Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

Feel free to check out my 200 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY and giveaways of The Willows:Haven and Betrayed.


 
 Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop is  hosted by I am a reader,not a writer and I read Banned Books.

It's Banned Book Week!

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States
The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings.  Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections.  Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
You might think that books are banned/challenged no more,but some of your favorite books may have been banned or challenged .......


I think this is an excellent initiative as almost all of these books DO NOT deserve to be challenged or banned.I,for one think that denying people the right to read these books is not the way to go.Some of these books have some objectionable content but that doesn't mean that they should be BANNED! 
Hunger Games, is an exceptionally well written and hard hitting book .I think everyone should read it!
Harry Potter on the other hand is one book that I think even young children should read.It is such a good book.This book introduced me to the world of fiction and books and I don't think anyone should be denied this book.
You will also be surprised to know that almost all classics have been challenged and banned repeatedly.

Now,for the giveaway
GIVEAWAY
I'm giving away 5 ecopies of 

Tower of Parlen Min

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Blurb:Ves Asirin, an orphaned and introverted boy with a complicated memory loss disorder, wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min, the home of the wealthiest inventor of the time, Jacobius Trent. There, with 19 other children, he must compete in the Sword Challenge; a series of intricate puzzles and daring tasks, for a prize of $12 million. As dazzling, glorious and liberating as the Tower seems to be for him, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been unknowingly connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his future and destiny ... if he can escape The Shadow; a powerful and seemingly unstoppable, supernatural serial killer

Contest Ends: 10/1
Feel free to check out my 200 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY and giveaways of The Willows:Haven and Betrayed 


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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

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  2. I guess i just never noticed but i have read a lot of banned books.!!

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  3. i didn't know that so many classic were banned - that's so ridiculous. and harry potter? who is so stupid to ban a book that is already a classic after being just released?

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  4. I have to talk about the the banned books, with all the filth out there i can't believe they even banned Judy Bloome Books. Whats this world coming to. There nothing wrong with her books, I can see scary books. But not banned them just make sure they are old enough to check them out is all. thanks joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com I am a follower but google don't like me today so i'm posting anonymous

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  5. Banning a book is a sure way to make it popular)))

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  6. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie

    jbarrett5 at cox.net

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    katie(dot)sijanec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway. I believe no book should be banned!

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  9. Awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much for doing the event/hop!

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway!! Great blog

    JUdy

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  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway! :D

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  12. I think only parents should have any say so in what their children read.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Here's Mine. Hope you'll stop by and enter as well: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

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  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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