Banned Books Week and Giveaway/Closed

I'm sure you know that the Banned Books Week is happening right now! And as I'm quite new to book blogging, I didn't manage to join this Week Giveaway Hop. For more info look here and here.
Anyway, I still feel like making a small giveaway to show some support as well, because banning books is a horrible idea. Why?

I guess this is primarily about banning some books from libraries in the US. But did you hear about burning books by Nazis for example? And we all know that burning books in this case was only a harmless beginning. Did you know that people who owned the wrong books during the totalitarian regime of the USSR were sent to prison? Then they were marked as political prisoners, enemies of the state, which basically means they were treated much worse than murderers and other really dangerous people? Did you know that in China the alphabet was simplified, so that people nowadays, who don't know the original one, can't read the old texts that capture the rich culture of China? Did you know that?
So you see, I think that banning books is not only wrong because it takes away from you the freedom of choice, it might also be the first step to similar events I just mentioned.

Now to the fun part. I'm a big Harry Potter fan, so I decided to give away this lovely set called Classic Books from the Library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry including Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.
Goodreads  Book Depository

The giveaway is international, just check this to make sure your country is on the list. There will be one winner who'll receive this lovely set.
It starts now and it'll end next Tuesday at 8 p.m. of London time.

All you need to do is to be a follower of Hazel the Witch and leave a comment below with all the info.
For extra entries you can do this, each one is +2:
1) Follow Humble Peacock
2) Follow me on twitter
3) Tweet about this giveaway


Good luck! :)


Petra

7 comments:

Julie S said...

Great giveaway! I follow both your sites on GFC and follow you on twitter.
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Julie said...
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Julie said...

Whew! I finally got GFC to come up here so I am a follower here now!!
I am also a follower at Humble Peacock.
Twitter follower: @jwitt33
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jwitt33/status/118693386692739072

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Aik said...

I'm a follower!

+2 Follow Humble Peacock
+2 Follow on twitter @aikchien
+2 Tweet about this giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/aikchien/status/119670116634988544

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Melissa said...

+1 I am a follower- Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
+2 I also follow Humble Peacock - Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
+2 Twitter follower - Myeclecticbooks
+2 I tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/myeclecticbooks/status/119814310120800258

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway and especially for opening it to worldwide entries.

Much appreciated.

Please enter me.

+1 I have joined as a Follower.

+2 I follow Humble Peacock

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

marybelle said...

Thank you this is just wonderful.

I follow GFC: Mary Preston

+ 2 I follow Humble Peacock: Mary Preston

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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