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It is once again that time when the ALA releases a list of the most challenged books of that year. Librarians, teachers, bloggers, writers, and readers celebrate banned books week because we believe in intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.

For many of us, books open doors and provide us with different perspectives. Books cause us to think, to question, to imagine, to dream. Books let us know we are not alone, they allow us to escape to fantastical places, to find inspiration.

Those who would ban books want to limit the access of others to new ideas and literary escapes. Mind you, there is a great difference in being an educated reader or a parent making a decision about what your child is ready to read and asking for a shop or library to remove a book from the shelves because you disagree with its content.

This banend books week, we celebrate the readers. I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift card so you can choose the next book you want to lose yourself in. Good luck and happy┬áreading.

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Don’t forget to check out all the awesome blogs on the hop:

134 thoughts on “Banned Books Week 2012 Giveaway Hop

  1. Alicia says:

    There are way too many books on my TBR list – but in honor of banned books, probably The Hunger Games :)

    Thanks for having the giveaway!


  2. Mattie King says:

    I would buy Unwind.


  3. sary says:

    Harry Potter :D


  4. DMS says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win! There are so many books on my TBR list-and a few of them are banned books. I would have to pick one of the ones I haven't read in honor of this special week.


  5. Cassandra says:

    I would definitely have to think about it but I may possibly put it towards my Kindle savings (I'm trying to save up to buy one).


  6. Misha says:

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower or TTYL :)


  7. Jeanette J says:

    A Clockwork Orange


  8. Kayla Beck says:

    I would probably get Catching Fire, Mockingjay, or one of Harry Potter books that I'm missing. Thanks for the giveaway!


  9. LB says:

    Not a banned book :( But the new Lee Child book for my dad for Christmas


  10. The Hungary games!:)


  11. nrlymrtl says:

    I have never read L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time series, so I would probably get those.


  12. Daniel M says:

    still wanna read hunger games – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


  13. Merry says:

    I would probably purchase The Pillars of The Earth.
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com


  14. Veronika says:

    I would buy a book from my wishlist.


  15. Stacy says:

    Probably The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian


  16. Lisa Mandina says:

    Probably Insurgent!!


  17. Gabbie says:

    Probably the fault in our stars or looking for alaska!


  18. Andrea says:

    I would choose Catching Fire.


  19. not sure, depends on what tickles my fancy that day


  20. SarahSparrow says:

    I would buy Mockingjay.


  21. ZaraAlexis says:

    I might buy Salman Rushdie's new memoir. Thanks!


  22. Mona says:

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

    From the banned book list maybe:
    . The Hunger Games
    . The Chocolate War
    . Daughters of Eve

    Otherwise: Hushed by Kelley York


  23. Harry Potter or Captain Underpants for my boys


  24. Pat says:

    I would buy a new coffee table book.

    PDWinner523 at


  25. I would probably buy The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. Lauren M. says:

    I think I would pick The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


  27. Linda Kish says:

    I want to read Zoo

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com


  28. I think I'd get The Perks of Being a Wallflower


  29. I might buy Hunger Games.


  30. ruthhill74 says:

    I might get The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


  31. Juana says:

    I would buy Forever by Judy Blume



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