Saturday Spotlight #1 | Ready Player One

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The Saturday Spotlight Meme is hosted by Nikki @ Saturday Nite Reader. All you have to do is spotlight a book you have read or are currently reading, and then tell everyone a little bit about why it’s so special 🙂 Easy peasy. Of course, don’t forget to link up to Nikki’s #SaturdaySpotlight posts to share!

This Week’s Book: 
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Published: June 5, 2012 by Broadway Books
Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi

Review Status: Not Yet Reviewed

I ended up with a copy of this book through my husband’s Loot Crate subscription box . . . forever and a day ago. Of course, as the book nerd, I snagged his book and left him with all his geeky treasures 🙂 It wasn’t until March, when I added this book to the My TBR List meme, that I finally picked it up. And, as a child of the 80’s, I was immediately sucked into this world that exists entirely off of the pop culture of that decade.

Now, don’t judge, but I haven’t actually finished this one yet. *gasp* I got 3/4 of the way through it and, due to my own lack of planning, ended up a bit overwhelmed by review books and had to set it aside. I still fully intend to finish this one (absolutely not DNF-status worthy) and may even have to read it again, just to catch all the little “Easter Eggs” in this book.


In the year 2045, 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. 

Have you read Ready Player One? Did you, like me, download the Audible narration and listen to the incredible Wil Wheaton read it to you? What would you do if, like Wade Watts, you found yourself in possession of the first key? Let us know in the comments below and if you want to join us, link up with the Saturday Nite Reader 🙂



8 thoughts on “Saturday Spotlight #1 | Ready Player One”

    1. There were a couple nit picky issues I had in the beginning – things the character said that I didn’t like – but the writing is phenomenal and, as a child of the 80s, many of the references struck home with me 🙂


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