Friday, September 23, 2011

Banned Books Week Hop

I often wonder if people who try and ban books realize that it only causes more people to be interested in that book.

If you want to control what children read, be their parent and read with them.  Pick-up their books and read it yourself.  Talk to them about what they are reading.  Be involved and be a parent.

Banning any book is a slippery slope that will lead to more and more books banned that are determined unacceptable by someone.

Don't ban - be involved!

In honor of banned books week, I have a reading from a banned book to share with you.

And while, I'm not giving away a banned book, I am giving away a great new book!

I haven't read this one yet but I've heard some wonderful things about it, so it's a perfect choice for the giveaway!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

By Michelle Hodkin

Summary from Goodreads:
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

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  1. I have also heard great things about this book and have yet to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I've heard of this before, will be a treat to read it if I win. :-)

  3. Love your opening paragraphs! Thank you so much for participating this year!


  4. I loved that video. It's different when someone is reading out load; it makes the book even better.

  5. I love being read to - my parents never did when I was a child. i can't wait to be involved in reading with my future children. With all the funny voices included!

  6. Hi, V~! ^o^
    Great video you posted here! I enjoyed listening to Jon reading from the book - one of my all time favorite books btw!

    So glad you are giving away a copy of Mara - I'd love to win!!! Super excited and I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :D Thanks for joining the hop! Have fun and see you around~! <3 <3 <3

  7. Heard some pretty amazing things about this book!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


  8. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! Not only have I heard amazing things about this book but the message of this hop is very very important. Thank you so much for spreading the word!

  9. Thanks for the great giveaway:) I do agree with your views on the banning of books making those very same books more appealing to a wider audience.

    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is my most-anticipated release this year and it's at the top of my wish list so thank you for the chance:)


  10. "Be involved and be a parent." -- YES YES YES! Love it.

    Great giveaway. I've heard so many things about Mara!

    ~Asheley (Into the Hall of Books)

  11. Oh my word, this book is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for offering it as a giveaway! I'd definitely love to have a copy of my own. :)

  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  13. Awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read Mara!

  14. I have heard some good things about this book!

  15. I agree with your middle-of-the-road approach and like the tagline "don't ban--be involved!" That sums it up nicely, I think.

  16. Thank you for the giveaway!!! I can't wait for this book.

  17. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I added this book to my TBR list! I'm a new follower :-)

  18. Awesome giveaway! thanks so much! =)

  19. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! And awesome seeing you on the hop;)

    Check out our Banned Books Giveaway!