OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, READY PLAYER ONE IS REALLY AMAZING! I should've read it sooner, it's really great. *Mild spoilers for the first quarter of the book to follow*.

There is a scene where the main character, and a LICH play an arcade game (Joust) TO THE DEATH! That sentence alone fills me with unrelenting glee.

My mother actually bought the audio book version for the two of us to listen to as we pack/move during the next week (when I disappear for a few days, by the way, that's why). She really likes it, but I feel like it was written for me. The references to various obscure video games make me very, very happy.