Friday, September 23, 2011

Banned-Books-Week-Giveaway-Hop


Thanks to Kathy from I am a Reader Not a Writer and Jen from I Read Banned Books for hosting this hop. 

Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to read, highlights the benefit of free and open access to books, and draws our attention to the harm of censoring what we read.

America presently has no banned books due to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, authors, and the community, but that doesn't stop some people from challenging and banning some books because of political and religious reasons.

Some of the books that were banned one time or the other, or challenged, surprised me because I've read them, my children have read them, their friends, and friends' friends own and have read them. In fact, most of the books listed below have been made into movies. Other than Harry Potter, which ones of the books below have you read?

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Blubber by Judy Blume
Carrie by Stephen King
Cujo by Stephen King
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Forever by Judy Blume
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Have to Go by Robert Munsch
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare




CLICK ON THE SWAGS AND ENTRIES TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
This is something new I'm trying. It's supposed to be easy, just click. 
If you can't, do it the old way:
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THE OLD WAY:

If you've read any of these books, good for you. If not, you still can:
1. Win a $10 gift certificate from Amazon to buy a banned book and also win a copy of Betrayed (book 2 of the Guardian Legacy series)
2. Win a copy of Awakened (ARC I just found, lol) and Betrayed bookmarks
3: Win Betrayed T-shirt and bookmarks
4. Win a Guardian Legacy Mug and bookmarks

That's a total of four winners.








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64 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!I have read To Kill a Mockingbird back in highschool. such a great book.
    twimom101@yahoo.com
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  2. Great giveaway!
    Of the books listed I've read the following back when I was in high school.:

    Blubber by Judy Blume
    Carrie by Stephen King
    Cujo by Stephen King
    How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
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  3. I am a follower. I have read several of the books on the list. I think the one that I like most is To kill a mockingbird. There are some strange parts but it overall is a good book. I can also understand why they would bann it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I've read a few of these.
    Cujo was actually the very first book I read when I was 16 for my own reading pleasure and not ebcause I had to read a book for school.

    Carrie was another of the books I read around that time.

    Huckelberry Fin was a book we read in school.

    I actually haven't read some of these others but like for the Harry potter books, I've seen the movies.

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  5. I loved 1984, Animal Farm, & To Kill a Mockingbird. During this week I've heard of a book called Crank & that sounds interesting & hoping to read soon.
    -Heather@(gfc:)BookStacksOnDeck
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  6. I read Crank by Ellen Hopkins. It was absolutely amazing.

    kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

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  7. One that wasn't on your list that I've read was L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time.. Of course I've read HP and Mark Twain's and several others...can't imagine life w/out books! thx for the chance
    twinmomx5 at gmail

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  8. I have read several books on the banned list. I have enjoyed them (With the exception of Of Mice and Men that just made sad.)
    2 of my favs that are banned are Huckfinn and Catcher in the Rye!
    With Huckfinn being banned it makes sad that people are too ignornat to read it and do some history.

    moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. grapes of wrath

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

    jbarrett5 at cox.net

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  10. I read both "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain in high school.

    jewels13162006 at yahoo . com

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  11. I've read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and as I lay Dying by William Faulkner I liked them both not sure why people ban books if you want them there are ways to get them.
    Oops I always forget to leave my email.
    spyblue78(at)gmail.com

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  12. I've read so many books I didn't realize were banned: Huck Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Flies, Harry Potter, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Twilight.. the list goes on. It's crazy.

    romanceaholic at gmail dot come

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  13. Wow. I've read all the Harry Potter books, then A Wrinkle in TIme, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Catcher in the Rye, Hunger Games, Twilight, then all of Shakespeare's works!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
    maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love Brave New World! I will definitely try to read more that are on the list!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Melissa Caldwell
    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  15. Thank you so much for this.

    i love harry potter

    chelle2006 @ aol.com

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  16. I've read quite a few--most recently The Hunger Games. Loved this series!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  17. The last books I read from the list of banned book was The Hunger Games series. I can't wait for the movie next March. Thank you for this giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  18. I've read harry Potter, Of Mice and Men, 1984, Hunger Games series, A Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mocking Bird, a Wrinkle in Time, Blubber, Forever, Lord of the Flies, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Uncle Tom's Cabin, One Flew Over the CooCoo's Nest, how to Eat Fried Worms, the Grapes of Wrath...that's all I can think of off the top of my head!

    books4me67 at ymail.com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Read The Hunger Games. Loved this series!

    khyla_808ATyahooDOTcom

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  20. I have read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Lord of the Rings, A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The War of the Worlds, and several others.

    jbronderblogs at aol dot com

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  21. I've read ALL of those books except 3. I try to keep up on my Banned Books readings. Now I have to read the ones I've missed.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  22. I remember reading of Mice and Men in college. It is a shame these books often appear on banned lists, fantastic literature. Thanks for the giveaway.
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  23. I've read The Catcher in the Rye, Of Mice and Men, Huckleberry Finn, The Color Purple, James and the Giant Peach, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

    sixteenpaperheartsAThotmail.com

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  24. Two of my very favorite books are banned books: Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

    jasmineroster@gmail.com

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  25. To Kill a Mockingbird? Why? lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks for this.

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  26. Orwell? Really? It was a MADATORY read when I was in high school!

    hk11kira (@) gmail (.) com

    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  27. one of my favorite banned books is The Giver by Lois Lowry.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  28. Many the books I've loved have been banned Of Mice and Men, A Light In The Attic, Diary of Ann Frank, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...it makes me sad and angry that there are people out there who would deprive people of these books.

    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  29. I've read quite a few of the banned books. I read Diary of Ann Frank and To Kill a Mockingbird in school. Speak and A Light in the Attic are two of my favorite books, and there are a lot more on that list that I have read.

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  30. i have read almost all of the banned books listed and i'm adding one of my favorites to the list that i haven't seen on any of the blogs so far.

    GO ASK ALICE...BY ANONYMOUS i have read this book 100's of times and i love it!!

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

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  31. I love To Kill a Mockingbird. I also remember reading 1984 in Jr High English class. Isn't interesting that many of the challenged books become required reading at a later date.

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

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  32. The most resent book off the list that I've read was the Hunger Games, but I've also read Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Jungle, and A Wrinkle in Time, which have all been banned at one time.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  33. My favorite banned book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I make it a point to read it at least once a year. :)

    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. My favorite banned/challenged books are definitely the Harry Potter series. :) I've also enjoyed Bridge the Terabithia, and really want to read the Golden Compass. :)

    Karaliene24[@]gmail[.]com

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  35. i've enjoyed many of these books and i had no idea that some of them were banned/challenged. the harry potter series was excellent!

    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  36. I read To Kill A Mockingbird along time ago and it has stuck with me.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  37. im just REALLY surprised to see to kill a mocking bird being banned. Is talking about racism a taboo?

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  38. I have read alot of the books on the list. The stephen king books, of mice and men, lord of the flies, the catcher in the rye. I can't believe how to eat fried worms is on the list. That is a great book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  39. I love To Kill A Mockingbird.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  40. I have read many many of the books on the list. It always surprised me to see what is here.
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    lisasworldofbooks@charter.net

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  41. Since when are all of these amazing books banned or challenged? It is just sad... Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, those were required reading in school!

    I need to get my mitts on 1984 and Brave New World... hmm....

    jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. My favorite banned book is To kill a mockingbird.
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  43. It's ridiculous to see the list of banned classics. Catcher in the Rhye? Invisible Man? Why ban us from reading powerful literature? And with the contemporary books banned I keep seeing And Tango Makes Three and all that does it make me want to read it to see why it would be banned! Haha thanks for participating in this. :)

    Sarah Lim
    two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! I have read and loved all Stephen King books and the Hunger Games trilogy!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  45. Other then the Harry Potters, I have read these (of the ones listed)
    Carrie by Stephen King
    Cujo by Stephen King
    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Witches by Roald Dahl
    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

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  46. i've read twilight, and even though these arent on the list: vampire academy series and just listen by sarah dessen

    spicedice45@gmail.com

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  47. I have read alot of the older challenged/banned books (Stephen King, Scary Stories, The Outsiders, many of the classics, numerous others) and more recently the Twilight saga.

    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  48. The Lovely Bones
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  49. I read Of Mice and Men, and I'm sure I read other banned books back in high school. I can't recall since high school was a very long time ago. I've also read the Twilight Saga and loved it.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I have read all the "classic" and adult banned/challenged books. I haven't read the YA ones.

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. The giver is one of my favorite books of all time.

    Antane

    nayjf(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. The Hunger Games was a fav banned books.

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  53. Ive read quite a few. Everything from the classics like Farenheit 451, Catch 22 and Great Gatsby to modern entries like Stephen King, Hunger Games and Twilight.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  54. Read To Kill a Mocking Bird
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  55. i have read a lot for school and some outside school like Harry potter and hunger games
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I've read a lot of the banned/challenged books like The Hunger Games series, Flowers for Algernon, and Speak.

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  57. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my faves!

    lhoffpauir at gmail

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  58. I read a lot of these stories in school. The Lord of the Flies is one of my all-time favorite reads.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  59. I've read several banned books.. I'd sat the Hunger Games is my favorite.

    Gfc kel
    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  60. I've read The Hunger Games.
    lenasledge@gmail.com

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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

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  61. So many I have read have been banned...its just not right!!

    POWER TO THE BOOKS!!!

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  62. Well I've read the Harry Potter series and Twenty Boy Summer and they are excellent. I think that it's ignorant to ban a book. I feel that if it's a child than it is up to the parent or guardian to make that decision.

    miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

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