Sitting here this morning – EARLY, with a head cold/annoying sinus thing/ cough and sore throat I was not sure I was going to post this morning. I had two big projects to keep me busy for a while, the chairs that I posted about yesterday and a small foyer to paint which I completed yesterday morning. SO much for that. Now looking into finding materials to put in a raised garden for strawberries and rhubarb…
What actually made me want to post today (other than the fact that connecting with all of you is like sitting at my table having coffee with friends) is book anticipation. If you love books… you know this feeling. It is the feeling you have when a book you have either LONG waited for or a book that you discovered that will be coming out and you cannot wait to dig into it. For me today… it is the later.
In 2011 I had the pleasure of discovering Ready Player One by Ernest Cline on audio narrated by Wil Wheaton. I loved this one sooooo much that I listened to it again in 2014 AND reviewed it again. To this day it is one of the best audio books I have ever listened to. I loved the 80’s references, the dystopian gamer theme, and this audio made a big fan of Wil Wheaton’s narration to the point I searched out audio books that he narrated and listened to them.
Recently I discovered that Ernest Cline is coming out with a new book, Armada, also centered around a game. I quickly looked it up in audio version and was THRILLED to see that this will once again be narrated by the amazing Wil Wheaton. Book release date is July 14th and I am soooooo ready for this one.
Tonight friends are coming over to grill with us. We will be planting a Crimson Maple tree in the back yard that they had purchased in memory of Justin and we will be setting a memorial bench out tonight as well. Promises to be a bitter sweet evening. ♥ Always
31 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…. Book Anticipation”
Someone at BEA told me they’d send me Armada but I haven’t gotten it yet. I can’t wait to read it!!
I’m so glad your friends have been there for you. Justin touched so many lives.
OOH nice! I plan to be listening to it on release day if not sooner!
Hopefully you will feel better for your day! Rub Vicks on the soles of your feet! It’s rumored to clear up sinuses!
Thanks Patty, I am willing to try that!
So glad your posts are appearing more regularly again. You are truly appreciated. I can’t count the number of books I’ve read after you posted about them.
Thanks Lynette. I have to keep my mind busy and now that the traffic in the house has lessened and my commitments have been put to the side, I have to find things to occupy my time that I can handle… like posts 🙂
I keep meaning to listen to Ready Player One. I should do that right? Before Armada comes out? 🙂
Love the idea of a tree and bench for Justin. Hugs.
Yes listen to Ready Player One too to see if you like the style. I like the idea of the tree and bench too… it will be the second tree planted in the yard for Justin. Crazy painful stuff.
Yessssss! I’m so excited this one, too, and loooove Wil Wheaton.
I could listen to Wil read the newspaper.
Ha, I would subscribe to WW reading the newspaper 🙂
I have not read these books….they are probably not my cup of tea. But it is fun to see how much you enjoy them. Have a wonderful evening, despite how bittersweet it might be. Every little bit helps.
I really do enjoy them… I am an 80’s kid AND love games! 😀
Sheila, it sounds like this author and narrator are favorites of yours. Tonight will be very special.
The narrator for sure – we will see how this next book by the author is.
Armada is already added to my list. I read ‘Ready Player One’ after I read your positive review and I’m excited for another one! Thanks for sharing.
Sure 🙂 Thanks for reading.
I imagine you will be spending a lot of time out by that tree. What a lovely thing for your friends to do.
I believe you are right. I am very careful what I do right now with me…. I dont think I have ever been in such a fragile state in my life.
Every time I see a post about Ready Player One I think I want to listen to it, but then I don’t. Maybe one day.
I hope you have a good time tonight. I love the thought of a tree planted in Justin’s honor, and the bench as well. I’ve been looking at benches to buy to put by my husbands grave. I want it to be black marble to match his headstone.
Listen to it Vicki if you are in the mood for a fun dystopian read. If you look it up on line you will see that they actually had a real Easter Egg hunt based off the Easter egg in the book.
I wonder if your cough/sore throat thingy might be from breathing in paint. Hope you’re feeling better soon and have a lovely evening.
I got the cough on Monday, days prior to the painting, I think it is more sinus with a combo of stress/ body worn out. Enjoy your evening as well 🙂
I’m willing to read Ready Player One, but I guess you would suggest audio is the way to go on this. I just started listening to audiobooks after resisting them for so long, so I will go hunt for an audiobook of this title and then if I like it, look for Armada. Enjoy your evening with friends, and the wonderful tribute to your son.
Yes, if you are an audio person I say audio all the way on this one.
Sheila, there is nothing like the warmth of friendship to soothe an aching heart. Hugs.
I think I saw the trailer for Ready Player One last week – (went to see Pitch Perfect 2). I haven’t read it because it doesn’t sound like one I’d be drawn to…
So glad your arecoming along. Hugs😊🌞
I hadn’t heard about Armada yet. Very exciting!! I was late to the Ready Player One party, so will try to get to Armada early.
I love the anticipation of a great, new book coming out. I didn’t care for Ready Player One but I think I should have listened to the audio like everyone else.