Thursday, January 19, 2012

So I've been in love before, but this time. . .

He's got a beautiful silver coat, and he's quite young.  Say Hello to my brand new Nissan Altima. I have been trying to decide what to name him, and I think I've decided on "Watts".  I know that it's kinda silly, but Ernest Cline's book "Ready Player One" is the first book I'm listening to in the new car, and "Ernie" doesn't seem like the right name for him.
Let's talk about that a moment - I love "Ready Player One"  - What a fantastic geek book.  I also have a new love for Wil Wheaton's voice.  (I know, right? I didn't think it'd happen either, something about guys who read to me.)  I like to imagine that he's not as cocky as he seems in "Big Bang Theory".  I hope I'm right about that.  Also, Wil is in my circles on G+ and I like it that he's a Reddit junkie. And lately when I say "It's read by Wil Wheaton to people," I actually say "WWWHHHHeaton" in reference to Stuey.  (Sorry Wil, but it's kinda funny)

Anyway - "Ready Player One" has so much reference to the 80's, it would be hard to anyone my age to not love the book.  It's about a guy named Wade Watts in the year 2044, and our world is falling apart.  Oasis is a virtual world that was created by James Halliday.  Halliday has hidden Easter Eggs throughout his planets in the virtual world that will win a person his entire fortune.  

Here check it out:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&biw=1440&bih=732&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16946618677983026497&sa=X&ei=5VcYT6_TPMTLtgfg_YykCw&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQ8wIwAw

I'm only about half way through right now, so I'm not sure how it ends.

1 comment:

What the what?! said...

I knew you'd like it. Another good one to check out is World War Z.