Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ender's Game

As the year is coming to an end I am becoming increasingly aware that I will not surpass my goal of reading more books this year compared to last year. Last year I read a total of 18 books and this year I have only read 15. I have a list of excuses, but mostly it boils down to I didn't allow enough time for it. I love reading. A lot. It is my get away. When I am at work or school or anywhere I can just think of the book I am reading and be somewhere else. I have been so stressed lately and I am positive that it hasn't helped that my reading has gone down. I did luckily finally pick up Ender's Game.
I have heard about this book here and there, and knew at some point I would read it. And like most books that I read, it came to me at the perfect moment. I love this book. I ate this book up like it was nothing. I knew there were sequels, but to my surprise there are so many (like 11, don't quote me on that). So, for a warning the next many blogs about books are going to be about this series. I am hooked.
For those of you who haven't read this book yet, it is about a boy named Ender. The world he lives in is far in the future after a few alien invasions had past. He is only six years old when he is chosen to go to a Battle Academy to train to beat the next alien invasion. Michael says it is a mix between Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I would sort of have to agree. Read this book, but be prepared to read many more after.