Friday, March 2, 2018

The Friday 56 (126) & Book Beginnings: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
35210501Synopsis from Goodreads...

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines--puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win--and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape...
Beginning: "Everyone my age remember where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest."

56: "Ogden Morrow was a brilliant programmer in his own right, but his true talent was his knack for business."
Comments: Earlier in the week, I received Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for review and liked the story more than I originally thought I would. There were as many 80s references as I expected, and overall I found the story to be interesting. What are you reading this week?


27 comments:

  1. Hi Breana!

    I've not read this, but heard so much about it. Your snippets sound great, too.

    My choice this week, is very different to my normal reads: http://bit.ly/2F5OwEE

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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    1. Yeah, prior to reading Ready Player One, I kept hearing about. I'm glad I finally read it. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I enjoy books set in the near future. It makes me wonder about the possibilities.

    My Friday 56 from Witch Creek

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    1. I know. That's also one of the reasons why I enjoy speculative fiction. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I listened to this one and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It's different from my usual reading. I was never really into video games or the sci fi shows so I missed a lot of the 80s references (I seriously had no idea that Voltron was a thing until my son started watching the new one on Netflix and my husband got all excited about it) but I did really enjoy the ones I got.

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    1. I went into Ready Player One expecting a lot of 80s references. Like you, I missed some of the 80s sci fi shows, but recently, I've been watching a lot more of them. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I have heard good things about this book. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  5. I had a review copy of this one some years ago now and really enjoyed it. Almost makes me want to see the movie. I'm spotlighting Lake Silence by Anne Bishop - her latest set in the world of The Others. Happy reading!

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    1. I agree. The trailer for the movie looks pretty close to the source material. So, I'm kind of excited for it. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I really need to read this book! Happy weekend!

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  7. I've been seeing this book everywhere! It sounds interesting! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  8. Interesting-I might look into this one!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-friday-56.html

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  9. I love 80's references. Does that mean my age is showing? lol Sounds like a good one :) glad you enjoyed it!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Nope. I also liked the 80s references. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Not sure this book would make a good fit for me, but I'm glad it surprised you. Happy Friday!

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  11. I haven't read this book yet, but I will definitely be seeing the film when it opens soon. If I like that, I'll try to read the book in the future.

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  12. This sounds like an intriguing book.

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  13. This book is on my list too, I want to pick it up before I watch the movie. Have a great weekend, Breana!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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    1. That's one of the reasons why I wanted Ready Player One. I wanted to read it before the movie came out. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. I listened to the audio version and really enjoyed it. I hope you continue to enjoy it! Have a great week!

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