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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Top 5 Wednesday | Friendships

 

I have been watching Top 5 Wednesday videos on YouTube for a while now. Top 5 Wednesday or T5W was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

The theme for this week is the top 5 friendships in books I have read. I had a pretty hard time picking these 5 friendship. I couldn’t for the life of me think of books with friendship that I liked. I will put the books in order from 5-1. One being the most favorite.

 

5. Quentin Jacobsen, Margo Roth Spiegelman & Friends

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The first group of friends (technically two groups) are from the book Paper Towns by John Green. I loved the friendship between Quentin and Margo, even though Quentin was more of a friend than Margo. They didn’t spend a lot of time together but they knew that they could count on each other. There are also Quentin’s friends and Margo’s that unite in the end.

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My Review

 

4. Charlie, Sam & Patrick

This group of friends are from the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie is a shy and socially awkward boy. One day he meets Patrick and his step sister Sam. And with them he discovers the world. He gets out of his own shell.

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3. Eleanor & Park

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This pair of friends are from the book Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Set in 1986, Eleanor and Park meet on the school bus. Coming from two different worlds they become friends. This is so sweet and complete friendship.

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My Review

 

2. Cath & Levi

Cath and Levi are from the book Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. (She really has a gift for writing beautiful friendships). Cath is a very shy freshman at collage. She slowly becomes friends with her roommate, Reagan, and Levi, who she thinks is Reagan’s boyfriend. What is so special about Cath and Levi’s friendship is that he never really gives up on her when she is being difficult.
I also really liked the friendship between Cath and her twin sister, Wren.

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1. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger 

My favorite friends are from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. I feel like they are my favorite because I grew up with them. I think that probably many feel the same way. Their friendship is like most people’s. There are ups and downs. Fight and peace.

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Diljá

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday | Books I’d Like to See as Movies

 

I have been watching Top 5 Wednesday videos on YouTube for a while now. Top 5 Wednesday or T5W was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

The theme for this week is the top 5 books I’d like to see as movies. It didn’t take me long to decide on what books I wanted to be turned into movies (or TV shows). I don’t know if any of these books are in the process of possibly being turned into movies or not. I will put the books in order from 5-1. One being the most anticipating.

 

5. Bones by Jan Burke:

This is the seventh book in the ‘An Irene Kelly Mystery’ series. I have not read any other book in this series. This book is about journalist Irene Kelly who goes along with the police and murderer Nick Parrish to a isolated mountain in hope that Parrish will lead them to his victims. Everything goes well until all hell brakes loose.
This book is great and would be a excellent movie for fans of horror and suspense.

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4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

It’s hard to only name one Rainbow Rowell novel, I would like to see all her books as movies. I have to choose Fangirl as my favorite. It’s my most resent reads and I found it easier to connect with that book than the others. Fangirl is about Cath’s college life and her fan-fiction writing about Simon Snow. It would be great if there would be scenes from her Simon Snow fanfic in the movie along with her daily life.

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3. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent:

This was the first book I read in 2014. Burial Rites is about the last months in the life of Agnes Magnúsdóttir who was the last person the be executed in Iceland. I think that this could be a great movie. It could have flash backs when Agnes is telling her story-for the viewer to see how things really happened. It is rumored that Jennifer Lawrence will be Agnes and Gary Ross will be the director but no other information is out yet. Who knows what will happen.

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My Review

2. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons:

This is the only book that I have yet to finnish. I started it last night and am about 100 pages in and loving it so far. A historical romance set in Russia during the second World War, who wouldn’t love that?
I don’t know much about this book but as far as I have read I would like to see it as a movie.

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1. The Diviners by Libba Bray:

Finally, the most anticipated book to movie adaptation (possibly). The Diviners by Libba Bray. There is so much that is going on in this book. The murder mystery and all the people with supernatural abilities. I think that this book, and the rest of the series, will be great as a TV series. There is to much going on to fit into one movie. The scenes with Naughty John could be so creepy!

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My Review

 

Diljá

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 13 of 2013

 

The year 2013 was a year full of great things for me. I think the most exiting event from 2013 was when I graduated in May and started Uni in September. And I started this blog in July! I hope 2014 will be as good as 2013 was for me. In celebration of this wonderful year I am doing my Top 13 books of 2013. They did not all get over 4 star rating, but some of them have constantly been on my mind.

 

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The first category is YA Contemporary. I didn’t read many contemporary book but these three (four) were the best. First is Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow Rowell is an new author that I discovered this year. I love her books and Attachments is amazing. I also read Eleanor & Park by her and liked it as well. (I did a review for Eleanor & Park that can be viewed here).

I read a few John Green books this year. My favorite of them was Paper Towns (review can be viewed here). It is a wonderful books and I loved all the clues along the way. The last book is a book that I haven’t heard lot about but it is a great book that I recommend to everyone. That book is A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan. Go check that one out.

 

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The second category is a mix between adult fiction and classics. The only adult fiction that made it to this list is Before I go to Sleep by S. J. Watson. (Review is here). It is a great and a scary book.
There are two classics that made this list. The first one is Hamlet by Shakespeare. This is the only Shakespeare piece that I have read but I really enjoyed it. The other one is The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I think that this one will be my first re-read of 2014.

 

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The third category is stand alone is YA fantasy/paranormal/dystopian… The first one is my favorite from this category – The Host by Stephanie Meyer. According to Goodreads there will be two sequels to The Host, but I don’t think that will happen. The Second book is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. (Review is here). This book is amazing and I really want Holly Black to continue with this story. The last book is 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad. (Review is here). The writing is nothing special in this book (the translation?) but the ending!! This is one of the few books in 2013 that left such an impression on me – the scary feeling after I read this book.

 

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The fourth category are YA fantasy/paranormal/dystopian series. The first one is my favorite of the year and that is The Diviners by Libba Bray. This book is amazing and I can’t wait for the sequel. The second book is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (I also read and liked the sequel Siege and Storm). This series is really good. The last book is Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. This is a great book. Assassins trained by nuns-you can’t go wrong with that.

 

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The fifth category are graphic novels. I read my first graphic novel in December 2013. It was the first two volumes of Locke and Key by Joe Hill. They were really good and I recommend them to everyone.

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

You never forget your first love…

Name & Author: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (US) & Orion (UK)

Release Date: February 26th 2013 (US) & February 1st 2013 (UK)
Paperback, 325 pages

Genres:  Contemporary fiction, YA, romance

Summary: 

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.

eleanor and parkPark is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor … never to Eleanor.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed mis

fits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

My Thoughts:

I don’t even know where to begin or what to think about this book. It was amazing!

Set in 1986 in  Omaha, Nebraska, two teenagers and major misfits fall in love. At first the only time they share together is on bus on the way to and from school. They don’t speak to each other in the beginning, but read comic books together and share music and that is their way to great friendship and to love.

I loved how Rowell used the music and comic book references from the 80′ and it made the story so much realistic, because you know all the things that they are discovering together.

In the beginning Eleanor is the shy and quiet girl, who tries to disappear. She has a horrible home life, wich made me really sad. At parts I wanted to shake her mother to make her see how badly her children were treated. And not to mention her step-father, ugh! what a scumbag.
But as the story evolves and her and Parks relationship grows, Eleanor grows as well. She becomes the real Eleanor, not the shell of her.

Park is one of the many misfits in Omaha. As his relationship with Eleanor grows his character opens more and more up. I loved his family. In the beginning I hated his mother, but she grew on me really fast and is now one of my favorite character in the book.
I loved the part when Parkers mother gives Eleanor a makeover and Parker starts to wear eyeliner to seem different.

The book deals with being different, having bad home life, being bullied and to fall in love.

I think that everyone should read this book at some point, weather they like it or not.
4.5/5 stars!

Love, Diljá

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