Friday Reads: The Rosie Project

Friday Reads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Reads! Today I am sharing a few quotes from The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. I have been wanting to read this book for years and now that the movie is coming out soon, I am finally giving it a try.

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share quotes (the first sentence, or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Friday Reads: The Rosie ProjectTitle: The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 21, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads):

A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

He will design a questionnaire - a 16-page, scientifically researched questionnaire - to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling, and looking for her biological father - a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.

The Rosie Project is a romantic comedy like no other. It is arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, and it will make you want to drink cocktails.

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BOOK BEGINNING

FRIDAY 56

I am aware that there are many arguments in favor of vegetarianism. However, as I eat meat, I considered it would be more convenient if my partner did also. At this early stage, it seemed logical to specify the ideal solution and review the questionnaire later if necessary.

THOUGHTS

I really enjoy a quirky main character and Don Tillman seems to fit the bill quite easily. He is so socially awkward, and I have found myself laughing out loud quite a few times so far while listening to The Rosie Project. The narration of the audiobook is fantastic, which is really adding to my enjoyment.

About Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in forty languages. Movie rights have been optioned to Sony Pictures. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, is also a bestseller, with total sales of the two novels approaching five million.
Graeme's third novel was The Best of Adam Sharp, a story of a love affair re-kindled - and its consequences. Movie rights have been optioned by Vocab Films with Toni Collette attached to play the role of Adam's great lost love, Angelina.
Graeme's fourth novel, Two Steps Forward is a story of renewal set on the Camino de Santiago, written with his wife, Anne Buist, whose own books include Medea's Curse, Dangerous to Know and This I would Kill for. Movie rights have been optioned by Fox Searchlight with Ellen DeGeneris to produce.

22 thoughts on “Friday Reads: The Rosie Project

  1. Angela says:

    I agree with Laurel above, I really liked this book, but the second book, I don’t know, the characters just felt so different!

  2. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Social Awkward characters I find you can relate to them more because everyone is a little bit awkward.

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    This sounds cute, and I can only imagine the questions on the questionnaire. I think I will check this one out, book style!

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