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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday


I recently joined the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads where each week they give a prompt for creating a Top 5 Wednesday post. Join in the fun at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday.

Last week the topic was Characters You WOULDN'T Want To Trade Places With. Here's my video:


This week the topic is Gateway Books To Your Favourite Genre. Here's my video:


What would your answers be to both topics? What is your favourite genre? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Banned Books Week 2016

Banned Books Week 2016: Celebrating the Freedom to Read


Throughout history, countless publications have faced censorship and banning in many countries around the world for a variety of reasons, be they religious, political, or just plain ridiculous. 

As this week is Banned Books Week, I wanted to take a minute to talk about banned books and celebrate the freedom to read. 

Watch the video to find out some of my favourite banned books:



Here's just a few of the banned books I have on my shelves:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini http://amzn.to/2d69PZW

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde http://amzn.to/2d5LAN1

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway http://amzn.to/2dojCK0

The Diary of Young Girl by Anne Frank http://amzn.to/2d5LK7d

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee http://amzn.to/2cHEq0E

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer http://amzn.to/2d5LCVg

What are some of your favourite banned books? Know of a really ridiculous reason why a book was banned? Share in the comments section below. 

Take A Look At My Bookshelves

Book Haul: New Stuff and Rediscovering Old Reads

New Releases and Old Finds


Despite promising myself I wouldn't add any new books to my TBR until I'd cleared some of those already on it, I did a book haul. NetGalley is just too tempting! 

I also found an old suitcase I had in storage full of books. Some I'd forgotten I even had. Some I'm super excited about finding again. Some I've never read... yep more for my TBR.

Anyway this video is a book haul for all the old and new books I've discovered/rediscovered this week. Enjoy!

Also includes info about my upcoming webinar "Book Reviews: Why, What & How" that I'll be doing on 30th September 2016.




Patreon


In other news, I finally got round to setting up my page at Patreon. You can now show your support at: https://www.patreon.com/JoLinsdell I'll be developing it more over the coming weeks and adding more goals and rewards.