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Sunday Post #13

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

Books I Bought

I only bought one book this week, an eBook that just came out on the 5th, The Wicked Wolf by Kelly Apple. The Wicked Wolf by Kelly Apple

This is book two of the Monstrous Tales series, a naughty Adult series with paranormal fantasies. I read book one, The Wicked Woods, as part of an event in the Bout of Books readathon and really liked it so I can’t wait to check out this one too!

You’ll likely be seeing both of them appearing on the blog soon for Frodo’s Frisky Friday. ^.^

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Bout of Books 9.0 Signup/Goal/Update Post

Tuesday – Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2014

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #14

Thursday – Killing My Kindle – Giggles by Michael Crane

Friday – Review of Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Saturday – Book of the Week – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Books Read Last Week

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson – 4/5 – Tough, slow start but came together very well in the end.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – 5/5 (Review Above)

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – 5/5 – I really, really enjoyed this one, my favorite of the series so far!

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – 5/5 – I didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did, but it was great.

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger – 5/5 – I LOVE this series so much! Humor, cool steampunk machines, and fabulous dresses!

Unhinged by A.G. Howard – 4/5 (Review Above)

Giggles by Michael Crane – 2/5 (Review Above)

Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan – 5/5 – This was such a great book, review on this week’s Killing My Kindle!

The Wicked Woods by Kelly Apple – 5/5 – Hilarious, naughty, and a special review of it to come Friday!

Scorch by Gina Damico – 5/5 – This was almost my Book of the Week! Really enjoyed it and can’t wait for Rogue!

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This Week on the Blog

Monday – Bout of Books 9.0 Recap/Thoughts Post

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday – Killing My Kindle

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday

Saturday – Book of the Week

Sunday – Sunday Post #14

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This was a great week! I enjoyed almost all of the books I’ve read, I’m a tiny bit ahead, and the readathon has been so much fun! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^


Book of the Week: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book of the Week

Every Saturday I will talk about my favorite book that I read during the week, whether it be a review or a spotlight, or maybe having the author over to talk about it. Who doesn’t want more happy bookish goodness? ^.^

This week I’m gushing about: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Released On: August 16th, 2011

Summary From Goodreads

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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Well that is one of the longest summaries I’ve come across. o_o On the bright side that means you know enough about the book now so that I can just gush nonsensically and everything will be just fine. Right? Maybe? Well I hope so because…

I LOVED THIS BOOOOOOK!!! ^.^

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This book brought out all of my geeky/nerdy/gamer happy feels and made me want to do nothing but play some of my favorite classic games for approximately the rest of time. However, I’m kinda doing this book thing, so I’ll settle for that instead. ^.^

Ready Player One is about video games. There are dystopian feels to it, messages underneath it all about what is important and what not, but seriously, video games. Oh and the 1980s. That combination had me dancing around in my chair and loving every minute as more and more references to classic videogames and tiny details about stuff like Dungeons and Dragons were unleashed like a tidal wave of awesome.

OH, and it helped that the characters were fantastic, the romance was soooo cute, and it didn’t hurt that Artemis (the love interest) seemed like someone I would have fallen for myself. Darn my weakness for cute gamer girls. The humor and banter these two have too!

Plus this complex video game world that Cline created is nothing short of marvelous. I had no problem believing that a world could become obsessed with something like it, I know I would. It also gave me flashbacks to the world of Veelox in the Pendragon series which never hurts. So many different worlds to explore, the highest of stakes with your irl (in real life) future tied to the video game one you create, and a truly immersive feel? Yes please!

The writing style worked wonderfully for me, I couldn’t put it down, and there were enough twists to keep me guessing even at the very end! I loved every bit of Ready Player One and I know I’ll revisit this book as soon as possible, it’s just excellent. A sincere thank you to Kat at Katytastic for hyping this one up so much until I couldn’t ignore it any longer! Thanks as always for reading! ^.^

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