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the kitchen table


My cat is not allowed on the kitchen table.  Technically, he's on the window sill...


Can you see the titles on the books?  On top of the stack is Ready Player One; I bought it as a gift for Mr. Bloom with the thought that our 12 year old would read it, too.  But who's reading it? Me. It's disturbing, thought provoking and fascinating all at once, and I can't say I'm enjoying it, but I can't stop reading and thinking about it.  Have you read it? What did you think?

5 comments:

  1. Gosh that book looks interesting, will look out for it myself to read!

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    1. It is super interesting, and as I mentioned, disturbing. I wonder whether my 12 year old will have a similar or very different reaction given his love of online fantasy worlds.

      Thank you for commenting! The fact that blog-visitor stats indicate a high readership, I feel like I'm talking to myself around here most of the time...

      Happy New Year!
      mb

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  2. My 12-14 year old Boys Book Club read it last year and it was a win all around. My son couldn't wait for the next book to come out and read it on his own volition. He's not much of a reader so that says a lot.
    Cheers,
    Meliss

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    1. Did you read it, too? I'm thinking of proposing that my own book group read it; we are all mothers of tween boys, and as I mentioned above, it would be interesting to explore the variation in response to the book between mothers and sons.

      Also, thank you for your comment!!
      mb

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    2. P.S. I noticed that the author had recently released another book. It wasn't as well received as Ready Player One, but I'm looking forward to assessing the book for myself...

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