Attachments – Rainbow Rowell

As promised in my review of Fangirl, I wanted to review all three of Rainbow Rowell’s books to date before I got into Landline. I’m a bad fan, because I didn’t even know Attachments existed up until two months ago.

No, seriously. I thought she only wrote two books. What does My Internal Mugatu think?

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The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

This book kicks ass. Go read it already.

This book kicks ass. Go read it already.

Allow me to preface this review with a statement: this is one of my desert island books. You know, as in “top 10 books you would take with you to keep you sane and entertained while sipping on a coconut milk smoothie, waiting for rescue in the comfort of your badass Family Swiss Robinson-style treetop crash pad?” Yeah. This is one of them.

You could qualify this and say, “But B! You’re a guy. It’s a war book. Of COURSE you’re going to pick this.”

LISTEN, YOU.

YOU KNOW WHY I PICKED THIS? GENDER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

THIS IS A GOOD GODDAMN BOOK, ABOUT WAR. AND HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT.

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Eleanor And Park – Rainbow Rowell

In keeping with the build-up to my big tandem review of Rainbow Rowell’s LANDLINE (WE’RE PUTTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER) with my sis, L-Train (who goes by many names, but it’s the one nick-name I love most), I’m reviewing each of Rainbow Rowell’s outstanding previous novels. Including this one, which i guess a lot of people liked and gave prestigious awards to or something, and may have optioned it for a movie. Because, y’know, reasons.

So there’s a lot of built-up expectations around this book, and for the most part, this is the book that really broke the floodgates of YA love open for Rainbow Rowell, due in no small part to her immense talent or to the championing of resident awesome human being / chief Nerdfighter / totally not a giant squid of anger John Green. ENOUGH EXPOSITION. REVIEW TIME.

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The Legend of Eli Monpress – Rachel Aaron

Seriously, go and buy this book already. You won't regret it.

Seriously, go and buy this book already. You won’t regret it.

I’ll tell you this much: I’m incredibly glad I picked this collection, The Legend of Eli Monpress, up. It is hefty, but it is FREAKING AWESOME. Here’s why.

Do you like fantasy adventures where people steal things in crazy, outlandish ways, and stay one smirking step ahead of the law’s dogged pursuit the entire time? No?

How about if there’s also MAGIC SPIRIT RINGS, GHOST WOLVES, EPIC FREAKING SWORDFIGHTS, NINJA DEMON GIRLS, and a WIZARD THIEF who can literally TALK DOORS INTO OPENING THEMSELVES?

You on board now?

              GOOD.

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FANGIRL – Rainbow Rowell

THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS.

THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS.

I wanted to start off this whole blog with a review of one of my favorite books – not just of the last year, but FREAKING EVER, PERIOD:

Fangirl.

Yeah. I know. What? “You’re, like, 29. And a guy. Fangirl? Really?”

Really.

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