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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Banned Book Week Blog Hop

This summer I slowly lazed my way through a bit of nostalgia as I revisited Gone with the Wind.  And while I say slowly lazed - I mean, slowly.  Not that I don't enjoy the story, but I've been reading it in short bits so that, even now, I'm still only at the halfway mark.  I do that sometimes with stories that I really enjoy, read them slowly often in conjunction with a couple of other books on the go.

The interesting thing about Gone with the Wind, is that it's been on the banned book list at one time or another and is more than likely on it now in any number of places.  And if I believed in such things, I suppose I can see why.  There are many spots in the book where I have to pause.   This isn't a book I sail through without contemplating what I just read.

I believe that whether we want to read a book or not, mostly, we should have the right to read it.  And as I thought of all the banned books, I considered what they might have in common.   My thought is that they take us places that make us uncomfortable, places we may not agree with or even like,  but if we choose to read, they all make us think.

I'll be giving away a paperback copy of Gone with the Wind to one lucky winner.  To enter, just leave a comment or like me on facebook or do both, for a grand total of two entries.

What are you reading as summer officially becomes fall?

Ryshia
www.ryshiakennie.com

This is a blog hop, so get hopping - there's prizes to be had!


30 comments:

Mary BookHounds Jacobs said...

GWTW is my all time favorite - I read it when I was 11 -- my mom gave it to me since it was her favorite.

thanks for participating!

Ryshia Kennie said...

This is a reread for me too but just as enjoyable.

Thanks Mary, for hosting this blog hop - I always enjoy participating in them. Just wish I had time to be involved in more. And banned books...I couldn't not.

c.c said...

I would love to win this for my s-i-l its her absolute favorite ever!!!

Liked on facebook as well:)

Claira said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

I actually haven't read GWTW yet (did see the movie, though), so I'd love to finally read it.

Liked on facebook as well!

Tia Dalley said...

I love this book and it would be Awesome to own my own copy.

I liked you on FB as Tia Sills Dalley


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Cindi said...

follow by gfc--cynthia clubbs
and Liked on fb--cynthia borgmeyer clubbs.
thanks!!
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Sarah P said...

I would love to read this, thanks for the giveaway!

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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've always wanted to read Gone With the Wind :)

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Nikki Greis said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I also liked you on facebook.

Ryshia Kennie said...

Wow - great to see so many fans of GWTW.

MusicalThought said...

I've never had a chance to read the book, but I'd love to read it and compare to the film (that was kind of my minor/concentration at college)--thanks so much for the opportunity! :-)

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MusicalThought said...

I also 'liked' you on Facebook! Name is Bronwyn E Haynes

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G K said...

I've never read the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

jessie2247 said...

I have always wanted to read this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

jessie2247 said...

I also follow you on facebook under the name Jess Ica D

JackieW said...

Gone With The Wind is one of my favorite books. I seldom read a book more than once because I want to read as many books as I can but this story is one I've read more than once and seen the movie more than once.
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Ryshia Kennie said...

I'm half way through GWTW and I'm rather admiring Mellie's quiet strength.

My least favourite character - Ashley. He's so weak. He doesn't deserve either Mellie or Scarlett.

Whose your favourite GWTW character to dislike?

BookLady said...

Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite books. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Alicia Lopez said...

I haven't actually read the book yet but I have seen the movie though. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Ryshia Kennie said...

I see a few of you have seen the movie but not read the book - you've got to read the book! There's only so much a movie can do although I admit the movie is classic.

Good luck, I wish each of you could win. It's definitely a book I have on my keeper shelf.

Joana Arteaga said...

I haven't read this book yet. I would like to read it.

Daniel M said...

haven't read it or seen the movie, don't do much oldies but should netflix it - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Debbie W. said...

I haven't read it or seen the movie so thanks for the chance!

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Stephanie said...

I am loving this blog hop! It is reminding me of so many amazing banned books!

Megan Parsons said...

I'm reading Firefly Island right now. Would love to read Gone With the Wind!
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Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I love,love, love Gone With the Wind. Great choice for your giveaway!

I 'liked' on FB too!

Thanks!

Robin Blankenship said...

Thanks for the chance This one has been on my tbr list for awhile. I would love a copy.

robinblankenship at gmail dot com

Denise said...

I've never seen the movie or read the book. Supposedly it's the most profitable movie ever, when you account for inflation. So I'm surprised to hear it's ever been banned. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Holly U said...

I still need to read this book! :)
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