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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. 

Book Review: The Woman Who Lost Her Mojo by Carol Wyer

Book Review: The Woman Who Lost Her Mojo by Carol Wyer

Title: The Woman Who Lost Her Mojo
Author: Carol Wyer 

I got a free ARC copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley.

I'm giving this book a 5 star rating.


Pub Date: 23rd Sept 2016


About the book:


It’s time for Charlie to ditch the life that’s been dragging her down in this romantic, funny, feel good read! 

Since splitting from her husband, Charlie’s life has been stuck in a rut. Best friend Mercedes will do anything to put a smile back on Charlie’s face and so draws up a bucket list of things to help Charlie recover her mojo. 
Sure enough, as Charlie works her way through the list, belly dancing and bungee jumping, she makes new friends and even begins to attract some male attention. 
Journalist Jake gives Charlie butterflies but he almost seems too perfect – there must be a reason why he’s single. Perhaps Rob would be a better bet – yes he’s short and he drinks too much - but a girl can’t have everything can she? 
The final challenge on Charlie’s list looms large. Can Charlie complete it and prove to herself that life is for living, whatever may have happened in the past? And can Jake get through to Charlie and stop her from settling for the single life or, the wrong man? 
Join Charlie as she finds her happy-ever-after in this hilarious, heartwarming read that will make you laugh, cry and live your life to the full! 


Watch the video for my full review:



I loved this book. 5 stars! I'm now planning my own bucket list so if you have some suggests please let me know. Maybe I could start Challenge Jo? 

Purchasing link: http://amzn.to/2creI2Z