Day 3350 – Ready Player One – A Book For Video Game Fans – Read A New Book Month Day 12

I’ve read Ready Player One* by Ernest Cline twice and it was just as enjoyable each time. It is packed with an interesting story (I LOVE tournament type stories), hilarious, and chocked full of 80’s references. Bret and I both read a lot but we don’t typically read the same books either at the same time or at all. After I read this book though, I essentially shoved the book into his hands and forced him to read it. The only other time I’ve done that was with You Are A Badass At Making Money. Thankfully, I was not wrong in my suggestion as he loved it too.

If you’ve seen the movie or have read the book and not seen the movie, well, to be honest, they’re two different things. I understand the changes they made for the screen but there was so much they left out. What helped me not hate the movie because of so many differences was to think of them as two different animals. The movie was still a fun ride, I will give it that.

If you’re looking for a fun fiction book that gives you lots of great brain pictures, this is the book you’re looking for (said in my best Obi-Wan voice).

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Ready Player One*

As a reminder, the links to the book on Amazon are affiliate links. As a reminder, an affiliate link is one that if you click and purchase the book (or something else) I’ll receive a small percentage at no additional cost to you. I ruthlessly only share products, services, books, etc, that I have personally used and only recommend what I think is useful and valuable. I’ve marked all affiliate links in this post with this little guy –> *

Check out all of my 2018 Read A New Book Month recommendations.

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Day 3167 – No Movies With Nudity – What’s That Like Practically?

I’ve talked about not watching movies with nudity in the past.

When I look into a movie to see if it has nudity or not, I check out IMDb and Plugged In. Sometimes I can get a good answer on IMDb but the details are user generated, so I have to wait until after the movie is in theaters. Plugged In is very detailed in what happens, what’s shown, and what topics are covered in the movie.

A few nights ago, something popped up in my online scrollings about Ready Player One. Dude, I LOVED the book so much that I read it twice. I’ve been super excited about the movie. So I thought, let me see if anything has been posted yet about the content. Oh friends, what disappointment was I met with when I saw in the rating itself – partial nudity. Now, I have NO idea what this entails. There is some adult content in the book, and I could see nudity being present.

When I mentioned this to Bret, he mirrored my disappointment (as he read the book too on my prompting) but he said something that really struck me and reminded me why I don’t watch nudity.

Jen – ugh, it’s probably just a funny butt shot or something.
Bret – Isn’t my butt enough for you?
Jen – That THE whole reason why I don’t want to see nudity!

See, one of the bigger reasons I don’t watch nudity is because I want my mind clear for only Bret. I mean, even Jesus cautions us:

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
Matthew 5:27-30 ESV

I want to take Jesus at His word and cut out my eye (not watching nudity) so there is less temptation to lust after someone who isn’t my husband. My marriage is much more important to me than watching the latest movie.

We’ll see what this partial nudity turns out to be and if I’ll actually watch it, but at the end of the day it’s just not worth it.


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