Freedom to Read Week Contest!

It's easy to take it for granted when you walk into a bookstore to find hundreds if not thousands of books to choose from but even with all the freedoms allotted to us, there are still many books that are, for one reason or another,  not easy if at all possible to find.

The Freedom of Expression Committee is a committee of the Book and Periodical Council and they monitor censorship issues in Canada as they pertain to books and every year they run "Freedom to Read Week" in an effort to shine light on the censorship issues.

Looking down the list of banned books is something else, especially when it includes titles like "A Handmaid's Tale" and "Snow Falling on Cedars" (really?).

There's a lot of action going on this week in support and even our Bookcrossing friends are getting in on the action but I want to do something a little special.

Until Friday, I will be running a contest and the winner will have a chance to win a book from the censored list. To enter, simply email me a photo or link to a photo in the comments, of you reading. It's pretty simple - I just ask that you keep it PG please!

Starting Saturday, I will post the photos and allow individuals to vote on their faves with the one receiving the most votes winning. That part of the contest will run until March 7th with the winner being announced on March 8th.

Get those cameras ready and send in your entries!

Thanks to Monica for the info on Freedom to Read Week!


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Monica said...

Aw thanks for the shout-out! I'll try to do your contest!!

The ironic thing? For my project of To Kill a Mockingbird in grade 10, I took a picture of me reading the book for the cover of my report! hehe.

February 23, 2009 8:48 p.m.

themarina said...

Cool! You can use that picture if you've still got it around! :)

And if you want to spread the word, please do! The last thing I want is to have no entries! :(

February 24, 2009 8:30 a.m.

M. Diane Rogers said...

Thanks, Marina, for the info. I will see what I can do. Happy reading!

February 25, 2009 1:30 a.m.

M. Diane Rogers said...

OK - I'm in! Reading Atwood:

February 26, 2009 7:20 p.m.

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