Saturday, June 21, 2014
Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell
Published: April 14th, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Bookdepository
Goodreads Synopsis: "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "
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 . . . ?
Everytime I hear great things about Rainbow Rowell's books I am always so happy to get them and start reading them to see what all the hype is about. Altthough I get so excited to start reading one of her books, there is also a small part of me that is worried that I won't like it (I'll explain). Attachments is Rainbow Rowell's adult novel about a guy named Lincoln that gets a job to read peoples emails that get flagged at their job. As he is reading these flagged emails he happens to stumble upon Beth's and Jennifer's emails and finds himself drawn to there conversations/personal lives. I really enjoyed Lincoln's character, although at times I just didn't understand him. For instance, I feel like I never got a good grasp on why he had all those college degrees and I was actually curious to know what he majored in (since I am a college graduate as well). Plus I felt like Lincoln came across younger than what he actually was. Beth was incredibly funny and I felt like one of the main reasons why I kept reading was to hear more about Beth, and her Cute Guy because we all have experienced one of those. And I found myself really liking Jennifer for the fact that she was so realistic and when she said certain things she didn't try to make things sound better than they actually were. I do have to say that in all the Rainbow Rowell books I have read she sure knows how to make her male characters charming and just so freaking cute! Overall, There were several parts in this book that I found to be boring because a lot didn't happen, but I did really enjoy this book even though it wasn't one of my favorites. I do believe that I would recommend this book as well as the other books Rainbow Rowell has written because her writing is just amazing (especially Eleanor & Park), and I will continue to read each book she publishes.
Final Verdict: 3.5 Stars
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews. It is all about sharing the books that you have recently acquired, whether they are books you bought, borrowed, or got for review!
There was a huge sale going on at a used book shop that I frequently go to so I couldn't help but to pick up a few books. These are the books I got:
The Notebook by: Nicholas Sparks
Feed by: Mira Grant
Flowers in the Attic by: V. C. Andrew
Petals on the Wind by: V.C. Andrew
The Waste Lands by: Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three by: Stephen King
Brave New World by: Aldous Huxley
Betrayed by: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Chosen by; P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
*Mass Market paperbacks were $0.50 and the last 3 books were $1 each
My mom also surprised me with a Nook so of course I had to get some books!! :)
Losing It by: Cora Cormick
Beautiful Disaster by: Jamie McGuire
Awakened by Jaime Guerard
To All The Boys I loved Before by: Jenny Han
Rebel Belle by: Rachel Hawkin
Sweet Evil by: Wendy Higgins (e-book)
If I Stay by: Gayle Forman (e-book)
We Were Liars by: E. Lockhart (e-book)
Once again this is a pretty big book haul, but I had been forgetting to make a post about the books that I had gotten over the last few weeks. Have you read any of these?