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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #655 - The Handmaid's Tale Premieres April 26 on HULU

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #655 - The Handmaid's Tale Premieres April 26 on HULU

Hi Mom,

As I have been saying, material will present itself. I had another post planned for today, and then I saw this.

I am still in study mode without much time to devote to original content.

But since this is one of my all time favorite books, top ten, one of the few books that I could not put down when I started reading it, then I want to say a few words in the sharing of the trailer for the new HULU show to premiere next week.

For reals. When I started reading this book, I could not put it down, LITERALLY. I kept reading until I finished. I can count on one hand the number of books I had this experience with. They are The Handmaid's Tale, Wuthering Heights, The Hobbit, book one of The Fellowship of the Ring, and Snow Crash.

Though The Handmaid's Tale "can't put it down" experience may have been the most intense.

I was under-whelmed by the movie from the 1980s, so I am EXCITED for this series.

FROM THE WIKI: The first three episodes of the series will premiere on April 26, 2017, with subsequent episodes added on a weekly basis. 

I am sure I will review this series, so stay tuned.

I decided to re-read the book via AUDIO as I just finished a book. Claire Danes narrated a new version.

Fun fact: I taught this book for a few years at WMU.

Margaret Atwood is my favorite author mainly BECAUSE of this book. She would be at my Dinner Party (see category).

I also wrote about this TV series already, here:


and about Atwood:



TEXT FROM HULU: The Handmaid's Tale: Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.


Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

I miss you so very much, Mom.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1704.22 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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