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The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction
Registered by marsala of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, January 07, 2008
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by marsala): travelling


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10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, January 07, 2008

10 out of 10

From the back:

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She 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 aare valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the years 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 acces to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed.

A really fascinating book. I found it hard to put down, definitely a story everyone should read! 


Journal Entry 2 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I'm making a ray of this book.

The book is appr. 2.8 cm thick and weighs 300 grams.

The Rules:
- Please let us know when you've received the book.
- Tell us what you think of the book.
- Try not to keep the book longer than 1 month. If you need longer, at least let us know.
- Aks the next person for their adress.
- Make a journal entry when you send it to the next reader.
- Last reader keeps the book.
- The shipping order may change.

Above all, I hope you enjoy it!

Participants:

Hippolein (finland, ships international)
Brunton11 (UK, ships UK/Europe)
Vamperstein8782 (UK, ships Europe
ZAS (UK, ships international)
Moonwoolf (portugal, ships international)
Bibounde (France, ships europe)
Madnad (Spain, ships europe)
Iliotropia (belgium, ships international)
Violetcrumble (australia, ships international)
DK1010 (U.S.A, U.S.A. shipping only)
Franaloe (The Netherlands)
 


Journal Entry 3 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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This book is traveling to Hippolein. 


Journal Entry 4 by hippolein from Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Friday, February 29, 2008

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Book arrived today, will try to get it read as soon as possible (have only 3 books from rings/rays before this one...)
Thanks Marsala for offering this as a ray!

Almost finished the book, hope get done this weekend!
 


Journal Entry 5 by hippolein from Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Sunday, March 30, 2008

9 out of 10

I have to tell I liked the book. Was a pity the end stays open, but the idea of such a possibility to occur where it is situated is even more frightening than the 1984 world of George Orwell in his days.

Will send it on to the next person tomorrow, Monday 


Journal Entry 6 by wingbrunton11wing from Salford, Lancashire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 05, 2008

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Received today - I have a few books ahead of this one so had better get cracking! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingbrunton11wing from Salford, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 11, 2008

9 out of 10

Usually I'm not a big fan of futuristic tales but I really enjoyed this book and feel that it deserves it's place on the 1001 books to read before you die list. The writing style ensured it was a page turner for me. Thanks all for sharing and helping me to read something I wouldn't normally have chosen for myself!

I have Vamperstein8782's address so will get this book to the post office tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 8 by Vamperstein8782 from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, May 23, 2008

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Arrived safely, thanks! 


Journal Entry 9 by Vamperstein8782 from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, June 22, 2008

9 out of 10

Sorry for the delay in updating, I actually finished reading this about a week ago but I've had major internet problems that've only just gotten sorted.

I really loved reading this, perhaps more than I enjoyed watching the film. It's a brilliantly written cautionary tale very much in the same league as Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World.

From my own point of view I find it interesting just how many of the predictions these three writers made back in their day that have either actually come into being or look to be well on the way to coming into force in the very near future, especially as, in most cases, the populace at large is doing very little about any of it (much like Atwood describes at least once during the 'flashbacks' of Offred). Perhaps we should take more heed of these "works of fiction" because, although futuristic from the author's point of view, they are a lot closer to being reality than a lot of people care to acknowledge.

Will be mailed out tomorrow to ZAS
Thanks for sharing 


Journal Entry 10 by ZAS from Thrapston, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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I can't believe I've had this book a month already! Really sorry for the delay guys.I'm Pming Moonwoolf now so that I can ship it out to her.

I really enjoyed this one. Its been a long time since I've read anything that could be classed as 'fantasy' and as with a lot of them bits of it are scarily plausible! Thanks for sharing, Marsala 


Journal Entry 11 by Moonwoolf from Azambuja, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, August 11, 2008

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Arrived today. I'm in the middle of one book, this one is the next one. :D
Thanks for sending and sharing.

01-11-2008= Started today reading this book, will keep travelling soon... Sor for keeping it so long...

12-01-2009= Bibounde ask to be skipped this one, will contact the next member. 


Journal Entry 12 by Moonwoolf at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/3/2009 UTC) at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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Happy travel to Spain. 


Journal Entry 13 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Thursday, March 05, 2009

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The book arrived today - thank you! I just started a book yesterday and will read this once I'm finished with it. 


Journal Entry 14 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Sunday, March 15, 2009

9 out of 10

Wow, what a good book! My favourite by Atwood so far! I found it hard to put it down, and now I know what my friend meant by saying it was sci-fi but also that it wasn't (it's not a genre I like much).
I loved the main character, her dreams of her past life yet accepting the new regime at the same time. I don't know what to say really - just read it for yourself!! I really want to watch the film as well now:) Thanks so much for sharing this!

I have the next participant's address and hope I'll manage to get to the post-office tomorrow; if not, Tuesday for sure! 


Journal Entry 15 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, March 20, 2009

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The Tale has now reached Brussels. Many thanks madnad for sending it ! 


Journal Entry 16 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Sunday, November 01, 2009

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My apologies for having taken so much time to read this wonderful book.
On its way... downunder. 


Journal Entry 17 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Monday, November 16, 2009

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Just arrived in the mail. I am looking forward to reading this one.
Will add to top of MT TBR as a priority. ;) 


Journal Entry 18 by violetcrumble from Wanneroo, Western Australia Australia on Monday, February 01, 2010

9 out of 10

Thanks for this bookray, it was a treasure to read.
Thought provoking and a great concept.
I really enjoyed it.
I apologise for the delay, won't bore you with the reasons as it's under control now, life happens.

I PMed DK1010 who has asked to be skipped due to too many TBRs, so have now sent PM to Franaloe and will post as soon as I receive an address. 


Journal Entry 19 by violetcrumble at sent by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (2/19/2010 UTC) at sent by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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On it's way to Franloe.
Hope you enjoy it.
Happy travels little book. 


Journal Entry 20 by franaloe from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Got it! Thanks for sending (so fast from Australia!) and sharing. I have quite some books to read in advance, but I should be able to read this within reasonable time. 


Journal Entry 21 by franaloe from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, April 12, 2010

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Wow, I am happy I signed up for this one. The Handmaid's Tale was my first Atwood, and now I'll defenitely need to read more of her work. The book reminded me a lot of 1984, Lord of the Flies, etc; the futuristic books that were obligatory reads in high school. Yet I enjoyed this book more than I did the others.
As always when reading these kind of books I hope the world will never reach a state like that, I hope we're smarter...

I notice I'm the last person on the list, so I'll ask Marsala what the plan is. Thanks for sharing by the way! 


Journal Entry 22 by franaloe from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Sent back to Marsala today. 


Journal Entry 23 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, April 22, 2010

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And back to me! I love to read this one again! 


Journal Entry 24 by marsala at OBZCLeeszaal010 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Released 9 mos ago (11/23/2013 UTC) at OBZCLeeszaal010 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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I realised I had two copies of this book. I'm going to let this one travel on and hope it will find more readers. It's one of my favourites! 




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