Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Morning Book Club Giveaway!

Thursday Morning Book Club

Banned Book Edition!

Comment 2 Win books and stuff!

"Sybil Davison has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys..."

"I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn't try to sleep with that person at that party even though..."

Leave a comment about something positive you've taken from a book you've read that has been challenged or banned &/OR tell me what banned book you would like to read.
What you could win: A Banned Book bracelet from ALA & the banned YA (or YA crossover) book of your choice!
Next Thrusday (10/02/08) I'll draw two winners randomly from comments made from this post on blogger, live journal, and MySpace or comment on all three to increase your chances :-)

Banned Adult Books Bracelet: Designed by Carolyn Forsman, the bracelet features The Color Purple, Howl, Go Ask Alice, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Annie on My Mind.

Banned Kid's Books Bracelet: Designed by Carolyn Forsman, the bracelet features The Adventures of Captain Underpants, King & King, Annie on My Mind, To Kill A Mockingbird, In the Night Kitchen, Athletic Shorts, and Blubber.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ohhh enter me for sure.
I've read a lot of banned books, especially in school. To Kill a Mockingbird was one...I really did enjoy that...though, it got better as it went on. It deals with a lot of good topics.

I've actually read The Perks of Being a Wallflower that one of the books being given away? no need to enter me for that one, but it's an amazing story with great quotes. It deals with a lot of big ideas...and I think it's worth reading. One of my all-time favorites.

I've never read Forever...I know it's like this HUGE book that so many people read and always mention, but I just never read it. I would like to though.


Brooke Taylor said...

Thanks Lauren--and you can win ANY banned YA book of your choice--of course Forever could be the book you choose--but ANY book is fine.

The only reason I say YA book--is because there are some books that are more adult in nature for some of my younger (under 18) blog readers. Like Nancy Friday.

I'll go up against Book Banners but not Angry Mothers. LOL.

Carol said...

I have read a lot of Banned books. Why do people ban books anyway? that's just stupid. I would love to win any one of those two books. Please enter me.

Natalie Hatch said...

I am amazed that people ban books, I think if that happened too many times here in Australia we'd be up in arms about freedom and the right to choose.
I also can't believe To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned somewhere, that is such an amazing tale. Just plain weird.

keri mikulski :) said...

Great contest! :)

I wish I read more when I was a teen - the YA genre didn't even exist. Instead, I was reading a ton of romance, especially Jackie Collins. But, I wish I read FOREVER as a teen because when I was making choices and stuff was happening, reading a book helps me sort through and think about stuff.

All the banned books are great. That's why they receive so much attention. :)

Book Spot said...

I didn't know Tess of the D'Urbervilles was banned...I can't remember all of it but I can't remember anything that would merit banning it ;)

I think Fahrenheit 451 is one that I learned why not reading banned books is bad from...or why not reading at all is a horrible thing to do--people need to read! and Lord of the Flies is a great example of how war destroys and corrupts and it did it subtly at first, too...

and I'll always love To Kill a Mockingbird, I can't believe I just read someone wanted to ban it now because it would upset the black kids to read what the white people did in the book (and this was someone in like SC saying it)...


Shannon said...

There may have been banned books at the schools I attended, although I don't remember any. There were NO banned books in my home growing up. I wish I had a better memory. I distinctly remember reading Tess, Huckleberry Finn (is that still banned?), Forever, To Kill a Mockingbird...

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Brooke: Oh, I see. I need to find a list of all the banned books. I know of a lot of them...but it's always interesting to see which ones are banned, especially the newer ones.


Liviania said...

Those bracelets are awesome!

I still need (and want) to read the Perks of Being a Wallflower. I tend to seek banned books out to find out what the controversy is.

Banned Books Week is so much fun.

Susan B. said...

Hi Brooke,

My son loves Captain Underpants series!! He picks out a stack of them every time we go to the bookstore!

Thank you,
sbussey AT

Anonymous said...

I was lucky because my parents were adamantly opposed to banning books. Although they did check to see whether I was reading age-appropriate content, if there was something I was interested in reading they never told me not to - they just sat down and discussed it with me. I've read nearly every book on the ALA list of banned or challenged books at some point in time, although as a child the ones that made the strongest impression were A Wrinkle in Time and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I also loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.

In our local school the last two years I've fought against removing the Harry Potter books and the Phillip Pullman books from the library, and so far I've been successful. ::crosses fingers::

Dawn said...

I feel like banned books are the books that teach you lessons and/or can contribute positively to your life, which seems to be what scares some. Like in Of Mice and Men. Because their relationship is not of the "norm" it makes some people panic. I however, learned lessons about how to judge and treat people, which far outweighs someone thinking that it would be debilitating to one's thoughts. Most prove to be quite the opposite. This as well as other banned books you read in high school made you think about things as you are growing up.

While I've read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it's been awhile and would love to read it again.

Kris said...

I definitely took a lesson from the innocense of Scout in TKaMockingbird. She saw her dad as the greatest man ever and then there was Boo Radley... The story was jam packed with lessons. I hated that I was only supposed to read a few chapters at a time in school. I wanted to read more!

Anonymous said...

Definately To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the banned books, was an instant favorite of mine. I learned soo many things from it- injustice, racial prejudice, etc. I never get tired of reading it and everytime that I do read it, I always discover something new.


Paradox said...

The banned books I have the most interest in reading are the Harry Potter Series, the His Dark Materials Trilogy, and Fade by Robert Cormier.

But if I can only choose one if I win it would be Harry Potter 4, because I'm missing it from my collection.

carolynforsman said...

carolyn forsman, designer of the bracelets,and former librarian.

now a banned book necklace on and on my site also the newer version of the the adult bracelets have Huck Finn.

Anonymous said...

how does banning an idea (book) make it disappear? even when we disagree with content, better to allow it in the open and discuss it than hide it away! and sometimes we may start out disagreeing only to realize that the idea has merit. my mother (and i'm a grandmother myself now!)did not believe in banning books, but she did caution that "anything you read will become a part of you, so be judicious in your choices...."

mari said...

I just finished rereading Perks of Being a Wallflower. Wonderful book. I don't remember if I have read Forever. I must have. I read everything by Judy Bloom as a kid.

Anyway, Congrats to the winner!