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brojack17
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While on our recent trip to Houston, my wife finally read Ender's Game. She really liked the book. I don't think she is a fanatic yet, but she is looking forward to the movie (aren't we all).

I almost fell over when she went to put the book down and dog eared the corner of the page. Argh! Oh well, usually when I lend out copies of Ender's Game, I never get them back.

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glad to hear she liked it. just curious, how many copies have u bought so far? i have only ever bough Ender's Game twice.
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I consider it a service to humanity to buy used copies of Ender's Game and release them into the wild. You can track them using BookCrossing.
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Probably about 12 copies. For awhile I would lend the book and the person would end up joining the military. I don't know if the book had anything to do with it.

I actually did receive a couple of copies back lately. Now I have three.

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I leave copies here and there on accident.

It is like I am seeding humanity with literacy.

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By accident.

(Pet peeve)

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I still haven't read Ender's Game. I do own it though and I'm meaning to read it. This summer. Honest. Stop looking at me that way.
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quote:
By accident.

(Pet peeve)

Explain.
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BlackBlade
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Running Bear used the phrase "On accident." Lisa was correcting his syntax by suggesting, "By accident" as a correct alternative.
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brojack17
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quote:
Originally posted by Snail:
I still haven't read Ender's Game. I do own it though and I'm meaning to read it. This summer. Honest. Stop looking at me that way.

I'm afraid I have to report you to Papa Janitor where you will be docked 200 posts. That will put you at -3 posts. You will then have 30 days to read Ender's Game and complete a quiz. Only by passing the quiz can you get back on the forums. [Smile]
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There are a number of people here who haven't read EG. Or much OSC at all.

Our forum is slightly bigger than a fan base.

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quote:
Originally posted by RunningBear:
I leave copies here and there on accident.

It is like I am seeding humanity with literacy.

Next thing you know, the Gideon society will be leaving them in hotel rooms. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
By accident.

(Pet peeve)

"On accident" is simply a regional variation. Get over it.

Sorry, but ill-informed grammar nitpicking is my pet peeve.

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brojack17
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
There are a number of people here who haven't read EG. Or much OSC at all.

Our forum is slightly bigger than a fan base.

I did give a smiley face.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
By accident.

(Pet peeve)

"On accident" is simply a regional variation.
Are you sure?

God help me if I ever use Urban Dictionary as a real resource, but this strikes me as pretty one-sided, especially for Urban Dictionary.

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quote:
she is looking forward to the movie (aren't we all).
Not really.
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Paul Brians offers no facts to back it upójust an assertion. Here's a study on the subject. Apparently I wasn't quite right; it's more of an age thing than a regional thing.
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Yuck, I just hope that it doesn't come to Canada.
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I've bought like 8 copies over the years. Almost all of them birthday presents.
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quote:
Originally posted by brojack17:
quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
There are a number of people here who haven't read EG. Or much OSC at all.

Our forum is slightly bigger than a fan base.

I did give a smiley face.
Don't worry, I took it as a joke.

I have read the Alvin books, and I thought the Seventh Son and Red Prophet were some of the best books ever even if the subsequent novels didn't really approach their level anymore. I also have a copy of Lost Boys hanging on my shelf which I'm yet to read but I am planning to read. (I bought it at an used books store because of this creepy elderly lady who insisted that I shouldn't leave the store without buying it. She was truly creepy so I did as she said.)

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Don't read Lost Boys a) alone at night in a house with big windows and no curtains or b) right after moving into a new house. I read it while I was house-sitting and I ended up driving over to my parents' house to sleep. It's really good, though...and really creepy. OSC's horror is, in fact, horrifying.
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