Saturday, August 20, 2011

Excited for this year's Banned Books Week

My parents never restricted what I read. Maybe that's why I feel so strongly about getting word out about Banned Books Week, and why I'm excited to participate in the blog hop. As of this morning, more than 165 blogs had signed up to participate, each with a giveaway. It runs from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.

I feel as if I've given away more of my books this year than perhaps I should have, and maybe it wouldn't be so tempting as a more famous author's work. So thought I'd ask you: what sort of giveaway would interest you? I was thinking of getting one or two of the books on the banned books list. Are there any books you'd like to have a chance to win? Something you've always wanted to read but never got around to it?
The list of challenged books changes from year to year, of course, and this is the list for 2010

I love the idea of public events, and you can find more info on that at the Banned Books Week site.  The American Library Association also has great info.

So let's hear your ideas. Although I'd love for one of my own books to appear on the list of banned books, what would you prefer as a giveaway? Chime in, I need some ideas!

4 comments:

Margi said...

I vote for a give away of banned books. I can't believe a list still even exists. I read everything I can get my hands on, always have. Thank goodness for parents without reading restrictions.

Cate Masters said...

That's what I'm thinking too, Margi. Such rebels! lol

Maria Zannini said...

I am terrible at thinking of good giveaway prizes, but I would think anything reader-friendly like coffee mugs, cookies and swag might be nice giveaways too. (and of course, books)

I love the idea of a banned book blog hop. I've been toying with the idea of joining, but I'm having surgery around the same time so I don't know how active I'd be.

Cate Masters said...

So sorry to hear it Maria - hope it goes well and you're back on your feet soon after!