Banned Book Week Blog Hop Giveaway

Posted September 28, 2012 by Stacey in Blog, Uncategorized / 123 Comments

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate the books that get banned or challenged in the US.  You can learn more about Banned Book Week on the American Library Association’s Web page and be sure to check out this year’s press kit with art and press releases that show how you can help promote awareness during this week and beyond.

Here at PTB we’re going to be highlighting some of our favorite banned or challenged books all week long with little mini reviews, but we’re starting off the week with a giveaway!  One lucky winner will be able to choose a book from ALA’s banned/challenged list (By Year  – by Decade – 1990-1999 & 2000-2009) that’s under $15 that we’ll ship directly to you from The Book Depository.

  • The giveaway is open internationally
  • All of our other regular rules apply.
  • Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter

And be sure to stop by the other blogs on the Hop for more chances to win banned books!

Stacey

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123 responses to “Banned Book Week Blog Hop Giveaway

  1. We definitely need those banned books around. In fact, if you ban books, isn't that a sign of oppression? (Starts eyeing my dystopia collection)
    I'm seriously surprised at a few of the books on the list. Seriously? Harry Potter? A Wrinkle in Time? Those are fantastic works of literature not just for kids, but for people of all ages and should be shared around the world.

  2. My favourite banned books would be Harry Potter and The Hunger Games (seems like they're the most popular answers today). They are books that just need to be read by EVERYONE. They shouldn't be banned at all. What's the harm in people reading a book . . . it should be celebrated!

  3. I'm always surprised when I see something like How to Eat Friend Worms on these lists. We read what we want and like, sometimes vocab/age gets in the way, but those seem to be a better guide to the appropriateness of a book.

  4. First time to the blog – I love these hops, they introduce me to so many new bloggers!

    1) Your header graphic is amazing – I love it.
    2) There are so many banned books we should all read, they broaden our perspectives. I'm personally excited about re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird and to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  5. Suz Reads

    I loved The Giver and the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  6. I hate the idea of banning books. I'm a pretty conservative reader, but I feel like it's not my place to say what others can and cannot read. I decide what my children should read as well, but just because I don't think a book is suitable, it doesn't mean that others shouldn't be able to make that choice for themselves.

    I love Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the Harry Potter series. Many of the books that I loved in high school have been banned, such as The Color Purple, and Catch-22.

  7. I think it's great, that week of banned books makes people more aware. I grew up in a system, where lot of books were not only banned, but prohibited and illegal. So I appreciate the freedom of speech and freedom of choice for authors to write and readers to make their own choices what to read.

  8. I have read so many of these banned books. Until today, I didn't realize they had been banned. I also find it hard to believe that they were. Such censorship..it's ridiculous. If ya don't like a book, then don't read it. Many of the banned books we were even required to read in school. Such negativity in some people's minds. Can you tell I disagree with banning books? LOL Thanks for the hop!

  9. I think this hop is awesome and it's nice to celebrate the freedom to read and also encourage it, as many places still ban books!
    I recommend the Harry Potter series which I adore!

  10. some of my fav banned/challenged books are HG trilogy, tkam, catcher in the rye, the perks of being a wallflower and some other ones
    thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  11. Banned Books Week is the opportunity to give people the opportunity to discuss the freedom to choose for oneself what to read and not to sit back and allow others to limit our choices.

  12. It always surprises me to see some of the books on the list. I really don't think there should be a list!!

    I want to read Water for Elephants and Go Ask Alice.

  13. I hope that the outcome of this week around the country has people seriously considering the broader implications of banning books. Sadly, those that should pay the most attention are the ones that feel that certain books need to be banned… Ultimately, it's going to be the regular people who protest loudly and refuse to allow it to happen…I hope. I personally don't like every book, every movie, every tv show…every bit of music, but I don't feel that my opinions should determine someone else's opportunity to experience these things for him or her self.. 🙂

  14. For the coming week, I hope I'll be more productive than ever. Need a lot of things to do. 😀 I'm a mommy to a toddler.. I also work. Everything is a bit hectic.. but I just hope that I'll be more productive next week,

    Thanks for the giveaway. – Ara

  15. I love Banned Book week and I'm so disappointed that my school's librarian doesn't do anything for it. : ( Some of my favs include: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight, Unwind, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and A Wrinkle in Time.

    thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I just RECENTLY read "A Wrinkle In Time" – and I cannot, for the life of me, believe that it is on that list! I believe "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" and "A Wrinkle in Time" – along with HP, and Twilight would be my favorites! 😀

    Thanks for your generosity, and being part of this blog hop! 😀

    – Hira
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. I love What My Mother Doesn't Know and To Kill a Mockingbird. I like the idea of banned books, but only because it causes debates. I love to argue 🙂

  18. Kar

    I loved Twilight, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series, also To Kill a Mockingbird and Water for Elephants. They're really good books and I love this week because everyone should have the right to read whatever they feel like it 🙂

  19. Definitely The Harry Potter series. There are still so many challenged/banned books I have yet to read, should get on them right away!

  20. I've always loved Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Giver…those are the only books I've read that were (apparently) banned.

    I admit, that I don't really follow what's been banned and what has not. I just read what sounds interesting to me and leave it at that.

  21. Throughout history, we have banned books for a variety of reasons and I think this awareness week keeps people aware that governments, churches, & organizations are still doing so.

    Salman Rushdie is one of my favorite banned authors.

  22. Honestly, I have not thought much about banned books before this was brought to my attention. I went to schools which regularly had these types of books on the required reading lists, while I didn't always enjoy them, I cannot see any reason to ban them.

  23. I am strongly against banning books and while I agree you have the right to read what you want and have a say in what your kids read, that doesn't mean you can decide what others read (including other kids). I have read and loved several banned books including Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games, The Giver, and The Kite Runner.

  24. This severely inhibits our right to choose what to read in this country. How dare these closed minded people to try and tell us Americans what we can and cannot read. Sorry, we live in America for a reason.

  25. To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men. Those were required reading when I went to school. Why are they now banned? Kids need to read the classics.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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