The Rosie Effect
By Graeme Simsion
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781476767314, December 30, 2014, 352pp.)
The Short of It:
A turbulent ride of ups and downs.
The Rest of It:
The Rosie Project was an adorable read. It really was. It was smart and fun and I loved the characters and the unconventional romance aspect. That book was all about the pursuit of love and what it means to be the “other half” and it was delightfully awkward.
In The Rosie Effect, Don and Rosie are now married and their world is about to change in a huge way when Rosie announces that she is pregnant. This book has little to do with Rosie. It focuses on Don and the fact that he is just not prepared for fatherhood.
It’s a tad tedious in the telling and to be honest, it took me a really long time to read it. Marriage problems abound and Don’s mannerisms are not nearly as charming as they were in the first book. In fact, he annoyed the hell out of me.
I have little patience for sequels that are just so-so and this one falls into that category.
Source: Sent to me by the publisher via Edelweiss. Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.
This past week was a good one. The 39 Steps wrapped last night and let me tell you, it was the most hysterical show. I laughed until I cried and then I laughed some more. I believe this was The Teen’s first non-musical performance and it was a lot of fun. He played a bunch of roles but his main role was Mr. Memory.
It rained in California! Yes, it did and there was even a tornado, flooding and mud slides but it moved through quickly and the air is so nice and clean. Another storm is expected for Monday. Bring it on.
I’ve gotten to the point where I need to do my shopping and it needs to be done today. I can’t put it off anymore. We are heading into the last week of school for the kids and my last week at work. Joy! But, that pesky shopping. Tsk. I am sitting down right now looking over my list to make sure I know what the plan is.
Trying to decide if we will attend church or not. Today is a special service where they turn it over to the kids. It could be fun but The Girl is not in that age range and The Hub, not sure he has the patience for it. I may watch it online. Hmmm. Still thinking about it.
Nothing much going on. The Teen has his choir Christmas party, finals and I think he has a choir performance too but that is for a private party and doesn’t involve us. The Girl has a class bunco party and me? Nothing. Well, except for work.
Hoping to finish The Rosie Effect. I got sidetracked by King’s short story, A Good Marriage. I had the library book for no less than four renewals and finally sat down to read it. It was a good story. Haven’t seen the movie but I honestly don’t feel I need to. I got what I needed from the story.
Next up, Murakami’s The Strange Library and I am ending the year with it.
Chritmas movies. I gotta start watching them now. I am really in the mood for The Family Stone.
Nothing, right now. I haven’t a lick of food in the house. I really need to hit the market but Chinese take-out sounds good too.
Today, I am grateful for my little Otter Pup. She has been with us for nearly five years now and is the most delightful little pup. She’s sweet, a bad ass when she needs to be, hopelessly devoted, and funny as hell with all of her antics. People always ask what she is, but I have no idea. We rescued her from the shelter when she was about five months old. She’s some sort of terrier mix but the rest, who knows? She’s only 7 lbs but she secretly thinks she is a much larger dog.
Happy Thought For the Week:
One. More. Week.
What are your plans for today? Any special holiday events?