We are all necessarily prisoners of our own place and time, and thus, I was in my youth necessarily a fan of "The Handmaid's Tale." I read it; I discussed it very earnestly with like-minded friends; I copied author Margaret Atwood's muted style and dystop... I've recommended Blake Crouch's "Dark Matter" to several people here and recently decided to write a bit about the thought process that book sent me down.2 participating Which cheap or free Ebook sources do you use? - Shared from /ebooks5 participating You know those books where the pages are cut at different sizes, so the edge of the book is textured? I think it's supposed to make the book seem older than it is, or something. It's always seemed a little pretentious to me, like the book version of a fed... Recently I reread 1984. It is scary how relevant it is to America today. I am currently working on my first read of a Handmaids Tale. Hey everyone! As the title says, over at /fantasy we are hosting our second community read and this time it is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. There is more info in the linked post and here are the dates: February 20th - Announcement for the next read Ma... The actress and activist Emma Watson had a few different ideas of where to meet up when I interviewed her for this month's cover story. We discussed a cactus garden in Santa Barbara and a stroll down the West Side Highway in New York City.