September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway

Banned Books week ( in the states) begins today and runs until next Saturday October 1st. The Canadian version of Banned Books Week called "Freedom to Read" is usually in February. 
Both are important weeks and need our support. Books are empowering, freeing, address issues, start conversations and often remind us that we are not alone. Books are not dangerous. They are memory makers and life savers. We have the right to read what we want and we should always have the freedom to choose and ensure that others have that freedom as well. For more information check out this link-

To bring awareness to Banned Books Week I'm participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway! Special thanks to Jen from I Read Banned Books and Kathy from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer for hosting the hop. The giveaway opens today (September 24th) and closes October 1st with one winner chosen at random and announced on October 2nd. To enter just fill out the form. The winner will be able to select one book from the list of top ten banned books in 2010 below. Be sure to visit the other blogs participating! Just visit Jen or Kathy's blogs for the link list!

                                                      The Top Ten Banned Books in 2010

 1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
 2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
 3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
 4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
 6)Lush, by Natasha Friend
7) What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
 8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
 9)Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
 10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't believe those books were banned last year, I hadn't seen the list. A few of those are some of my favorites of all time!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm having one as well if you would like to check it out.

  3. Hopping by to thank you for participating in the hop this year!


  4. Posted on Murder She Writes but reposting where I can, to say thank you for raising this issue.

    Went to American Library Association website for list of banned/challenged books.

    Happy to say, I’ve read most of the classics, or consciously chose not to read a few, but was floored to see To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron, to name a few on the short list.

    A commenter there pointed out that the Bible often is banned.

  5. Thanks for the great giveaway:)


  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win. It seems most books I love have been challenged at one time or another.

    Here's Mine: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

  7. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!
    Have a safe and great weekend!! =)

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