Saturday, February 26, 2011

BintoM Monthly Giveaway #2

Time for Round #2 of the new BintoM Monthly Giveaway meme began, and hosted, by me! =)  I began this because I know I have a habit of comparing books to movies, and vice versa, when a movie is based on a book.  This meme is not to bring attention to those books that were written AFTER the movie, but before.

Here's how it's going to work:

  • Towards the end of the month, I will post the next month's giveaway. 
  • I will leave it open for 2 to 3 weeks.  At that time, a winner (or winners, if I'm feeling generous) will be chosen and notified. 
  • I will expect the winner to acknowledge the winning email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen in their place. 
  • This is now open internationally
  • You do not need to be a GFC follower to win.  Yes, I would like it if you followed me, but I am not making that a stipulation to participate or to win.

I've added a section to the form below for recommendations for future BintoM Monthly Giveaway prizes.  Let me know what you want to see.  =)

So, for March, we have the Speak book/movie combo as the prize.  This giveaway will end on March 14th.  Here's a little bit about both:

Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition

I have a brand new copy of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Speak written by Laurie Halse Anderson. 

Summary:  An extraordinary and multi-award-winning first novel about a girl who chooses not to speak rather than give voice to the truth, Speak has garnered rapt attention from readers and educators.  This anniversary edition is a tribute to Speak's ability to speak out on the difficult issues, and contains an all-new introduction from the author, an essay about what happens after the book ends, and exploratory guide to inspire further thought and discussion, added resources, and a teaser chapter of Laurie Halse Anderson's newest book, WintergirlsSpeak is a powerful, moving book that should be read and reread.

To go along with the book, I have a brand new copy of Speak the movie:


Blurb:  How can you speak if you can't find the words? Kristen Stewart (Panic Room, Cold Creek Manor) stars as Melinda, a high school outcast who has been stunned into silence by a traumatic event.  How will she discover the courage to find her voice ... and speak out?

DVD Bonus Features:
- Commentary with Director Jessica Sharzer and Author Laurie Halse Anderson
- Behind the Scenes
- Penguin Books "Study Guide"
- Cast Filmographies

DVD Info:
- Widescreen
- 93 minutes
- Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving teen rape

Main Actors:
Kristen Stewart
Eric Lively
Elizabeth Perkins
D. B. Sweeney
Steve Zahn 

Enter below for your chance to win and good luck!


  1. I've never heard of this one but it sure sounds interesting.

  2. I heard about this book through another reader. I've not read this book yet, but I will be buying a copy for myself to read. I've heard there's a lot of controversy around this book because of the teen rape issue.

  3. I'm choosing not to enter because this is one of those issues that sets me off more than it should. I'm thrilled to find your blog and thought I'd answer your question even though I am not entering: Lonesome Dove!

  4. Thanks LifeTimeReader! I'll add your answer to the growing pile =)


  6. I have Speak on my list of books to read and hope too very soon. I had no idea it was made into a movie...the cast list looks great, too.

    I love this idea of combining books with their respective movies. Brilliant! And a very generous giveaway idea, too!
    Thank you :o)
    ~ Amy

  7. I heard of both the book and the movie and have been meaning to check it out. This is pretty cool of a giveaway. I had an idea like this for when my Blog turns 1-year-old.

  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've heard nothing but fantastic things about Laurie Halse Anderson!

    -Carina L. Tai


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