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Ready Player One

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline I've been hearing a ton about this book for awhile now. When it came time to vote for a book for February's book club talk, I was all about me some Ready Player One. I mostly just wanted a reason to go get this and nerd out in my little nerd cave.

HERMAHGERD, you guys. I loved this book. There are so many 80s references. Movies, music, games, TV shows, clothing, lingo, etc. I ate it all up. Since most of the story takes place in a virtual world, of course there's a ton of video game references. OM NOM NOM ate all that up too.

There's just like little tid bits I want to throw at you. I want random exclamations and interjections. I loved every single sentence of this book. While I didn't listen to this one as audio, Wil Wheaton is the voice actor, so I might need to get on that as well.

I just.

Words. Sometimes they're hard.

I just didn't want to put this book down at all. While I was born at the tail end of the 80s (November of '89), there were still a ton of references I got and only a few that were over my head. I'm wondering if it's as enjoyable for someone who is younger than me and maybe not as familiar with these allusions. (Let me know in the comments below.)

This book is action packed, full of humor, romance (while in the background), and just everything and more that I wanted from a book like this. I'm so so so stoked and wish I could read it for my first time again.

My rating and why: I gave this book four stars! I just simply adored this book stayed up late at night or ditched plans to read this puppy. Why not five stars? 'Cause I'm a hard reviewer. It's like when someone asks you on a scale from one to ten how much pain you're in? I'll probably never say 10 because there could always be something that hurts me even more and there's no 11!