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...more
Actual email excerpt:
Me: I just got "I will be your hero,...more
Told in a combination of epistolary episodes and third-person narrative, Attachments is about two closefriends and workmates chatting about anything under the sun, and an IT guy who oversees these correspondences. (Yes, if you are an IT guy, especially assigned to data and systems security, you ma...more
WARNING: Cute guy flagged your emails.
Lincoln is 28 years of age, cute, single, plays Dungeon n’ Dragons, and lives with his mom; which worries his sister Eve. Lincoln’s new job, however, requires him to filter company emails at a local newspaper. He sits all night reading through employees’ correspondents and sends them warnings if they violate company email policy. Although the job earns him good money, Lincoln hates this job.
Ergo. Therefore. Thus …He technic...more
The story follows Lincoln, the IT guy of a newspaper who works overnights so he doesn't really have to deal with people and the job is fairly easy. Until the paper decides to institute a program that flags e-mails that aren't strictly about work or are inappropriate since e-mail was a fairly new office tool back then and management didn't want it a...more
But no, this story works in the end because we see Lincoln growing into adulthood and inde...more
I liked this book a lot. It's not Chick-lit. It's not Lad-lit. I'm putting this down as a Plane book. Go read it on a airplane.
Plot- Lincoln's the guy who monitors email at his work. He's supposed to report Beth and Jennifer, but he finds their emails entertaining. And he falls for Beth.
It's easy to see why he does. Over the course of the book we learn: Beth has a Sandman poster, She quotes Field of Dreams...more
All the warm and fuzzy feels!!! Sigh.
I know that the love month has already passed but I can’t help but let all the love and fluffy-ness spill over to March. Attachments is such a lovely, lovely book. Had I known about this book earlier, I could have included this in my February reading list.
Jennifer and Beth both work in The Courier, a newspaper company, and they regularly exchange messages to each other using the company email, telling each other important and even random things about their se...more
I still don't know if I'd write a review for this (cos I don't even know how) but whatever I'd still give it 5 stars! :D
I picked this up on a whim at the local library. The attraction was the fact that it was a light read, and it's February...more
Edit: Attachments is a wonderful, quirky and cute story. The dialogue between Beth and Jennifer is snappy and the characters are likeable and interesting. The character journey that Lincoln undergoes throughout this novel was interesting and I found myself rooting for him as he slowly takes charge of his life. I also enjoyed the throwback nostalgia to the late '90s with references to movies, bands...more
I especially enjoyed that he has a D&D character who is a dwarf named 'Smov. And that one of the women's boyfriend is in a metal band named Sacajawea. RAD!
This is the kind of book where the ending makes or breaks it, an...more
I'm not trying to be sel...more
Beth and Jennifer know their office emails are being monitored, but that does not stop them from writing to each other about anything that comes to mind, including gossip about their newspaper coworkers, Jennifer's anxiety about having a baby and Beth's problem's with her commitment-phobic rocker boyfriend. Lincoln, the new internet security officer at the newspaper, is paid to read other people's emails and reprimand them for inappropriate content; however, he can't quite bring himself to turn...more
okay, next day review. I "borrowed" this book on overdrive on my iPad on a whim---I had heard of Rainbow Rowell because of her super popular new YA book, Eleanor and Park, so I was very excited to see what was what with Attachments.
V. Quick synopsis: Two bff-type women (around the age of 26-28--aka around my age--aka perfect!) send emails back and forth on their work email at a newspaper. PROBLEM. Their email is being flagged...more
Set at the dawn of the Y2K crisis, Lincoln recently started a job as a systems security officer at his local newspaper office. Basically, he’s responsible for reading any flagged emails and alerting those employees of their misuse of company email. That is until he reads a personal email between best friends Beth and Jennifer. Lincoln knows he should send them a warning, but he chooses not to. Instead he eagerly lo...more
Attachments is set in 19...more
I'm paraphrasing from the book and you'll just have to read it to see what exactly that means.
I'm not sure where to start to say how much I love this book! I love the characters, the plot, the setting(around the time of the whole Y2K scare, our rehearsal for the Mayan 2012 apocalypse scare), the structure. There is not one single thing I would change. How many times do you get to end of a book and say that?
This is a quick read with two dif...more
Rowell's writing, for me, fall in the Almost but Not Quite category. Her characters are funny, but they all sound...more
Moving back home after acquiring an undergrad and multiple master's degrees, Lincoln finds that he still doesn't know who he is or what he wants. He lives with his mother and has a very limited social life. The most interesting thing about his current situation is that he works nights at The Courier as their internet security officer. As the "tech guy" for his company, Lincoln is also responsible for monitoring company wide e...more
This one is about late 20 somethings who all work at the Courier newspaper on the eve of 2000. What I...more
The story was gleefully engaging and the characters most accessible. As a film lover, it was a particularly fun read. The story was truly fresh and beautifully crafted and kept me on my toes.
I did find that despite the fact that I think the writer and I are likely close in age, some of the pop culture referenc...more
Le résumé de "Attachement" me plaisait bien bien que l'histoire soit très convenue d'avance et qu'avant même d'ouvrir le livre, on se doute de comment cela se terminera.
Néanmoins, j'avais envie de quelque chose de léger et c'est ce que j'ai trouvé. Ce bouquin a donc parfaitement répondu à mes attentes. J'ai apprécié, ça se lit vite et bien, l'histoire es...more
I'm still wavering on giving this 5 stars. I'd go 4.5 if it was possible.
Beth and Jennifer reminded me a lot of my co-worker and her sister. They were super funny and their dialogue felt real an...more
Liebesgeschichten in Form von Emails sind keine Neuerfindung, trotzdem war ich neu...more
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. Whe...more
Rainbow lives with her husband and two sons in Omaha, Nebraska. Right at this moment, she is probably arguing with someone about something that doesn't really matter in the big scheme of things -- or trying to figure out how Sherlock faked his death.