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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: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Author: Graeme Simsion
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
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.
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.
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.