Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

IMG_3107Imagine a world where going to Middle Earth and spending the day with Hobbits was normal. What if, while at school if you are learning about the Great Wall of China, you could actually visit that place all while you are safe in the comfort of your own home. Imagine if you could have two lives, one that’s in the real world, and one that’s in a virtual alternate world where the possibilities are endless. Imagine living in a game.

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What I Read This Week

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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This book is unlike anything I have ever read before. It is haunting, poetic and philosophical. It is a historical fiction about the death of President Lincoln’s son, Willie and his afterlife experiences in the bardo or cemetery. It deals with the question of life and death and coping with loss. What I found most entertaining was the structure of the novel. Some parts of it takes sentences from different historical letters, biographies, and textbooks and arranges them to tell a narrative. I also enjoyed reading from the perspective of all of the different spirits that reside in the cemetery and their individual stories.

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Get To Know Me With Bookish TAGS

IMG_2930Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amanda, and I am totally, utterly and completely obsessed with reading and books. There is something magical about reading other peoples’ words, and entering the worlds they have built with their imagination. There are lessons to be learned. Experiences to be had. Adventures to embark on. And while one must not judge a book by its cover, the best way you may get to know me is through bookish tags. Enjoy!

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