Thoughts On: Character Looks

"Thoughts On" is a feature where I give my (often rambling) thoughts on a topic relevant to reading, literature, or the book business. To see previous topics, click here. I finally read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale last year, partly because the adaptation was coming out and partly because why hadn't I already read it? [...]

Top Ten: Books That Need a Sequel

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme was standalone books that need a sequel. I had a really hard time with this week's topic, y'all. The books I thought of first were either already part of a series or were so terrible that, even if I [...]

Top Ten: Books That Lived Up to Their Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme was books that lived up to their hype. Whether these books were hyped by friends, book blogs, or the press, they came with high expectations and delivered! Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates // The Da Vinci [...]

New to the Queue #8

Jamie of Perpetual Page Turner started this and I love it so I'm (politely) stealing it! I add a lot of stuff to my TBR list, my Netflix queue, and my library holds list. Here's stuff I want to actually seek out and consume right now. Stuff to Read Before We Sleep by Jeffrey Lent // The Fact [...]

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Handmaid's TaleAuthor: Margaret AtwoodRating: ★★★★Summary: Set in the near future, The Handmaid’s Tale describes life in what was once the United States, now a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns [...]