2011 Reading Challenge

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Sunday, June 9


This was only my second ever Kurt Vonnegut read and the first one was about 20 years ago and it was a short story that stuck with me to this day. In a world of perfection with no sickness, balanced life, no old age or death, a world of population control....what is a man to do when his wife gives birth to triplets? For every person brn, there must be a person who volunteers to die. To die, people call the 2B02B pronounced "to be, naught to be" line and get scheduled for a humane gas chamber death. It helps control population and resources and is one of the key elements that keep Utopia running. But at what price. The new dad only has one volunteer ready to die. He now has to choose which baby will live.

I was not expecting the ending, and had to re-read it twice to make sure I didn't miss something. Super quick, short read, I recommend to any dystopian society book lover

Ender's Game

I really enjoyed this book. It took me longer than expected to finish, not because it was boring or hard, but because I kept feeling bad for everything ender had to go through. He was just a baby when he was plucked from his home and the experiences they threw at him to help mold him into who he needed to be were harsh. Maybe that's just me who is an adult woman feeling not only empathy but maternal feelings for this poor boy. 

I wish I HAD read this book as a child, it's so empowering for children. As adults, I think we forget what it was like to be a kid what we could handle and how we viewed and understood the world. Everything is different, morals, ethics, relationships, love, education...there is so much we gain by becoming adults, we can't help but want to grow up as soon as possible, but there is also so much we lose that we can't get back because we forget.

I think I might have over thought the story? Lol! Whatever, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to see the movie.