Monday, March 28, 2011

ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell

Winner Announced!
DaphneSFL!
Congratulations, and Daphne, you better love this book because I DID!! Soooo much! Please email me your full name and address and we'll get your book out to you. I LOOOOOVE this book and Rainbow is a kick-butt author! I'm so happy to have found her! And now you get to have her book too! My email is stephanieelliot@gmail.com! 



Today's Book: Attachments
by Rainbow Rowell!
Please note, yesterday's book got posted late so please make sure to enter to win Stay by Allie Larkin as well too! Also, I promise to pick winners for the previous books Monday or Tuesday--we have company and were at the Grand Canyon!






I absolutely positively LOVE this book. Attachments is NOT even out yet. It comes out on my birthday, April 14! You know who else loves it? Jodi Piccoult loves it. She wrote a blurb about it. So did Haven Kimmel and Claire Cook. So you KNOW it’s going to be a SMASH HIT novel!

I want to write the best review here for you to fall in love with this book as much as I did but I am afraid I won’t do it justice. The story is set in 1999 when email is just coming onto the scene. Two of the main characters, Beth and Jennifer, both who work at a newspaper, correspond with one another through email. The guy whose job it is to monitor email at the company, Lincoln, falls in love with Beth through her emails, never having seen her because he works nights.

The book’s main character is Lincoln, and it is told from his perspective, and he is sweet and darling and you’ll fall in love with him too and you’ll root for him through the whole way as he has to face many obstacles. He really doesn’t like his job as an email monitor (guilt factor), he lives with his mom although he’s in his late 20s and needs to find a place of his own, and he’s in love with Beth, who currently is in a relationship (with a very hot band member, btw, making for some interesting turmoil!).

Jennifer, in the story, has her own troubles, trying to decide if she wants to get pregnant or not, and then dealing with some drama in her own life as well. The ‘dialogue’ between Beth and Jennifer is told throughout the story in only emails, which adds to the coolness of the book. It’s truly an amazing read, and definitely one for those of you who love John Hughes movies, the MTV era, and growing up when the internet phase was just starting out. It’s also a great read for anyone who has ever had a secret crush but didn’t know how to ‘fess up and went around feeling lost and forlorn over the fact that you’d wonder if he’d ever notice you. Really though, Attachments is a wonderful love story that you’ll read and shut, and then want to open up to the beginning and start right over again.

And of course, Rainbow (yes, her real and really cool name!) had me at page two with the mention of ZIMA, which happened to be my favorite malt beverage choice in the late ‘90s!

To win Attachments, tell me about an interesting email correspondence, or if you've ever gotten in trouble for writing an email. If you don’t have one, that’s OK!


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173 comments:

Emma S. said...

I don't have an interesting email stories, but I have interesting Gchat conversations with my friends everyday while we're at work. We talk about everything, sex, relationships, weddings, work, etc. It's awesome to have good friends to complain to about work. We even shop online together.

DaphneSFL said...

I haven't ever gotten in trouble for an email, but, at least twice have sent an email as a reply instead of a forward, when i might have said something less-than-favorable about the person who originally sent the email. Oops. I just look at that like "oh well, at least they know how I feel."

Chelsea Hoffman said...

I don't have any email stories! I'm only 18 so I'm part of the texting age!

Carly said...

My most interesting e-mail conversation took place between my husband and I before we had met in person. Everything was interesting and new to us and we both waited all day to get a message from the other one. It was fun!

Carly Haynes

Nanette said...

No interesting story here...my life is so boring!! LOL!! Nanette

Beverly Victoria said...

My BFF and I exchange emails and change the colors of the text to indicate a response to a comment. My husband thinks the color coding is a bit strange, but then so are our "conversations"

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

thx for including this pre pub! sounds FaB!
crazy emails? lots of responses to my blogs ") a guy interested in me that would have maybe been great for my mom ")...gave him an 'A' for effort!
HaPpY B'DaY in advance just to warm you up for it ~
glad you got the grand canyon trip-no worries about a late post!!

larramiefg said...

Dutton is giving away a copy of ATTACHMENTS this afternoon on Twitter. Hmm, Rainbow and her debut sound as though they could brighten anyone's day!

your invisible pixie said...

When I was a freshman in college, I had a HUGE crush on one of my professors...One day during class I was taking tally notes on how many times he had turned around, as was a friend of mine...anyway, we both went to make a tally mark at the same time on my notebook and burst out laughing! He tried to get us to tell him why we were laughing, but we wouldn't tell...so later, I found something that I thought he would find interesting, so I sent it to him. He responded with "that's funny, but I don't think it's what had you laughing in class the other day..." SO! My roommate had stepped out of the room, so I responded with "Nope, you're right. We were laughing because we think you have a great ass and you turned around and we got to see it." ........and then we had an interesting e-mail correspondence from there.....

Colleen Turner said...

I have never gotten in trouble with an email strand before, but I have been privie to some pretty interesting ones! I had a friend get a little graphic about a kind of crazy weekend in email once, which I thought was funny since then it is in WRITING!!! I think people forget that and feel like they are just talking to you normally instead of putting the words out there for anyone to potentially see :).

Carie Casey said...

My husband used to be on a submarine in the navy and we got to email. They were monitored so a few people got to read them before they got to your significant other so you weren't supposed to put anything depressing or really personal etc. Some wives had difficulty doing this so email was taken away from our boat for a few years. It was a bummer.

Clynnc

MaggieDu said...

I don't have any really good e-mail conversations. Though my friends and I do on many occasions have wonderful drunk e-mails to each other, not as fun as our "each drink a bottle of wine while chatting on the phone".

Leslie Barr said...

I've never had an interesting email experience, but I did have an IMing incident. My friend and I were talking about a guy friends new girlfriend. (She was also talking to him at the same time.) She sent a message saying something mean about his girlfriend, but she sent it to him instead of me! Woops!

IandSsmom said...

Oh I haven't been to the Grand Canyon since I was a kid- I really want to go back!!

I don't have a good e-mail story but I really love the idea behind this book and must read it!! Oh and Love John Hughes movies!! so my era!!!LOL

Rachael said...

My boyfriend is currently 9 time zones away from me so we'll email each other when the other is sleeping. It's a nice way to feel connected and a great thing to wake up to in the morning!

Amanda Leigh said...

No great e-mail story here. Although, my roommate didn't know what the e stood for until we were watching How I Met Your Mother and Ted said "electronic mail." My roomate exclaimed, "That's what the E is for!" it was so funny.

The book sounds like a great read!

- Amanda Leigh

AisforRandom said...

Once, when I was working in the business office at my University's Newspaper, I tried to to answer a customer's question with a polite "yea ma'am" but instead typed "yes Ma'ma". She was trying to place ads for a local plastic surgeon about their "breast enhancement packages"

Paige is Random

Dolly said...

An interesting email correspondence? Um..how about an LDR, 2 years + with a guy in England. Email, chat and phone calls. THAT was tough! and I wouldn't advise anyone try it. People can lie a lot easier when they aren't looking you in the eye! ;-)

Kristin Shelburne said...

I usually have interesting emails when I get a random email from my crazy ex sister in law...those get read and then deleted with no response.

Sarah Lashua said...

I got an email from an ex-boyfriend that made me made. So i forwarded it to a friend of mine with my rant but I didn't forward, I actually replied back to the boyfriend. I actually did that twice with him. Fruedian slip? Probably. Maybe it was my passive aggressive way of telling him what I thought of him. I guess when you send it to the person it's not so passive.

Bridget said...

I don't have any email stories, that I know of!!!
Iambtinrb

Lisa J said...

Years ago I was following some conversations on a forum for getting in shape through hiking. I exchanged a few messages with this man from Australia. I have always wanted to go there so the topic changed from hiking to Australia. He went every year on a month long holiday across Australia and as time went on (we ended up emailing each other for 3 years) he shared stories about his trip and even made a video slideshow of his pictures set to Australian songs and sent to me. In return I told him about my part of the world. It was a great journey and he was the greatest friend I have never met!

buttah said...

The only interesting email convo that I have ever had was a HUGE fight with my sister over her changing boyfriends like underwear and wanting to bring them all to meet me and my family because they are all "the one"...needless to say she is 37! Let's just say I snapped!!

equinn726 said...

I had a best friend from college and after we graduated in the late '90's she and I used to trade emails back and forth at work all day with little inside jokes. We used to attach pictures from YahooPictures to illustrate what we were talking about. It made for a lot of inside jokes :)

Autumnn D said...

This book sounds like it's right up my alley! I will add it to my list even if I don't win. I don't have any juicy email stories (thankfully), just boring ol' work stuff. Thanks for hosting this AWESOME contest!

Mom'sLove said...

I wish I had a great email story... I don't.. booo
Amanda

Melissa said...

Nothing really interesting, but email has allowed me to stay friends from high school who now live out of state. Melissa Rem

Lauren Louise said...

I don't really have to many interesting email stories, but I have a lot of facebook messages. My boyfriend and I have all the messages saved from back before we started dating. There's over a thousand little messages going back and forth in the one thread. It's nice that I can look back and read that kind of thing whenever.

Annette said...

A few years ago, my ex-bff of 12 years and I exchanged 137 bitch-slap, flame-war emails where we viciously threw insults about each others' "dirty laundry" at each other over the course of three days. Now we're friends on FB. Which I'm pretty sure is just a way of keeping a wary eye on each other. LOL

Leslie said...

I feel bad that I have had no interesting email stories...anywhoo, the book sounds great! LeslieGC

Cara said...

I oversee two graduate programs that bring together students from all over the world, and it's always a joy to read what they have to say. For instance, one student appreciated my help and sent me an email stating "you are simply unbeatable,you keep leaving me stunned.Sometimes i wonder which planet you actually came from.Well,God is just wonderful,that answers it all.".

clk-a

Patty @ A Day in My NYC said...

I finally can open your site at my job! I have no idea why I couldn't something on our end for sure. Glad I can enter...finally.

Well, my email story is about 7 years ago. I was dating this guy and he obviouslly annoyed me about something so I was emailing my BFF all about it. However when I chose her name from the address book, I also selected my boyfriends brother! Yep he got an email where I trashed his brother. I wanted to DIE! DIE!

It was the most embarrassing thing that happened. I called him to apologize but he was cool. He said his brother was sometimes a tool, so he promised not to mention my email to him. I never heard about it from my boyfriend at the time, so I guess her kept his word.

Email lesson learned! LMAO!

Krystal said...

No interesting email stories here.... This book sounds fantastic! :)
kndyer

Jenn3128 said...

I've never gotten in trouble for any e-mail correspondence, but the risk factor is high. There is a small group of us that work together that are constantly mocking others, but "speak" in code. I'm sure the IT guys checking up on me think I'm nuts!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I don't really have an interesting email story but I blame that on the fact that I work for an asset management firm, and all of our email is monitored daily and constantly checked! Gotta keep it clean which is why my co workers and I gchat about our cubemates!

and your birthday is my bf's and mine anniversary! hope you're planning something fun!

jeffie laura said...

I don't have any really interesting email stories.

BrendaBMarion said...

This book sounds great--I loved ZIMA in the summer and everyone would make fun of me and then end up drinking it b/c it was just so darn refreshing! my first job out of college we just started with inter-office email and thought it was so cool to communicate with people next to you by computer!

taylorj2112 said...

I'm sorry to say, I don't have any interesting email stories. I really want to read this book though.

Debbie said...

I so would love to win this one, my two best friends and I are email fanatics and one of them actually got sent to drug testing and counseling because of an innocent email between the 3 of us that her company rudely (but as was their right) read! When I saw the reviews for this book a few weeks ago, I told my girls, we HAD to read it! It is just so us!

thanks again for doing this huge month of giveaways, sad that the mo. is almost over!

The Jagow Family said...

I don't have an email story...but I have a funny Instant Message story. My husband and I met at work...and if you remember a previous comment on here, we dated in secret for over 2 years (ha...secret!). Our relationship grew from many IM conversations and a few times when I meant to say "1 sec"...I typed "1 sex"...LOL! Anyways...I didn't care for that job and wanted to move on, plus that is the only way our relationship was going to go anywhere else (and really, I didn't like my job and really wanted something different)....so, on my last day there, I thought I was sending an IM to him, saying "can we tell them all now" (that we are dating)...but instead I sent it to a good friend of ours. She said...what do you want to tell us....needless to say the "secret" was out before we officially announced it. Okay...the "1 sex" was funnier. But you get the idea! :) Fun to relive those memories!
michelle jagow

Kristi said...

I don't have an email story, but I did get revenge on anexboyfriend by using his password and going on a message board and telling everyone that he was a cheating, user. Not one of my proudest moments, but it felt good at the time.

Kristi Marie W.

Wendi fr Louisiana said...

I don't have a story for you but thinking about the whole era reminds me of the internet connection sound. It still brings a smile to my lips thinking of it!

Wendi fr Louisiana

Jana said...

My interesting e-mail story....I work for an automotive manufacturer and in a previous job I had to dealerships all over the west half of the country. One man and I would flirt a bit in the e-mails. Nothing ever happened, and I never met him...just a fun little distraction to the day.

Jana B

Tara S. said...

I nearly lost friends over an email. It's so stupid now, but I had mentioned to my friend J. that I thought that two of my friends would have told a former friend that I had gotten engaged. Unfortunately, I had copied one of those friends on a later email without thinking and she read everything. It was horrifying.

Kirsten said...

I don't have any interesting stories really, not that I can remember. I will tell you, I also was a big fan of the Zima :-)

Casey said...

The first thing I thought about as I was "You've Got Mail".

No email stories specific enough to mention here, but awkwardness generally ensues when people don't understand/notice cc: versus BCC.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a single good e-mail story... but I can think of a few people who do. I like idea behind this book and must read it!!

I completely forgot about ZIMA, definatly my drink of choice back then!!!LOL

xx(fingerscrossed)
~Nattygirrl

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know, lol I missed not posting yesterday! This is becoming part of my daily schedule to come over here! Love it!

I really don't have any of my own interesting stories, but I do remember when email and AOL were new having people get caught up in the chat rooms and wanting to meet strangers and all that...marriages falling apart over that stuff! Anyway, this does sound like a great read and you share a birthday with my hubby :D

Laura Kay
anovelreview

Karen said...

My friend and I would correspond by email instead of the phone while I was at work and she was at home since both of us talk too much. She encouraged me to just start writing on a blog which I did two years ago since email at work was a really bad idea (high security). Ktmixon315

LynnBelo said...

I don't have any crazy email stories. My best friend and I do chat about absolutely EVERYTHING via email when we're at our respective jobs though! Passes the day quickly!

Brenda L B said...

This is sort of my story...I worked in business sales and I was out of the office but back then could read my emails on my blackberry but not attach large documents from certain applications so I sent the email to a co-worker in the office about how difficult this person is being and if she could please respond with the info they needed. she did and forgot to remove my comments. The customer was not happy with me. Brenda L B

Neckmeat said...

I'm too careful in sending emails to get in trouble for them. Although I did once find out a guy I had been sporadically seeing was engaged via email. :(

Amy Nichole G said...

I don't really have any interesting e-mail stories. I do have a friend who likes to have conversations via e-mail instead of using the phone or (dare I say) finding time to get together face-to-face. All I can say is that the true meaning sometimes doesn't come across correctly electronically as it would have regular, old fashioned communications.

Domesticated Gal said...

When my parents and I were ..."seperating"...we wrote some pretty horrific emails back and forth to each other.

And then there's the time I was dumped over AIM. Back when AIM was the coolest thing since Email.

And then there's the time I was fired for my blog.

And then there's the time I answered this post and realized that, perhaps, technology? Is not my friend.

Juliet Farmer said...

i've been told more than once that my ironic tone does not translate to email, so i'm forever using emoticons. ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't have an email story, but an email rule I follow: Always type the email first and then type in the person's name so you do not get distracted before hitting "send" and mail to the wrong person. jennyfromthecube

Jessica said...

I don't really have any interesting email stories. Sometimes at work I forget to attach things and then feel like an idiot when I have to send another email to say I forgot the attachment.

ChristineCet said...

Don't really have one. But I'm sure many would have entertained someoone like Lincoln. I have been hooked on it since the AOL 'you've got mail' days and dial up. wow, I'd go crazy if I had to wait now! Email is the best.You can accomplish so much and keep in touch w so many people! this book sounds great. I'm tempted to run out and buy it....

Tina Brannan said...

No email stories....but the book sounds fabulous!!

rachel e. said...

When I was in India would I walk 2 miles everyday to email my best friend (and now husband). It was when we realized we both loved each other.

Sherry Bercu said...

No interesting email stories here..

gun1not said...

No examples personnaly. Email gives me a chance to "think" before I hit send. I reserve the foot in mouth prerogative for face to face. oops. I've heard lots of doozies about emails oopses all the way to email "sex". yikes. what were they thinking? this day and age. wonder what's next

Melissa said...

i've been wanting to read this.

i met my first bf online before match sites came about. i don't even think i used a web browser yet. this was in 1994. he posted something to a seinfeld newsgroup and i responded. he could have been some 50 year old in montana, but he was a 21 year old jewish guy living in the chicago suburbs. we dated for about a year and a half. we still talk sporadically to share pics of our kids with each other.

Hawkzter said...

I am very happy to report I have not made the blunder of sending emails out I regretted later. I learned from my friends, and always try to keep things general with no tone.

Tyra said...

I don't have any crazy email stories...too much of a rule follower, I suppose...

StephRochelle said...

Back in 2005, I would get bored and visit the chatrooms on Yahoo. I randomly met a guy on there, and we started an amazing e-mail friendship which led to phone calls and birthday gifts and pretty much a best friend. We lost touch in 2008 but I always think of him fondly.

Jennie Englund said...

I thought I'd sent an email to one aunt about the other's poorly behaved kids, but had actually sent it to the bad-baby-mama.

lucy872 said...

I don't have a great email story but I remember starting my first real job out of college and we didn't have pcs at our desks and we were in the marketing dept. The company invested in ONE computer for all 7 of us to share and wanted to wait in case this "internet and email thing" didn't take off. By the time I left only 6 yrs later - everyone had their own pc and email address. It was remarkable how fast things changed in such a short period of time!

Becki*** said...

Started emailing a gal i met on Ebay's Beanie Baby chat over 10 years and now we are the best of friends. She lives in WA with family in CA where I am so we have also met several times.

jdstec said...

no interesting emails, just that panic that everyone has that they hit reply to all instead of just reply after making remarks that could be misconstrued as snarky.

Becca said...

My friends and I did our own bracket of the 64 best movie fight scenes completely through email. It was fun to vote every couple days until we had a winner.

Becca Lynn

Joanna said...

Didn't happen to me but a good friend was gossiping in an email about another friend and accidentally sent her the email - OOPS!!

Bernadette said...

When I worked for the an airline we used to ge these huge mass communications about company goals that were meant to keep up morale. A pilot accidentally replied all to one that he clearly meant to be private because he was saying how easy it is to keep morale up on his crew while they are sipping drinks in the bahams and the rest of us were stuck in a freezing new york city... all fairness he was probably toatlly right. Th ebest part was the email that followed to the whole company admitting he didn't mean to send to everyone but that he was just keeping it light between co-workers.

Ally said...

I don't really have any interesting stories...lame I know.
Ally N

Holly W said...

The only interesting email story I could think of is I was dating a guy I worked with. I had a few friends at work that I would email throughout the day and would email him as well. Once I was writing to some of my girlfriends about how he wanted me to check his back and maybe pluck some hairs for him, totally picking on him! Too bad I sent the email to him instead of the girls. He was not pleased that I was telling my friends about his excess hair. :)

Terri said...

No specifics, but I have a long distance friend that emails with me and I love to write emails that are just flirty enough to make him wonder if I'm flirting or not. :)

Terri M. in Phoenix

Lizett34 said...

Sadly I do not have any fun email stories to share.

Melissa Braun said...

No great story here - not yet, anyway!

Michelle Mierczewski said...

no story, simple boring life....I like the idea of using colors to set a feeling to e-mail

Shelly said...

I've done the email forward thing as well, and sent an email to the totally wrong person. But, no big ramifications.

I always seem to get those emails that tell me someone wants to give me a million dollars. But it's always complicated.

Shellysly

Logan Collins said...

I don't have an email one but I did get in trouble for sending a text. I was so annoyed because my hours at work are constantly changing without my consent. This particular day one of the girls I work with decided she couldn't work late anymore so I will now be arriving home every evening at 8:30. I was super mad and texted my boyfriend how ridiculous it was and what a jerk the girl is but instead of texting him I texted her. OOPS!

Amy R. said...

Stephanie, do you remember reading my blog and seeing the facebook messages I copied/pasted from that creeper?? I'd have to say that THAT wins the all-time weird/creepy/funny message I've gotten in a long time!
This was my original post:
http://www.thebloggingbunny.com/blogging-bunny/2010/10/27/creeper.html

Susan said...

I can't think of an interesting email story but I just have to say that I checked out Rainbow's website and read the first part of the book and it is hilarious! I love it!! I can't wait to read this book - I am sure it will be a laugh-out-loud book.

And I grew up in Nebraska (Lincoln to be exact) and will really enjoy reading this book written by a NE author!

Suzebomb

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

No trouble yet knock on wood!

dulcibella said...

Nothing interesting or exciting. But I remember the very first email I ever received and how amazing it seemed. It was an intra-office email system (around 1996ish) and a friend who worked there was given instructions on how to send an email so she sent one to me. Then she had to come to my office to show me how to get and read the email!

Lauren said...

This book sounds great. No interesting e mail stories on my end. I hope it staya that way. Lauren Royall

Books & Reviews said...

Nothing intresting here!

Corey~living and loving said...

hmmm....often the written word can be misunderstood. All too often folks don't know that I'm kidding. I joke alot. I need to watch myself online.
Corey

jne said...

I guess the best email correspondence I've ever had was with my soon to be husband. We met online, and emailed back and forth for a while before meeting. I remember checking my email every few minutes, waiting for a response.

kristinrose said...

nothing interesting to tell here...but i really like the idea of this story

RedDragon said...

Nothing extravagant personally via email, although I worked behind the scenes at a very prominent ISP in 1999. (yes I was there for the milennium) We knew we would be OK because Audtralia was still around! (they were about 13 hours ahead of us)

Nikko's Mommy said...

i dont have an email story but one day i was texting my boyfriend that we were having tacos for dinner and then got a text from my brother in law saying sounds delicious what time should we be there?. it took me a minute to figure out that i sent the text to him not my bf. thank god i wasnt telling him something else!!
---nikkos mom

Sharon Cox said...

I don't really have any interesting stories as I am so paranoid about the wrong person reading them. I have a mini panic attack every time I hit send.

Shanderella82 said...

I can't think of one specific correspondence but I always get a good laugh out of the work emails that are a chain of forwards where waaaaay down in the bottom, person A slams person B for something and sure enough, person B ends up on the forwarding distribution somewhere down the line. Teaches you to always think twice about what you put out there in writing!

The Poty's said...

I don't have an interesting story, my email is just full of junk and 1/2 price deals.

Joelle said...

My husband and I "dated" via email for about 3 months before he move to be closer to me. We used to have some very hot and steamy email exchanges that would rival any playboy story. ;)

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I keep getting crazy emails from guys 40 years older than me on facebook. I don't know how they access anything because I have everything set to friends only.

valerie said...

i sent out an email at work to who regarding my boss not trusting the CEO of a company we were working with...and accidently CC'd him. he responded and it was MORTIFYING.

Anonymous said...

I once responded to a work email saying "what a witch" not realizing it was actually from the person I was saying that about for about 30 seconds. Quickly I called her assistant and the person had left for lunch just minutes earlier. The assistant deleted the email without opening (so she said) and all is well, although I still wonder anytime I see this person if she really saw the email. TaraUB in IN.

Homestead Jen said...

I saved all my emails from the last man I dated before my husband and I just can't part with them.

Of course, I also saved the early emails with my husband, so I guess it isn't so bad!

LizzybethDJ said...

No embarrassing or interesting email stories... just an overriding fear that I am going to send an email of sensitive nature to someone who I shouldn't. I'll check the "to" area 3 or 4 times before I hit send!

EBrowning said...

Don't really have an intersting e-mail story, although at my last office job my BFF and I probably spent more time e-mailing each other back and forth than we did working. :)

Erin Goff said...

My husband and I still like to email each other during the day... he's at work and I'm home with the kids so it's a nice way to stay connected during the day.

karenk said...

i don't have any interesting email stories to report...

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Croppergirl said...

I work at a public school and my favorite assistant principal was assigned a new position in a different depqartment. I wanted to continue to work with her so we began an email exchange using code talk. Our email can be read at any time. All our exchanges were about the possibility of new construction beginning in her neighborhood. We had fun using words like zoning, construction, crew leader, etc. A job for me never came about but we're still fast friends in a book club together.

Croppergirl

Sarah S. said...

No interesting e-mail stories for me.

Sarah S.

dmennella said...

My hubby and I conducted almost our whole "courtship" through email while we were working at the same company. He was in Singapore and I was here on the East Coast. We were a half a world away from each other and our time zones were exactly 12 hours apart. It was during the same time that the book was written, so it was really unique to have a relationship through email back then!

Kristen said...

Haven't we all accidentally hit "reply all" when we shouldn't have? :)

Nearl said...

I heart the 90's! Can't wait to read this book!

shopgirl said...

I wish I had a good email story but I don't -but.. I have however, replied to a sender when I meant to forward it to someone else. The last time I did that? It cost me a job! (well, moving forward in the interview process anyway.) Lesson learned for sure! And now I check and RECHECK and THREECHECK my emails before I send them out.

Anonymous said...

The only interesting email story I can think of is when I was emailing a friend of mine and I typed in the wrong address and the person wrote back and said that I had the wrong address but person turned out to be someone who I had worked with years ago and never had their email address. It was a total coincidence. That's all I've got!

RebeccaE

Denise said...

A woman I used to work with used to fight with me passive aggressively through e-mail, despite the fact that she sat 3 feet away from me. And then she started reading my e-mails when I was away from my desk, tried to get me in trouble with the boss, and was let go as a result.

Tracy Miller said...

Who hasn't gotten in trouble for sending an email? I got in trouble for NOT sending one. Some random girl from some random discussion board claimed she was coming to my city and wanted to meet me. I dithered but finally said I'd love to get together, but I guess I never sent the email b/c I heard thru the grapevine how hurt she was. Oh well. --Tracy Miller

Hally said...

Acccck! Does it count when horrible emails are sent via FB from my little sister at college? There are things she sends me (but means to send her other friend by the same name) that make me cringe and avoid talking to her when she comes home. College these days frightens me.

Anonymous said...

My hubby and I met when he was in town for a job interview. He lived 16 hours away. We exchanged emails for the next three months. It was so fun getting to know him through email. I didn't even own a computer at the time. I would stop at the library on the way home from work just to check my email in hopes he had written!

Colbey J

Margie said...

I don't have any exciting email story. But I stay in touch via email with a couple of friends from high school. Email is a great way to share stories, photos, etc.

Katrina Swiney said...

I don't e-mail all that much anymore. The bulk of the e-mailing I do is to my best friend in Alabama. When we get on a good streak, we will volley back and forth for hours on e-mail alone while she worked the night shift at a newspaper.

Erika L. said...

I don't have an interesting email story, but I will share one of my coworkers.

The other day she was angry at her boyfriend and was emailing her friend and complaining. One time when she replied she accidentally sent her ranting email to her boyfriend. When she tried to recall it, he messaged her saying "Too Late". He had already read it.

Kristin J said...

I don't have any interesting email stories. I'm pretty boring!

A.C. Morris said...

The only interesting email story I have was when my account got hacked and sent out Viagra ads to everyone in my contacts list. Pretty embarrassing considering my former boss and some coworkers were on that list.

Dawn from CA said...

The worst email story I have happened when my group of girlfriends and I included our husbands in a "conversation" we were having. My husband made a comment that was meant to be a joke...but one person didn't take it that way, since she couldn't hear the tone or see that he was laughing when he wrote it. Then her husband chimed in, and people were upset with each other. Luckily, we can all laugh about it now!

Rainbow said...

Stephanie, thank you so much for including my book in your contest! Your posts are always so fresh and funny, and I still can't believe all the nice things you've said about my book.

I'm loving all these e-mail stories. And I'm super-loving all the support Zima is getting. I'd suggest we all pour one out for Zima -- but what would we pour?!

Katy Finn said...

I don't have any interesting email stores...or if I do I've probably blocked it out! lol

Jen R said...

I don't think I've had any

Jen Rabenstine

Angie M P said...

There was an email going around work that someone's car had the tires and rims stolen off of it. So of course everyone got in a fuss thinking what else could happen. Well come to find out, the tires and rims were repossessed. OOPS!

Debbie said...

Recently, I was reprimanded for using the word OK in an email. Apparently, this word is frought with disrespect. Really??

Debydew110

Anonymous said...

My husband and I had met through a friend of a friend. We gave each of our friends our email address to give to the "interesting person I'd like you to meet". We started out by emailing each other. I recently found the old emails that he saved. They were very interesting. Reading them years later, I'm surprised he even responded to the strange girl at the other end of the computer but I'm glad he did.

Thanks for the great book giveaways!

-Donna W.

Crystal said...

My best friend and I used to email back and forth while I'm at work and she was at home. She really helped keep me entertained on the days that seemed to be dragging on forever. Not that interesting, huh? lol!

Crystal717

Sadie said...

I got nothing...sorry!!

Meredith said...

No good email stories here - I am too paranoid that I will mess up or that it will come back to haunt me at an "important" moment! Seen too many friends have that problem...
~MommyMer

Anonymous said...

I don't have any interesting email stories but I would die without fbook/aim chat during the day. My friend an I talk about work (how much we hate it), boy, food everything under the sun!

Angelini197

CAnative said...

never had any mishaps with email. Although I know people who have accidently sent not such favorable emails to the wrong person.

Nicole

Anonymous said...

It is amazing the email conversations I have while at work - and the "not work friendly" ones are sent by a different account!

JillMitch

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I don't have any good email stories, I actually dont email hardly at all.
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CariLynn said...

I don't have any interesting email stories...but my boss still seems to find reason to monitor what I send at work. CariLynn

Anonymous said...

Haven't had an email slip, hope I never will! Text confusion at times but still no serious mistakes!

Anonymous said...

Ps. Above post is Sasse1Susan

kathygold9778 said...

I don't have an interesting story but I really think that some of my best conversations/advice/etc comes from e-mails. I guess it's easier for me to write my feelings on a computer rather than face to face conversations. I know it's silly.

kathygold9778

Melissa said...

hmmm I've gotten in trouble for writing an email but I'd rather not delve into that bad memory!
-tmd636

Jules said...

My most interesting/worst email exchange was from my fiance's best friend telling me that he was cheating on me. While I was at work. lovely

bethany actually said...

Two of my best friends I knew in high school but didn't really become friends with till we were all at different colleges and started corresponding via email. :-)

I went to high school and college with Rainbow Rowell, and I've been a fan of her writing since she wrote a column for our high-school paper. I'm so pleased for her that she's having a book published!

Tracy Lynn said...

i dont have any personally... i think my texts get me in much more trouble! :)

AnnEliz said...

I accidently sent my neighbors husband (who has the same name as my husband) a sexy text that was ment for my husband. Had to explain it was sent in error. Awkward....

Nancye said...

At my old job I sent an email to a superior (At the superintendents office)to seek clarification on a report that was coming up due. The assistant principal accused me of "going over her head". I didn't realize that I had to check with her first before I sent an email.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Kristi said...

I don't really have any interesting email stories. My husband and I have moved several times in the last 3 years, though, and email is my lifeline to keeping in touch with old friends.

Kristi Hooke

Wanda Z said...

I've never gotten in trouble over an e-mail but I've gotten someone angry about an e-mail! That's as much as I'll disclose!!!

Anne said...

I don't have an interesting story, but pretty much every time I write something gossipy or somewhat mean I worry I am sending it to the wrong person.

Anne Beth

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Nothing terribly interesting but I used to love getting emails from my husband when we were dating.

TinaPow said...

No trouble for me, but I love the
Remise

Christina said...

I got in trouble for an email at work once. I had forwarded or replied to someone else's email, not realizing it had a naughty word in it. It was immediately blocked and bounced back to not only my boss but to HR as well. I was terrified that I'd get fired or at least get a stern talkin' to :)

ChristinaL

crabbymommy said...

I don't have any funny or interesting email stories, but goodness how I remember Zima. Does that count?

Anonymous said...

No good email story. Sorry. patti cole

Jen said...

It's amazing how much freer some people (including myself) become in email. I've found myself inadvertently in the middle of some long flirtatious string of emails back and forth with someone w/o really ever intending a work conversation going down that path.

Carla said...

I left my computer up and in the middle of an email while I answered the phone. A coworker finished the email with quite a descriptive fictional sexual encounter that was read by the wrong person.
I was in a bit of trouble for turning my back on my computer but my coworker was terminated.

Kimmi said...

For the last 7 years, I've had a weekly (sometimes daily) email relationship with a woman I consider to be a friend, although we've never met in person. I came to know her via a message board on a topic we had in common and now we have a really great bond. I actually think she knows me better than some of my "real life" friends.

BethC said...

I don't have one myself. But, I do have a story about a co-worker. He was the computer "wizard" at work and was apparently reading other peoples emails. One of the emails the girl was talking about him. So, one day he starts saying stuff to her that there is no way he could have known unless he read her email. Finally he admitted it. Needless to say he lost his job.

Dani In Chicago said...

Nope. No stories to share this time around.

Dani Patarazzi

Anonymous said...

I got really weird emails from clients when I worked for a criminal lawyer. I can't disclose the info, but i can say that i was often confused, amused, skeptical, and wishing everyone would learn to use spellcheck :)
--Gen K.

Christine in NJ said...

I once received an e-mail ABOUT me (that I wasn't suppose to receive) from someone in my department at work. I forwarded it to HR immediately... An hour later he was removed, fired, desk packed up, gone!... Situation was a bit more scary then interesting however!

Another great book!... When am I going to read them all! Thanks MaNiC!

Christine

Karen S. WI said...

nothing good to share... yet.

Kas said...

I'm definitely more of a texter/chatter than an emailer. I would say my most interesting text convos are usually ones with people who are in the room with me...the things we can't say out loud!

Kassie H.

Kas said...

I'm definitely more of a texter/chatter than an emailer. I would say my most interesting text convos are usually ones with people who are in the room with me...the things we can't say out loud!

Kassie H.

Anonymous said...

We have an bigwig at our office who does not pay attention when responding to e-mails and many times randomly/mistakenly adds third parties to an e-mail chain, who have nothing to do with the subject matter and ALWAYS with a note to respond ASAP. This, then turns into a situation where the third parties start e-mailing internally cc:ing everyone to see who is handling and to please address immediately, when, in fact, they are not even involved in the matter - others here chuckle to themselves and once in a while someone will let the third parties know they can ignore the e-mail originally sent to them. It's actually pretty funny and happens quite often. Oh, and this person constantly misspells words never using spell check, but will be the first to point out if a word is misspelled or term misused in someone else's e-mail.

Anonymous said...

Duh - just posted the above without my identity - Jill Fay

BuffyDee said...

no interesting email stories... but do have a "thought sliding the phone down HUNG UP the call" story. Boy... friend.. with benefits showed up after six months of being gone and we went out, the next day I left for work and he called to express his love.. lol.. so we get off the phone and I spout off something to my boss about "Love, oh hun that's just GOOD SEX" ehem... then he called me on the work phone to let me know I never actually HUNG the call up he.. eh.. yeah.. sorry

Nicole Robinson said...

I once got an email from someone in Pennsylvania telling me about the warm bagels in the break room... Only trouble with that is I'm from Massachusetts

LindsayK918 said...

One of my coworkers was able to come by some very attractive (read: shirtless!) photos of another coworker we've lusted after... We're crossing our fingers the email she sent me of them doesn't get leaked out!

tagerrity said...

Back in the late 90's, when I was in college and email and the internet were just becoming more common place and widely used, I ran into all the usual trappings of chain letters,spam, scams, and even online dating before there was match.com. I even sent a campus wide spam email by accident. It was some sort of chain letter if memory serves me correctly. I didn't even know enough to blame it on hackers at the time!

Marla said...
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Marla said...

Years back at pretty much my first "real" job, I got put on email "lockdown" for the most part. I don't even remember now what the issue was or what I was responding to, but I didn't use my "professional filter" and I let the attitude flow. From that point forward, I wasn't allowed to send anything other than generic replies and such without getting it cleared through a supervisor - I've built a much stronger filter over the years :o)

Marla W. (OP, KS)

Erica said...

Have done the usual, reply instead of forward, reply all instead of to only one person. Boring stuff.

Anonymous said...

My best emails are the ones I exchanged with my now husband after we met on eHarmony! I printed them and still have them to this day! Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors so if she loved this book I'm certain I will too!

SPepper22

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