Completing the Puzzle: Atwood’s The Testaments

Writing a sequel to a book that's been loved by so many readers for more than three decades is definitely a risk to take, but Margaret Atwood took the chance nevertheless. With The Testaments she published the highly-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale just last year. As someone who's loved the first book, my expectations … Continue reading Completing the Puzzle: Atwood’s The Testaments

Between Fact and Fiction: Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”

One of the best things about books is that they can transport us into another world. We get to travel back in time, solve mysteries, or go on an adventure. We immerse into a story and when we close the book, we either wish we could actually live in the world we've just experienced or, … Continue reading Between Fact and Fiction: Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Celebrating Shakespeare’s Heroines

Today marks the 456th birthday of William Shakespeare and the 404th anniversary of his death--For Shakespeare was born and died, supposedly, on the same day: April 23. Either way, today is all about remembering Shakespeare's genius. For some, it rests in his play's timeless appeal, for others in their complex language or insightful themes. If … Continue reading Celebrating Shakespeare’s Heroines

What we can learn from Margaret Atwood’s “The Year of the Flood”

I guess all of you follow what’s been going on in the world right now. We’re facing a crisis caused by a virus that has rushed over the world in an unprecedented speed. Most of public life has come to a halt, schools and unis are closed, hospitals are overloaded, the economy is crashing. As … Continue reading What we can learn from Margaret Atwood’s “The Year of the Flood”