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Amy Shannon

Author of "Unwritten Life," "Contrary Measures," "Smashed: A Savvy Macavoy Story," and "My Final Chapter: A Legacy of words" (and many more.

Amy is also the sole owner and operator of (ABSR)  Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

One of her missions is to read and review as many banned, burned, controversial and challenged books, as well as the authors who request


The purpose of this blog is to educate and share books, and the magnificent words of the authors who wrote them. I will be sharing the reviews of the banned books that are on the banned books list. (I've added it to this website as well. 

Update: March 2020: I am also adding "controversial" books to this list and one of my bookshelves, especially when one of the authors tells me about their experience with having books "removed" from shelves or other ways that is removing the book by trying to Censor the author.

I will also write blog articles to educate people on banned books, and the history of it. Unfortunately, it is becoming a trend, a trend that should not tearing books down, but promoting them. I am not getting paid for promoting banned, burned, challenged and controversial books. However, you can donate so that I can continue to buy banned books. 

Your donation will say that you're donating to Essence Enterprises. This donation button is only for the purchase of banned, burned and challenged books.

Website Established 2022

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Amy Shannon

This donate button is for banned books only!

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Mark the Date Events
Banned Books Week September 18 – 24, 2022

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