Sunday, September 22, 2013

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

This is the 3rd Annual Banned Books Week Hop! It runs from September 22nd - September 28th.

It is a crying shame how many books are pulled from shelves or off required reading lists in schools due to censorship. Something within the book, even some of the best classics ever to grace the world, are questioned because of sensitive material. Sometimes the world needs to be shocked. Sometimes the only way to learn about the world is to see the blood, guts, and gore of society. I have always been against censorship. Speak your mind, bare your soul, and open your heart in all facets of the media. ESPECIALLY in books. 

A few of my favorite classic books that have been banned or challenged are:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Those are just a few of my favorite banned books. Some other banned classics can be found on the ALA Banned and Challenged Books Site.


Now to the giveaway! I am giving away a $5 Amazon giftcard. I am not going to force anyone to purchase a banned or challenged book with the giftcard, it will be YOUR giftcard, but for the same of the giveaway hop, I will suggest you do so. :) Good luck my ladybug literates!

Make sure to check out the rest of the blogs on the hop:

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