Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday

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Book Blogger Hop: 
The Question of the Week is: 
In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”? 

Answer: Of the 2010-2011 banned reads, the only one I've read is 'Hunger Games'. They banned the book for supposedly giving children nightmares and numbing readers to violent acts. I may be in the minority here, but I didn't find Hunger Games to be violent. It was depressing and some dark things did happen, but we never really saw the heroes of the novel do many violent things, just saw their reaction to the violence around them. 

Plus, the news is filled with far more violent acts, so I don't see why parents choose to blame this book for 'numbing' their children's reaction to violent acts. (A good movie to see if you liked Hunger Games is Battle Royale. It's a Japanese flick that I found similar and just as entertaining as 'Hunger Games'!) 

The Question of the Week is: 
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? 

Answer: I'd like to see the 'Stravaganza' series (by Mary Hoffman) made into a movie. The books take place in the contemporary world, as well as Talia, a fantastical version of Italy. I'd love to see the 'Stravaganza' series come to life on film! I don't know who'd I cast as the main characters... That is sure something to think about!


fairypenguin said...

I had not heard of the Stravaganza series! Interesting!

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. How silly...if your child is the type to get nightmares from a book like Hunger Games, you shouldn't let your kid read it. You shouldn't ban it for everyone. Crazy logic.
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pussreboots said...

Nightmares can be a good thing too. I couldn't pick a favorite from the ALA list. So I listed the ones I've read. Please come see what they are.

Amie@Mom Reads My Books! said...

I agree that Hunger Games should not be banned. Worse violence can be seen on tv.

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Cana Elene said...

I haven't read it, but I like your answer. :)
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Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books said...

Don't really know the series, but I'm sure they'd make awesome silver screen material :D

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thecheapreader said...

I agree. The Hunger Games really wasn't that violent. There are much more violent YA books out there.

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Fran said...

Completely agree with your take on the Hunger Games!!!

Great post, new follower:D

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Sandy said...

No book should ever be banned, if the book was to dark for their child then fine don't let your child read the book. I consider these books for older teens and up anyway because I do think they are violent but no one should dictate what other people's children can handle or should be able to read because people are then over stretching their reach and some kids do mature faster than others.

Anyway I haven't read the Stravaganza series but the first book is on my TBR. I t sounds like I would be one of those emmerse yourself books.

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Liza said...

Hi, new follower here for the hop! I love The Hunger Games and my son read it for his summer reading assignment. Such a good book and a lot less violent that the Xbox games he plays!

Lucy (The Secret Life of Books) said...

Hopping through! The Hunger Games was one of my picks too. A lot of people seem to have picked it!