My more structured reading plan is off to a good start this week.

I’ve slowly been working through The Shape of Design, but my stab at getting into some fiction as well has been a hit so far. I’m enjoying Ready Player One, a science fiction adventure set in the year 2044.

It’s a clever story about a teenage underdog in a bleak American future who takes on a massive, immersive video/role-playing game created by a Steve Wozniak type genius who was obsessed with the 1980’s. The pop culture references are a blast, especially for those of us who come from the 80’s.

I’m appreciating the lightness and playfulness of this type of fiction. It’s a nice balance to the denser, more challenging books I’ve got on my list.

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