One of my favorite books in high school was The Handmaid’s Tale, so I chose that as the book I wanted to lead the discussion on over at Classic Reads Book Club.
Here’s how it works: I’ve set up a schedule to read The Handmaid’s Tale over six weeks. Each week, we all read the same sections, and then we go to the Classic Reads Book Club site and discuss it. It should be a lot of fun; kind of like a book club, only in slow motion. This is the schedule:
August 23 – Sections I – IV
August 30 – Sections V – VIII
September 6 – Sections IX – X
September 13 – Sections XI – XII
September 20 – Sections XIII – XV
September 27 – Wrap up
See! Easy! You cahn doo eet!
I definitely have been known to talk to myself (and the older I get the more I do it! Someone make me stop!), but I’m hoping I’m not talking to myself in late August/September.
If you’re still on the fence, here’s a few words/phrases that might spark your interest:
- Only a few women have menstrual cycles
- Straddling another woman while she gives birth so it’s as if YOU gave birth to that baby (which now belongs to you)
- Margaret Atwood
- This is crazy shit.
Who’s coming with me?