Saturday, September 24, 2011
Let's Celebrate Banned Books Week! With a Hop!
Hello everyone, and welcome to my giveaway for Banned Books Week Hop, hosted by the awesome bloggers at I Read Banned Books and I Am a Reader Not a Writer.
As someone who has loved reading since I can remember, the fact that books are contested/censored/banned makes me feel like I'm going to turn into the Hulk. And I think that particularly now with the weird backlash to YA and the subsequent YA Saves movement, there is more and more focus on book censorship.
And lately, the books being challenged are RIDICULOUS. Like, Sherlock Holmes books. Really. SHERLOCK HOLMES. People are uptight and touchy and really need to stop looking at books as purveyors of immorality and sin. Because they aren't.
So, with that. Here are the two books I'm giving away for this very awesome week and hop.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is a book that means a whole hell of a lot to me and no one should be denied access to it. Ever. For any reason. It's important and has important things to say about, you know, humanity and compassion and decency and life in general. Which obviously means it should be banned? I SAY GOOD DAY TO THOSE PEOPLE and show them the door. I hope it hits them on the way out.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I just really like this book. :)
Please note that winners will be chosen by Random.org and that your email address will not be shared or distributed.
Be sure to check out the rest of the AMAZING bloggers hosting giveaways this week! Much love to you all and Happy Reading of Banned Books!!!