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Shelf Life - August 2014

I knew that finding a book to top Home (my final book of July), was going to be near on impossible, so I didn’t even try. 619 more words



The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

This is a book that shakes you by the shoulders. It’s not a blockbuster script — it’s impact  isn’t derived from in-your-face stimulation or trusty ‘gimmicks’ like sex, tragedy and golden heroes.  

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bookspit: The Handmaid's Tale, The House on Mango Street, and The Silence of the Wave

This week’s theme is apparently “titles that begin with articles.”  Books rated on The Spittoon System.

The Handmaid’s Tale: 3.5 spittoons. Thought-provoking and enjoyably abstract, though it sometimes gets a little too vague with the historical details. 190 more words

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Scrap: Connecting the Dots

Because this is my last semester at USC Upstate, I’m taking Senior Seminar: essentially, a 15-week-long writing workshop for a capstone paper. Knowing that I was going to take this course, I brainstormed all year for topic ideas. 425 more words


Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale

Working at a publishing company means it’s never hard to get book recommendations, and one of the books that has been passed from cubicle to cubicle lately is… 772 more words

nolite te bastardes carborundorum

Only just noticed that Hey Rosetta! quote The Handmaid’s Tale on a song from their debut album.


What I Meant to Say Was

Each year, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art here in Denmark hosts a festival of literature (I love that: festival of literature), featuring an array of authors. 628 more words

From The Heart