Thursday, June 28, 2012

Charity Shumway has the hottest ticket, plus a book giveaway


**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we welcome Charity Shumway and her debut novel "Ten Girls to Watch," which comes out in July. Charity earned an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University and a BA in English from Harvard College. In 2007, she spent nine months reporting on the 50th Anniversary of Glamour’s “Top Ten College Women” contest, which served as the inspiration for her book. Her writing has appeared in that magazine and has also been published by Fitness, Ladies Home Journal, and Garden Design, amongst others. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.

Thanks to Simon and Schuster we have TWO copies of "Ten Girls to Watch" for some lucky readers anywhere in the US and/or Canada.

To learn more about Charity visit her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Movie you know all of the lines to:
That Thing You Do. My family used to just email around lines from it with the subject line "TTYD."

Favorite movie of all time:
Field of Dreams: I get all swoony just thinking about it. Summer! America! James Earl Jones and Kevin Costner! Baseball ghosts!

Favorite movie soundtrack:
The Sound of Music. I know that's kind of cheating because it's a musical, but I'm sticking to it.

Favorite actor and actress:
Actor: Tom Wilkinson is utterly convincing in every role I've ever seen him in, which is saying a lot since sometimes he's genteel and British and sometimes he's a gangster in Batman Begins.

Actress: Meryl Streep. I mean, come on. Though lately Jessica Chastain is winning my heart as well.

Favorite animated movie:
I've always had a soft spot for Lady and The Tramp.

Movie you've seen the most times in a theater:
Sadly, I don't think I've ever seen a movie more than once in the theater. I've got to get on that.

Movie that should have won an Oscar but didn't:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was totally robbed!

Who would you cast in the lead roles, if "Ten Girls to Watch" were made into a movie:
Of course I've spent hours and hours thinking about this. My favorite bits of dream casting are Dawn West: Emma Stone; Lily Harris: Rooney Mara; and Elliot Kaslowski: James Franco.

Special thanks to Charity for helping us end movie month on a high note and to Simon and Schuster for sharing "Ten Girls to Watch" with our readers.

How to win "Ten Girls to Watch":
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)
5. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US/Canada only. Giveaway ends July 4th at midnight EST.

40 comments:

susieqlaw said...

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Out Of Africa soundtrack

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Kimberley Dian said...

My favorite soundtrack is 'The Big Chill'. It was the last movie that my parents saw together before their divorce. So I came to hear it often... Then when I got older and I saw the movie, I guess it just takes me back to a time, before everything fell apart.

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Bethany Scruggs said...

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2. Fave Movie Soundtrack: DRIVE. It is awesomeeee and totally 80's. In. Love.
3. I am a follower!! DUH!

Love y'all! :)

Marthalynn said...

I love Meryl Streep too!

Drive really does have an incredible soundtrack. And so does My Best Friend's Wedding!

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Sharn3960 said...

Favorite movie soundtrack is easy - GREASE >>> I've got chills, they're multiplyin'...

I follow you everywhere... including Facebook. :)

I'm posting giveaway on Twitter @sharn3960

Thanks!

StereoQueenBee said...

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

I really like the soundtrack from Shine.

2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).

Already follow this blog.

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.

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Kritter said...

10 Things I Hate About You is my favorite movie soundtrack, hands down and still listen to it all the time! some good 90s hits!

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Lexiquin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Annabel Hunter said...

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My favorite soundtrack at the moment (which may be a bit silly) is Beauty and the Beast. I also love orchestrated soundtracks like Pan's Labyrinth and Stardust.

Jessica said...

I like the soundtrack from How to Lose a Guy in 10 days, haha.

I am a follower of the blog. I follow through Google.

I posted this on twitter!!
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Linda Kish said...

West Side Story

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The Every Free Chance Reader said...

This sounds like a great book!

My favorite movie soundtrack...depends on the day and the activity. I love the scores from the Harry Potter movies. I love the mix of songs from the Twilight movies. Chicago is a great soundtrack. But the soundtrack to "Center Stage" is great!

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Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I LOVE the Dream Girls soundtrack. Immediately after I saw the movie, I ran out and bought the CD - love it!

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ADR527 said...

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My favorite soundtrack is Love Actually

I follow on Twitter,Facebook & the blog.

Bonnie K. said...

I'm always happy to read about new writers.

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One of my favorite soundtrack is Sleepless in Seattle.

I'm a follower of your blog.

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Bridget O'Neill said...

My favorite movie soundtrack is Moulin Rouge! Every song on that soundtrack is awesome!

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Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

My favorite movie soundtrack is "Dirty Dancing"

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karenk said...

i, too, love 'the sound of music.'

i'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

great posting :)

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RoadWarriorMomma said...

1) Truth About Cats and Dogs

2) I follow the blog.

3) I tweeted the interview

4) I like on FB

Krystal Lynn said...

It's The Wedding Planner and A Walk To Remember. Both full of sappy, love songs and both movies that I love.

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Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) said...

My favourite movie soundtrack has to be from the movie ONCE. The song 'Falling Slowly' is absolutely gorgeous -- as are the rest of the songs on the album! I love that it's a movie about music to begin with. I get chills whenever I watch it. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Lexiquin said...

I love the music from "Remember the Titans" and "School of Rock"

Lexiquin said...

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Lilian said...

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

I'm a big soundtrack fan and I have to say that Shrek Forever After knocked it out of the ball park for scores (though Avatar, Clash of Titans, and Inception was earcandy as well)...Okay, the Hunger Games had a great soundtrack too (even though none of the songs where even played).
And The Artist had some shining jewels as well.

2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
GFC follower: Lilian Cheng

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lilboxism/status/218612920051974144

4. Joined Chick Lit Central on Facebook as Lilian Cheng.

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bn100 said...

I'd say Phantom of the Opera.

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Erica said...

Phantom of the Opera!!

I am a follower on Twitter, email

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Kristen said...

I'm in an old school mood, so we'll go with The Wedding Singer or The Bodyguard. :)

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Jeryl M. said...

I would like to read this book.

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Jeryl M. said...

I like a lot of soundtracks. Some of my favorites are Forrest Gump, Dirty Dancing, and Remember the Titans.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook follower.

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Maureen said...

The Lion King is my favorite soundtrack.
I follow on GFC
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Lindi said...

I feel crazy for admiting this, but I LOVE the Twilight soundtrack. The first movie.

I am a follower--I tweeted this post--and I like the fb page and joined the fb page.

This sounds like such a fun book to read. Would love to win a copy.

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Jencey Gortney said...

My favorite movie soundtrack is or most recently Titanic.

I am a follower and will share on facebook and twitter.

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rubynreba said...

Great interview. I would really like to read this book.

Dirty Dancing is my favorite soundtrack.

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Pauline Wiles said...

Favorite soundtrack: Pretty Woman
I'm a blog follower
And, I'm in the Facebook group.

Thanks!
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Nina said...

Love her book cover! As for my favorite movie soundtrack...I have to go with Grease! And also have to give the sad confession that I also have every Broadway soundtrack that has been released as well!
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Dolly said...

My favorite movie soundtrack is also Phantom of the Opera (altho I enjoy the Broadway soundtrack better).

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thanks!

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Kaley said...

1. I have to go with the Twilight soundtracks...sigh...makes me sound like a bit of a...well I have no idea, but recently those songs stick out for me along with the film (instead of fading into the background or being unforgettable)
2. Already a follower
3. I will be tweeting about this (@KaleyS23)
4. Already a follower on Facebook!

Email: books.etc.blogger AT gmail DOT com

rhonda said...

The big chill!!I am follower. Will tweet at rhondareads.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

My favorite movie soundtracks are Dirty Dancing, Grease and Rocky Horror. It's hard to choose just one.

I follow via gfc, twitter and facebook

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