We have winners at SOS Aloha!
Friday, September 16, Roy Peter Clark's HELP! FOR WRITERS
- Elizabeth, Janet, and Molly are the winners.
Saturday, September 17, Tess Gerritsen's ICE COLD
- Carol M is the winner.
Sunday, September 18, USAF's 64th birthday
(book of choice from RWA stash)
- Heather is the winner.
Monday, September 19, FOREVER TEXAS Blog Tour
- Liz, Marlene, and Cathy are the winners of both books.
- Natalija is the international winner.
- CEP is the bonus winner.
Tuesday, September 20, Jennifer Estep's SPIDER'S REVENGE
- Donna is the winner.
Wednesday, September 21, Barbara Freethy's GARDEN OF SECRETS
- Jane is the winner.
Plus Barbara is giving away an ebook of choice
- Debra V is the winner.
Thursday, September 22, Heather Lynn Rigaud's FITZWILLIAM DARCY ROCK STAR
- Johanna is the winner.
Friday, September 23, Nadine Rose Larter's COFFEE AT LITTLE ANGELS
- Desere is the winner.
Winners: Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Confirmation that you accept your prize
- Your mailing address (it's easier for me to forward to the publisher/author)
When you receive the book, consider thanking the author for supporting SOS Aloha by email (authors love email!)
And history makes us winners .... on this day in 1789, US Congress passed twelve amendments to the US Constitution. Ten of these amendments became known as the Bill of Rights.
(It seems that we have focused on US history lately. We have celebrated other countries' history and will continue to do so in the future. If you want to submit an idea for an international celebration, contact me at email@example.com).
The Bill of Rights gives us free speech which makes the idea of "banned books" unbelievable. Enter the American Library Association who spotlights intellectual freedom during "Banned Book Week". From its website,
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Check out the list of "classics" that have been challenged at this link. Let's celebrate our intellectual freedom with a book of choice from my RWA Stash. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about a "controversial book" (not necessarily from the banned book list) that helped you grow intellectually.
HUCKLEBERRY FINN is often challenged. It is a snapshot of American history. I think reading it today makes us realize that we can never go back to that time of suppression.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, October 1, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 2.
Kim in Hawaii
From INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, the Nazis burned books. Even the villainess, Dr. Elsa Schneider, shed tears at the loss of knowledge. The irony - this scene was filmed at Blenheim Palace, family home of Sir Winston Churchill, who challenged the Nazi regime.