Saturday, September 21, 2013

Banned Books Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop! 

This hop is hosted by Book Hounds and I Am A Reader Not A Writer.

This giveaway is sponsored by me. :)

About Banned Books Week:

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Celebrate your freedom to read by entering for a chance to win a copy of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card!  You can choose an ebook (INT) or a paperback (US only).  

About the Book:

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Giveaway Details:

  • 1 copy of Ender's Game
  • Open internationally
  • Your choice of ebook or paperback (US only)
  • Must be 13 or older to enter
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply to email or a new winner will be chosen

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Now that you've entered my giveaway, hop on to the next blog on the list for more Banned Books Week giveaways!


  1. Banned Books Week is here already! I kind of want to discuss it this year... I think my brother has The Enders Game. I've never wanted to read it until I saw the trailer for the movie. It actually looks really good albeit it's a pretty harsh life and the author is supposed to be a jerk. But I can overlook the author. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. This is one of those books that I think everyone should read once. I read it about a year ago, and I actually didn't really like it. But it is the kind of book that makes you think. Kind of like The Hunger Games. I think you would like it.



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