Monday, February 16, 2009

ON BOOKS ~ The Handmaid's Tale...

MizB asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • Share the title of the book the teaser comes from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

From pg. 52 of THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood (fiction - thankfully)...

"It's also a story I'm telling, in my head, as I go along. Tell, rather than write, because I have nothing to write with and writing is in any case forbidden."

I have just begun this book and am already sucked in by fear of the possibility.

14 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

You know, Margaret Atwood is one of those authors I've never read, but know that I haven't lived until I have. That is a great teaser, and a great line about the possibilities. I get that. One of these days, I need to go on a Margaret Atwood bender.

Jo-Jo said...

I've heard mixed reviews on this book, so I will be curious to see what your final thoughts are. My teaser is here.

Mary said...

Interesting teaser.

Erika Lynn said...

this is a great book, i really enjoyed and i do remember that teaser

Janet said...

"Aah," said Aunt Marge, smacking her lips and putting the empty brandy glass back down. "Excellent nosh, Petunia. It's normally just a fry-up for me of an evening, with twelve dogs to look after. . . ."

From Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Margot said...

I've also heard a lot of hype about this book but have yet to read it. I'm going to wait and see what you think before I commit.

K said...

if I was going to write a book, that's how I would do it, a story that I'm telling from my head as I went along...
:-)
Thanks for stopping by!
War and Peace is DEFINITELY a book meant to be digested in small chunks...
Blessings!

ichigo said...

oh wow..beautiful..!

jlshall said...

This one is the only Atwood I've read, and I really enjoyed it. Definitely scary, though. Good teasers!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Writing is forbidden? Ouch!!

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

thornesworld said...

This sounds haunting and hauntingly familiar. I wish I could remember if I've read it, or if it's on my TBR shelf.
I'm up at both Thornesworld
and Eclectic Witch
with 2 different TTs. I hope you'll stop by!

sally906 said...

I read this book a few years ago - it is a seriously great book thought provoking and worrisome - and so easy to see how it could come about.

Thank you for dropping by my games blog :)

Cheryl said...

A world without writing? I don't know if I could survive! Seriously.

boliyou said...

I finally posted mine. I'll be interested to see what you think of Handmaid. I haven't read it yet.