Today I'm joining The Kay Times in her book club. I know not everyone loves a book review, so here's a photo of a kitty enjoying the top tier of the cat tree in our living room, normally reserved for Penny (aka Queen B). Yes, we are making progress and it is fabulous, and so is the sleep.
Oh wait, not everyone likes cats? Well bugger, can't please everyone.
The Synopsis from Goodreads
"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 . . .
My review - 5 Stars
Nadine recommended this book to me about 73 times so I knew it was going to be good.
I started this book weeks ago and finished it on Sunday, reading 95% of the book on Sunday. It took me awhile to get into because the kindle version I had had the smallest font known to mankind and my eyes aren't what they used to be. I could zoom in, but then it zoomed to part of the page and I had to scroll across (basic kindle) and then on pages where there were 2 lines I had to zoom out, so too much trouble for a book! So I just squinted. If this book hadn't been recommended by Nadine, I most likely would have given up. So glad I didn't!
I really, really enjoyed this book. It was a fairly quick, easy read, not complicated, not going to provoke your deepest thoughts or break your heart, but it left me with a happy feeling and hey, what more can you ask for?
This is the kind of book that you are falling in love with the characters and sitting on the edge of your seat without realising. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to hug Jennifer (and Beth but really Jennifer when that happened), I felt like they were my friends - heck I feel like they could have been me and my friends! I loved it. Love, love love. I loved all the references to things I love (John Cusack, Jane Austen! Colin Firth!) and I would interrupt KC's video gaming to read him a one liner I thought just had to be shared and he politely laughed for me.
This is the only Rainbow Rowell book I have read, I have heard good things about her other books. I think she is a great writer, I loved how this book was written and the different POVs and I love that it was set in 1999.
Sometimes when a book ends, I have this feeling of utter happiness, fulfillment, like I accomplished something and I am so happy with how it ended. Other times I literally think 'Nooooooooooooooooooo' as I read the last word, in either a good way or a bad way. Attachments was the good way - I wanted more. As soon as I finished, I flipped back a few pages so I could read the end again.
Please can I have some more Rainbow Rowell? I want to know more.
So good. read it. now.
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