Only a week left in July...where has the time gone? I was in Minnesota for 3 weeks and had grand ideas of blogging weekly. However, the internet would not cooperate. I found plenty of time to read a few books and watch some movies. Here are some highlights from my month.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

In the novel, a child is found abandoned on a ship heading for Australia during WWI. The story covers three generations and takes place not only in Australia, but also the Cornish Coast of England. The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.

This is a historical novel that begins in the late 1700's. It is the story of Aminato Diallo and her journey from a small village in Africa to her life as a slave.

Moonrise Kingdom.

This movie takes you straight back to 1965. Every detail in film is stylized. Another great Wes Anderson film.Intouchables...based on a true story.

This movie touches all emotions. Omar Sy is amazing and some of the music is by Earth Wind and Fire. What more could you want in a film?

The First Grader....Based on a true story

The story of Maruge, an eighty+ year old Mau Mau veteran who is desperate to learn how to read. Millionairess.... Sophie Loren and Peter Sellers.

In this light and entertaining movie, the wardrobe of Sopie Loren is classically stunning. This will be added to my list of fashion movies. A new addition to my blogroll is Cookie + Kate.

Heidi Larsen has created Foodie Crush an online magazine that celebrates food blogs. Look at the article "Summer in a Jar".  What a creative and easy summer idea!

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer. What are your favorite books, movies, blogs or online magazines this summer?