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This is one of the most poorly written books I ve read this year.BUT It s also one of the funniest and cleverest and most interestingly narrated It s so very extremely hard to put it down Rebecca Bloomwood is a funny and heart warming heroine Her fear of facing her ever growing debts cracked me up every time she would receive a new letter regarding her credit.Oh, that was so much fun Really, I swear, this book gives a new definition to the word fun Somehow, Sophie Kinsella manages to create a perfectly realistic, three dimensional heroine while completely charming us with her unbelievably original and laugh out loud worthy misadventures.I can t believe how different it is from the movie Actually, I ve never witnessed so many changes in a story It s as if the producers of the movie adaptation COMPLETELY rewrote Miss Bloomwood s story Her predicament remains the same, but everything surrounding it changes.So I MUST admit I preferred the movie to the book, but that s only because it was focused I should say There is no love hate relationship between Luke and her and it s dramatic and the story better outlined, while things here are comedic than dramatic and Becky s dreams not at all mentioned Forget ALETTE.But it s still amazing and, truth be told, if I hadn t seen the movie, I would probably have given it a 5 star rating Luke disappointed me in this He remains polite like in the movie, but his charm dissolves as you switch from the movie to the book Unfortunately.Fun fact I read the 5th book in the series six years ago without even knowing it was part of a series and LOVED IT to bits.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Shopaholic, 1 , Sophie Kinsella Madeleine Wickham The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic 2000 Confessions of a Shopaholic in the United States and India is the first in the popular Shopaholic series It is a chick lit novel by Sophie Kinsella, a pen name of Madeleine Wickham It focuses on the main character Rebecca Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist, who is in a serious amount of debt through her shopping addiction 2017 1393 424 9786003360198 20 I was in the library when I walked by this book, while I was looking for another book I pulled it off the shelf and because I ve found and read some pretty amazing book with this randomness, I thought ok Another reason I have become a little obsessed with shopping on ebay I thought this girl book would be fun, it would be like a new girl friend, getting to now good and bad about her, how she thinks about life So, I checked it out and I read it in about 6 hours Reason it sucked 1 The main charter was English so I didn t relate the stores that she was bragging about shopping at and it didn t have the SAME sex in the city LUSTFUL MATERIALISTIC effect on me So, her prideful continuous description of these clothes she owned and was in debt for became ridiculous And her constant shopping while in debt, actually started to physically stress me out.2 Half way into the book I felt really sad because I know that there is so many people who this is their reality This shallow mindset or consumption of caffeine, sugar, shopping, fashion the constant carve of distraction and never learning to deal It just seemed to glorify being shallow and reinforce that if and when you are you should keep on being so because 3 The modern day fairy tale ending for could happen Debt paid off, get the job you want, they guy, the clothes, the romance, the money, the fame It grasps on the the romantic notion of what life should be, and could be It seem to encourage that there is nothing wrong with lying to yourself and others 4 It reminds of humans I know, who choose to lead the most dramatic, self indulged, objectified, diva lifestyle Where they are the most important and beautiful person on the planet, and you ll regret being not trying to be their best friend a.k.a letting them use you when they are Famous and rich one day I think this book glamorize this attitude, and not matter how you dress that up, there is nothing glamorous about that.All and All I HAETED this book and wished I hadn t read the it And if I could give a negative star I would But I know this is not a hateful website. I really hate slamming books, really I do This book is the typical chick lit that I ve grown to love, and to be fair, it s a quick read.But, my praise stops there.The main character of this book, Rebecca Bloomwood, is the most annoying, daft, and ridiculous character I have ever had the misfortune to read about I understand that she s a shopaholic , but I ve had quite a few friends who fell into that catagory that were never in danger of being as simple minded and arrogant as Rebecca.Every time I put this book down, I find myself angry My forehead is wrinkled, and I m snapping at my innocent boyfriend.Why I ll give you a hint It isn t because I m upset at having to put the book down All I can tell you is that unless you, yourself, are ignorant, incredibly stupid, deceitful, materialistic, dishonest, and rudeyou will find nothing to associate with in Becky Bloomwood. The Shopaholic series always puts me in a good mood Really all of Sophie Kinsella s books put me in a good mood They are just so light, fluffy and fun Sophie Kinsella s writing is like ice cream on hot July day In Confessions of a Shopaholic we meet Rebecca Bloomwood Becky to her friends a young financial writer who longs to write for a fashion magazine She lives in a trendy flat with her bestie and loves to shop I mean really really loves to shop So much so that she finds herself deeply in debt To cope with her financial problems she does what any shopping addict would do She shops even Running up and debt Now since this is a light comedic book all of this is handled in the most hilarious of ways I never for one second dislike Becky or look down on her for her terrible financial problems As a person who loves to shop and never looks at prices I can see how easy it would be to fall into a financial hole Thankfully I don t have money issues knock on wood but I feel Becky s pain in wanting to buy everything you see The Shopaholic series is one of my go to books that always instantly improve my mood Also these books are such quick reads that I can easily read a whole book in a day or two Recommended to readers who like light fun books with irrepressible hilarious heroines. This book pleasantly surprised me I went into this book expecting it to be just like the movie which, by the way I love , but it might as well have been a completely different story The only things it has in common with the movie are the character names, the obsessive shopper and in debt main character, and the title I adjusted my expectations and thought it would be one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book, but I loved them equally but in different ways The book was far less cutesy than the movie as it made Rebecca the main character a dislikable character at first Like really, I hated her However, she really grows up in 300 pages and even though she still has her flaws, I really began to respect her and want to continue on with the series As for Sophie Kinsella s writing style, I enjoyed it She writes everything humorously but with a ring of insight and relatability I can t wait to read of her books and she is making me excited about reading out of the Young Adult genre |Free Pdf ♈ Confessions of a Shopaholic ☺ Becky Bloomwood Has A Fabulous 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 At Successful Saving Magazine Not Only Bores Her To Tears, It Doesn T Pay Much At All And Lately Becky S Been Chased By Dismal Letters From The Bank Letters With Large Red Sums She Can T Bear To Read She Tries Cutting Back But None Of Her Efforts Succeeds Her Only Consolation Is To Buy Herself Something Just A Little SomethingFinally 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 After college, I wanted nothing to do with serious books And so began my quest for all books fluffy and light The cover of this screamed fluff at me This book is NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY Take it for what it is hilarious chick lit Otherwise, you ll find yourself realizing that if you actually knew a character as shallow as Becky Bloomwood, you d probably give her a look of disgust and hiss at her as she walked by or something Also, don t think too much about her relationship with Luke Because seriously, why would a Luke EVER want a Becky She s a total tart So, take my advice and just laugh at Becky s ridiculous justifications for her purchases Even now, I find myself thinking If I buy that red hat, I can be known as the girl in the red hat. Made a promise to myself to read Sophie Kinsella books this year and will be starting off with the Shopaholic series I m in need of light reads at all times Thanks, life. Forgot to mention I binge read the first three books in this series a couple weekends ago I don t really do chicklit, but this was amazing BRIDGET JONES FEELS EVERYWHERE.LOVED THIS Thank you Inge for an amazing recommendation This was feel good chocolate and wine and shoes and just what I needed HIGHLY RECOMMEND.