“A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

 Do you ever finish the last page of a book, and without even closing it you just sit and stare at the words, unable to really process that you’ve read all the words this book has to give? That’s how this book made me feel.  Continue reading ““A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki”

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“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

Did you see this film when it came out in cinemas? Wasn’t it fantastic? Did you leave the cinema thinking “Wow! Where can I find this book?”?

Well, that’s what I did. When a collection of the best Telluride films were previewed at my college last September, I sat and watched two hours of Reese Witherspoon as I’d never seen her before, and I sat in the cinema hoping they would show it again and I could just watch it on loop. Continue reading ““Wild” by Cheryl Strayed”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

I have a raw love for dystopian novels; they incite a thrilling fear sparked by that element of truth that they all contain, that thin track back to our own society. I didn’t expect it, but this novel seemed to bear that link the strongest. I felt I read it at the perfect time in my life, a time when I’m well into my discovery of feminism but still working out some of the logistics, which this book helped to align in my mind. Quite clearly a feminist book, in that quiet, conscience-voice kind of way, The Handmaid’s Tale gave me an eerie sense of reality that has chilled me to my bone. Continue reading ““The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood”