Attachments (Rainbow Rowell)

>>>  Nº 8 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A funny book <<<

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“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 . . . ?

>> Warning – SPOILERS AHEAD! <<

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I loved Fangirl, truly madly loved it. But on some levels I loved Attachments even more.

It’s impossible not to love Lincoln, Beth and Jennifer. And it’s actually impossible to hate anyone on the book… for a long time I really wanted to hate Chris, Beth’s boyfriend, because I felt that she deserved better than he was giving her, but I couldn’t hate him, because somehow, they all felt so genuine, so true… how can you hate a character for their honesty?!

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I identify with Lincoln in more ways than one… life is hard. I’m 30 and I’m still in school and I never ever want to leave. The thought of what to do next is terrifying, paralyzing at times, especially when you feel that the only thing you’re good at is actually being in school.

Moving on, I adored the ending. I liked that Lincoln actually put his life together before he got the girl. I loved that the girl made the first move. I loved that not everything has to start is a perfect way for it to be perfect, because life is messy.

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Oh my, Rainbow Rowell is becoming a favorite of mine, I’m hitching to pick up Eleanor & Park and I can’t wait to get my hands on Landline. I adore the way she writes and how her characters feel so relatable… I’m totally in love with this book!

Rating: 5 Stars

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Books, books and more books! It feels like Christmas!

Last month there was this amazing thing on Amazon.co.uk, where you could get 3 books for 10£. That’s amazing! Amazing I say! I say that because here in Barcelona or in Portugal, for that matter, the selection of books in english, that are ready to take on stores, is very limited. So, I jumped at the chance of buying some books, I needed some for my Reading Challenge anyway…

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I started to click on the beginning of the month and finished my order on the 31st, my shopping bag had at the time some 22 books. So I had to cut a few… I managed to stay with 17! Yeah, not all of these belonged to that wonderful sales promotion, but nonetheless, the books were cheaper than buying them here. I ended up ordering 17 books and with the difference from pounds to euros and shipping costs and everything, it still came out for like 7€ a book, it’s quite cheap!

To sum it up, I’m very happy! I feel like a kid on Christmas day!

  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter (Sin Eaters Daughter Trilogy 1), Melinda Salisbury
  • It’s Not Me, It’s You, Mhairi McFarlane (darn it… I forgot to check that it was paperback… it came hardcover:( )
  • You Had Me At Hello, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Here’s Looking At You, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  • Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike), Robert Galbraith
  • The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike), Robert Galbraith
  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  • Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy, Lucy-Anne Holmes
  • The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me, Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice
  • Inferno, Dan Brown
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir), Maya Van Wagenen