In this November 2020, the third Margaret Atwood Reading Month unfolded with participants from many places, some reading her for the first time, many returning to her work to try new and backlisted works, others exploring other #MARM content online (interviews, films, TV, etc.). In the National Geographic atlas, in which the world map folds … Continue reading #MARM 2020 Wrap-Up
Things are starting to look a bit more promising this week - I have made some unexpected progress in the fourth row down. I have been reading some of the interviews with Margaret Atwood from Waltzing Again. Because I can't count it as watching or listening to interviews, I'm using it to mark off my … Continue reading #MARM 2020: Week 3
Last week, having read Hag-Seed, I got to mark off one box on the Bingo grid. This week, I mark off two more. But, looking at the grid, they really couldn't be less useful for forming some sort of line or pattern. Some of you might be surprised to hear that I decided to try … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month 2020: Week 2
This year, for #MARM, we're playing BINGO. How prepared am I? It depends... I am well prepared for a month of reading Atwood's work, but I'm not sure how that's going to translate to the Bingo grid. The novel I chose to read this year is Hag-Seed, and I am happy to say I have … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month 2020: Week 1
With Margaret Atwood Reading Month just a few days away, we thought we’d share our BINGO card. It’s just for fun. And maybe it’s just for our own amusement…because there are a lot of literary events and challenges in November! But if you want to play along, please do. If you grew up playing traditional … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: #MARM Bingo
The air is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to fall, the Giller list is out, and it's time to start thinking about what MARM goodies we're going to read this year. Margaret Atwood Reading Month is hosted by Marcie at Buried in Print and Naomi at Consumed by Ink and inspired by decades of … Continue reading Announcing Margaret Atwood Reading Month: November 2020 #MARM
Thanks to everyone who participated in Margaret Atwood Reading Month and contributed their enthusiasm, interest and experience to making the event a success. Last year, MARM consisted of five weeks with five themes: Beginnings, Cover Images, Favourites, Quotations, and Endings. This year, with the release of the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, we decided on … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Wrap-Up 2019 #MARM
I just recently finished my re-read of The Handmaid's Tale. As always, it was entertaining and thought-provoking. As Marcie says at Buried in Print, "For readers who read primarily for entertainment: this is a page-turner. And for readers who read primarily for information: the story being based on real-life events, invites historians and social scientists … Continue reading #MARM: A 17-Year-Old’s Perspective of The Handmaid’s Tale
The Testaments. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Missed all the hoopla around The Testaments? Want to know more about it before (or after) reading it? I've collected a few items for your perusal... (Some of these articles may contain spoilers.) CBC: Margaret Atwood unveils The Testaments, sequel to The Handmaid's Tale The … Continue reading #MARM: Intro to The Testaments Read-Along – No Spoilers!
“Don't let the bastards grind you down.” “When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.” "Sanity is a valuable possession; I hoard it the way people once hoarded money. I save it, so I will have enough, when the time comes.” … Continue reading #MARM: Intro to The Handmaid’s Tale Read-Along – Spoiler Free!