Finished book 2 on my quest to get #24B4Monday. This is somewhere between a pick and meh. Too predictable, but still some geeky fun. My full review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2801465895
And, my time is closer to 14:52. There‘s about 4 hours where I was reading but forgot to turn the timer on. 🤦🏼♀️ But despite that brain fart, I‘m hoping to make it to 24hrs tomorrow. 😀
Got almost a 1/2 hour in this morning before work. (Stupid work always getting in the way of fun.) But it‘s still morning here on the west coast 😀 Plenty of reading time left today to make my #24B4Monday and #25inFive readathon goals!
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
A summary of the last month. I cant believe i managed 14 books in one month. I thought i was getting one book every 3/4 days but it seems I'm reading more than that.
For the worst I've put The Giver. It wasn't a bad book, far from it, but it made me cry a lot so it's been my personal worst point
This book felt rushed. Way to predictable. The usual Cline tropes are here, the incessant repeating the constant references and then explanation of those references. None of the characters were really fleshed out. The “test” was just completely absurd. The whole book was to much of a rip off of The Last Star-fighter for me, but without the heart.
Look what Funko Pop figure I found!! I ❤️Rey!
#rey #funko #starwars
Almost a Pick 3ish ⭐⭐⭐
There were lots of Star Wars references, which I appreciated, but most of the other video game and movie references I did not get 😂
It's interesting that the author decided to write another 80s pop culture themed book like Ready Player One (which I loved) but to me, this one fell slightly short
Who else liked this book? Or didn‘t like it? I liked it just as much as Ready Player One but I know others had mixed feelings. Review is up on my blog www.ashsscript.com
#armada #ernestcline #nostalgia #review #bookreview #allthebooks #happyreading
Having read “ Ready Player One” first and absolutely loved it, I craved more. So when I saw this book I literally squealed with nerdy glee. By reading this book and “ Ready Player One” you will get a first hand look of what my brain looks like. I highly recommend this book and “ Ready Player One” to nerds and nerdettes everywhere
#BookNDinner! #MongolianGrill edition! Accompaniment this cool, damp evening: beef, pork, shrimp, mussels, salmon, an egg, mushrooms, zucchini, green beans, Chinese veggies, bean sprouts, carrots, garlic, ginger, cilantro, scallions, lo mein noodles, in teriyaki, lo mein, and bourbon sauces, with a side of General Tso chicken, and Pepsi. MMMMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
Finally able to read outside. Summer has arrived finally. And what a great read!!
Zack is a teen growing up in Portland, a ace computer game player, who suddenly finds himself caught up in the interplanetary war on which the game is based, a war upon which the fate of earth rests. I wished i could say that I enjoyed this book. I read and loved “Ready Player One”, I loved the movies and books that this payed homage to such as “The Last Starfighter”, Enders Game” and “Top Gun” but I found the story to light and to predictable.
I have heard that many people did not like this book as much as Ready Player One. Perhaps I liked it because I have not yet read Ready Player One but I enjoyed it. It has more gaming and movie references that make up RPO. The reason is because the main character is trying to get to know his absent dad. That makes sense. I have no doubt if a box of music, games and movies were my only link to a parent that I would get to know it all.
Another from my library! I was going to post Ready Player One since I'm watching it today, but I couldn't find my copy. Then I remembered that I gave it away and haven't replaced it yet! Anyway, Armada isn't as good but I didn't hate it the way a lot of other people I know seem to. I rather enjoyed it - I mean, I read HP, a little derivative-ness isn't going to make me hate a book!
So my son is a video game nut(job?) and I recommended Armada to him. He loved it so much and couldn‘t stop taking about it, so I‘m giving it a go. I‘m not as big of a gaming nerd as my son, but I‘m old enough to get all of the old school gaming references. So far I‘m enjoying it.
Books, beer, diecasts 📚🍺🏎🤣
After a bit of a slump, I‘m back to it thanks to Ernest Cline. Reread Ready Player One and moved on to Armada and ran through that this morning. So fun and exactly what I needed to get me back 🎮🏆🛸🚀
#EmojiMadness Day 18: First book that came to mind (after Ready Player One, that is) for today‘s 🎮 prompt. Reminds me of the time I used to play Diablo when I was pregnant with my girl. Apparently, this book still makes use of a protagonist who plays a lot of 🎮 except with some 👽 too.
Found myself falling out of love with reading sometime mid-last year. I average 50+ hour weeks...I hardly had time to read but was determined to keep steady...it didn't take too long for it to feel more like a chore than a passion. So, I took a break for a few months. Picked this book up earlier today and while it's no RPO, I haven't been able to put it down. Reminds me why I've always loved to read and why it was always an escape for me. ❤
Videogame lovers unite! 👾🎮 After the amazeballs RPO, Cline delivers another fast paced story with the jokes and quirky characters your inner childhood gamer geek will want to fist bump. Hooked from start to finish and with an awesome playlist suggestion - I couldn‘t stop the constant smile on my face and hope they make this one a movie too! #litsyatoz #1of100
I am not the intended audience for this book, and the story really made that fact apparent about itself page after page. I stopped reading around page 120, after the protagonist meets his YA love interest, Lex, a character cut straight from every cliche "badass tech-girl" cloth. It's like Ernest Cline copy-pasted Lisbeth Salander and made her have a crush on a high schooler.
“Watching Knotcher torment Casey while the rest of us just sat and watched filled me not only with self-loathing, but with disgust for my whole species. If there were other civilizations out there, why would they ever want to make contact with humanity? If this was how we treated each other, how much kindness could we possibly show to some race of bug-eyed beings from beyond?”
#socialjustice hints in Armada from the excerpt in Ready Player One
“Seeing that Glaive Fighter, or imagining I‘d seen it, had triggered a small rock slide in my mind that was already growing into a crushing avalanche of conflicting emotions and fragmented memories...” p. 6
Love the author‘s diction here, reading Armada from the preview/excerpt in Ready Player One