The Rosie Effect ~ by Graeme Simsion

41gg2ni0vol-_sx324_bo1204203200_This has been to me even more brilliant than the first book, The Rosie Project. I love Don (43, Aussie, now living in NY), and I believe I would marry him if I could. Even if he tends to embarrass her wife, Rosie, or even if he doesn’t get basic social laws. Sometimes. What you need to know that he is really investing a lot of energy and effort on a new project… BUD project – Baby Under Development project.

The whole story isn’t predictable at all. Besides Rosie and Don, the reader follows the lives and familiar/love events of many other characters, which represent ordinary people difficulties in life and marriage. It is like a perfect photo of all that happens around us and among our families too.

There is no spoiler here, but if you loved The Rosie Project, I highly recommend you to read this incredibly hilarious, witty, realistic and well-written novel. It is Christimas time, time for a good read!

RATING: 10/10📖📖📖📖📖📖📖📖📖📖

GENRE: contemporary fiction

BOOK DETAILS: Link to book details on  ~

MAIN CHARACTERS: Don, Rosie – Dave, Sonia, – Gene, Lydia and some others.


POINT OF VIEW: Don – first person

HOW I MET THIS BOOK: through my best friend Alessandra, my private book pusher.

I really loved this novel! I gave it 10/10 book icons, and I didn’t miss a page. It is not possible.

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You are wonderful  Mr Simsion!


A Book For A Smile


Un Libro Per Un Sorriso – Gemona del Friuli (UD) Italy – the local hospital waiting room at the 3rd floor, stair C

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post, due to major family events. It seems I needed some time for me, it is no mistery that blogging takes a lot of time. Which I highly enjoy, as much as I enjoy reading my best bloggers’ posts. However, now I am back. During the upcoming week I hope to join the SYW challenge by Cee, and hopefully to write a book review.

Today,  just want to share with you a wonderful social promotion by our Local Health System, which I didn’t know as a) I don’t read the newspaper daily (alas!) b) I have the great luck not to visit hospitals so often. But, last week, due to a minor medical operation to my child, I was waiting at the waiting room and observed with interest a nice “book corner”. So I discovered this initiative promoted by our NHS (ass3 Friuli), called: A Book For A Smile. In short, there is a small library in every patients’ waiting rooms in our area, where while waiting you can pick up a book, start reading it and then, if you’d like to, take it home and finish it. When you have finished reading it, you take it back to one of the local health organizations (hospitals and not only). The book will be replaced in another waiting room. And, moreover, if you have some book at home that you want to offer, you can give it as a donation so someone can enjoy the reading while in a waiting room. So you give a book for a smile.


I find this is a great promotion! I am a very keen reader, and so I’ve really appreciated this idea. Now, I know who I can donate my books to.

All the best to you all in this pre-Christmas time!