It’s been a while since I’ve read a fun and frivolous book that after a round of grading papers, I decided to take a break and picked up the ‘Shopaholic’ series.
After this first book, I confess (oops!) that I am now hooked and drawn to Sophie Kinsella’s books on the madcap Rebecca or ‘Becky’ Bloomwood.
Anyway, if you haven’t read “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and if you are very, very careful about money matters, you will definitely shudder when you read about financial journalist, Becky Bloomwood’s, impulsive buys…
In three words – she is unbelievable.
Seriously, this girl cannot walk past a shop window, browse through a catalogue or even watch TV without buying something — especially something that she does not even need.
What’s worse, she’s way behind on her credit card payments and her solution to her financial troubles? Ignore the credit card statements and warning letters from the bank LOL
She’s like the proverbial ostrich who buries its head in the sand.
Did I also mention that she is a financial journalist who actually writes articles advising readers on the best funds to invest in etc.
She thinks that nobody reads what she writes but later, she realizes that people close to her (her parents’ neighbours and closest friends) *actually* reads and follows her financial advice, to their dire end.
And that’s where we see a twist in the plot where Becky Bloomwood shows a change in character. It was about time anyway since her letters to her banker were getting a bit over the top! You have to admire her creativity though
Her British sense of honour drives her to set things right and boy, she does it with the same determination she shows in ensuring that she is THE one who gets THE pair of boots on sale.
If you’re looking for a light, fun read on the capers of a cash-strapped but endearing British girl who loves fashion, get a copy of “Confessions of a Shopaholic“.
I wonder if the movie will be able to capture the well-meaning but crazy personality of Becky Bloomwood? I know I was slightly disappointed by “The Devil Wears Prada (Full Screen Edition)” even though I love Anne Hathaway.
Anyways, I’m on to Book #2:
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