Attachments

Attachments

Book - 2011
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Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail, but they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained and captivated by their stories. But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart, even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9780525951988
0525951989
Branch Call Number: F Row

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sayle
May 13, 2018

It’s just before Y2K (remember that non-event?) and Lincoln is an IT guy in his late 20s whose job is to monitor the email at the newspaper where he works. Lincoln falls in love with the newspaper’s movie reviewer by reading her frequent email exchanges with another co-worker. If you experienced the years 1999-2000 as an adult, you will appreciate how well this story evokes that time. Reading this was so enjoyable that I started taking the bus to work instead of walking, just to gain a few extra minutes with the book each day. This is Rowell’s first novel. Her more recent ones, including Eleanor & Park, and Fangirl, are even better.

SPPL_Anna Mar 12, 2018

I love Rowell's writing style and her characters are just so imminently interesting. I wanted to be friends with them all immediately. Plus it has so many laugh out loud moments!

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

I loved the style that Rowell uses to tell this story. Great read.

ArapahoeTiegan Aug 17, 2017

The Internet has finally come to The Courier offices and Y2K is looming. The Courier's higher ups are worried about allowing their staff access to e-mail and the internet, but they couldn't delay it any longer. So, they've hired Lincoln to manage a software that flags e-mails with certain words within them. He is then supposed to send warnings and file the offences. But once he starts to receive Beth and Jennifer's e-mails in his box, he just can't bring himself to flag their e-mails. He finds these women very entertaining, smart, and witty. Then he finds himself falling for Beth - without even knowing what she looks like and knowing that she has a boyfriend. He can't introduce himself - "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mails...," but he also can't stop reading their e-mails, even having decided he is never going to report Beth and Jennifer, which means he really doesn't need to keep reading their personal exchanges. Then, he discovers Beth has a crush on him - she's tells Jennifer that she's seen him around the offices, but she doesn't actually know who he is and he still doesn't know what she looks like..

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Alirox02
May 15, 2017

It takes a while to get into but once you do it's ridiculously sweet.

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EricaReynolds
Apr 13, 2017

A great book to read when you want to relax and escape and hang out with some good friends. Friends who happen to be characters, but Rainbow Rowell writes such good characters. It seems quaint to think about Y2K now, and 1999 in general, but that added to the sweet, nostalgic feel. Loved it.

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karplo
Feb 28, 2017

The story starts slowly. It takes time before getting attached to the story. However, it worth pursuing the reading. I really like Rainbow Rowell's writing.

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 18, 2017

Just plain average.
Minor victories of guy losing weight, moving out of apartment, get a new job & meeting the girl at very end.
Too plodding to get interested. Skimmed book.
I'm more surprised two ladies didn't get disciplined for lost productivity by management.
Wouldn't be surprised conservative "Typewriter ribbon not in stock by 1992" minded newspaper where girls work gone bankrupt thanks to internet.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 22, 2016

Rowell has amazing style.

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Lunytoucan
Jul 05, 2016

This author has a real talent for telling a story with different viewpoints. I had previously read Eleanor and Park and absolutely loved it though obviously targeted to the young adult audience. Attachments is her first book and meant for adults. I enjoyed it tremendously. It has an interesting moral issue of privacy of email on company machines which gets short shrift (wonder if that is a generational thing?)

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