Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Party 'Til Your Heels Fly Off Author Blog Hop - Come celebrate 75 years of Gone with the Wind!


Welcome to my addition to the party author blog hop -- Here, at my blog, I'm celebrating 75 years of Gone With The Wind... so get your ball gowns on, and swirl into the world of Scarlett O' Hara and Rhett Butler. I won't ramble on about how much I adore this movie. Nope! Instead, I'll offer up some entertainment with some youtube videos and my favorite scene... ENJOY!

"Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar. " -- Scarlett O'Hara

"I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." -- Scarlett O'Hara


You need to be kissed
RHETT: You will, though. And another thing. Those pantalets. I don't know a woman in Paris wears pantalets anymore.

SCARLETT: What do they... you shouldn't talk about such things.

RHETT: You little hypocrite, you don't mind my knowing about them, j
ust my talking about them.

SCARLETT: Rhett, I really can't go on accepting these gifts. Though you
are awfully kind.

RHETT: I'm not ki
nd, I'm just tempting you. I never give anything without expecting something in return. I always get paid.

SCARLETT: If you think I'll marry you just to pay for the bonnet, I won't.

RHETT: Don't flatter yourself, I'm not a marrying man.

SCARLETT: Well, I won't kiss you for it, either.






So... are you ready to re-visit this classic romance? Well...Jo to the rescue!

Prize up for grabs.
One lucky commenter will get to read the 75th anniversary edition of Gone with the Wind, the classic epic romance, on Kindle, or via paperback from amazon courtesy of moi.

Small print:
*CONTEST OPEN TO USA ONLY FOR PRINT OR KINDLE.
*OPEN INTERNATIONALLY FOR JUST A Kindle copy; if Kindle ebooks are available in your country via amazon, then you can enter!

What do you have to do to win?
You must do at least #1 and #2 to be entered to be in with a chance to win Gone with the Wind.
#3, #4 #5 and #6 are optional and will gain you one extra point for each quest you full fill.

1: Comment, leaving a way to contact you, and mentioning everything you did to enter.
2: Include your favorite part of Gone with the Wind or Scarlett, The Sequel, in your comment here.

OPTIONAL EXTRA WAYS TO WIN:
3: Comment on my author interview which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ygdf3KacY
4: Youtube like, adding to your favorites and subscribing -- Then come back here, telling me your youtube user name in your comment and everything you did via Youtube.
5: Tweet this message: Giveaway! Celebrate 75yrs of Gone with the Wind with @joannekenrick #awesome, #giveaways (must add the @joannekenrick to the end of your tweet so I can count it as an entry.)
6: Follow my website via google follow, if you don't already follow that is.

CONTEST ends Midnight, June 20th 2011 Arizona time.

ALSO, may I take this opportunity to mention that I am hosting a GOODREADS GIVEAWAY atm? You can find the 'easy entry' contest here: WHEN A MULLO LOVES A WOMAN

(c) JoAnne Kenrick

NEXT BLOG IN DA PARTY HOP: KALLY STEN

OFFICIAL TOUR RULES:

1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***



Images used in this blog post are property of: http://www.ttrove.com/gwtw.htm who offer LIFESIZE Gone with the Wind cutouts!

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31 comments:

  1. OMG how did I miss this blogfest?! GWTW is my all-time fave movie and book.

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  2. I did all of the above!
    goddessofpixies
    and my email is shadowestr@aol . com

    well not 6 'cuz I don't really do google XD
    I love how STRONG Scarlett is! Maybe not physically but emotionally and mentally, she does break down occasionally but when it comes down to it.... Her upbringing as a Southern Belle shines through.

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  3. this is a cool blog, I enjoy seeing it everytime! I have done everything asked. I hope to read and enjoy your books soon.
    heltondexter@yahoo.com

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  4. well I never did read the book and I saw the movie so long ago I don't remember! I loved all the beautiful dressess!! guess I need to win this one and read the book!! :)
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. @iandssmom You know, I'm ashamed to say I've never read the book before either -- when I realized the book was published 75 years ago this year, I decided to change that this summer. And I thought, why not hold a contest for someone to read it, too! I bet we're not the only ones. WOOT And even those who have read it, I bet a lot of copies are old and ready for replacement :) So here's their/your chance to get one for free! YEAY So...comment away for your chance to win.

    @shadowestr Strong woman she is indeed, but also very stubborn. LOL

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  6. And don't forget to pop on over to my Goodreads giveaway if you fancy a free paperback copy of Mullo, my para rom mystery! Link is top left of this page :) Nice big widget, so not hard to find :)

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  7. ive never read the book but i have watched the movie plenty of times one of my favs lol. i really should read the book as well. its a classic and normally books are better then movies. thanks for being part of the blog hop sweets.

    babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I have an original copy of Gone With The Wind Book, and have watched the movie many times. I love the Scarlett coming down the stairs scene. I entered the Goodreads giveaway! I am a Google Follower!
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. thanks!!

    I haven't read the book!! I'm SO bad!!

    GFC Michele LUker

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  10. Oh Gone with the Wind is my all time fave movie and its been years since I read the book like in High School I believe.

    I'm GFC follower-BLHmistress
    YT Subscribe -BLHmistress and commented

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Hey thanks for the giveaway^^ I've never actually read the book or seen the movie (hides away in shame) but I will check it out now it looks great^^
    I follow you (MelissaSanchezDempsey and tweeted about the contest (@MelissaDempsey1)
    melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway, will tweet and watched the video on YT but did not get a account :( but loved it!!
    @Bellscolella is my twitter!! :)))

    Checking out the interview!!))))

    coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

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  13. I'm not entering the contest but just wanted to say I enjoyed your blog and video clips.

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  14. I follow you on FB and here... Favorite part hmmm.... I actually think it's when she helps birth the baby.... am sharing the link on FB! :D

    authornicolehicks (at) gmail.com

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  15. One of the first books ever read and ranks as my favorite movie. A classic for sure.
    GFC follower Jean P
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  16. I did all six! :) I am stinababy6891 on youtube! :)

    As for # 2, I've never read Gone with the Wind, but I use the phrase, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" often and am suprised that I didn't know it came from that sooner.

    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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  17. Please don't hurt me, but I am not a big fan of the time period that Gone With The Wind was set in. I know, I know. Bad me. But anyway, I have always loved this quote "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.". I think I got it right.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Great blog JoAnne!!! :)

    Gone with the Wind is still my Mom's favorite book & movie! :)

    Lisa

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  19. The first movie I ever saw at an indoor theater was Gone With the Wind! LOL Our little town only had a drive-in until I was twelve. That dates me! I just love Scarlett's declaration, and I hope I quote it right, "As God as my witness, I'll never go hungry again!" A woman's got to do what a woman's got to do.

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  20. Doing #1 and #2.

    My favorite part of Gone with the Wind is when Scarlett uses the thick green velvet curtains to make herself a dress. She carries the look with such "flair".

    feliciarogersauthor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. It is a fun blog! I want that dress...I've always wanted that dress...lol

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  22. What a great movie. My favorite is when Rhet says "Frankly Scarlet I don't give a damn." Great post. Just did #1 & #2.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. LOve your blog and I am loving your book can't wait to finish it :)

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  24. I read the book back in high school as leisure reading LOL Loved it, agonized over that ending for months afterward. Then I read the sequel. Agonized over that ending too.

    My favorite scene from GWTW? There are really too many to pick just one :-)

    sandra.sookoo@comcast.net

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  25. My favorite scene is when Rhett carries her up the steps 'cause you know he's going to rock her southern world and take the twang right out of her accent.

    I've followed you here and on twitter.

    vonnie.davis at ymail.com

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  26. miss scarlett and rhett have never looked better - what a clever party theme.

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  27. Ha! I love that, Vonnie..take the twang right out of her accent hehe

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  28. Great Giveaway!! Nothing better than a good old classic!!

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  29. I never read the book! Now that you made me feel guilty, I better surreptitiously add it as a to-read. I love the utube video. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Icecream1891 I wish I had a utube account, but I don't :( Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. Would you believe I've never seen or read GWTW? So deprived.
    Gunnar

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