For What It's Worth

Friday, September 30, 2011

Let's do the Blog Hop!


Feature & Follow friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

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? Enclave by Ann Aquirre! That book felt like a movie while I was reading it. I"m not sure who I would cast though.


The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books.

Q. “In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?” From the 2010 list I would have to pick The Hunger Games. Reasons given - "Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence" and "Challenged and presented to the Goffstown, N.H. school board (2010) by a parent claiming that it gave her eleven-year-old nightmares and could numb other students to the effects of violence."

- I'm not even going to address the sexually explicit issue because it's so silly. (I wish there was a sex scene in there! Even a YA, fade to black one but there isn't)

The violence aspect. I can see how this book may be troubling and overwhelming for certain children. Personally, I think I would have had nightmares reading this book as a child. However, it's my belief that Suzanne Collins has presented a wonderful opportunity for parents to discuss war and violence with our children. It's happening. It's on the news and all over the internet every single day. Not reading The Hunger Games is not going to make it go away, instead you could start an open dialogue with your child to discuss their questions and fears.

Two other books from the list that I have read and loved are Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, both contested in part for for sexual material. I honestly don't know what the heck is going on in these people's heads when you see pornography in rape or genocide.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is in my TBR pile and I'm looking forward to reading it.

That's just my two cents.

Click here for 2010-11 list in PDF format. You can also clickHERE to view past years and choose from any of those titles!

If you're interesting in winning either The Hunger Games or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - click on the Banned Book Week Hop link under my header.

20 comments:

  1. Some of the issues that are raised are crazy! I love The Hunger Games. Here’s Mine at FABR

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  2. Random comment: That is the cutest picture ever!!! Until that kitty becomes a cat, bunny could be in serious trouble haha.

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  3. I agree with what you think. Its just a great book. Sexually explicit?...ummm no!

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  4. Having just read Speak -- and remembering what's in Anne Frank's Diary -- I want to slap people who think their content is objectionable. I mean -- genocide and rape ARE objectionable -- but the contents of these books are not.

    I can't help but think that banners would rather girls just shut up, did what they were told, and kept their unhappy experiences to themselves. :(

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  5. Hahahaha, sex in The Hunger Games. Oh yeah, lets do it in the bushes, covered in blood. We can pretend we're vampires! Giggidy! Wow, so silly.

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  6. And I also note that somebody's ELEVEN-year-old read the book. I think the Hugner Games has a 13 & up stamp. Dont' take the book out of the school--scoot it over to the highschool library where it belongs.

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  7. I could not understnd the logic either behind the banned books.

    Coming through on the blog hop.

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  8. I couldn't pick a favorite from the ALA list. So I listed the ones I've read. Please come see what they are.

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  9. Hi hopping through, hoping you will follow me back at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com thks in advance

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  10. I'm with you on the Hunger Games. I love that book. I'm an old follower here just popping in to say hi. Have a great weekend!

    Aimee
    http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

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  11. Seriously Hunger Games --wow
    Happy Friday

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  12. I chose The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie because it is a great book to have as an open dialogue!

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  13. Great choice with Enclave - I could easily see it becoming the next hyped movie franchise :)

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  14. Also, that bunny extending its ear over that kitten is painfully cute. I hurt from the adorability.

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  15. Just hopping by.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-bologger-hop.html

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  16. I haven't read Enclave yet! It looks like a good book! New follower!

    My Follow Friday!

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  17. I haven't read Enclave yet!

    Have a good weekend!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  18. Just dropping by for the blog hop. I keep hearing good things about The Hunger Games. I tried to read The Diary of a Part-Time Indian, but I couldn't get into it.

    My Answer

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  19. Hopping through. Hmm...how is The Hunger Games sexually explicit? I missed that part.
    My Hop

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