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What's In A Name?

I don’t know why, but I’ve always been fascinated by the meaning of names, and the significance of characters names in stories. They are often revealing of the character in ways we might not have understood until finishing and reflecting on the text. 603 more words

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Brenda O'Farrell: Atwood captivates at Hudson's StoryFest

Just when you think the only headlines coming out of Hudson contain bad news, StoryFest proves you wrong.

It happened Monday evening. I was among the 144 people who were treated to the expected wit and surprising warmth of Margaret Atwood. 216 more words

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite writers, there is something about the dystopian worlds she creates that draw me in and her description is so uncannily precise yet strange enough to create a slightly off-kilter image. 792 more words


To Be Read: The Library Books Edition

I read a BookRiot article yesterday on having too many things to read and how it can feel problematic, and even stressful. “The problems isn’t that I haven’t had time to read or that I’ve let myself get wrapped up in other hobbies, work, distractions, etc. 1,350 more words


The Importance of Made Up Maps

I’m currently making my way through Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imaginationa book devoted to, in large part, examining the history and psychology of science fiction as much as her own creation of it.   394 more words


The War Measures Act & The Year of the Flood

Used during the two World Wars, the War Measures Act was also put into place in response to the October Crisis in 1970, which involved the kidnappings and murders of government officials. 190 more words


Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Release Date: March 1996
Publisher: Anchor Books
Rating: Four out of five stars
Margaret Atwood’s nightmarish story of a totalitarian future will leave you very unsettled. 528 more words