Tuesday 28 April 2009

Confessions of a shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a shopaholic

I have been meaning to read this one for years, I even think I started it and wasn't that into it. But now I loved it. After I had seen the movie I knew I had to go back and read these books. By the way, the movie was funny, Isla Fisher was great and the clothes were gorgeous.

Rebecca Bloomwood has a boring job at a small financial magazine. But she has plenty of trendy clothes, she lives in a fun part of London, and she has great friends. And she loves to go shopping.

But her jobs doesn't give her much money, the Endwich bank has been after her for months, her Visa bills keeps on coming, and she tries to cut back. She comes up with schemes that ends up costing more than it was supposed to and she is up to her ears in bills.

Then something shows up that could change it all, but give up shopping, perhaps not....

I started on this book yesterday and finished it this morning. Maybe it wasn't haha out loud all the time, but it was funny, the pace was great, it made me giggle and go oh no! It also made me check out the libraries homepage for the next book, it's in the book mobile and I want to read it. And I suck at street names, lol, I am so gonna call my mum to figure out where on earth those streets are, and if they are near me today ;) I wanna know more about Rebecca's adventures.

If the movie made me want to go shopping than this one makes me want to hide from the stores. It makes me fear I am a shopaholic, which I am not. Sure I love clothes, but I have this nose for 70 %, I even found something at 90 % once. While Rebecca hits the stores for 20 % or if she gets a free lip gloss with it. She buys everything from slippers to skin products to kitchen supplies. And those bills keep on coming.

There is also the love interests, maybe her flatmates Scottish cousin that's a bit strange, or perhaps Luke that gives her 20 pounds for her sick grandmother. Or that is so she can get that cute scarf.

It give me laughs, comical situations, and a warm hearted book about a heroine that just needs that one more sweater. In certain situations I can see myself if I didn't have that self-control, and it makes me love Rebecca.

And there was the Finland angle too, 2 letters in the book in Finnish and that made me smile. of course wouldn't it have been better if they had been translated too cos we got it, but what about the rest...

If you want some fun chick-lit then check out this series. I will go and hunt for A shopacolic takes Manhattan.


  1. Great review! It shows that you enjoyed the book. I never read it because chick lit is not my kind of genre but I'm glad you liked it.

  2. I love this series! Hope you read the succeeding books :)

    I didn't enjoy the movie, though. I read the whole series long before the movie, and I felt the movie didn't do it justice.

    You should try Undomestic Goddess, that's my favorite Sophie Kinsella novel. Can You Keep a Secret? is pretty funny too.

  3. I enjoyed this book as well. I read the first couple in the series but haven't kept up with it. I think the movie just came out..I need to check it out.

  4. This is one I have always meant to read too. I just loved The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella, so I know I will enjoy these too. Thanks for putting the idea back in my head.

  5. Hi Blodeuedd!

    Great Review!! My daughter has been after me to pick up these books. She says it will be a two for, I'll read then when schools out, she'll read. I'll probably end up with the books. But maybe we'll order them from the library instead.

    Dottie :)

  6. Lilly,
    I sure did. I just hope the 2nd book is were it's supposed to be so I can borrow and read it :)

    I guess i could like the movie since I hadn't read the books. And I sure will read the rest. On my way to try to find book 2 now :) wish me luck ;)

    I actually did read Undomestic last year and really liked it :D haven't read the other one though.

  7. Mandi,
    The movie is cute enough and it has Hugh Dancy, that is never wrong ;)

    Scrap girl,
    just go for it :) I had it planned for years and now I finally did read the first one and liked it. Why didn't I earlier.

    Lol, she has a point. I am sure you will enjoy them. But the library is always of course better, that is cheaper lol ;)

  8. I liked the first 2 books in the series. I do like Rebbecca. To me she's such a likable character.

  9. lol-I'm glad you liked it. These books certainly made me giggle more than once. I got a kick of Becky and those Visa bills.

  10. Dar,
    Aye poor Becky with her Visa bills :)
    Good news for me, I have all but the last now

  11. Wow Blodeuedd:

    This one is an oldie but goodie! Good for you for reading it, I'm glad you enjoyed.

    I read this book a long time ago and remember enjoying the story. :)

    Warm Regards

  12. Great Review Blodeuedd!

    I've been waiting, very un-patiently I might add, for the movie to hit On Demand so I can watch it. :)

    I probably won't pick up the book cause it's not my normal fare but the movie, I obviously got to see!

    :) VFG

  13. Lea,
    Can't believe I waited this long, lol, well the latest one just came out so that' good cos I don't like to wait ;)

    The movie was fun :) And the clothes so cute, and I always did like Dancy ;)

    i love chick-lit ever since I read Bridget Jones. The genre suits me.

  14. I have not read this one but I liked your review. It sounds like a fun read. I hope you have a nice day.

  15. Hi Charli and Me :)
    They are fun read, easy and great. I can't stop reading them

  16. Loved your review and now I feel like I really need to get this book off my shelf and read it. Sounds like it would be a fast and run one!!!

  17. Staci,
    It's such a fast adn easy read, and it will make you smile. Chick-lit is great of that

  18. The Shopaholic series will always be my favorite chick-lit books. I'm glad you're enjoying them.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  19. Anna
    I sure am, such great funny chick-lit. I am happy i finally decided to read them



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