Friday, February 3, 2017

Peek Inside - The Handmaid's Tale


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this --> I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good about ignoring them, other wise my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.


This week the book The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret  caught my eye.

The Handmaid's Tale

It Begins: 
We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.



On Page 56:
Is that how we lived, then? But we lived as usual. Everyone does, most of the time. Whatever is going on is as usual. Even this is as usual, now.


Verdict:
Everyone was talking about the book and there was a copy still on the shelf at the library so I picked it up.  Then I found Gather Together and Read's A Handmaid's Tale - A #Resistance Readalong and decided it was the perfect motivator for me to read this book.  

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