...at the Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre last night for the launch of the 10th New Leaf Editions. I'm happy we got there early to grab a table. It was a great event. After the readings we pigged out on the incredible torte cake made by Adrienne Gruber's mom and chatted with friends as we waited for the long lineups at the book table to shorten. I bought a copy of each. They're beautifully designed books, inside and out. Lovely to look at, lovely to hold. It's a pleasure just to run a hand over the covers and feel the textures. The cover image on each feels just like a photograph and has a warmth to it while the matte finish of the dark background actually feels cooler. And you can feel the text on the cover. Impressive.
We stopped at McNally Robinson earlier in the day. I wanted to do a bit of research and was determined not to buy any books. But I broke down when I saw that The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews was 30% off. What a deal! Then I saw Going Home, Tim Lilburn's new collection of essays. I just had to have it. Thank goodness I ran into a writer and gabbed for a while. Who knows how many books I would've bought otherwise.
We got home a couple hours ago. It was a great road trip. They're twinning the highway between Saskatoon and Prince Albert and it's coming right along. I find road construction endlessly fascinating. It's a culvert lover's dream. I posted some culvert pics from today.
I saw a fisher further north in the ditch along the Hanson Lake Road and it was a big one. What a treat! It didn't stick around to have its pic taken. The closest I can offer is a pic of the forest floor in the vicinity.
That's about as close as I want to get to a fisher anyway. They don't look particularly friendly.