Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

Day 24: “A book that you wish more people would’ve read”

I wish more people would read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood! It’s about a woman called Offred who lives in a not-so-distant future in the country once known as America, where toxic chemicals have ruined parts of the world and the human race is in danger due to falling fertility rates. Women are divided into those who can bear children and those who can’t. Those who can are called “Handmaids” and shipped out to wealthy couples to have sex with the husband and produce a child and hand it to the couple, before being sent on to do the same again. Equality has gone out the window as both men and women are divided into classes and adopt certain roles. The plot follows Offred who explains how this situation came into being and she tries to escape it, while being haunted by the memories of her lost husband and daughter. The film is actually better than the book because it shows you far more graphically the horror of this future, although the book explains how it came about in more detail. It is both horrible and fascinating, and more people should read it!

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Day 23: “A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t”

I’m slowly working my way through the list of books which I want to read, which are mainly classics! I have a few I would like to read, but one choice is “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. I keep hearing things about it but I’ve not got around to reading it yet, possibly because “Nineteen-Eighty-Four” took a while to get through and I suspect this will be the same!

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Day 22: “A book that makes you cry”

I’ve read books which have bits in them which make me cry but there aren’t really any books which made me cry all the way through – thank God! I have picked one of the first books I can remember making me cry, which was “Vicky Angel” by Jacqueline Wilson. It’s about Jade and her best friend Vicky, who dies in a car crash. Jade is downtrodden by the bullying behaviour of Vicky, who comes back as a ghost and tries to mess up Jade’s life when she is trying to come terms with Vicky’s death, move on and make new friends. It made me cry in various bits, but mainly in the bit where Jade’s mum shows some much needed motherly love and persuades Jade to start eating again when she stopped while grieving.

“Vicky Angel” by Jacqueline Wilson (via Goodreads)

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30 Day Challenge – Books (via mylittlebookblog – click photo to visit blog)