September 12, 2014

Literature Meme: (2/10) Prose
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood

Set in the near future, in a totalitarian Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid’s Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency.

The story is presented from the point of view of a woman called Offred (literally Of-Fred).

The character is one of a class of individuals kept as concubines (“handmaids”) for reproductive purposes by the ruling class in an era of declining births due to sterility from pollution and sexually transmitted diseases.(x)

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September 7, 2014

(Source: sofiaisthere, via booksfrommyshelf)

8:49am
  
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September 7, 2014
paygeturner:

This overflowing (mostly alphabetical) bookcase is the pride and joy of my bedroom. 

paygeturner:

This overflowing (mostly alphabetical) bookcase is the pride and joy of my bedroom. 

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August 28, 2014

by patrickleger:
I was doing some work tonight and came across this piece that I never finished. Maybe I’ll come back to it later when I have some free time. 

by patrickleger:

I was doing some work tonight and came across this piece that I never finished. Maybe I’ll come back to it later when I have some free time. 

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12:28pm
  
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August 21, 2014
Ten Books Tag

aggressiveotp:

I was tagged by amakeshiftlibrary.

List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Then tag 10 more.

  1. East of Eden, by John…

Reblogging from my “personal” blog. 

12:29am
  
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August 16, 2014

durgapolashi:

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." JAMES BALDWIN

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August 12, 2014
asymmetricconstellations:

the musician booklover on Flickr.

asymmetricconstellations:

the musician booklover on Flickr.

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10:52am
  
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August 11, 2014
booksactually:

"Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever."— from Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

booksactually:

"Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever."

— from Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

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August 5, 2014

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6:17pm
  
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August 5, 2014
booksfrommyshelf:

Twenty Five (by kameron elisabeth)

booksfrommyshelf:

Twenty Five (by kameron elisabeth)