WWW Wednesday #86

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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My reading has really slowed this past week as I’ve been so busy at my pre-course placement before I start my postgraduate course on Monday. I’m hoping I can find a better balance between reading and university work. It’s early days though and at least when I start university I’ll have the commute time to read. I’m currently reading The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. I’m about three quarters of the way through. I aim to finish it tonight! It’s lovely to catch up with these characters once more.

What did you recently finish reading?

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I recently finished The Snow Queen by Alana Albertson. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I expected. My review can be found HERE.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I have to admit, I don’t know much about Ten by Gretchen McNeil, so I’m excited to go into it.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to answer the questions or leave your link in the comments! Happy Reading!

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WWW Wednesday #85

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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I’m just about to start The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North which I’m very excited to start. When I bought it the bookseller was incredibly positive about it, so I’m hoping for good things!

What did you recently finish?

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Last night I finished Belle Époque by Elizabeth Ross, which was an interesting young adult historical fiction set in Paris. I enjoyed this book and would rate it 3.5 stars.

What do you think you’ll read next?:

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I’m so excited that The Rosie Project has a sequel… The Rosie Effect is next up for me!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post or answer the questions in the comment section below. Happy Reading!

The Rosie Project

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Penguin Books

Synopsis:

Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling?

Thoughts:

I’d heard so much about this book before I requested it on NetGalley. Looking up the reviews definitely made me want to read it. It has now been selected for a Richard and Judy Spring Read 2014 which is a book club. I’m not surprised it has been picked as I think it’s a brilliant book which would appeal to many people. I didn’t quite think it was a five star read, but I still think it’s a lovely, sweet, unique love story with a little detective twist.

The Rosie Project follows Professor Don Tillman who is a postdoctoral researcher working in the genetics field. Don covers a lecture on the genetic aspects of autism for his friend and colleague Gene. We find out that Don himself, obsessively orders his own life and has difficulty forming relationships. In order to find a partner he starts ‘The Wife Project.’ He develops a questionnaire to identify a suitable wife. This person has to be an intellectual, a non-smoker and also share similar interests to Don. Gene introduces Don to Rosie. Rosie is a barmaid in a gay bar, completely opposite to what Don is looking for. Rosie is a result of a one night stand and she’s looking for her real father. Rosie and Don embark on ‘The Father Project’, a genetic search to try to find her father!

The Rosie Project is full of funny and touching moments. Don repeatedly misreads social situations and Rosie completely changes his world. Rosie and Don are engaging characters. I felt for both of them and wanted the best for them both. I don’t think it’s completely a true account with someone with autism, so if you’re looking for a book about autism then don’t read this one! (Alternatively, if you are looking for a great book about autism, then I would recommend The Reason I Jump!)

This is a quirky, fun read which I think is definitely worth taking a look at.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Stacking The Shelves #44

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to its Goodread’s page!

Bought:

I’m doing well with my no book buying ban… These books were pre-ordered, so they don’t count 😉

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Cecelia Ahern and Dorothy Koomson are two of my auto-buy authors. I immediately pre-order their books, without even reading the synopsis. I’m a bit nervous about the Cecelia Ahern book, as I wasn’t overly keen on her last book. Shock horror! I’m looking forward to reading these books though.. whenever I can fit them in.

NetGalley:

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The Rosie Project sounds brilliant. I’ve heard some great things about it.  Before We Met sounds like my kind of psychological thriller!

Another small haul for me this week, but looking at my TBR pile, I’m glad they’ve been small!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll check your blog out at some point this weekend!