Long time no see! I have a pretty big backlog of book reviews to get through, so to try to prove that I haven’t died, here’s my review for Not My Father’s Son, by Alan Cumming. It Books was kind enough to send me a copy. Click on the link for my thoughts.
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)
This overflowing (mostly alphabetical) bookcase is the pride and joy of my bedroom.
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.
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.
- East of Eden, by John…
Reblogging from my “personal” blog.
"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
"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