Living in Ender’s World

I’d like to live in the Ender’s Game universe. In that book the main character lives in the far future and attends a battle school as a child. He learns to become a great general battling an extraterrestrial army. That universe appeals to me because I love the rigorous nature of the school, the simulated battles they compete in, and the fact that extraterrestrials exist!

My next book

After I finish reading Robogenesis I’m going to read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

Why?
1. STAR WARS REFERENCES!
2. I hear it’s a pretty funny book.
3. After thumbing through the pages it reminded me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

I’ll write about it when I’m done. If you’ve read it, comment about it!

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The Trumpet of the Swan

One of my all-time favorite books is The Trumpet of the Swan. It’s not the best-known E. B. White book, but it’s the one I can’t seem to forget. I haven’t read it in about 35 years, but I still remember learning the word “watercress” from a description of a sandwich the swan was eating in a hotel. I remember the swan as clever, persistent, and heroic. I remember feeling sorry for him at the beginning of the book because he couldn’t make noise, but he never let that stop him!

My favorite E. B. White quote is from
The Trumpet of the Swan — image from Harper & Row

Jess’s home in Bridge to Terabithia

The descriptions of Jess’s home in Bridge to Terabithia remind me of my family’s house when I was a kid. The author describes the floorboards as creaky and the house as very old and drafty, which was also true of the house in which my family lived. I kept picturing my own house when Jess was at home. It made me feel weird; it was unsettling to imagine those characters walking through my house!

Leviathan: Why I didn’t like Alek at first.

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Alek is one of the two main characters in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan. I realized a few chapters in that I really didn’t like Alek. Every time he did something I thought of him as a spoiled brat. I started skimming over his dialogue and not paying close attention.

It turns out it was because he was extremely rich and everybody at the beginning of his book was his servant. I had a negative reaction to that.

It’s not long before all of that changes for Alek. Then I realized that Alek wasn’t the privileged brat I imagined him to be, but a pretty interesting character. Since then I’ve loved reading about Alek.