ours! (I have to remind myself they don‘t judge if you don‘t read everything!) 2y
Smangela @SandyW I go through these spurts where like a bunch of books come up at once and THEN I‘m a mood reader so my plans never work out like I think🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I must admit this is the longest I‘ve ever had one lol but I think I‘m getting it under control now 😂😂 2y
Smangela @TheWordJar that‘s a great point! I always return if I haven‘t read it‘s come up on someone‘s hold lol so I figure that‘s good Library etiquette 😂 2y
Weaponxgirl My library has self service machines so I never feel bad just returning and getting it out again as no one can judge me 2y
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Smangela
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Just finished up Mysterious Affair at Styles last night (I loved it, duh, it‘s Agatha Christie).

Now on to this baby, which I‘ve had out from the library for far too long.

Turns out May and June were slumpy months and July is shaping up to be a real humdinger.

I have such mixed feelings about the series but am compelled to finish it!

What are your thoughts on MaddAddam?

heikemarie I adored this series. 2y
Smangela @heikemarie I started Oryx and Crake on audio and had a hard time with it that way, but reading the print book it really captures my attention. But they‘re almost like a car accident, gruesome but I can‘t look away? 2y
heikemarie @Smangela I think it would have been too jarring to hear aloud. You‘re right, it‘s like a trainwreck! I thought it executed the concept brilliantly. (edited) 2y
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Reagan I love them! I had no idea what to expect, they were my first Atwood books. 2y
Smangela @Reagan-reads yes! My first as well! The next Atwood I plan to read is 2y
Reagan Handmaid‘s Tale is fantastic! I bought Alias Grace last year and that will be my next one. I could not get into Bodily Harm. 2y
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Anneblythe
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I've got new cool bookmarks, all thanks to @penspencilspapers

💕💕💕

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hanseatic
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Again a Margaret Atwood book that led to nightmares, which probably speaks for Atwoods remarkable writing skills. I wasn't too sure about the religious themes in this book and could have done without the hymns, but overall found the other perspective on the MaddAddam world very interesting. Loved the characters, especially Toby.

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Well...

SqueakyChu I started reading Oryx and Crake, but bailed on that book. The Year of the Flood was recommended to me. Does this book work as a stand-alone novel? If so, I might give it a go. 2y
hanseatic @SqueakyChu The books do work as standalone novels, although having read Oryx and Crake before helped me understand a lot in this book. I guess if you bailed on O&C, I am not sure you would like this one either. I find them quite similar in a lot of ways (and did like O&C a lot) 2y
SqueakyChu @hanseatic Thanks! Maybe I‘ll try O&C again at a later date. 2y
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hanseatic
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"We're using up earth. It's almost gone."
These are the thoughts that keep me awake at night.

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hanseatic
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Now up, part 2 of the MaddAddam trilogy.

Shaaaannnn My favorite one of the three! Enjoy :) 2y
hanseatic @Shaaaannnn thanks, already enjoying it a lot! 2y
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1. I am attracted to covers but I wouldn‘t buy a book without reading the blurb. I did love the cover of my edition of the tagged book though. The whole series had great covers. 2. Hell yeah! On my balcony with a glass of champagne. I stop reading anywhere. 3. I only use bookmarks in the books I borrow off anal friends. I am very rough on my books. I fold pages and read them everywhere including in my spa. @SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Reading anywhere is a good choice...I think I do that, but I love being on my porch in the summer. Ouch that you fold over the pages. 2y
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Finished while on vacation and left behind at my sister‘s place cuz it belongs to her.

I enjoyed this sequel to Oryx and Crake although upon reading an O&C synopsis I realized I‘d forgotten basically that entire book besides the pigoons. A very bleak sf novel set in a near future of rampant climate change, corporate control, privatization, and genetic tampering. I wish I could say I find Atwood‘s future too pessimistic.

myers85 Nice review. Atwood writes great SF even if she doesn't admit that it is SF! 2y
twohectobooks @myers85 thanks! I have just a giant eye roll in response to comments from an old lady who clearly has a poor grasp on sf as a genre. This was BLATANTLY an sf novel lol. She is definitely kidding herself if she still thinks that her work is somehow outside or superior to the genre. 2y
myers85 @twohectobooks exactly! I don't see how she can argue it and its nothing to be ashamed of - some of the great works of literature are sci-fi 2y
Gezemice I loved this entire series. And yes, all her work is scary because she does not put anything in it that has not already been invented/done. She just takes it to its terrible conclusion. 2y
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I really enjoyed listening to this one. I‘m he different narrators really worked & it was so interesting to see the world beyond the compounds before the crisis & the different survivors after. Toby is my fave-she is just badass. Can‘t wait for the last audiobook hold to come in!

Clare-Dragonfly I loved Toby! 2y
Redjewel_7734 @Clare-Dragonfly 🙌🏻 She‘s the best! 2y
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Amanda said if you want people to leave you alone you should act crazy.

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First #vacationread. Jumping right into this over a decade after reading the first book in the trilogy. We‘ll see how that works out for me.

Gezemice I loved the whole series. This one is pretty much parallel to the first one though so it is pretty much independent. The third builds on the first two, however. 2y
twohectobooks @Gezemice I‘ve had lots of reading time today so I‘m over a hundred pages in and I haven‘t really noticed any crossover between the two, so that‘s good! Guess I‘ll have to read a synopsis or something before the third one. 2y
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Christyco125
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Pickpick

There was just enough world building in the first one that it to make it hard to start this series in the middle. However, the time frame for these is hard to calculate. I thought the first one was over a few years. Now I‘m thinking it was only a few weeks. I still loving this story line though. #2018christyread

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Confronted by too much emptiness..., the brain invents. Loneliness creates company as thirst creates water. How many sailors have been wrecked in pursuit of islands that were merely a shimmering?

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Book 2/3 of the trilogy. I‘m super into it. I would like to briefly have Margaret Atwood‘s brain because yowza.

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CaitlinR
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Mehso-so

Second in the series. Doesn‘t hold a candle to Oryx and Crake, but the Gardeners, and their hymns, hold your interest and ... it‘s Atwood!

Ruthiella I think I liked the second almost more than the first one! I look forward to you thoughts on the third 😀 2y
CoffeeNBooks I've read Oryx and Crake, but I haven't gotten to this one or MaddAddam yet. 2y
CaitlinR @Ruthiella @CoffeeNBooks MaddAdam is next. I‘ve wanted to read the series for a long time. I read a lot of the early Atwood back in the day. 2y
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MayJasper Devoured 😱😨💀..... Run! 2y
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I guess you could say that Margaret Atwood is a #favoriteauthor. 😀 Not shown, but read, are the tagged book and The Edible Woman. #readingresolutions @Jess7

merelybookish Do you have a favorite? (Alias Grace and Cats Eye are mine) 2y
Lcsmcat @merelybookish It kind of feels like picking a favorite child, but Handmaid‘s Tale was the first Inread, so a sentimental favorite. And the whole MaddAddam trilogy, but especially Year of the Flood. 2y
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mrsh62010
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Ok so I'm not sure if Margaret Atwood had encountered a human being under 40 years old when she wrote this, but it seems like she hadn't. She's not great at writing young people. I know it came out in 2009, but the dialogue and characters are supposed to be in the future, and it was already dated back then. However, this is part 2 and I'm reading the trilogy, and I guess I'm on some kind of reading spree bc I finished it in a week. On to the next!

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"Like all Corp defectors, she thought she was the only one ever to have taken the momentous and heretical step of defying a Corp; and like all of them, she desperately wanted to be told what a good person she was."

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This is not specifically about this book, but it's the first library book I've gotten in quite a while, and man.... library books can get really filthy... 😷😖😲

queerbookreader My dad wipes down all the ones that have plastic or tape coverings with alcohol wipes. He wouldn't let me bring a comic book I got from the kids section into the house today until he sterilized it like that outside 😅 2y
BarbaraJean I have a germaphobe friend who will not read library books for this very reason! 2y
mrsh62010 @queerbookreader that sounds like me! I definitely cleaned the plastic cover they put on the hardcover. My older brother was my source for comic books, but he made me wash my hands before i could touch them! 😂 2y
mrsh62010 @BarbaraJean I don't blame them! 2y
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