This title was previously published as "The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic". Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She's a journalist. She spends her working ...Show synopsisThis title was previously published as "The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic". Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She's a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time ...shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Her only comfort is to buy herself something - just a little something ...Can Becky ever escape from this dream world, find true love, and regain the use of her Switch card? Confessions of a Shopaholic ...the perfect pick me up for when it's all hanging in the (bank) balance.Hide synopsis
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Dial Press) – Trade paperback (2008)
Trade paperback, Dial Press 2008
ISBN: 0385342357 ISBN-13: 9780385342353
Becky Bloomwood lives in London's trendiest neighborhood, has glamorous socialite friends, and has a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford any of it. Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into the collective consumer conscience to deliver a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens.Becky Bloomwood lives in London's trendiest neighborhood, has glamorous socialite friends, and has a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford any of it. Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into the collective consumer conscience to deliver a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens.Hide
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I liked this a lot. It was an easy read, with lots of witty humor.
I just knew that they would make it into a movie eventually. I just didn't realize it would be this soon. I look forward to seeing the movie!
I must admit that I got a little bit edgy as I started to read this book. Past due bills, maxed-out credit cards - who wants to be reminded?? But then the story took over and I fell for Becky Bloomwood - our heroine and financial journalist. She's fashionably fabulous and just like her, who can resist a good sale? I loved the "Brit-speak" and found myself calculating the currency exchange between pounds and dollars - just another little thrill to go along with this funny story.
I enjoyed myself right along with her as she goes about discovering the best deals and felt my own heart skip when she receives the bills and the overdue notices. It was nice not having to read anything like that with MY name on it - and that's part of the fun too - you can escape the bad stuff and really enjoy the good. It's a lot of fun reading along and wondering if she'll ever learn her lesson.
Along with the shopping mania, Becky finds love - in the handsome and smart public relations company owner - Luke Brandon. Right away, you wonder if he's a possible love interest - she doesn't seem that interested at first, but they meet and meet again and you ride right along with the possibility that they just might get together. You get to know her parents, their neighbors, childhood friends, her roommate and a whole cast of characters that build up the story and keep it very interesting.
This book is full of relationships that don't get too heavy, but add just the right snap. This book "goes down nice & easy" and I enjoyed it very much. It's nice when you first discover an author for yourself and are immediately drawn into the characters. I'm halfway through the next installment in the "Shopaholic" series and can't wait for more. I definitely give this book BOTH "thumbs up"!
I have really enjoyed the characters and situations of the Shopaholic series. The books are a good, fun read, but not so predictable as to be boring. I ended up buying the series twice more for two different friends who love to read as well.
This book is so funny and so much fun! Especially if you are a true shopaholic at heart (which unfortunately I am). This is such an easy read, very fun. I loved it so much I bought the sequels! Shopaholic Takes Manhatten, Ties the Knot, Sister, Baby. All amazing I finished the whole series in about 2 weeks!
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