Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Start of the Summer

So, today, with blatant disregard to the list I had made earlier this week, I started reading Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game.

It’s one science fiction novel that I actually sit-down and read. I can’t say that I usually enjoy Sci-Fi, but I can say that this book is way cool. Briefly, it’s about a young boy, Ender (duh), who is a six-year-old genius who is being trained to become a military leader in the art of war. Aliens have already attacked the earth twice, and it is up to young Ender, who already knows that time is running out, to save the planet.

Corny Sci-Fi plot aside, this book is worth reading because of the voice of the young protagonist. Even though he is only six, the mental capacity and awareness of this kid is amazing. It’s cool how Orson Scott Card develops the thought patterns of Ender. I just started the book today, it’s about 325 pages, and I’m already more than half way through it. It’s a good read, and I recommend it.

In other news, my friends and I went to Brooklyn for the weekend. It was Kathleen’s housewarming party. Good times. Besides drinking warm Blue Moon’s on the train, I would say the best part of that night came with the 4AM trip to get sandwiches. Who knew a three dollar sangwich could be so delicious. I was skeptical, so I didn’t get a sandwich. But, somehow, I think I ended up eating way more than one sub. I split half of Eddie’s with Brooks, and I ate Andy’s other half. There was another mayonnaise-infested sub that I also think I ate too much of.

When I got back after, eating the sangwiches, I proceeded to drink an entire Yoo-Hoo in about one-tenth of a second. Bad idea. After sleeping for about 30 minutes on Kathleen’s oh-so-comfortable kitchen floor and waking with a Doritos chip in my hair, I decided to just go ahead and get some of that out of my stomach. Nah, honestly, I didn’t have much of a choice. I’m sure all of the booze didn’t help, either.

Anyway, that sounds horrible but I did have a good time. It would have been better if Kathleen, and the cabbie for that matter, had any idea where she lived. Ha.

Since I’ve been home, I’ve been eating incredibly healthy because of my parents’ diet. This is good and bad. It’s good for obvious reasons, but, I’ll tell you, if that Doritos chip was still in my hair, I would love to eat it.

I’m going to go try to find it. Cheers.

8 comments:

Steven said...

Hey, I am reading a YA Lit book that Amanda let me borrow over the summer, called "What Happened to Lani Garver," it is way cool. Speaking of books, you should pop over and see my new bookcase in Second Life.

Andy said...

You should pop over and see my new bookcase in real life... Well, on my blog, I mean. I posted a picture.

Kathleeeeeeeen said...

You best update before drunkfest 2007 continues at "cuddy's" this weekend.

I can't believe I'm going to that place....

Gem said...

You've got to read the rest of the Ender books, they just get better and better. There are 5 or 6 more, and they're all awesome! They get less and less YA and much deeper in my (old person) opinion.

Dave E. said...

The entire Ender series is the freaking bomb. Gem is right, though: YA gets left in the dust and deep political and ethical issues enter the fray. It is supremely well-written and very, very deep.

I've got 'em all, if you ever need to borrow one or five.

Kathleeeeen said...

updaaaaaate

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Pumpkin Seal said...

Yeah, I've read Ender's game. It was pretty good considering I was depressed when I was reading it. I'm talking about real depression here, not some light hearted 'oh I felt bad.' This was a chemical imbalance in my brain (I am Bipolar)... anyway ... it had a twist at the end.