'Ready Player One' themed scavenger hunt in Murfreesboro

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You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now it's your turn to search for the Easter egg.

One Book of Rutherford County has partnered with Wild Goose Chase Events to offer all gunters a scavenger hunt with the winners getting gift certificates to the movies.

The scavenger hunt is available in a PDF format for download on wildgoosechase.events. Paper copies will be available to pick up at Rutherford County Library System, branch locations.

"To participate in the hunt, all you have to do is find something, take a photo with something, or get an initial from someone at the stop," explained Michelle Willard, co-chair of the One Book selection committee.

Once you complete the hunt, submit it to be entered in a chance to win one of two $20 gift certificates for Premiere 6 Theater in Jackson Heights Plaza.

"People can complete the hunt any time they like and take as long as they like," said Missy Lay, owner of Wild Goose Chase.

This fun hunt runs throughout Murfreesboro and celebrates Ready Player One and the One Book of Rutherford County. It is free to play, but please share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag, #onebookrutherford and tag the local businesses that are participating.

Happy hunting!

If you haven't read the 2018 One Book yet, this science fiction novel follows the adventures of a young man in a dystopian 2044.

"Don't be fooled by the futuristic setting, the plot of the book revolves around pop culture from the 1980s," Willard said.

The story, set in a dystopian future wrecked by an energy crisis, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a 1980s-themed virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a fortune.

A New York Times bestseller, "Ready Player One" has also been turned into a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg was released on March 29.

Copies of the One Book can still be found around the county at "Book Crossing" locations, which are marked by one of the Read To Succeed red boxes. Found in businesses and libraries across the county, books can be borrowed for free.

About One Book

Each year, Read To Succeed joins with Linebaugh Library and various other community partners to ask adults in Rutherford County to all read the same book. Over the years, the program promoted nonfiction, literary fiction, and popular young adult choices.

Members of the One Book Selection Committee read and discuss countless books before deciding on the annual selection.

Previous One Books were: The Great Santini, Pat Conroy in 2008; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver in 2009; The Soloist, Mark Salzman in 2010; Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson in 2011; The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins in 2012; The Fault in Our Stars, John Green in 2013; The Last Policeman, Ben Winters in 2014; The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion in 2015; Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan in 2016; and Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon in 2017.

About Read To Succeed

Read To Succeed is a community partnership created to promote reading in Rutherford County, with emphasis on family literacy. For more information, visit readtosucceed.org.

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