I'm taking my time with my current reads. This week was inspired by several shows I watch. The Handmaid's Tale and Outlander are two shows I enjoy watching.
Outlander is still new to me TV wise. I've only seen the first two season and I'm almost done with the first book. I must say, the show did a great job staying close to the book.
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
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You might also be able to find copies at your local library.
I've been watching The Handmaid's Tale since it premiered. The show has my emotions going high and low and ignites my anger from time to time, but I enjoy it. I went to my local library and checked out a copy because I wanted to see how the book compared. I won't give anything away aside from saying that the show goes beyond the book.
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 are 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 access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...
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You may also find this one as well at your local library.
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