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Saturday, September 24, 2011

2011 Banned Books Week -Day 1. Giveaway!

For Info on this hop go to: I Read Banned Books
Day 1 Banned Books Week 
Giveaway


Lady Reading Pin

OR
$12.00 Gift Certificate

To enter this giveaway (Internationals welcome)

1. Add a comment with your e-mail (in disguised form such as: anne.bennett.gkhs AT gmail DOT com)
2. Which item you would prefer- Pin or Gift certificate?
3. Answer: What is the last Banned Book you've read/currently reading?   I'm currently reading Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher. This book has been banned in several schools in past years.
4. Following is not required but it would be nice.

Participate in all the Banned Books Week Activities this week by visiting this blog daily and by heading over to originators of this hop at I am a Reader, not a Writer and  I Read Banned Books. I will be blogging about activities in my library this week, highlighting editorial issues related to banning books, and writing reviews of the banned books that I read this week.  Come on back often!

10/1/11  Winner Chosen: Scottsgal.  Congratulations.

102 comments:

  1. by_myself AT mail DOT bg

    I would like to enter to win the Gift certificate.

    The last banned book I read was Harry Potter series... Oh no it was the Vampire Academy series. I'm looking forward to reading The Hunger Games trilogy....

    I'm a new GFC follower - Marti

    Thank you so much for making the giveaway international!

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  2. i want the gift certificate if i win.

    the last banned book i read was harry potter. i didn't read a lot the last few years - well nothing that made fun.
    i really can't understand that this series was banned. because of the whole witchcraft-thing? were the churches having an aneurism again?

    witchvela at web dot de

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  3. enter me for the Giftcard!
    thank you!!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Funny enough it has been a LONG time that I read one of the banned books. Must've been Harry Potter. There are lots on the list I want to read though.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Would love the Book Depository GC.
    sk_86(at)gmx(dot)de

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  5. grapes of wrath jbarrett5 at cox.net
    wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie

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  7. gaby891 AT yahoo DOT COM


    What is the last Banned Book you've read/currently reading?

    Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

    I would like to win Book Depository!!!

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  8. I am currently reading The Vampire Academy series (awesome series)

    gaby891 AT yahoo DOT COM

    If I win I would love to get Book Depository Gift Certificate

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  9. Hopping by to say thank you for participating this year! I was hoping to hear your opinions on challenged books. ;)

    Jen

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  10. Gift certificate please :)
    The last banned book I read was probably The Hunger Games
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  11. kaylalovesandrew09 AT yahoo DOT com

    I would love to win the gift certificate. The last banned book I read was Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

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  12. I'd like the gc, last banned book i read was the lovely bones.


    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  13. I just finished the Hunger games and enjoyed them. Can't wait for the movie next March! Thanks for the giveaway.

    I would like the gift certificate.
    GFC- Christine A.
    your1chef at aol dot com

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  14. I think Harry Potter was the last banned book (series) that I've read.

    I would love the gift card. Thanks!

    amber.hrkns at gmail dot com

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  15. The last banned book I read was The Hunger Games. Absolutely wonderful series. I'd love to win either giveaway. Both are fantastic.
    jennifer(at)fictitiousmusings(.)com

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  16. i just finished a book called the keeping but idk if it is one the banned list but it would be. id like to win the reading lady pin. its awesome :)
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I'd like the certificate and would pick Hunger Games
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  18. I would like the gift card to purhase Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. books4me67 AT ymail DOT com

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  19. I am currently reading Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games.

    I would like the gift card.

    ham1299(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. GFC jennifer)

    please enter me for the book depository. Thanks.

    I read the hunger games series. Loved it.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! The pin is cute, but I'd like the gift certificate if I win, please!

    I'm jaime.des.livres (at) gmail dot com.

    Not the last one I've read, but one of my fav books of all time is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - it's fantastic and was my gateway novel into dystopian fiction, I guess, lol. I noticed a lot of books on the lists that I've had to read for school, which I think is interesting.

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  22. The last banned book I read was The Catcher in the Rye... such a great book!

    Thanks for the giveaway; I'd like to win the gift card :)

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

    I'm on the hop too: http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-hop-with-author.html

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  23. kat.vela.12345 AT hotmail.com

    THanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win the card ;)

    the last banned book I read was To Kill a Mocking Bird and I loved it

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  24. The last banned book I read was Harry Potter I think.

    I'd love to win the gift card. Thanks for the giveaway!

    aonoexorcists at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!
    The last banned book I read was Vampire Academy.

    stephaniemcnemar AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I would love to win the pin!! The last banned book I read was possibly Harry Potter since I regularly reread that series. This week, I've chosen to read The Hunger Games since it's on the top 10 list.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  27. I think that'd be the Harry Potter series. GC please.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

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  28. I would like the gift certificate. The last banned book I read was 1984.
    twoofakind12 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I think the last banned book I read was The Color Purple, and right before that it was The Bluest Eye. Both are wonderful books, as is Morrison's other banned book, Beloved.
    I'd love to win the gift certificate.
    eeoshiel(at)uncg(dot)edu

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  30. Gift certificate please
    Last book...hmmmm. Probably the Hunger Games

    strs4u2000[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. I would like to win the pin which is lovely. I read The Hunger Games. thanks for this lovely giveaway. ellie. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win the GC.

    I'm not sure what the last banned book I read was but I've read Harry Potter, Vampire Academy, Twilight, and Hunger Games.

    daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I'd love either one, but my obsession with physical books makes me lean GG. The last banned book I read was Harry Potter before the movie came out
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. The pin is so cute! I just finished The Hunger Games, I never even realized how many books I've read that are banned there's so many.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    lisbethd129[at]ymail[dot]com

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  35. Nice blog. The last banned book I can think of that I read was Hunger Games and the Dictionary. Yep, the dictionary was on the banned/challenged list, couldn't believe it myself. But I would prefer to win a gift certificate.

    lenasledge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I would love to be entered for that cute pin. I think the last banned book would have to be Harry Potter.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  37. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I have read To Kill a Mockingbird and The Giver. They are 2 of my favorite books!
    I would like to enter for the gift certificate!
    -Carly Waid
    carlymartellowaid(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Please enter me for the gift certificate. The last banned or challenged book I've read is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

    abbydillon16 AT yahoo DOT com

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  39. I think the last banned book I read was the last of the Harry Potter series. I'd love the gift certificate, please! Thanks!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

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  40. I would love the pin! XD

    The last banned/challenged book I read was the Harry Potter series (or D.U.F.F., but I can't remember now if that's actually on the list or not lol)

    Jess
    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  41. The last banned books I read was the Hunger Games series, it's a shame it's on the list. So good.

    I would love the gift certificate. Thank you!

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  42. I would like a gift card please. The last banned book I read is The Lovely Bones. Thank you!
    emilymeimei204 AT yahoo DOT com

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  43. I would love the gift card!(: And the last banned book I've read is .. Crank!

    x
    Sierra(:
    ittssierraily at yahoo dot com

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  44. I would love the gift card!
    The last banned book I read was the Hunger Games.

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  45. I actually love the pin, but I may gravitate towards the gift certificate because I need more books for my blog >.> :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom I just finished up Fahrenheit 451 and loved it!

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  46. TaraTagli at gmail dot com

    Would love the Gift certificate!

    I am actually reading a Gossip girl book right now. Kinda surprised they are banned!

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  47. One of my favorites, but not the latest I've read is Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451. Who could ever forget scenes of books burning. Many interpretations have abounded since it's 1953 publication. It has to do with literature falling out of favor, with preference given to TV factoids according to Bradbury, but has been used to bolster points relating to censorship and dissenting ideas.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Protect our Freedom First Amendment Rights!
    Thanks for being part of this vital blog hop!

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  48. The last banned book I read was My Sister's Keeper

    I would prefer the gift certificate

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  49. The last banned book I read was The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

    I would definitely prefer the gift certificate and thank you for participating!

    angelidgcruz at gmail dot com

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  50. I'd love the pin :) The book I am currently reading that was banned is, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. It was released in the early 70's, and is so amazing to read about her early childhood. My email is: booksintheburbs(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  51. amanda*at*ninthstreetnotions*dot*com
    I'm about to start Water for Elephants.
    And I'd like the certificate.

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  52. I'd lie to win the give certificate.

    jerylDotmarcusATgmailDotcom

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  53. Please count me in for the gift certificate :)

    The last banned book I read was Cut by Patricia McCormick. I read Water For Elephants shortly before that and I can't understand why that would be banned. It's crazy some of the books on that list.

    Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the awesome giveaway :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  54. I'd love the gift certificate. :)
    The last banned book I read was The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I try to read it at least once a year.

    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway. I love that pin. I would love to win that. I guess the last banned books I have read is Harry Potter. I have The Hunger Games on TBR list, so I will be reading one soon. Did not know this was on the banned list until everyone has been saying how good it was and could not believe it was on the list:)


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  56. I'd like the certificate :)
    The last banned or challenged book I read was Harry Potter.

    amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

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  57. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

    Please count me in for the GC.

    The last banned book I read is Twilight.

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. gift certificate and i loved 'just listen' by sarah dessen. a great book

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  59. I recently reread To Kill a Mockingbird, one of my all-time favorites. Every week, I read the Bible, which frequently appears on banned lists. Thanks for the contest. I'd love that pin!

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  60. I prefer the giftcard, I *loved* Speak, and my e-mail is thelibrarian (at) thinkingcatblog (dot) com

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  61. My neice just passed along the Hunger Games for me to read.

    would love a chance at the gc

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  62. Please count me in. I'd love $12 for the Book Depository.

    The last banned book I can remember reading is The Catcher in the Rye

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I have read the Harry Potter Series, The Twilight Series, and will be reading The Hunger Games so on Hopefully I'll get the chance to read Catcher and the Rye too =) I would love for the chance to win the Gift Certificate please!!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!
    Have a safe and great week!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    The last banned book I've read is Scars by Cheryl Rainfield. I prefer GC.

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

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  65. Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com
    Gift certificate please. :)
    Last banned book I read was Harry Potter.

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  66. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win the GC! I read the Hunger Games trilogy and loved it!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  67. im currently rereading the Hunger Games. I would love to win the Gift Certificate.

    thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc follower: Katie

    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. I recently read Flowers for Algernon. I would love the gift card.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

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  69. Thanks for participating in this!

    I was reading one of your above posts on the subject, and I have to agree with you. I wouldn't doubt that there were several books that have successfully been banned where the people voting to ban the book never read it. Too often people react or vote out of ignorance and it hurts the majority.

    leyser73 AT yahoo DOT com

    I would love to win the gift card.

    I can't remember the last banned book that I read, but some of my favorites are Speak and A Light in the Attic, plus the Harry Potter Books are great. Twenty Boy Summer is towards the top of my TBR pile. I am following you on GFC as LisILJ

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  70. erinreadsblog AT gmail DOT com

    I'd love to win the gift certificate!

    I'm sure some of the books I've read recently have been banned and I just didn't know about it. Their Eyes Were Watching God is a favorite I know has been banned, as is Lolita.

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  71. This is the BEST giveaway! I would LOVE the pin. I wear pins regularly to work at the Library.

    Last challenged books I read were the Twilight series.

    Catherine.

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  72. Last banned book I read was Speak!

    Gift Certificate please!

    ashtreygonesmokeya(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  73. I would like the GC.

    The last banned book I read was The Hunger Games. Which I was not aware until this week was on the list.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  74. I would like the gift card :-)
    april AT pinebelt DOT net
    I just bought today Diary of Anne Frank... The last one I read was Twilight.

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  75. Thank you so much for sharing I would pick giftcard! I read The Vampire Academy books last my favorite!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  76. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

    I think I would like the gift certificate.........

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. I would love the gift certificate.. and probably a part of twilight before putting it down.. lol.

    raynekitten (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. many thanks! I'd like a gift certificate :D

    kimyunalesca AT yahoo DOT com

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  79. I would love to win the gift certificate, please. Thank you so much for the chance.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  80. jessangil at gmail dot com
    I would love to win the gift certificate.
    The last banned book that I've read would have to be Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I'm pretty sure that I've read more after that but that's the most recent one that I can think of.
    -Jessica B

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  81. Thanks for the chance at this. I would prefer the gift certificate. The last banned books I read were the Harry Potter series.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  82. I would go for the gift certificate. I don't know what the last banned book was that I read. Probably when I read Frankenstein in college--I'm sure that one had to be banned at some point.
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  83. Thanks for participating in the hop. Thanks also for a chance to win. I really think the pin is too cute :)

    alison.fees AT gmail DOT com

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  84. Hmm, I think The Hunger Games is the last banned book i read.

    I would like to win the Gift Certificate. Thank you for the giveaway!

    GFC: Danah


    icrave13 AT hotmail DOT com

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  85. Thanks for the giveaway :) I don't know if it's been banned... but I'm reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck now, and his Mice of Men and Grapes of Wrath have been banned. I'd love to enter for the gift certificate!

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  86. Please enter me in the draw for the Gift Certificate, and thanks for the giveaway!

    The last banned books that I read were the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  87. I would like to win the Book Depository GC, and the last banned book I read was probably "The Great Gatsby," since I read it a lot :)

    alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

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  88. I would loved to be entered for the gift certificate! The last banned books I read were the Hunger Games trilogy! Awesome books :)

    jadedlittlegirlx AT gmail DOT com

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  89. That pin is so cute. I'll take it.
    I think Hunger Games was the last banned book I read, but I've read almost all of the ones on the list.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  90. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'd prefer he GC.

    I just finished the Harry Potter series for the time.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

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  91. I'd like to win the gift certificate. I am currently re-reading Fahrenheit 451.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  92. I would like to win the Gift Cert please :D i think the last banned book i read was Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Rabiah
    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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  93. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    I would like the pin please.
    The last banned book I read was ANIMAL FARM.

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  94. thanks for the giveaway.

    i would like to win the certificate.

    the last banned book i read was The Handmaid's Tale

    Adri
    adri_love AT sbcglobal DOT net

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  95. Thanks for the giveaway! i would love the gift certificate. I think the last banned book I read was The Lovely Bones.
    charlawilsonATmeDOTcom

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  96. 1. ajburton2 aaaat gmail. Yup.
    2. The pin is lovely, but gift certificate.
    3. Catcher in the Rye. It was awesome.

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  97. Great giveaway! Such a cute pin, I would love to win that.
    familyroom2 AT gmail DOT com
    I've read a lot of banned books, not even knowing they were banned. My favorite is The Giver. I also just reviewed Alice In Wonderland (yep banned in China) over at Books For Me.

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  98. I would like to be entered for the gift card. The last banned book I read was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

    Michelle (@OBoyledBooks)

    OBoyledBooks AT gmail DOT com

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  99. I would like to be entered to win the gift card. The last banned book I read for myself was The Hunger Games, although last year I read Bridge to Terabithia and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to my 4th graders.

    Thanks for doing this!

    alison(dot)j(dot)glass(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Gift certificate for me. The last banned book I read was Harry Potter. Thanks!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  101. Hi! I'd love to be entered for the gift card =)

    The last banned book I read was The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (which I read about a week ago)

    ~Mera

    mirrormera92 AT aol DOT com

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  102. Thanks for the great giveaway! The pin is adorable but I think I would prefer the gift card. My favorite banned book(s) is the entire Harry Potter series. Oh, and I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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