Sunday 3 May 2009

Shopaholic takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
Book 2 in the shopaholic series

Rebecca Bloomwood has a great job as a financial expert on a TV morning show. But even though she earns more, now she spends more. Her flatmate Suzy tries to keep check on her spending but Becky is rather good at hiding things in her closet.

Her boyfriend, Luke who runs a PR agency wants to start a new branch in New York, and the plan to go over to check out the town. How could Becky say no to this, because everyone knows that foreign money is just like Monopoly money. She is ready to hit the big stores in Manhattan and shop until she drops. But then the big bomb falls, and her shiny new world falls to pieces.

Now I can compare the movies and the books better because the 2 first books makes up the movie. In this book there are a lot of things that are in the movie, too bad no more Finland talk :(

Becky is still shopping and trying to hide how much she really spends. The debts grows again, and there is a new man at the bank and he is not happy. She also in debt to stores, and the credict cards are not happy.

Becky is hilarious as usual, and she sure has problems. The foreign money is like monopoly money sure puts her in trouble. She doesn't confront her problems and buys the weirdest things like cut out letters in woods because she can't say no. She buys it all.

At least she has Luke and is happy. But he is busy with his work, and I do wonder how he doesn't see that she cna't stop shopping....

But the book is funny, and cute. The shopping episodes are hilarious and you have to love her. I can't help it. And the book left me wanting more, and yes I am reading the 3rd book now and will start on the 4th after it.

It is great chick-lit that doesn't disappoint. And if you want you could read this before the first one, but in the end it's more fun to see what she was up to in book 1 and what happened there.


  1. Hey Blodeuedd :)
    These sound fun, but I don't know if they are something I'd like to read. It's probably one of those that if I should ever sit down to read one, I'd probably love it! And then wonder why I ever thought I wouldn't like it!

  2. Amy,
    Chick-lit isn't always for everyone, and even though it was fun, then Bridget Jones and Evanovich's Plum books so much better and funnier :D

    You can always try the series a rainy day in the future

  3. I think Sophie Kinsella does a good job writing Becky's character..she could easily turn into an annoying whiny girl but she writes her so you laugh with her and her silly ways. I really enjoyed this series.

  4. I loved this book and the previous one.. I keep meaning to pick up the third book but I don't know when that will be :)

    anyways you've been tagged..
    I never heard of "The rejection of Yiddish Policemen" so I have no opinion on it but I can't wait to hear about your input with the Outlander sequel.. I'm yet to pick up the second book :)
    Anyways.. you've been tagged :)

  5. oooh, sounds like the books are better than the movie. No surprise - books usually are!

    PS: sending your prize tomorrow from my contest! So sorry to be tardy!!

  6. Mandi,
    Kinsella sure does a good job, you're so right. It could have been so easy to dislike Becky cos of the way she is. But now i just laugh at and with her :D

    Desert Rose,
    I am reading the 3rd one right now :) You can expect a short review soon enough, and then on to the 4th one. I thought get them all at once ;)

    Books sure are better sometimes, and yes more laughs in this one. but in the movie, oh the clothes! ;)

  7. LOL Blodeuedd:

    I didn't read this one (I read the first one I think). After reading your review "me thinks", I should pick it up.

    Thanks for another thoughtful review.

    Warm Regards

  8. Hi Lea :)
    Yes I am caught in chick-lit land at the moment, we'll see when I get out ;)
    Sometimes that is just the fun a girl needs...but after this I think...I am not sure what genre I will go for

  9. I have this one, but I don't have the first. I better make a small purchase.

  10. I havn't read these books, but I tempted to now! I have never really ventured into reading chick -lit, but I think I will try!

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  11. Scrap girl,
    They are fun to read a rainy day :)

    I have been in love with chick-lit ever since i read Bridget Jones. They are so funny and cute.

    Thank you so much :D

  12. I have this one in my TBR. In fact, I have the entire series and it looks wonderful!

  13. Hi Blodeuedd!

    This one sounds as funny as the first!!

    I'll definitely try these! My daughter has been begging to read them, but waiting for classes to be out...only a few week left until June!

    Great Review!!

    Dottie :)

  14. Yvonne,
    You have the entire series :) Well then you are all set for reading them one day. To see what you think.

    yes good idea to wait until classes are over. I did go a bit crazy over the first two and wanted to finish them at once ;)

  15. I'm glad you liked this one too. I really like Becky-she's just hilarious! Enjoy the next one too!

  16. Dar,
    Thanks, oh yes Becky is hilarious :D
    She never ceases to amaze me

  17. I love these books. Becky is so over the top, but I can't help liking her.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  18. My mom loves these books. I read the first and second one, but I didn't continue after that. I liked the first, but she really didn't seem to become a better person or learn anything in the second, and apparently... she just keeps making the same mistakes. Plus, the idea of an idiot girl somehow winning some stellar guy annoys me ;-) However, I definitely can see how the books are laugh-out-loud funny. I remember giggling through them!

  19. Anna,
    I know, so very over the top, but still so likeable :D

    She hasn't learnt much by book 3, but I still love her. She makes these stupid buys, and they are a part of her, and they are hilarious.

    She deserves a good guy, cos maybe he in the end can keep track of her,lol, here is to hoping ;)



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