Yesterday, I ventured into Barnes & Noble in search of a good novel. School is almost over and I think my brain is saturated with information on political science and advertising. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy learning about what we are going over in my classes, but sometimes I just need a mental break. I posted a few days ago about how important it is to read lots and lots of books and I would like to stand by what I post.
There is something exhilarating about going to Barnes & Noble, enjoying an iced coffee, getting “lost” in the isles because you’ve read so many book covers, and then finding your piece de resistance! My piece de resistance is called, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. When I saw Attachments sitting on the bookshelf, I immediately picked it up to examine. The cover is well designed and the author’s name is quite intriguing. So far it is a clever and moving story about falling in love and quirky office life. Attachment is also full of honest characters and knee-slapping dialogue.
Erica Jong was quoted in O Magazine saying, “A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.” I can personally say, reading Attachments is not a passive act at all. This morning I was laughing out loud while reading the book and eating breakfast with my dad. I even took it with me for the short car ride to my aunt’s house for Easter lunch. I have only owned Attachments for less than two days and I have raved about it to my sister so much, she wants to borrow it when I am done. Attachments an engaging, relatable, and sweet novel that I highly recommend to anyone.