Friday, August 24, 2012

Summertime

Ah, summer. One note of a summer-themed song, and I'm singing along, and humming it the rest of the day. Music influences so many writers, including myself. I don't keep playlists, as some do, but sometimes a song will trigger a story. Other times, I weave musical influences into my stories.

In any case, summer's a great time for both music and reading. Hard to believe this summer's almost over, isn't it?

Blog hops and other events have thrown my regular Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule off of late. But that's what summer's all about, really - getting away from the drudgery of a relentless schedule.

Do you have favorite summer "beach" reads? Do you distinguish between summer reads and your reading the rest of the year? I don't - I read any genre anytime. Right now, Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas has me captivated. I am in love with his writing and have to read the series.

What do you like to read in the summer? Or listen to?

Here are a few summer songs, classic and newer ones:









And a quick reminder for this weekend's Western Blurb Fest!

If you write stories set in the West, whether historical or contemporary, come share your blurb this weekend at TBR!

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't read or listen to anything different when it's summer. Whatever is out at the time is what has my attention.

~Sia McKye~ said...

My music is eclectic and it's usually whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Reading is the same no matter what the season.

I haven't heard Sly and The Family Stone in forever! I remember that when I was a kid.

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

DMS said...

I like to read all different books no matter the time of year. When I head off to the beach I do sometimes like a lighter read- mostly so I don't start crying on the beach (because I cry at emotional books). Love all music all the time! Great choices here today. :)
~Jess

Carol Kilgore said...

Any music, any book, any time of year. It's been a few years since I read Odd Thomas. I have the second book, but haven't read it yet. Koontz's writing is superb :)

Happy Weekend!

Angela Brown said...

Summer has seemed to fly right on by. I don't really have summer reads either. Get it in my hands, get me a few moments to read and call me a happy camper :-)

Cate Masters said...

I'm with you, Alex.

Same here, Sia.

Aw, Jess. :)

Carol, I wanted to unpublish all my books after reading Koontz, he's so amazing. He has a way of ripping you away from reality, doesn't he?

I've been that way lately, Angela - sneaking in reads whenever!

LD Masterson said...

No, I'm pretty much read anything, any time. Same with my music.

And it was a very fast summer.