Sunday, September 25, 2011

S & S Stacks v4 - Banned Books Week + a GIVEAWAY!


It's that time of year again, Banned Books Week - 2011! For the past couple of years I have made note of this week, and urged friends to read a banned book via Facebook, but haven't really done anything else about it. This year, I am changing that!

This year, I am giving away your choice of two banned books - I'm letting you choose, because... well, if you're here, you probably already have some of these. I'm assuming you don't want duplicates!


There are 4 books to choose from that all have conveniently come from a local bookseller, Beaverdale Books. This shop just might be cuter than Shop Around the Corner...


The Catcher in the Rye: the main character, Holden has become a hero in many rebellious teens' eyes, which undoubtedly leads to many adults trying to keep it from getting into a teenager's hands. For over two decades, this book was the most censored book in high schools and libraries in the US, which makes it perfect to give away during this week! (Only to spread the love, of course. Not because I don't want it - I already have a copy!)

A Wrinkle in Time: Why are some of the best books commonly banned? Because some people are grumpy, old fun-haters - that's why! This book has witches - GASP! This book has crystal balls - THE HORROR! This book talks about - Shhhh! RELIGION! Quick, cover it up!

Go Ask Alice: I can sort of see why this book is banned - but for people like me, this book did the opposite of bad. It did a world of GOOD! I was a very curious child. Let's just say I wasn't afraid of much and pretty much thought I was invincible. After reading this book there were drugs I wouldn't come within 5 feet of. Certain "things" were offered to me, coincidentally after reading this book and I said, "Hellllll to the nooooo." See? Good. A book that's banned did something good? Wha-what? This book will forever be a favorite of mine.

The Hunger Games: We all know you love this book. And, if you haven't read it. Get off the couch, go to Barnes & Noble (or even Half Price Books, it's probably there) and BUY it. Or, just win this giveaway and I will get this book to you quicker than you can say Katniss Everdeen. Seriously, why is this book banned again? Too much imagination? Too much gore? Have you played a video game lately?! Ban those things! Not this book.

You can earn up to three entries to win:

1. Leave a comment with which two books you would choose and your email address.

2. Be a follower of ALPITC and leave a separate comment.

3. Follow me and post about this giveaway on Twitter or post about this giveaway on your own blog. Leave another comment telling me if you did so.

That's all you've gotta do! Easy peasy! You have until October 1st at midnight to enter and the winner will be announced Sunday, October 2nd via random.org.

Good luck, and happy reading!

27 comments:

Kay Bee said...

Love this idea! I would pick A Wrinkle in Time (because I lurves it) and Go Ask Alice (because I haven't read it before)!
I'm following you on Twitter and also tweeting about your giveaway :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh fun! What a great idea for a giveaway! I have read all 4 of these books, but don't own a couple of them. My pick would be A Wrinkle in Time!

Jac said...

I've read all 4, all of which are great books.
I would pick The Hunger Games b/c I need a copy for my classroom library!

Shoshanah said...

Out of all of these the only one I haven't read is Go Ask Alice. But I don't own A Wrinkle in Time or The Catcher in the Rye. I don't really remember A Wrinkle in time since it's been so long since I read it, so I'd have to pick that for my second choice.

Shoshanah said...

And I'm a follower! :)

pinkflipflops said...

i love books. ha. i would pick hunger games and go ask alice because they are both books i keep meaning to read but havent gotten around to it. pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com . LOVE the new layout!

pinkflipflops said...

i'm a follower.. ;)

pinkflipflops said...

i tweeted!

KEM said...

I would pick Go Ask Alice, I think i read it in High School but I dont remember it very well. Second i would pick The Hunger Games I have been meaning to start reading this series.

email is
katherine.mclaen@gmail.com

CatLadyInTraining said...

I've already read The Hunger Games and Go Ask Alice (which were both absolutely amazing books!), therefore I'm going to go with The Catcher in the Rye and A Wrinkle in Time!! :)

Kara said...

I'd probably go with Catcher in the Rye and Hunger games, because I live under a rock and haven't read either! Shame, shame, shame!

And my email is kara(at)karaschatter(dot)com!

Kara said...

And of course I follow! :)

p S h A o R t A o said...

The only book I've read out of the four is Hunger Games (and it's amaizing!) Pathetic right?

I think I would pick Catcher in the Rye and Go Ask Alice. =)

p S h A o R t A o said...

I've been a follower for a good while now. Your blog is one of very few that has inspired me to read more books in the last year. <3

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I haven't read the first three books you listed! Yipes! I guess I need to? Hopefully I will win this giveaway and can get one of them. I'm intrigued by Go Ask Alice after reading your description of what it did for you :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I tweeted!

truepenny said...

I had some trouble commenting, so I apologize if this is a double post.

I just stumbled across your blog and love this idea! I would pick A Wrinkle in Time (because my parents won't let me have any of their childhood classics!) and The Hunger Games (because I haven't managed to read it yet).

truepenny said...

And I tweeted! :)

Kara said...

And I remembered to Tweet!

http://twitter.com/#!/KaraEvs/status/118113371601125376

colleen said...

Go Ask Alice and A Wrinkle in Time-both favorites that I do not own!

colleen said...

And now I'm a follower!

Colleen.Coombes@gmail.com

Nikki said...

I would choose The Catcher & the Rye and Go Ask Alice because I have never read either of them. (Have the other 2 already)

Nikki said...

Already a follower of your lovely blog.

Nikki said...

Follow you on Twitter, and tweeted about it.

E said...

My picks would be "The Catcher in the Rye" and "A Wrinkle in Time." I love that you're doing this :) As an English teacher---I get quite fired up about books that school administrations want to say aren't "fit" to be read in the classroom!

E said...

I tweeted about it :)

E said...

I'm a follower :)