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


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. I didn’t have much time to read it before because I was remodeling my house with help from the Web. 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!