"The Fault in Our Stars" & "The Rosie Project" - See Discussion Questions

  • April 11, 2014 · 12:00 PM

We have had a rash of no shows after RSVPing.  I know things come up, however, it is inconvenient to those waiting for you to show up and also to the restaurant who makes the reservation for say 15 and then only has 10 show up.  If you RSVP for a meeting and do not show up I will understand.  If you RSVP to two meetings and do not show up you will be removed from the group.  It's as easy as going to our home page and changing your RSVP.  We are adults and this is not hard.  You know the morning of whether or not you will be able to show up.  I'm stepping off my soapbox now.  Sorry and thank you for being considerate!

P.S. In the event that you are on your way and come down with a deadly stomach virus, are attacked by a gang of ruthless badgers, or all four of your tires fall off and you are not within walking distance, please don't worry about being removed from the group.  And I apologize for your misfortune.


Two Books Again!!

If unable to read both that's okay!   Discussion questions are posted for those interested under the discussions tab.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed myself it was nice meeting everyone

    1 · April 11

  • Melissa

    I was hoping to make the beginning and leave early but with the time change I can't make it. I will see you all at the next one and can't wait to see what the book is!

    April 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see here that it says we are meeting a brio but I seen somewhere else Carmel cafe which one are we meeting I'm a little lost but I'm enjoying the books

    April 4

    • Amy

      It is Brio. I don't know why I initially posted Carmel. Brain hiccup. I blame the meds.

      April 4

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok I'm excited to meet everyone I really enjoyed both books!!

      1 · April 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this was a great mix of books. One being so sad (and happy and so many wonderful things), and one being so weirdly Sheldon Cooper. They were both so different and I loved that!

    1 · April 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ugh! Didn't watch it yet. Thanks for the spoiler!!! ;)

      1 · April 4

    • Amanda

      LOVE sheldon. :)

      April 5

  • Amanda

    I'm sorry to say I'm going to miss this meeting, look forward to seeing you all in May! (both these books were awesome btw!)

    April 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amy, question for you. Where would I post a suggestion for a book?

    April 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is my suggestion: True Blend
      by Joanne DeMaio

      April 2

    • Amy

      Done:)

      1 · April 4

  • Susan L.

    Hi I`m in the middle of the Rosie project,I like it also liked the fault in our stars.

    March 17

  • Amy

    The fault in our stars was good, but I really liked the rosie project.

    1 · March 16

  • Amy

    Okay.... I started out with the fault in our stars because I figured it would be sad. It turns out it really was. Good but sad. Hopefully, the Rosie project is more upbeat.

    March 14

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