A while back I announced all the books I’d be reviewing for June. I’m actually a little more than pleased with myself for still being on target.
There’s one blog tour left for Moa and Statue of Ku, occurring next week, and a review of The Bones of Odin. The bones of Odin will be out later this week, and if you’d like to know more about the author David Leadbeater, you can find his website here.
I’ve also started filling up July with some book reviews already.
July 4th will be a review of She Wulf. I reviewed the first book in the Series Day of First Sun a while back, and really enjoyed it so I decided to say yes to an advanced reader’s copy of the second in the series. I’m quite sure Star Trek will com into play again, d than likely there will be garden gnomes, witches and warlocks around as well.
July 7th I’ll review Forgive Me, Alex. I’m looking forward to these two books, and the reviews. They aren’t blog tours, so they won’t take up an entire week’s worth of posts, but they do sound like great books. Plus, that will give me a little more blog space to devote to the Dig in Challenge.
Speaking of the Dig in Challenge, we had a lovely tour of a farm near Winkler, MB a few days ago that I plan to write a post about. I’ve also got updates on my pallet garden of cilantro, and as soon as it starts to be sunshiney again I’ll have a post about the progress of both my peanut garden and my shade garden.
A couple of friends and I have been talking about my plans for the shade garden. Right now I’m envisioning it as a shade garden with an Alice in Wonderland tea-party theme. Except my tea party guests will be a little more obscure. Here’s a hint, my happy Buddha will be having tree tea with my vintage garden gnome. He’s Sleepy though
On a local front, in Brandon MB, there are some great things starting to happen. Global Market Brandon will be open the beginning of July. They would also like the sun-god/goddesses to come out and play so they can finish construction. Brandon in Bloom has a bunch of workshops coming up, and while I haven’t found a date in June that works for me yet, I’m hoping my schedule will clear and I’ll be able to go to some next week. This is also the time of year that Music in the Parks gets really enjoyable, and I got an email about progress on the Dome building at the Keystone Centre earlier today that I’ll write a little more on later.
I’d like to note that while there’s a lot of bickering and bashing that goes on in Brandon any time someone actually tries to do something interesting for the community, unfortunately it often surrounds arts initiatives, there are some really great things starting to happen here.
It may sound like I beat my head against the wall, and bash out the same message over and over, but I do it mainly because I strongly believe that arts and sustainable development and community make this city a home. I know there are a lot more people like me out there, and I hope you’ll all join me in supporting the wonderful things that go on in our city in any way you can.
- Zombie Garden Gnomes (laughingsquid.com)
- They are NOT out to get you, in fact they don’t think about you at all. (outsideperception.wordpress.com)
- The Garden Gnome Experiment (neatorama.com)