Friday 30 September 2011

Bk Blgr Hop: Sept 30th-Oct 3rd & FF (37) & TGIF (20)

Book Blogger Hop 
 Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is an awesome way to for book bloggers to interact and find each other. Such a wonderful idea! There's a new question every week that all the participating blogs have to answer.

This week's question is: 

“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”
Click here for 2010-11 list in PDF format. You can also click HERE to view past years and choose from any of those titles!

My Answer: From the list I have to pick 2. Of course 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins, such an amazing book, yes it is violent, but it also has a string message of love, trust and standing up for what you believe in.
The second one on the list is 'Twenty Boy Summer' by Sarah Ockler, I loved this book it's bittersweet and funny and serious and just breath-taking. So it has a few mentions to sex, it's not graphic, and she does try to emphasize the importance of love in a relationship. 

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This week's question feature is from
The Bookaholic  

Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character? 

My Answer: ooh, I would love to see 'The Morganville Vampires' by Rachel Caine and would have Emma Roberts as Claire Danvers, Lucas Till as Michael Glass, Matt Lanter as Shane and I'm not sure about Eve, Johnny Depp or David Tennant as Myrnin,  



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This Friday's Question:

Banned Books: How do you feel about the censorship of the freedom to read? Do you think the education system needs to be more strict on what children are exposed to in books?

My Answer: There are some books that are not suitable for younger readers, I've seen some in the library that are quite strong sex wise, a bit over the top in my opinion,  parents might want to stop their children from reading until they are a bit older, but over all I think it's good books test the boundaries a bit. Young Adults/ Teens want to learn about things that go on in the world and it's better if they read about it instead of go out and try it for themselves. Yes some books contain violence, but it's nothing worse than what a lot of them watch on TV or play on games. Just because I read a book about teenagers that kill each other it does not mean I am suddenly going to go on a rampage, etc for all 'banned' material. 

We should all be free to make choices about what we read and think, no one should be able to tell us what to believe or what to do!

Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!! Don't forget to enter my Giveaway for the 'Fallin Into Books' Giveaway hop. Ends today (Fri 30th midnight gmt) International


Amie@Mom Reads My Books! said...

Great choices! I haven't read the Morganville Vampires, though it's on my TBR list!

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Juli Rahel said...

I also think that if anyone then parents should decide what their child reads! Books are meant to stretch your imagination and challenge you! Come on over if you have the time:
Juli @ Universe in Words

Karen said...

I still need to read 'Twenty Boy Summer' by Sarah Ockler! It looks so good and I've read wonderful reviews!

Alexa S. said...

I totally agree with your opinion on banned books. And I loved the Hunger Games as well! It might be very violent, but there are also positive messages in there too.

Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

I've never read Twenty Boy Summer but based on your description I am adding it to my TBR list - so many great banned books! :)

Unknown said...

Haven't read the Morganville Vampire series, but those are all great actor picks! I'm sure they would rock a vampire movie :D

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Tia said...

Great picks! I haven't read The Morganville series yet! I've heard a lot about it!

My Follow Friday!

barmybex said...

Amie - I love Morganville - they are awesome, you should definitely read them.

Juli - Thanks, glad you agree.

Karen - It's really good, I strongly recommend it.

Alexa - Thanks. I can't wait for the movie. :D

Kat - I hope you enjoy it.

Amy - You should read them, so good, but thanks anyway. :D

I'm gonna hop back to all of you now. x

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Morganville Vamps is a great idea! I love those books.
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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I haven't read Twenty Boy Summer but I'm sure someone read the title, made some assumptions and then challenged it. People frustrate me with this book banning thing.

barmybex said...

Thanks Alison :D
Alexis - I'm sure you're right. And the whole banning thing is ridiculous if people stopped to think about it. Everyone has different tastes.