Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Hop 24 September - 1 October


It's here!!!! Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop is organized by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books. There are a lot of participants in this giveaway hop and I am sure it will be lot of fun for you! Banned Books Week Hop takes place from 24 September till 1 October.

I grew up in a society and regime where most of the worlds contemporary literature was labelled as banned. I do understand what it means that you cannot or are not allowed to read books. They were simply not available and you were not even allowed to talk about many books. You did not even know that there were books which existed.

You can imagine when at the end of 80s I suddenly could start reading books which have been banned. It was like exploring the whole new world to me! World that I had no idea existed! Since I grew up in the world which was very limited, then i dearly appreciate that there is freedom of speech. Any writer can write and get his or hers books published, at least in most of the cases they can, even the writers who write books which quality is below the average. If I do not like what is written, I have a choice of not reading or not buying it, which is much better than no choice at all.


What can you win this time?


There will be 1 winner who will get 20$ Gift Certificate from amazon.com or a book from The Book Depository according to winners own choice. The winner can decide her/himself which one is preferred. There is only one condition here, you need to tell me the name of the book and it has to be banned one way or another - after you are chosen as a winner. You will find the list of banned books in US here: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged/index.cfm
Did you know that books like Harry Potter and Twilight are listed there?!

Winner will be announced on the 2nd of October!

Giveaway Details
In order to participate you need to be a follower of this blog, enter you name and email. That's mandatory.

Optional extra entries
+2 if you tweet about my giveaway and leave a direct link
+1 if you subscribe this blog by email
+1 if you "Like" Me and Reading Facebook Page: Me and Reading

Please fill in the form below. The Linky to the other participants is below the form.



 

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway, Inga. I'm glad that you can now read whatever you like. It's terrible when it's decided for you. There are of course still countries where this is the case. Glad we're not in one of them!

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  2. Just wanted to say thank you for the awesome giveaway! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Thank you for being apart of the hop this year!!!

    Jen

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. So glad for the freedom to read what I want, can't imagine what it's like not have the freedom to choose.

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  5. Thanks a lot for the chance. And have a great week!

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  6. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!
    Have a safe and great week!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

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  7. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway:)

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts of A Confused Adolescent

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