TLC Blog Tour & Review: Attachments:A Novel by Rainbow Rowell

Posted 27 April, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
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.

About the Author:
Rainbow Rowell is only very good at two things – reading and writing, in that order.

People who are good only at reading and writing, and who also want health insurance, usually study journalism. Rainbow earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald.

Rainbow started writing Attachments while working at the newspaper, but it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her column, let alone her e-mail.

After a brief, enjoyable stint in advertising in the mid-2000s, Rainbow is now back at The World-Herald, writing a pop-culture/lifestyles column.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing with people about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. She has two sons, and if God hears her prayers, they will grow up just as nerdy and true-hearted as the protagonist of this book.

Connect with Rainbow on her website, her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

My Review:
O. M. G. Yep, I’ve resorted to using computer talk in my review. Why? Because this book about emails and attachments and firewalls, is literally HILARIOUS enough it had me ROFLOL (rolling on floor laughing out loud.). Seriously. No joke. This author, besides having an utterly adorable name, really drew me into the story. I laughed til I cried. Her characters were quirky and complex, and her plot line, well….let’s just say that it was preY2K.

This story is awesome. It’s set in Nebraska and I could definitely feel myself being pulled into the center of this quirky novel. I enjoyed the banter between Jennifer, a married woman who isn’t so sure about having kids, and Beth, Jennifer’s best friend who’s boyfriend is a guitarist in a metal band,  through email. They didn’t care that their emails were being monitored and you can really tell that they are the best of friends. Their emails had me laughing until I was crying. They really had quirky ways to attach themselves to the reader of this awesome book. And Lincoln, bless his heart, his character was my favorite. I can’t imagine sitting at a computer all night being paid to READ other peoples emails. Falling in love with some without ever seeing them? Well, I just don’t think it’s possible. But, in Attachments, you’ll see a whole new way of looking at things- Pre-Y2K and post Y2K.

I highly, highly recommend this book to all. You will be instantly hooked from the beginning with the funniness, the romance, the all around craziness. It’s a uniquely different kind of story written by an obviously talented lady who knows what to throw at her readers. This computer-esque novel is 4 star worthy and highly addictive!

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*This book was provided for review by the publisher and TLC Book Tours*

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