Book Discussions

Handmaid’s Tale – Read Alikes

Posted April 14, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory

If you enjoyed reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale,  here are some books that are sure to please:

Handmaid’s Tale – Points To Ponder

Posted April 7, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Prior to reading our book discussion pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, here are some questions to consider. Hope to see you on Thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm for the discussion.

  1. The society in the novel is not ideal, but are there any parts of society that are an improvement over ours?
  2. Do men have it any better than women in this novel?
  3. Who has the power in Gilead?
  4. Why scrabble?
  5. What do you think of Offred’s relationship with the Commander? With Nick?
  6. What did you think of the ending?
  7. Does the title bring anything to mind?

Handmaid’s Tale – About the Book

Posted April 3, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

As part of  National Library Week festivities, a book discussion of  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  is being held April 17th at 7:30 pm. A  little information about the book to get you started  from Reading Group Guides.

“In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies?

Offred…must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.”

Handmaid’s Tale – More From Margaret Atwood

Posted March 29, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory

Hope to see you all at our book discussion Thursday, April 17th at 7:30 pm about Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale.

If you have finished the book already, here are other Atwood novels to enjoy.

Pay It Forward

Author Catherine Ryan Hyde Discusses the Pay It Forward Inspiration

In honor of National Library Card Week which runs April 14th – 20th, we are celebrating the Pay It Forward movement.

A discussion of the book will be held Thursday April 18th with a showing and discussion of the movie version on Saturday April 14th.

But it does not end there. Stop by the Readers Advisory Desk to learn how you can Pay It Forward.

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