Every year, the American Library Association, in conjunction with other organizations, sponsors Banned Book Week, a week for highlighting books that have been banned or challenged and encouraging discussion about banning and censorship. For more info, see this post.
Over 200 participating blogs are offering a banned book related giveaway and we are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another. (See links at bottom of post.) The hop runs from Saturday, September 24th through Saturday, October 1st.
As part of the hop and in celebration of Banned Books Week, I have organized a series of guest posts and a couple of guest reviews of banned books by various authors. Additionally, many have generously donated books or gift cards. Please take a minute to stop by their sites or send them an email and thank them for participating this week. Of course, you can also buy their books. :P
To enter the giveaways please 1) follow this blog, then 2) comment below. One comment will enter you in all of the giveaways for which you are eligible. Please note that some giveaways are international and some are limited to the US or Canada. All of the gift card giveaways are international. Please note in your comment what country you live in so I know which giveaways to enter you in, AND leave a way for me to contact you if you win.
ETA: Please DO NOT USE Kontactr to enter. You need to comment on the post. You should only use Kontactr if you do not want your contact info posted publicly. ALL other entry info MUST be in your post comment. I have many people who have incorrectly entered via Kontactr and whose entries will not count.
Each giveaway has one winner unless otherwise specified.
The Last Day to Enter is 10/1/11, 11:59PM EST.
See my Giveaway Policy.
Optional Extra Entries:
+1 Be or become my friend on Goodreads. (if you'd rather, you can just follow my reviews, it will still count)
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+1 Have a confirmed email subscription
If you choose to do any of the optional extra entries, please note them in your comment and include a link to your profile. You only need to comment ONCE - put all of your entry info in your comment. Thanks :)
Giveaway #1 International
From the blog, one winner can choose any one of the banned books listed below and I will order it from The Book Depository. As long as you live in a country that they ship to, you can enter this giveaway.
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Hard to read but gripping)
- Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (I like this series)
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (I love this series)
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (one of my all time favorite books)
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Giveaway #2 US & CA
Paranormal Author Kelley Armstrong, author of "Women of the Otherworld" and "The Darkest Powers", has generously donated 5 books from the ALA's 2010 "most frequently challenged" list. There will be one winner for each book, so five winners total. This one is open to US residents only.
- The Absolutely True Story of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie, paperback
- Twilight: The Twilight Saga Book 1 by Stephenie Meyer, mass market paperback
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, paperback
- Lush by Natasha Friend, paperback
- Crank by Ellen Hopkins, hardcover
Giveaway #3 International
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Giveaway #5 International
Giveaway #6 US
Giveaway #7 International
Giveaway #8 International
Giveaway #9 US & CA
Urban Fantasty author Linda Poitevin, whose debut novel Sins of the Angels, releases on the 27th, is donating "And Tango Makes Three".
Giveaway #10 International
Giveaway #11 US
Giveaway #12 International
Mystery and YA author Kari Lee Townsend is donating a $25US Amazon gift card.