The Writing’s On The Wall: Attachments

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels.

Attachments is my favourite Rainbow Rowell novel. It sounds like a simple choice, but with the likes of Fangirl and Landline to compare it to, it makes the selection as easy a task as choosing between one’s favourite children. Or, in my case, choosing one’s favourite episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The decision to make a wallpaper in its honour was obvious and almost immediate. The problem, however, was doing it justice. Attachments is that rare, magical mixture of bittersweet, hopeful, romantic, poignant, and profound all at once, and the idea of managing to evoke even a little of that immense feeling seemed almost impossible. But I knew I had to try. Because I believe in love at first sight. Because I believe in love before that. And a book this special deserves to be celebrated again, and again, and again.

Title Attachments
Author Rainbow Rowell
Pages 357 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Publisher Orion
Publisher On February 2012
Find It On Goodreads

“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you…”

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now – reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers – not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained – and captivated – by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say…?

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Marish and Arti Masa whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

What book would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper next? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

7 responses to “The Writing’s On The Wall: Attachments”

  1. Leah says:

    Do your wallpapers come with a new keyboard because I just drooled all over mine. ♥ Gorgeous, Jen. The colors, the quote, I love this one!
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  2. Frasier says:

    As usual, hearts in my eyes for your wallpapers. If my work computer didn’t hate me (as it does) I would change it to this because this book gave me such feels. Much how this wallpaper does.
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  3. Gorgeous as always, Jen! HOW DO YOU DO IT <3333
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  4. Ahhhh Jen this is so adorable! Attachments was THE BEST book I read last year and I love having it on my desktop. So cute! Very nice job. 🙂
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  5. Casee Marie says:

    Um, YES. Saving this. You absolutely captured the novel; it’s so sweet and colorful and unique. I love it. x

  6. Kate says:

    Just made this my new wallpaper and now I find myself wanting to re-read Attachments. Thanks so much!

  7. Alexa S. says:

    I am in love, love, love with this wallpaper, Jen! It’s seriously gorgeous from the colors to the objects to the quote. As always, you do such an amazing job <3
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