September 30, 2011

TGIF (1): Banned Books + Book Blogger Hop (3)

TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!

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?

I would consider reading a privilege, as is the freedom to choose what you want to read. It is understandable if some parents or educators would prefer that a younger audience be dissuaded from reading certain books, but I don't think those books should be banned for everyone. Some topics are difficult to read about, yes, but sometimes, it is necessary to read about them to gain a new perspective or understanding of a concept or situation.

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In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?

It's been a while since I've participated in the Book Blogger Hop, but I really like the topic for this week. Some books I love that are on the banned/frequently challenged book list are:

1. The Hunger Games
2. Harry Potter
3. Bridge to Terebithia
4. My Sister's Keeper

Happy Friday readers! Share your #fridayreads with me in the comments and on Twitter :)


  1. Basically how I feel about banned books: you can't take it away for everyone!

  2. I love your response about banned books! Yes, there are books that carry heavy messages, but sometimes reading about it can be the best way to learn. Great post!

  3. Excellent answer regarding banned books! I totally agree - letting a child read a book or not is a personal decision to be made by parents, but there shouldn't be books banned for everyone or removed from library shelves!

    Old follower hopping by. Happy weekend reading!

  4. Loved that response about banning books! They should be monitored for youth but never banned in general. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    My Friday Memes

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  5. Awesomeness. It is like we are of one mind.

    Amy @

  6. Great answer! I didn't realize My Sister's Keeper was on the list. wow.

    Trish - My Memes

  7. I totally agree with you.
    Yay for Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Terebithia.
    I adore the Bridge to Terebithia. Even the movie. Such a good story.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend. :D

  8. Great answer. Sounds like you and I agree on this subject. A book that is good for me might not be good for my daughter, however, banning that book would strip me from the opportunity of reading that book as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. Agreed. Parents can definitely help filter the material their kids get to read (until they're mature enough). I know my mom did!

  9. I've been following you for a while but thanks for stopping by my blog! You made me smile. :)

    I believe that in a free country choice is key. Banning books is a bizarre concept to me!

    Once Upon A Time

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Harry Potter & the Hunger Games, too. They're such great books!


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