Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Banned Books Week Hop here at My Reading Room.  This Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books.  This hop is all about Banned Books in honor of Banned Books Week which runs September 24 - October 1, 2011.  I'm a big proponent of not banning books and will make sure with my guidance and discussion that my sons read as many of the banned and challenged books that interest them at the appropriate ages.  I still wonder why To Kill A Mockingbird would be challenged.  I love that book - it was just about the only assigned book in high school I liked (I had already read it in middle school). 

We can move on to more recent books, Twenty Boy Summer, Speak, Crank, all of these have a place and talk to girls (and boys too) about issues that face them maybe in ways their parents didn't think too.  Maybe one of these books will speak to a teenager and stop a destructive behavior.  Maybe it won't, maybe it's just a book and that's fine too.  Okay off my soapbox now.

My giveaway is simple, it's $15 towards one book at The Book Depository, open Internationally if The Book Depository ships to your country for free.  The only catch, the book should be a banned or challenged book, some can be found on this page here, you can also google around for others.  That page is a listing of the top ten challenged books (or series) in the last 10 years.  Some examples are below.  To enter all you need to do is enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter below, all other entries are optional.  Thanks for stopping by, make sure you stop by the other blogs and enter their giveaways as well!















119 comments:

Meredith said...

I just read The Hunger Games and don't think it's worse than anything kids are seeing on tv. I will admit it's probably more appropriate for mid- to older teens than tweens.

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I think my favorite is The Hunger Games. It keeps changing though.

Vivien said...

My favorite banned book is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. A classic!

Birgit said...

There are quite a few actually, mostly the classics such as 1984. Though The Hunger Games is my pick for newer books.

Jeanne said...

I read Hunger Games and I love it! I also want to read 1984 soon :)

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

My favorite banned book is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I re-read it last year for Banned Books Week!

miki said...

I've read harry potter and twilight but my favorite is lord of the rings

thanks for making this giveaway international

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Sandra K321 said...

I was a child of the 70's so I have read almost all of the banned books from that era. My favorite is hard to choose, but George Orwell's Nineteen Eight Four and any of Kurt Vonnegut's (especially Cat's Cradle) would have to be at the top.
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Carol M said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite. I read it when I was young and feel it's a book everyone should read.

Inspired Kathy said...

There are only 6 total entries allowed on this hop. Tweeting once a day is not allowed. Please fix your entry form ASAP so you can remain on the linky.
Thanks,
Kathy

Yenhex said...

I love the Harry Potter series and was surprised that it was on the banned books list!

Yen

fredamans said...
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fredamans said...

My favorite from the list that I have actually read is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Margaret said...

My fave is Twilight that is currently on the list.

Liz said...

Posted on Murder She Writes but reposting where I can, to say thank you for raising this issue.

Went to American Library Association website for list of banned/challenged books.

Happy to say, I’ve read most of the classics, or consciously chose not to read a few, but was floored to see To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron, to name a few on the short list.

A commenter there pointed out that the Bible often is banned.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

thank you!!

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Yto said...

well there is harry potter and fahrenheit. than twilight.
and i am about to read the hunger games.

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.Ambur. said...

I'm not sure which banned books is my favourite of the ones I've read...I've liked most of the ones that are challenged so much. The Hunger Games, The Giver, Speak, Harry Potter...and yes, Twilight, too, they've all been books that I've enjoyed so much. :D I also really liked Captain Underpants when I was younger...and to be honest, it's still pretty awesome! :D If I had to choose a favourite out of those though, I'd probably choose The Hunger Games. :D

Thanks for this fabulous giveaway! :D
I hope you read some awesome books for this year's banned book week! :D

Emily L said...

My favoirte banned book is the harry potter series!

Michele said...

My whole family enjoyed Captain Underpants!
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AmandaSue said...

I've read the lovely bones, crank, and thirteen reasons why.


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AndreaH said...

I've read several banned books but one in particular is Animal Farm.

AndreaH
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Belle said...

I love The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games (can't believe how challenged they are!)

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Besides the obvious of Harry Potter, I love both Huckfinn and Catcher in the Rye.

Natasha Areena said...

My favorite is hunger games, especially considering its strong female lead

marybelle said...

The HARRY POTTER books would be my favorites. I loved the magic - who knew?

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Sofija Kapranova said...

My foavorite is Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.

zoey said...

I've read Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games...then classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, The Lord of the Rings,
It's interesting that the banned books are on the top of Goodreads best book ever list :)

I'd like to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Perks of Being a Wallflower,
Fahrenheit 451, Water for Elephants


thanks for the giveaway!

buddyt said...

Two of my favorites are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger.

Thanks.
Carol T

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Martina Koleva said...

i have read the Vampire Academy series and the Harry Potter series. They are both amazing reads and I was surprised to find out that they are in the banned list. I've also read the Twilight Saga...and I'm going to read The Hunger Games trilogy...
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Nakoya said...

My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Adriana said...

My favorite banned or challenged book are The Harry Potter series.

Susie said...

I'm a Twilight fan. Think it's time to read it again.

Llehn said...

Go Hunger Games.

scottsgal said...

Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird and so many others
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Mary Ellen said...

My favorite banned/challenged books are the Harry Potter series.

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Thank you for the chance to win!

Diana said...

My favorite banned books are The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and The lords of the rings.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Kulsuma said...

My favourite banned book is Hunger Games.

slehan said...

Brave New World.
Thanks for the contest.

LoriStrongin said...

Favorite banned book has got to be Catcher in the Rye. I re-read it at least once every year and always discover something new in the pages.

Long live banned books and the readers who love them!


Smiles!
Lori
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Thais said...

My favorite banned books are the Harry Potter series.

JaevenStar said...

Many of my all time favorite books are listed on the banned and challenged list. I think all of them should not be there. : (

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Christine A. said...

Sad to say the only bok I have read on the list is the Hunger Games. I watched The Golden Compass which was great as was My Sister's Keeper. Thanks for the giveaway.

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dani_nguyen said...

Harry Potter, of course! Thanks for the giveaway!

books4me said...

My favorite books are Are You There God It's me Margaret and the Hunger Games!

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Jessica said...

I don't really have a favorite in the banned books that I have read. but I will say that Fahrenheit 415 is the most ironic to have put on the list.

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j. barrett said...

wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
Julie

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Audrey said...

I love the Hunger Games! I also adore Fahrenheit 451 and 1984

Rad Hall said...

My favourites would be the Harry Potter series and Animal Farm.
Thanks for the giveaway :)

janhvi said...

My favorite banned book is The Harry Potter Series.

Janhvi
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Dinda_SI said...

I've read The Hunger Games and Love it.

featherlyhearts- said...

My favorite banned book series are Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

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bblanto4 said...

I love My sister's keeper by Jodi Picolt. I can't believe it is on the banned list. I would love to read Speak!

Karen Senoo said...

I really liked Harry Potter (one of my favorite series ever!) and Lolita =D

@Tibiux

Ana Norte said...

I discovered in this hop that I read a lot of banned books!
But my favorite is The Hunger Games!

Anita Yancey said...

I don't think I have read any banned books.

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The Happy Booker said...

I've read many of them, from Harry Potter to Go Ask Alice. And my 10 year old is proud to be on his 4th banned book (he's reading the Harry Potter series)

Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com

Katie said...

favorite banned book is Speak and hunger games

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MamaMunky said...

Some of the greatest books have been banned. I think it is ridiculous. Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite.

Lindsey Aylward
LindseyAylward@yahoo.com

Jasmine Rose said...

My current favorite banned book is The Hunger Games, but I've added so many more to my TBR from BBW.

oriana said...

thanks so much for making this international!!

throuthehaze said...

My fave is The Giver by Lois Lowry

Debbie W. said...

Favorite book/series is Harry Potter! Definitely a classic there.

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Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

The Harry Potter series is probably some of my most favorite banned books.

Aeicha

Aik said...

The Hunger Games and The Kite Runner. Both are my all-time favourites.

Dovile said...

My favorite banned books are the Harry Potter series. I just love them!

Jennifer said...

i love the hunger games. Thanks.

Allie said...

There are quite a few, actually. The Harry Potter series are definitely a favourite.

Lolawid said...

Favorites are Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, and Wrinkle in Time.

Karli said...

Definitely Harry Potter. :) Such an amazing series!

sablelexi said...

I love Harry Potter and The Hunger Games and Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Jennelle S

_yay_ said...

Harry Potter and what really shocked me (haven't checked if it's true though) - I heard Water for Elephants is on the list. Whaaaa?
Thanks for the giveaway :-)
Sasse (_yay_)

Chey said...

I absolutely loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. :)

Deranged Pegasus said...

Lord of the Rings all the way!!

Evangeline Han said...

My favorite banned/challenged book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Abby said...

Harry Potter, Gossip Girl, Twilight! The list goes on. Quite a few actually

Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

Thanks for the giveaway! One of my fave banned/challenged books is To Kill a Mockingbird. I read it in High School and it had stuck with me since then.

Judy said...

I would say To Kill A Mockingbird when I was in school.


Judy
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Tara W said...

The Lord of the Flies is my favorite.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Twenty Boy Summer

JP said...

My favorite banned book is Catcher in the Rye. I'm also looking forward to reading Twenty Boy Summer, which is calling to me from my bookshelf ;)

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm on the hop too: http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-hop-with-author.html

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BrittanyGale said...

I've always really loved Catcher in the Rye. Silly that it was banned.

Janelle said...

One of my favorite banned books is The Diary of Anne Frank.
Thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Blog Hop!

CrystalGB said...

My favorite banned book is Harry Potter.

Amy said...

One of my favorite banned books is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! My favorite banned book is the Hunger Games.

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Dominique said...

My favorite is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

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Catherine Lee said...

I have read the "classic" and adult banned/challenged books. My fav: Ulysses.

Juana said...

My favorite is the Twilight Saga.

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

My fav- Harry Potter.

Linda Kish said...

1984 is my favorite

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hedgerhousehold said...

To Kill a Mocking Bird
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Erin said...

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite. I read it once in high school, again in college, and plan to revisit again soon.

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Tiffany Drew said...

My favorite is The Hunger Games :)

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Çråz¥ K¥ said...

i love harry potter and the hunger games !!

*Jam* said...

My favorite banned books are Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games.

Thanks for the giveaway! =)

Lenasledgeblog.com said...

My favorite book is Harry Potter Series.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Here's Mine. Hope you'll stop by and enter as well: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

IdentitySeeker said...

I've actually read all of the banned books you have posted pictures for, except Speak, and a few other like Twilight, The Hunger Games and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Thank you so much for this great giveaway and for supporting BBW:)

Sarah @ Random Thoughts

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IdentitySeeker said...

Sorry, I forgot to mention that my favourite banned book is The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

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Saiiツ said...

The Hunger Games is my Favorite!

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Mary said...

To Kill A Mockingbird and Gone with the wind is what I can think of.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary
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Clarissa P (Clary) said...

Twilight, Hunger Games. I actually have The Color Purple and to kill a Mockingbird in my syllabus for my masters this year. =)

Danah said...

One of my favorite banned books is The Catcher In The Rye. The last banned book i've read is The Hunger Games i think.

Lady Krishna said...

I've read the Twilight Saga.. I might have read more banned books, I just didn't know they were banned.. lol

Becca said...

Catcher in the Rye is my favorite banned book, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Karis Jacobstein said...

I have too many favorites to list, but topping it would HP and To Kill A Mockingbird. So original, I know!

Thanks for joining the cause! Check out my giveaway if you haven't!

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-giveaway-hop.html

Darlene said...

Some banned books I have enjoyed include the Twilight series, Harry Potter, Diary of Anne Frank, and The Adventures of Hucklebery Finn.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Alicia said...

My favorite banned book is "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway! alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

~April~ said...

I have read many banned books. lol... One of my many fav. is To Kill A Mocking Bird. I also liked Twilight, A Light In The Attic, Diary of Anne Frank and sooo many more.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

My fave banned/challenged book is Speak by Laurie H. Anderson.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Rabiah

geschumann said...

Twilight. Love it!
Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

xxsquigglesxx said...

My favorite is Hunger Games. It's such a great series and I can't believe it has been challenged.

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latishajean said...

I have alot of favorite banned books I love the hunger games! Great giveaway thank you!
Here is my tweet forgot to put it on the form!
https://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/120268632453419008

mandala said...

To Kill a Mocking Bird :) Looking forward to reading Hunger Games
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Julie D. said...

My favorite banned/challenged book is Brave New World.

stacy said...

My favorite banned book is Catcher in the Rye.

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ruthhill74 said...

Favorite challenged book: Bridge to Terebithia.

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Bridge to Terabithia...oh, and the Bible.

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