Monday, June 11, 2007

quote-ables

"if i had any part of you in me ... i would not have needed to marry you to become a complete person. ... that is the desire of the soul. because the soul is made of light and dwells in air, it is that part which conceives and keeps ideas, especially the idea of the self. the husband longs for his whole self, which was made of the husband and the wife together. thus he never believes any of his own thoughts, because there is always a question in his mind to which his wife's thoughts were the only possible answer. thus the whole world seems dead to him because he cannot trust anything to keep its meaning before the onslaught of this unanswerable question."

-Xenocide, by Orson Scott Card page 4

if you've never read anything by orson scott card, stop reading this post now and go to half.com and order "ender's game" right now. i'll wait. you can get it for $0.75 +s&h. and it's soooooo worth it. "xenocide" is the third book in the series, it comes after "speaker for the dead" and before "children of the mind". although i recommend reading "ender's shadow" and then all the shadow books before continuing on to read the books directly after "ender's game". seriously, the best books EVER. ok, sorry i'm going back to my reading now.

and i just found out, orson scott card is in the works of a comic book about ender as well

3 comments:

Amber said...

I worked with Orson when I was Deseret Book's PR/events gal (he released a few books through us). The man has talent, though I haven't heard of your recommendation. I will check it out!

Nicole Shelby said...

Ahhh...the beautiful sweet scene and the beginning!
I love Xenocide...and Speaker...and Children...and E's Game...and BEAN...

My favorite scene is coming up in Children...which you haven't read yet so I won't say...

As well as Ua Lava - you'll get there...

Life is good in Ender-Verse...

Nicole Shelby said...

Plus - wow on lots of Blog posts!
I'd been so busy I haven't checked in a few days!

Brava!

Love to see life in the little Baird Clan...

Love ya' chickie!