Friday, January 23, 2015

6th YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
...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.

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2015 OSCAR
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 HodgesBest 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:
AMERICAN SNIPER
TRAVELING TO INFINITY
ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA
STILL ALICE
GONE GIRL
WILD


GIVEAWAY
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
GOOD LUCK! 

42 comments:

Steve Capell said...

Wow American Sniper would be GREAT! I wonder if it's just me ... but I find that very few movies bring to life the story as good as the book! The only one that I think comes close is the Wizard of OZ ... on second thought ... the book is better. Maybe it's because through reading my mind goes through painting the scenes just the way I would want them to be! Anyway ... I had to add that! Thanks so much Karen for all that you do and this Blogiversary is amazing!

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bermudaonion said...

Fun, fun giveaway! I'd choose Traveling to Infinity because I don't own it.

Happy blogiversary!

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bermudaonion said...

I've seen Wild and Gone Girl and thought they were both terrific. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Colleen Turner said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! 6 years...that is just wonderful!

I would love to read Still Alice. I have had the book on my wish list for a while now and now that the movie is out I am excited to read the book and compare to the movie.

Thanks!
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Colleen Turner said...

I saw Gone Girl (I read the book first and then watched the movie for comparison) and while I loved the book more I still really enjoyed the movie. Very twisted and entertaining!

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Colleen Turner said...

I am really rooting for The Imitation Game to win! I love all the actors in it and love movies that are centered around WWII and code breaking.

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traveler said...

I would love to read Gone Girl. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I hope that American Sniper wins. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations and best wishes.
I would love to read The Enigma which sounds intriguing. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I would like Still Alice to win since it is a prfound subject. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue Farrell said...

I would like to win Alan Turing: The Enigma because I think he was a much underappreciated person in our country's history. I like to imagine what he could have accomplished in a longer lifetime.
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Sue Farrell said...

I have seen Gone Girl and found it entertaining---but it just doesn't seem to have an Oscar-worthy subject in my opinion.
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Sue Farrell said...

I would like to see Julienne Moore win for Still Alice since I think trying to portray the feelings of someone in Alice's situation would be very difficult.
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Carol N Wong said...

I would to read The Enigma by Alan Turing for two reasons. I have always been fascinated by cryptography history. I have read some about the American cryptography during WWI and WWII. I had an uncle who learned Arabic in WWII so that the secret messages could be figured out. (Don't know if they were coded. Also I am very impressed by Alan Turing's achievments, cracking the code of the German Enigma machine (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/how-enigma-works.html)and also for being a thinker beyond his times.

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Carol N Wong said...

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2015/01/6th-year-blogiversary-giveaway.html I tweeted!

Carol N Wong said...

I would love if Still Alice won. Julianne Moore is a great actress and the book is wonderful. I read it when it first came out and have all of the books by Lisa Genova on my wish list. I thought she really understood what it would be like to have alzheimers or dementia. She is well qualified to write those book because she has a PHd for Neuroscience from Harvard University. This film could go a long way for removing the stigma of dementia.

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holdenj said...

Happy Blogiversary Karen! I remember some of those early posts! I think I would be most interested in winning the Alan Turing Enigma book. Thanks!
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holdenj said...

Once again, I have seen NONE of the movies up for best picture yet this year! There's still a little time and I think my best bet will be getting my hubby to American Sniper.
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fredamans said...

Happy blogoversary!!!!!!

Linda Kish said...

I would love to have and read Still Alice. I have wanted to read it for a while now. Alzheimer's Disease has always interested me.

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Linda Kish said...

The only one I have seen is Gone Girl and I liked it. I thought it was an interesting story.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd like to see Julianne Moore win for Best Actress in a leading Role for Still Alice. From what I've seen, she does an excellent job in her portrayal.

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Margie said...

I would like to read The Enigma. I think my husband and I would both enjoy this because we are both interested in computer technology. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Karen.
Happy blogiversary!
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Margie said...

I would like to see Still Alice win the award because this film deals with a very current medical problem.
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Mary Brandis said...

I would love to read the book Wild. A friend of mine had read it from her Kindle. It made an impression on her and said I would like the book. Sounds interesting that to follow this woman's who hiked more than a thousand miles and read how it changed her.

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Mary Brandis said...

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Mary Brandis said...

I'd like American Sniper to win because it's about our wonderful military .

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Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary! I've been away from blogging for a few years, but 2015 is the year to rebuild now that I'm retired. I'd love to read Wild, since I've already read a couple of these.

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Heather Sebastian said...

Congrats! How fun! :)

I would choose Still Alice since it's what interests me most and since I already own Gone Girl :)

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Heather Sebastian said...

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Heather Sebastian said...

I've seen Gone Girl and it was cinematic-ally brilliant! Loved the book and film.


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Heather Sebastian said...

And I'm hoping Gone Girl and Wild win big this year! Two of the best films this year hands down.


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Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

I Tweeted!
@ebogie: Bingo is giving away a choice of 6 books for her Blogoversary! http://t.co/9OKSpfQzg3
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Elizabeth said...

I don't know about which specific film I'd like to win, since I haven't seen any of them. My health keeps me out of the theaters. But I really would like to see Julianne Moore win, I've been a fan since she played those twins on As the World Turns!
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Patricia said...

I think I'd choose Wild. I'm so interested in the depth of Cheryl Strayed's love for her mother.

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Patricia said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/CapitalismRox/status/560657795503362048

Patricia said...

Loved Gone Girl. Rosamund Pike was truly chilling.
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bn100 said...

maybe gone girl because sounds mysterious

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rubynreba said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I would pick American Sniper.
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rubynreba said...

I hope American Sniper is the award winner. I have not seen the movie yet but plan to this weekend. Everyone I have talked to has said that it is a "must see."
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Leela said...

AMERICAN SNIPER because it sounds like a good read.

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