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Sunday Reading - Attachments

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

Hi everyone,

I know I already suggested a book by this author and I should mix things up, but I've been thinking about this story for a couple of weeks now, and it just felt wrong to not actually recommend it here.

So this week, I want to talk about Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

The earlier story I suggested by her is a young adult novel. This is more of an adult, romantic book.

Ou main character is Lincoln, and his job in IT is to check people's emails at a company to make sure they don't discuss personal things during their work hours.

He doesn't particularly like his job until he comes across Beth and Jennifer's emails. They're funny and he doesn't flag them. And he keeps not flagging them and just reading them instead.

And he finds himself liking Beth more and more. But how do you introduce yourself after that?

I enjoy this story for many reasons. I can't believe I'm writing this, but I like the kinda stalker component, that's not too creepy, it's like falling in love with someone while reading their journal or through hearing their conversations without being a part of it. There's also a strong sense that he liked her mind more than anything else. He liked Beth's wit, and her funny stories first, before her looks.

I also love it when a story uses different format, like texts and emails. I love the change of pace. It's kind of a wish of mine to write a story in a similar style.

I love the coincidences and the way the characters are trying to figure themselves out.

I love these characters with their flaws and all. I love Rowell's writing.

So if you want to read a book that you might feel slightly guilty for thinking that the love story is so cute, pick up Attachments.

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