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

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She seems incapable of being responsible and taking control of the situation and instead just buries her head in the sand which makes for some brilliant avoidance tactics. 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. Ms Kinsella manages to draw fun out of Rebecca's situation and the romantic element, whilst entirely predictable, is light and enjoyable.

Sophie Kinsella has a gift for comedy and her books are my go-to when I need something light to read to cheer me up. She's bad at her job, she's completely self-centered and selfish and annoying, completely focused on outward appearances and and seems to think that the universe owes her a sweater. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. Well this book is a masterclass in light-comedy tongue-firmly-in-cheek modern woman storytelling, I kid you not! And if that's not unbearable enough, in this one Rebecca Bloomwood personifies materialism---AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS THAT IT'S OKAY!

All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps. 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. 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.

Although, I hope Sophie Kinsella will include more and more moments with Luke and Becky in this novel hahaha. And then she has an embarrassing run-in with a sales clerk who tells her all her cards are declined. With his parents and how they believe Becky fell in love with their neighbour Tom even though she didn't; and finally Luke. Her father has vanished from Los Angeles on a mysterious quest with the husband of Becky’s best friend, Suze.Loyal fans who have enjoyed Kinsella’s flakey protagonist in previous stories will enjoy this outing.

They mean they applied for jobs at The Times and The Express and Marie-Claire and Vogue and GQ, and all they got back was “Piss off.

Becky, the protagonist, literally just keeps spending and spending and spending and spending, despite the bills that are piling up in her desk drawer. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Becky gets herself into the kind of situations that I could only come up with in a dream (or nightmare) and I both laugh and cringe as she digs herself into a deeper and deeper hole. Over the next few days, when I would be taking my 20 minutes for lunch, I started to leaf through the book for lack of better reading material (I had read the copy of People from three months prior so many times I could probably name the make-ups, break-ups, new babies and total tramps. 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).

The bills are outrageous, Luke is furious, and Becky’s feeling rather blue—until her parents deliver some incredible news. I pulled it off the shelf and because I've found and read some pretty amazing book with this randomness, I thought ok. The first is a plot that is inconsistent in describing the situation in a narrative that is too long, and sometimes the explanation is too short. Also, I’m pretty sure Luke Brandon was my first ever literary crush 😍 I watched the film recently and hmm… I would rather forget all about it, thanks.In 2014 she published a Young Adult novel Finding Audrey about a teenage girl with social anxiety and her madcap family, and in January 2018, Sophie published her first illustrated book for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo, Mummy Fairy and Me (also published as Fairy Mom and Me). She was well read, she kept up on current events and she could talk politics while maintaining integrity and respectability. With people having to cut back, Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. It always amazes me who we allow to speak in this culture, and by “allow” I mean by our tacit acquiescence to whatever crap the corporate powers force-feed us.

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