Ender's Game

by Orson Scott Card | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0812550706 Global Overview for this book
Registered by hey-miki of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 10/14/2003
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by hey-miki from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 14, 2003
This is the best Sci-Fi I've ever read! (Admitedly I havent read very much Sci-Fi, but this book is really good).
Thanks to Abe for recommending it!

Journal Entry 2 by Semioticghost from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Just picked up at tonight's meetup - looking forward to it, especially as -somebody- on the bookcrossinguk yahoogroup has just named this as their all time favourite novel. That is some recommendation.

Journal Entry 3 by billhookbabe on Monday, July 05, 2004
Received today, thanks semiotic, look forward to reading this but it may be a while before I get to it due toi Bookrings.

Journal Entry 4 by billhookbabe on Thursday, November 04, 2004
Wow, waht a read, no wonder this book is on the top of so many people's sci fi loves. Enders game is not just sci fi, it is a book about leadership and learning how ( good job 'cause I need the help), and a future society that is only at peace because of a common enemy. I am in a bookring for the next in this series which I have jsut started reading and then it will be Children of the Mind, fourth in the series having read Xenicide first.

Thanks Semiotic, hopefully you won't have too long a wait now.

Journal Entry 5 by billhookbabe on Friday, January 14, 2005
Off to FiBe for a trade for The Two Towers and The Hobbit

Journal Entry 6 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 29, 2005
Received from billhookbabe as part of a trade

Journal Entry 7 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 29, 2005
Wow, I loved this book too!!! I wasn't sure what to expect after having mixed reactions to other sci-fi books I had read but loving sci-fi tv progs/films I thought I'd give it a whirl. Am sooo glad I did. Am now looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Thanks billhookbabe for the trade!

Journal Entry 8 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I have now decided to make this a Bookring.

The rules:

1. When you receive the book please journal it to let everyone else know how far it has got.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address, ready for when you finish the book.
3. After you've read it please journal again with your comments and let us know that you've posted it on.
4. Last on the list to receive the book should pm/email me for my address so that it can be posted back to me when the person has finished it.

Members (Final Order):
Charlieboots76 (Bournemouth, UK) International Shipping
Xana (Brussels, Belgium) Prefers Europe but can ship International
RoryG (Helsinki, Finland) Prefers Europe but can ship International
MissGrace (Roswell, USA) International Shipping
efs300 (Bedford, USA) International Shipping
FortyToo (Westfield, USA) International Shipping
Chrisim (Tampere, Finland) wants to be near the end of the ring
redjanet (London, UK) Prefers Europe but can ship International - wants to be near the end of the ring


................ and back to me please

Journal Entry 9 by FiBe at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 26, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (9/26/2005 UTC) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Released so that this book can start its adventure!!! Hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 10 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 29, 2005
Recieved the book this morning. I will start it tonight so it should be on its way again soon to Xana:)

Journal Entry 11 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 03, 2005
I finished this great book on Friday night and will post it today (monday) to Xana.


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Posted as a printed package to Xana in Belgium. Enjoy it, I'm sure you will :)

Journal Entry 13 by Xana from Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, October 10, 2005
I has arrived!
I will just finish "Possession" and start on this one asap.

Thanks Charlieboots76!

Journal Entry 14 by Xana from Genève, Genève Switzerland on Saturday, October 29, 2005
I've finished the book a while back and send it long at the begining of last week so I have to get my comments in before RoryG gets it.

It was very good. I usually read a lot of sci-fi & fantasy and this one got me hook right from the first page.
Still, the ending was a bit disappointing. My feeling was that the author tried to push some symbolism (like the end of Space Odyssey) or some food for though, but somehow it didn't felt right.

Thanks for sharing FiBe!

Journal Entry 15 by RoryG from Palmdale, California USA on Thursday, November 17, 2005
Got it. I got it few days ago, but I couldn't get to the internet earlier. I'm swamped with bookrings at the moment, but I try to get to this soon.

Journal Entry 16 by RoryG from Palmdale, California USA on Monday, December 12, 2005
I just finished this late last night. I just couldn't put it down once I started it. I really connected with Ender. I wouldn't say that I'm as brilliant as he but there are some similarities. The only thing that I didn't like so much was the ending. I think the writer could've just left the book with Ender starting a new life. I think I might try what the next book of the series is like.

Well, I'll send this off as soon as I get the next person's address.

Edit 19.12.2005: I left it at the post office on 17.12.2005, sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 17 by MissGrace from Anderson, South Carolina USA on Friday, December 30, 2005
Received, Thanks RoryG. I'm almost finished with my current book, so I will be able to start reding in the next couple of days.

13 JAN 2006 *UPDATE* I finished this book yesterday with mixed feelings. I didn't much care for it when I first started reading. I had a very difficult time getting passed the idea that Ender was only 6 years old; I just couldn't imagine children so young behaving the way they did. But as I continued to read I was able to suspend those beliefs (this was science fiction afterall) and started enjoying the book. I admit I kind of skimmed over the techical, military "stuff" when battles were being decribed because I found it boring and didn't understand it anyway. So there were parts where I was a little lost and wished I had paid a little more attention to what I was reading. Over all I did like this book and have a couple of people in mind that I would definatley recommend it to.

Thanks for including me and will send it on to the next person ASAP.

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Sent to efs300 this morning. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 19 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Friday, January 20, 2006
"Enders Game" arrived in New Hampshire yesterday. Along with 3 other bookring books. Why do they always arrive all at the same time? This one is going to the top of my TBR pile.

Journal Entry 20 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, February 04, 2006
Finished this book last night. Once I go 'into' it I could not put it down. A very good sci-fi book. I would agree with several of the other that the author had a good ending and tried to add just a little to much to the end. But I also might add the next book in the series to my wish list as it was a ery good book overall. I have FortyToo's address and will get this book in the mail on Monday. Thanks to FiBe for sharing this book.

Journal Entry 21 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Mailed to FortyToo yesterday via Media Mail.

Journal Entry 22 by FortyToo from Westfield, New Jersey USA on Thursday, February 09, 2006
Arrived safely. I should finish the book I'm currently reading tonight, and this will be the very next thing I read.


Journal Entry 23 by FortyToo from Westfield, New Jersey USA on Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wow! I can understand why this is at the top of so many lists. Am recommending to practically every sci-fi fan I know.

P.S. I hate to disagree with other bookcrossers, but I liked the ending.

Thank you for sharing this FiBe. It will be on its way to Chrisim in Finland tomorrow!


Journal Entry 24 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Got it yesterday. I'll start reading after finishing another ring book.

Journal Entry 25 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, March 20, 2006
Me too liked this book. I'm not a sci-fi fan but as I heard so many people praise this book I wanted to read it. Now I can recommend it too! The intelligent children were good and vivid characters. It took me some time to take in the military language. I'm also hopeless what comes to thinking in three dimensionally, so the battleroom scenes were difficult to understand; which direction was up and who came from where. I really had to concentrate! The book was interestingly written. The plot was easy to follow and some twists were easy too guess, but not too early, I must say. Because this is well written. The two last chapters had so many events that I was afraid the end would be too self-evident. But it did surprise after all (in last pages).

The story was somewhat sad but still optimistic in the end. But I don't hope a future life like that for our children or their childen.

Thanks FiBe so much for starting this bookring. I will mail the book to redjanet tomorrow.

Journal Entry 26 by redjanet from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 30, 2006
I received this in the post yesterday. Thanks!

Journal Entry 27 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I'm glad everyone's enjoying the book as much as I did, I love it when that happens :D

Anyhoo I have Speaker for the Dead which is the next one in the series if anyone wants to read it I'll start a bookring for it!!

Journal Entry 28 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I have pm'd RedJanet a few times now with my address as she said she had finished with it but heard nothing. I fear another of my books is MIA *sob*

Journal Entry 29 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 22, 2006
My book has come home. Yippee am so happy it made it back safely. Thanks for returning it Redjanet.

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