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Waiting on Wednesday: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

July 6, 2011

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: January 2, 2012

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18B. Hadley’s in 18A. 

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.–Goodreads

Let us count the reasons why I am excited to read this: 

1) I like long titles. I don’t really like statistics or probabilities, as they both relate to math, but the statistical probability of love at first sight sounds like something that would be good to know for, like, pub trivia. Anyway. I think this title is nerdily, frumpily adorable and holds PROMISE as to what is inside the book. 

2) I like the name Hadley. 

3) I like British boys. 

4) I like the name Oliver. 

5) I especially like the name Oliver if it belongs to a British boy. 

6) I like the cover. It sort of reminds me of the movie poster (I feel like you should all know that when I first tried to type movie poster, I actually wrote “moster.” Should we make that a new word? Moster? NO? Okay then.) for the film Waiting for Forever, which wasn’t particularly good, but had a movie poster (you sure about nixing “moster”? You are? Okay.) I did like. 

Yeah, so now that I’m looking at the Waiting for Forever poster, it really looks NOTHING like the (better designed) cover for this book. But for some reason, when I saw the book cover, this movie poster is what I thought of. I’m obviously cracked. 

ANYWAY. With the exception of the crazy that was point number six, this all bodes very well. You know what does not bode well? 

This book doesn’t come out until freaking January. Harumph. *sulks*

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2011 7:51 AM

    Seriously?! Who doesn't love British boys!!! I can't wait for this one either!

  2. July 6, 2011 11:40 PM

    This one sounds great!I am a new follower :)My WoW,

  3. July 6, 2011 5:12 PM

    This one sounds so great I just wish next year wasn't so far away.Sally.

  4. July 6, 2011 11:52 AM

    Super sonic squees! I can't wait for that book too!!Great pick!!Help Paranormal Wastelands celebrate Waiting on Forever Week with a WOW worth howling for! And while you at it check out our awesome Giveaway for your chance to win not only books but jewelry!

  5. July 6, 2011 11:10 AM

    Can't wait for this book either, this was my WOW two weeks ago, so sad I couldn't get it at BEA!

  6. July 6, 2011 7:37 AM

    Fantastic pick! I am so so excited about this. I learned about it a couple of weeks ago from a WoW post, which is another reason I love this meme so much!

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