Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Blog Hop - September 30th

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

Each week, participating blogs are asked questions to post and answer on their websites.

This week’s question –

“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!

What a wonderful question and what a difficult one to answer.  I had a look at the 2010/11 list and there were several titles on it that made my 'list'  At first I thought I'd go with The Hunger Games, and then I changed my mind.  I think my favourite is actually 'Twenty Boy Summer' by Sarah Ockler.  It was challenged as being soft porn, but I remember reading it and thinking it was a wonderfully poignant read about how different people handle the loss of a loved one.  I guess it's all in how you interpret what you read, but the important thing is that EVERYONE should be given the opportunity to make that interpretation, not have it made for them. 

Welcome to the Paperback Princesses! Make yourself at home, take a look around our blog and let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear what you have to say about our posts. We often try to comment on your comments as well so feel free to start a conversation! Since there are two of us running the show, we always have a variety of titles and event postings. Be sure to check out our own personal meme page. Check out Fantastic Fairytales, Let's Hear it for the Boys, In Case you Missed it and a few others. We try to not only focus on new YA books but also great titles from the past.

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