Thursday Quotables: The Rosie Project


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Gene and Claudia tried for a while to assist me with the Wife Problem. Unfortunately, their approach was based on the traditional dating paradigm, which I had previously abandoned on the basis that the probability of success did not justify the effort and negative experience. I am thirty-nine years old, tall, fit, and intelligent, with a relatively high status and above-average income as an associate professor. Logically, I should be attractive to a wide range of women. In the animal kingdom, I would succeed in reproducing.

The Rosie Project

Source: The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Simon & Schuster, 2013

If you want to know more about The Rosie Project, you can read my review here.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
  • Click below (next to the cute froggy face) to link up your post! And be sure to visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables too.
  • Have a quote to share but not a blog post? Leave your quote in the comments.
  • Have fun!

4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: The Rosie Project

  1. Thanks for adding a link to your review – I’ve heard so much good stuff about The Rosie Project! I’m not a contemporary romance person but this one almost (*almost*) sounds like something I can get into.

  2. I loved this book – it was just the right light, easy, laugh out loud antidote I needed at a particularly stressful time earlier in the year.
    I loved the bartending and dancing scenes – I was laughing so much at the visual images running around in my head that I had to put the book down for a minute to let them play out properly 😀

    • Oh, those two scenes were priceless! Just a perfect combination of smart, funny, and bizarre — and they really made me love Don even more. (Rosie too, of course!)

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