Announcing The Nerdette Book Club
Here’s what’s happening: I want to read Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments with you.
It comes out this Tuesday, September 10.
So! On Friday, September 13, we’ll start with a Handmaid’s Tale refresher episode. (The Testaments is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, and it is totally possible you haven’t read that since it came out in 1985.)
Then, for the next three Fridays, we’re gonna discuss the book in three big chunks.
“Who’s we,” you ask? I’m so excited you did! I’ll be reading and chatting with Heather Havrilesky, who writes New York magazine’s Ask Polly advice column, and Jill Hopkins, host of The Morning AMp on Vocalo.
And I hope to be reading and chatting with YOU, too!
- By Friday Sept. 20, read The Testaments pages 1-133
- By Friday Sept. 27, read The Testaments pages 124-282
- By Friday Oct. 4, read The Testaments pages 283-end!
Do you remember the first time you read Handmaid’s Tale? Share your thoughts! Record your voice and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe we’ll play it in our first episode!
We’d also love for you to help spread the word, too! Just use #NerdetteBookClub on the internets, and so will we.
Can’t wait to do this fun thing with you!
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TODAY IS THE DAY! THE TESTAMENTS is out in the world which means it’s time for #NerdetteBookClub! Grab your copy now and start reading. This Friday’s ep will be a HANDMAID’S TALE refresher and then we’ll do three weekly discussions after that. Here are your reading assignments! 🤓😎