Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Giving Stuff Away!

Because I need something to lift my spirits while I wait for someone from the school to call me back or while I wait to hear how Teagan's day went today... I want to give stuff away!

Last week, I posted about a book I'm reading called "The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken."  I asked readers to share some comments and that I'd do a random select to choose someone to pass the book along to next and that person is....

Katherine from The Katherine Wheel!

Congrats! I'd love to hear what you think of it when you're done- just to see if our opinions are the same about the story and the characters.

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I am all about things that are positive and warm & fuzzy and have happy endings- especially when I'm in the midst of needing my own happy ending.  And there is something about a positive and uplifting sports movie that I really enjoy- I have a soft spot for films (especially those based on true stories) like Rudy and Remember the Titans and Miracle and more.  But most of those feel good sports movies are still kind of geared towards guys with guy sports like football and baseball and hockey.  This movie is different because it focuses on a women's basketball team in the 70's.

Which is why I am so excited about this movie!!  It opened this past weekend, it stars Carla Gugino (Spy Kids, Night at the Museum), David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel), Marley Shelton, and Academy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn.

Best of all, the movie israted G so it's a family friendly film that we can watch together.

And here is something fun for you! The company promoting this film, Ocean Ave Entertainment and StoryCrawler, wants to provide one of my readers with a signed movie poster! If you'd like to enter to win, leave a comment for each of these ways of entering:

1. Leave a comment telling me why you love happy, positive movies.

2. Like the film on Facebook.

3. See the film and write a review here or on your own blog and link to it. (that's going to get you a bunch of extra entries)

I'm going to choose the winner on Oct 31!

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The next book on my reading list that I will be passing along to a lucky reader is a book on living a life of gratitude. More details coming soon!

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1 comment:

Karen Peterson said...

That movie does sound pretty good. You're right. All the good sports movies are usually centered just around guys. I wonder if that's why The Blind Side stood out so much. Guy's sport, but with a very strong female lead. Maybe?