Here I am in sunny Saskatchewan, which certainly lived up to that moniker today! My book week is off to a wonderful start, with bright skies and lots of eager readers. Today brought me to The Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. What a beautiful space to present in, featuring art by local artists. I had a chance to find out about the reading and literacy programs in the schools and even discovered that my books are on the reading list!
In Neilburg, I had a lot of fun with the students who despite the gorgeous weather, were happy to hang out with me in the gymnasium chatting about Grandmas with a gambling habit and a poor romantic backpacker who is about to get his heart broken. I guess you had to be there.
Best Driving Song of the Day: Star Baby by The Guess Who, which leads me to…
The Most Played Artist on the Radio: Three way tie between Heart, The Guess Who, and Sloan. Way to go, SK radio programmers. Such quality Can Con! In TO it would have been a toss up between Katy Perry or Adele, every hour on the hour.
Wildlife Sightings: One gopher, who had the good sense to get out of my car’s way; two wild dogs running through the prairie, which was very poetic and made me think of Joni Mitchell; and one deer ( I’m not counting livestock. There’s lots of that in Southwestern Ontario.)
Best Student Exchange:
Captain Question: How many kids do you have?
CQ: Are you married?
CQ: How old are you?
My New Best Friend: Leave her alone! She has lots of good years left!
Ha! So true! Thanks for a great day one. Looking forward to tomorrow!
In the meantime, check out Ten Stories Up to meet the authors of Book Week 2012