Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ban This! Win This!

To kick off the start of Ban This!, I'm having a contest! Well 2, actually. But the second one won't come until mid-month.

So what's up for grabs? Well, the winner gets to choose 1 book from the following list taken off of the 08/09 banned books list from ALA--

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy by TA Barron
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Dead Folks by Jon A. Jackson
The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them by E. Lockhart
ttfn by Lauren Myracle
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
Whispers from the Dead by Joan Lowery Nixon
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
ttyl by Lauren Myracle
Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Whatever book the winner chooses will be removed from the list in the next contest. Here's what you have to do to enter--

Comment with your email to enter
+5 for already following
+3 for newly following (please specify or I'm just going to assume you're new)
+3 for linking to the contest
+10 for posting the Ban This! banner in your sidebar and linking back here
+10 for joining in the Ban This! rally and promising to post about banned and challenged books this month (for this, please post on the original Ban This! post with your blog address, just click the banner at the top of my sidebar)

This contest will run until September 15th at midnight, EST. US residents only, please! Good luck!


Wendy said...

It's so effing idiotic to ban books! Grr.

(omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

+5 for already following

Wendy said...

+10 for joining in the Ban This! rally and promising to post about banned and challenged books this month (for this, please post on the original Ban This! post with your blog address, just click the banner at the top of my sidebar)

Absolutely I will be posting about this! In fact, I'm going to go write it up right now.. Er, right after Big Brother. :)

(omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Bianca said...

+5 for already being a follower.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Dani. said...

Ugh, I hate it when people ban books. who are they to say what should and should not be read?
at the most only a parent/ guardian can tell a kid they cant read a book.


+5: Follower!
+3: Linked to sidebar-
+10: Badge in sidebar-

jessjordan said...

Yay! Several books on here I'd love to read, and I'm a firm believer in supporting the spread of banned books. :)

+5 for already following

I'm out of time right now, but I'll try to link back later. This is awesome, Donna. Best of luck, all!

throuthehaze said...

count me in please

+5 already a follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

barbrafl said...

+5 For current follower.

This is stupid, banning books. Teens have the right to read what they want!

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

kalynnick said...

Would love to win.

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

booklover0226 said...

It's so stupid to ban books. I just don't get it...

+3 for newly following


booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Please count me in!!! I absolutely am appalled that anyone thinks they have the right to ban books!!

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

+5 Am a Follower :)

Yan said...

Old follower via google reader :D

LOL a lot of those books I've seen everywhere so it's funny how they're banned.

Lauren said...

+5 for already being a follower.


Lea said...

+5 follower
+3 Link in sidebar



Addicted Book Reader said...

+5 old follower
+10 for joining in on Ban This week

Jessica said...

Banning books is stupid. As the saying goes Stupid is as stupid does. Which is why the people who ban books should have stupid seared into their forehead.

+10 Joined Ban This! and already blogged about it.


katie said...

I can't believe book banning still exists. It's so dumb. If you ban a book people are just going to want to read it more. Well, at least that what I think. =]

+5 for already following
+3 for linking
+10 posting banner and linking


Erica said...

This is a fantastical contest! Banning books is lame.

+5 for already following

:) Erica

MissAttitude said...

+3 new follower
I don't understand why they ban books, it's so silly and pointless. freedom of speech!

willbprez at aol dot com

Jessica said...

+ 3 Wanted to add I have since become a follower. Thanks for following me and the comment you left on my site.

Nancye said...

I'm a new follower (+3)

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Wow. I'm shocked at the titles that were banned. Love to enter!

+5 already a follower


Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

As an English teacher I have to walk a fine line between what is "appropriate" and what books students NEED to read - those books that will teach them something other books can't.

+5 already follow
+10 added the Ban This! banner to my sidebar and linked to your post about it. http://owlforya.blogspot.com

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

Jenna said...

The funny things about "banned" books is that it just makes young readers seek these books out more. I know that I've read a good chunk of the books listed above, and they are worth reading, and everyone should have the oppurtunity to read them.

+5 I'm already a follower.

Thanks for the contest!


Mollie said...

Awesome contest! Please enter me as a new follower....adding you to google reader now!

biblioharlot at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

Loving this contest!

+5 I already follow you.

+3 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com


TruBlu93 said...

Wow. I'm surprised at some of the book on there, what harm could TTYL possible cause? I mean really?

I'm alredy a follower.
enter me please.

pirate penguin said...

Most of the books that get banned aren't even controversial! Ugh, I hate censorchip!

+5 for already following
+3 linky in deh sidebar
+10 for posting the Ban This! banner in your sidebar and linking back here (will do!)


~The Book Pixie said...

This is a fabulous contest! Definitely count me in.

+5 already follower

+3 sidebar: http://frombrianaspointofview.blogspot.com/

+10 Button on blog: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

+10 I plan to do atleast a review on a banned book and maybe a contest.

~Briana :D

MUM said...

I love what you are doing and fully support it. Go banned books!

+3 new follower


elnice said...

Keep it up!

I would like to read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.

jen said...

Hi. Love your site.
I'm a new follower. So just +3. (:

Thank you!


Wrighty said...

What a great contest for a great cause! I wish I had noticed it sooner.

+5 Follower
+3 added to sidebar
+10 adding banner to sidebar


Alexa said...

+5 for already following
+3 posted on sidebar
+10 Ban This! banner on sidebar:


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