Friday, March 23, 2012

ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell

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I promised THREE books this week and I delivered! Here's one of my ALL-TIME favorite authors with a book I shared last year!



Book: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell

With the generosity of Rainbow, I was able to give away this book last year when it debuted, and I'm able to now give away the paperback here now too! I LOVED this book so much and am so excited I get to share it again! I'm also SOOOO thrilled that Rainbow's next book, Eleanor & Park is coming out soon. Unfortunately, RIGHT NOW it's only available through amazon UK so if you are dying to read it like I AM, you have to order it through there, which I did. You can learn more about her next book Eleanor & Park here. I would suggest you order it now because it's going to be equally amazing and you won't be able to read about it on MaNiC MoMMy until 2013 when it becomes available in the United States because THAT's when I'll offer it to you then. I couldn't wait THAT long because I LOVE Rainbow and her books so much.

In the MEANTIME, here's all about Atttachments if you missed it LAST YEAR, you have a chance to win it NOW, HERE! I LOVE this book!!! You will too! The love story is fantastic, and the main character is an awesome quirky guy who I fell in love with and he's just as human and messed up as the rest of us and it's a year since I've read it and Lincoln and Beth have still stayed with me. THAT's HOW GREAT THIS BOOK IS!

(Could I use the word "here" any more times in HERE? ... I guess I COULD!)...

Here's how my review from last year went ....

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 what your favorite internet addiction is and why? I need to spend LESS time on Facebook. I love it and hate it at the SAME time. I'm dreading when the devils over there switch me to the Timeline format!


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79 comments:

cindy r said...

I'm addicted to CHICK LIT CENTRAL, because I love reading all the updates which include updates from all sites, including yours, MANIC. The Melissas and Amy do a great job, along with the associates. ATTACHMENTS is a rocking novel!

Jenn3128 said...

I have way too many internet addictions to list here! Facebook, all the blogs I read, Amazon, etc....I love them ALL!

Joani 15 said...

Oh no my secret is going to be out!I am addicted to the gossip websites, tmz and reality tea. I also check out the chick lit blogs and the make-up review blogs.

TaraUB said...

I'm addicted to food blogs. I mostly just look. I very rarely make anything.

Bridget said...

Facebook. I don't post a lot, but like to read what everyone else is doing.

Iambtinrb

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am addicted to Goodreads & the Huffington Post

Kelleyc said...

Facebook. It's the devil!! Lol ( god forbid my Internet is down and I can't see who is at the gym or dropping their kids off at school!! Lol.) But it has been a great way to catch up and keep in touch with people I may not have otherwise.

Carol5814 said...

My favorite Internet addiction (besides Pinterest, the black hole of the Internet time/space continuum) is Google, which so nicely delivers a recap of whatever reality show I forgot to DVR

Margaret said...

Mine is goodreads and facebook. Pinterest is coming in close these days too.

Margaret(singitm)

Tina B said...

I am addicted to Facebook and Pinterest!!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

your invisible pixie said...

I'm definitely addicted to twitter! I follow a lot of people and everyone updates ALL THE TIME so I always feel like I have to check it. Otherwise I don't know what's going on in the world.

susieqlaw said...

I love Facebook and twitter. Recently, I discovered goodreads!

Melissa said...

I'm addicted to Pinterest. Melissa Rem

Cheryl said...

Facebook keeps me coming back, despite my attempts to "go cold turkey." Drives me crazy! It is a love/hate relationship.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Facebook has me hooked. I want to stop and can't!
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Ready To Be A Momma said...

Facebook has me hooked. I want to stop and can't!
Qweska8402

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Facebook has me hooked. I want to stop and can't!
Qweska8402

Megan said...

I'm addicted to Pinterest and am always checking your site for new books/winners and end up rereading the book reviews and the submissions from your readers
eloisepeaches

ludy2288 said...

totally addicted to pinterest..but at least I've started to pretend I'm crafty & actually MAKE things I've seen so its partway productive :)

ncsuloges said...

Goodreads, Facebook and Manic Mommy. BTW this books is AWESOME. I LOVE IT!

Kristi said...

Pintrest is my newest internet addiction... but really, it's just awesome!

aggiekristi04

Amy R. said...

Pinterest, Facebook, Amazon, And many many blogs including this one!

jdstec said...

Facebook

Carly said...

Facebook & Pinterest

(though I find myself searching for jobs on the internet daily as well)

Carly H

Erin G said...

I am addicted to Pinterest. Love, love, love it.

Kristi said...

It's Facebook. It sucks up at least 2 hours a day. My husband complains that I need to shut it down and pay attention to him all the time.

That's my relaxation time.

CherylB said...

I'm addicted to Pintrest. Hands down. Can't stop : )

cabest@yahoo.com

equinn726 said...

I am addicted to Goodreads, People Online, & Google Reader where I can put all of my favorite blogs (like this one!) into one place to see what's new :)

EBrowning said...

Facebook is an issue for me as well...I am not looking forward to Timeline either!!!

Juliet Farmer said...

FaceBook is one of my vices, but ETSY is where i could spend hours and hours...

Lilian said...

I'm addicted to twitter, I am not a big tweeter, but to see the updates popup linking me to this place and that. I reckon I read twitter more often than I read books, pooey.

Jessica said...

I have so many internet addictions, haha! Goodreads and facebook are my number ones for sure!

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

robynn78 said...

My latest is Pinterest!! So many food & fitness ideas I have used already!!

Joelle said...

I'm addicted to Etsy. I refresh I swear every 30 seconds to see if I've sold anything. lol. The timeline isn't as bad as it seems. It doesn't change the way you view everyone's updates...it's just your personal landing page. ;)

lucy872 said...

facebook, facebook, facebook. I check it way too often and think something exciting will happen when I am away!

Lauren said...

I'm guilty of spending too much time on Facebook and Pinterest.

Dani In Chicago said...

Definitely Facebook! Can't live without it!

Dolly said...

Hello, my name is Jane and I'm a cross-addicted Facebook/book blog/'Pixel of Ink' addict".

I need a serious power outage in order to have time to read!!

Krystal said...

Facebook tries to take over my life! Although once I log onto pinterest it's like I've been in a black hole forever......but I love it!!!
kndyer

karenk said...

i spend too much time on amazon.com

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

DaphneSFL said...

I won this book in one of the previous giveaways here, and, I promise whoever wins this will LOVE IT! It's such a great story!

Lesley Davis, esq said...

I'm seriously addicted to Pinterest! Then I immediately have to go to michael's for supplies!

Anonymous said...

Facebook is my addiction. I just spent the last 24 hours in the hospital with my little girl and FB on my phone was my only source of entertainment...so I guess it is not all bad.

Colbey J

Dawn in CA said...

Like the rest of the free world, I have to say Facebook, followed closely by Pinterest. There's the blogs I love, too..Manic Mommy, Kelle Hampton, Dooce. I also love browsing Craigslist for shabby chic furniture I don't need.

Bev V said...

I spend way too much time on Facebook! Oh yeah, and looking through the pictures of PeopleofWalmart.com

Bev V (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Margie said...

I spend too much time browsing through book blogs! But I love them.
Margie T

TinaPow said...

Pintrest and Google reader!

buttah said...

Right now Pinterest and just my daily blogs that I read are my internet vices!

Emma S. said...

I have a ton of internet addictions - Facebook, several blogs I follow, and, of course, Pinterest!

Emma S. said...

I have a bunch of internet addictions - Facebook, several blogs I follow, and, of course, Pinterest!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

My newest addiction is Pinterest. I can't get enough of it!

Nicole said...

I chick out your site, chick lit is not dead and Jennsylvania almost daily. Just love to see what you guys have to say and the give aways are fun too.

Nicole

Bernadette7 said...

Pintrest: its there to make me feel guilty for not working out more and to provide me with a gazillion delicous dessert recipes....and endless wedding ideas. Damn you Pintrest you time thief...don't be mad Pintrest I love you.

accidentalgypsy said...

pinterest is DEFINITELY my internet addiction! I can't pull myself away! :)

BrendaL71 said...

yes....Facebook is a big one for me but I check your site everyday too.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

Facebook because of all it's games! I don't do much else online besides blog stalking. but I'm definitely on FB playing games far more than anything else! :) AND I love it! LOL

Emily said...

facebook and pinterest!

Emily116

Jeffie T said...

televisionwithoutpity.com and the bloggess.com are two sites I check daily.

Lizett34 said...

I am totally addicted to Pinterest! I am always on there looking for new things! I love it!

lizett34@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Pinterest, Facebook and all my blogs that I read!

Leslie said...

Facebook...ugh, I try not to but I'm addicted. LeslieGC

Crystal said...

I'm addicted to FB, Pinterest, and all daily deals sites! Must check daily!

crystal717

Sslinsky said...

I am a total Facebook nut!!! I actually gave up Facebook on my phone for lent, it's that much of an addiction!

Sarah

GoGreen said...

My favorite internet addiction is entering contests to win books. It's lots of fun to read great books, especially free ones.



Bonnie

Melissa said...

I'm addicted to my google reader.
-tmd636

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I would have to say my biggest internet addiction would be all the book blogs that I have discovered in the last year or so. There are always so many great ones that are new to me ~ my Google Reader is stuffed!!

Kimmi said...

Facebook all day all the time. I need an intervention. P.S. The timeline's not bad at all. I actually like it.

Ally said...

The Pioneer Woman

Christina said...

Mine is currently Pinterest, especially because I'm getting married next year and I need ideas!!! I love it!!

ChristinaL

Amelia said...

gmail

Terri said...

FFFaaacccceeebbbooooooooookkkk!!!!

Terri M.

Anonymous said...

My internet time waster is video games. My kids and I bond over how far each of us have gotten in the games we all like.

-Donna W.

Wohlski said...

facebook stalking my ex-boyfriends and boyfriend's ex-girlfriends. I'm too nosy

Kim W. said...

My addiction would be just Facebook. I spend way tooo much time on it! But I love it!

Carie Casey said...

facebook and perez hilton oh and now pinterst.

Carie

P.S. I'm so excited you are giving this book away again.

betsy_blixt said...

I am a sucker for Facebook as well. I have held out on the timeline thing too but I hear it is fast approaching. I'm addicted to facebook cause it keeps me in touch with everyone in my past. I lived in MN then jumped to CA and now I'm in MA. Facebook let's me track there lives and never lose touch with people I might have if it was only letters.

Kristin said...

Pinterest is my favorite internet addiction. And I have actually used it for recipes, ideas for the kids and birthday party ideas. So...I think of it as less of a time suck then it probably is. :)

keltban said...

I am always on Amazon and Yahoo. I got to look at the everyday.

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