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Ready Player One (Turtleback School & Library)
Ready Player One (Turtleback School & Library) | Ernest Cline
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut--part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by "Blade Runner," and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved--that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt--among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to" win." But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life--and love--in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake.A quest for the ultimate prize.Are you ready?
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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BriannaT
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Panpan

You ever read a book and know it was written by a male for other males? This book would be a hit for all the guys who, when hearing someone likes video games, immediately asks “ok well if you‘re a fan, name all five orchestras on the soundtrack” or something like that. The actual plot wasn‘t too bad, but I just couldn‘t shake the feeling that the book perpetuated that gatekeeping. Not for me.

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JessClark78
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I thought this was a fun and entertaining read. Plus, I was an ‘80s kid, so I loved all the ‘80s references.

#AlphabetGame #LetterR
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A book you‘d recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻📚 3mo
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mybookishaffair
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“ I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn‘t know how to connect with people. I was afraid, for all my life. Right up until I knew it was ending. That was when I realized, as terrifying as reality can be, it‘s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real. Do you understand?” “Yes” I said. “Good,” he said, “Don‘t make the same mistake I did. Don‘t hide in here forever.”

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obviateit
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Overall pick- some things I loved and some things I didn‘t. I‘m glad I was finally able to finish it!

Life update since it‘s been a while: I went back to school last year to finish my Bachelor‘s, after a ten year break, and graduated in May! (Finally finishing this book was my celebration.) I might go back for a Master‘s in linguistics eventually, but not anytime soon. It was really hard to balance my illnesses, homeschooling, and (cont‘d 👇🏼)

obviateit 👉🏼 and college courses. For now, I‘m proud of my brain for pushing through brain fog, and I‘m excited to be able to read for fun again! 🥰🎉 5mo
rabbitprincess Congratulations! Enjoy your fun reading 😊 5mo
BkClubCare 👏👏👏 5mo
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Larkken Congratulations! That‘s a fantastic milestone and it‘s not easy even when you are able to devote 100%!! 5mo
BookNAround Congratulations! That‘s a major milestone accomplishment. 5mo
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Amabear
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Saw a slide for this movie on a streaming service and remembered it was on my shelf. I‘m absolutely loving it. All the dystopian novels for me please! #dystopian #playerone #hellolitsy

StaceGhost This was a fun read! RP2 wasn‘t a terrible follow up either 7mo
Amabear @StaceGhost ohhh I didn‘t even know there was a sequel 😍😍 7mo
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samihan
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Very good

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Cosmos_Moon
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Pretty good. Audio on recommendation from a couple friends. Want to watch the movie now. I had some inkling of H‘s IRL identity.

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READandFUN360
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La trama l'ho trovata originale e mi sono piaciuti molto i richiami ai videogiochi, canzoni e film.
La scrittura è fluida, lineare e molto ironica.
Mi è piaciuto molto l‘utilizzo della prima persona, perché da la possibilità al lettore di immedesimarsi nel protagonista
Ho letto davvero pochi libri così particolari e di questo me ne sono totalmente innamorata.

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TheSpineView
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Klou Perfect choice!! 10mo
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JacksonM
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This book is amazing. It relates to my life for most of it; I like to be in Virtual Reality for a lot of the day. It‘s a great story about a teen in the year 2044 and technology has swept the world and it‘s a mess. I like how Ernest Cline gets Wade to express how he feels instead of keeping it inside and giving the book no expression. Over all probably my favourite book!

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yoavshai
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 152.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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living_for_literature
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I really enjoyed this novel. It was very suspenseful at times but fun at others. While I love the 80s, I do think the nostalgia and references were a bit too much at times. The characters were also super cringey but I found that endearing, showing that even society‘s “losers” can be heroes. I also loved the theme of taking down monopolies and big corporations, almost as if it was directed at Jeff Bezos. 🤣

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JacksonM

This book gets intense, so there is a lot to this book it‘s all over the place but in a way that you can understand what‘s going on in about 3 pages there was death there was love and there was heart brake. It‘s a great book you should check it out if you haven‘t already it‘s a great realistic fiction mystery I guess you could say

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JacksonM
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I started reading this book a little while ago but never finished, when I picked it back up it‘s so easy to get hooked on it. If you don‘t know it follows a high school kid named wade watts and it the future everyone goes to the oasis to get away from reality and when they find out about Halidays‘s egg everyone wants to find it. It‘s a great read!

DrexEdit I liked this one too. Loved the old school video gaming! 👍 Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
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thanek
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Guys this book is great. This is a profound piece of pop culture that truly embraces 80s nostalgia. I love both the book and the movie equally. Definitely go check this out.

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SusanLee
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Eggs 👍🏼📖💙 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 1y
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Kshakal
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Eggs 💜📖💙 1y
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marleed
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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This book appeared on my radar when I saw Littens exited for Ready Player Two. When I found this copy out thrifting, I thought I‘d join the fun. I loved (and lived!) the references to 80s pop culture. I noticed from the cover that Spielberg was adapting to film. Cool when? 2018! Where have I been!?

#14Books14Weeks2021 B10W10
@TheHeartlandBookFairy

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AFrostCauseReads
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Was no one going to tell me how awesome this book is!?!! I‘m literally a decade late to this party 😅 and it took buzz from the sequel to get me to read the first one.

So I immensely enjoyed the world building, politics, adventure, riddles, 80‘s pop culture…. Everything about this book. I was a little left out on the old gaming stuff since that‘s not my thing, but I can appreciate well described and paced scenes.

Top tier sci-fi pick for me 👾🕹

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I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn't know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid, for all of my life. Right up until I knew it was ending. That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it's also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.

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Nalbuque
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Such a disappointment! This was a bummer. I can see how people found this entertaining, it gave me “off to be the wizard” vibes, narrative-wise. I kinda loved the 80s pop references and history…but the story and the characters were filled with the misogyny and bigotry found in early videogame culture, which is very annoying. They had so many opportunities to criticize that and make the plot feel actually futuristic! Super frustrating #2021 #Flop

BookishMarginalia But what a gorgeous kitty! #CatsofLitsy 1y
wisherwishinguponastar #accuratebookreviewisaccurate Don‘t think that is a commonly used hashtag, but it should be! You hit the nail on the head. 1y
rubyslippersreads Those toebeans! 😻 1y
DinoMom That is a very bloopable nose❤️ 1y
Leftcoastzen 😻 1y
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LeftyDv
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I‘m a pretty big nerd, but clearly not a big enough one to get every reference made (or even half the references made) in this book. A good summer read, but a better summer movie option in my opinion. Spielberg‘s tailored version for the screen is much like Halliday‘s twisting of old games and movies in the novel. But I prefer the movie version.

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Traci1
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I got a couple of lucky guesses on books I haven't read, and then missed the Ready Player One and Notebook questions, both of which I loved. 😒 It was a fun quiz.

#littenlisten @aperfectmjk

aperfectmjk Hahaha... sometimes we crack under the pressure. You did very well though. 1y
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AshtonS
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Wade Watts, an 18-year old boy who is obsessed with the OASIS, a virtual world where humanity spends of their time in. When the creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves his fortune to the person who can solve the clues leading to a digital Easter egg in the OASIS. If you like fantasy and pop culture than you will like this book. The themes in this book are teamwork, community, friendship and the desire to connect with others.

MissYaremcio Nicely done Ashton! This post was on POV and how it is established! 4/6 1y
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Amandajoy
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Thought you all could appreciate this. My Facebook status from 6 years ago (pre Litsy!). I have read 7 of the books in this stack. I feel it would be unnecessary to tell any Litten that I have bought and read other books since then. Or that these are all still on my shelf 😂

Sharpeipup Sounds about right! 1y
EvieBee Always. 😂 1y
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 1y
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MallenNC I relate to this! Often my book stack pictures come up and they are books that are still waiting to be read 1y
marleed Haha - I‘m determined to read Ready Player One this summer! 1y
Hooked_on_books Excellent throwback! 1y
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Christeen1217
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Dystopian Society where COVID would never had survived. Citizens in America now spend most of their time in the OASIS, a digital world that allows you to work, go to school, and socialize from the comfort of your home. But there is a epic "Easter egg" hunt happening where the prize is billions of dollars and lots of power. Wade has to battle to win before the wrong hands grab the eggs. Great story for teens and adults alike. 5/24/21-5/28/21

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DarkMina
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#Two4Tuesday
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView @SpiderGoddess @Eggs !

1. Tagged
2. Both as long as it is descriptive and has a good setting for the story.

I am slow posting this so anyone who hadn‘t played, consider yourself tagged!

TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! 2y
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bthegood
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I really enjoyed this book. I liked the gaming aspect and 80s references (could relate to both) - started to watch movie and stopped, maybe too soon after reading book -while the movie did depict the Oasis beautifully, I just couldn't get into it.
Reached goal of finishing 2 books during #20in4 readathon - thx @Andrew65 for hosting.

peanutnine The movie changed sooo many details! It was a good movie overall but you have to be in a different headspace than the book and not compare it 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🍾😊 2y
bthegood @peanutnine thx for that insight - It is probably best to wait to watch the movie 😊 2y
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bthegood
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@eeclayton thx for tag
#thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Sending positive thoughts to @llcoolnate

Make a great day everyone.

eeclayton How true! You're welcome ☺️ 2y
llcoolnate Thank you very much my friend! Positive thoughts coming your way as well! Very kind of you! 2y
bthegood @eeclayton and @llcoolnate 😀 (edited) 2y
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bthegood
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#BFC21 goals for May - read 6 books, workout 4x a week (minimum)
@wanderinglynn

Make a great day everyone.

TheSpineView Great goals! 📚 2y
ju.ca.no 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2y
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bthegood
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 💜💜💜 2y
TheSpineView Totally! 🤗😊😘 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 2y
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Sydneypaige
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Pickpick

As someone who doesn‘t consider themselves a gamer by any stretch of the imagination, I was hesitant to pick up this book. I am so glad I did. The book was such a fun read that you can easily become invested in. I throughly enjoyed the 80s throwbacks as a grounding part of the story since I couldn‘t relate to the gaming aspects.

Sallyconroy I liked this much more than I expected too. 13mo
Sydneypaige @Sallyconroy have you read Ready Player Two yet? 13mo
Sallyconroy No. I doubt I‘d like it as well so I skipped it. @Sydneypaige 13mo
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bthegood
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Almost reached my goal of 30 hours for #AwesomeApril thx for hosting @Andrew65 - nice weather over the weekend drew me outdoors to other activities 😉
Loving my current read (tagged book) - from my TBR list for #AxeTheStacks @howjessicareads - growing up in 80s and loving games - this book is great (have not seen movie and won't until I have finished book) -
Make a great day everyone -

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🎉🥳😊 Thanks for playing long. 2y
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reema
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline, Ernie Cline
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I loved this for the nostalgia alone. Being of the same generation as Halliday, I grew up with the same things he grew up with and loved them. I spent so much time in arcades as a kid and obsessed over movies, tv shows, and music. So this was kind of up my alley.

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bthegood
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1. Bellingham Washington
2. In Ohio and Kentucky
3. 3 brothers, 2 sisters, no Alice😊
4. Beezus and Ramona

Thx for tags @TheSpineView @Eggs
#WondrousWednesday
I tag @AkashaVampie

Make a great day everyone.

TheSpineView You're welcome! 2y
Eggs Thanks for playing 💕💕 2y
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Kris10H
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If I were any more of a nerd than I already am, this would probably be one of my favourite books. It combines a lot of things I love (a quest, 80s/90s pop culture trivia, battling "the man"), and more. Wheaton was an excellent choice to narrate. I only wish I had read the book before seeing the movie (multiple times). It was simultaneously hard to separate one from the other, and to reconcile all the differences between the two. Overall good read.

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candc320
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This audiobook is between a pick and a so-so for me. I thought Will Wheaton did an excellent job narrating but the story was so much darker than I was expecting. My family loves the movie so there were a few changes that really threw me for a loop! Even so I enjoyed the pop culture references (although I honestly couldn‘t follow the video game stuff) and the fight against control and big business. Bring on the sequel! 🌟🌟🌟

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dgingo
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Mehso-so

Wil Wheaton is a good narrator, but I prefer to read my own fiction and to listen to non-fiction or total fluff fiction that I‘m not worried about interpretation. Wheaton‘s pacing is a bit slow for me, and I think the pace made all of the millions of 80s games and esoteric references a bit more difficult to wade (hehe) through. The meta-moments of Wil Wheaton narrating and talking about Wil Wheaton were amusing, but I probably won‘t listen to RP2.

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cathysaid
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Since Ready Player Two was recently published, I decided I should see what this was all about. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it. Not my normal reading fare; I think Wil Wheaton‘s spot on narration increased the appeal. Set in a future world lived largely online through avatars, Wade and a group of friends fight evil forces in an attempt to achieve a massive online quest. Once again I‘m reminded I need to branch out more in my reading. 4/5 ⭐️

PurpleTulipGirl I think I‘m going to need to get the audio book for this with one of my Libro.fm credits. I really enjoyed book 1. 2y
Suet624 I'm with you. I have this stacked but I've avoided reading it. I think you might have provided the nudge to get me to move toward it. 2y
cathysaid @PurpleTulipGirl He really was the perfect narrator. I‘m glad I chose audio since it‘s so unlike most of my reading choices I might have put it down if I tried in print and I would have missed out on a good book. 2y
cathysaid @Suet624 It just never appealed to my reading tastes but when I saw it was available on audio and the second book was just released I decided to give it a try. It took a bit to get into but about an hour in I was hooked. Good reminder I need to step out of my box sometimes. 2y
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bourne.shell
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Admitting I'm just jumping on the bandwagon. There's a movie and a second book, fine. I'm in. I started out reading the book but after reading countless comments about how great the narrator was, I switched. Glad I did. As a child of the '80s, the references felt good. The audiobook was smooth and enjoyable like watching a movie in your head. Not saying it's the best writing ever. It's entertainment and there's nothing wrong with entertainment.

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I am so very late to this party but I‘m glad I finally got around to it! Fun and super nerdy with a TON of 80‘s references! Was definitely entertaining read that had me hooked till the last page! Also Wil Wheaton did a great job narrating if anyone was hesitant on the audiobook! #readyplayerone #audio #audiobooks #ontobooktwo

Vansa Honestly found this book very entertaining and I enjoyed the references, the amount of hate this book gets always surprises me! It's meant to be a fun,light read ,and it fulfils that! 2y
451Degrees @Vansa totally agree!☺️ so far the second book is going fine too so who knows🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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JakeRuble
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Ready Player One is my go to book at this point. I make it a point to read this once a year and not one time have I regretted it. If you love the 80s and pulp culture this is will be your new favorite book. It is an easy read with a huge pay off full of Easter eggs.

Buechersuechtling I remember giving this as a birthday present to my significant other who is no big reader. Shortly after we went on vacation – and guess who sat on the sun bed reading. 🙊 I loved it❣️ “Ready Player Two” is not yet published in German, so I gave him 2 vouchers for Christmas, one for “Ready Player One” as audiobook, the other for “Ready Player Two” as audiobook. We will be listening to them while cooking. Already looking forward to this. (edited) 2y
JakeRuble @Buechersuechtling it is a great book to get someone hooked on reading! I‘ve not started the sequel yet, but will soon. 2y
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Cruble88

So happy to welcome my husband @JakeRuble to this wonderful community! He‘s a comedian and a writer who is always up for talking books and pop culture. Help me welcome him!
Chose #ReadyPlayerOne because it‘s a book we both love and have bonded over!

Buechersuechtling I just told @JakeRuble the same: I gave this as a birthday present to my significant other who is no big reader. Then we went on vacation – and guess who sat on the beach reading. 🙊 I loved it❣️ “Ready Player Two” is not yet published in German, so I gave him 2 vouchers for Christmas, one for “Ready Player One” as audiobook, the other for “Ready Player Two” as audiobook. We liste to them while cooking. Already looking forward to this. 2y
Cruble88 @Buechersuechtling I listened to the audiobook and absolutely loved it. I definitely need to read it again. I can wait to get into the second one. I‘m pretty sure @JakeRuble reads it and listens to the audiobook every year. I‘m surprised he hasn‘t started it again yet. 2y
Buechersuechtling @Cruble88 @JakeRuble In my Highschool years I read “The-Hitchhikers-Guide-to-the-Galaxy”-series every year in summer. Actually I had planned to do so again last year shortly before my 42nd birthday but I didn‘t manage to because walk back then has been mayhem. But, you know, maybe I _really_ should start a re-read. after all, Highschool years are over since long ago. 😂 2y
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Cruble88 @Buechersuechtling I just got back into reading last year. Nursing school really drained my love of reading. I graduated in 2019 and had to force myself to pick books up again. Now I‘m starving for literature and I definitely want to reread some of my favorites! 2y
Buechersuechtling @Cruble88 (1/2) Oh, I feel you! I remember that it has been all same for me during my college years. I just couldn‘t bring myself to reading because reading back then was connected to the assigned and necessary reading I had to do in huge amounts for my studies. After I graduated, it took a while until I could convince myself again, that there is a huge difference between specialised literature and reading (novels) for pleasure. 2y
Buechersuechtling @Cruble88 (2/2) That was, why I for many years (for 15, to be exact) haven‘t touched any non-fiction book. I just absolutely couldn‘t because it would bring back that learning-and-exam-situation immediately. 2y
Cruble88 @Buechersuechtling I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one. I have desire to read non-fiction at the moment. I‘ll stay in my fantasy worlds for awhile. 2y
Buechersuechtling @Cruble88 Maybe it‘s another development stage in life that should be added to the lives of bookworms: “reading-reluctance due to educational necessities”. 2y
Cruble88 @Buechersuechtling lol yes! I completely agree 2y
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Bigcountry15
Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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A quick, fun read. If you loved the eighties, you'll enjoy this book. Of course, all the references are most relevant to gaming geek types. It felt almost like one large D&D adventure, especially with all the references to magic items, levels, and magic missiles. If you aren't into all the geeky 80s stuff, you might want to watch the movie, instead.

Now for Ready Player Two!