Thursday, May 18, 2017

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Dutton
Genre: Contemporary
Publication: April 04, 2011

My Rating: 3/5

"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.


I finally read my first Rainbow Rowell book!!


This one takes place in 1999, I felt like a baby when it was mentioned. It's funny seeing everyone talk about the internet as something new, about all the problems and new, crazy things the new century might bring and, also, how a lot of people don't want to do "the internet thing". For someone like me, who's had internet her whole life, this was very interesting to read about.

Maybe this is why Lincoln's job sounded so weird to me at first, but I guess there were (are?!) people who do that kind of job? I seriously don't know.

And Lincoln actually seemed... Well, I don't really want to use the word "loser", so maybe unaccomplished? He's just so lost. Lincoln wants to keep studying, live at his mom's, and never get over his ex-girlfriend. He even went to college where she wanted them to go when they were together... For real?! Lincoln gets pretty stupid when it comes to her. Seriously, even if she hurts him, he says that he'll just ignore it, that he doesn't care. How about loving yourself a little bit, Lincoln?

And by the way, what's with this friend of his saying that he doesn't believe in owning a car (what does that even mean?), but always wants others to give him a ride?

Anyway, now to the actual story: the emails...

I asked myself many times, how can Beth and Jennifer write such long messages to each other while working? Go get a coffee later and catch up! I know most of the time they said they weren't doing a thing, or were waiting for something to be able to keep working, I don't know. But they just wrote so much... I still loved them though, they're both hilarious! I found myself laughing throughout this whole book thanks to them. They're just crazy.

I love to see that Rainbow Rowell's humor is pretty witty, she seems like she must be pretty fast minded, and she comes up with very good jokes! Although I must say that it seemed like almost all of the book's characters shared that same kind of humor, which was a bit weird. But hey, they made me laugh a lot, so I can live with that.

So, eventually, Lincoln starts to go through some kind of transformation (thank goodness!), and I started to like him a lot! I felt really proud of him. He wanted to have a big change in his life, and he made it happen. Good for you, Lincoln!


I was really looking forward to Beth's and Lincoln's meeting to be honest, what he would say to her, how she would react, and all that. I was also hoping we would get to see them together after that, and we do! But it wasn't for too long, it lasted like two seconds and then the book was over, so I definitely would've liked to see more of their relationship. But I guess that's just me, I know the book is about the emails and everything about that, so maybe that's why the book needed to end where it did.

I enjoyed this very much, and I'm looking forward to reading more Rainbow Rowell stuff, I seriously had a great time and laughed so much while reading this :)


What's your favorite Rainbow Rowell book?

Thank you for reading! ♥

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