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February Reading Goals Update

I had two relatively small goals for February, both of which I accomplished. Let’s jump right in. 178 more words


Searching Saturday #4 - Authors with an A

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Amy Peterson is a von Neumann machine, a self-replicating humanoid robot. 352 more words


The Handmaid's Tale

Never has a book made me so angry as The Handmaid’s Tale. This isn’t even the first time I have read Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, it’s not even the second time I’ve read it and yet I can’t remember having such a strong reaction in my previous readings. 461 more words

“You could only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself. “

– Margaret Atwood


Re-Reading The Handmaid's Tale

When it was first published, The Handmaid’s Tale won both the Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke awards. Margaret Atwood, the writer, has called the work “speculative” rather than traditional science fiction. 1,613 more words

2017 Reading Syllabus

Breaking Free: Prisons in Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' and Sarah Waters's 'Affinity'

We must actively engage in releasing women from their physical and culturally constructed ‘prisons’ by re-creating their stories and finally giving them a voice, writes Jessamy Baldwin.

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Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale

First published over 30 years ago, The Handmaid’s Tale has never been out of print. The first person who read it in the spring of 1985 told the author, Margaret Atwood, “I think you’ve got something here”. 1,059 more words