Sunday, March 27, 2011

April's BintoM Monthly Giveaway (#3)

Time for the 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 April, thanks to your votes in last month's BintoM Giveaway, we have Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood book/movie combo as the prize.  This giveaway will end on April 11th. 

Here's a little bit about both:


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Full Screen)


I have a slightly used copy of the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood written by Rebecca Wells that I bought from the local used bookstore before they went out of business.

Summary:  When Sidda asks her mother, the aging belle Vivi, for help in researching women's friendships, Vivi sends her daughter a scrapbook. From this artifact of Vivi's own lifelong friendship with three women collectively known as "the Ya-Ya's," and from Sidda's response to it, a story unfolds regarding a dark period in Vivi and Sidda's past that plagues their present relationship.

To go along with the book, I have a brand new copy (very slightly damaged during transit to me) of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood the movie:

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Full Screen)

Blurb:  Like mother, like daughter: neither New York playwright Sidda Lee Walker nor her eccentric Louisiana mother Vivi will likely take steps to mend the rift between them.  No, this is a job for the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

The Ya-Yas - sworn lifelong friends of Vivi - stage an unorthodox "intervention" to bring daughter and mother together in this warm adaptation of Rebecca Wells' bestsellers, written for the screen and directed by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise).

DVD Bonus Features:

8 additional scenes

Cast Commentary with Ashley Judd and Director/Screenwriter Callie Khouri

Fillmaker Commentary with Callie Khouri, Executive Producer Lisa Stewart, Producres Bonnie Bruckheimer and Hunt Lowry, Editor Andrew Marcus and Composer T Bone Burnett

2 Featurettes:  Unlocking the Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Scrapbook

Alison Krauss Sitting in the Window of My Room Music Video

DVD Info:

116 Minutes

Rated PG-13 for Mature Thematic Elements, Language and Brief Sensuality
(Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13)

Widescreen Version

Main Actors:

Sandra Bullock
Ellen Burstyn
Fionnula Flanagan
James Garner
Ashley Judd
Shirley Knight
Angus MacFadyen
Maggie Smith 

Enter below for your chance to win and good luck!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  2. just entered. thanks for doing this :)

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  3. I would join but it seems more like a chick-flick/novel than for a guy. =X But I would like to vote with Charlotte's Web! For the next combo.

    Or if it's other It's Kind of a Funny Story. http://www.amazon.com/Kind-Funny-Story-Movie-Tie-/dp/1423141911/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302217395&sr=1-1

    Yes, I vote for Funny Story >.>

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