Thursday, July 31, 2014

Attachments; Book Review

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.

On to the book! Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. The kindle version is only $1.99!

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 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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27 comments:

  1. I always love a good book review! I'll have to add this to my list! Happy almost weekend!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  2. I have this on my library queue and am excited to read it! I haven't read any other Rainbow Rowell books, but I kept hearing about this one and thought it was worth checking out!

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  3. And purchased. I love a good book recommendation. Thanks!

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  4. Buying this book now - can't beat the kindle price!! :)

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  5. the premise of this book is interesting! will have to see if the library has it, thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. Ok, I need to start writing down all of these books because I can never remember which ones I want to download next then I have to hunt through posts trying to remember the exact one! This one I can download when I get home though because $1.99? I'm sold. Plus I want to hear some of these hilarious stories!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Those kind of books are the best! And easy reads is what I need... Ps I read Gone Girl over my vacay! I'm so proud of myself and it was so good!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been looking for a new book to read, this one could def be it!

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  9. This sounds great! I'm going to read it this weekend! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  10. I did the same thing with my boyfriend reading him lines except he'd just look at me like I had 4 heads while I lol'd alone :) I picked up another Rainbow book right after that - Fangirl and it was even better!So glad you loved it! Our book next month is Big Little Lies by Loraine Moriarty and it looks promising. Sure hope you join us for that one as well!

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  11. This seems like such a great read! I'll definitely look it up! :)

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  12. I am so glad that you finally got to read it, and loved it!!! I just gushed on and on about it and I am glad it lived up to expectations! I really want more Lincoln and Beth and Jennifer in my life.

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  13. You have just solved my I-don't-have-a-book-to-read-at-the-airport problem. Thank you!! This sounds so good. PS. Love the cute kitty pics. :)

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  14. I've been on the waiting list for this book for weeks and I'm getting really close! I think down to the single digits. And I'm even more anxious to read it now!

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  15. This sounds like such a good read and for only $1.99, downloading it now. Why does work have to be a thing, I want to read!!!

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  16. I am almost finished with Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children... Ill have to read this next.

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  17. I've been so slack with finishing my book so I can delve into another one! YAY for kitties and reading (in that order).

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  18. I love a good cheap Kindle book, but now I'm afraid its going to be wonky on mine too!

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  19. love the idea behind this book! you made me HAVE to read it now, sounds perfect for a light summer read. i just finished the goldfinch so i need something like a happy simple book! THANKS! xo

    the well-traveled wife ♥

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  20. I have this one queued up on my kindle for my flight to Australia. I read Elinore and Park and thought it was ok. I'm hoping I'll like her adult books more.

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  21. Thank you for the kitty picture. And for saying "bugger." :)

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  22. I haven't been reading much all month! I'm so behind but I realllllly want to read this one now. Seems like it'd be a fun read, especially since my coworkers and I always send each other silly and twisted emails.

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  23. I felt like they were my friends toooo. Loved this book so much and I wish there was a Beth - Lincoln sequel because dammit I want to know what happens next! haha ... PS Kari posted a link up on her blog so link up your post! Loved the review and I hope you do it next month as well :D

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  24. i read another one of hers--something and zoe? icr, but it was ok. i would still give this one a shot!

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  25. I read Krystal's review and I love it! You both have given me the motivation to start reading again! I am disconnecting my cable so that should be an easy go :)

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  26. I just added this to my ever-growing list of books to read - sounds like a super fun read!!!

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  27. I DL'd it when I saw it was on sale for $1.99 and hope to make it one of my books this month!! I'm glad it was a happy want to read again ending. Those are my favorites!!

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