Banned Book Week Hop

20 Sep

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“Don’t touch the stove,” — “Don’t listen to that song,” –“Don’t watch that movie!” … and the list goes on. How many times have we heard these or variations of such don’t-s especially during our childhood?

Well, if that was not enough we can add one more to the list: Don’t read that book! For one reason or another some books land on the Banned Books List and while we don’t really pay attention to it on a regular basis, here we are taking one week out of the year to … celebrate these books. Why? Because some of the reasons those books are on the list are–in my opinion–very subjective (Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered “racially insensitive,” “oppressive,” and “perpetuates racism.” Or J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter makes the list for “occult / Satanism”).

Please join us during the week of 09/21-09/27 for the Banned Book Week Hop organized by Mary @ The Book Hounds and Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer. Find your way to lots and lots of blogs giving away tons of prizes, all of them from the same category–banned books. You’re allowed to rebel for once and no one will judge you for it, I promise.

My Giveaway: one e-copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky


What you have to do to win it: It’s simple: FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY EMAIL by clicking on the button to the right called “Sign me up!” (atop all images) and leave your answer to the question: What book from the banned Book List you read and loved it? I start first and say that my fave book of ALL times is Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind.

30 Responses to “Banned Book Week Hop”

  1. Rose Milligan September 20, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    I follow your blog by email. My favorite banned book is The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  2. punkin0001 September 20, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Maya Angelou “Why The Caged Bird Sings”. Just love it! Shout out to all the avid readers recruiting young readers over to the banned books week celebration!

  3. Kai W. September 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird. No one would like to admit that domestic violence and racism exist..

  4. Patricia Pinkston September 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    I love the harry Potter books as well. Didn’t get to read Gone With The Wind until I was grown. My 8th grade English teacher brought the book to me from her home library to read because my reading level was past anything in the school library. My mother wouldn’t let me read it because the word “damn” was in it. I had to return it.

    • Patricia Pinkston September 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      Forgot to add, I’m an email subscriber.

  5. Mary Preston September 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    I have to say THE COLOR PURPLE.

  6. isisthe12th September 21, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

  7. Lindsey V. September 21, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    I remember reading the Harry Potter books for the first time and devouring them, and I can’t believe they are on the banned books list. There are so many of them on there, from classics to current books that are shocking to me.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! Fingers crossed. 🙂

    I signed up for your email subscription using the same email address I used in your comment entry form.

  8. holdenj September 21, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    There are many, but one of my faves is To Kill A Mockingbird. I’m a new email subscriber. Thanks!

  9. annie page September 21, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    I read some of the 50 shades of grey and it was interesting

  10. Ashley C September 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    I read Speak and I LOVE it. I always recommend it. Thanks for the chance!

  11. GuinR September 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    I have read so many from the banned book list and am really surprised they are considered banned. I read “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee after seeing the movie on our black and white television when I was younger. I have also read and loved “Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou while washing dishes when I was in Senior High School. A recent read is John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” I can’t imagine why it would be banned. I believe everyone has a right to express their thoughts whether creative, political, religious, intellectual, comical, or other so their voice can be heard and others can grow.

  12. ladymagnolia99 September 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    I really liked Gone With the Wind also, so many of the books that are banned, was mandatory for me to read in high school in the 60’s.

    Judy Cox

  13. samantha wagner September 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    I read My Sister’s keeper and loved it. I also rented the movie when it came out. Book was better.

  14. Rachelle September 21, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    The Hunger Games. I absolutely LOVED it!!!

  15. Anastasia Falling September 22, 2014 at 1:36 am #

    “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut! It’s an amazing book that surprised me in a lot of ways. So strange to think that anyone would want to ban it! It’s amazing! 🙂
    Email subscriber –

  16. Tequila Rose (@awesomeTR) September 22, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

  17. Courtney Whisenant September 22, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird

  18. Heather Poindexter September 22, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    I saw the Potter books first as movies before I read the, lol same goes with hunger games, gone with the wind and Twilit series, so my original favorite is huckleberry fin by mark wain. I still like it, but my tastes have changed in 50 years!

  19. Melissa Golden September 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    To Kill a Mockingbird is still a favorite of mine!

  20. Kaitlyn Weaver September 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    I’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird and enjoyed it!

  21. Ashfa September 24, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    I follow your blog by email. My favorite banned book is Gone With The Wind!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. michelle September 24, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    ive read a lot of books on this list and enjoyed them but my favorite is probably of mice and men.

  23. Mare Bookworm September 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    Subscribed using this email!

    My absolute favorite banned book(s?) is the Harry Potter series. When I think about how people wanted to ban it because it “promotes witchcraft,” I can’t help but laugh about how medieval that sounds!

  24. randomsteph1210 September 25, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Diary of Anne Frank and of course the Harry Potter books. Loved them!

  25. michellewillms2013 September 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    I read and loved all the Harry Potter books.

  26. Robin September 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    It would have to be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  27. courtney (@cmh627) September 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    The Hunger Games!

  28. BookAttict September 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    I read a lot of banned books growing up…with a lot of them being read in English Class at school…..Anne Frank: Diary of Young Girl (7th grade); Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer (8th grade); Catcher in the Rye (9th grade); 1984 and Brave New World (10th grade); Of Mice and Men (11th grade) and Slaughterhouse Five (12 grade).

  29. Jen Frederick September 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    I love the Harry potter books and from the classics I love many of them, but pick To Kill a Mocking bird and The Great Gatsby.

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