Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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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 . . . ?

Review:
Attachments is officially my dream “if ever I get employed and I wish it would be sooner” love story. It is told in a unique way- altering between the exchange of e-mails between Beth and her bestfriend Jennifer (Love, Rosie/ Where Rainbows End attack) and narration of Lincoln’s life and his bizarre fascination with the two smart and funny ladies. Unlike Rainbow Rowell’s other books, (Landline, Eleanor and Park, and Fangirl) Attachments didn’t stick to me like a glue to a paper or a mother to a child at first.

At. First.

Rainbow Rowell always surprises me and before I knew it, I am more than glued to the book that I end up having three hours of sleep. Attachments is a light and the kind of adult contemporary book that will make you believe that somehow office hours are not such a buzzkill at all (based entirely when I am tagging along with my mother in their office where people talk upon entering and leaving their office). It talks about family, friendship, the pressure of marriage, having a child, getting married or not, sticking up with your job or not, and at the same I think in my part, always looking up for something good no matter how bad the situation is. Readers will easily love Beth and Jennifer’s friendship for they are the smart and witty women that well, reflect the personalities of other ladies out there. And who wouldn’t love the shy, our very own Cute Guy, Lincoln? I have to say that Rainbow Rowell did a great job on narrating a guy’s perspective, it is realistic and not over rated at all (you know the guys who act like a lady, think like a lady at all times). It is even refreshing that we are not rooting for rock stars for the nth time.

Rainbow Rowell, your first novel is a magic! Hoping we could have some tea together while I’m staring at you like a creepy fan. Ha-ha.

So if you are looking for a book, any book, just grab this one. I. Swear. Abraham Lincoln would be proud of you.

xoxo

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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From Goodreads:

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

 

Review:

 

When all you want is A LOT MORE of Georgie’s wonderful story. When all you know is that Neal and Georgie and their kids are REAL and not just any kind of contemporary book you’ve read.

 

When all you know that Rainbow Rowell did an excellent job (AGAIN) in making such a BEAUTIFUL NOVEL. I love this as much as I love Eleanor and Park and Fangirl. It’s so good I want to cry- you know the I’m-so-happy-can’t-get-over-it cry.

 

At first, I was kinda afraid to read this book because well, it’s not in the line of my age. I am afraid that this won’t be as good as any other of her books and I’d be disappointed in the end.

 

 

 

But, I was wrong.

 

Like really, really wrong.

 

 

Rainbow Rowell nailed it once again. The narration, flow of the story, and how realistic the novel was told- I AM IN SO MUCH AWE. Now, I don’t want to spoil anything about this book because I want you guys to feel and know how much feels you’ll eventually feel after reading this. (Literally to many feels in this sentence. Hahaha)

 

 

 

 

One more thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the best magic ever.

 

 

Book Review 101: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review 101: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Summary: (Goodreads)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Review:

“And when those things do matter, it’s only because people want something from me. Not because they want me.”

Doubting if it’s Cather’s story or mine. Though it felt good to know that I am not the only who is awkward around people, who is afraid to eat at canteens or who is oblivion to places which is cool to hang out (eventhough she’s just a fictional character). Ok, let’s get this straight, I’m a bit disappointed of how the story began at first, maybe because I don’t have a twin or I’m not a fan of writing fan fiction (but, I write a lot of stories- worthless stories. HAHA). But, I’ve read Eleanor and Park and if you’ve read my review about it, I super duper ultra mega love it ‘cos Eleanor reminds me of myself. Maybe I’m expecting so much but, nevertheless Fangirl is still a good book to read. Why? I’m giving you two things to consider;

She tried to put into words how it felt, what happened when it was good, when it was working, when the words were coming out of her before she knew what they were, bubbling up from her chest, like rhyming, like rapping, like jump-roping, she thought, jumping just before the rope hits your ankles.

“But there’s nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.”

IT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE eventhough you feel like you don’t have the guts to write. I must admit that I’m a frustrated writer. Like, who wouldn’t be when there are young writers that have already published their own books and I’m just like, “Gahd. I have no future. Let the universe eat me alive!” Cather remind me that every good writer starts with nothing and eventually came up with something (something really great like this) because of their unyielding determination and perseverance. Maybe, it’s not my time to shine bright better than the diamond. HA-HA-HA. Sorry, is this really a review?

Levi’s kisses were all taking. Like he was drawing something out of her with soft little jabs of his chin.

SWOONING OVERLOAD
Find me weird but, simple gestures that were made by this cute couple makes me want to grab someone and ask him if he could do the ‘Levi-Moves’ for me. Kidding. Not. A. Desperate. Girl.

and just when I thought I’ll be the ultimate full-blooded and somehow the founder of Team Levi forever… sh***y things happen.
“I’m rooting for you,” she whispered. She wasn’t even sure he could hear her from the bed.
Sorry, but I would like to strangle Levi. Not spoiling and that’s NEWS.

 Levi hmmmed. Like he was thinking. “What if I promise not to touch you?”

Cath laughed. “Now I have zero incentive to come.”

“What if I promise to let you touch me first?”

“Are you kidding? I’m the untrustworthy person in this relationship. I’m all hands.”

“I’ve seen no evidence of that, Cather.”

“In my head, I’m all hands.”

“I want to live in your head.”

Dirty talking at its finest, you know.
“Nothing. Nothing. Just … isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?”

“It sets a dangerous precedent.”

“For avoiding pain?”

“For avoiding life.”

FANGIRL is a story about twin sisters, college life, fan-fiction writing, finding yourself and what you want, falling in love and dirty talking… oh no, I mean family issues that’ll make you appreciate what you have in your life right now.

Find this a crappy review? I’m so sorry. Still coping with my hectic sched. and uggh people. But, hoping you’ll still add Fangirl in you to read list! xoxo