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Confessions. of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic Series) [Paperback] (Confessions of a Shopaholic)

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I seem to have ended up reading them back to front but that hasn't been a problem because when I have gone back to earlier ones such as this I find it just added more detail and insight into the characters. She got herself in completely avoidable positions and then would spend years trying to get herself out of them. Sophie Kinsella's writing style is funny, down-to-earth, light hearted and with characters that are utterly believable. I think that if Rebecca had grown into a miraculously responsible woman, totally transformed, changing her expending ways into frugality, I would have been bored.

I think it's hilarious that these books dominate the "chick-lit" scene when they are, in fact, the most sexist books I've managed to come across. Winsome Becky’s romp through Hollywood will thoroughly entertain readers, and the novel’s conclusion neatly paves the way for Becky’s next adventure. Loyal fans who have enjoyed Kinsella’s flakey protagonist in previous stories will enjoy this outing. Her own method of managing money is to hide her Visa bills under the bed and hope they’ll disappear. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from the bank –letters with large red sums she can't bear to read–and they're getting ever harder to ignore.Kinsella’s heroine is blessed with the resilience of ten women, and her damage-limitation brain waves are always good for a giggle. I had to know what else the silly little spendthrift was going to get herself into and of course, eventually out of. Até que os seus vizinhos ficam numa situação financeiramente má por um conselho de Rebecca e ela revela ter um pouco de cérebro. Things are looking cheerier than ever, until Becky’s parents announce they’re moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch—unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocados—and ask Becky if she’ll host this year. And it’s sad cause I saw it when I just graduated high school and my ex husband (who was my bf at the time) was like “OMG SHE IS LITERALLY YOU”.

I will probably reread this one again at some point, as I’d love to revisit Becky in her early days. Despite having seen the film (I don't like to read after seeing it, I prefer to read it first and then see the film), but nothing had prepared me for this.Every time she tries to stop spending, she winds up needing a little pick me up as she gets down in the dumps—a feeling many can relate to.

As of March 6, 2009, the film holds an average score of 38, based on 30 reviews on the web site Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics. Except, Cutting Back seems impossible, and her attempts to Make More Money just get her into trouble. It’s a must-read book if you like a romantic comedy and I bet this book will entertain you from the first page to the last. Her father has vanished from Los Angeles on a mysterious quest with the husband of Becky’s best friend, Suze.

Kinsella delivers a solid and laugh-out-loud funny installment that longtime readers and new fans alike will gleefully devour. I must confess that I was expecting more similarities, the book took a different direction, many situations changed. Becky, to me, is a spunky heroine, and I just ate up these first few series installments (later on in the series, her antics became too intolerable for me - around book IV or V). Although, I hope Sophie Kinsella will include more and more moments with Luke and Becky in this novel hahaha. With people having to cut back, Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up.

Everything has to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery and the latest stroller to top-of-the-line medical care. And they’ve stayed on writing about metal, or cheese, or savings, ever since – because that’s all they know. An example is when the story aims to illustrate how branded fashions can increase Rebecca's confidence.Following along with Becky as she makes one stupid yet hilarious decision after the next NEVER gets boring. But I liked the movie and this does sound enjoyable (even if parts of it are a bit bonkers) Great review! She is a financial journalist telling other people what to do with their money, how to invest, how to save, where to spend, where to not spend but secretly hates it, a boring office job that I think the majority of us can relate to.

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