This year, for Margaret Atwood Reading Month #MARM, we’re playing BINGO. (If you’re printing your playing card, don’t forget to select “Shrink to Fit” in your printer’s options, so your card will fill a single sheet of paper.)
In recent weeks, looking ahead to November was like having a Book Token to “spend”; I kept changing my mind, especially as the month drew nearer, throughout October, selecting different reading options from day to day. Especially when I was thinking about the novels, because it seemed like every time I thought about it, I was in a different reading mood, wanting to spend time with different characters and different styles.
Now that November’s here, I’ve committed to rereading Cat’s Eye. This was one of my earliest possibilities for this year’s MARM, and when I located my pencil-scribbled notes from a 2001 reread, I settled. Already I’m interested to see that I didn’t note anything about the first few chapters, which seem to me, now, to contain all sorts of clues about the story which is about to unfold.
I’m so puzzled: why didn’t I see how cool the idea of “time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of another” was, on the first page.