Friday, September 23, 2011

BANNED BOOK WEEK HOP



IT'S FINALLY HERE!
BANNED BOOK WEEK
AND TO CELEBRATE
WE ARE GOING TO HOP!
A GIANT thank you to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books for hosting this AWESOME Giveaway and Hop. Take this opportunity to visit the other blogs participating. Everyone has something very interesting to say about Banned Books Week.
Mug of Moxie is giving away a copy of Fallout by Ellen Hopkins. She is an author that I admire and support. Her books have been banned in school and public libraries across America.  The subjects she writes about: drug abuse, prostitution and incest are not easy topics. Her stories are honest, raw and emotional. I believe that her stories can educate, inspire and have the power to change someone's life.
Do I want my 8 year old daughter to read this book? No, not yet. But in a few years-YES! I would encourage her to read it and then we can talk about it. This is what books are meant to do-educate so we can communicate.
If this book will help her see the ugly reality of drugs and the effect that it has on lives....if it stops her from experimenting with meth...if it keeps her safe... I will personally put it on her night stand and NO ONE better mess with our choice to make that decision. I support and celebrate the freedom to read.
To enter this giveaway simply leave your name and email address in the comment section. You are not required to follow-but would be happy if you decided to. This giveaway is open to US residents only.  A name will be drawn on October 2. You must be 13 years or older to enter. Good Luck!



73 comments:

  1. Yay, Fallout!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    bookfanatics at rocketmail dot com

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  2. OOh, I just got my hands on Crank and Glass!

    Sarah
    sarah AT sarahreadstoomuch.com

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  3. I love Ellen Hopkins!
    GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  5. Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. thanks for the chance!
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC @ Jennifer
    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(dot)com

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jtagoodwin at yahoo dot com

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  9. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie
    jbarrett5 at cox.net

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  10. I've been wanting to read Hopkins' books for a while now.


    moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  11. Great giveaway, thamks.

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  12. sixteenpaperhearts at hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  13. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC- audreyclair
    thebookanalyst[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  14. Great book choice and wonderful post. I agree, educate so we can communicate!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Not entering giveaway but wanted to thank you for your post.

    The American Library Association website for banned/challenged books--short list for classics only--includes To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron. The first four were required reading in my school days.

    A commenter on Murder She Writes, however, took me aback by mentioning the Bible, which of course is banned in some places.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  18. I LOVE Ellen Hopkins, and have yet to read this one! Thank you for participating.
    Lnhittle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! New follower :)

    Jess
    Romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  20. Thank you for the giveawy.
    Jennifer
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  21. I can't believe I haven't read any of Ellen Hopkins books yet. I'll definitely be doing that after seeing so much about her during BBW. Thanks for the giveaway :]

    jasmineroster@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for taking part in this giveaway!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

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  23. Thanks! Leigh Ann
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Happy Banned Book Week!
    -Heather
    ycantujustfocus[at]gmail[dot]com
    gfc: bookstacksondeck

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  25. A different choice I like that - haven't read anything by her yet. Thanks for the offering.
    tlabunski ((**gmail))**

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

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  26. Count me in!

    Britt T.

    wanderinglilly77@hotmail.com

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  27. Thank you very much!
    GFC- Chey

    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Awesome giveaway!! :D :D

    GFC kira meier

    hk11kira (@) gmail (.) com

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  29. I would love to read this book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  30. Thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC follower-judy

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway - I have not read Fallout. I am a GFC follower.

    Susan
    suzebomb(at)gmail.com

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  33. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  34. Thank you for the giveaway!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  35. I love Ellen Hopkins! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  36. Longtime GFC follower. Most of the books on the ALA list were required reading when I was in school. I don't mean college either. The provocative tomes, were discussed, debated, mind-expanding, eye-opening and educating. In short, excellent literature. Protect our First Amendment Freedom of choice.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for being part of the Banned Book Week Giveaway Blog Hop!

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  37. My name is Emily, I'm a GFC follower and I would love to be entered. This sounds like a great read.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  38. I haven't read any of Ellen Hopkins's books yet, but I've had my eye on Crank! I haven't heard of this one yet... good stuff!

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks for the giveaway! I'm on the hop too: http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-hop-with-author.html

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  39. I'd love to read this book!

    GFC: Dominique
    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  40. Thanks for the chance to be included for your giveaway.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  41. I love Ellen Hopkins but I haven't read this one yet and would love too! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Aeicha
    wordspelunker at gmail dot com

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  42. I haven't read anything by Ellen Hopkins either but sure want to! Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the giveaway :)

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  43. I really want to read her books.

    proudbooknerd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway :) I've been meaning to get to this one!

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  45. her books are really interesting :)
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Thanks so much for the giveaway

    GFC Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

    POWER TO THE BOOKS!!

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  47. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  48. Thanks for the great giveaway... april@pinebelt.net

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  49. Thank you for this giveaway.


    derangedpegasus@gmail.com

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  50. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  51. Thank you so much for this giveaway! :)

    Karli
    Karaliene24[@]gmail[.]com

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway.

    nayjf(at)yahoo(dot)com

    -Antane

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  53. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    jadedlittlegirlx AT gmail DOT com

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  54. Yay! Thank you for the great giveaway!

    -Danah
    icrave13@hotmail.com

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  55. Thanks a bunch!

    -Ashley
    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  56. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  57. I so Love Banned Books!!!!
    beejee77 at comcast dot net

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  58. Happy Banned Books week! bookgeeksrule AT gmail DOT com

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  59. What a great giveaway! I can't wait to read Fallout! alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

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  60. Great giveaway thank you very much and thanks for taking part in this blog hop!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  62. Thanks a bunch!
    Name: Angie
    Email: osnapitzAngiex3 [at] aol [dot] com

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  63. Great giveaway!

    Krysta
    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a current follower.

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this hop :)
    I completely agree with your views when it comes to your daughter.( My daughter is 6).

    I would love to win this book. I already own a couple of Hopkins' books.

    GFC(Mona Garg)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  66. Thanks for the chance!
    old gfc follower: Tara W
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  67. My name is Amanda K. Thanks for the giveaway!
    strs4u2000[at]yahoo.com

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  68. GFC - Gloria
    Thanks for the giveaway! My daughter would be exstatic to win this.

    geschumann at live dot com

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway!
    gfc- Katie

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I would love to read this book. thanks

    raynekitten@gmail.com
    traci

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  71. I know it's not a normal scary 'holloweeny' thing to be scared of.. but I'm terrified of moths lol.

    GFC Follower: Leannz0r

    leannz0r[at]gmail[dot]com

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