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Friday, September 28, 2012

Banned Books Week Hop


Welcome to Stop #27 of the Banned Books Week Hop! 

This blog hop is being hosted by Kathy at I'm A Reader, Not A Writer and Jen at I Read Banned Books.

Over 100 blogs are offering a book related giveaway, and we are all linked up together so that you can easily hop from one giveaway to another! The hop runs from Friday, September 28th through Saturday, October 6th.


(excerpt copied below - follow link for full article) 

A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom because of its controversial content. In some cases, banned books of the past have been burned and/or refused publication. Possession of banned books has at times been regarded as an act of treason or heresy, which was punishable by death, torture, prison time, or other acts of retribution.

A book may be challenged or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. We take the acts of banning or challenging a book as a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship--striking at the very core of our freedom to read.


Details of my giveaway:

I have gone through the lists of banned and challenged books at the American Library Association. I have chosen a selection of books that have been banned or challenged from a variety of genres: From classics, to contemporary literature, to Young Adult, to Middle-Grade Fiction. I hope that everyone will find at least one book that appeals to them!

One winner will win their choice from one of the books featured below (please note that the book cover of the copy that you receive from The Book Depository may differ from the one in the photo).


Follow the links below to read the synopsis for each book: 

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • You may enter only once!
  • You must be 13 years of age or older.
  • You must be a follower of Darlene's Book Nook on Google Friend Connect (see widget on the left-hand side or at the top of the column).
  • The Book Depository must ship to you with free delivery in order to enter. If you are not sure, please check.
  • The giveaway will end on Sunday, October 7th at 12:01 AM, Eastern Standard Time.
  • Rafflecopter will choose the winners using Random.org.
  • The winner(s) will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize(s).
  • If a prize is not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected through Rafflecopter. 

To enter this giveaway, fill in the Rafflecopter below.
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Good luck, everyone!
  And don't forget to keep hopping for more chances to win!




76 comments:

  1. I recommend The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's great adventure, I don't know why would anynoe want to ban it.

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  2. Of Mice and Men, The Outsiders, To Kill a Mockingbird...to name a few. All the books I can think of to recommend, you've probably already read.

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  3. The Giver is a great YA Dystopian book. I loved it! I read it because my daughter was reading it in school and was gushing about it.

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  4. I'd recommend Lord of the Rings if you like fantasy.

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  5. recommend 1984, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Always recommend To Kill A Mockingbird. A great read.

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  7. I absolutely love To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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  8. My favorite banned book will always be To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A story that resonates in you years later.... guaranteed.

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  9. To Kill a Mockingbird or Slaughterhouse Five both are good crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  10. The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter series.

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  11. Of Mice and Men and one I haven't read but want to soon is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks!

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  12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Lolita.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Thanks! :)

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  14. I would recommend The Color Purple...thank you for the hop!

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  15. Brave New World is an incredible read

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  16. Looking for Alaska by John Green :)

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  17. Harry Potter! XD Ya pretty basic

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  18. I'd suggest The Color Purple. But To Kill A Mockingbird is my favorite read of all time.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. i recommend the catcher in the rye, tkam, the colour purple and the kite runner. they are all great books
    thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  20. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Lauren Myracle's series and Speak by Laurie Halse anderson:)

    Thank you:)

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  21. The only ones I've read on the list are Hunger Games and Twilight series but you've probably already read those. I want to get my hands on Perks of Being a Wallflower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. THE COLOR PURPLE is truly amazing.

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  23. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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  24. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is a favorite of mine. Starz did a fantastic mini-series based on the book and Farenheit 451 is also a very compelling book. There are just so many good ones.

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  25. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen! Amazing book!

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  26. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Lord of the Rings. Thank you. :)

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  27. GG series! It's fun! But banned.....

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  28. The Lord of the Rings trilogy. :)

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  29. I have not read it, but ttyl is a current one that offers a neat style of writing: epistolary. It sounds really unique and it's on my TBR list! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  30. Killing Mr Griffin by Lois Duncan.

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  31. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Hi Darlene. You know, I am not sure if I have ever read a banned book yet. I probably have but didn't know that it was included in that list. I don't care, really HAHA. It's a book and I'm going to read it if I like it :D

    But you know, based on reviews, I would recommend The perks of being a wallflower :D I am actually excited to read that one myself :D - Ara

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  33. Of Mice and Men

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Any book from Ellen Hopkins and lord of the rings series! (must read at least once)

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  35. The Catcher in the Rye is a MUST read. And of course, the Harry Potter books! :)

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  36. The Giver, Hunger Games, and Water for Elephants are amazing!

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  37. Looking for Alaska by John Green DFTBA!

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  38. killing a mockingbird...

    thx 4 the giveaway..

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  39. I think everyone should have the opportunity to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn! I can't imagine not reading it.

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  40. A banned book that I adore? Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.

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  41. A Wrinkle in Time is wonderful. One of the best "banned" books is To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  42. I would recommend Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

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  43. To Kill a Mockingbird and the Harry Potter.
    thanks 4 the giveaway!!!

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  44. His Dark Materials is a great series!

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  45. you have probably read them, but I'd recommend you The Hunger Games series, Harry Potter series and Water for Elephants :)

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  46. The Lord of the Flies packs a punch, if you haven't read it already. :)

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  47. I haven't read much but from the few I've read I'd like to recommend The Hunger Games trilogy and A Wrinkle in Time :)

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  48. My favorite out of that list is To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  49. Read the Lord of the Rings. Everyone should read that at least once.

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  50. I would recommend Vampire Academy, but I am still shocked that it is banned - why on earth would someone think that book would be worth banning?

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  51. I would recommend Lolita and Scars.

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  52. The Great Gatsby and The Color Purple

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  53. The Hunger Games of course :)

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  54. Farenhiet 451!! It's an amazing read!!
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I liked The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  56. It isn't banned, but there's a bounty on the author's head because of it: THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie.

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  57. It's not banned but I loved The Forsaken by Lisa Stasse

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  58. Anything by Ellen Hopkins. I especially liked Impulse.

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  59. I've bought all of Ellen Hopkins books for my daughter. She loves them. I wonder if that makes me a bad parent. lol

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  60. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield. It was really good. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  61. Hunger Games trilogy! I absolutely love that series!

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