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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop: September 24th to October 1st

Welcome to Stop #206 of the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop! 

This blog hop is being hosted by Kathy at I'm A Reader, Not A Writer and Jen at I Read Banned Books.

Over 250 blogs are offering a book related giveaway, and we are all linked up together so that you can easily hop from one giveaway to another! The hop runs from Saturday, September 24th through Saturday, October 1st.

(excerpt copied below - follow link for full article) 

A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom because of its controversial content. In some cases, banned books of the past have been burned and/or refused publication. Possession of banned books has at times been regarded as an act of treason or heresy, which was punishable by death, torture, prison time, or other acts of retribution.

A book may be challenged or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. We take the acts of banning or challenging a book as a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship--striking at the very core of our freedom to read.

Details of my giveaway:

I have gone through the lists of banned and challenged books at the American Library Association. I have chosen a selection of books that have been banned or challenged from a variety of genres: From classics, to contemporary literature, to Young Adult, to Middle-Grade Fiction. I hope that everyone will find at least one book that appeals to them!

There will be three winners, and each will win his/her choice from one of the books below (please note that the book cover of the copy that you receive from The Book Depository may differ from the one in the photo).

If Darlene's Book Nook surpasses 750 followers on Google Friend Connect during the hop, I will celebrate my "750 Follower Giveaway" simultaneously and draw THREE ADDITIONAL WINNERS who will receive his/her choice of book from the selection posted below: 

Follow the links below to read the synopsis for each book: 

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • You may enter only once!
  • You must be 13 years of age or older.
  • You must be a follower of Darlene's Book Nook on Google Friend Connect (see widget on the left-hand side).
  • The Book Depository must ship to you with free delivery in order to enter. If you are not sure, please check.
  • The giveaway will end on Sunday, October 2nd at 12:01 AM, Eastern Standard Time.
  • Rafflecopter will choose the winners using
  • The winner(s) will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize(s).
  • If a prize is not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected through Rafflecopter. 

To enter this giveaway, fill in the Rafflecopter below. Comments are always appreciated and welcome, but they will not count towards entry in the giveaway. You must fill out the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway!


Good luck, everyone!
  And don't forget to keep hopping for more chances to win! 


  1. Thank you, Darlene! I've been waiting to read Margaret Atwood for ages :)

  2. Darlene,
    Only 6 entries total are allowed and there are currently 7 on your rafflecopter. Please delete one so you can remain on the linky.

  3. Thank you for this awesome giveaway opportunity and for participating in this wonderful awareness event:)

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

    jbarrett5 at

  5. Thanks for the great giveaway, Darlene:)

    Happy hopping!


  6. Thanks for the chance, Darlene! Always a pleasure to visit your blog. Rae

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Here's Mine. Hope you'll stop by and enter as well: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

  8. Oops! Darlene, I'm so sorry. I just realised that I've entered this giveaway already. Could you please ignore my second entry? It's an honest mistake. Sorry:(

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  9. Hey Darlene! Great giveaway! Sign me up!


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