Banned Book Hop

Friday, September 23, 2011






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Forever

Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love. It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart..."Forever" is written for an older age group than Judy Blume's other novels for children. It caused a storm of controversy when it was first published because of its explicit sexual content. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage best-seller. America's No. 1 children's author has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues - family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement - with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.

According to the ALA website this book is in the Top 10 Most Banned Books from 1990-2001.


Amber R. Rants


This might be a short rant because I want be short, concise, and straight to the point. 

It is no one's business, besides my own, what books I decide to read. It has nothing to do with anyone else. The fact that books actually still get banned makes me want to scream. This is 2011, not the dark ages. It doesn't matter how much other people think that certain books are inappropriate to read, it is not their decision. If you don't want to read those books, if they are to risque for you then don't read them. It's really as simple as that.

 
Amber I's Rant

I could go on this big rant how dumb I think banning book is but I want to share a funny story. My 10 year old son and his friend play those zombie video games where they shoot people and it makes me uncomfortable. But one day he went to this same friends house (where they play all these games) and he mentioned Harry Potter. The mom heard him and got mad and asked him not to talk about that kind of witchcraft in her house!! 

See people are just so freaking narrow minded and a bunch of other things we just won't get into! Its people like this, that sit there and try to ban books and they have no idea what they are talking about!!


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66 comments:

  1. it is definitly no ones right except our own, to decide on what we should or shouldnt read. i think it sucks that books are still being banned
    thanks for making it international

    danielsangel101@yahoo.co.uk

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  2. I Agree with Alice ! Books should not be banned .It TOTALLY sucks !

    Thank you for this great give-away !

    Best,
    Ifrah

    starlight023(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. Totally agree banning sucks, but using our children as an excuse for this action sucks even worse! It is up to me as a parent to make sure my children are reading appropriate material and as a parent it is my decision as to what IS appropriate!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  4. thanks for this great giveaway ! I totally agree too !

    ellana_(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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  6. Boo to banning books! :D
    -Heather @BookStacksOnDeck
    ycantujustfocus@gmail.com

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  7. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

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  8. awesome giveaway!
    gfc: courtney renee

    courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

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  9. thank you!!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Thanks for your giveaway! I love this hop :D

    hsiu_an(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I remember when I first read Forever by Judy Blume. I was twelve and had never read any thing so grown-up at the time. (I think I was still reading Sweet Valley Twins at the time). I'm glad that I had the opportunity to read it and didn't have to worry about having it taken away or having someone tell me that I couldn't read it because it wasn't age appropriate. I think my love of reading really picked up the summer I read Forever.

    I would love to read this book again and am happy to see it on this blog giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    actinupwb at gmail dot com

    btw - I'm a new follower

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  12. I agree -- it's nobody's business what I read, and frankly, more parents need to be involved in the reading choices of their kids.

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  13. i agree wholeheartedly. though those who ban books are harming themselves. if i see a banned book, i WANT to read it, because it really must be good for them making such a big fuss ;) it's really more of a marketing strategie for me :)

    witchvela at web dot de

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  14. Thanks for making the giveaway international. I am against banning books because everyone has the right to choose their own reads!
    by_myself [at] mail [dot] bg

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  15. I haven't read this one. YIKES!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC @ Jennifer
    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(dot)com

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  16. Thanks for a great giveaway
    jaevenstar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for the great book for your giveaway. Would definitely love to win it.

    GFC follower-judy

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  18. We should be encouraging not discouraging reading. Thanks for this giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  19. fb and gfc followers

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

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  21. I remember reading Forever when I was young and being so completely in love with the book. Thank God, I did not have parents who believed in banning books.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I follow thanks and I hate that people think they can ban books...give me a break we live in America and I can read what I want to read...ban it in your home, not mind. lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks Lisa

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  23. I just can't understand banned books with all the other things we have to worry about. I think we should ban video games!

    riann216@ gmail (dot) com

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  24. Thank you for the giveaway! I've never had the pleasure of reading Forever by Judy Blume.

    GFC: Dominique
    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  25. sounds amazing! thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Zoey

    zoey42.42@gmail.com

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  26. thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc follower: Katie

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Thanks for the giveway! I have read and enjoyed several banned or challenged books.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  28. Yay! Great giveaway. Would love to win. I'm absolutely against banning books.
    GFC: _yay_
    sk_86(at)gmx(dot)de

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!

    derangedpegasus@gmail.com

    GFC Deranged Pegasus

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  30. I've never read this book but I know one of my friends really enjoyed it. I'm a gfc follower- Chey

    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway !!!

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot0com

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  32. Thank you for the giveaway! :D

    mellysa[dot]ch[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Julie
    GFC Follower
    readingstandsforever@gmail.com

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  34. This sounds awesome, thanks!

    GFC Lisa Manning

    lhoffpauir at gmail

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  35. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am a GFC follower as melora brock
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to enter :) I'm a GFC follower (April X)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  37. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you for the chance to win, people should get to choose their own books!

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  38. Isn't the hypocrisy of some people ridiculous? Let's let our kids act out murder and warfare, but God forbid they read a book that has magic in it... Great giveaway! Check out mine if you get a chance!

    yalitwit(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-giveaway-hop.html

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  39. When I looked at the list of banned books I was so surprised to find books that I never thought would be banned.
    THanks for the giveaway.

    denise13727(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I always loved Judy Blume. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC-quixoticdreamer
    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. Other than the parent, no one else should have any say so in what a child reads.
    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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  43. This sounds awesome. I've never read any Judy Blume books (I know, horrendous) so I'm excited to get a chance to read this!

    GFC: Elizabeth OR Elisquared

    Thanks,
    Elisquared

    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

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  44. This sounds like a great book. I still can not fathom why they ban books. It's so dumb.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com
    GFC-Mary

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  45. It's a violation of the First Amendment! We are free to choose what we want to read and when. Parents need to decide what's age appropriate for their own children & not censor for all.
    Longtime GFC follower here.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Blog Hop!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Here's Mine. Hope you'll stop by and enter as well: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

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  47. I love this book:)
    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    GFC Follower; Sarah E. Cruz

    ebbith0115[at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time now. Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the Read a Banned Book movement!

    GFC Follower: Amy
    miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

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  49. Thanks for this giveaway. I read this book years ago, but I would like to have it for my daughters.

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  50. I haven't read this book.
    Thanks for the chance to win and read it.


    GFC Follower Name: Danah



    icrave13@hotmail.com

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  51. Oh I forgot to put my e-mail address which jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

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  52. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Even though I read YA, I've never read FOREVER!

    GFC: cyc

    jadedlittlegirlx AT gmail DOT com

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  53. I follow on gfc as Becca, thanks so much! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  54. Judy Blume's books were so important to me as I grew up. It makes me sad that so many of them have been challenged/banned.

    GFC LisaILJ

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Melanie.M.McCullough at gmail dot com

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  56. I loved that book when I was a teen! Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

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  57. Thanks for the great giveaway...
    Following on GFC - aprilharvell
    april@pinebelt.net

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  58. we decided what we want to read, no one can decide for us.
    thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Çråz¥ K¥
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. GFC - Gloria
    Thanks for the op to get more banned books.

    geschumann at live dot com

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  60. follow on GFC
    laurie1993

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  61. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  62. Judy Blume is the height of awesome-I love Forever, and so many more of her books!

    GFC Alison Glass
    alison.j.glass@gmail.com

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  63. I have loved Judy Blume books since I was a child. Thanks for the giveaway.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  64. KNOCK KNOCK....WHO'S THERE?....BEATS....BEATS WHO?....BETAS ME(LOL) GET ME EVERY TIME


    gaby891@yahoo.com

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  65. I LOVE TO READ BANNED BOOKS!!!


    gaby011421@yahoo.com

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  66. gfc follower (Ruth)
    Have not read this one by Judy blume. I think I'd be old enough now!
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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