Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0449212602 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ThymeWaits of Tonawanda, New York USA on 9/19/2005
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ThymeWaits from Tonawanda, New York USA on Monday, September 19, 2005

Journal Entry 2 by ThymeWaits at SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, New York USA on Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (9/21/2005 UTC) at SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, New York USA



The OBCZ in the Copier Lounge (Room 108)

Journal Entry 3 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Thursday, September 22, 2005
We so enjoyed visiting our new OBCZ. Go Buff State!

I've already read this one, but I have plans for it.

I was surprised to see that this is one of ThymeWaits' books when I typed in the BCID (I must admit that I stopped reading all the release alerts shortly after the deluge started).
Well, ThymeWaits, thanks again and I look forward to swapping more books with you.

Journal Entry 4 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Monday, September 26, 2005
This will be my first ring/ray. Yippee!

Journal Entry 5 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Friday, September 30, 2005
The Handmaid’s Tale book ray is starting its travels tomorrow. The shipping order is listed below.

- Please journal the book when you receive it and again after you’ve read it and are sending it on to the next person.
- Please try to read the book within 3 weeks of receiving it.
(I don't care if you need to keep the book for longer than 3 weeks, just let me know so I won't worry)
- Feel free to use the most cost-effective shipping method.
- PM or email me (there is a link from my profile) if you have any problems or questions concerning the ray.
- Enjoy the book!

1. kizmiaz (Portugal)
2. darjeeling (Portugal)
3. Elsita (Portugal)
4. conto (Portugal)
5. Libahunt (Finland)
6. Bulan-Purnama (US - Oregon)
7. mikopikotrain (Massachusetts)
8. mothertoboys (Rhode Island)

9. starrling84 (Virginia)

starrling84, after you’ve read the book you are free to do with it as you wish.

Journal Entry 6 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, October 10, 2005
Got it today, thanks morsecode. I'll start reading it sometime this week.

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Let me start by saying that I had never heard of this author and book, it was mere curiosity that drew me to this BookRay and I’m glad it did.
This is a beautifully written book and a very good story. It’s very powerful in the way it describes the characters and the changes they’ve gone through in this new model of society and at the same time leaves enough blanks to make the whole thing feel even more real.
The way Offred’s story gets an outside perspective in the end just takes the book to another level.
It was well worth the reading and it’s well worth thinking about it, after all something like what’s described here doesn’t happen out of the blue.
Personally I feel the main idea here is “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum”… ever.

I'll be sending it along later today.

Journal Entry 8 by darjeeling on Tuesday, November 08, 2005
It’s with me now.
Will be read asap!

Journal Entry 9 by darjeeling on Thursday, November 24, 2005
My curiosity about this book was enormous! Unfortunately it didn’t match the idea that I’d made off it. Anyway this read was another step to made up my mind to “because everybody is talking about it doesn’t mean that you’re going to like it”.

Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 10 by darjeeling on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Delivered today to Xeyra who will pass it on to Elsita.
Thank you and sory for this delay, it was for a good reason...

Journal Entry 11 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, December 23, 2005
It's with me now!
Thanks, darjeeling!

Journal Entry 12 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Wednesday, December 28, 2005
I enjoyed this book a lot. Reminded me of Orwell's 1984 or Huxley's Brave New World, onde of my favourite books.
What can I write more about this story? You have to read it and I think it's one of those books that scares and makes people think...or not!

Thanks a lot, morsecode, for sharing it!
Happy New 2006 to all of you!

---> going to send this to conto, asap

Journal Entry 13 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Got it!
Thanks Elsita, for sending it.
I'll start reading it today!

Journal Entry 14 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, January 12, 2006
What a great read indeed!
Thanks a lot Kizmiaz, for telling me about this book and making me want to read it. It really was worth it!
Loved the way the tale is told, back and forward, making us want to know how it all happenned, what led to it... makes us wonder and makes us think...
I guess I'll be thinking about this for a bit of time, no doubt.

And, of course, thank you so much morsecode, for letting me join this ray and for the opportunity of reading this book!

Sent a PM to Libahunt a few days ago and another one today... just waiting (and hoping) for a reply now, and will send it along as soon as I get the address.

17/01/2006 - Sent to Libahunt today by airmail!

Journal Entry 15 by Libahunt from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, January 27, 2006
Got it ^^

Journal Entry 16 by lostbookisland on Saturday, December 16, 2006
This book has washed ashore at the Lost Book Island after not being heard from for many months. This new arrival will be shown to a room and be allowed a bit of rest before being introduced to the many fun things to do here at the island.

All around there are books sipping cool drinks under shady palms while other books participate in a wide variety of beach sports. There is plenty of sand, surf and sun here for all of the lost and wayward books to enjoy.

It is hoped that very soon a new journal entry will come to rescue this book from the island and send it back out into the BookCrossing world so that it may continue on its journey. It is hoped that the new journal entry will tell all the interested parties where this book has been this long time and where it will be traveling to next.

Journal Entry 17 by Libahunt from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, December 18, 2006
I'm sorry this been taking so long. There's been some troubles. Still, this will continue journey as soon as I get the next person's address.

And indeed, this is was creepy but good story. No wonder it's been praised.

Journal Entry 18 by Libahunt from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Sent to mikopikotrain.

Journal Entry 19 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Arrived today! Will read and pass along...!

Journal Entry 20 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Sunday, February 11, 2007
As I was reading this book, I couldn't help but think about it in terms of the time when it was originally written- especially since it seems that we currently live in the time when I'm guessing events in this book might have taken place.
Is this book still as chilling as it was 20 years ago when it was first published? Has it lost some of its power since we have evolved as a society? Or does the current social-policial state of the US bring new relevance to this story? Is this book a commentary on society, or human nature?
This is the second book I've read by Margaret Atwood and I pretty much felt the same way after reading the other book (The Blind Assasin)- way more questions tumbling around my head than answers or opinions. So inspite of the feelings of uncertainty/confusion, I am a big fan of her work and appreciate books that are truly thought-provoking.

Journal Entry 21 by mikopikotrain at USPS in by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 12, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (2/12/2007 UTC) at USPS in by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases



On its way to mothertoboys! Travel safe!

Journal Entry 22 by mothertoboys from Warwick, Rhode Island USA on Monday, February 19, 2007
Caught this a few days ago. I just finished a book so I'm going to start on this one so I can send it back on it's way.

Journal Entry 23 by mothertoboys from Warwick, Rhode Island USA on Sunday, February 25, 2007
Its certainly a book to think about. I'm not sure if I can really say I liked it. It left too much unanswered. I guess I like things to come to a close at the end. But it does leave you wondering.

On it's way to Starrling84.

Journal Entry 24 by starrling84 from Winchester, Virginia USA on Thursday, March 22, 2007
Eeek! I'm sooo sorry! I thought I had registered this catch. I hope I didn't worry you with visions of lost books! It arrived last week and now I'm done with my last book I will start on this one! Thanks for hosting this ray!

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