Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Thanks to Kathy from I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Jen at I Read Banned Books for hosting this blog hop giveaway.  Don't forget to check the Mr. Linky below to connect to the other blogs that are participating in the Giveaway Hop.

My thoughts on Banned and Challenged Books:
Since 1982, the American Library Association has joined in with various booksellers, publishers, and library associations to celebrate the freedom to read.   If you have never looked at some of the lists for banned or challenged books, you may be surprised to find out what is on it.

Go check them out...this post isn't going anywhere.

Banned and Challenged Classics

100 Most Frequently Challenged Books by Decade

Were you surprised that some of your favorites were on that list?  Two of my favorite children's authors - Judy Blume and Katherine Paterson are on the list numerous times.  It almost seems that every book I loved has made it to the Banned or Challenged list at some point.

As part of the Giveaway Hop, I am giving away a Banned or Challenged Book to a lucky reader.  Pick a book under $15 on Amazon, and if your name is selected (remember to fill out the form below), I will send it to you.

Join in on 30 years of celebrating the freedom to read and consider joining in on Banned Books Virtual Read-Out.

Check out this video created by the Association of American Publishers asking acclaimed authors about what Banned Books they are reading:

Rules for the Giveaway:
1. Though comments are very much appreciated, please do not enter any personal information in the comments section (including your email, website, etc.). If you do enter personal information, your comment will not be posted.
2. You must complete the entry form to official enter the giveaway.
3. The Contest runs from 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 28th to 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 6th.
4. You must be 13 years or older to participate.
5. If you are selected as the winner, you will be notified by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.
6. US participants only.