|(Thanks to Hailee Steinfeld for inadvertently naming the reread!)|
This is especially for those of you who haven't read the book yet. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
Let's keep it simple: starting May 19th, I'll be reading read one chapter of Ender's Game a week and will be coming back here every weekend to post a short summary and my thoughts/comments. And since I prefer an audience, you guys should read along as well!
In the comments section of every post, I'd love to have a discussion about the material: what we've read, our favorite parts, amusing quotes, details we never noticed before, etc. Most of all, I'd like to rekindle our passion for Ender's story before the film's release this November and remind everyone that the movie is a fun bonus for fans -- not a replacement of the original material.
The reread should be fun, lighthearted, and casual. The first person to allude to the movie "ruining the book" will be iced.
Here's the schedule:
May 19-25 Introduction by Orson Scott Card
May 26-1 Chapter 1: Third
June 2-8 Chapter 2: Peter
June 9-15 Chapter 3: Graff
June 16-22 Chapter 4: Launch
June 23-29 Chapter 5: Games
-- Break for San Diego Comic-Con 2013 --
July 28-3 Chapter 6: The Giant's Drink
August 4-10 Chapter 7: Salamander
August 11-17 Chapter 8: Rat
August 18-24 Chapter 9: Locke and Demosthenes
August 25-31 Chapter 10: Dragon
September 1-7 Chapter 11: Veni Vidi Vici
September 8-14 Chapter 12: Bonzo
September 15-21 Chapter 13: Valentine
September 22-28 Chapter 14: Ender's Teacher
September 29-5 Chapter 15: Speaker for the Dead
Starts Monday - first post will be the weekend following! And if you're into that sort of thing, this might be a good opportunity to go out and pick up a new copy of Ender's Game with the movie tie-in book cover available at Barnes and Noble.