It already feels like it has been a long time since I finished reading The Handmaid's Tale, but it wasn't that long ago. Although it took me a while to get into it, it turned out to be so amazing and hard to put down. Atwood definitely has that slowly-growing-on-you effect. I was worried when I started the book that I was going to dislike it but by the end of it, I loved the book (and Atwood) so much that I now can't wait to read more of her books.
You Are a Badass - short story, I loved it. It could have done with a lot less repetition, but it was quick, it was very relevant, and it was also a very conversational book.
I finished the Harry Potter play last week. It was so good to be back in that world but it was not the same thing really. For one, reading a play is not fun - I'm sure it's more fun to watch it. For the most part, this book just reminded me how much older I am than when I was reading the first seven books - it almost feels like a generation passed by.
I started reading Underground Airlines last week, after nearly DNF'ing Smoke. I've only read one book by Winters so far but he is an author I want to read more. Underground Airlines imagines a USA that did not go through the Civil War. There are four states still practicing it, and what's worse, the states that don't do slavery, however, do enforce some level of discrimination. Plus, it is considered illegal to allow anyone to escape slavery. So far, this book is very thought-provoking. As for Smoke, I love the writing but I can't say the same for the concept or the pacing. It's excruciatingly slow-moving in plot, so I have put it aside for now. If I am still curious about it after I finish Underground Airlines, I will go back to it.
In the car, I'm listening to Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck. This is my first time with her and I love it so far. Why did it take me so long to read her books?