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A War of Gifts
A War of Gifts: An Ender Story | Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with A War of Gifts, a short novel set during Ender Wiggin's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe. This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.
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Liatrek
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Great novella set at Christmas time. Ender is such a great character I really need to do a reread of the Enders series😊 I think this might be the last book I finish in 2019🎉 #wintergames
#teamfozziwig @barkingmadrun @clwojick @staycurious #Holidayread
#24B42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 @jb72

BarkingMadRead ❄️❄️❄️ 3y
Andrew65 👏👏👏 3y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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I hate that OSC writes this series because it‘s too good for such a shitty person to write.

cenewhams Why is Osc a horrible person 4y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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OSC is a horrible human being but I really like these books and already paid for them long before I knew he was a horrible human being. Hoping to finish the Ender Verse this year.

TheAnitaAlvarez I had such a hard time with Ender‘s Game (sexism, racism, and xenophobia tend to put me off) that I‘ve never been able to pick up any of his books. 5y
ThatNerdyBookwyrm @TheAnitaAlvarez It‘s been so long since I‘ve read Ender‘s Game itself but it‘s kind of the point of the books - everyone is a piece of shit fighting for piece of shit values. Kind of like Orson himself. Like, they‘re using 6 year olds (okay, they‘re 12, but still) to fight wars. You can‘t really get much lower than that. (edited) 5y
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QuoteQueen
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This novella will give you the feels and make you fall even more in love with Ender (not romantically since he's a kid, but his character and love for others is amazing). 💚

Pic credit: http://sharksden.deviantart.com/art/A-War-of-Gifts-421105479

rynae I allowed myself to fall in love with him in Speaker for the Dead since he was an adult. 😂 6y
QuoteQueen @rynae so did I. 😉 maybe that's why it's my favorite book in the series...🤔 6y
rynae @VeteransWife512 It's my favorite, too. I walked around in a daze after I read it. 6y
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QuoteQueen

Gonna finish this book today.

Then onto Fight Club (how have I not read that yet!) lol.

Then I can read fight club 2 that my hubs got me, just because. 💚

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QuoteQueen
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Toddler nap time reading for when he'll only nap if we snuggle. I'd continue reading The Immortals but that's a thick hardcover and would likely hurt if I dropped that on my and/or the toddlers face! 😝

This one is much smaller...and safer!

Gezemice This one is short but packs a punch. 6y
QuoteQueen Oh boy! What have I gotten myself into @Gezemice ?!?! 😳 lol 6y
Gezemice @VeteransWife512 I don't recall exactly what happens but I remember that it is rough and brilliant. 6y
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QuoteQueen @Gezemice wonderful! 😊 6y
Ellsbeth I am glad I am not the only one who makes books choices based on such factors! 6y
QuoteQueen Haha @Ellsbeth it seemed the safest way to go! 😉 I also choose books based on if they fit in my purse...or choose purses based on the size of my books...it goes both ways. lol 6y
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