domingo, 22 de setembro de 2013

Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop!



"Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2013 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 22-28." - Banned Books Week

I am against censorship and I think that people have the right to read what they want. For this giveaway I chose two books which have been challenged and which I have loved! 

The winner can choose an ebook copy of either The Perks of Being a Wallflower or any book on The Hunger Games series

The Hunger Games: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group
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Rules
  • Prize: An ebook copy of one of the books above;
  • Fill the rafflecopter below (or click the link of the rafflecopter doesn't show up);
  • This giveaway ends on September 29th, at 12 a.m (WEST - Western European Summer Time);
  • I will contact the winner by email, if I don't get a reply in 48 hours, another winner will be picked (don't forget to check the spam folder!);
  • I will check all the entries!

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Now, hop on to the next blog!

32 comentários:

  1. Harry Potter is banned is some school for its high-sorcery theme, but I love these book. I can say that I grew up with this books! Love every book in this series. I owe much from JK Rowling.....

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    1. I agree! I cannot imagine my life without Harry Potter! There are so many great memories built around the books and the movies too! :)

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  2. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series. It surprised me that these books were banned.

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    1. I was pretty surprised too! Well, I had heard about people burning Harry Potter books but I never thought they would actually be banned at schools! :)

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  3. I read Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. It shocked me. Really, it is a great book. I don't think books should be banned, because sometimes they talk about a certain issue, and it can be helpful to people to read about it. You can feel that you are not alone and maybe, even have the courage to talk about that with someone else.

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    1. I completely agree with you! Books have always been a source of comfort for people all around the world!

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  4. The Hunger Games and it shouldnt have been banned

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  5. Have definitely read banned books before! I think it's up to the parents to be responsible for deciding what their kids are mature enough to handle, but they shouldn't be allowed to determine that for other people's children.

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    1. I agree! But I think it depends on the age of their kids. I think that a 16-year-old, for example, is already quite capable to choose for themselves, but that is just my opinion! :)

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  6. I really don't understand this about banned books. Every book deserves to be read.

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  7. I've never read the Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I've heard a lot about it. The Hunger Games are amazing too. I, for one, am definitely against censorship.

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    1. I had been wanting to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower for ages! I'm so glad I did! No one has the right to decide what other people read!

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  8. I've read MANY banned books. I am currently wearing my "I Read Banned Books" t-shirt!! I think book banning is narrow-mindedness and fear.

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    1. That sounds like one awesome t-shirt and I definitely want one too!! Haha :)

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  9. I've read dozens of banned books; considering how many people have banned, it's not that hard!

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    1. Hahah I know! The list is huge! I think we might be a bit luckier here in Portugal!

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  10. Many! To Kill a Mockingbird, Are you there God, It's Me, Margaret, Julie of the Wolves, Harry Potter etc. It doesn't surprise me that people try to- and its ridiculous! Books teach you so much about life.

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    1. I absolutely agree! Stopping people from reading certain books is absurd! Who do people think they are to decide for everyone?

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  11. I've read many banned/challenged books without realizing! Most of them were required reading in high school!

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    1. I'm glad your high school didn' ttry to close your minds! It's great that they didn't ban the books!

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  12. I think some of the best books are banned books!

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    1. I agree with you! Well, they were banned for a reason, right? :)

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  13. I've read Harry Potter which has been banned. I think we should all be allowed to read whatever books we want!

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    1. I love Harry Potter! And I definitely agree with you! :)

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  14. Sometimes I think adding a book to the banned books list just makes people want to read it more.

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    1. Ironically it does happen! And it's great that it does! :)

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  15. I've read so many banned books; but I think my favorites are all by Toni Morrison. :-)

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    1. I don't think I have ever read those! I'll check them out :)

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