Friday, September 23, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop (September 24th-October 1st, 2011)

Welcome to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!  


This hop is hosted by two awesome bloggers; Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Jen over at I Read Banned Books.  You should be grateful!  Not only are they raising awareness for a very important annual event, but they are offering up a way for you to enter a slew of great giveaways in the process!

Take some time this week to peruse the blogs of the 250+ bloggers participating; read their views on censorship in schools and libraries and enter their giveaways.  Also take some time to visit the websites and blogs of some of the authors often banned and/or challenged (for lists, visit ALA's page on the matter HERE).  This hop will run the course of Banned Books Week, beginning on September 24th at midnight, and ending at 12:01am on October 2nd

Prizes Include:

#1~ Signed copies of ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle


LM signing your books!
#2~ Hardcover copy of Perfect by Ellen Hopkins


#3~ Hardcover copy of And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

#4~ Paperback copy of Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen


I will be posting a review every day this week featuring a banned or challenged book, and my thoughts on it.  I hope you all will visit each day and share your thoughts as well (especially if you've read the featured book).  I will also being doing a few posts on how you can involve yourself in the fight against censorship.  I will be featuring the following books/series:

Saturday, September 24th: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (LINK)

Sunday, September 25th: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (LINK)

Monday, September 26th: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (LINK)

Tuesday, September 27th:  Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, l8r, g8r) by Lauren Myracle (LINK)

Wednesday, September 28th: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (LINK)

Thursday, September 29th: Unwind by Neal Shusterman (LINK)

Friday, September 30th: Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern (LINK)





I hope everyone is excited about this hop as I am!  I hope it will inspire you all to become activists in the prevention of censorship and the protection of out 1st Amendment rights!

Enter My Giveaway:





Enter Other Hop Giveaways:



16 comments:

  1. 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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  2. What wonderfully generous prizes! I look forward to your reviews. I'm especially looking forward to reading your thoughts on Living Dead Girl which I recently read but did not review as I couldn't really find the words...

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

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  3. I'm going to have to stop back by and see all of the posts you have going on this week! :)

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  4. I came by to personally thank you for participating this year and I found myself entering! Yay!

    Jen

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  5. This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much!

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  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Jess
    romanceaholic.com

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  7. I commented on Girl Interrupted.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Best wishes and thanks for being part of the Banned Books Week Giveaway Blog Hop!

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  8. What a generous giveaway. I would love to read the books by Lauren Myracle, they've been on my wish list .

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  9. It is interesting that most of the books that are challenged are required reading. I respect a parent's right to not have their child read a book that is required, however that does not give them the right to prevent other children from reading that book.

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  10. Great giveaway! I love the Internet Girls series and it would be so great to win it!

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  11. And I'm trying to 'like' on facebook but facebook is saying its down for site maintenance. I promise I'll like as soon as its up!

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  12. Thanks for participating in the BBW hop!

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. I just saw that Ellen Hopkins mentioned your blog on her twitter about this giveaway. Congrats!

    Angie

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  14. This is awesome! thanks for the opportunity. I have read 3 of Ellen Hopkins books and as a almost high school graduate - all of them are resounding. I think this is great cause.

    supersonic182@gmail.com
    Kara diDomizio

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Thanks for visiting my blog! I adore comments since they make me feel special and loved, just please don't spam me. I'm not interested in vacation offers, millions of dollars from Nigeria, or anything not book related!

Also, this is an award-free blog. As flattered as I am, I just don't have time. I'm happy if I have time to post all of my reviews on time, and am a momma of three to boot, but I appreciate the thoughts! XO