Banned Book Week Giveaway!


Thanks to  I am a reader not a writer & Jen from I read banned books for hosting this hop!

This hop is different from the other's as the book that each blog is giving away has either been banned or challenged, challenged "defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness."

For my part in the hop I am giving you the choice of either a paperback copy of Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or a paperback copy of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer! I will also throw a few bookmarks into the mix as well.

Both the Hunger Games and Twilight have both been challenged books in the last few years, however are still hugely popular. Twilight being one of my favourite series. You can check out a link of challenged book from the last ten years here: Link

So to enter:

One person will win either a paperback copy of The Hunger Games or a paperback copy of Twilight plus swag!

Giveaway is International

You must be a GFC follwer to enter (Leave follower name below)

Leave a comment on your thoughts on banned book week & which book you would like to win either Hunger Games or Twilight

Please leave you email address so I can contact you if you win!

Extra Entries:

"Like" my new facebook page for Reading Away The Days blog and leave a comment on the facebook wall! Facebook link Also make sure to come back here and tell me you have liked it. +2

-Giveaway is sponsered by ME
-Giveaway ends October 1st


  1. I'm amazed at the number of banned or challenged books, especially when I see that eg Huckleberry Finn made the list among many others were I never suspected they'd be on it. I guess the bottom line to (most) of the banned books is that they make you think ... now why would anyone want to think, right?

    GFC follower (Birgit)

    danaan at gmx dot at

  2. I do not think books should be banned. I think people should get to decide for themselves if they want to read a book or not.
    GFC Follower as Carina Olsen.
    If I win, I would like a paperback copy of Twilight + swag :) Thank you so much for the chance. <3
    Love, Carina ~

  3. Thank you for your awesome giveaways!! :D
    I've been an already GFC follower: яαη∂α.
    I liked your Facebook page and left a comment:
    Randa Krbagh :)
    email: iranda7[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Like most people have said, books shouldn't be banned, nor should they ever have an age rating in my opinion. A book is made of your imagination, sure the author writes it but you see it in your minds eye and whether or not how you envision it, should be up to you to decide and do - no one should tell you that you can't read this. Lol sorry for the essay there 8-)

    but awesome theme, I love this idea of rebellion ;) I'd love a copy of Twilight :)

    GFC name - Sahina

  6. I really don't know why people feel it is their place to tell others what they should and shouldn't read. I understand some books are not for young readers but it should be up to their parents to keep these books out of their hands. I would like to get Hunger Games if I won.


  7. I think most people can choose for themselves. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson fb liked you Lindsay Ann

  8. I think that banning the book is the sure way to make it popular)))
    I'd like to win The hunger games
    GFC follower as Sofija Kapranova

  9. My view on banned books is much like Hermione's view on Umbridge banning Harry's Quibbler interview:
    "If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!"
    By banning books, it really just causes them to increase in popularity from all of the speculation, so it truly is (in my opinion) a pointless activity. Just leave them be, yeah?

    GFC follower : K M

  10. I think people should make up their own minds about whether or not to read a book.

    Playing for Hunger Games please.

    GFC follower Llehn


  11. I'd love to win Twilight

    m participing because I think that it's parents choice whether the book is appropriate or not. I just check ALA's website and was suprised by the list of banned books (new - Twilight, Hunger Games, and also classics - The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm..) If the book is banned because it is unsuited to age group, in my opinion it would be better to mark this book with age limit and not to mark it as banned.
    But the worst example of banning books - political reasons - it's something that needs to be changed

    GFC: Zoey


  12. GFC: Yto
    if i win i want the hunger games.

    my thoughts on the banned book week: it's important to remind people about the fact, that books are banned - and that quite often because of a ridiculous reason.
    we have to sharpen the awareness about that.

    witchvela at web dot de

  13. I think a lot of people would be amazed at some of the books that are on this list~ I know I am! I am proud to say I have read quite a few of them!
    My GFC is ~Garden Summerland
    And I would love to get a copy of Twilight.
    Thanks Megan! :)

  14. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I think that no body should say anythig about whather people want to read. I'll love to win the hunger games.

    GFC - Ronyka7
    Like FB - Ronyka Briseno

    flaka.077 at gmail dot com

  15. I love the idea of this blog hop since I hear of it... I just don't get why people is now a days trying to shield their children from things that are completely the reality something that they will eventually see for themselfs one day...So why not at least let them see it before hand so at least to be prepared for any given time... all in all I encourage even my younger sisters to read more banned books than the ones who aren't :P

    I'd love a copy of The Hunger Games !
    I follow you -Alba-

  16. liked your page!
    as Alba Solorzano :P

    and forgot to leave my email on the last post...but here it is


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

    gfc and fb
    either book would be great, thanks

  18. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower-Christine Davis. I'm interested in the Hunger Games.

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

    I think banning books is not the best idea. People should be free to choose. Several of the books that are on the list I read in middle school and high school. I still love them to this day. I never found anything offensive about them? It's weird how perceptions differ...

  19. GFC- Christine A.
    your1chef at aol dot com

    I would choose Hunger Games. I do not think that books should be banned. We should have the right to decide what our kids read. We need to encourage not discourage reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. GFC- Marti
    mail: by_myself AT mail DOT bg
    +2 I "liked" your FB page and I posted on the wall - Martina Koleva

    I choose The Hunger Games.
    I am against banning books just because someone think there inappropriate. Parents are the one that should decide if a book is too violent or sexually explicit for their children and if a kid picks up a book that is too scary why not put it down on it's own instead of not being able to read it at all. It's crazy to ban books of all things( the movies and the video games are the reason people stop reading, why not ban them).
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  21. Am a follower via GFC


    would like Twilight

    I think banned book week definitely creates more exposure to banned books.


  22. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    One good thing about banned books is they get so much mre publicity than the others !

    I would like The Hunger Games

    I follow via GFC - buddyt

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  23. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 :) I'm really excited about banned books week, I like to read controversial books and discuss them with like-minded folks. I'd love The Hunger Games please!

    kate1485 at

  24. I would love to read THE HUNGER GAMES thank you. It's important to spread the word & be more accepting.

    GFC: Mary Preston
    FB: Mary Preston


  25. I think banned books are an interesting reflection on the relevant society, from the face-palmingly daft to the despair inducing. Hunger games for me, please.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    GFC follower - Rad Hall

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

  26. I don't think books should be banned.And I read this somewhere,but so true "Book banning destroys thought".Would like to win Hunger Games.

    Following via GFC : Ifrah
    Liked Your FB page : Ifrah Kamil
    Thank you so much for the give-away!

  27. i'm an old follower here!

    i'll take either book! :) and thanks! banning books is so stupid!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

  28. Hello I am a new GFC follower Ceri Kay. I would love to win the Twilight book.
    I liked your FB page user Ceri Elinor Kay
    Email cerievans1[at]gmail[dot]com

  29. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
    I would like to win Hunger Games.
    I don´t agree with banned books, I think that everyone has the right to read what he wants...
    GFC: Jeanne

  30. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC- audreyclair

  31. honestly i dont understand why so many of these books are banned or challanged. It's not like the stuff showing on tv right now is all innocent and intellectual *ahem jersey shore ahem* So i hate how they supposedly give us "freedom" rights but take away our right to read whatever we want.

    I already have all of twilight book series (and so does my younger sister, banned book FTW) so i would love to win the hunger games book#1. thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Juhina

  32. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: Kulsuma

  33. Books should not be banned. Of course some books are better suited for a certain age group than others but NO WAY should they EVER be banned. I want to be able to choose what I read.
    Thx for the giveaway!
    My pick: The Hunger Games
    GFC: _yay_
    Email: sk_86(at)gmx(dot)de

  34. Hunger Games
    It should be left up to the parents to decide.

  35. GFC follower-judy

    Thanks for the 2 great books for giveaway. I would like The Hunger Games.


  36. Liked you on Facebook and left message.

    Facebook-Judy C.


  37. Thank you for hopping with us this weekend!


  38. While I respect the sensitivity of some people I don't think books should be banned just because they say so. Although I do think that maybe some books should come with disclaimers or bigger age suggestions so readers know what they're getting themselves into. Actually now that I think about it I'm pretty sure my bookstore had a disclaimer on the YA shelf saying that some contain "mature subjects".

    Thanks for the giveaway

  39. I think books shouldn't be banned, though I do know why some people would put warnings on them.

    I'd love to win Hunger Games

    GFC: Debbie W.


  40. I think in today's era, banning books usually has the opposite effect of making them more desirable.

    I would like to win Hunger Games.

    GFC: Rachel King
    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  41. don't care.Although Banned Books Week is over, the fight to protect the freedom to read and to think is never over.
    I'd love to win Hunger Games
    GFC:Natasha Areena

  42. Extra Entries- Liked FB page-Natasha Areena

  43. One should be able to decide what to read. Protecting our First Amendment Freedoms is vital!
    GFC follower.
    I'd choose Hunger Games.
    Best wishes and thanks for being part of the Banned Books Week Giveaway Blog Hop!

  44. GFC: Aik

    I'd love to win The Hunger Games! I think banning books will only make them more appealing to readers.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  45. GFC follower as Abby!

    I think banning books is useless! Look at the classics and the great books on that list! READ ALL BOOKS that appeal to you!

    I'd like Hunger Games since I've already read all the Twilight ones but not HG!

    +2 "Liked" new facebook page as Nikki O and left a comment on the facebook wall!


    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  46. I don't see the point of banning books, except when to keep books with clearly mature content from children's /school libraries. I think readers should have the right to take the risk of reading books themselves.

    I'd like to win The Hunger Games (book 2 if possible).

    GFC follower (Dovile)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  47. I think ONLY parents should have any say in what their child reads.
    Hunger Games is my voice.
    GFC- Lisa Richards

    +2 "Liked" new facebook page as Lisa Ann Richards

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  48. I think it is a sad reminder- that we must always keep fighting for our freedom of speech. Are there some books out there, that I don't always agree with, of course. But that doesn't give me the right to stop you or anyone else from reading them.
    I am so glad there are bloggers like you, and the ones in this blog hop that keep reminding us about banned books.

  49. I find this thing very scary. Banning in my country we don't have it!

    I'd love the hunger games!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  50. its silly to ban books. it wont stop them from being read.
    hunger games please :)
    GFC Çråz¥ K¥
    liked on facebook

  51. I think it's up to parents what their children should be reading. I'd love to read The Hunger Games

    GFC- quixoticdreamer


  52. I think it is dumb to ban books. Parents are the ones who should decide what their children read.
    I would love a copy of The Hunger Games.
    GFC follower CrystalGB

  53. gfc jennifer

    Hunger Games, thanks.

    Banned books week reminds us that some books are being challenged. I can understand that some books might not be appropriate for children. But banning Hunger Games or Twilight??

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  54. GFC - Badass Bookie

    Hunger Games please!

    Honestly the whole concept of Banned Books is absurd! Why are other people deciding what we can read and what we can't? What is there to hide that we won't find out soon or later? Let us choose what we want to read!

  55. GFC: mommy0306

    I would love to win hunger games.

    Terri M

  56. I don't agree with banning books because I think everyone should have the freedom to choose what you want to read.
    And I bet the more you forbid someone of doing something, the more he/she will do it

    Thank for the giveaway! I would love to win Twilight :D

    GFC : Mellysa Christina

    mellysa dot ch at gmail dot com

  57. I don't agree with banning books. Everyone deservee to choose what they want to read. I would love to win The Hunger Games. I'm a GFC follower. I liked your new fb page.


  58. I feel I should have the choice to read what I want and draw my on conclusion on how I feel about it. I DO NOT think anyone else should have a right to ban a book. I would like to win either of the books you are offering. :-) I have read Twilight and LOVED it... I have not read Hunger Games yet.
    I follow you on GFC as aprilharvell
    Liked your FB page and left a comment.

  59. I don't think any book should be banned. I think that an individual should make their own choice as to what they would like to read. I follow with GFC as A. Tolar and I would choose the Hunger Games. I haven't read it yet, but I really really want to.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  60. I like you on facebook and I commented.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  61. gfc follower (Ruth)
    I am amazed that books are still being banned in this day and age.

  62. like your new facebook page and commented

  63. Everyone should be able to read or publish whatever books they like. This shouldn't even be a discussion. alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

  64. I support Banned Book Week, and I am hosting a giveaway in this hop as well. No one should be able to take away one's right to choose what to read or not to read. I will continue to read banned books to my kids!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to win Twilight.

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

    +2 I "liked" your FB page and left a comment on my favourite banned book (Darlene's Book Nook)

  65. Thanks for the great giveaway and for supporting BBW:)

    GFC follower: Identity Seeker

    I would like to win The Hunger Games

    I am a firm believer in freedom of choice and I consider it a crime for people to be told what they and their children should and should not read. I consider myself lucky to have been able to read many of these books that are believed to be worthy of banning. Can you imagine never being allowed to read the Harry Potter series, Twilight or To Kill a Mocking Bird or even The Color Purple? What amazing reads!

    +2 Like and commented on FB page as Sarah Bibi Setar

    Thanks again:)

  66. gfc: alessandra
    Books shouldn't be banned! period! that's against freedom of speech
    I'd love to read the hunger games

  67. I follow on gfc as Becca. I think banned book week is great because it brings light to all these wonderful books. I would like to win The HUnger Games. Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  68. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    I think Banned Book Week is an important cause. Everyone should have the freedom to read what they choose.

    I would love THE HUNGER GAMES.


  69. Liked your FB page(Mona Garg) and posted a comment.


  70. GFC: Bhand35

    I think it is great that so many bloggers take part. Also Because of this Hop I found a bunch new blogs to follow.

    I would like to win The Hunger Games

  71. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower SarahSparrow.
    FB follower Amber Young.

    I would VASTLY prefer the Hunger Games.

    My take on Banned Books Week is: awesome! ... because no one has the right to tell me what I (or my metaphorical children) can or cannot read but me.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

  72. I think Banned Books Week encourages people to read more challenging books such as The Giver... It's been on my BR list, like, forever but I've always pushed it aside in favour of the newer releases.

    GFC: ZoeRainDasherBenji
    FB: ZoeRainDasher

    The Hunger Games.


  73. I think banned books week is an amazing opportunity to spread the freedom of reading the books you want.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I would love The Hunger Games please :)

    GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch
    FB: Rabiah Rowther

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  74. Banning books makes me sad cause we're limiting knowledge and imagination in people.

    I would love hunger games.

    gfc - ramblings of a part time druid.

  75. k think banning books is just plain wrong. In the end the choice should be with the parent for their individual children.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Melanie_McCullough
    Melanie.M.McCullough at gmail dot com

  76. I love banned books week!I'm definitely looking forward to it.
    though I'm still surprised as the list of banned books goes on I mean seriously? by jove!
    anyway I would like hunger games coz it's freakin awesome XD

    gfc: kim cuasay