The Rosie Effect

I finally finished the book I mentioned on Sunday. Finally.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I am having a hard time reading this year. I started the #50bookpledge in January and sad to admit that I’m only 14 books in with 2.5 months to go. Well I guess now 15.

Due to my lack of interest in reading this year, you cannot understand how excited I was when I heard that the squeal to The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect was finally available at the book store. I went out and bought it immediately!

I loved The Rosie Project. (the first book) I recommend it to everyone. It’s a cute love story about Don Tillman, a socially awkward genetics professor who decides to find love by coming up with a questionnaire. A very non-emotional approach that results in a very endearing love story.  The second book picks up 10 months after the wedding and surprise, surprise, they are expecting a baby!

I do not believe in spoiling books so if you are also very excited to read The Rosie Effect, skip the next paragraph.

Given my excitement about this book, I was totally expecting to fall in love with it from the first page but I have to admit it took me a really long time to get into this book. I mean, like half way in and a few more chapters before I actually found myself engaged and by that point, I just wanted to know what they named the baby! (which was a cute name btw) It might be that I’m having a rough time with reading in general or it could be that the book is all baby talk which I can’t relate to but regardless I just wasn’t feeling it. I mean there were some cute parts that made me chuckle but it just didn’t leave the same impression as the first one did. I am still a fan of the original so if you haven’t read it, just start there. For those that have read it, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s cute, they are prego and yes, Don is still Don. Rosie however…  I just leave it like that.

Now that I finished The Rosie Effect, I’m on the search for book #16. For some reason I still have not lost any interest in walking around aimlessly around Chapters. It’s still my happy place!

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Paper Books

I finally figured out why I haven’t been reading lately. THE INTERNET

One would assume that given it’s the year 2014, everyone would have internet at home but it’s simply not true. I was internet-less for about, well I’ve always been internet-less at home. Don’t get me wrong, I had a full data plan on my phone and I had a hot spot thingy if I really needed to hop online but I mostly did all my internet stuff at work and when I got home, I switched to watching TV ( I also only have basic cable ) and reading books. The kind made of paper. For those wondering how I managed to job search all that time with no internet, Starbucks! I didn’t really miss not having Internet because I kept busy and I did mention I had data on my phone right. My current job allows me the flexibility to work from home so in January, I finally signed up. THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING!

I found myself hopping online for everything. I looked up recipes, I caught up on blogs, I researched about my herbs and googled everything about Leonardo Dicaprio. You know the important stuff. The hours that I use to spend flipping pages is now spent scrolling through sites. I even got myself a subscription to Next Issue Canada so my magazine reading was now online too.

I did however mention awhile back that I actually have finished some books but I’m not sure what the last book I did share with you was. So…

Here’s a list of books that I have managed to read in-between my online visits. (in no particular order!)

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
A Window Across the River By Brian Morton
Those Who Saved Us by Jenna Blum
Margot: A Novel By Jillian Cantor
The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley
The Giver by Lois Lowery

The Giver was actually recommended to me by my friend S. She read it in school and now it’s coming out as a movie. It’s a quick read so if you really miss paper books and need something to bring you back, I would recommend picking it up.

Thinking about how little I read now compared to PI (pre-internet) made me feel a little sad, so clearly, I’m going to hop online and starting searching for my next paper book!