Thursday, January 22, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic


By Sophie Kinsella
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This book is the first of five that follow the adventures of Becky Bloomwood, a young woman living in London who has one little weakness. In the book the bank and credit card companies come calling for payment and Becky has to figure out what to do. Cut back? Earn more money? Nothing seems to work for Becky. She always seems to be getting herself into trouble and into all sorts of pickles. It is a very funny, witty novel with a dab of romance involved as well.
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I like that the book is written in 1st person. I feel like I am her roommate and she is telling me what mishaps she has gotten herself into. If you liked Bridget Jones' Diary you will probably like this book as well. They are both similar, two Brits trying to make it and getting into all sorts of trouble in the meantime. It does have language in it.
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You definitely don't need to think deeply with this one, but if you are in the mood for an easy read that is light and funny, here you go. I am already into the second novel, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.
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I give this novel 3 1/2 stars.
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Side Note: There is a movie about this and the second book coming out next month. If it is anything like the novels it should be pretty funny.

1 comment:

Lula O said...

I hope it's a good movie. I loved Bridget Jones Diary - the movie. The book was okay. I would like to read this one before the movie comes out. And as far as language goes, we have to remember that the Brits curse word vocab is slightly different than here in the US.
Darn it. ;0)