BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Banned Books Giveaway Hop


Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American PublishersComic Book Legal Defense Fund; the Freedom to Read FoundationNational Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; National Association of College Stores; People for the American WayPEN American Center and and Project Censored.  It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop is sponsored by BookHounds and I Am A Reader. This is my 5th year participating.

I am against other people telling me what books I can read or buy. If you disagree with a book, don't read it. You don't have the right to tell a bookstore or library that they can't sell or offer a book. There are many reasons why a library or school might not carry a book but it should be their choice based on whatever their criteria are and patron requests.

It gets trickier when a parents has problems with a book that schools require for reading but education is about learning how to think and being exposed to concepts and ideas, particularly those that go against what we already know or believe. If a parents has concerns about a book, they should talk to the teacher. But trying to say that a whole class or school can't read a book? No, that is not right. I was fortunate that my mother, an English lit teacher, and my father, an Air Force officer, didn't restrict my reading or that of my siblings. They didn't always agree with our choices but they made sure they knew what we were reading and were open to discussing what we read. I don't recall if anyone ever challenged the books we read in school but I like to think that my school would not have bowed to pressure.

For more info, check out these links: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/, http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek, and http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/

There's also a good list of Books Challenged or Banned in 2014-2015 over at the Illinois Library Association site.

I'm giving away one print book, the winner's choice of any of the books below. Please make sure that the Book Depository ships to your country before entering. If the winner ends up not being in a country where TBD ships, they will be disqualified and a new winner chosen.

These books have been challenged or banned at various times over the years.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - this is a favorite of mine and one that's overdue for a re-read. 

Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

Animal Farm by George Orwell



The fine print: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter or have your parent or guardian enter for you. VOID where prohibited. Open to any country where the Book Depository ships. Please read my Privacy Policy and Giveaway Policy.

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71 comments:

  1. I would choose Animal Farm by George Orwell :)

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  2. i'd pick The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  3. I would choose The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  4. I would choose The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood .

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  5. I think I had chosen Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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  6. I would choose Animal Farm by George Orwell. Thanks for the chance! (Valentina B. -on the raffle)

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  7. I would pick The Handmaid's Tale. I somehow still haven't read it.

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  8. I would pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  9. I would pick The handmaid's Tale. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I would pick The Handmaid's Tale. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin

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  12. I think I would pick Animal Farm

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I would choose The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood! It looks interesting!

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  14. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  15. The Handmaid's Tale! It's been on my TBR list for a while now.

    Daniela T

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  16. I can't decide between Animal Farm and the the Handmaid's Tale!!

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  17. I would choose The Handmaid's Tale :)

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  18. I think I would choose The Color Purple :)

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  19. I would pick The Handmaid's Tale.

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  20. I would choose The Handmaid's Tale. I've never read it. When I read the blurb, I felt myself getting angry - that is the sign of a good book.

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  21. Animal Farm of Go Tell it on the Mountain. I own A Handmaid's Tale and I love it.

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  22. Go Tell it on the Mountain looks great.

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  23. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood :)

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  24. Animal Farm since it is a book my teenager would like to read.

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  25. I made a video about banned books once and I am completely against them! I think everyone should have the choice to read what they want, especially when they come of a decent enough age.

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  26. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  27. I think I would pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood since I have not read that one.Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I'd choose Animal Farm. Thank you. :)

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  29. Definitely The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I would choose The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  31. I'd pick Animal Farm.

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  32. I would go for Animal Farm by George Orwell :)

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  33. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin

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  34. I'd pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood :)

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  35. I would pick Animal Farm by George Orwell. :D

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  36. I would pick The Handmaid's Tale

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  37. I'd love to win Animal Farm ;) Thank you!

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  38. id love the handmaids tale! i love that book!

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  39. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  40. i'd pick The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Thanks!

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  41. I would pick The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  42. I think I would choose The Handmaid's Tale.

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  43. I think I would choose Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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  44. I'd Pick Go Tell it On The Mountain by James Baldwin

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  45. maybe The Handmaid's Tale - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  46. I think I would choose The Handmaid's Tale

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  47. I would pick the Handmaid's Tale. I've always meant to read it.

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  48. I love The Handmaid's Tale - I can't believe I don't own a copy!

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  49. I would pick the Handmaid's Tale. Thanks for the chance!

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  50. Animal Farm by George Orwell!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  51. I would choose Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Tara Woods

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  52. I would choose either Handmaid's Tale or Animal Farm. Both are on my to-read list.

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  53. I would pick Go Tell on the Mountain book.

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  54. Animal Farm by George Orwell would be my choice. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  55. I would choose The Handmaids Tale

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  56. Animal Farm...my copy is falling apart.

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