This is one of the coolest contests I’ve ever come across. In a nutshell, the purveyors of the site Book Riot want to give away this fantastic set of books to someone who doesn’t know where to start reading Atwood. In order to enter the contest, all they ask is that you spread the word. So, I’m spreading the word. It’s a brilliant idea and so very cool I think everyone should know about it.
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Hey there! This Sunday, June 17 at 5pm, I will be appearing at the Internationalist Books and Community Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Look at that, will you? I restrained my Canadian urge to spell “Center” with an “re”.) I will be reading from In the Fool’s Footsteps and signing books. If you’re in the neighbourhood, come on by!
I haven’t been there yet, but their website boasts that they’ve been selling “riot literature” since 1981. It’s also a hub for activism, gender issues and community involvement. While I wouldn’t exactly categorize In the Fool’s Footsteps as “riot” literature, it does raise gender questions (you’ll see what I mean when you read it) and presents characters who do not subscribe to the status quo (to put it mildly).
(Once the reading is finished, I am expecting my family to place me under house arrest, since we are actually here on vacation. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.)