Another week has gone by and finally the awaited weekend is here! This weekend I'm going to be quite busy since I will be celebrating a friend's birthday on Saturday and Sunday. Anyway, in this blog post I will be writing about the three books that I'm currently reading.
For those of you who don't know I am a big bookworm
and apparently so is my dog because whenever he sees me holding a book he comes and sits next to me .
The first book that I have started reading is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. This is a required book for my English A-level course at college and I was surprised to find that I actually liked the story, it being a school book and all. I finished reading this book today and it took me about a month to finish it.
The book is about Offred who is a handmaid in the republic of Gilead.She may leave the home of her 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 one a moth and pray that the commander makes her pregnant, because in in 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...
The second book that I'm reading is Othello by Shakespeare, which is also a required school book. I have read Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare and I loved them so I have high hopes for this play. I have only read one scene so far, but it really sounds interesting.
The third and final book I'm reading is a Maltese book called Menz by Francis Ebejer. I rarely read books in Maltese because I don't really like the stories and there are only a few published authors but I'm making an effort to read this book and improve my Maltese.
I haven't read much, but so far this book is about an elderly man called Menz who is an individualist. He moves to a conformist city, where he starts to meet all these new and interesting people, like a man who works at night to avoid people. Basically, it's a book which comments on the Maltese society.
What books are you currently reading and have you ever read one of these books?