Attachments

Attachments

eBook - 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. This story is about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself, even it is someone you have never met.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9781101476345
Characteristics: 1 online resource ([#] p.)
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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AL_TIEGAN 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.

AL_LESLEY 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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VRMurphy
Mar 03, 2016

A quick read, one snowy afternoon was all it took. Yes, the set-up is a bit contrived, but once you get past that, the characters are strong and interesting. I found the author's treatment of the self-image Lincoln has of himself, versus the image others have of him, fascinating.

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virgogirl73
Jan 09, 2016

This was a quick read, read it in about 2 days. Funny dialogue between Beth & Jennifer. Yes it can feel a bit voyeuristic from Lincoln's stand point but not so much to make it cringe worthy. Over all I'd recommend if someone were looking for a quick light-hearted read.

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rpavlacic
Jan 04, 2016

While the ending is satisfying - the two protagonists end up falling in love - the premise is a bit creepy: An IT specialist mining through employees' e-mail communications to check for violations of netiquette only to find he is falling for one of the two women involved in a ceaseless exchange of messages - and because of his shift never actually gets to see her in person. Most companies would fire the IT guy. As another reviewer pointed out, if it was someone monitoring security cameras, what would security do? It does want me to read the writer's other efforts, but with caution.

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