This week on Gone with the Words:
Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop
Tune in Tuesday: Tearjerker (for Jenny Han’s Summer series)
Waiting on Wednesday: Last Breath
Review: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Review: Entice by Carrie Jones
TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.
Banned Books: 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?
From my Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop post:
The opportunity to read what we like (or need, in some cases) shouldn’t be up to anyone but ourselves. If a parent doesn’t want their child reading something, then don’t let them read it. If it’s assigned school reading, talk to the teacher about alternatives. DO NOT take the chance of others to read it though! That’s my biggest issue with banning books, that they take them away from other people, people who may find help somehow in the words of those books.
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?
I recently answered this for TGIF!
I think ones with many characters and long stories would work great as tv series:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – As epic as they come. Think Game of Thrones epic, except this one’s more historical with only some fantasy(time-travel) aspects.
The Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong – This one has supernatural and crime/mystery aspects that I think would be awesome for tv.
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr – This is actually optioned to be made into a movie, but I think it would make a magical tv series if done right. It was enough characters and story for it. I want them all to have their moment in the spotlight, and it worries me that the movie won’t do that for them.
Summer series by Jenny Han – I would looooove to see these books turned into a tv series or movie!! The relationships in this series are beyond amazing.
Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books where you have an awesome opportunity 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 to read!
In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?
These are 8 of my favorites:
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen