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!


  1. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  2. just entered. thanks for doing this :)

  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.

    Yes, I vote for Funny Story >.>


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