Gone mad… Alias Grace * Margaret Atwood

Still on my first few chapters and I know I will love this book. "Gone mad is what they say, and sometimes Run mad, as if mad is a different direction, like west; as if mad is a different house you could step into, or a separate country entirely. But when you go mad you don't … Continue reading Gone mad… Alias Grace * Margaret Atwood

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Ain’t She Sweet * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Ain't She Sweet? Not exactly . . . The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But fifteen years have passed, and life has taught Sugar Beth … Continue reading Ain’t She Sweet * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

The handmaid of the title is Offred, one of the few fertile women in a totalitarian theocratic state. Offred serves the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. Every month she must have impersonal sex with the Commander until she becomes pregnant. Let’s just say this novel is not exactly fiction. The Handmaid's Tale is considered … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

About Falling in Love – The Handmaid’s tale

“Falling in love, we said; I fell for him. We were falling women. We believed in it, this downward motion: so lovely, like flying, and yet at the same time so dire, so extreme, so unlikely. God is love, they once said, but we reversed that, and love, like heaven, was always just around the … Continue reading About Falling in Love – The Handmaid’s tale

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun * Shakespeare Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And … Continue reading My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun * Shakespeare Sonnet 130

Dear Lord – The prayer from A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Following Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAdam, I decided to try another dystopian future book by Margaret Atwood. I picked A Handmaid's tale from the bookshelf and I can't put it down. Despair is interwoven with a strong desire to die. The handmaid is a captive, with no other purpose as … Continue reading Dear Lord – The prayer from A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Year of the Flood * Margaret Atwood * Book review

There is a specific thrill in picking up a book from Canadian best seller author Margaret Atwood which you know will be based in a dystopian future, an alegorical tale of things to be and how they could come to be. And I approached this book knowing the first part of the story - of … Continue reading Year of the Flood * Margaret Atwood * Book review

MaddAdam – Margaret Atwood Quote

Glenn used to say the reason you can’t really imagine yourself being dead was that as soon as you say, “I’ll be dead,” you’ve said the word I, and so you’re still alive inside the sentence. And that’s how people got the idea of the immortality of the soul — it was a consequence of … Continue reading MaddAdam – Margaret Atwood Quote

Spring Rain by Sara Teasdale * Poetry

As we know, the rainy seasons seem to come between the harsh coldness of winter and the swealtering heats of the summer. Last autumn, we found the perfect poem for the rainy weather - but while autumn rain is more like the undertaker, swiping away the dead leaves, filling the earth with sorrowful thoughts, spring … Continue reading Spring Rain by Sara Teasdale * Poetry