The Writing’s On The Wall: The Rosie Project

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels.

No, your eyes are not deceiving you – It’s a new feature on Pop! Goes The Reader! If there’s one thing that I love to do (apart from reading, that is) it’s tinkering around in Photoshop. So, it seemed only natural that I combine my two passions. Of course, once I decided to do so, the only logical place to begin was with my favourite book of 2013, The Rosie Project. Since I first read it back in August 2013, I’ve given over twenty copies of The Rosie Project to family and friends as gifts and have even been known to press a copy into the hands of unsuspecting strangers while perusing the shelves at the local bookstore. It remains one of the sweetest, most romantic, charming, intelligent, and witty novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading in quite some time and I can hardly wait until the release of the second novel, The Rosie Effect! I can only hope that what I’ve created does it justice.

Title The Rosie Project
Author Graeme Simsion
Pages 329 Pages
Genre Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher HarperCollins
To Be Published May 21st, 2013
Find It On Goodreads

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.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Create The Cut and Miss Graphica whose clipart I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

Would you like to see this feature again in the future? What books would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

13 responses to “The Writing’s On The Wall: The Rosie Project”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful!! I own a copy of The Rosie Project but have yet to read it, this post makes me want to pull it off my shelf and dive in!!

    As for what books would I like to see as desktop wallpapers? Well that’s a very long list! How about Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Then & Always by Dani Atkins, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.
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  2. I love this new series, Jen! It’s so much fun. I really like having bookish-themed wallpapers for my computer. I think Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson could make a really cool wallpaper for summer. I can’t think of any others off the top of my head that I know you’ve also enjoyed, but regardless, I can’t wait to see what else you come up with!
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  3. Oh this is really cute! Love your artistic side and how you bring it together with books. Can’t wait to see more!

    I guess I should read this book, huh? 😉
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  4. Leah says:

    Oh, Jen. Everything about this makes me squeal in delight! The book (THE BOOK!!) and that adorable wallpaper..I love this and cannot wait to see more!
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  5. Frasier says:

    Oh my! Hearts in my eyes. Everything about this post/idea has me giddy. I love and adore it and the wallpaper? Oh my. Adorbs.
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  6. Leah says:

    Wow, that is SUCH an awesome desktop background! I’m using it already! I would love to see more backgrounds, you’re super talented!
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  7. alice-jane says:

    AHHH I LOVE THIS JEN! Very whimsical and cute! The wallpaper reflects The Rosie Project as much as it reflects you, I feel like. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store! 🙂
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  8. Alright, between your GLOWING recs and that adorable quote, I am convinced! Put this on hold at the library just now. 😀

    What can I say, I’m a sucker for adorable nerd guys!!
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  9. Kaja says:

    Ohh, this is the perfect quote! I loved The Rosie Project and now I’ve given it to my husband to read and he keeps chuckling while reading, so it’s really one of those books that anyone can like, apparently 🙂
    Such a great feature, by the way, I wish I knew how to do things like this!
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  10. Annie says:

    This is so pretty! That quote you picked out is absolutely adorable! I haven’t read The Rosie Project but have been meaning to for a super long time. That wallpaper makes me want to rush to the bookstore to get it though! 🙂
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  11. Elle Hinkley says:

    Hey! I nominated you for the Liebster Award here- Congrats and keep up the good work! 🙂

  12. Cee says:

    I love this soooo much. This was beautifully put together. You have captured The Rosie Project in this wallpaper. I love how the background gets gradually darker. So pretty!
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  13. Yani says:

    I have downloaded all your available wallpapers! I love, love, love them so much especially the Pride and Prejudice one. <3 Can you make a Red Queen wallpaper, too? Thank you so much! My desktop is gleeful now. 🙂
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