Saturday, October 26, 2013

26: Sci-Fi Saturday - What I'm Reading

Though I'm not usually a Sci-Fi kinda girl, I've been reading a lot of books that fall into that category lately. Here's what's in my library to-read stack this month.  So far I've only just started Ender's Game.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Wells
I'm trying to get this read so that I can go the movie release this week with some friends. But truthfully it's a struggle so far.  The premise is that gifted children are being trained as military leaders to defeat Earth's next alien enemy attack.  I thought I would really like it, but at this point I can't shake the feeling that I'm watching this happen to my boys -- and it's too disturbing to enjoy.  I'm only 1/3 into it so I'm hoping I can let that go and identify with Ender Wiggins as a character, rather than feel the pain his mother would if she were reading.  I'll keep you posted.

Every Day by David Levithan
I'm a sucker for a great hook, and this one completely reeled me in:

Every day a different body.
Every day a different life.
Every day in love with the same girl.

I have no idea what I'm in for with this one, but that's the intrigue.  That and I'm a sucker for love.

SYLO by D.J. MacHale
My sister mentioned this one so I decided to check it out.  All I know is that it's about military helicopters suddenly dropping out of the sky in a small Maine town to quarantine a virus.

Feed by M.T. Anderson
The National Book Award and the blurb piqued my curiosity:

"For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now."

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Middle Grade Monday - Liar & Spy

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