Question of the week:
How does a book that has not even been released get to score a spot on a literary prize longlist? The Booker, no less.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood is not due to release until September. Has the universe become THAT obsessed with The Handmaid’s Tale that its sequel is lauded before anyone has even read it? I’m inclined to boycott this novel.
To quote Booktopia:
The longlisted book most likely to cause a stir this year is Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the hugely anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. This book isn’t out until early September and its contents are being kept as a closely guarded secret by Atwood’s publisher, so expect the buzz on The Testaments to skyrocket from this point onward.
Joke of the week:
Read of the week:
Highlight of the week:
Buying tickets for this!
#rebeccabuddyread is fast approaching. Time to pull out my glorious copy from the classics cabinet in preparation. I spoiled myself a couple of years ago in a Folio Society sale and acquired this beautiful edition:
What I’m reading next:
Until next week…