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message 1: by Rift (new)

Rift Vegan (riftvegan) | 417 comments Mod
Dear Beautiful Readers,
The last week of September is Banned Books Week! This is a campaign that spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Let's celebrate our Freedom to Read!!

This is my favorite topic every year, because I am introduced to books I wouldn't normally read. And it's important to expand our horizons. I'm especially excited this year because the sequel of The Handmaid's Tale (#37 on the 100 most frequently challenged books in the 1990s list), The Testaments, is coming out on September 10th!

Okay, here are the book lists:

Frequently Challenged Books Listed by decade, year, and genre

Top 10 Books

Wikipedia: Books banned by governments

Our writing topic for our postcards is Anything about banned books! Pick a list and tell your partner how many books you've read from it. Or say what banned books you'll be reading next and why. Is The Testament too hyped up?! Does your library have a good display? What's your favorite challenged book?

A. Sign up by posting below.

B. Click on the person posting above you and send them a personal message with your mailing address.

C. When someone signs up below you, send a postcard to them.

D. Tell us when you've sent your postcard by EDITING your original post. You can also let us know when you've rcvd a postcard by editing your original post.

As Usual:

You will send one postcard and you will receive one postcard. The postcard can be store-bought or hand-made and can have any kind of picture on the front. We are an International group. Newbies are so very welcome!

Happy Reading,

message 2: by Rift (last edited Sep 30, 2019 12:21PM) (new)

Rift Vegan (riftvegan) | 417 comments Mod
Official Signup List for GR PC Sept

• Message the person above you
• Send a postcard to person below you
• Please write GR PC Sept somewhere on your postcard!

2. rift
3. Sharon
4. Jowenah
5. Julia
6. Marcie
7. Vicki Willis
8. Betsy
9. Amy in NJ
10. Karen
11. Jackie
13. Jenny T.
14. Jill
15. Ying-Yao
16. Biju
17. Luiz Fernando
18. Monica
19. Chris
20. Maureen
21. Kyra
22. Connie ava Catherine
23. Angie
24. Dorothy
25. Brittany
26. Wendy
27. Kandice
28. Janice
29. Mia
30. Galen
31. Alaina
32. Bardbooks
33. Kelly
36. Amy, Canada
38. Ana
39. Biker Mouse
41. Christine

message 3: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Braithwaite (shazbook) | 41 comments I'm in....

message 4: by J (new)

J Ruth (jowenahruth) | 43 comments im in

message 5: by Julia (new)

Julia (juliadb) | 2 comments This will be my first time. I'm in and excited.

message 6: by Marcie (last edited Oct 07, 2019 03:11AM) (new)

Marcie | 218 comments Yes, please include me.
9/2/19-sent a message to Julia.
9/9/19-received postcards from Julia and Vicki; thank you! I'll be sending my cards out this coming weekend.
10/4/19-thank you, Rift, for the Cooper Hawk postcard. So poised!

message 7: by Vicki Willis (last edited Sep 21, 2019 06:05PM) (new)

Vicki Willis | 56 comments I am in this month...
Msg to Marcie - 9/2
9/3 - Cards sent to Marcie and Betsy
9/20 - Rec'd card from Marcie

message 8: by Betsy (last edited Dec 06, 2019 01:35AM) (new)

Betsy | 316 comments I am in. Montgomery AL. Currently visiting Lake Worth FL

Sent Message to Vicki -- 9/2

Rec'd PC from Vicki...earlier in month.
Rec'd another PC from Vicki...when I got home to AL.

PC's sent out to Vicki and Amy.
PC sent to Rift 12/5

Rec'd PC from Rift

Other Sep PC's sent.

Month completed. Updated 12/6.

message 9: by Amy (last edited Sep 13, 2019 05:10PM) (new)

Amy | 46 comments I’m in.
Amy in NJ

cards sent to Rift and Karen 9/12

message 10: by Karen (last edited Sep 17, 2019 06:03PM) (new)

Karen (willowdudley4) | 49 comments I'm in again. And thrilled to follow Amy. I've read several of her suggestions from August.


Address sent to Amy on 9/2
Card sent to Jackie on 9/4
Received my card from Amy on 9/16
had also received a card from Rift and Jackie, but don't have the dates in front of me - thanks so much - I adore snail mail!!!

message 11: by Jackie (last edited Sep 12, 2019 06:29PM) (new)

Jackie (jafferty) | 25 comments Yes, I'm in again too!

9/2 sent my address to Karen
9/4 Sending card to Jenny T
9/11 Received card from Karen

message 12: by Amy (new)

Amy | 46 comments Karen wrote: "I'm in again. And thrilled to follow Amy. I've read several of her suggestions from August.


Awww thanks! I’ve read tons of banned books. I don’t know where to start!

message 13: by Jenny T. (last edited Sep 09, 2019 07:37PM) (new)

Jenny T. | 35 comments My first time too- glad to be part of the fun!
9/7 sent card to Jill
9/9 rcvd card from Jackie (loved the banned book themed "The Catcher in the Rye" postcard) and Rift

message 14: by Jill (last edited Sep 09, 2019 06:32PM) (new)

Jill V (artsyjill) | 159 comments I'm in!
9/2 messaging Jenny T with address
9/9 card received from Jenny/card sent to Ying-Yao

message 15: by Ying-Yao (last edited Nov 05, 2019 12:33AM) (new)

Ying-Yao Chen | 76 comments I'm in! Ying-Yao in Taiwan.
9/3/19-sent a message to Jill.
9/10/19-postcard to Biju
Oct 3--Received a very interesting postcard from Jill. Thanks!
Oct 26--Received a very beautiful postcard from Rift. Thanks!

message 16: by Biju (last edited Sep 02, 2019 11:57PM) (new)

Biju V | 115 comments Sign me in :)
3 Sept 19 - PMed address to Ying-Yao

message 17: by Luiz Fernando (last edited Sep 20, 2019 11:12AM) (new)

Luiz Fernando | 33 comments Hello everyone,

Please, sign me in

September 03 - Address sent to Biju
September 04 - Postcard sent to Monica
September 20 - Received a very insteresting Postcard from Biju. Thanks!

message 18: by Monica (new)

Monica | 22 comments I’ll play along this month! I’ve missed sending and receiving postcards.

message 19: by Chris (last edited Sep 04, 2019 08:08PM) (new)

Chris | 10 comments I'll join again this month.

Sent Monica my address.
9/4 Sent card to Maureen


message 20: by Maureen (last edited Oct 12, 2019 04:48AM) (new)

Maureen | 4 comments I'll join in too.
Will send Chris my address.
8 Sept - postcard sent to Kyra
10 Sept - very interesting Amish postcard received from Chris -
8 Oct - thank you Rift for your card with thoughts on banned books - you've read so many of them!

message 21: by Kyra (new)

Kyra Keeton | 56 comments I'm in for this month too!

Sending my address to Maureen

message 22: by Ava Catherine (new)

Ava Catherine | 189 comments I’m in and sending my address to Kyra.

message 23: by Angie (new)

Angie (15angie27) | 97 comments I'm in!
Sending my address to Connie.

message 24: by Dorothy (last edited Oct 03, 2019 02:10AM) (new)

Dorothy Lam | 166 comments i am in again!

4 sep: sent my address to angie :)
7 sep: sent the card to brittany :)
3 oct: received the card from angie! thanks for your old card of a handsome boy! enjoy reading~

message 25: by Brittany (new)

Brittany (bgillis) | 14 comments I'm in. Sending message to Dorothy

message 26: by Wendy (last edited Sep 07, 2019 11:33AM) (new)

Wendy | 57 comments I am in from France.
06 September - Message with address sent to Brittany
07 September - Postcard sent to Kandice

message 27: by Kandice (last edited Sep 17, 2019 01:37PM) (new)

Kandice | 216 comments I’m in. Sending a message to Wendy.
Sept 17 Mailed my postcards
Sept 17 Received postcard from Wendy -- thanks :)

message 28: by Janice (new)

Janice Thomas | 43 comments I'm in! Thanks

message 29: by Mia (last edited Oct 16, 2019 03:49PM) (new)

Mia | 109 comments Mod
I am happy to be here! I am in Los Angeles, CA
9/7 - Sent address to Janice
9/9 - Sent card to Galen who's reported for duty! :-)
9/20 - Received a lovely card from Janice! Thank you!
10/16 - Thank you, Rift. Received your lovely card today. Happy Banned Book Reading!!

message 30: by Galen (last edited Sep 10, 2019 04:38PM) (new)

Galen Watterson | 3 comments I'm reporting for duty!

Sending address to Mia (07 September)
Card sent to Alaina (10 September)


message 31: by Alaina (last edited Sep 30, 2019 05:11PM) (new)

Alaina Kester (alainavk93) | 53 comments I'm in! Sending from Central Valley California

9/30 postcard out to Bardbooks. Sorry it took me so long to send it.

message 32: by Bardbooks (last edited Sep 09, 2019 04:50AM) (new)

Bardbooks | 294 comments Mod
Participating from South Carolina USA
Sept. 8 - sending address to Alaina
Sept. 9 - postcard for Kelly is on the way

message 33: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (marquis784) | 48 comments Sure! I’m in!

message 34: by Kelly (last edited Oct 09, 2019 03:46AM) (new)

Kelly (marquis784) | 48 comments Message sent to Bardbooks! 9/8/19
Received msg from Amy 9/10
Sent to Amy 9/13
9/14 thanks! Bard books loved the postcard!
10/4 p/c from Rift rec’d thanks!

message 35: by Jill (new)

Jill V (artsyjill) | 159 comments Jenny T. wrote: "My first time too- glad to be part of the fun!
9/7 sent card to Jill"

Thanks for the Happy Potter PC Jenny, it arrived today!

message 36: by Amy (new)

Amy | 178 comments I’m in. Messaging Kelly now

message 37: by Kelly (last edited Sep 16, 2019 07:18PM) (new)

Kelly (marquis784) | 48 comments Thanks, Amy!
Sending card 9/13

message 38: by Ana (last edited Sep 17, 2019 06:29AM) (new)

Ana Marchildon | 84 comments I'm in but it took me a few minutes to figure out where we were at with the thread. I am sending a message to Amy.

09/15 - Sent message to Amy.
09/16 - Sent postcard to Biker Mouse.

Biker Mouse from Mars (bikermousefrommars) | 98 comments Hello

I'm, sending message to Ana 16/09

message 40: by Jenny T. (new)

Jenny T. | 35 comments In case anyone is interested, check out: for book related clothing/items. This week is 25% off for Banned Books Week.

message 41: by Christine (new)

Christine Murray | 1 comments Hi, is too late to join? Posting for the first time!

message 42: by Rift (new)

Rift Vegan (riftvegan) | 417 comments Mod
Hi Christine! Nope, Not too late! You can send a postcard to me, and Biker Mouse will need your mailing address.

And to ALL, Thanks for joining the Sept PC Exchange!

As usual, I'm late sending out my postcards for the month, where does the time go??! Postcards and the letter to my official partner are going out this week.

Happy Day,

message 43: by Janice (new)

Janice Thomas | 43 comments Wendy wrote: "I am in from France.
06 September - Message with address sent to Brittany
07 September - Postcard sent to Kandice"

Thank you Kandice for my card. I was reading Handmaid's Tale when I received it. Reading Testaments now for my book club! Plus also have the shirt!

message 44: by Kelly (last edited Oct 12, 2019 05:37AM) (new)

Kelly (marquis784) | 48 comments Amy wrote: "I’m in. Messaging Kelly now"

Amy, just hoping you got my postcard! Please let me know! Thanks! I don’t remember if I put enough postage on it! 🤔

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