Banned Books Week 2020

September 19, 2020 03:38 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

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Every year in September, I join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating Banned Books Week. Reading is a very fundamental right that can enrich our lives in many ways. That’s why I think that everyone should have the opportunity to read the types of books that they enjoy, which is why I stand against the censorship of reading materials. I sometimes understand the reasons behind why people are offended by certain books. In all honesty, there are a number books that I find offensive, too, but to attempt to censor or outright ban them is a very slippery slope. Once you start challenging books that have viewpoints or content with which you disagree, you’re opening a door for people on the opposite side of the spectrum to challenge books you may love. That’s why I simply choose to leave books which I know or suspect will offend me on the shelf.

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Banned Books Week 2019

September 15, 2019 03:11 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

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What do all of these books have in common?

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  • Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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His Heartís Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway Ė Week 4

June 24, 2019 12:02 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire and Puppy Love Plaque

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His Heartís Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 3

June 17, 2019 12:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire & Cat Earrings

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His Heart's Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 2

June 10, 2019 12:19 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire + Dog Bone Necklace & Charm

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His Heart's Desire 5th Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 1

June 3, 2019 12:41 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

His Heart's Desire & Cat Necklace

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Banned Books Week 2018

September 14, 2018 04:43 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

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Welcome to my annual Banned Books Week celebration! If you haven’t been around for my previous ones and you’re wondering what this is all about, every year the American Library Association hosts this celebration to highlight books that have been challenged or banned and to help raise awareness to combat censorship. As a reader, I enjoy reading all books, including ones that have been banned, and as an author, I’m very much opposed to censoring of book content. That’s why I decided to hold my own little Banned Books Week event on my blog each year in which I’ll share some of my thoughts on the topic and give away one of my favorite banned/challenged books.

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Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 4

January 24, 2018 12:24 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade & Butterfly Watch

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Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 3

January 17, 2018 03:36 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade & Butterfly Necklace

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Butterfly Serenade 1st Bookaversary Giveaway -- Week 2

January 10, 2018 03:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Butterfly Serenade & Butterfly Scarf

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