Monday, December 8, 2014
Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic (#1) by Sophie Kinsella.
Summary from Goodreads:
Becky Bloomwood has what most twenty-five-year-olds only dream of: a flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is, she can't actually afford it --- not any of it. Her job writing atSuccessful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. Still, how can she resist that perfect pair of shoes? Or the divine silk blouse in the window of that ultra-trendy boutique? But lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank --- letters with large red sums she can't bear to read --- and they're getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back; she even tries making moremoney. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something ...
Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life --- and the lives of those around her --- forever.
Finally rereading this series (I left off after reading the second novel) and I like it ten times more the second time around. I'm big into not over doing shopping (besides if I spent the amount she did it would be on books or movies not clothes) but it was interesting to read from the view of a serial shopper.
After about 100 or so pages I started to like Becky more, and by the end she grew on me. Plus Luke gets better by the end as well. And the main thing I loved was Sophie Kinsella's writing style, so I will be reading more of this series and more of her books.
I recommend checking this series, and it is set in London. :) Oh, and the US movie was pretty funny.
Four Stars Out of Five