Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mia March's movie club and book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we welcome Mia March and her brand new novel "The Meryl Streep Movie Club", which Kirkus Reviews calls “a heartwarming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season.” Mia March lives on the coast of Maine, which is where the story takes place. "The Meryl Streep Movie Club" will be published in over eighteen countries. Mia’s next novel, "Finding Colin Firth," will be published by Simon & Schuster in the summer of 2013. For more info, please visit Mia’s website. You can also friend her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster,we have THREE copies of The Meryl Streep Movie Club to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the US.

Favorite movie of all time:
Out of Africa. “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” Can’t you hear Meryl Streep’s opening reverent narration? This film, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1987, is based on the memoirs of Karen Blixen, an astonishing, independent woman who gives her all to her coffee farm, her workers and the people around her. And I don’t think any actor before or since can trump how incredibly gorgeous Robert Redford is in this film.

Favorite chick flick:
Bridget Jones’ Diary. Like the book it’s based on, a masterpiece of fun and truth. “I realize when I met at you the turkey curry buffet that I was unforgivably rude and wearing a reindeer jumper. . . . But the thing is, despite appearances, I like you. Very much. Just as you are.” I’ve rewatched this movie many times just to get to that part with Mark Darcy saying that to Bridget. Happy sigh.

Favorite independent film:
A tie! I can’t choose between them. First is the great Party Girl starring Parker Posey as a library assistant discovering who she really is. I can watch her order baba ganoush from her cart guy forever. Dead on, funny and touching. The other is True Love, starring Annabella Sciorra and Ron Eldard, as a young Bronx couple planning their wedding. Blue mashed potatoes!

Favorite movie musical:
Mamma Mia! Meryl Streep and Colin Firth in one movie? Heaven. I love how much fun everyone is having, including Meryl belting out all those Abba songs, every one of which I adore.

Favorite movie theater snack:

Favorite actor and actress:
Meryl Streep (goes without saying!) and Colin Firth. Meryl Streep is a gift. Her incredible range, from hilariously funny to heartbreakingly serious, is just astounding. Colin is my heartthrob and has been since I first saw him in the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice as Mr. Darcy. (My next novel, which will be published in the summer of 2013, is "Finding Colin Firth," a spin-off of "The Meryl Streep Movie Club.") LOVE him.

Chick lit novel (aside from your own) that you wish were a movie:
"Tales of a Drama Queen" by Lee Nichols. One of the most hilarious (and yet touching) chick lit novels I’ve ever read. And such a visual read.

Who would you cast in the lead roles, if "The Meryl Streep Club" were made into a movie:
Isabel: Emily Blunt
June: Amy Adams
Kat: Kate Bosworth
Lolly: Susan Sarandon

Hear that, Hollywood?

Special thanks to Mia for inviting us to join her Meryl Streep and Colin Firth clubs and to Simon & Schuster for sharing the book with our readers. Doesn't the popcorn on the cover look yummy?!?

How to win "The Meryl Streep Movie Club":
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: If you could have a movie club for an actor or actress, who would you choose?
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 only. Giveaway ends June 24th at midnight EST.


Lindsey said...

This book looks like a very fun read. My email is ljshuler@hotmail.com

1. If I could have a movie club, it would probably be Jennifer Anniston. I adore her.

cupcake said...

I'm a follower (cupcake), including on Twitter (@VivaAmaRisata) and Facebook.

If I could have a movie club, it would be focused on Colin Firth. Le sigh.

Sharon said...

I've had my eye on this one.

sharn3960 (@) comcast (.net)

A movie club for an actress... hmmm... how about Julia Roberts - because it would be A LOT of fun!

I'm follower of the blog and on FB and I posted the giveaway on Twitter (@sharn3960)


Jeryl M. said...

I would make a movie club for Patrick Swayze, but we would only watch Dirty Dancing over and and over again.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook fan.

susieqlaw said...

I love Rachel McAdams and Colin Firth. I follow the CLC blog, facebook, and twitter.

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Kristen said...

Hmm... I think Julia Roberts is a good pick! Or Ryan Reynolds. :)

I follow on FB and email.


Marthalynn said...

Ah, Robert Redford really was something else in that movie, wasn't he!

I've been watching a lot of Ryan Reynolds and Michele Williams lately, so a movie club for either of them would be right up my alley!

I'm a follower :)

marthalynn16 at gmail

Alison's Book Marks said...

This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

If I had a book club for an actor/actress it would have to be Jack Nicholson/Katherine Hepburn (I'm old school!)

Mary said...

I would have to go with a British group and have Alan Rickman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth. That would be some book group!

Mary said...

I follow on GFC. (mamie316)


Mary said...

I am a member on Facebook. Mary Rauch Ward


Lisamarie said...

Sandra Bullock
I'm a FB, Blog and Twitter follower of CLC

Anonymous said...

My e-mail address is maureenannomalley at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow the blog and I follow you on Twitter

I follow the author on Twitter (as of today)

If I could have a movie club following any actress, it would be Sandra Bullock

rhonda said...

I follow. The blog and on twitter.dame Judith dengue would be my choice.Lomazowr@gmail.com

Linda Kish said...

I agree with all those who chose Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock. I love them both.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Cyndee said...

A movie club led by me would be starring Anne Hathaway. She has been a Princess, worked for a Anna Wintour like character, in New Batman movie and so much more... I follow via RSS Google and mreenchi ember of group on Facebook. I also sent Mia March a friend request on Facebook.
Cyndee Thomas
Cyndee dot thomas0 at gmail dot com

Lilian said...

1. Please tell us: If you could have a movie club for an actor or actress, who would you choose?

Robert Downey Jr.
Because that guy is hilarious!

2. I'm already a GFC follower (Lilian Cheng).

3. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lilboxism/status/215304716442279936

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

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

bn100 said...

I'd choose Julia Roberts.

I follow the blog.


Savannah Page said...

I love Meryl and this book and premise look awesome!! Congrats to the author on the publishing deal. So neat! If I had a movie club it'd probably be Diane Keaton. Actually if I could have Diane, Meryl, and then Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin I'd be a really happy camper. Or actually a writer/director club for Nancy Meyers. That'll work just fine for me! :)

Thanks for the chance to win, and yup, I'm a blog follower here.
-Savannah Page

A Soccer Mom's Book Blog said...

Book Club for an actress.. Marilyn Monroe of course.


Bridget O'Neill said...

Two words: Hugh Jackman. Yum!

I'm a follower of the blog

I'm a member of CLC on Facebook


Nina said...

I have to agree with her, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth is a pretty great combo! I recently had an Adam Sandler-themed movie marathon with my boyfriend, so I guess Adam Sandler would be my pick! (I must like my boyfriend a LOT, because I sure as hell don't like Adam Sandler movies!) But evidently the concept was so enticing that my sister had an Adam Sandler marathon of her own! Who knew Adam Sandler's movie club potential!? ;)

Erica said...

Hmmmmm...I guess Jonny Depp!

I am a follower by email and twitter!!

wordywon at gmail dot com

holdenj said...

If I had to base a movie club on a star's works, it would be George Clooney. Eclectic and great to look at!

I am a follower.


Maureen said...

I don't know many actors names but I think I would pick Meryl Streep since I love all her movies.
I follow on GFC
Tweet: https://twitter.com/MaureenCE/status/216264563933446145
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I don't have a movie club, but I am a big fan of Sandra Bullock's movies.

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I just sent this book to a friend for her birthday, now I seriously need to get or win one for myself.
If I had a movie club I would choose either Sandra Bullock (such a hoot) or Julia Roberts.
I follow this blog, I get the Chicklit emails, I follow on Twitter and on Facebook. I have posted this on both Twitter and Facebook.

Anonymous said...

I like your favorites. I ordered two of them from my library.

I belong to a movie/book club but a movie club....hmmm, Maggie Smith!


Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot to say I liked you on Facebook and joined your facebook group also.


P.S. And I'm sending you link to my daughter and sister. They will love it.

Jane said...

Looks like the type of book I really would love. Love Meryl Streep.


Tiffany Drew said...

Just came across this book for the first time in the store the other day and wanted to get it so badly, I love Meryl Streep!

My movie club would probably revolve around Paul Rudd. He is hilarious and I am a wee bit in love with him :)

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Facebook Member Tiffany Drew

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Cher B said...

I would definitely join a Colin Firth movie club and I would also suggest Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he is really a strong actor to watch! If we're going on strictly charm and appeal, maybe Josh Duhamel, he's lovely in When in Rome.
Looking forward to reading this- thanks for the chance to win!

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kwaskewich said...

I am a follower of this blog, including on Twitter (@karen_waskewich) and Facebook!

If you could have a movie club for an actor or actress, who would you choose? - Julia Roberts. She's such an amazing, talented woman who is loved by people of all ages!

kwaskewich said...

I've posted this on twitter!