9/27/2012

Banned Book Week Blog Hop Giveaway


It's that time of year again where we celebrate the books that get banned or challenged in the US.  You can learn more about Banned Book Week on the American Library Association's Web page and be sure to check out this year's press kit with art and press releases that show how you can help promote awareness during this week and beyond.

Here at PTB we're going to be highlighting some of our favorite banned or challenged books all week long with little mini reviews, but we're starting off the week with a giveaway!  One lucky winner will be able to choose a book from ALA's banned/challenged list (By Year  - by Decade - 1990-1999 & 2000-2009) that's under $15 that we'll ship directly to you from The Book Depository.

  • The giveaway is open internationally
  • All of our other regular rules apply.
  • Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter
And be sure to stop by the other blogs on the Hop for more chances to win banned books!

123 comments:

  1. We definitely need those banned books around. In fact, if you ban books, isn't that a sign of oppression? (Starts eyeing my dystopia collection)
    I'm seriously surprised at a few of the books on the list. Seriously? Harry Potter? A Wrinkle in Time? Those are fantastic works of literature not just for kids, but for people of all ages and should be shared around the world.

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  2. Harry Potter
    His Dark Materials

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  3. Harry Potter
    The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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  4. Well, Harry Potter, obviously. To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic.

    There are so many books on those lists that I've been wanting to read.

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  5. I like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. And I think this is an awesome idea! I totally read banned books!!!

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  6. I love all the support for Banned Books and this week helps people see just how many there are.

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  7. The Outsiders and The Hunger Games are my favorite banned books!

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  8. My favourite banned books would be Harry Potter and The Hunger Games (seems like they're the most popular answers today). They are books that just need to be read by EVERYONE. They shouldn't be banned at all. What's the harm in people reading a book . . . it should be celebrated!

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  9. My favorite banned books would have to be The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games Trilogy & the Harry Potter series.

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  10. My top favorite books of all the time are the Harry Potter saga too:) I loved the Hunger Games and Twilight too.

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  11. Mine are Of Mice and Men, The Outsiders, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Hunger Games.

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  12. Harry Potter
    The Outsiders
    Catcher in the Rye
    The Hunger Games

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  13. My favorite banned books are Twilight and The Hunger Games. Can't believe these books are banned :O Books shouldn't be banned at all, none of them.

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  14. I love Kiss of the Wolf. It's so sexy it's gotta be banned!

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  15. I love The Hunger Games :)

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  16. my favourite one is the harry potter books. i also liked the outsiders.

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  17. My favourites are probably Harry Potter, but there are a lot of good books on the list.

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  18. The Hunger Games, To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Snow Falling On Cedars, Twilight, The Giver...and more!

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  19. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Harry Potter by Suzanne Collins

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  20. The Giver, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Hunger Gams

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  21. I'm always surprised when I see something like How to Eat Friend Worms on these lists. We read what we want and like, sometimes vocab/age gets in the way, but those seem to be a better guide to the appropriateness of a book.

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  22. First time to the blog - I love these hops, they introduce me to so many new bloggers!

    1) Your header graphic is amazing - I love it.
    2) There are so many banned books we should all read, they broaden our perspectives. I'm personally excited about re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird and to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  23. i love hunger games, harry potter, 1984, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. My favourite banned books are Harry Potter, The hunger games, The giver, Bridge to Terabithia and Speak.

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  25. My favorite banned books To Kill a Mockingbird, Water for Elephants, Harry Potter The Hunger Games Slaughterhouse Five The Bible

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  26. I love Twilight, Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, just to name a few. julierupert@gmail.com

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  27. Water for Elephants, Twilight, Harry Potter and of course, The Hunger Games! Thanks!

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  28. I loved The Giver and the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  29. Lotr and the Harry potter books!

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  30. I hate the idea of banning books. I'm a pretty conservative reader, but I feel like it's not my place to say what others can and cannot read. I decide what my children should read as well, but just because I don't think a book is suitable, it doesn't mean that others shouldn't be able to make that choice for themselves.

    I love Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the Harry Potter series. Many of the books that I loved in high school have been banned, such as The Color Purple, and Catch-22.

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  31. Christina K.9/28/12, 3:39 PM

    Harry Potter:) My favorite:)

    Thank you:)

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  32. I think it's great, that week of banned books makes people more aware. I grew up in a system, where lot of books were not only banned, but prohibited and illegal. So I appreciate the freedom of speech and freedom of choice for authors to write and readers to make their own choices what to read.

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  33. I would choose One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

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  34. Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  35. I love the Twilight series.

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  36. Brave New World and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret

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  37. I have read so many of these banned books. Until today, I didn't realize they had been banned. I also find it hard to believe that they were. Such censorship..it's ridiculous. If ya don't like a book, then don't read it. Many of the banned books we were even required to read in school. Such negativity in some people's minds. Can you tell I disagree with banning books? LOL Thanks for the hop!

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  38. I love Fahrenheit 451, Go Ask Alice, and Speak.

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  39. I love harry Potter, twilight and The Hunger Games.

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  40. I love Crank by Ellen Hopkins

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  41. Crank and Speak are my favorites!

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  42. I think this hop is awesome and it's nice to celebrate the freedom to read and also encourage it, as many places still ban books!
    I recommend the Harry Potter series which I adore!

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  43. I love so many challenged/banned books but I would have to say that To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite :)

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  44. My favorite banned books are Twilight and Hunger Games.

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  45. I love Harry Potter and The Giver. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  46. My favorites are Harry Potter, Hunger Games and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  47. some of my fav banned/challenged books are HG trilogy, tkam, catcher in the rye, the perks of being a wallflower and some other ones
    thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  48. My favourites are The Hunger Games and The Outsiders.

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  49. The Hunger Games trilogy and To Kill a Mockingbird.
    thank you for the giveaway

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  50. The Hunger Games and Brave New World. Thanks! :)

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  51. The Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  52. Banned Books Week is the opportunity to give people the opportunity to discuss the freedom to choose for oneself what to read and not to sit back and allow others to limit our choices.

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  53. Some of my favorite banned books are Perks of a Wallflower and the Harry Potter series.

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  54. It always surprises me to see some of the books on the list. I really don't think there should be a list!!

    I want to read Water for Elephants and Go Ask Alice.

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  55. Gossip Girl! I liked the series

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  56. The HP and Gossip Girl series!

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  57. Some of my favorite banned books are Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, Bridge to Terabithia, and Thirteen Reasons Why.

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  58. My favourite banned book is The Hunger Games, and then Harry Potter.

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  59. I loved Harry Potter and Twilight!

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  60. My favourite books are Harry Potter series and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thank you. :)

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  61. Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird to name a few! lol

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  62. My favorites: The Diary of Anne Frank, The Bible, An American Tragedy

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  63. I hope that the outcome of this week around the country has people seriously considering the broader implications of banning books. Sadly, those that should pay the most attention are the ones that feel that certain books need to be banned... Ultimately, it's going to be the regular people who protest loudly and refuse to allow it to happen...I hope. I personally don't like every book, every movie, every tv show...every bit of music, but I don't feel that my opinions should determine someone else's opportunity to experience these things for him or her self.. :)

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  64. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harry Potter Series, Fahrenheit 451

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. For the coming week, I hope I'll be more productive than ever. Need a lot of things to do. :D I'm a mommy to a toddler.. I also work. Everything is a bit hectic.. but I just hope that I'll be more productive next week,

    Thanks for the giveaway. - Ara

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  68. I love Banned Book week and I'm so disappointed that my school's librarian doesn't do anything for it. : ( Some of my favs include: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight, Unwind, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and A Wrinkle in Time.

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I don't understand why some of these books are banned/challenged--A Wrinkle in Time and Harry Potter are some of my favorites!

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  70. Loved Harry Potter and many others. I don't want to tell anyone else what to think/read, so I don't want anyone telling me!

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  71. I always find it amazing that Animal Farm was banned at one time.

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  72. I just RECENTLY read "A Wrinkle In Time" - and I cannot, for the life of me, believe that it is on that list! I believe "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" and "A Wrinkle in Time" - along with HP, and Twilight would be my favorites! :D

    Thanks for your generosity, and being part of this blog hop! :D

    - Hira
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. THG definitely, along with Perks, HP, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Giver. Ugh, so many wonderful books on that list.

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  74. The Hunger Games and Crank! They're such good books I can't believe they're in the Banned Books list

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  75. Harry Potter is one of my favorites. Sometimes people are crazy!

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  76. My favorite banned books are Harry Potter and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  77. I dislike the idea of banning books. People should be able to read whichever books they choose to read.

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  78. I like The Hunger Games books!

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  79. Harry Potter and Fahrenheit 451

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  80. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

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  81. the hunger games series...
    i love this series...i don't care they are banned ;p

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  82. A few of my favorite banned books: The Giver, The Outsiders, the Harry Potter series, A Bridge to Terabithia!

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  83. I loved the Harry Potter series!
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  84. The Hunger Games!

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  85. harry potter and the hunger games

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  86. Whale Talk, Twilight, Vampire Academy, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, & Gossip Girl.
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  87. I love What My Mother Doesn't Know and To Kill a Mockingbird. I like the idea of banned books, but only because it causes debates. I love to argue :)

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  88. My favorite banned books are The Twilight, The Hunger Games & the Harry Potter series.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  89. I loved Twilight, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series, also To Kill a Mockingbird and Water for Elephants. They're really good books and I love this week because everyone should have the right to read whatever they feel like it :)

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  90. Definitely The Harry Potter series. There are still so many challenged/banned books I have yet to read, should get on them right away!

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  91. For classics, it would have to be To Kill a Mockingbird, but of course I love HP and a lot of the modern banned books.

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  92. My favorite is To Kill a Mockingbird

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  93. Twilight and The Hunger Games

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  94. I've always loved Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Giver...those are the only books I've read that were (apparently) banned.

    I admit, that I don't really follow what's been banned and what has not. I just read what sounds interesting to me and leave it at that.

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  95. Throughout history, we have banned books for a variety of reasons and I think this awareness week keeps people aware that governments, churches, & organizations are still doing so.

    Salman Rushdie is one of my favorite banned authors.

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  96. Honestly, I have not thought much about banned books before this was brought to my attention. I went to schools which regularly had these types of books on the required reading lists, while I didn't always enjoy them, I cannot see any reason to ban them.

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  97. Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, To kill a Mockingbird, lord of the flies and more!!

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  98. To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Rings (and Flies) are some of my favorite banned books!

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  99. Some of my favorites: His Dark Materials, A Wrinkle in Time, Harry Potter series, and Bridge to Terabithia are just a few!

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  100. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harry Potter and The great Gatsby

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  101. The Hunger Games Trilogy and the Harry Potter series..

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  102. Harry Potter and the Hunger Games :)

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  103. I absolutely love Farenheit 451
    Lisa hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a big fan of The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.

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  105. My favorites include To Kill a Mockingbird, a Handmaid's Tale, and Bridge to Terebithia.

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  106. My favorites are :
    . Animal Farm
    . Lord of the Flies
    . Blubber

    Thanks :)

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  107. Maya TheBee10/6/12, 2:07 AM

    I really like Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley!

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  108. I really loved THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini.

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  109. I loved To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of The Flies

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  110. I am strongly against banning books and while I agree you have the right to read what you want and have a say in what your kids read, that doesn't mean you can decide what others read (including other kids). I have read and loved several banned books including Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games, The Giver, and The Kite Runner.

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  111. This severely inhibits our right to choose what to read in this country. How dare these closed minded people to try and tell us Americans what we can and cannot read. Sorry, we live in America for a reason.

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  112. To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men. Those were required reading when I went to school. Why are they now banned? Kids need to read the classics.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  113. The Harry Potter series are my favorites. I like a lot of banned classics too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. I loved the Twilight series (It is the reason why I started and continue to read books)

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  115. Hunger Games trilogy--definitely!

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