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Preview — Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Maybe that was always beside 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 write ...more
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That's pretty much all I feel like saying, because even over a month later, my feelings about this book are so jumbly wumbly it's hard to get them to sit still long enough to make them cohesive enough to write about.
Granted, having nev ...more
This was a really different read, and I realized when finishing it that a big part of that is because it is NOT Young Adult. The cover looks it, Rainbow Rowell writes young adult, but this is adult and it shows. It's darker, it's more realistic, and it's less idealisti ...more
Still love ya, Rainbow, but not my favorite book from you.
If you're reading reviews for Landline, you're either killing time till the book is released or you've never read a Rainbow Rowell book. How do I know? Because once you've read a Rainbow Rowell book you stop looking at the synopses and reviews (which never do much for me anyway) and just click the "buy it now" button. She has some sort of magic that makes her characters come to life, she writes dialogue that is so authentic ...more
“I love you more than I hate everything else.”
Landline is the story of Georgie, a sitcom television writer in LA on the verge of getting her own tv series to write, along with her best friend Seth. When Georgie tells her husband Neal that she can't join him and the family in Omaha for Christmas, he does the unexpected and leaves with their kids without her.
“Nobody's lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It's something you make happen - becau ...more
WAY better than I was expecting. I sort of fell in love with this one.
When it comes to audiobooks, it is nearly impossible to sort out what is good simply because the writing was good and what was good because the narrator was good. In this case, it was both. This is the second audiobook that I've listened to from Rainbow Rowell, the first being Attachments, and both narrators were amazing. Rebecca Lowman was a total pro, nailing each character. Her male voices we ...more
Georgie McCool is at the peak of her TV writing career with the news of the one show she and her best friend, Seth, had been dreaming about since they first started working together right out of college. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. The only problem is, she’d have to skip the family Christmas vacation to Omaha that’s been planned weeks in advanced. Neal, being the kind and loving husband that he is, doesn’t push her, but is visibly upset that Georgie considers staying behind ...more
Who knew a work of adult fiction could be so cute? I guess it's not too much of a surprise, considering the author. Rainbow Rowell had me giggling like crazy with Eleanor & Park and swooning in college-kid empathy with Fangirl. Even though Landline features adult relationships with more simmer and less spark, it still showcases what Rainbow Rowell does best: creating human connections that resonate with authentic emotion.
Landline shines brightest when Rowell writes about Georgie and ...more
Marriage is a complicated thing, made even more complicated by complicated people. Does that make sense? This book shows you the ups and downs of marriage. The stuff that you have to face together as a couple and those you have to face individually. And i liked that it stayed realistic on some aspects, but that magical phone thing was a joke. I like the concept, but felt it wasn't expla ...more
It left me feeling so happy and hopeful and I really couldn't put it down the whole time I was reading it. Highly recommended.
Post-release review : Let's be clear...I will read anything Rainbow Rowell writes. Does that mean my review is biased? Sure. So what. With that out of the way, I thought it was fantastic and so worth spending the majority of my day read ...more
There are reasons that this book resonates with me. It hits home on so many of my own fears and hopes and dreams. Not so much the magic telephone part of it because I came from a time when rotary phones weren’t just a novelty item but the I’ve been with the same person for so long that sometimes I forget we are two individual people instead of just one entity.
You don't know what it really mean ...more
I requested this on NetGalley beca ...more
This is my second Rainbow Rowell novel; I have yet to read Eleanor and Park and Attachments. I loved Fangirl--loved, loved.
But I connected with Landline in a way I haven't connected with a book in a long time.
Maybe that's because I've been thinking about a lot of these things lately--relationships, marriage, kids, family. Maybe it's ...more
I'll admit I wasn't as excited about Landline as I was about Rowell's other books, so color me genuinely surprised when I liked this one as much as I did. Her dialogue is stellar, and I always manage to find myself amazed at how easy it is. How natural and real and flowing. People do speak to ea ...more
If you’ve read the synopsis, you know this is Georgie’s story during a very crucial time in her life. She’s just been given the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch her dream show to some big TV execs, only problem… it’s Christmas and she’s supposed to go away with her husband, Neal and their two little girls. While Georgie stays home to work some magic on her show with her writing partner and best ...more
AVAILABLE TOMORROW 7/8/14!!!!
Rainbow Rowell has quickly become an author whose release dates I mark on the calendar, so when I found out there was a chance for me to win an ARC of her latest novel, I was all over it (endless thanks to my gal Kira for the hook-up).
She may not write Pulitzers, but at a pace of four books in as many years it’s pretty obvious that Rowell has a lot to say and boy has she been saying it. Although ...more
Why You Should Be Saving The Date for Landline by Rainbow Rowell:
1. Rainbow Rowell continues her trend of being able to write poignantly and candidly about all sorts of love: Every book of hers I’ve read (all but Attachments) just perfectly captures some intricacy of love in different stages/forms and all the beautiful messiness that comes with it. I loved that, while this was partly a story about a love going wrong, it’s also a ...more
I really thought I was going to like this novel, but in truth had to force myself to finish it. The storyline is interesting.....Dad plays Mr. Mom with two cute kids and breadwinner Mom chooses work over family during the holidays that puts further strain on the marriage (no spoiler here).......but the dialogue (on and off the magic time-traveling phone) was just a bit too contrived, and at times, even pointless and corny.....but hey, do not listen to me. This novel won the 2014 GR Best...more
Other things I loved:
-Georgie's crazy mom! And her lingerie!
-College in the 90s woo!
-The kids who are lovable but not cutesy
-The absolute fucking horror of bra shopping
-THE WHOLE SCENE WITH THE PUPPIES AND THE PIZZA DELIVERY PERSON!
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When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that ...more