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The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Paperback – January 1, 2012
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About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series. She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham. She lives in London with her husband and family and avoids surprises at all costs.
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Becky was really, really annoying and the overuse of the phrases wouldn't it, shouldn't it, doesn't it.. etc got really old really fast.
I did smile at some parts but overall the story was the same thing Becky buys more stuff she doesn't need and finds new ways to "hide" her bills so she doesn't have to look at them. I finally thought things were going to change at the end a little but no the same story from the first page.
I do understand there are shopaholic and it is rather serious problem and this was just meant to lighten up things and be funny but at all it did for me is annoy me most of the book by how immature Becky is and how bad she is at her job yet seems to fall into these great things.
Probably won't read anymore of the series but I may look to see if the author has anymore books as I did love the first one I read.
The story got better and finally I could relate to the mainn character but it still was a fairy tale like story and at times I found myself yelling out loud, "wth!!!"
The writing style is great though and it's an easy read after you get past the beginning part.
I'd expected light and funny fare, but it was neither. I certainly didn't feel light-hearted when the book aroused so much anger and frustration in me; and the parts that were obviously intended as humor showed her being so badly humiliated I cringed instead of laughing. Too bad--the subject has promise--so much that Kinsella dragged it out for several more shopaholic books—but I won't be reading them.
The story follows Rebecca (Becky) Bloomwood - a 25 year old financial journalist who can't seem to manage her own finances - as she tries to come up with ways to C.B. (cut back) and M.M.M. (make more money) so she can get herself out of debt. While each plan she hatches manages to fail miserably and hilariously, the only thing left to do is hit the shops and buy a little something to help her cheer up... and the cycle continues!
I thoroughly enjoyed the author's writing and character development, and the 310 pages just flew by! I can't wait to read Kinsella's other books in the Shopaholic series as well as the independent novels and the ones published under her real name - Madeleine Wickham.
If you haven't read this book yet, and you're a fan of chick-lit or light summer reads - I highly recommened this book!
I won't give away any of the plot, but this was a story that kept me turning the page.
My favorite books are full of dialogue between the characters, but Rebecca is telling her story and it’s captivating. So pleased that there are more in this series!
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Becky Bloomwood is a shopaholic who is seriously in debt.Read more