Sooo, here we are again at the beginning of the week and for me not much has changed. I did manage to get several flats of flowers planted last week, did clean out some clothes from decades past to give away, and had my Dad over last Saturday afternoon. Read some wonderful books, got a few new authors to add to my automatic must read list, and realized that spring equals moles holes and dirty dogs, so scheduled the terrors three for grooming. Ah, plans…….
A visit to Good Earth Nursery yesterday saw me come home laden with more flowers to plant, where I have no idea but I had to have them. For some people its shoes or purses, for me its plants and books. Went to Johnsons and saw two Koi whose scales glittered like a disco ball while resembling a Dalmatian, so got them too while looking for Mother’s Day presents. Haven’t named them yet, might not as that Great Blue Heron is still around to say nothing of raccoons and other fish loving wildlife that visit my yard. I will give them a year and then see if I think its safe to bestow names on each of them.
Family will be arriving in a couple of hours, just to sit around on the patio, get caught up on the weeks events and happenings and munch out on appetizers. So I need to get moving, those dips won’t make themselves and neither will the Sangria.
But lately several books have got me thinking about world building in stories, the importance of getting it just right, and the balance between too much and not enough. Some writers seem to do it effortlessly, and for others it is a goal not achieved no matter how hard they have obviously tried. So look for my post on world building in fiction later on in the week. Now before I head to the kitchen and gardens, here is the week ahead in reviews:
Monday, April 29: Josh of the Damned, Triple Feature #2, The Final Checkout by Andrea Speed
Tuesday, April 30: April’s Book Reviews
Wed., May 1: Fragile Bond by Rhi Etzweiler
Thursday, May 2: Chateau d’Eternite by Ariel Tachna
Friday, May 3: Scattered Thoughts on the Importance of World Building in Fiction
Saturday, May 4: It Takes Practice by Willa Okati
The last two days might switch around depending on how the week is going and how scattered my thoughts are by then. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and great week ahead. Stay dry, stay warm, and if the days are as lovely as this one, stay outside as much as possible.