Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Aren’t blogs for not-so-humble opinions? This is one of the best fantasy books I’ve read. I’m "reading" it via audio books, and it’s so good that I find myself sitting in the car listening in the garage after I’ve arrived home! The story is fascinating, and the parallels to humanity’s true struggles are striking. It is one thing to write something so thrillingly entertaining, and quite another to be able to pack it with powerful meaning. There is a fan website for those who are interested.

[rate 5]


I tell everyone I’m a jack of all trades master of none, but people still seem to think I can do everything. I am here to tell you I can barely find time for all my hobbies…something has to suffer. Exhibit A:
Nasty Pumpkin

Yes, that’s my pumpkin. From OCTOBER. A friend of mine wanted to carve pumpkins in mid October, so we did. Cute, huh? Yes, well, then I sort of let it sit on the porch for six weeks. The lid isn’t missing; it rotted into the inside. Please note the large festering boil by its right eye. And the inside isn’t black from shadows, either: that’s mold.

Wonder Woman I ain’t.