Tuesday, August 25, 2015

book re·view : Landline by Rainbow Rowell

5 Stars.


Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn't expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts...

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?


Can you say late?
Yes, I know, everyone and their mother reviewed this, and to be honest, I was not interested, but then I founded it for a couple of dollars.. so I had to get it, right? I mean, It was worth it just for the beautiful cover. But I ended up loving it, I wanted to talk about it, so lets do it.

This book was magical, I am married for almost 5 years, we don’t have kids, but a lot of things had to happen for us to come together, the biggest thing being me moving countries. We also work a lot, with crazy hours, so when we are both really busy at work, we barely see each other. It just really made me think about the things I want for our marriage, and our future together. In a lot of ways we are the couple from Gorgie's past. It made me feel good, warm and fuzzy on the inside.

I really did want to talk more about the story in itself, but my love for this book really is about how it makes me think about my own life, and my relationship. It was very surprising, the way it made me stop, and think about things, and not only my life with my husband, but also my family dynamic. 

It also made me very curious about the other Rowell books.

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