! When my family went to Canada I asked my Dad to get me a couple of Atwood books. I gave most of them away to friends. But I've kept one or two. I look in 2nd hand bookshops for the hardcover editions - last longer.
When Margaret Atwood came to NZ for a book tour promoting 'Blind Assassin' I got her to sign my copy of Cat's Eye. She also signed Blind Assassin but I'm not sure what I did with it..I didn't really like that one..!
I wrote her a letter and showed her one of my uni essays I did on Cat's Eye tht she might be interested iin reading what I thought of it (who knows?) I suggested she have a competition in which her fans have a character's name in one of her novels. Well so far there's only been 'Serena' Joy (not Selina) in the Handmaid's Tale.
I recently converted my softcover Handmaid's tale into hardback when I did a bookbinding course.
I have 'Wilderness Tips' I rescued it's a hardback - the Bloomsbury editions come with nice ribbons to mark your place. The library was gonna chuck it away because it was amalgamating with the big library.
My first Atwood was 'Cat's Eye' I think a friend recommended it to me. Then I got my own copy in soft cover and gave it away to a friend. My next couple of Atwoods were an omnibus edition I borrowed from the libary - Edible Woman, Surfacing and Lady Oracle. Then Bluebeard's Egg..and heaps more. I even read her poetry, short stories and non-ficiton. The uni library had some bios of her and I'm not sure what she thinks about that..but it's interesting to find about her own life. I think she was quoted as saying why are they writing a bio on me-- I'm not dead yet!
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