Monday, November 24, 2008

Girls Like Us: CBS.com Novel Adventures Giveaway!

Day 2 of CBS.com's Novel Adventures Giveaway!

To see the rest of the giveaways click here!

Today's Question: Do you or have you ever sung? Share your experience!


A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct. Carole King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation -- female version -- but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliche. The history of the women of that generation has never been written -- until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs. Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novel -- except it's all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila Weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information.Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them -- confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment on each giveaway you want to enter by answering the question I ask on that specific post.

Please leave your email address each time you enter (or have an active blogger account/blog that I can contact you via) in your comment so I will be able to contact you if you are a winner. :)

You can only win one of the 9 giveaways.

This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only.

Girls Like Us giveaway ends Monday December 1st at 11:59 pm.



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17 comments:

  1. Yes, I sing/have sung. Can I be a professional? NO. Do I think I sound good, well the acoustics in the shower tell me so! LOL. I sing in church, I sing in the shower, I sing in the car!

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  2. I was in the school choir. Except for singing along to the radio, that's it for me. And, believe me, everyone's thankful for that. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  3. I try. And I suck. Really really bad. So bad, my two year old daughter screams "NO" when I sing with her. :)

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  4. I have sung karaoke twice: Mountain Music by Alabama and Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow.

    Other than that, I just sing in the shower, in the car, and for my husband. I love to sing, though I'm not so good at it. Which is why I leave it to the privacy of my own home. :)

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  5. I love to sing! I sing to babies and toddlers. They always like it and I have a lot of fun. However, I can't really carry a tune too well so I would never be a professional. I'm a kind of desperate to read this book - I wanted to be these women! Thank you for the chance.
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I'm not a GOOD singer, but I do sing...though not really in front of people, unless the music is up loud and I can't really hear myself, so i figure nobody else can hear me either! LOL

    I've sung karoake for fun a few times at people's houses...but that's when I was super hyper and just did NOT care about how I sounded. it was fun though.

    -lauren
    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  7. No, I'm not a singer. I have to admit, however, that I do enjoy singing, but only to myself, when the house is empty.

    djecse at yahoo dot com

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  8. I was part of the choir in HS. And I sing in the car. But professionally, no way, never gonna happen.

    Donna
    bacchus76(at)myself(dot)com

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  9. I sang in our high school church musical production, and I have a decent voice for choir, but am not by any means a soloist. I have a great ear for pitch while playing the flute, but unfortunately that did not carry over so much for my singing.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  10. Yah, i sang :D it was FUNNY.

    i was just standing there... and someone... pushed me to the front... and someoone else pushed em to the stage... and w/o really knowing... i had the mic in my hand :D

    well i sang ;) i am an awful singer ... :D but i sang a very dance-able [ kill me, i make so many new words lOL] song and everyone was dancing away to glory :D

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  11. I like to sing even though I'm terrible. I have an old mp3 player that also records clip, and I like record clips and laugh at my terrible voice as I play it back.

    koalatees(at)gmail.com

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  12. Well I'm not a very good singer but I sung in chorus in elementary, middle, and two years of high school. I got a few solos but I've never been very comfortable singing alone lol. My last solo in chorus (before I quit- the teacher and I did not get along well) I had to pass to someone else because I was so sick. I had to have my tonsils removed two weeks later.

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  13. 5th grade choir---I can't carry a tune--so I think they let me in because they needed people for a school Christmas production....

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  14. i sing in the shower, and thats the one place i sound really good :)

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  15. I used to sing with my school choir many years ago but nowadays most of my singing takes place in the shower :)

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  16. I only sang in public when I was in the choir in Elementary school. I wish I could sing! I really enjoy music and sing in the car or at home but that's it. I don't want to make someone's ears bleed. :)

    5wrights1@verizon.net

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  17. Great answers everyone! I think I did choir in elementary school but that's all!

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