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#AtoZChallenge – X

It’s X day!

X is one of the hardest letters in the alphabet to find a book for. Fortunately there IS a book I can use:

It's Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

It’s Xenocide by Orson Scott Card! It’s part of the Ender’s Game series. Here’s a bit about it:

The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.

On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.

Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, and a second xenocide seems inevitable.

Don’t judge me. It’s late in the game and I’m exhausted. Two more days to go!

Can you think of a book that starts with X?



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X means Cheating #AtoZ Challenge



The last few days of the Blgoging from A to Z April Challenge is kinda like the last leg of the Boston marathon: you wanna finish, but you’re sooooo friggin fraggin TIRED!! Tired as you are, you just want it to end.


Not me! But because I know some of you may feel this way, I’m cutting you some slack and i’m only going to show you two books today for the letter X. It’s kind of cheating but whatever.

The first:

Extra Credit













Extra Credit by Andrew Clements.  The cheating is that Extra starts with E, not X. Poetic license.

so DO me something.


I bet you thought I REALLY didn’t have a book for X right?













I do. It’s Xenocide by Orson Scottt Card


Why is this cheating?

Cuz I used the title last year.  There just really aren’t any KIDS books that start with the letter X. Plenty of adult ones, but you know, not within the scope of this thing here.



You’re welcome!


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X #atoz Challenge

X has got to be the trickiest letter in the alphabet to begin a book title with!


…with which to begin a book…

whatever, you get my meaning.

I found two books for you today.  One is a book I used last year; it’s relatively little known so I thought it was worth repeating.

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It’s Xenocide by Orson Scott Card.  For those of you unfamiliar, it’s part of the Ender’s Game series.

The next title took me a while to find.  It’s called X-It by Jane George

X-It by Jane George

Punk rock, 1980s, drugs, Manhattan:  Sounds like a fun read! Not sure this is YA so tread carefully.

Do you have any books that start with the letter X?

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#AtoZChallenge: X

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Believe it or not, there are quite a few titles that begin with X

There the X-men comics, which I know nothing about

the X files which I heard of in the 90s.

There is also a book called

Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

which is part of the Ender’s Game series.

I’ve not read that one either, although Ender’s Game is  sitting on my nightstand waiting.

Taking a little poetic license,

I’d like to feature

Great Expectations, get it “X pectations”? haha!

What’s so awesome about this version is that it’s a graphic novel!

I spotted it at my favorite book store (and soon to be employer) and thought it was perfect.

Of course, we all know the story of poor Pip who goes from rags to riches to rags (and riches?) again.

A great story, to be sure, but Dickens is difficult to swallow for many non readers.

This graphic novel might be easier for reluctant readers to take on, and that’s a win win!

bring on the next letter…