Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime

15 Jul

It’s Summer time and the livin’ is easy … (sung in your best sultry Billie Holliday voice)

Well … it may not be easy, but we like to think it is and sometimes we even sneak in a fun book or two. Beach novels. Vacation books. Road trip reading. Or a movie … oh, yeah … the summer movies are grand and glorious!! Monsters, aliens, cowboys, chick flicks, wizards … and this year I see they’ve even combined cowboys AND aliens into one movie!!

So … what’s your escape mode of choice? Do you have just one? Do you have a must read book for the beach or get-away? Why? What did it make you think about or dream about? Or did you like it because you didn’t think?

What movie would you recommend this summer? Why did you like it? Here’s your chance to play Siskel & Ebert for a waiting world …

Join in the August Synchroblog and share your favorite books and/or movies of the summer. Please plan to submit your name, name of blog, title of post and link in the comment section of the August announcement right here by 6 p.m. EST 8/9/2011 if you would like to be included in this synchroblog. The list of participants will be compiled and posted on 8/10/2011.


16 Responses to “Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime”

  1. Steve August 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    My contribution is now up. It’s called “Summer reading” and can be found at

  2. Tammy Carter August 9, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    Tammy Carter
    Blessing the Beloved
    Loyalty and Valor

  3. Andrea August 10, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Mine is up:
    It’s a review of “The Last Lecture”

  4. Jeremy Myers August 10, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    My entry is:

    A Book that Invades Your Dreams

  5. Steve K. August 10, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    Here’s my contribution:


  6. MK Anderson (@mkettleson) August 10, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    Here’s my post:

    I’m Maria Kettleson Anderson.
    My blog is The Real Journey.
    This post is entitled “Fiction, movies, and TV”.

  7. Liz August 10, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    Here is my contribution:

    12 Movies and a Novel
    Grace Rules
    Liz Dyer

  8. K.W. Leslie August 10, 2011 at 3:55 am #

    Name: K.W. Leslie
    Blog: The Evening of Kent (
    Post: “My summer reading list. Thus far.” (

    I’m on Pacific time, so I think I got this in under the wire. Well, we’ll see.

  9. kathyescobar August 10, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    kathy escobar
    the carnival in my head
    movies + books = summer fun

  10. Carie August 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    My first time to join this synchroblog!

    Thanks! Carie

  11. Amber-Lee (@vitlausalice) August 11, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    I just found synchroblog…I know I’m late 😦
    Here’s my contribution
    Summer Readings:


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