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