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Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Quotes, Feb. 27

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:

Book title: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Book Beginnings: 
I may have discovered a solution to the Wife Problem. As with many scientific breakthroughs, the answer was obvious in retrospect. But had it not been for a series of unscheduled events, it is unlikely I would have discovered it.
Friday 56: 
As I completed dinner preparations, Rosie set the table---not the conventional dining table in the living room, but a makeshift table on the balcony, created by taking a whiteboard from the kitchen wall and pacing it on top of two big plant pots, from which the dead plants had been removed. A white sheet from the linen cupboard had been added in the role of tablecloth. Silver cutlery--- a housewarming gift from my parents that had never been used --- and the decorative wine glasses were on the table. She was destroying my apartment!
My thoughts: I've just started this popular book about a genetics professor who is socially awkward yet sets out on a scientific project to find a wife. My daughter read this book last year and recommended it and now both of my book clubs are reading it for March. That will be a nice chance for me to catch up on personal reading since I'll only have to read one book club selection this month. Oh no, I am starting to sound like Don Tillman, the awkward professor who wants his whole life to be scheduled and ordered.


10 comments:

  1. I do hope your enjoying this read, it doesn't sound like something I would read but the tease was interesting. :)

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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  2. Sounds fun! I haven't been leaving comments for awhile, but I appreciate you participating in BBOF. Thanks!

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  3. I've just started reading this book too, and I'm enjoying it. The subject of Asperger's syndrome fascinates me.
    My Friday post features A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS.

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  4. I've heard of this one but have been a bit hesitant. I do like the excerpts. Hope your enjoying it!

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  5. So so interesting. I've never heard of this one, but sounds fascinating. I like the mysteriousness of that book beginning!

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  6. This is one I really want to read!
    Happy weekend!

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  7. I hope you enjoy this one...it was the first book I read in 2014...and then later in the year, I read The Rosie Effect.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  8. I have a copy of this book and The Rose Effect sitting patiently in one of my piles. Hope to get to them soon, and hope you're enjoying the first one.

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  9. I have both "Rosie" books, but haven't read either.

    I hear the first one is better.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    How much snow and cold do you have where you live?

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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