Reader Review: This is a good book for you sopaholics out there who doesn't have a clue. I bought a hard copy of this book and can't say that I enjoyed reading it from the beginning. I found that the main character Rebecca in the beginning of the novel was really too stupid. Certain things she did and said to me was just not real enough. But from the middle right through to the end, I started being able to relate to her. I didn't particularly like the style of writing, but the thing I liked about this book is the message in there. Rebecca starts out very selfish and stupid, waiting for a someone to come along and clear her debts for her and somewhere along the way, she became more self conscious and independent. She became more responsible.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number.
Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better....
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. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it -- not any of it.
Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank -- letters with large red sums she can't bear to read -- and they're getting ever harder to ignore.
She tries cutting back; she even tries making more money. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something...
Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life--and the lives of those around her--forever.
Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times -- and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.
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|Title of eBook: Confessions of a Shopaholic||Series: Shopaholic, , #1|
|Release Date: 03-04-2003|
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Confessions of a Shopaholic
Ok. don't panic. Don't panic. It's only a VISA bill. It's a piece of paper; a few numbers. I mean, just how scary can a few numbers be?
I stare out of the office window at a bus driving down Oxford Street, willing myself to open the white envelope sitting on my cluttered desk. It's only a piece of paper, I tell myself for the thousandth time. And I'm not stupid, am I? I know exactly how much this VISA bill will be.
Sort of. Roughly.
It'll be about ... 200. Three hundred, maybe. Yes, maybe 300. Three-fifty, max.
I casually close my eyes and start to tot up. There was that suit in Jigsaw. And there was dinner with Suze at Quaglinos. And there was that gorgeous red and yellow rug. The rug was 200, come to think of it. But it was definitely worth every pennyeveryone's admired it. Or, at least, Suze has.
And the Jigsaw suit was on sale30 percent off. So that was actually saving money.
I open my eyes and reach for the bill. As my fingers hit the paper I remember new contact lenses. Ninety-five pounds. Quite a lot. But, I mean, I had to get those, didn't I? What am I supposed to do, walk around in a blur?
And I had to buy some new solutions and a cute case and some hypoallergenic eyeliner. So that takes it up to ... 400?
At the desk next to mine, Clare Edwards looks up from her post. She's sorting all her letters into neat piles, just like she does every morning. She puts rubber bands round them and puts labels on them saying things like "Answer immediately" and "Not urgent but respond." I loathe Clare Edwards.
"OK, Becky?" she says.
"Fine," I say lightly. &...
Title: Confessions of a Shopaholic
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This is a good book for you sopaholics out there w
June 29, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Fort-de-France, Martinique
This is a good book for you sopaholics out there who doesn't have a clue. I bought a hard copy of this book and can't say that I enjoyed reading it from the beginning. I found that the main character Rebecca in the beginning of the novel was really too stupid. Certain things she did and said to me was just not real enough. But from the middle right through to the end, I started being able to relate to her. I didn't particularly like the style of writing, but the thing I liked about this book is the message in there. Rebecca starts out very selfish and stupid, waiting for a someone to come along and clear her debts for her and somewhere along the way, she became more self conscious and independent. She became more responsible.
A cautious tale
October 22, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from BUFFALO, USA
So this is the first book in the Shopaholic series. Initially I got angry at Rebecca Bloomwood when she put herself in positions that got me cringing to the corner of the room. I wanted to stop her so many times but alas she is but a character in a story. But the story is always moving, if not the descriptions then you get to see what Becky Bloomwood is thinking and boy that is something that makes you laugh. It's a light fun read that might remind you to clean up your shopaholic act but don't expect to be so Becky Lucky.
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