The One with Noble Paiges: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Our 2nd book discussion is THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion and it was honestly one of the best books I've ever read! Amazing, funny, delightful, adorable, love it to pieces! 10 out of 10! I read it in under a day, I couldn't put it down, I laughed out loud, I couldn't focus on anything else until I finished it :)
Synopsis (from my husband who also read this book and reviewed it on his book blog):
While the mysteries of the human genome have never escaped Don, the subtleties of human interaction and relationships are often enigmatic and unknowable to him. Yet, despite his lifetime of never fitting in, Don is determined to find a suitable woman to share his life with. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of dating, Don devises a questionnaire to help him filter his potential mates. Yet, when one woman, who according to his scientific survey is completely unsuitable, captures his heart, Don must reconcile his feelings with his natural tendency toward uncompromising reason and logic.

1. Were you surprised by who Rosie's father was? Did you feel like the ending was rushed and it was hard to know who the father was?
Yes, I was surprised. I thought it was going to be Gene! But, I did feel it was rushed and actually didn't understand that her father was her real father and even had to ask Kelsey if that was right. But I think overall the part of the book I was most interested in was the relationship between Don and Rosie so I'll forgive the ending for being so abrupt :)

2. The author is working on a sequel to "The Rosie Project" and a screenplay has been optioned. Are you interested in seeing the movie or reading the sequel? If this book is turned into a movie, who would you cast as Don and Rosie?
I would loooooove a sequel although I don't know what it would be about? The main draw to me is all the drama and excitement and everything that leads up to Don and Rosie getting together and I got my happy ending! Nothing more needs to be said :) BUT, a movie would be AWESOME! The entire time I was reading I felt like the character was exactly like Benedict Cumberbatch from Sherlock so I think he would make the perfect Don.
 And since I love the chemistry between him and Lara Pulver aka "Irene Adler", I'd cast her as Rosie.

They make a darling couple :) Although they're not Australian. But they are British so they do have super sweet accents. It works m'kay!
 That was a fun question :)

3. Don goes through a number of spectacularly bad dates. What have been some of your own dating nightmares?
Ugh. I'll just recall the two that come to mind immediately - on a first date, my rabbit had just died in my arms and I reeeeeally didn't want to go. But he insisted. And guess what he thought would be fun to do on a first date? Vacuum, wash, and clean out his car!!! Are you kidding me? I'm not your slave! And it was a naaaaaaasty car. Maybe on like a 6th or 7th date would it be "fun", but not a first date. Or there was one time when a guy made me top ramen and saltine crackers for dinner... classy! I'm so glad I found Chris :)

Kelsey Noble has another set of intriguing questions on her blog!

Time to announce our next Noble Paiges book: GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn!
Synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

Our next Noble Paiges discussion of GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn will be on Saturday July 19th 2014 - over a whole month to read so mark your calendars and see you then! And make sure to visit Kelsey's blog for the other half of the discussion!
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