Banned Books Week Hop #Giveaway


Banned Book Week is hosted by Bookhounds & I am a reader

What is a banned book?

 Banned books are books to which free access is not permitted. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, from political, religious, moral, or (less often) commercial motives. (Source )

My thoughts on banned books

Books should never be banned!! People all around the world of all ages deserve and have the right to read what ever they want. People learn from banned books. Many books that are banned have a subject that some people find hard to read that they don't want to think about. That is OK you don't have to. We should have a choice. We are human beings we are individuals who should have the right to make there own choices. Some books are still banned today from schools and libraries. This is 2015. There's a African American president , woman have rights, why can't we READ a book.


Giveaway

The ALA has a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2014 here

I am going to pick three books from that list of which you can choose one if you win. 

The books are: 

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
 The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

You can choose one of the above. The giveaway is international as long as you can receive books from the Book Depository. GiveaIway Ends 3 October 2015. Giveaway Policy



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26 comments

  1. I try to be honest, but sometimes I'dont understand why books are banned (for example Harry Potter series, The Giver series, etc - same "easy" magical books). For a young reader must be there somebody who can talk about the story (mother, father, teacher...who help to process or something).
    I agree with you - books should never be banned!

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  2. Books shouldn't be banned! It's totally ridiculous, but I applaud everyone who reads banned books anyway; it's important to not shield students from real life situations and events

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  3. I just don't think that you can impose your values on someone else.

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  4. I don't believe in banning books but I love that Banned Books weeks raises awareness! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  5. No books should be banned. Every book deserves a chance to meet its readers.

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  6. It should be specified if they contain nudity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language and so on, so we can choose if we want or not to read them but they mustn’t be banned. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina B. -on the raffle)

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  7. I hate that people feel the need to ban books. Especially, fiction. Why can't there be freedom for all writers and the subjects they choose to write about. It doesn't make any sense to me.

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  8. I think when people ban books, they just bring those books to the attention of others. Others are intrigued as to why they are banned and they want to read them to see why they are taboo. It's as if the author just pushed the bar a bit higher for our society but in reality, its life. The book is just portraying life as it is but for some putting it down on print makes it reality and that is too shocking and real. For banned books a better solution perhaps might be to make the reader aware of the subject or the content inside the pages on the jacket cover if the novel is intended for younger readers. I, myself, like banned books. These books open my eyes, they make aware of situations and notions that I might not have crossed paths with yet.

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  9. I think banned books take away people's freedom of choice
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  10. I agree with you, it should be down to personal choice. There are some topics I don't want to read about but I don't want anyone to dictate to me what I can or can't read. I know in Ireland we don't actually have any banned books (I assume it's the same in the North?) and I feel very privileged that is the case.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. It should be freedom of choice whether a person reads a book or not. No book should ever be banned. It just adds to the allure to ban them :)

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  12. I think it's pretty simple. While some reading material is not appropriate for the very young, that's something that's filtered by MATURITY, not by BANNING. Books should NEVER be banned. EVER.

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  13. No books should be banned! We should be getting an education which helps us decide for ourselves what are quality and/or truthful materials or not. I agree with the other posts that say books that are banned attract more attention than they would have otherwise. If books would have been taken out of my school library because they were deemed inappropriate, you can bet that my friends and I would have been the first to scout out a copy and read it!!

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  14. I hate the banning of books. I also think it just does the opposite of its intention. I read about a school where a parent successfully pushed to have a book banned from the curriculum(I do not remember the book). What would have been a book that most students would have read for class with little interest became a big deal and some of the students organized a hand out of the books for personal reading(the police were called if I recall correctly). Kid who weren't big into reading then read the book. The challenge to ban just caused more people to want to read it.

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  15. I think everyone should be able to read whatever they want. If parents have an issue with their children reading something then they can stop them but they should not be able to dictate what others read.

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  16. Banning books is simply stupid, knowledge & imagination needs to be spread..

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  17. I will never understand why they ban books. It's ridiculous!

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  18. I don't agree with the banning of books. I believe it's a parents responsibility to be aware of what their children are reading. And to discuss, and help their children make appropriate choices on their reading material, based on their own child's maturity level. But I don't think anybody has the right to decide for others or someone else's child what they can't read, regardless of a book's subject matter. I also can't believe some of the ridiculous reasons people cite for having a book challenged or banned. In the end all banning/challenging does is generate interest on the books people are offended by.

    Dominique
    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  19. I do not agree with the banning of books. They change their minds all the times and most of them doesn't make much sense.

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  20. I don't think banning books is necessary. Parents should have a say in the books their kids read but that is it. If you are offended, don't read it.

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  21. I think it's pointless. Everyone has the freedom to read whatever they want to.

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  22. "Banned books" is a ridiculous term, in my opinion. It is hard to decide when something is offensive and when not, because people get offended by all sorts of things. Should the majority decide? I guess if you're living in a democratic society, that would be the case. But the majority of what group of people? In my opinion, consumers should decide on that, but do they?

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  23. I don't think any book should be "banned",every person needs to have the choice whether they want to read this book or not.

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  24. I think everybody should have the right to read anything they want.

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