Alison’s Scottish Word of the Week – Week 44

Hello lovelies, and Happy Hallowe’en! I hope you had a safe but fun spooky weekend! Today is All Saints Day, but last night was All-Hallows Eve which means all the spooky things were happening. Today, it seems appropriate to look at Hallowe’en through a Scottish lens, as it holds a lot of roots in Scotland. … More Alison’s Scottish Word of the Week – Week 44

Book Review: Book 32 of 2020 – The Handmaid’s Tale

Title: The Handmaid’s TaleAuthor: Margaret AtwoodPublisher: Vintage BooksPublication Date: August 2019 (originally 1985)Pages: 320Rating: **** The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire … More Book Review: Book 32 of 2020 – The Handmaid’s Tale