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The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project: A Novel | Graeme Simsion
Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy bursting with warmth, emotional depth, andhumor, (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, whos decided its time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is quite intelligent for a barmaid). But Don is intrigued by Rosies own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you dont find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsions distinctive debut navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships, both romantic and platonic, with a fresh take (USA TODAY). Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how were wired, just want to fit in (Chicago Tribune).
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CassieLovesBooks
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I cannot say enough good things about this series. I couldn't put them down. The main character is so relatable and his growth is tremendous through all 3 books on his journey with Rosie.

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Jhullie
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The rather sweet and quirky story of Don and Rosie. Sweet on Rosie‘s part and definitely quirky on Don‘s. I enjoyed listening to the audible book and found myself grinning at Don‘s odd language and behavior on more than one occasion. I am thankful that Audibles chose it as their freebie this month and I will absolutely be getting the subsequent books.

Kaylamburson This is an audible freebie?? Where?? 2mo
Jhullie @Kaylamburson it‘s an extra through my Audible account. They pick one book each month as a bonus. Last month was The Dry. 2mo
Kaylamburson Omg really? I have never seen those options. Just the audible originals which are usually terrible lol 2mo
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MeganTurner
The Rosie Project | Simsion, Graeme
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Oh this was a lovely story. I secretly fell a little bit in love with Don and his quirky ways. Really sad that I‘ve finished it. I‘m normally not a fan of stories like this but there was quite a hype over it so I gave it a go...and I‘m really glad I did😊 lovely story.

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Thewanderer92
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I loved everything in this novel up until the ending. Felt too rushed and I wanted to know about their wedding and all the other details which unfortunately were not included but instead just referred to.

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Laughterhp
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I really liked this book. I‘m glad I finally read it. It‘s been on my TBR for a while now! I really liked Don and Rosie‘s story. I own the second book, but don‘t know if I‘m going to read it anytime soon.

#booked2019 - Book to Movie
#probooknerds - book to movie/TV in 2019

Cinfhen This should be a sweet movie 🍿 although I wasn‘t crazy about the book 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the movie too! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on the prompt! ♥️📚👊🏻 3mo
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CarolynM I didn't like the second one much but the third was great! 3mo
Laughterhp @CarolynM I didn‘t know there was more than 2! 3mo
CarolynM It was published in February 3mo
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Thewanderer92
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Struggling to read Outlander even though I absolutely love the show. Decided to read another novel that I have been eyeing off for a long time.

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Bon_bookclub
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This book had me laughing and smiling constantly. Don is so much like my partner I found myself reading out sections to him and then we would both laugh at how true it was. If you are looking for a book who‘s characters are real humans, is easy to read and makes you feel happy picking it up then this is the book for you! Lighthearted ✅ funny ✅ not one to forget ✅

LapReader My Stew is like Don too. 3mo
Bon_bookclub It can be nice but also frustrating haha 3mo
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AbigailDays
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The lovely @nerdcornerbooks recommended this one, and I'm glad she did. The Rosie Project is a pick for me, but a mild one. The plot was nothing spectacular, the writing fairly good, but the story unfolding through an autistic person's eyes was very different. I've worked with several people who thought like Don, so seeing it in narrative format really clarified how they thought.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I really appreciated how carefully Simsion crafted the first-person perspective to tell the reader things about Tillman that he didn't know himself, and really REALLY appreciated how he inverted the Grease storyline. But I couldn't help but wish he'd been a little more sensitive in the way he portrayed Tillman's symptoms of apparently-undiagnosed Aspergers. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-rosie-project-graeme-simsion/

RachelO Very much agree with your review! 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @RachelO Thank you!!! ❤ 3mo
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AbigailDays
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From The Rosie Project. A fun read which is turning out to be surprisingly informative. The narrator appears to be on the autism spectrum, and his insights and reactions to social situations are quite interesting.
Thanks for the recommendation, @nerdcornerbooks !

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Curvybookgirl
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Loved loved loved this book!! Made me laugh out loud a lot. Our latest book club choice and a very good one

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darklydreaming
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I have been neglecting my reading...again! Back at it tonight.

Listening to one of my favourite stations, “Mellow Cello” while sipping on some chamomile tea ☕️ Does anyone else listen to music while reading?

Lynnsoprano 😂 I was a music major. Music was/is always playing. Listening to some Ottmar Liebert right now. 4mo
darklydreaming @Lynnsoprano lovely! 🎶 4mo
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bookandbedandtea
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This was funny and touching and smart and very nearly romantic. Perfect for #audiocommuting 👍👍

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nelehelen
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3.5/5
Charming and funny book about Professor who is on the spectrum looking for a life companion. I found the MC relatable (besides him not being able to do the same), and the story a bit predictable but charming. It was an easy and fun read. Recommend to those wanting a lighthearted book for summer.

#ReadHarder2019

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Sahar
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I loved every single thing about this book. ❤️
Heartwarming, funny, eye-opening, refreshing... entertaining... incredible characters...fabulous plot...Perfect pitch and pace— in awe. So much fun❣️
Loved ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ it.

Mishu94 This has been in my TBR! Should I go for it next?! 😬 3mo
Sahar Without a doubt @Mishu94 ! 👍🏻😉 3mo
Mishu94 @Sahar next read 🤗 3mo
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trigeekgirl
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This was a recommendation from a Summer Reading Guide. I appreciated that the author didn‘t treat his character negatively due to his non-neurotypical characteristics and it was quite cute to see him interacting with the love interest. It was probably even more funny to me because I not only know people like the main character, I probably am the main character sometimes. 😂

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swishandflick
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Such a heartwarming, adorably funny rom-com. Felt like a bit of a mix between Eleanor Oliphant and Helen Hoang's The Bride Test (though without explicit sex, so this may be a good choice for you if that's not your cup of tea!). ❤️

DivineDiana Such a fun read! ❤️ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to read this one forever! 6mo
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darklydreaming
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After struggling through a read I was not enjoying, I‘m finally onto a new book! Happy reading 💕

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greenhairdontcare
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I have so much to catch up on in the way of reviews! Also, it‘s not Friday in 🇦🇺, but that never stops me!

1. Tagged book made me LOL for real a few times!
2. Watching my 2 yr old son drink & enjoy a “coffee” (don‘t worry, it was just a babycino) & taking family photos under a beautiful Autumn tree. 🍁🍂
3. Mexican food is pretty fab & always a part of our weekly menu. 🌮🌯
4. Yes, I have 20 in total!
5. 💚💚💚

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Judybskt
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📖Laugh out loud funny
👩🏻‍🎓My daughter graduated from Ole Miss
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🍲Southern Bbq
👨‍👦‍👦Only 3
💕Everyone join in!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈❤️ 6mo
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#BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

The rain and thunder started the exact moment Chance and I walked in from our run, that was impeccable timing!😉

Ran for 52 minutes and just about to start this book 🐕🏃‍♀️📖

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
Kaye 💚 6mo
hes7 Good timing! 👏🏻 6mo
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Clwojick I have the paper copy of the first two, and the ebook of the third. I need to read these! ♥️ 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I had the forethought to take an umbrella when I walked my daughter to school, it rained the whole way home! Last time that happened, a few weeks ago, I was sans umbrella and drenched. 😂Great run! 6mo
dariazeoli Nice job! I admire your timing 😁 6mo
guinsgirlreads That‘s fabulous! I wish I could run for 52 minutes 😂! 6mo
Caterina Glad the rain held off for you! Someday I'll be able to run for 52 minutes... 😂 6mo
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the-woman-who-read-everything
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My book club is reading this next. Not sure how much I will like it, but we‘ll see!

DivineDiana I loved this book! So much fun! 6mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Thanks for joining us this month to discuss Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project! Who are your favorite characters in our May Book Club pick?⠀

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UnabridgedPod
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Yesterday, we released our May Book Club episode about Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project. What a fun, thoughtful read! Check out the episode wherever you listen to podcasts, and check back here to let us know what you thought of the book!

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bookish6
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Week 5 of the reading challenge: A romantic book.
Reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

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TheMerryWifeOfRigsby
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I loved it!!

CoffeeNBooks I liked this book a lot! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 7mo
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maleahrae
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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, what are your favorite books that feature a character with autism? These are mine. My two oldest kids are on the spectrum so I always love reading stories with characters like them!

maleahrae @Jilly6183 I haven't read that one! I'm adding it to my list! 7mo
Emilymdxn Non fiction rather than fiction but I thought this one was an incredibly readable well written account of the history of understanding and diagnosing autism and the history of discrimination people have faced. I‘d recommend to anyone who doesn‘t know much about autism like me when I picked the book up 7mo
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UnabridgedPod
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In The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion brilliantly develops his protagonist Don, a scientist who had difficulty with social situations. Don has decided that he should find a wife, and he develops a survey that he thinks will identify the perfect woman. Meanwhile, Rosie enters his life. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod While the book is a romance, it's more about the vivid articulation of Don's perspective and thoughts as his logical assumptions about the world are challenged. Can't wait to discuss this one in our Unabridged May Book Club! 7mo
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keys_on_fire
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This book was engaging and cringeworthy all at the same time! And I loved it!! Don stumbles through situations that most wouldn‘t blink an eye at, making you want to cover your eyes as you read. Yet, he‘s so endearing that you just want him so badly to succeed! Fast read for me, and I will probably read again!

tammysue 🙌🏻😍 7mo
WanderingBookaneer The second book almost gave me a heart attack. I am reading the third one now. 7mo
keys_on_fire @WanderingBookaneer I have some library holds that just came in, but the sequels to this are next on my list! 7mo
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RadicalReader Engaging and cringeworthy are the best kinds of books 7mo
RadicalReader @keys_on_fire nothing better than going to the library to spend the weekend enjoying the wonderful holds that were picked up 7mo
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tammysue
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These made me chuckle, #laugh at times and just kept me smiling throughout 😊 #thriftstorefinds

#SpringIntoReading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

darklydreaming I just picked up “The Rosie Project”! Looking forward to reading it 😊 7mo
Melissa_J There is a third book coming out later this spring 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read these!! 😊😊 7mo
vkois88 I've heard tons of great things about these! 7mo
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keys_on_fire
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Book, beer, beautiful weather! Can‘t ask for much more! Except maybe 🍕 , which is on its way 😂😂

TheLibrarian That beer looks delicious!! Looks like a perfect evening. 7mo
keys_on_fire @TheLibrarian It‘s my all time favorite cider beer!! 7mo
aquariusnat Really enjoyed that novel! 7mo
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Bookwormjillk Beer doesn‘t usually tempt me, but that looks good! 7mo
TheEmpress That‘s the best cider!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☺️☺️☺️ 7mo
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jouleian
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was charmingly hilarious, very well written, and you can't help but fall in love with Don. A must read. It's lighthearted and fun ❤️ #HighlyRecommend

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larah17
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This was a fairly enjoyable romance about a professor looking for a wife based on a wife questionnaire he has compiled, and the girl who is totally wrong for him on paper. Quick and cute.

Goodreads 15/52

tpixie This was a fun, quirky read. 8mo
larah17 @tpixie agreed 😊 glad you liked it too! 8mo
tpixie ♥️ 8mo
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Butterflyamore
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I haven‘t read this one yet but I am pretty sure that the main character‘s social abilities work for #awkwardreads. #literaryluck @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Reviewsbylola This has been on my TBR for too long! 8mo
vkois88 Now I'm kicking myself for never picking it up the billions of times I saw it at Goodwill. I've read so many great reviews now, and of course haven't seen another copy since 😂 8mo
Butterflyamore @vkois88 Aw! That‘s a bummer! I hope you stumble upon another copy so you can finally read it. I think it‘s being made into a movie this year. 8mo
vkois88 Well now I HAVE to find it lol 8mo
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Rambo_Reads
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Mehso-so

This made a pleasant holiday read last year

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StrayCat13
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I've noticed a bit of a color trend with the books I've read so far this year. #Turquoise #CoverTrends

WanderingBookaneer I‘ve read 4 of these! 9mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pick!
This was thoroughly charming.
Can‘t wait for the movie!

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derr.liz
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At first, all I could think about was how much I wanted to set up Don and Eleanor Oliphant! ☺️

BridgetteM Oh wow! They would make an interesting couple! 😂 9mo
derr.liz @BridgetteM I honestly thought she'd meet many of the criteria in his questionnaire! Haha 9mo
BridgetteM @derr.liz That questionnaire was amazing. I still get a good chuckle thinking about it. 9mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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Don and Rosie make unlikely #sweetheart (s) in this quirky and moving story. Great for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 💜
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

CarolynM The third book has just come out. I'm looking forward to getting into it. 9mo
Buechersuechtling I loved „Eleanor Oliphant …“ but I am quite ambiguous about the “Rosie”-books. They are “funny” at his costs. 😩 As far as I remember he changes his life life for her – but you usually cannot put a disability on and off like a coat. Or just change essentials of a disability because you decide you no longer want them. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 9mo
vkois88 I'll have to look into this one. I just finished Eleanor and OMG... I'm in love 9mo
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Zee3
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Such a cute book. Funny and charming

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JanJan
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I‘ve been enjoying this light read so far.

TheBookStacker Aw I love this book! I heard rumors it was going to be a movie, still hopeful on that front. 10mo
BookBabe Yes! @MrBook and I got a kick out of this one. 😄 10mo
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Zee3
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I'm already enjoying this book and I've just started. I'm intrigued a out this apricot ice cream disaster

RadicalReader @Zee3 hope you enjoy it and check out the sequel as well 10mo
Zee3 @RadicalReader thank you, it's good sofar! I bought the rosie effect yesterday! 10mo
RadicalReader @Zee3 best part of books that have sequels is you don‘t have to wait to find out what happens next best feeling ever as well as good reason to enjoy beautiful books all weekend being the long weekend with Martin Luther King Day Monday 10mo
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Zee3 @RadicalReader ah I'm jealous, I don't live in the US, so no public holiday for us. But I agree, best feeling not to have to wait for sequals, I hate having to wait! 😭. I hear there is a third book being released this year! 10mo
RadicalReader @Zee3 all the more exiting. What country do you live in? Do you speak any other languages besides English? 10mo
Zee3 @RadicalReader I live in Australia, but I am from south Africa and I speak Afrikaans. 😜 How about you? Any other languages? 10mo
RadicalReader @Zee3 I am in the United States and took four years of Spanish in school and can speak, read, write and understand it. I kept all my flash cards so I can continue to refresh so I don‘t forget it because if you don‘t use it you lose it 10mo
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greenhairdontcare
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This book was absolutely brilliant! I‘m so annoyed I didn‘t read it earlier. The writing is so clever & I love how the book changed my perspective (without me even realising it at times). I loved that it was set in Melbourne, Australia (where I live!) & I loved most of the characters, which is rare for me!

I‘m keen to get stuck into the second book, The Rosie Effect, although I‘ve heard it‘s not as good.

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greenhairdontcare
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Not Friyay in Australia, but I‘m new & thought this would be a good idea.

1. Teleport - I don‘t want to know what people are thinking! It would ruin privacy & the mystery of people! 😁
2. The Rosie Project. I really like it so far! 😂
3. Kind of. More things I want to work on personally & professionally. 🤔
4. Nothing. I‘ve been trying to focus on reading more. 📚
5. Ok 👍🏻

#friyayintro @howjessreads

CoffeeNBooks I thought The Rosie Project was great! 10mo
greenhairdontcare @CoffeeNBooks It‘s putting a smile on my face that‘s for sure. Can‘t wait to read more. 10mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Thank You so much Denise! @jerden. Cannot wait to read the books especially Octavia Butler's Kindred! I've already tried the tea it's amazing and my favorite thing is the wooden bookmark! I LOVE it so much! Merry Christmas to You! #BlinddateSwap @TheReadingMermaid

Jerdencon Happy you liked everything! Merry Christmas! 🎄 ❤️ 11mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 11mo
EH2018 Love that bookmark! 💖 11mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Day 10: Book that made me cry happy tears; I think I cried from laughter with this one. Don and Rosie are hilarious and the book was really touching. #books #professionalbooknerds

Caroline2 Yeah! I loved this book too! 👍🏻 11mo
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Vansa

Then in this vanishingly small moment in the history of the universe, she took my hand, and held it all the way to the subway.

#decinbooks18 #onmondayswereadromance

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PurpleyPumpkin
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This audiobook was recommended to me as a good beach-read, and I completely agree. It's lighthearted with a feel-good ending. I didn't find it uproariously funny. But there were some LOL moments, usually created by Don Tilman's inability to see the world as most other people do. I predicted the ending about halfway through the book, but getting to the conclusion was still entertaining. Save this one for when you're going on a holiday.

BookaholicNatty I loved this book soooo much!!!!! 13mo
DivineDiana This book made me happy! ❤️ 13mo
PurpleyPumpkin @BookaholicNatty @DivineDiana It was a fun read! Have either of you read the next two books in the series? I enjoyed this one, but I feel like it‘s enough for now. 13mo
DivineDiana No, I only read the first one. I knew there was a second one, but had no idea about a third! 13mo
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HannahKate
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Couldn‘t recommend this highly enough. Manages to be both an easy read and satisfyingly complex. Follows Don Tillman, a genetics professor who sets out to find a wife, using based on the data they enter into his questionnaire. Couldn‘t put this one down.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
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