Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Title: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Pages: 312
Completed: 14th, March, 2008
Yearly Count: 9
Snaps: 3/5

However goofy and silly you have thought these books are, well...they probably are. But, I choose to read it because my good friend becky recommended it to me and lent it to me. It didn't start out strong with me, I seemed to be mostly annoyed at the Shopoholic for the beginning of the book, but I am not entirely unsure that the author did not mean to do this. Not to far into the book, it gained that addictive quality for me, meaning whenever I got a second it was what I would go to grab.

The book is worth reading, it is really naive, and obnoxious, and sometimes you just want to grab the shopaholic and strangle her so that she will learn to make better choices...but she does learn some things that make her much more likable after the first bit. She definitely grew on me, and now, even though I have filled my craving for chick-lit for a little while, when I need a brainless break I will definately pick up the next one! Like I mentioned about it earlier, for what it is it is good. It is fun to read, it has that brainlessness of watching tv...but you are reading! Give it a try, let me know what you think.


aka_Nik said...

I know what you mean about always coming back to books like this. They draw you in!

Trish said...

I have toyed around with the idea of audiobooks for my commute home in the evenings (1 hour) and thought about this series as something light and fun--but I can't get my butt to the library to check them out. :) Maybe next weekend! Ha!

raidergirl3 said...

It must be that Kinsella is a good writer, because I feel like that everytime I read one of the Shopaholic books. Becky is so frustrating, but all of a sudden I'm hooked and keep reading, chuckling as I go. Becky has a good heart and does look out for her people.
I thought Kinsella's newest book, Remember Me? was a lot stronger.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I walk around wanting to hit Becky for being so stupid but I'm still drawn to her story.

You might enjoy books by Madeleine Wickham -- actually Sophie Kinsella's real name. The two I've read are quite good. They're like the Shopaholic series in that Wickham's characterization is spot-on. But they're generally more serious.

bethany said...

*aka_nik: yes, they sure do!

*trish: oh, it would be great for that! You should do it. Let me know how you like them.

*raidergirl3: yes,I completely agree..she must be really great!!!hehhe..

*shereadsbooks: haha! yes.
Huh! I will have to check that out! Thanks so much for letting me know...I had no idea that wasn't her real name.