Banned Books Week 2012 Giveaway Hop



It is once again that time when the ALA releases a list of the most challenged books of that year. Librarians, teachers, bloggers, writers, and readers celebrate banned books week because we believe in intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.

For many of us, books open doors and provide us with different perspectives. Books cause us to think, to question, to imagine, to dream. Books let us know we are not alone, they allow us to escape to fantastical places, to find inspiration.

Those who would ban books want to limit the access of others to new ideas and literary escapes. Mind you, there is a great difference in being an educated reader or a parent making a decision about what your child is ready to read and asking for a shop or library to remove a book from the shelves because you disagree with its content.

This banend books week, we celebrate the readers. I'm giving away a $15 Amazon gift card so you can choose the next book you want to lose yourself in. Good luck and happy reading.


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Don't forget to check out all the awesome blogs on the hop:

134 comments:

  1. I would purchase The Lost Prince or Team Human :)

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  2. Most likely I would buy a copy of The Hobbit since I no longer have a physical copy.

    Banned books week is always full of fun. It is great to see what books people have taken issue with, usually for some of the most insane reasons.

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  3. I'm not sure maybe Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. I would either get My Sister's Keeper or Water For Elephants. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  5. I'd get a banned book - probably something by Lauren Myracle:)

    Thank you:)

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  6. Hmm..maybe Twenty Boy Summer. Right now it's the only banned book I know and I love it. :D

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  7. Anastasia or The Hobbit or To Kill A Mockingbird (so I would have a copy of my all time favorite book)

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  8. I would choose Water For Elephants

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  9. Maybe a classic, like Brave New World, which I've never read.

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  10. I want to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower. julierupert@gmail.com

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  11. Maybe a book from the Hunger Games series.

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  12. A light in the attic
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  13. I think I would get The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, its one of my all time favorites and would just love to be able to reread it again.

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  14. I think I would get The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks!

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  15. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win and get The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier or Unwind by Neal Shusterman!

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  16. Not sure, what would you recommend?

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    1. So many books! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my favorites -- and one frequently challenged. I adored The Diviners (though I don't think it's being banned anywhere ;P) Breed is a great scary read and The Near Witch is an excellent read as well.

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  17. I'd get THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I still haven't read this! I need to get on it.

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  18. Since Banned Books is the theme, I'd go with The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  19. The hunger games, or the perks of being a wallflower (:

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  20. I would get The Lord of the Rings.

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  21. I would probably get Farenheit 451, but I also really like the idea of having a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird or maybe one of the His Dark Materials books.
    ~Haily

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  22. I would probably get 1984! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  23. I would get one of Tolkein's books for sure.

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  24. I'd get The Hunger Games. Thanks for the giveaways.

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  25. Most likelt In Front of God and Everybody which I've been eyeing for a while or The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.

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  26. I am not sure yet which one I would pick. I have read many of them. Probably one of the classics...The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Thanks for the hop!

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  27. I really want to read Crank by Ellen Hopkins or maybe one of her other books :)

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  28. I think I'd buy The perks of being a Wallflower!
    Bethany @ YA Vixens

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  29. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. i am saving for holiday gifts, and would put this towards the pile

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  31. The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Thanks :)

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  33. I would like the Hunger Games books.

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  34. Judy Blume is one of the most challenged authors so I will probably get one of her books - Blubber is at the top of my list.

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  35. well I still have not read the harry potter books so i would probably get that

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  36. I would get a stephen king book.

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  37. Probably The Diary of Anne Frank.

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  38. Probably Hunger Games... IDK there are a couple books i'd like to have.

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  39. I'm not sure. There are several books on my wish list. Would love to read The Color Purple or Rabbit Run

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  40. Hmm, probably the Hunger Games :)

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  41. I think I'd buy The Perks of Being a Wallflower, thanks!

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  42. Ah! Thats a hard question! XD Mayb the Color of Earth!

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  43. I'd buy The Hunger Games!

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  44. I already own The Hunger Games and Harry Potter so I'd probably get The Perks of Being a Wallflower or I don't know I've always wanted to try some Judy Bloom books so maybe I'd get one of those.

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  45. I'd choose ttyl! I am very interested in the epistolary style of reading and would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  46. I'd get Catching Fire from the Hunger Games

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  47. With my $15 gift card, I would buy the book "Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Thank you :]

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  48. Maybe Perks of being a wallflower
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  49. Probably Catching Fire.

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  50. I'd buy Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I'd get the hunger games.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  52. I would get another copy of Brave New World because I no longer have a copy :(

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  53. The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I would love to win Gone With the Wind! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  55. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  56. The Color of the Earth sounds good or What my Mother Doesn't Know

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  57. Not sure but maybe Water for Elephants, Ive heard its really good. Or the next Richelle Mead book.

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  58. I would buy What My Mother Doesn't Know!

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  59. I'd buy Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta!

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  60. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  61. Probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  62. I'd like to check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  63. I'd love to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower! I think reading it has been long overdue for me :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  64. I'd get To Kill A Mockingbird or Gone With the Wind :)

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway! :)
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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  65. If it has to be a banned book: Blood and Chocolate
    Otherwise: The Iron King

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  66. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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  67. I'd love to read Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  68. I'm not really sure yet, I'd either buy Bridge to Terabithia or Perks of Being a Wallflower. :)

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  69. I would choose Perks of Being a Wallflower, Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  70. Oh gosh, I have no idea. Maybe Catching Fire.

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  71. I would get part of the Alice series.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  72. I would buy one of Richelle Mead's books, I just found out she is a banned author. (It does make sense)
    Penny Pe

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  73. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  74. I would probably pick up Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John, Thank you for the giveaway!
    Mel

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  75. i think i would get 50 shades of grey, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. So many books I want right now! Perhaps To Kill a Mockingbird or Water for Elephants. futurajen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. Perhaps the second or third in the hunger games series!

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  78. I think I would buy The Golden Compass

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  79. I would buy The Perks of Being a Wallflower :)

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  80. One of the many banned Stephen King books or a Harry Potter Book.

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  81. Probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  82. Probably The Hunger Games.

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  83. I'd get the Harry Potter books, i've seen the movies but not the books!

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  84. I would get The Hunger Games.

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  85. I would buy Ellen Hopkin's books!

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  86. There are way too many books on my TBR list - but in honor of banned books, probably The Hunger Games :)

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  87. I would buy Unwind.

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  88. What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win! There are so many books on my TBR list-and a few of them are banned books. I would have to pick one of the ones I haven't read in honor of this special week.
    ~Jess

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  89. I would definitely have to think about it but I may possibly put it towards my Kindle savings (I'm trying to save up to buy one).

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  90. The Perks of Being a Wallflower or TTYL :)

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  91. UnWind or Speak

    darleneysaguirre@yahoo.com

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  92. I would probably get Catching Fire, Mockingjay, or one of Harry Potter books that I'm missing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Not a banned book :( But the new Lee Child book for my dad for Christmas

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  94. I have never read L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time series, so I would probably get those.

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  95. still wanna read hunger games - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  96. I would probably purchase The Pillars of The Earth.
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  97. I would buy a book from my wishlist.

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  98. Probably The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian

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  99. Probably the fault in our stars or looking for alaska!

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  100. I would choose Catching Fire.

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  101. not sure, depends on what tickles my fancy that day

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  102. I might buy Salman Rushdie's new memoir. Thanks!

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  103. Thanks for the giveaway:)

    From the banned book list maybe:
    . The Hunger Games
    . The Chocolate War
    . Daughters of Eve

    Otherwise: Hushed by Kelley York

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  104. Harry Potter or Captain Underpants for my boys

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  105. I would buy a new coffee table book.

    PDWinner523 at gmail.com

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  106. I would probably buy The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I think I would pick The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  108. I want to read Zoo

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  109. I think I'd get The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  110. I might get The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  111. I would buy Forever by Judy Blume

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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