Tag Archives: Margaret Atwood

2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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The Books: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing; “Temptation: Prospero, the Wizard of Oz, Mephisto & Co.; Who waves the wand, pulls the strings, or signs the Devil’s book?”, by Margaret Atwood

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, a … Continue reading

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The Books: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing; “Duplicity: The jekyll hand, the hyde hand, and the slippery double: Why there are always two”, by Margaret Atwood

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, a … Continue reading

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The Books: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing; “Orientation: Who do you think you are? What is ‘a writer,’ and how did I become one?”, by Margaret Atoowd

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, a … Continue reading

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The Books: “Power Politics” (Margaret Atwood)

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry Power Politics: Poems, by Margaret Atwood I was obsessed with this book of poetry in college. I had just discovered Margaret Atwood. I read The Handmaid’s Tale: A Novel (excerpt here) on my brother’s recommendation and … Continue reading

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7 Weird Reading Facts

Got this from ricki. 1. I am very sensitive to typeface. I will NOT read a book if I find the typeface grating or unfriendly. I have bad eyes, too, so a good typeface is important. Penguin Classics USED to … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Robber Bride” (Margaret Atwood)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Still on the Margaret Atwood train … the next book on the shelf is The Robber Bride – by Margaret Atwood. This is around the time when I started turning off Margaret Atwood. Although not … Continue reading

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The Book: “Wilderness Tips” – ‘Hairball’ (Margaret Atwood)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Next book on the shelf is Wilderness Tips -a pretty much universally spectacular short story collection. One of my favorites of her stories is in this collection – it’s called “Hairball” … and that’s what … Continue reading

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The Books: “Cat’s Eye” (Margaret Atwood)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Here is my last excerpt from Cat’s Eye – by Margaret Atwood. So much of this book has come back to me in the past week doing these excerpts – the detail, the sweep and … Continue reading

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