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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
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Jenny It wasn't a minor subplot - the whole idea of the newspaper providing internet access to their employees later than their peers, etc was part of the…moreIt wasn't a minor subplot - the whole idea of the newspaper providing internet access to their employees later than their peers, etc was part of the paranoia and fear of the unknown that defines those years. I think she did an effective job of capturing that era without hitting us over the head with "It was the 20th century....not everyone had a cell phone then!" The Y2K plot point was also paralleled in the lives of all the main characters because something very significant occurred within a week or two of New Year's.(less)
Rachel That some characters have had sex is alluded to in very mild terms. There is one character who swears frequently (LOTS of F-words and some other…moreThat some characters have had sex is alluded to in very mild terms. There is one character who swears frequently (LOTS of F-words and some other profanity; he's also the one who smokes and frequents bars the most, though, so it's in line with his rough character).(less)
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Ashley
December 2015: I love you, book.

(Sidenote: After my first re-read, this may not be my favorite Rainbow Rowell book anymore? I still love it beyond reason, but I think she's just matured so much as an author, Carry On or Fangirl might overtake it when I get to them. I guess we'll see!)

February 2013: 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
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Kassidy
Nov 03, 2015 Kassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant! I loved everything about it, definitely a new favorite. <3
Lilyan
CONTAINS SPOILERS

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,
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Noelle
Jun 12, 2015 Noelle rated it really liked it
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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Kat Stark
Feb 29, 2016 Kat Stark rated it liked it


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 co
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April
Jan 25, 2016 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
*4.5 STARS*
Well that was the cutest thing I've ever read! I wasn't sure about it and thought it was a little boring bUT THEN OMG. About halfway through, I couldn't put it down it was just so adorable!
Jubilation Lee
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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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
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Apr 12, 2016 Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Jenny

Buddyread with my big sister Rachel (who thought this was going to be boring-look who's laughing now. bahaha).

I don’t know who is more pathetic: characters leading pathetic lives or the reader who loved reading about these characters. I’m pretty sure it’s the latter although I could care less about what this says of me because I just inexplicably adore this novel. Many may disagree but I think the premise of this novel is completely original and IMO, the most creative plot yet in the four book
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Regan
Jun 27, 2013 Regan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned-read
I AM GUSHING FROM THE CUTENESS
Yulitza Moncada
Apr 30, 2016 Yulitza Moncada rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La trama de este libro me ENCANTO, la forma en que Rainbow Rowell nos introdujo a este libro fue maravillosa, nos dio una historia realista, divertida, tierna, con una escritura ligera que no te aburres en ningún momento, con unas referencias que te harán sonreír y claramente con unos personajes MARAVILLOSOS Y CARISMÁTICOS que te van a hacer reír desde el primer capítulo.

Este libro fue mas de lo que esperaba, fue algo diferente, algo mas fresco, entretenido, con una historia tan real que sentía
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
May 24, 2014 Jesse (JesseTheReader) rated it it was amazing
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!
Greg Allan Holcomb
Mar 01, 2011 Greg Allan Holcomb rated it it was amazing
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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Theresa
Rainbow Rowell has a gift for writing beautiful and unconventional love stories. Her characters always feel vibrant, energetic, quirky, and rich in emotion. "Attachments" follows a shy, socially-awkward, (he loves playing Dungeon & Dragons) deeply insecure 28 year-old named Lincoln. Lincoln still loves at home with his mom, and works at a job he absolutely despises (his job is to read/filter his co-workers emails). Without giving away too much of the plot, I will say that Lincoln grows treme ...more
Kat O'Keeffe
May 15, 2014 Kat O'Keeffe rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 31, 2014 Mohamed Al Marzooqi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: روايات
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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Whitney Atkinson
If I hadn't listened to this on audiobook, there's no way I would have been able to finish it. Horribly boring. I literally fell asleep twice while listening to this and missed about 5 chapters, but I couldn't be bothered to rewind and listen to what I missed. The entire premise is creepy and voyeuristic, and I didn't agree with their relationship. I love Rainbow's writing, but this one was my least favorite of hers. It definitely doesn't compare to her newer releases. Overall, I did not enjoy t ...more
Elisabeth
4.25 stars
I really enjoyed it! It's not my favorite of Rainbow Rowell's books but it had her same flair and addicting story.
I loved Lincoln! He's definitely on my list of favorite male protagonists.
The only problem I had with it was the pacing. The middle dragged quite a bit, but by the time I got to the end I felt things were wrapped up very well.
Overall, I definitely recommend checking out this book. Especially, if you love any of Rainbow's other books. :)
Ariel
May 25, 2014 Ariel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 (shoutame)
Oct 28, 2015 Amy (shoutame) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, adult
What a fantastic read! Straight into my favourites for the year :)

- So this is one of Rainbow Rowell's adult novels - before this one I had read Eleanor and Park (5*) and Fangirl (4*). I would now say that Attachments has taken the top spot for my favourite Rowell novel - I enjoyed it immensely and have since recommended it to many of my friends.

- So this story follows a guy named Lincoln who works in IT - Lincoln's job is to monitor the emails of all of the employees at his workplace (he also w
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Justin
Nov 01, 2015 Justin rated it really liked it
**Rainbow to Justin** Hi, Justin. I'm Rainbow Rowell. You may recognize my name because it shows up on your Goodreads update feed on, like, every other line or so. I've written popular novels for young adults and regular adults as well like Eleanor and Park, Fangirl....

**Justin to Rainbow** ...Landline, Carry On, yeah yeah yeah. People love your books, but I don't know if they're really my thing. I mean, aren't they like Nicholas Sparks books that have more wit and biting humor? Are guys even su
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Anna *hiatus*
Oct 15, 2015 Anna *hiatus* rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
4 1/2

“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
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Liam
May 01, 2015 Liam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Rachel Maniacup
Feb 06, 2016 Rachel Maniacup rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rachel by: Jenny
I became too attached with this book after reading this, as I am with one of my good friends here on GR..the reason why,I buddy read this with my sister,(the sweetest and the most charming person I know)who greatly influenced me to paying tributes to our friends when they are celebrating their birthdays through this kind of thing(dedicating the books we've read for them). And today,the person who's celebrating her special day is JENNY! HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear!^^

My Review:
This is my 2nd book of
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Camilla
4.5 stars. // This was so much fun, and very cute. I'm usually not that fond of cute reads at all, but I really, really enjoyed this one! Such a feelgood one!
Catie
Dec 18, 2012 Catie rated it really liked it
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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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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Sarah Churchill
Easy to read and well written as always, but definitely not my favourite RR so far. While I enjoyed the novel overall, and I really did care about the MC Lincoln as well a host of the supporting characters, for some reason I took a real dislike to the love interest which sort of ruined the effect for me.

Enjoyable, fun and well executed I think, just a little too Rom Com for my taste.
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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helen the bookowl
Jun 07, 2015 helen the bookowl rated it liked it
This is a very cute book that puts a smile on your face. Rainbow Rowell is a master at creating believable and endearing characters and this book was no exception. I thought it was hilarious how Jennifer and Beth kept e-mailing back and forth during work hours - it seemed like they were doing no work which I think is very relatable. I also really liked Lincoln whom I first thought was a geeky kind of guy, but I was surprised when I halfway through the book found out that he was not that type of ...more
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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that
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