Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Name & Author: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Release Date: April 14th 2011

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humor

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Summary:

“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . “
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Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?      -Goodreads

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I have read by Rainbow Rowell. After reading Eleanor & Park (review here) last year, I had some expectation for this book. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. I really enjoyed this book. It was very cute and heartwarming book that woke the inner (maybe not so inner) nerd in me. Yay for that!

The first sentence in the summary is what drew me in: “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . ”  What do you do when you fall in love with someone you haven’t really met?

The book is set up like two stories that intertwine in the ending. There is Beth and Jennifer’s story, which is mainly set up in email form. I haven’t read many books that have email conversations and to my surprise I really enjoyed that part.

And then there is Lincoln’s story. His story is set up like a ‘normal’ story. I loved his character. He reminded me of Charles Eppes from the TV series Numb3rs.

I genuinely like how Rainbow Rowell takes on one ‘new’ thing that had a big influence on people. In Attachments it’s the emails. In other books it’s comic books (Eleanor & Park), fanfiction (Fangirl) and the phone landline (Landline).

As I said in the beginning the book awoke the inner nerd in me. Particularly it was the last sentences in the book:

“Lincoln…”
He didn’t answer.
“Lincoln? Are you asleep?”
“I didn’t know someone could love me like this,” she said. “Could love me and love me and love me without…needing space.”
Lincoln wasn’t asleep. He rolled on top of her.
“There’s no air in space,” he said.

All in all I loved this book. Everyone should read it, it has something for everyone in it.

5/5 stars!

Diljá

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Wish-List Wednesday #1

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

So for my first Wish-List Wednesday I have chosen two books by the same author, Rainbow Rowell. The books are: Attachments and Fangirl. I just finished Rowell’s Eleanor & Park (review will be upp soon) wich I really liked and I’m looking forward to read her other books.

Attachments

Published April 14th by Dutton Adult.

Summary:

 Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.

When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he’d be sifting through other

people’s inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can’t quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can’t help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.

But by the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you.” After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can’t see exactly where it’s leading him.

Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it’s someone you’ve never met.

I’m really looking forward to get my hands on this one!

Fangirl

Will be published on September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.

Summary:

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
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But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.



Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates.


Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I might have to pre-order this one? Can’t wait!

Thanks for now, see you next Wednesday!

Love, Diljá