Emma Watson is a book fairy again, hides The Handmaid’s Tale in Paris
Watson partnered with The Book Fairies, an organisation that hides books around cities and lets book lovers discover and read them.Updated: Jun 22, 2017 15:55 IST
Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who has her own feminist book club, loves recommending books and instil the love of reading among her fans.
So it was no surprise that the 27-year-old tweeted on Wednesday she would be hiding copies of the Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale around Paris. She was in the city of love for the premiere of her upcoming film The Circle.
Watson partnered with The Book Fairies, an organisation that hides books around cities and lets book lovers discover and read them. She also left handwritten notes inscribed in French along with the books.
“We are thrilled to welcome Emma once again as a book fairy, this time in Paris. We are having fun finding great places to hide ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and look forward to hearing from people who find,” Cordelia Oxley, who runs The Book Fairies, told The Bookseller.
Fans all over social media couldn’t control their excitement and were all enthusiastic about discovering the copies of Atwood’s book. A couple of fans found not just the novel but also Watson at her film’s premiere.
While some were elated to get their hands on the hidden copies, others wished if they could get this lucky.
Everyone in Paris right now: pic.twitter.com/DGC8ErG2Q2— Megan Flockhart (@meganflockhart) June 21, 2017
I wish I was in Paris right now— Naveen.K.Chowdary (@naveen3498) June 21, 2017
Before this, the actress had also taken to hiding books at the London Underground and New York City’s subway.
Atwood’s 1985 novel has been adapted into a dramatic and critically-lauded television series, starring Elisabeth Moss. It is also the month’s selection of her online book club Our Shared Shelf.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower star, who launched Our Shared Shelf on Goodreads in January 2016, encourages members to read a book that she recommends for the month. She has included literary classics, feminist must-reads, memoirs written by women, and other genres in her list.
First Published: Jun 22, 2017 15:36 IST