Nope, just couldn't.
Nope, just couldn't.
1. I teach high school kids with literacy issues. 2. 3 Frizzle Bantam chooks called Tom Tom (incorrectly named after a Star Wars character, Margarita (a bitch named by my step daughters after their father & my fav cocktail) & Stormy (Loves to be cuddled). 3. Literature. 4. Margaret has been a long time fav. 5. Journals. 6. Since I was ten. 7. Tea. Not a coffee drinker. I tried. Love the smell though. 8. Yes, in my Fav quotes journal. 9. Turquoise.
Wow, after 7 months of reading & rereading The Blind Assassin I finally finished it whilst tidying & cataloguing my bookshelves.
Wow, because the ending was unexpected. I have been thinking about these characters all day since I finished it. I miss them, as I usually do when I complete a book, but I'm replaying lines & conversations trying to put all of the pieces together. I think I'm going to have to read the last juicy quarter again!
Things to do....
Clear space for tree
Put up Christmas Tree
Prepare for my childs pre birthday, birthday dinner
Clean entire house for House inspection this Friday
Prepare both kits for work (balloons & face paint)
Help out at school Christmas event/concert this week
Clean cat box
The last leg of The Blind Assassin!
My number's coming up on the copy of this book from one Library Municipality, so luckily I am new member of a neighboring Municipality (after moving house recently I joined my new local library). So I can return the due one & keep reading!!
I must say, that after reading the first copy (clearly in very new condition) the second copy I've borrowed looks & feels quite well read.
I think I might have changed my views on old vs new books...
Ok, I've only got 2 weeks before this book is due back.
I've had it for 14 weeks and have only made it a 1/3 of the way through, although I must say, I'm really enjoying it and feel quite invested in the family story so far.
Now that I've come this far, I hope I can get through a decent chunk before Return Day!! But with Halloween looming I'm afraid my work will take my focus over the next 2 weeks.
I might consider a personal Atwood collection 😊
"Do I mean to say he didn't love her? Not at all. He loved her; in some ways he was devoted to her. But he couldn't reach her, and it was the same on her side. It was as if they'd drunk some fatal potion that would keep them forever apart, even though they lived in the same house, ate at the same table, slept in the same bed.
What would that be like-to long, to yearn for one who is right there before your eyes, day in and day out? I'll never know"
Ok, so I'm still reading this book, after 3 months
I feel like this might be my 4th time round. I got halfway through on audio but as it was getting good, I had many questions & I thought perhaps Id missed important details. So I began it again, on audio. It was suggested I read a physical copy to gain a better understanding so I'm doing that. I'm only 100 pages in & I'm taking notes this time. Yes, I'm getting it now, backed up 3rd time w/audio!
I listened to this on audio today for about 4 hours whilst I gave my bedroom a deep clean. I've been listening to it in short spurts for last 2 months & today I reached my renewal limit. I can see how just a few more chapters has changed my opinion of the book. Realizing I am not able to renew the audiobook tomorrow I just reserved a hard copy at my library. Can't wait to pick it up, I think I will enjoy reading it even more than listening to it
I'm 3.5 hours into this audiobook but it's just not grabbing me.
Have you read this and what do you think?
Should I keep going?
Only just a so-so (and I‘m being generous) due to me enjoying the chapters telling the history of sisters Iris and Laura. What I didn‘t enjoy at all were the chapters about the blind assassin (the story within the story) which I found tedious and for the most part, unnecessary. I feel this book could‘ve been great without these chapters, instead they made it rather tiresome. On a positive note, the narrator was very good ⭐️⭐️
Margaret Atwood is so well known - Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, environmental activist.. but I‘ve only read one of her book - Alias Grace (loved it). I hope to get to this soonish. This year. 🤞😁
Trying to stave off jetlag with sunshine and #audioknitting
Don't nap, don't nap
This is my third attempting at reading the tagged book. I've bailed twice in hardcopy, but getting on much better with the audio version
I can‘t resist today‘s deal from Audible which has great reviews from many of my Litsy favourites.
This is the last book in my #botmbacklog and then I will have read every BOTM I own. I‘ve been putting this one off because it intimidates me (started it once before and bailed). Anyone really like this read?
I‘m quickly coming to the conclusion that Margaret Atwood is not for me. I did, however, somewhat enjoy The Handmaid‘s Tale.
I‘m having a hard time getting into this book. When does it start making sense??
Though sometimes a bit tedious, overall a very clever and fulfilling read. It always fascinates me how intense Atwoods characters and settings are and how uncomfortable she can make me feel. It took me some time to get into the rhythm of the book and I feel it could have done with 200 pages less, but Atwoods brilliant use of language alone will make up for any difficulties.
I love this page and “Your face will look like a testicle.” 😂
What a great novel, and I only wish I had started reading Margaret Atwood sooner. Lots of catching up to do with her backlist! This is the third I‘ve read of hers.
Will be interested in how she does the Handmaid‘s Tale sequel!
This is a story of two sisters, and a novel within a novel, that makes you wonder what it means to be a #creator. A narrative told from one perspective never tells you the whole story and Atwood as a writer imaginatively digs into all the layers and complexity inherent within the concept. A frustrating but brilliant book.
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