So I have to write eleven reviews in less than two days if I’m going to make the CBR Bingo deadline, so this and the next ten reviews will probably be short. This was my second time through Eleanor & Park, and I picked it up because I had already read all the books in the So Popular! bingo category, and had recently re-read Attachments, so this book, why not! It’s still great, first of all, but also, it’s still my least favorite Rainbow Rowell book. I used to have it rated at five stars because at the time I […]
#CBR10Bingo: So Popular! This is my second re-read of Attachments. I first read it back in 2011, and my original review can be found here. Considering how much I loved the book back then (and still do), it’s a fairly short and unenthusiastic review. But it’ll give you the basics of what the book is about. When it came to selecting a book for the “So popular!” square, all ten choices (among the most reviewed books of the ten years on the Cannonball blog) were ones I’d already read at least once. Some, like Divergent, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, I really just didn’t feel […]
This is the first Rainbow Rowell book I’ve read, despite owning Carry On. (I’ve been waiting to read that with faintingviolet, and she’s been waiting because it was the last one she hasn’t read, but now that the sequel is coming out…) Lincoln works the late shift working as a technology officer at a newspaper. His job is to be the night-shift IT guy and to monitor the staff emails. He comes across frequent email exchanges between two friends, Jennifer and Beth, emails that he should send warnings about, but chooses not to. They are chatting about their personal […]
Elaine Lui of Lainey Gossip has been figuratively yelling at me since 2013 to read Eleanor & Park. She brings it up regularly when talking about other YA books. It was a book I kept meaning to get around to reading but just never put in the effort of getting my hands on a copy. When I realized it was an option for the So Popular! bingo square, it seemed fated that I would finally read Eleanor & Par,k and complete my second bingo in the process. I could not put this book down. Rainbow Rowell instantly sucks you into the world of teenage drama […]
The only negative I hear about this book might be the only negative I’ve heard about any Rowell book so far; there’s a reason this was one of the “so popular” options. And yeah, I tore into this knowing I’d love it, it would pretty much have to be about a libertarian and a nazi for me to dislike it. So cards on the table, while I get the criticism about the premise being kinda creepy – our lovelorn hero falls in love with a woman based on her emails to her friend that he’s paid to monitor for internet […]
As a 16 yo, I didn’t experience a first love. A couple of crushes, but none of them were anything more than an occasional glance in the lift, or a quickening of pulse when they appeared in front of me. To read Rainbow Rowell describe it so minutely in normal-speak without being elaborate is a welcome peek into a world when feelings run amok, you barely understand what’s happening and yet you feel so much (so – much like my current mid-thirties, GOTCHA, dumb-ass emotions, ergh) – I love how she is able to weave music and the first […]
I listened to the audio version of this narrated by Euan Morton, who is playing King George in Hamilton currently. I really enjoyed it. The night after I finished the book, I was having a tough time falling asleep so I started listening to Carry On again. Now I am addicted to falling asleep to Carry On. I don’t know what this says about me as a person or about the book.
Bingo Square: So Popular While I had only read seven of the ten books from the “So Popular” list, I chose a reread. I knew Divergent as a series had not lived up to the first novel; while I enjoyed Gillian Flynn, I am kind of over that genre (is it still a twist if we expect it?) which meant no Girl on a Train; and even though I know everyone loves The Fault in our Stars, I just have little interest in reading a novel about teens dying of cancer. My Sister’s Keeper was enough in that category. Given […]