Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Pages: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell!!!

Hello guys!

Today I'll be delivering my first Piwicakes order for a co-worker's bf's surprise birthday party, which means I stayed up late last night getting everything ready! So today I'm a bit on the sleepy side of life.

For this week's Saturday Pages review, I have a book is an adult contemporary that I absolutely adored! In case you are wondering what's so special about it... it's cause I don't read that much contemporary, even less adult contemporary! BUT it's a Rainbow Rowell book, and everything that woman writes I love, I think I want to read even her grocery lists!

Since this one was published in 2011, I'm also counting it towards my poor overlooked 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge!




AttachmentsAttachments by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


You know how I always say that contemporary books are not usually my thing? And you know that I almost never read adult contemporary books? Well, clearly all of that doesn't apply to contemporary adult books written by Rainbow Rowell. Anything this woman writes I love, simple as that!

Attachments is not a new release, but it's a book that deserves as much praise as Fangirl or Eleanor & Park and that I feel has been largely overlooked. I'm hoping that will change as Ms Rowell's popularity continues to grow, because this is simply a fantastic book!

Lincoln has started working as part of the IT team as security guy, so he's the one that reads the flagged e-mails in a newspaper where employees have just recently got company e-mail accounts and access to the internet. It is a boring job, but he has just moved back to town, into her mother's house and he's trying to find his own way. He finds himself reading the flagged e-mails of Beth & Jennifer, that are using the company e-mail to talk about their lives and he doesn't send them a warning but instead continues reading their conversations.

It is a bit creepy, cause both girls consider them private conversations, but I can't really blame Lincoln. Beth and Jennifer are both witty and adorable, and through their e-mails you see their friendship and how they care for each other, with what they discuss and what they don't. We learn a lot about who they are through their e-mails and by the end of the book, I felt like Jennifer & Beth were old friends of mine already!

This book is not only about the romance, but it's also about all sorts of human relationships, friends, marriages, the relationship with your siblings, your parents, your friends. And finding the right equilibrium in all of them. Change is never easy for anyone and we're never sure what can trigger the change we might be afraid of that can end up being for the best.

I felt almost all the emotions with this book, I felt for awkward Lincoln, I was annoyed at the situation with his mother, but ended up feeling for her too. His sister was equal parts nosy and caring... and Beth and Jennifer? Those girls... I felt like I wish I could be part of their e-mail messages and chat with them all day! I laughed (out loud, a lot), I giggled, I swooned, I cried, I bawled and I felt awkward, I felt angry and I felt confused... and when I reached the last page of the book, it couldn't have been more perfect!

If you've read other books by Rainbow Rowell, you must read this one, and if you haven't read any books by her... start now! With this one for example! 5 well deserved stars (and maybe a few extra more!).



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16 comments:

  1. I've only read E&P so far! You know I'm not big on contemps but I'll have to check out more of her work since you love them (along with everyone) great review! Congrats on your cupcake order :-)

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    1. I know we are not into contemporaries, but do give this one a chance, Kristen!
      And thank youuu!! =D

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  2. For some reason, her YAs don't really appeal to me, but this one and Landline really does! I'm very glad she has branched out to YA, because that only meant she'll be getting new fans who'll surely check out her adult books. I can't wait to read this soon!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. I still haven't read Landline, but anything and everything else she's written and I've read, I've loved!
      I cannot wait for you to read this, Faye! I hope you'll love it!

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  3. I love it when we read a book and love it that's not from our usual genre of liking. I'm so HAPPY that you loved this book! Attachments was amazing and so hilarious and really touched my heart. I can go on blabbing about it all day. Lincoln definitely was a hottie, mind if I have him? ;) Great review!

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    1. I love it too, book like this one is why I get out my comfort zone!
      And yeah, you can keep Lincoln, but only cause I'm feeling generous!! ;)

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  4. Oh my! Five stars! That's a lot of stars :D I loved Rowell's Fangirl, but I didn't have much interest in this book or Eleanor & Park or Landline, honestly. This one sounds like quite the tear-jerker! D: In a good way though. Excellent review, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Pardon the pun, but I'm now a declared Rainbow Rowell fangirl! ;)
      You might have to consider this one for the Pili-pushing list, btw!! ;)

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  5. It's good to know this book is now only about the romance but also other real life important stuff. Woah, 5 stars?? Guess it's a book to read, huh? I read a lot of contemporaries but my favs are fantasy and paranormal ones. I love witches!! Great review! :)

    Lola@Seeing Night Reviews

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    1. Thank you, Lola! I don't usually read that many contemporaries, but all of Rainbow Rowell's books, I've loved!

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  6. YEESSS so far this is my favourite book by Rainbow Rowell (though I haven't read E&P or Landline yet) because it was just so touching, humourous, emotional, endearing. The friendship between the girls was so beautiful and Lincoln was such a sweet boy. I loved him! and the book! Great review Pili.

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    1. Thanks Jeann! I agree, Jennifer & Beth were amazing friends, I loved reading their e-mails!!

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  7. Amazing review sweetie. <3 And YAY :D I'm so glad you loved this book. <3 That makes me very happy. I haven't decided yet if I want to read it.. but most likely some day :) As I also adore Rainbow. <3 Just. Not a fan of reading about adults, lol :p But I do want to read everything by her. So one day ;p Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. Rainbow is the best! And I hope you will read this book sweetie! It is wonderful!

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  8. Rainbow Rowell seems to be a lot of people's contemporary exception because she's mine too :p I love the premise of this one and I can't wait to read the emails. I know just by thinking of all the random communications I have with people that there's bound to be a lot of entertainment in there.

    Thanks for the review Pili! I'm definitely hoping to read this one soon!

    -P.E.

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    1. I hope you will read it soon, P.E. and I cannot wait to see what you think of it!

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