Great Reads

This past month I had the immense joy to read/listen to two great books.  The first was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, read by Wil Wheaton.  I can’t say enough good things about this book.  It is a dystopian novel, however; that does not detract from how original and entertaining it is.  Well written, engaging and makes you root for the hero as he battles a large corporation.  If you enjoy audiobooks then follow that link to audible and pick up the book.  Wil Wheaton does a great job at narration.

I just read that this book will be made into a movie to be release January 2017.  If you don’t like to read then you get the story at release time.  The book relies heavily on 1980’s gaming and nerd culture.  The adaptation will be interesting to watch.

The second book is one I read Uprooted by Naomi Novik.  This was the first book of hers I picked up.  It was the book of the month recommended by Sword and Laser.  It is a twist on fairy tales.  Girl gets taken to castle, girl learns magic, girl conquers dragon, girl defeats evil, girl get boy.  There are twists and turns, friendship and loyalty. Fantasy at its best.

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