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A War Of Gifts

Card, Orson Scott
A Battle School Sinterklaas Day.

Read:

8/2013

Read Again:

5/2018

Alvin, Journeyman

Card, Orson Scott
This is part 4 of a series. What if magic really worked! I found it fascinating and disturbing at the same time Recommended for high school readers.

Read Best Guess:

6/1999

Earth Awakens

Card, Orson Scott
The third book in The First Formic War trilogy. I did not feel any emotion while reading this story, but it was a quick read after Robin Hobb's books! To summarize, after many setbacks Earth men kill all the bugs and capture the giant mother ship. Which turns out to not be the giant mother ship, but merely a giant scouting ship. The mother ship is on it's way.

Read:

10/2017

Earth Unaware

Card, Orson Scott
The First Formic War, Volume One Of The Formic Wars. I must have liked it, I read it straight through!

Read:

8/2013

Empire

Card, Orson Scott
Nice, Card, kill off the protagonist two-thirds of the way in! I enjoyed this tale of armed conflict between conservatives and those wacky leftists. I keed, I keed! Lots of clever quips to lighten things up a bit, too. Kind of unresolved at the end, is there going to be a sequel?

Words I Had To Look Up:

flouted and flaunted (pg. 193)-- The text takes exception to a misuse. The dictionary (Merriam-Webster OnLine) says they are different, with examples, but for the life of me I can't tell the difference!

Armand Hammer (pg. 241) -- I didn't get it, all these years. "Arm and Hammer". Ha ha.

Quote:

Isn't this good ice cream? My secret is lots of hydrogenated fat. I buy it in large lots from doctors who do liposuction. (pg. 163)

Most Important Quote:

     Or maybe, we can just calm down and stop thinking that our own ideas are so precious that we must never give an inch to accomodate the heartfelt beliefs of others.

     How can we accomplish that? It begins by scorning the voices of extremism from the camp we are aligned with. Democrats and Republicans must renounce the screamers and haters from their own side instead of continuing to embrace them and denouncing onthe the screamers from the opposing camp. We must moderate ourselves instead of insisting on moderating the other guy while keeping our own fanaticism alive. (Afterword, pg. 347) THIS!

Read:

7/2008

Enchantment

Card, Orson Scott
Ivan finds a sleeping princess in the forest.

QUOTE:

University people were always so proud of being readers instead of television watchers, but what was the difference, really? It was a one-way transmission. I read, but it made no difference to the writer. He never knew. And when I'm dead, what will it matter the books I read? My memory is where the book ends up, just like the TV show, and when I'm dead, that memory is gone from the world.--p. 303

Read:

5/2001

Ender's Shadow

Card, Orson Scott
"A parallel novel to Ender's Game". Very good. Read again.

Read:

2/2000

Read:

4/2011

First Meetings In The Enderverse

Card, Orson Scott
Four stories, including "Ender's Game". Nice.

Read:

10/2008

Gatefather

Card, Orson Scott
Third book of the trilogy. Lots of words. Can't say I read them all. I am pleased at how it all turned out, though.

Read:

5/2018

Heartfire

Card, Orson Scott
Tales of Alvin Maker volume V.

QUOTE:

"Hey," protested Arthur Stuart. " I may be a bastard, but I'm not their bastard."

Read:

6/1999

Invasive Procedures

Card, Orson Scott
I can't believe no one else has used that title... Very reminiscent of Crichton's Andromeda Strain. Certainly no Ender's Game. One of the characters, a neurodoctor or something, displays a skill at lock picking so he can access the restricted building roof and jump off, so as to commit suicide. WTH?

Read:

4/2008

Magic street

Card, Orson Scott
Matt Street, an African-American boy who lives in Baldwin Hills, has inexplicable things happen to him.

Read:

7/2005

Pathfinder

Card, Orson Scott
Space ship travels from Earth to distant planet to colonize, splits into nineteen more ships(or total, I was confused, sometimes). A boy on a planet can see the "paths" of where people and animals have traveled. Good story, seems to be first of a series. Some pretty funny dialog, too!

Words I Had To Look Up:

causality -- The relation between a cause and its effect or between regularly correlated events or phenomena.

Read:

5/2011

Rebekah

Card, Orson Scott
Story of Isaac and Rebekah.

Read:

4/2002

Ruins

Card, Orson Scott
Sequel to Pathfinder. I was so confused, I didn't remember much from the first book, I guess. This one was ok. I hope I remember more when the next book comes out!

Read:

1/2014

Sarah

Card, Orson Scott
Story of Sarah and Abraham, you know, from the Bible. Interesting to read, since I'm not real familiar with the story. Not a "grabber", but I intend to read the next two books in the series.

Read:

1/2002

Shadow Of The Giant

Card, Orson Scott
Bean and Petra save the world, again, but Bean is dying and they are searching for their lost babies

Read:

7/2005

Shadow Of The Hegemon

Card, Orson Scott
Sequel to Ender's Shadow. Intrigue and politics on Earth. Good story. I cried at the dedication to his son in the Afterword.

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3/2001

Shadow Puppets

Card, Orson Scott
Seventh book of the Ender series. Some pretty sharable dialog. Peter is the Hegemon, Achilles is causing problems, Bean gets married. .

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2/2003

Songmaster

Card, Orson Scott
The Love Song I will never hurt you. I will always help you. If you are hungry I'll give you my food. If you are frightened I am your friend. I love you now, And love does not end. I kept weeping while I read this story. I recommend it and all his books. It reminded me of Le Guin's A Wizard Of Earthsea.

Read:

12/1998
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