The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Aug 02

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

I love me some Hulu. After noticing this series advertised recently, I decided that I needed to read the book before I watch the show. This book messed me up, big time. I loved it, but it absolutely scared the crap out of me. Margaret Atwood expertly crafts the tale of a handmaid. What exactly is a handmaid?  A handmaid is a forced surrogate in a dystopian world....

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A Lawyer for All Stages of Love

Aug 01

A Lawyer for All Stages of Love

This post is sponsored by The Sellers Law Firm. A Lawyer for All Stages of Love Be prepared to fall in love without worry. Have a trusted lawyer as your ally for all relationship matters from prenup to a living will. A subtle glance from across the room, a quick whispered word, and then a heart when it skips a beat – how do you know when Cupid’s infamous...

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The Perfect Girl – Gilly Macmillan

Jul 28

The Perfect Girl – Gilly Macmillan

I am on the wait list at the local library for Gilly Macmillan‘s What She Knew. While I waited, I decided to try another book by the same author, as it was available immediately. The Perfect Girl refers to a teenager named Zoe. Zoe is beautiful, has a genius IQ, and an aptitude for playing the piano. She seems to have the best life any 14-year old can imagine....

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The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel

Jul 23

The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel

Life of Pi is one of my all-time favorite books. Yann Martel may never again be able to match the significance of that story, and that is okay with me. The High Mountains of Portugal contains three long-ish short stories, all connected by a very loose thread. Up first, we meet Tomás. He lives in Lisbon has been befallen by tragedy times three. He decides to jump in...

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