September 23, 2011

Banned Books Week Hop

Welcome to Banned Books Week Hop!
"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."

The ALA has listed some books which have been banned or challenged in one way or another.
The top books challenged in 2010 were...
1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson; 2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; 3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley; 4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins; 5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins; 6) Lush, by Natasha Friend; 7) What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones; 8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich; 9) Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie; 10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Go HERE to see the list.
Well I decided to give away a set of 4 Twilight Saga Journals
(minus the tin box..unfortunately my store
only sold them individually.)
and I will throw in some swag!

*Just fill out the form to enter.
*You do not have to be a follower of the blog to enter (extra point if you do)
*and an extra point if you tweet or facebook the giveaway (must leave link)
*Giveaway ends Oct 1 @ midnight
*US addresses only please
Don't Forget the other blogs participating...


  1. I ran a bookstore during the '80s and early '90s when our competitor, Waldenbooks, did their "I read banned books" promotion. I was also sued by The Citizens for Decency with my bookstore because we carried JOY OF LESBIAN SEX, so this is an issue I'm passionate about. Thanks! BTW, I'm soooo Team Edward. LOL

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today to enter my giveaway. It's truly appreciated it. Those journals are really cute.

  3. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    jbarrett5 at

  4. I really like those journals they are super cute, if I won not sue I would actually write in them. Thanks for the giveaway.