...for your loyalty, kindness, and patience as I have made my way these past six years
in the crazy world of blogging!
When I began BOOKIN' WITH BINGO, I honestly didn't even know what a blog was, but decided to try to create one. I used my childhood nickname of Bingo (that doesn't have anything to do with the game) and went from there. As a teacher and one who believes that reading is what opens so many doors for all of us, I wanted to share my love of reading with others on this blog. I went from having no idea how to get someone to give me a book to review or promote, to having to refuse requests because the amount of books I receive is unbelievable. My first post seen HERE is a bit different from what I now do. I began blogging when I was still teaching but got more involved when I retired. When we moved from Florida to Texas to be near our son, my time suddenly was taken up with the delight of a grandchild, and now there are two!
As you have seen, I now haven't reviewed as much as I would like but do enjoy promoting the much loved Cozy Mysteries, and my new favorite, audio books. In this next year, I will probably post less than before as we are busy with the kids and life itself, but do hope you all will sign up for email so you will know what Bingo is doing and when a new post goes up. I thank you all so much and am posting today about a fun Bookin' with Bingo Blogiversary Giveaway. It will end on February 3, with a new post I am involved with already, and all current winners will be announced, I hope, on February 4! So, I hope this giveaway is something you will enjoy and try to win and that I will see you back here on February 3, after a short break.
Nominations Based on Books!
NOT THAT OSCAR....THIS ONE!This year, I have taken a great interest in the OSCAR Nominations as we have had time, and gift cards, to go see many of them (being retired is great!). I have my favorite, but won't tell just yet. I thought it would be fun to base my 6th BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY on some of the movies nominated that were inspired by from books and the written word.
Of the movies nominated for awards this year, several are based on the written word. “American Sniper” is a film version of the book AMERICAN SNIPER by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen, while the movie “The Theory of Everything” came from Jane Hawking’s book “TRAVELING TO INFINITY”. The film “The Imitation Game” was based on the Alan Turing biography “ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA" by Andrew Hodges. Best Actress nominee Julianne Moore received her nod for the movie “Still Alice,” based on the book of the same name by Lisa Genova, while Rosamund Pike, another Best Actress nominee, starred in the movie “Gone Girl,” based on the bestselling book by Gillian Flynn. Reese Witherspoon’s Best Actress nomination came for the movie “Wild,” which was based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.
So there are JUST six of the possible OSCAR winners that owe their movie to a good book and my Blogiversary Giveaway is for one of those books. If you are chosen the winner, you may choose any one of the books from these films and I will send you a copy in book, or ebook form, (your choice).
GIVEAWAY TITLE CHOICES:
TRAVELING TO INFINITY
ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA
I WILL SEND ONE COPY OF ANY TITLE
ABOVE IN BOOK OR eBOOK FORM
TO ONE LUCKY READER
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHICH BOOK ABOVE YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN AND WHY. YOU MUST CHOOSE ONLY ONE TO QUALIFY FOR THE GIVEAWAY
+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK
+1 OR MORE ENTRIES: COMMENT ON ANY OF THE FILMS MENTIONED ABOVE THAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND IF YOU DID, OR DID NOT, LIKE THEM AND WHY. IF YOU HAVE SEEN MORE THAN ONE OF THEM, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY ON EACH YOU SAW AND WRITE ABOUT FOR EXTRA ENTRIES
+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT NOMINEE ABOVE YOU HOPE WINS AND WHY
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, FEBRUARY 10