<-- See this here?
I was walking into Chapters today and was accosted by this, posted up on the bulletin board at the Sussex Street entrance.
Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors EVER!
And I have seen her several times before, at speaking engagements here and there.
She has always been so gracious with my rambling praise of her when I finally get to the Holy Table where she humbly sits as though she is not Canada's Goddess of The Novel. [Notice how I said that? I left room for Alice Munro's rightful designation as Canada's Goddess of the Short Story.]
I just love the work of Margaret Atwood.
I like what she does. I think she is brilliant.
I have a signed copy of Oryx & Crake, so I am thinking.... dang it all, even though I could request a free REVIEW copy from the fine folks at Random House, I think I will have to break down and buy The Year of the Flood tomorrow... so that I am good and ready on Tuesday, in case there is a signing afterward!
I will never forget what Margaret Atwood said to me, when I leaned forward and whispered, "Tell me. What is your own favorite novel you've written?"
She, in that crazy voice she has, replied, "If I told you, the others would hear, and be jealous."
The neat thing about this venue here [St. Brigid's Church] is that it is only a couple of blocks from where I live!
A dramatic production of Year of The Flood, with Her Maggieness as narrator?
How could I miss this?
I immediately went and bought a ticket, after reading this bulletin!
The lady that sold me the ticket said the event is very nearly sold out.
Thank the metaphorical Lord for this announcement!
I would not have known about it otherwise.