Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Giveaway: Love on the Big Screen

TNBBC has a great new novel up for grabs!

will be featured in September for our Author/Reader discussion.

In order to stimulate discussion, we have 5 books to give away.

4 copies will be given to residents of the US and Canada
1 copy will be given out internationally

Here is the book description as it appears on Goodreads:
Meet Zuke, a college freshman whose understanding of love has been shaped by late-eighties romantic comedies, and who attends a school so strict it's against the rules to go to the movies. Zuke and his buddies, separated from the women on campus and forced to entertain themselves, form a club called the Brothers in Pursuit, which holds weekly meetings during which all the members dress in matching and embroidered boxer shorts, stand at attention to Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," and report back to one another on their objectives: God, knowledge, compassion, and women. Love on the Big Screen is a novel of friendship, the dangers of romanticized love, the complexities of faith and real life, and what happens to one young man as he finds out that life is nothing like the movies he loves.

The contest will run through August 10th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Simply comment here stating that you would like to receive a copy of the book. If you have a favorite memory of an 80's band or movie, I encourage you to share it!

2 - Tell us if you are a resident of the US/Canada or if you are international, and leave me a way to contact you.

*If your comment is missing any of this information, it will be considered ineligible.

3- Agree to participate in a group read book discussion that will run during the month of September over at TNBBC on Goodreads. Bill Torgerson has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him.

*If you're comment is chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you at the first of the month).

Winners are chosen randomly
and will be announced here and via email
on August 10th.

Good luck!


  1. I would love to enter
    80s memory - WHAM - George Michael in short shorts
    You can contact me on twitter @Libbyheily

  2. I absolutely want to read this. My best friend and I share an uncompromising love for 80's rom/coms and Cusack is a god to us.

  3. I would love to receive a copy. My fab 80s movies, which I still rewatch, are "Back to the Future" and "the Goonies." And "Crocodile Dundee"! I used to love that movie for some reason, and it might explain why I'm now living in Australia (originally from Japan)! I'm international, and you can contact me through Goodreads.

  4. Would loooove a copy! Have been waiting to read it. My 80s memory is 'the sure thing'. Made mewant to road trip. Contact me through facebook or hotmail. Happy to do any suveys, reads, etc.

  5. I'd really love to have a copy. The 80's were a plethora of fantastic movies, from Lethal Weapon to Better off Dead they were all awesome.

    You can reach me through twitter @Neon_Vultures or facebook - I'm Christian Tweed :)

  6. I have a copy of Love on the Big Screen and I can't wait to read it! I agree I loved the 80s!!! Good luck everyone!

    Laura Kay

  7. I have a copy and can't wait to read it!!

  8. I would love to receive a copy. I've wanted to read it since I found out about it. And I never turn down a book group.

    As a child of the 80s, I can't even begin to list just one thing that stands out the most, although "Dirty Dancing" made me want to learn to dance (since I didn't stand a chance of my real dream of dating Patrick Swayze), I still find ROUSes "inconceivable," and "What's happenin' hot stuff" still makes my day. Plus I'm pretty sure that watching "Absence of Malice" in my high school journalism class is one of the reasons I became a journalist...and now make my high school journalism classes suffer through the "old movie" to learn a thing or two.

    And don't even get me started on the music! (My brother and I converted our much younger cousin to 80s music instead of his generation's 90s stuff as soon as he was old enough to appreciate it. To this day, my cousin's favorite band is Duran Duran.)

    I live in the U.S. and can be contacted at

    Thanks for considering me!

  9. I would love to win a copy.
    Favorite song from the 80's is Jessie's Girl .Flashdance was my favorite movie.
    I live in the USA.

  10. i would love to read it.Jessies girl played it a million times.Live in the usa

  11. Congrats to the following winners:

    USA Libby Heily, Heather, Colleen, and Rhonda
    International Choco

    Sadly, the choice didn't have to be chosen randomly because there were only 5 entries that included whether they were international or not.

    When the comments do not contain the needed information listed in the giveaway, they automatically become invalid.

    The good news is, I have a giveaway every month, so you will have PLENTY of opportunities to get it right in the future :)

    Thanks to everyone else for entering, though!

  12. It's been fun to see everyone's 80s related comments. I'm looking forward to chatting with you all on Goodreads in September. There are some questions on my website that might prove for some interesting discussion here:

    See you all online soon!