Sunday, November 27, 2011

December's BintoM Monthly Giveaway (#11)

Have you ever read a book and then wanted to watch the movie made from it? Or, maybe you've seen a movie and then found out there was a book it was based on. Well, that was the basis of this monthly meme that I started.

Welcome to Literary R&R's BintoM (Books-into-Movies) Monthly Giveaway!

Here are the particulars for this giveaway:
  • 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.

December's BintoM Giveaway (ending December 11th) prize pack will consist of:

 The Secret Life of Bees book/movie combo

Here's a little bit about both:

I have a brand new paperback copy of The Secret Life of Bees written by Sue Monk Kidd that I bought from Books-A-Million.

Summary:  Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina - a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

To go along with the book, I have a brand new copy of The Secret Life of Bees, the movie:

Blurb:  To escape her cruel, angry father - and discover the truth about her late mother's past - 14-year-old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she's taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.

Special Features:

Theatrical Version

Director's Extended Cut

8 Deleted Scenes

 Adaptation: Bringing The Secret Life of Bees to the Big Screen (Featurette)
The Women and Men of The Secret Life of Bees (Featurette)

 Inside the Pink House with Sue Monk Kidd (Featurette)

Life on the Set (Featurette)

The World Premiere (Featurette)

Various Commentaries

DVD Info:

110 Minutes

Rated PG-13

Widescreen Version

Main Actors:

Queen Latifah

Dakota Fanning

Jennifer Hudson

Alicia Keys

Sophie Okonedo

Paula Bettany

Normally, this is where I'd have the link to the entry form, but... I've decided to add to this prize pack. I wanted to give away a themed prize this month.  Since there are beekeeping sisters in this novel, I've purchased items to do with bees and honey and one item to package it all into.

First up:

I have a brand new Thirty-One insulated lunch bag.  As you can see, the entire inside is insulated and the back has a large pocket for utensils while looking stylish in a St. Andrews Tartan design.

To go inside the bag:

A jar of Winnie-the-Pooh U.S. Grade A pure clover honey, a bag of Bit-O-Honey candy and a Burt's Bees combo pack.  In the Burt's Bees photo, there is a tube of Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, a container of Burt's Bees Hand Salve, a Burt's Bees Foot Care Kit (which includes Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme with Vitamin E, Burt's Bees Exfoliating Pumice Stone and what looks like a pair of Burt's Bees socks) and two clover honey suckers - not a Burt's Bees item, but still pretty awesome!

(=  Now, how's that for a themed prize pack?!  =)

Click here to enter for your chance to win

Good Luck!

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