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Of Books, Music and Turkeys

Hi Adria,

I hope choir was as invigorating as usual. I’m looking forward to the Brahms German Requiem Concert on the 17th. Here are a few other items for your calendar if you are interested: Trinity is having its fall book sale – Oct. 23/24. I love going. It marks the fall season with a fine tradition. Also, the teacher at school, who is a member of The Irish Players Theatre Group, that I mentioned last year, is rehearsing for A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant (don’t you love the title?). There will be a matinee performance Nov. 1/$15 tickets /very reasonable. There is also our plan to visit the AGO, once again, this time in November. Who knew it would be so crowded last Sunday?  At least we had fun eating our way through the afternoon. We can talk about all of this when we meet on Wed. I won’t be as early as I expected, as, guess what? That’s right. Another meeting. It’s that time of the month again. The admin. promises to finish by 4 pm. We’ll see.

I’ve been meaning to ask if you know what novels are studied at your school. I’d love to see any curriculum stuff or book lists. I’m sure that the English Department must give detailed information to every student.  I am teaching Catcher in the Rye to the University class - the kids still love it, although I’m always in search of a modern Holden, but cannot find anything suitable for them (ages 18 to 21). Two of my students, who have read Catcher in the Rye several times (because they move around to so many schools) are reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. At least they know about the Holocaust.

Read an excellent article in Walrus about the publishing industry and how everything is geared to a few bestsellers, and of course the hope for a miracle, i.e. Oprah’s touch or just plain luck. The writer maintains that e-books are the way of the future. So, I am really thinking hard of publishing my ‘novel’ online or a chapter or a few pages a day, somewhere. Something to think about.  Busy getting the house in order, buying Thanksgiving gifts (small tokens) for people at school, and making sure all my corrections are up–to-date and marks entered (Computer Marks Book) before the weekend and that my lessons are prepared for next week.  Since we are leaving for Montreal right after school on Friday, I won’t have time to do anything on the weekend. I am looking forward to getting away and seeing my Aunts. I’m hoping the fall colours are still around in the Kawarthas. 

I have to say that my students are sweet this quad. Okay. Not all. But most. And I’ll settle for that. I’m actually enjoying the teaching part of the job.  I hope I’m not jinxing myself.  

 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, Adria.    

Regards to the family. 

Soon–to–be-Stuffed Sarah

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