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Banned Books Week Giveaway! September 24th to October 1st

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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.
Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2011, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; and PEN American Center also signed on as sponsors.
For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please see Calendar of Events, Ideas and Resources, and the new Banned Books Week site. You can also contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4220, or

Giveaway info: Become a GFC follower and leave your GFC name and email.  This giveaway is for US residents (don't worry, International is coming right up).  For ONE extra entry, become an email subscriber and say so in your comment. 

What can you win?

My review can be found here: This book is perfect for just about any reader!  I am privileged to have two copies to giveaway to two of my USA/CAN subscribers, a special thanks to the Doubleday Marketing Team!

You will want to be an email subscriber as there will be an ereader giveaway on the 28th!!!


  1. Thanks for the chance to win and the event-invite on GoodReads, Krystal!

    Current Follower,

  1. Brooke said...:

    I am really looking forward to delving into this one!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Sounds. Awesome! I did everything and am now an email subscriber! Stop by my blog tomorrow for another chance at a smoking hot read!

  1. sablelexi said...:

    I have heard nothing but good things about this book. I can't wait to read it.

    Jennelle S

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  1. Amanda said...:

    I've heard SO many good things about The Night Circus, I'd love to win it. :) Thanks for the giveaway!


  1. M.A.D. said...:

    Thank you so much for such a sweet giveaway - I've been wanting to read this one!! :D

    Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  1. TayteH said...:

    I love the cover of Night Circus. I can't wait to read it. Thanks. :D

  1. Katie said...:

    thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Katie <3

  1. Cheers!


  1. AmyS. said...:

    Night Circus looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Pabkins said...:

    Yes - do away with book banning completely I say! look forward to seeing the posts for this event!

  1. Denise Z said...:

    Thank you for sharing this very interesting post today and awesome giveaway opportunity. I have been wondering just what the Banned Books Week was about. I have had Night Circus on my wishlist for a while now, may the gods of random smile on me:)

  1. I've been looking forward to this book so much!

    Banned Books is AWESOME. It's still ridiculous that books are banned and usually for the most spurious reasons. It says a lot about our society.

  1. Julie S said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard so much about this book lately. It's the next big thing.

  1. Thanks for the chance to win this book, it's been on my TBR list for awhile! :-)

  1. erin said...:
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  1. erin said...:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I really, really want this book ;)

    GFC ~ erin
    e-mail subscriber

  1. Paige said...:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! It's a really cool idea by the way!! =)

    Email Subscriber
    GFC: Paige

  1. Chey said...:

    This book looks incredible, thanks for the giveaway and the post on Banned Books Week. :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    seen this book in many blogs. thanks gor the giveaway!

  1. Thanks you for hosting this giveaway and for participating in the Banned Books Week Hop!! =)
    Have a safe and great weekend!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

  1. Thanks so much. Wanted to read The Night Circus so bad.

    Email subscriber!


  1. this looks great!

    i am an email subscriber

  1. Christine A. said...:

    GFC- Christine A.

    I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this book!
    GFC: Erin Baker
    email too! : )

  1. This book sounds really good. Thanks for participating in such a great event. I looked at some of the books on the list and didn't realize some of them were banned or challenged.

  1. Would love to win Night Circus! Happy Banned Books Week! :D
    -Heather @BookStacksOnDeck

  1. Unknown said...:

    This books looks amazing! :)

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  1. thank you!!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

  1. JBarr5 said...:

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

  1. I just wanted to stop by and personally thank you for participating this year!


  1. Oh my gosh, I want to read this book SO bad!! Thanks for the chance to get my hands on a copy:)

  1. Jennifer said...:

    I've read so many great reviews about this one and can't wait to read it myself.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Hi! old follower! Thanks for the giveaway! And ooh you're from Chicago as well! <3

  1. I'm glad that we can ban together and show our support to freedom of speech and the right to choose what we want to read.

  1. Ahhh I can't tell you how much I wanna read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    GFC cari

    thanks for the awesome giveaway

  1. Lolawid said...:

    Thanks for being part of this giveaway!

  1. Debbie W. said...:

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!!

  1. Kristi said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway (will be watching for ereader giveaway!)

  1. Janelle said...:

    I'm looking forward to this one!
    Thanks for your generosity and being a part of this vital Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

  1. Liz said...:

    Not entering giveaway but wanted to thank you for your post.

    The American Library Association website for banned/challenged books--short list for classics only--includes To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron. The first four were required reading in my school days.

    A commenter on Murder She Writes, however, took me aback by mentioning the Bible, which of course is banned in some places.

  1. Darlene said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I've been super excited to read this book. :)

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this one!

  1. Thank you for being part of the blog hop.
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I've seen great reviews of this book. Hope to win.

  1. Thanks for participating in the banned books hop!

    Kelsey d

  1. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  1. Lauren said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  1. Thanks for the chance! I really want to read this book! :D

  1. holls said...:

    GFC holly wright. I'd love to win! Thanks!

    Hollybwright at

  1. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway :D this book looks AWESOME!


  1. Unknown said...:

    Gah! Ever since I heard about this book, I've wanted to read it, but it a ridiculous price at the bookstore (in Canada) and I honestly cannot afford it right now. Thanks for the giveaway,

    - Megan

  1. Thank you!!! I keep hearing so many good things about this book but haven't been lucky enough to get my hands on a copy yet. So thank you for another chance at one :)


  1. Awesome. I'm dying to read this one. Thanks!


  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm impressed that you've read so many books. I love reading too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

  1. I am following via GFC

    and I am a email subscriber!

    mirrormera92 at aol dot com

  1. Kara said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Ruth said...:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  1. I want to read this book so bad! Thanks for being in the BBW hop!

  1. Forgot to mention that I am an email subscriber too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. ~April~ said...:

    Thanks for the great giveaway...

  1. Alison Tolar said...:

    This is a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

  1. Thanks! I would love to win! I have heard outstanding things about this book!

  1. Danah said...:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Night Circus!


  1. Adri said...:

    thanks for the chance to win!! :)

    Adrianna A.

  1. Mona said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    I've been seeing this book around the blogosphere and would love to read it.

  1. Jenn S. said...:

    Have heard great things about this book. Would love to read it.

  1. Angie said...:

    Thanks for the givaway! Heard many great things about this book from many blogs. Wish me luck!

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  1. Karli said...:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway :) I've been wanting to read this book for a while now! :)

  1. Stacy said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway, this book is on my to-read list.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  1. Laura H. said...:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! This book has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it.

  1. bn100 said...:

    Haven't read that book yet