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Friday, September 23, 2011

Banned Books Week Hop

Welcome to my stop in this giveaway hop.  This topic is a touchy one for me.  I can understand the out cry of some people to censor a book in the name of indecency, so I'm not especially sure I wouldn't vote to challenge a book given the right situation.   I certainly would voice my concerns if highly sexual or violent books fall in the hands of my three young kids (<10yo) under school supervision for example.  But generally to politcally ban a book would not be my solution to the indifference.  As I understand it, books are not rated as in movies but categorized by age appropriateness.  So it would make sense for a parent to screen for books that are appropriate for their children's age and moral values.  Those that doesn't meet the criterias will just not make it in their children's hands or book shelves ..that's what I do. 

I've only read a few books that made it to the banned list.  Also, I recently reached a milestone ... 1,000 followers, so in appreciation I will feature 3 prizes, 3 winners, and make entering simple. :)

Prize #1 (U.S.):
Here's a couple of banned books I have on hand (used).  Both goes to winner.














Prize #2 (International):
  • Up to $10 towards a book(s) from The Book Depository

Prize #3 (U.S.):
  • $10 Amazon gift e-card
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To enter:  you must be a GFC follower, >12yo, and fill out the form below. 



I thank the hostesses of this hop, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books.  I also want to thank you for stopping by and a great big gratitute virtual hug to all my wonderful followers!! 

Now, head on over to the list of participating bloggers HERE

Happy Hopping and Reading!!

23 comments:

  1. Hi Jinky!

    Congrats on 1000+ followers :) It's well deserved, your blog is awesome - and not only because of the beautiful layout, but also (and above everything else) because of the contents!

    Glad you joined the hop! Have fun and thanks for the great giveaway!

    Evie

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  2. Congrats on 1000+ followers and thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Awww, thank you Evie. You made my day!!

    Thanks Nakoya & you're welcome.

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  4. I agree that I check what my children bring home to read to see what I think. I have a friend who teaches in a middle school and sometimes her students pick out books that she doesn't feel are appropriate. her policy is to say no unless the parents give their approbal. One of her students one year read Wicked with his father. Not a book I think of as apprpriate for sixth grade, but every parent is different!

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  5. Just wanted to take the time and say thank you for being part of the hop - both Kathy and I really appreciate it!

    Book censorship is a very touchy subject for many. I have two children and have said no to a book on many occasions. I don't want others telling me what choices we have, and I certaintly don't want to make that choice for others.

    Good post...appreciate your honesty.

    Jen

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  6. Aw, glad to hear that! :) And just for the record - I love your avatar! so freaking awesome hahah :D I love Wonder Woman :) well, I love all the Marvel Comics, so call me a geek lol (nerd?)

    Have a great weekend! muah~~

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  7. Thanks for the nice giveaway. I'm a new follower.

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  8. Congrats on 1000+ followers and thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Congrats on 1,000+ followers & thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  10. 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. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/index.cfm

    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.

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  11. The Road is one of my favorite books, ever. That is all.

    Lovely giveaway and very generous.

    ~Asheley

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  12. thanks for the giveawa. I am glad you have great options. :-) Both books are great, but I have them already, so I'm thankful for the Amazon option.

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  13. Thank you so much what a great giveaway!

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  14. Congrats on the follower achievement. I'm also giving away a couple of banned books. Drop on by if you're interested.

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

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  15. Really? The Road was banned? Was it too good or something? I suppose it might have been banned because of the cannibalism, or the mild messiah imagery near the end, but other than that I can't imagine why.
    He wrote a fabulous but violent book called Blood Meridian, which I could see being banned. Also an earlier book called Child of God, which had some necrophilia. But The Road is one of his more light-hearted books.

    Mac Campbell
    http://iwritehorror.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm sorry, but when I entered as Alicia E., I forgot to mention that I follow you on GFC as Noele McNastypants. Nothing like blowing my cover! LOL

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  17. Congrats on all the followers; you deserve it! Rae

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  18. Congrats on the 1000 followers

    and thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Congrats on 1000+ followers and thanks for the giveaway

    new folowr

    [2000 folowers here we come lol]

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