Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

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Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Banned Books Week Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & I Read Banned Books.

“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.” – ALA WEBSITE

The opportunity to read what we like (or need, in some cases) shouldn’t be up to anyone but ourselves. If a parent doesn’t want their child reading something, then don’t let them read it. If it’s assigned school reading, talk to the teacher about alternatives. DO NOT take the chance of others to read it though! That’s my biggest issue with banning books, that they take them away from other people, people who may find help somehow in the words of those books.

I wanted to select books I’ve read and loved that are or have been challenged. I am very happy to be able to giveaway a book to 2 lucky winners, 1 US and 1 International (only somewhere the Book Depository ships to)!!


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Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

54 Responses to “Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop”

  1. Markéta

    Thank you for this giveaway! I´m an international reader. I´d love to win Looking for Alaska

  2. Isabelle Frisch

    i would like vampire academy ( i would prefer bloodlines^^;;)
    thanks for this giveaway

  3. Vojalyn

    Thank you so much for having an international contest as well :) So please enter me in the int part :) 
    And if I won, I would choose Water Elephant, because I’ve been lusting for it for a while! :) 
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  4. Zoey42

    I’d love to win Water for Elephants or  Speak or Just Listen (can’t decide which one, but Just listen looks the most interesting :))



  5. Sashana Jeffery

    Thanks for yet another Giveaway, Jess. I would like to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

  6. Marti

    Am an international follower and I would love to enter to win The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  7. Teri C

    the concept that so many books are banned in schools and libraries is absolutely crazy. If we begin banning books, then tv should go next because if we a picture tells a thousand words then tv is killing our minds faster than a book would.

  8. Jacinda @ Reading Housewives

    Why is everyone entering in the comments? haha.

     “DO NOT take the chance of others to read it though! That’s my biggest issue with banning books, that they take them away from other people, people who may find help somehow in the words of those books.”-this right there! I love how you suggested if a parent has a problem with required reading, to just discuss it with the teacher! 

  9. Jenbigheart

    I wanted to stop by and personally thank you for participating this year AND linking up the awesome that is ALA! You’re awesome! 


  10. SpadesHighReads

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!

    Have a safe and great weekend!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

  11. Dolly Garland

    Thank you for hosting this. I’m glad awareness for Banned Book Week is spreading so much.

  12. Bookgoonie

    Awesome choices. I feel so incomplete for not having read the Perks of being a Wallflower.

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