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Have you ever finished a book and said “Man, I wish I could ________ like that?” Bookish Bucket List is a semi-regular feature for the things I’ve put on my bucket list and the books that made me do so.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight cover
Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

Summary: [from GoodReads]

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother 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 sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Bucket List Entry: Sit next to someone interesting on a plane.

Why: Is it just me or are people on flights incredibly anti-social? (It may be me. I don’t fly too much, and I do a lot of reading when I do.) But seriously, how awesome would it be to get on a flight somewhere and be sitting next to someone you could be BFFs with? Or at least someone who is cute – I always seem to get the older guys or the ones coming back from the bush who haven’t showered in days. (No joke. On my way back from England last summer I spent 6 hours next to a guy who had been in Africa for 2 weeks. And of course, he wanted to tell me all about it.)

Just once, can the odds be in my favor? Please?


What’s on your Bucket List?

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2 Responses to “Bookish Bucket List: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight”

  1. No, people on flights are really anti-social. I have this book, but haven’t read it yet. It seems really interesting.

  2. Alexa Y. says:

    YES. I think it would be a phenomenal experience to sit next to someone interesting on a long plane ride, and have a fun, meaningful conversation. While I’m not on the look out for romance (since I have the boy!), I do think friendships can be made over long flights with questionable airline food and small bathrooms and no legroom 😉

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