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Prodigious Plugging and Extreme Excitement

So one of my best friends finally realized my influence and started her own blog. And because I am a benevolent overlord, I remember the little people and will invite you all to check out  162 more words

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

I was very excited when I first heard about the Hogarth Shakespeare project, where modern writers create novels inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. I’m a huge Margaret Atwood fan, so… 350 more words


The Handmaiden's Tale || I AM SHOOKETH

My reading this book had absolutely nothing with Hulu coming out with a show earlier this month. Watching the show was in no way because of how much the book shook my world and made me want to become a better woman and learn some marketable skills*. 1,622 more words

Opinion Pieces

The Handmaid's Tale—Margaret Atwood

Back cover text: “Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. 527 more words

Book Review

The Handmaid's Tale. Read it now.

I belong to an amazing book club of ten women, and we just finished reading and discussing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It was my first exposure to this iconic dystopian novel about the theocratic Republic of Gilead (formerly the United States), where fertile women have been enslaved for purposes of reproduction due to dramatically declining birth rates. 959 more words


"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

Ever since Donald Trump has become president of the United States interest in dystopian novels such as George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” or Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” has peaked. 2,552 more words

Film & Television

A Modern Classic: 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman

Every now and then you come across a book that feels like a modern classic.  It doesn’t happen often.  The only real example I can think of is when I encountered ‘ 602 more words

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