Spreading The Awesome: Ender’s Game and a contest!

2010
05.03

Young Adult author Elana Johnson has started something REALLY cool. She has several writers blogging about “must read” books. I was fortunate enough to jump in on the fun, and the book I chose to share is Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card.

The book follows a young and intelligent boy, Ender Wiggin. Here is the a portion of the official synopsis, as Orson Scott Card did a better job than I ever could 😉

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

I just recently read this book for the first time. Several of my friends had recommended it, and even more impressive, is that this book shows up on just about every “Top Ten Sci Fi Books” list that I have ever seen. If you are even remotely interested in Sci Fi, I would say this is a must for your reading list.

To see other awesome books that are being recommended, check out Elana’s compete reading list here.

Now, the contest

I first heard about this whole thing from Natalie Whipple’s Blog(which, if you haven’t read this blog yet, you’re missing out BIG TIME). Anyway, Natalie is giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner. In the spirit of the event, I will also give away one book to one lucky winner. All you need to do is leave a comment in this post, and viola! Instant ticket!

For those that really want a boost in their odds, link to my blog from yours, include the link in the comment, and I will give you a total of two tickets!

The contest will end on Friday, May 7th at midnight. I will draw from a hat (literally… I will print them out and use a super cool cub scouts hat)  Saturday morning, and post the winner over the weekend.

PLEASE make sure you use a valid email address in your comment!

Thanks and good luck!

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24 Responses to “Spreading The Awesome: Ender’s Game and a contest!”

  1. Taffy says:

    I just read Ender’s Game a few months ago! Loved it. Then I read Speaker For the Dead and LOVED that one better!

  2. Yamile says:

    Count me in! I love Orson Scott Card!

  3. Awesome. This is one of those books I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read. Please enter me!

  4. I love this book and have read it several times. Be sure to pick up ENDER’S SHADOW, the same story from Bean’s perspective.

    No need to enter me; I have my own copy.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

  5. This is a great book!!! Nice one.

  6. Love this book. Definitely one to keep and reread!

  7. Julie says:

    Do I count?

  8. Oh, I love Orson Scott Card but haven’t read this one – count me in! 🙂 I have a link to your blog on my sidebar at

    http://michellemclean.blogspot.com/

    And my email is authormichellemclean(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Rivkie Re says:

    my sister has read some OS Card books. I think this would be a great gift for her.
    rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. elle strauss says:

    Thanks for the review. Enter me to win.

  11. This looks like an interesting read! Thanks:))

  12. Kelly Polark says:

    I’ve been looking for a new book for my fifth grade son. This could be it!! Thanks for the recommendation!

  13. I have been meaning to read this book for-ev-er! Thanks for the motivational kick in the butt. 🙂

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  15. pdwright says:

    I thought your idea of a contest was so inspired I added one of my own! No need to add me to your contest, though, as I have several copies of Ender’s Game stashed somewhere around my house. But thanks for the great idea! 🙂

  16. Awesome! Please enter me!

  17. Eric Scudder says:

    This book is one of my all time favorites, I’ve read and re-read it for years. The character development and relationships really make this story shine. The backdrop of the Bugger wars and the scientific training really mask a thought provoking story. The follow on books are all great, my second favorite is perhaps the last of the Jeesh novels “Shadow of a giant”. If the tail end of that one doesn’t give you sniffles nothing will.

  18. Myrna Foster says:

    I’ve never read this one, and I’ve been hearing about it for years. Count me in!

  19. Ankur says:

    This is an excellent book, I feel in love with it when I was a little kid. Card’s other books (currently working on Alvin the Maker series) are just as excellent.

  20. roh says:

    OK – count me in.

    BTW – awesome job getting your blog going. 19 comments on this! Outstanding!

  21. You know I’m already linked to your site from mine – http://www.rgarrettwilson.com/blog – and with this comment, I should earned two tickets to your contest. However, since I already have the book, and love it too much to hoard a second copy, I would like to give one of my tickets to Roh and the other Myrna. Is that within the rules?

  22. Aik says:

    I’d love to read this book!

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  24. Janet Johnson says:

    I read the short version of this and would love to read the long. Thanks for sharing!

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