Book Reviews

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is about Offred, a woman living in a newly formed social order. Offred can remember what life was like before, now she struggles to find her place in a society where her only purpose is to bred. 

This is the first Margaret Atwood book I’ve ever read. I don’t love her writing style, I found there was a little too much attention to unnecessary details. However, the premise of The Handmaid’s Tale is so phenomenal that the writing almost doesn’t matter.

The best and worst thing about this book is how easy it is to picture Offred’s world becoming our world.The Handmaid’s world is composed of events that have actually happened.

My Rating: 4/5

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Favourite Classics

img_3299This week I thought I’d share four of my favorite classic novels. Normally I’m not a huge fan of classics, I find they’re usually tedious and a little hard to understand. Despite that there are so many classics that I want to read, and buy – especially the super pretty editions.

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Grey is about a young man who has a portrait of himself that allows him to remain young. With the discover of what the portrait does Dorian begins to indulge in his darker vices. 

The reason I like this book so much is that it poses a lot of great questions and opinions about morality and the human nature. Every time you read it you will discover something new.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince is about a small prince who visits a number of  unique planets before coming to Earth where he meets a stranded pilot. 

I like this book because it also poses a lot of great views on how life works. I also love the illustrations.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland follows a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole and into a strange and magical land. Alice meets a lot of wacky characters while navigating the strange terrain.

I love the Wonderland story and all of its retellings. There’s something I really enjoy about exploring strange characters and worlds. I actually enjoy the Tim Burton movie adaptations more than the original writings.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables is about a young orphan who comes to live on a farm. Anne has a wild imagination that leads to her causing a fair bit of mischief.

Anne of Green Gables is one of those stories I’ve known since I was a child.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love this story.

Comment and let me know what your favourite classics are.

 

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Book Haul!

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Last week I went to a used book sale and got seventeen books for $25! The pile on the left was $2 per book, and the pile on the right was $5 for a bag.

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Most of these books I hadn’t heard of before, but a few of them have been on my tbr for a while.

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Have you read any of these books? Are any of them also on your tbr?