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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
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Hardcover, 323 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Dutton Adult
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Ashley
Falling in love with a book is exactly like falling in love with a person. In both cases, most of the time you just can’t help yourself, and what happens during the falling is almost entirely out of your control. This is an especially appropriate metaphor to be making when talking about Rainbow Rowell’s delightful little book, Attachments, which is about a man falling in love in a very inappropriate way. This is what I wrote on Goodreads approximately one minute and thirty-one seconds after fini ...more
Kassidy
Brilliant! I loved everything about it, definitely a new favorite. <3
Full Review: http://kassidyvoinche.blogspot.com/20...
Noelle
Dec 02, 2011 Noelle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Noelle by: Maggie
My office’s IT support guy has a blonde ponytail and once serenaded me with an Enrique Iglesias song while I was stuck at the copy machine waiting for a fax to go through. He was INTO IT. He was acting like it was some deep, deep rock anthem that TOUCHED HIS SOUL. Air acoustic guitar was involved. I did what any normal person would do: studiously avoided eye contact and went directly back to my desk to email my work best friend about it.

Actual email excerpt:
Me: I just got "I will be your hero,
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Lilyan
This book would have been sooo much better if not for the pathetic characters.

Meet Lincoln:



A 29 year old nerd who has multiple degrees, lives with his mom, plays dungeons and dragons on the weekend, is cripplingly awkward and hasn't been able to get over his high school sweetheart breakup for the past NINE years.... BUT WAIT! LINCOLN ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THIS:




Ya.... I don't get it either.

Lincoln works as an internet cop. He snoops through people's emails and web histories, to make sure no one i
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Finally! Twenty days and seventeen books into 2012 and I've finally, finally found something I can honestly say I loved. I knew it was going to be good from the very first chapter (which I promptly read to my mother while we both laughed). Giving it five stars might be a bit much, but I can't help it. This was funny, engaging, sweet, and, more importantly, smart. None of the characters were perfect, but they were written so realistically that their flaws added to their appeal. It felt like readi ...more
Monica!
Dammit, Rainbow Rowell! Seriously?! You’re destroying my understanding of myself, with your writing.

Because I’m supposed to hate this book, guys.

This is a ridiculously silly piece of chick lit, featuring a STALKER of a main character who also is an Incredibly Attractive Geek Who Doesn’t Know He’s Incredibly Attractive, a trope that I loathe.

It also stars an only slightly less stalkerish secondary character, way too many pop culture name-drops, whining about life choices, and a whirlwind romanc
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Greg Allan Holcomb
As the only dude to win this book from Goodreads' First-Reads I feel a bit o' pressure.

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
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Regan
I AM GUSHING FROM THE CUTENESS
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
This was such a good book! It's one of those books that just makes you feel ridiculously happy. I'm glad that booksplosion chose it as the book of the month for May!
Kat O'Keeffe
All of Rainbow Rowell's books are adorable and amazing and funny and this is no exception! I think Fangirl is still my favorite of her books, but I loved Attachments a little bit more than E&P. VERY EXCITED FOR LANDLINE!
Mohamed Al Marzooqi
بهذه الرواية الجميلة (والمراجعة) أودع عام

عندما تخرجت من الجامعة وحصلت على أول وظيفة، كنت أستغل ساعة البريك في قراءة الكتب الإلكترونية، ولأنني كنت في فترة ما مهووسًا بالرافعي، كنت أبحث عن كتبه ومقالاته التي سبق لي قراءتها وأعيد قراءتها. في كتابه "على السفود" الذي يرد فيه على العقاد أذكر أنه عنون أحد الفصول ب"عضلات من شراميط" ولا أعرف ماذا كان يدور في ذهني وأنا أكتب في قوقل "شراميط" باحثًا عن هذا المقال باستخدام كمبيوتر العمل، فقد ظهرت لي صفحة نتائج البحث بروابط لمواقع إباحية ومنتديات يسرد فيها أ
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Kat Stark


Well, this was a nice enjoyable read. It was really hard for me in the beginning...I guess I was expecting a chick-lit, but this isn't a chick-lit ladies. This is just a story about a man who falls in love with a woman whose emails he reads (because it's his job to make sure the office workers aren't doing any shenanigans over the internet).

Definitely didn't like it more than Eleanor & Park , but I gotta say, that ending was way better. Maybe, I just really like endings that give me a full
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Anna
4,5

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving you whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”

Rainbow Rowell is a fantastic contemporary author. Her books capture that essence of realness, without being depressing. Her characters are relatable without being similar.

It's 1999. Computers are still new, unpredictable machines. Lincoln works in internet security. He reads e-mails. In his defense, he didn't know about th
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Ariel
This really solidified for me that Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite writers! She's phenomenal! For me, it comes to one key point: she builds real people. Her characters don't feel like characters, they don't feel fake or made up. They're really people with unique quirks and imperfections and beauty and it's so easy to be sucked into reading her books because I feel like I actually know these people!

This book, particularly, was cute and lovely. I thought the mails back and forth were hilario
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Amy (Foxy)
Lincoln answered a job ad for what he thought would be his ideal career.
'Full-time opportunity for Internet security officer. $40K+ Health, dental."
But instead it should have read,
"Wanted: someone to read other people's e-mail. Swing shift."


Lincoln fell for Beth from her flagged e-mails she wrote her friend, Jennifer, and Beth fell from him by just seeing him around the office. The only problem is neither one of them knows who the other one is because Lincoln doesn't know which face in the o
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♥Rachel♥
Attachments was such a charming perfect example of “chick lit” with wacky humor, and a sweet slow burn romance.

Lincoln is stuck in a life rut at twenty-eight. He’s back at home living with his mother, stuck in a job that pays well but is completely unfulfilling, and still hung up after a bad college breakup. Part of Lincoln’s job is to monitor the company email for improper usage and to hand out warnings to abusers. When Beth and Jennifer’s emails wind up in his flagged folder he finds himself
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Elesia
Maybe more like a 4.25 stars..

Gosh, this was soo cute! This book made me smile so much, I loved Beth and Jennifer's convos, they're so witty and hilarious! Lincoln was totally adorable, I loved him so much! Definitely my fave Rainbow book so far! Made me so happy at some points and smile so hard! Too adorable!
Liam
From start to finish I was hooked! As the story started to develop I grew more and more frustrated because I just had to hurry up and see how it was all going to end... And it ended PERFECTLY!

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book as it is more adult fiction but Rainbow Rowell (yet again) did not disappoint! Despite the fact I couldn't always relate and connect to the characters as they are older than me, it didn't make this read any less enjoyable.

What an incredible bunch of grea
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Catie
3 1/2 stars

My favorite thing about this book is that Rainbow Rowell took so many of the “chick lit” hallmarks – a down on luck main character who’s living at home, a crappy job, a bad break-up, a love from afar, a makeover, a new apartment, a feisty old lady friend (with a basset hound!), a wedding, and a baby – and thought…yeah, I could cast a dude in that lead role. And it worked!

This is the one and only chick-lit novel I’ve ever read that featured a man as the lead character, and I have to s
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Ferdy
Spoilers

I had mixed feelings for this, I guess it was sweet and lovely but at the same time it was slow paced, annoying, and somewhat unrealistic.

-What's what: Lonely loser Lincoln works in computer security, he has to read other people's emails, he comes across email exchanges between two friends (Jennifer and Beth), instead of telling them to stop breaking the rules he becomes attached to their emails and lives, he then starts to fall in love with Beth even though he's never met her, and he sl
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David Kang
4.5/5
Wow.

This was my first Rainbow Rowell book and I am absolutely astounded by this woman's talent. She has an uncanny ability to develop a character who's so so compelling and likeable and real that you can't help but love him/her. That's really hard to do. Bring able to connect with a character to such a profound degree as I did in Attachments is rare and a huge treat. Her characters are so subtly and genuinely human.

I didn't expect to fall in love with this book. It's about an office romanc
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Kim  *Mo Chridhe*
I find it impossible not to be charmed by anything Rainbow Rowell writes. When I read Eleanor & Park I cheered for the 80's references and mixed tapes. And then I read Fangirl a.k.a. What it Means to be an Introvert and yelled "Amen!" when Cath said that, "to really be a nerd... you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one." But THIS. This is MY Rainbow book. I know this because when a character said, "despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage," I sang the sentence instead o ...more
Charley Cook
THAT ENDING....OH MY GOOOOOOD!
*swoon*
Capillya
I feel really sorry for the next book that I read. I don't know how you follow up to a book that just hit all the right notes.

I'd heard about Attachments from two of my lovely blogger friends (Alea & Sarah) last year, who'd raved about this here little book. I hadn't read an epistolary novel since required reading back in my high school days, but their reviews got me really excited to read it, that's for sure. But I thought to myself, "Hmm, this sounds interesting. A story told through email
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Freaking adorable! I have loved Rainbow Rowell’s other contemporaries and this is no exception. While I did like Fangirl and Eleanor and Park better this is still better that 90% of the other contemporaries out there (that is a personal opinion and not a fact). The humor throughout the banter between best friends Beth and Jennifer was so much fun and reminded me of the easy conversation tangents that I have with some of my own friends.

“Oh, I love period dramas, especially period dramas starring
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Laura Ann
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Okay, I just have to say that I loved this story to pieces. All of the characters were so funny and likable, I felt so attached(ha) to them, I literally started crying when the book ended. Honestly one of the most fun, entertaining, and heart-warming books I've read in a while, TOTALLY RECOMMEND!
TL
Feb 06, 2015 TL rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to TL by: her short story in 'my true love gave to me'


This one took awhile to get started for me, I thought it cute but it never really started to grab me about halfway through. Same with the characters. While I loved the writing and the humor... Jennifer/Beth, they and Lincoln didn't feel real to me, fully... if that makes sense.

There was stalkerish type behavior on both sides, it never felt super creepy, just slightly. Beth's reaction to the movie theater incident was funny though (or maybe my sense of humor is twisted haha, perhaps both ;-) ).

Th
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Jamie
I am very mixed about this book. Overall, I enjoyed it. The pace was mostly very well down, the writing was clear and the story was entertaining. Yet it has some negatives as well that kept me from fully ever being engaged with the novel.

This book takes place from two very different perspectives. The first is from Lincoln(Linc). About 65% (guesstimate) of the book we travel alongside him. He is an IT/security man for a newspaper. Late twenties, several degrees under his belt, very smart, and sti
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Jennifer
November 4, 2014:
Reread for group book discussion.
Still my favorite Rainbow Rowell book!!!!

March 14, 2014:
OMG I loved this book. So unique and sweet. Attachments is a standalone novel written by one of my favorite authors Rainbow Rowell. Attachments is about an IT guy, Lincoln, who enforces the company's internet policy. One of his duties is to send out warnings to employees who are using email for purposes other than work. Beth and Jennifer are two employees who email back and forth when they n
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Book Riot Community
Two of the three books I’ve read by Rowell I’ve finished in one sitting, because her work is too damn spell-binding to put it down. Attachments is a ‘90s rom-com fit to stand alongside the work of Nora Ephron. Rowell mines the uncertainty of late-20s adulthood and Y2K hysteria with poignant dimension and insight. — Ellison Langford



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