Banned Book Week Kick Off! Seven Days of Books, Reviews, and MANY Giveaways!

It’s here!  It’s finally here! Today officially kicks off  Banned Book Week

and I am going to ask you to bookmark my blog this week and keep on stopping by because many awesome book bloggers have signed up to celebrate these books with me!  They (as well as myself) will be doing this by posting about banned and challenged books, as well as many will be having a giveaway.  Each morning I will list which blogs on participating on that day and I hope you will stop by their blogs and show them some comment love.  :D

I will be putting together a banned book package that will be given away to one of the commenters on these posts – that means that I will be counting all the posts that I link this week as well as my own banned book posts and entering those who comment in a drawing for the package.  The more posts you comment on, the more times you will be in the drawing.  The package will include several banned books as well as a gift card.  Winner will be announced at the end of the banned book event, next Sunday morning here. 

So let’s get this party started right?

Elida at My First, My Last, My Everything is posting about Bridehead Revisited and she giving away a copy of the book!

Shelena at Writer Quirk is talking about Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan and she has not one, but TWO prize packages she is giving away!

Kelly at The Well-Read Redhead is chatting up One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and offering up a giveaway copy as well.

Bex at An Armchair By The Sea is talking about banned books and offering a giveaway for a choice of a Banned Book!

Charity at The Bookworm Fairy is reviewing The Hunger Games Today as well as offering up a copy of the book giveaway!

Elisha Of Rainy Day Reviews is discussing The Adventured Of Huckleberry Finn.

Pam at Unconventional Librarian is posting about To Kill A Mockingbird and hosting a giveaway for that book as well.

Jennifer Of The Bookie Nook is talking about SPEAK today (love that one!) and giving away a copy of it as well.

Laura at Owl Tell You About It is reviewing The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and offering up a giveaway copy as well (SQQQUUUEEEE!  I don’t have that one in book format!) 

I am also participating in The Banned Book Hop – lots and lots more of banned book giveaways :D

and I will be posting my review of Prep later today with a giveaway :D

Some of these books I have read, some are new to me and I want to read them!  If you already own any of the books listed above, enter anyway because you can always give these great books to another reader.  :D

Are you reading any banned/challenged books this week?

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Posted on September 30, 2012, in Banned Book Week, Book Giveaways and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Not currently reading any banned books, but I read a ton as required reading when I was in high school back in the late 60’s. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

  2. I am very excited about joining the party this year! And now I’m off to visit some blogs….

  3. I’m not reading any banned books right now and this is my first time participating in the party – looking forward to it! Now I’m off to visit some of the other blogs

  4. What a super fun event this is going to be! Also, by way of follow up, I am definitely on for October 5, for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and a $20.00 Amazon Giveaway.

  5. Carol Early Cooney

    A new experience for me! I am looking forward to seeing all the viewpoints. Thanks for spreading the word.

  6. I’m not sure what I’ll be reading this week but I love that you celebrate banned books!

  7. So excited to be participating this year and looking forward to reading everyone’s posts!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  8. Thanks so much for organizing this. I just finished The Lord of the Flies last night and am looking forward to posting on it this week!

  9. I just finished reading The Giver. It’s such a wonderful book. I’ve started reading Nickel and Dimed, another banned book. I’m hoping to read maybe two more banned books for the week.

  10. I am reading The Awakening this week. ;)

    I remember reading Annie On My Mind in my children’s lit class in college! It was a really good book.

  11. great offer Sheila! thank you ~ and good exploration …
    One that isn’t on lists that i’m aware of is Ira Wagler’s Growing up Amish –
    local [to him] bookstores wouldn’t carry it ~ a very good read & probably too much expose of Amish ways . at least from his perspective!

  12. I haven’t read Perks yet either, it looks like an amazing book.

  13. I’m reading 1984, Brave New World, and Just Listen this week!

  14. Happy Banned Books Week!

  15. You are amazing! To be organizing the Monday book reads AND in addition, hosting a banned book post + party! (And i still find it almost absurd that Anne Frank’s book is on a list of banned books. While i was in school here in Germany, it was on the official reading lists.)
    THANKS for all you do! Have a wonderful reading week ~~

  16. I think you forgot me, Sheila!

    My post is up (I had scheduled it to go up at the turn of the clock but for some reason it didn’t work – never failed me before!). Here’s the direct link: http://www.giraffedays.com/?p=14231

  17. I’m re-reading The Kite Runner to prepare for my review! I’m also listening to The Giver in the car with my kids as we commute to practice! So glad you have made me aware of all of the great books out there!

  18. Wow, I can’t believe how many books I’ve read (and enjoyed) that are on that list. Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Outsiders, The Pigman, to name a few. Many of these were required reading for me back when I was in school. Sad. At least I’ve found a few more to add to my TBR list! Thanks! :)

  19. How have I managed to miss a whole day of banned books, I’ll be sure to visit these other blogs asap.

  20. I like the video you posted. I didn’t realize a lot of the books I read as a kid were banned!

  21. I’m not reading any this week but I’ve read several in the past :
    . Blubber
    . Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
    . One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

    When I was in school, if there was a book we were not supposed to read, it became all the more intriguing. Kids used to secretly read it and pass it around. The books Forever and Wifey by Judy Blume come to mind.

    I wish I could find this Candid Camera clip I watched. It was set in a bookstore and when customers would take their items up to the cashier, he/she would start tearing pages out of material considered “inappropriate.” This was supposed to be an additional “service” provided by the store. The customers’ reactions were recorded.

    Thanks for hosting this fun week.

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