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Triple joy: My Kindle, a fabulous book, tasty snacks. 

As a book lover I got a Kindle because I travel a lot and it’s very hard to carry heavy books in my purse. I really thought I would hate not being able to turn pages and smell ink and paper, but I absolutely love my Kindle!

With Ender’s Game coming out in theaters, I knew I wanted to read the book first because I’d heard so much about the incredible work of Orson Scott Card. But… it was late, libraries and book stores were closed and I wanted to read it NOW. So what to do? Push buttons on my Kindle and voila! I cruised through the book in one day.

Curiously, one of the things I remember and appreciate best about Ender’s Game is the Introduction in Card’s newest version of the book. There were many things he wrote there that I wanted to repeat here but I think it’s best to simply recommend that everyone read it. 

And then… read the book. I’m still living it. 

On seeing Ender's Game in theaters

There has been a lot of talk recently about what a terrible bigot Orson Scot Card is and how his views on most social issues (and specifically regarding gay marriage) are from the middle ages (all of which is true) and therefore Ender’s Game should be boycotted. This makes me (and I know there are several who feel the same way) conflicted because Ender’s Game has been a very important book to me over the years and I have been looking forward to this movie sense I was 8.

Well, I think I may have come up with a solution. DONATE THE EQUIVALENT OF YOUR TICKET PRICE TO AN PRO LGBT+ ORGANIZATION. That way if $0.10 (of the $15.00 that a ticket costs now a days) does wind up in the hands of the evil empire, it will be a bullet verses a tank in the long run.

This way you can enjoy the movie and support the cast and crew who worked on the movie besides the bigoted Mr. Card and still support LGBT+ community over all. It may make your trip to the movies a little more expensive, but just skip the popcorn this time and it should even out.

If you disagree with me, I would be happy to discuss this in a civilized  manor.