Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Hop


“[Confiscating a book and punishing its author] is a sign that one does not have a good case, or at least doesn't trust it enough to defend it with reasons and refute the objections. Some people even go so far as to consider prohibited or confiscated books to be the best ones of all, for the prohibition indicates that their authors wrote what they really thought rather than what they were supposed to think . . .”—Johann Lorenz Schmidt, 1741

This week is banned books week.and to celebrate I am taking part in the Banned Books Giveaway hosted by Kathy at I Am Reader, Not a Writer and Jen from I Read Banned Books. For more about Banned Books Week, hop on over to the American Library Association's website. They have a great article about what it's all about.. I thought this quote summed up what I think of

I am giving away one copy of one of my favorite books of the Harry Potter series:


As the novel begins, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically -- and forcibly -- change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all "blood traitors" are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existence....(

This giveaway is open to anywhere that the Book Depository ships to. To enter you must be a blog follower. Please leave your email address (buckeyegirlreads at gmail dot com) so I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. If I don't hear from the winner within two days of being contacted then a new one will be chosen. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm on October 1st. Winner will be chosen at random. Be sure to check the links below to see all the great blogs participating in this event.

UPDATE: If I reach 500 followers by the time this hop is over, I'll throw in the two Harry Potter books that come before this one as well!