This past week marked the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the importance of access to information.

To find out which books have been banned or challenged over the years, click here.

In honor of Banned Books Week and my intense love of coffee, I co~hosted a $25 Starbucks gift card giveaway with fellow book lover, Sheila from Book Journey (Twitter: @bookjourney).

The winner of the $25 Starbucks gift card according to is:

Banned Books Winner

Petty Witter, you’re the winner!!

Congratulation! Enjoy your gift card!