I ordered it from Amazon to arrive today because I was worried if I went into B&N to get it they'd be all sold out. I got my copy in the mail today AND when DH came home with my books from the library I had on hold a copy of the same book was in the bunch of 5 books he brought home. I couldn't believe it! 1. That my library got it that quick. and 2. That I got the copy that quick and wasn't number 42 on the waiting list. I'm going to take the library copy back tomorrow so someone else can have it.
I haven't started reading it yet but it's waiting for me tonight when I go to bed. I've been re-reading The Handmaid's Tale since yesterday to re-familiarize my self with that book-read it 2 years ago and of course have watched the series. I love that this new is a much thicker book-lots more to read! I'm so excited to read this!
Did you know there's a cinema event along with this? link
On Tuesday September 10, the wait will be over…THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
‘I am delighted that the launch of The Testaments will take place not only in London on 10th September, but also by live-streaming to over 1000 cinemas around the world. I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.’
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
I'm working the days it's first on...but I might see if I can catch it the week after, even though I would probably have read the book by then.
Not reading this thread! I'm re-reading The Handmaid's Tale right now in anticipation and it's so hard to race through it because the writing is so incredible. I'm so torn because I want to read The Testaments but I love The Handmaid's Tale so much!