Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop 2013



My Prizes:

Prize #1: $35 Amazon Gift Card (US Only)

Prize #2: Silver Linings Playbook Blu-Ray or DVD! (US Only) 

 

If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME! If you are returning, it’s great to see you again! Many thanks to the hosts of this event, the wonderful ladies at Under the Covers and at Guilty Pleasures. 

 

   ~Blog Post~ 


Today I thought I'd chat a bit about one of my favorite movies, The Silver Linings Playbook. (The book is wonderful, too, by the way. Different in some ways, plot wise, but the movie remains true to the core of the story and the theme, which Matthew Quick, the author, states quite succinctly and beautifully early on in the book, by having the hero quote a line from the Great Gatsby: "I'm thirty. I'm five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor." By the way, even in the book, the main character does find his silver lining, so don't be afraid to read it... AFTER seeing the movie :D) 


I found the main character's goal of looking for the silver lining, even in the face of a life that's been completely ripped to shreds, so inspiring. In fact, he gets pretty worked up when he realizes all the books on his ex-wife's American Lit syllabus (she's a teacher), and that he has given himself the task of reading to impress her, have very dire and depressing endings.  And I have to say, I am not a huge fan of depressing endings in movies or in books, either. It's probably why I write romance (you're always guaranteed a happy ending of some sort!)

 

And, guess what? There just so happens to be a Sinful Siren, Tiffany, in the movie (and book) that ends up being Pat's Silver Lining. (But how she gets there is the meat of the story, and you'll just have to watch the movie or read the book, or both -- like I did -- to find out!)

 


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55 comments:

  1. I sort of believe in silver linings. I think we usually benefit from bad times even if it takes a long time to realize the benefit or silver lining.

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  2. I do believe in silver linings. It's hard but I have to believe that things are going to get better someday :)

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  3. I belive in silver linings just sometimes you have to wade through bad stuff to get to it. Thanks for being part of the hop!!

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  4. I believe in silver linings, just sometimes those silver linings aren't as "silver" as you think they should be! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. It would be nice if there were silver linings and people should always look for them.

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  6. I believe in silver linings, sometimes a little faith even in yourself goes a long ways. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I do believe in silver linings, even though sometimes they take a while to find!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Yes I do! I believe there is good somewhere in everything! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway
    Kleah921(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I do believe in silver linings and lights at the end of the tunnel.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Yes, I do believe in silver linings and looking back at difficult times to see it.

    html-2(AT) Hotmail (Dot) com

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  11. I definitely believe in silver linings.

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  12. I do...but I believe in karma and love at first sight too. I am a believer ;-)

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  13. I absolutely believe in silver linings.

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  14. I believe in silver linings even though it might take some work to get there but it is there right???

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  15. I think you have to look for them, but they are always there.

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  16. I really haven't had a desire to read or see the movie "Silver Linings' but now you have me questioning myself. I might have to just go out and rent it now!!

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  17. There's a silver lining for everyone. It might take some time but eventually it'll be right in front of you before you know it.

    H.B.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. I think there are silver linings in everything if you are willing to look for them...

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  19. Definitely believe in silver linings. We all need to have hope and find the good in things

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  20. I believe in silver linings I just don't believe they happen often

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  21. I believe in silver linings I just don't believe they happen often

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  22. I so want to believe, it's just not always easy

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  23. I believe in them. Sometimes they are hard to find.

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  24. Sometimes the silver doesn't shine but it's always there :)

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  25. Sure, why not! It's always good to believe in something and a silver lining is always a good thing to believe in to help you keep you chin up, even in those times when it's hard to imagine it's there.

    Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway,
    Shelly H.
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  26. I definitely believe in Silver Linings.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

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  27. Have to or everything looks bleak

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  28. I believe in silver linings. I also click to give food on the animal rescue site. I have a reminder email everyday. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

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  29. Yes. I'd like to believe in silver linings even if they aren't always there.

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  30. It's in the eye of the beholder. If you want to see a silver lining, then you'll find one. But if you are a pessimistic person, it's more likely you won't be able to see any. I'm somewhere in between. Sometimes, I can see those silver linings, but other times, when I think the world is out to get me, I can't see sh*t, lol.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    mearles1982 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  31. Yes,I believe that there's a good side to everthing even if it doesn't appear that way.Thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Yes! I believe, even when I don't.

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  33. I do believe in silver linings!

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  34. Yes I do.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. THERE'S JOY IN SILVER LINGS. LOOK AT THE RAINBOWS! THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE!

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  36. I try to believe in silver linings, they are sometimes hard to see though :)

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  37. I totally believe in Silver Linings, sometimes it is hard when your the one in the situation.

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  38. Absolutely. You always have to be positive.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  39. it's tough in this day and age, but we've gotta hope for the silver lining in the sky or we are doomed to failure and lonliness

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  40. Yes, I do :)
    thanks for the giveaway!
    mylulabug at gmail dot com

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  41. I believe or want to believe in silver linings. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great weekend!

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  42. Yes I DO BELIEVE!
    octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I do believe in silver linings.

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  44. Absolutely!! There has to be something good that come from bad. I choose to believe.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  45. I always try to believe in them.
    Sometimes, it is harder than others, but it keeps me going. ;)
    Thank you for sharing, K!

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  46. SQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUEE! AND CONGRATS SHERRY!! TANK YOU SO MUCH KE!!

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