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.
Author Rainbow Rowell
Pages 357 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
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…?
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!