Ender's Game is really good as well, and stands on its own. You're right, though, Xenocide is a really odd book with a strange message. That's kind of a Card theme, which is why i liked him so much.
I missed the new adult swim stuff this week, *sssh*! I have to wait till tomorrow night.
My cats used to constantly pull towels, blankets, papers, whatever into their water bowls to try and cover them up. It means that you haven't been watering enough, so the water needs to be hidden from others, or that the water is "dirty" and needs buried. They only stopped because i make a point of not having anything like that near the bowls =) The boycat still tries to pull the wall into the bowls from time to time, though.
(you've been accepted into
the borg my friends list, mostly because you love Zorak. Any friend of Zorak is a friend of mine.)