And now for something completely different!
After two months of dark, drab, snowy books in a dark, drab, snowy winter, we decided to read The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion, for the month of February. We felt it was relevant, as the cover features a heart and Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love, is smack dab in the middle of February. It turned out to be quite a refreshing change.THE ART OF LOVE IS NEVER A SCIENCE MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, 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 is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying 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 don’t find love, it finds you.
We finally sat down to discuss our thoughts exactly 32 minutes past the scheduled 6pm start time on February 24th. 7 of us were present, and after only 29 minutes of discussion, Victoria requested to leave to attend a rehearsal she had previously scheduled. At 7:09, Alyisha logically decided to leave to keep her dinner plans and, seeing as we had nothing else to say, the rest of us followed. Despite this obviously truncated and ill-planned meeting, we had a valuable exchange of ideas and decided, overall, that most of us liked The Rosie Project.
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