Best of September
Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.
Today's question: What's the best book you've read this month?
For once, the decision was easy. I only read 5 books this month, 4 being paranormal romance novels that require no effort other than turning the page.
Ender's Game is my pick for September. I got in a magical box from Erinn right after I finished reading The Writer's Digest Guide to Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, which was partially written by Orson Scott Card. He explained things in that book so freaking well, I jumped with joy seeing Ender's Game.*
I'll try not to dive into the story, because I'd hate to give anything away when I know a portion of the Lurkdom has this on their TBR list.
First off, I hate Sci-Fi**. I never feel smart enough to read it and the only take away I have is an epic headache in the middle of my forehead. One great thing about Ender's Game is that even though it's Sci-Fi, it never felt like it.
What I liked was the split between Ender's POV and the "administration." It's only when you hit the scenes with the "administration," do you remember that Ender is a kid. It's horrifying to see how he's manipulated throughout.
My only complaint with the book is that I felt it could've ended sooner.
Would I recommend Ender's Game? Most definitely.
What's the best book you read this month?
* Jumping for joy when you live with The White One is problematic, BTW. Since when you jump from happiness, he jumps in fright.
** With the exception of all thing Madeleine L'Engle, I can forgive her talk of the 4th dimension because I love her.
Last.fm hit of the day: Bring Me The Head of The Preacher Man by Siouxsie and the Banshees
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