Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

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, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal l...

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Title:Confessions of a Shopaholic
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Confessions of a Shopaholic Reviews

  • Lilly

    After college, I wanted nothing to do with serious books. And so began my quest for all books fluffy and light. The cover of this screamed fluff at me. This book is NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. Take it for what it is - hilarious chick lit. Otherwise, you'll find yourself realizing that if you actually knew a character as shallow as Becky Bloomwood, you'd probably give her a look of disgust and hiss at her as she walked by or something. Also, don't think too much about her relationship with Luke. B

    After college, I wanted nothing to do with serious books. And so began my quest for all books fluffy and light. The cover of this screamed fluff at me. This book is NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. Take it for what it is - hilarious chick lit. Otherwise, you'll find yourself realizing that if you actually knew a character as shallow as Becky Bloomwood, you'd probably give her a look of disgust and hiss at her as she walked by or something. Also, don't think too much about her relationship with Luke. Because seriously, why would a Luke EVER want a Becky? She's a total tart! So, take my advice and just laugh at Becky's ridiculous justifications for her purchases. Even now, I find myself thinking "If I buy that red hat, I can be known as the girl in the red hat."

  • Rachel E. Carter

    Forgot to mention I binge read the first three books in this series a couple weekends ago. I don't really do chicklit, but this was amazing. BRIDGET JONES FEELS EVERYWHERE.

    LOVED THIS. Thank you

    for an amazing recommendation. This was feel good chocolate and wine and shoes and just what I needed. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Erin

    The Shopaholic series always puts me in a good mood. Really all of Sophie Kinsella's books put me in a good mood. They are just so light, fluffy and fun. Sophie Kinsella's writing is like ice cream on hot July day.

    In Confessions of a Shopaholic we meet Rebecca Bloomwood(Becky to her friends) a young financial writer who longs to write for a fashion magazine. She lives in a trendy "flat" with her bestie and loves to shop. I mean really really loves to shop. So much so that she finds herself deep

    The Shopaholic series always puts me in a good mood. Really all of Sophie Kinsella's books put me in a good mood. They are just so light, fluffy and fun. Sophie Kinsella's writing is like ice cream on hot July day.

    In Confessions of a Shopaholic we meet Rebecca Bloomwood(Becky to her friends) a young financial writer who longs to write for a fashion magazine. She lives in a trendy "flat" with her bestie and loves to shop. I mean really really loves to shop. So much so that she finds herself deeply in debt. To cope with her financial problems she does what any shopping addict would do.. She shops even more. Running up more and more debt.

    Now since this is a light comedic book all of this is handled in the most hilarious of ways. I never for one second dislike Becky or look down on her for her terrible financial problems. As a person who loves to shop and never looks at prices I can see how easy it would be to fall into a financial hole. Thankfully I don't have money issues ( knock on wood) but I feel Becky's pain in wanting to buy everything you see.

    The Shopaholic series is one of my go to books that always instantly improve my mood. Also these books are such quick reads that I can easily read a whole book in a day or two.

    Recommended to readers who like light fun books with irrepressible hilarious heroines.

  • Rachel

    So I used to work with this girl called Sarah, who was a real no bullshit kind of person. I really liked her because she was intelligent and articulate, someone I could actually hold a conversation with. She was well read, she kept up on current events and she could talk politics while maintaining integrity and respectability. When I saw this book on the break table in the back, I never would have thought that it was hers. When I found out I made fun of her. I couldn't believe a girl like her wa

    So I used to work with this girl called Sarah, who was a real no bullshit kind of person. I really liked her because she was intelligent and articulate, someone I could actually hold a conversation with. She was well read, she kept up on current events and she could talk politics while maintaining integrity and respectability. When I saw this book on the break table in the back, I never would have thought that it was hers. When I found out I made fun of her. I couldn't believe a girl like her was reading one of those girly indulgent drugstore bookshelf books about some cutsey flustered vunerable woman who almost manages to overcome her sweet, sugary problems by the last few pages. Almost. 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.) After a few chapters I was inexplicably hooked. I had to know what else the silly little spendthrift was going to get herself into and of course, eventually out of. I read it over the course of about 4 or 5 lunch breaks. It was easy to slip into the back of my mind, underneath the homework assignments and papers and substantial literature I was in the middle of, behind the bills to pay and the jobs to keep up with. It was the easiest book I have ever read, truly light and to be totally honest, well written. The woman has an undeniable personality and voice. I haven't been interested enough to get any of her follow up books, but every time I pass them in the "literature" section at the drug store, I consider it for about half a second.

  • Zoë

    This book pleasantly surprised me! I went into this book expecting it to be just like the movie (which, by the way I love), but it might as well have been a completely different story. The only things it has in common with the movie are the character names, the obsessive shopper and in debt main character, and the title. I adjusted my expectations and thought it would be one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book, but I loved them equally but in different ways! The book

    This book pleasantly surprised me! I went into this book expecting it to be just like the movie (which, by the way I love), but it might as well have been a completely different story. The only things it has in common with the movie are the character names, the obsessive shopper and in debt main character, and the title. I adjusted my expectations and thought it would be one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book, but I loved them equally but in different ways! The book was far less cutesy than the movie as it made Rebecca (the main character) a dislikable character at first. Like really, I hated her. 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. As for Sophie Kinsella's writing style, I enjoyed it! She writes everything humorously but with a ring of insight and relatability. I can't wait to read more of her books and she is making me more excited about reading out of the Young Adult genre!

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1), Sophie Kinsella ( Madeleine Wickham)

    The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (2000) (Confessions of a Shopaholic in the United States and India) is the first in the popular Shopaholic series. It is a chick-lit novel by Sophie Kinsella, a pen-name of Madeleine Wickham. It focuses on the main character Rebecca (Becky) Bloomwood, a financial journalist, who is in a serious amount of debt through her shopping addiction.

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم م

    The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1), Sophie Kinsella ( Madeleine Wickham)

    The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (2000) (Confessions of a Shopaholic in the United States and India) is the first in the popular Shopaholic series. It is a chick-lit novel by Sophie Kinsella, a pen-name of Madeleine Wickham. It focuses on the main character Rebecca (Becky) Bloomwood, a financial journalist, who is in a serious amount of debt through her shopping addiction.

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم ماه ژانویه سال 2017 میلادی

    عنوان: دنیای شگفت انگیز ربکا - شوق خرید؛ نویسنده: سوفی کینسلا (کینزلا)؛ مترجم: الهه صالحی؛ شیما مصحفی؛ تهران، درسا، 1393؛ 424 ص؛ شابک: 9786003360198؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی - سده 20 م

    نقل از متن: چشم‌هایم را بستم و شروع کردم به حساب کردن. کت و دامنی که از مغازه‌ ی «جیگ‌ ساو» خریده بودم، شامی که من و سوزی در رستوران کوالینیو خورده بودیم و آن قالیچه‌ ی خوشگل سرخ و زرد. حالا که فکرش را می‌کردم، آن قالیچه خودش دویست پوند بود. ولی قطعا ارزشش را داشت. همه آن را تحسین می‌کردند. یا دست‌کم سوزی از آن تعریف می‌کرد. آن کت و دامن در حراجی، سی درصد تخفیف داشت. پس خریدن آن در واقع نوعی پس‌ انداز بود. چشم‌هایم را گشودم و دستم را به طرف صورت‌حساب دراز کردم. همین‌ که انگشتانم کاغذ پاکت را لمس کرد، به یاد آن لنزهای جدید افتادم، لنزهای چشمی. نودوپنج پوند. پول زیادی بود. ولی خوب، ناچار بودم آنها را بخرم، مگر نه؟ می‌بایست چه کار می‌کردم؟ کورمال کورمال همه‌ جا می‌رفتم؟ پایان نقل. ا. شربیانی

  • Lola

    This is one of the most poorly written books I’ve read this year.

    BUT. It’s also one of the funniest and cleverest and most interestingly narrated.

    It’s so very extremely hard to put it down. Rebecca Bloomwood is a funny and heart-warming heroine. Her fear of facing her ever-growing debts cracked me up every time she would receive a new letter regarding her credit.

    Oh, that was so much fun. Really, I swear, this book gives a new definition to the word ‘‘fun.’’ Somehow, Sophie Kinsella manages to c

    This is one of the most poorly written books I’ve read this year.

    BUT. It’s also one of the funniest and cleverest and most interestingly narrated.

    It’s so very extremely hard to put it down. Rebecca Bloomwood is a funny and heart-warming heroine. Her fear of facing her ever-growing debts cracked me up every time she would receive a new letter regarding her credit.

    Oh, that was so much fun. Really, I swear, this book gives a new definition to the word ‘‘fun.’’ Somehow, Sophie Kinsella manages to create a perfectly realistic, three-dimensional heroine while completely charming us with her unbelievably original and laugh-out-loud-worthy misadventures.

    I can’t believe how different it is from the movie. Actually, I’ve never witnessed so many changes in a story. It’s as if the producers of the movie adaptation COMPLETELY rewrote Miss Bloomwood’s story. Her predicament remains the same, but everything surrounding it changes.

    So I MUST admit I preferred the movie to the book, but that’s only because it was more… focused I should say. There is no love-hate relationship between Luke and her and it’s more dramatic and the story better outlined, while things here are more comedic than dramatic and Becky’s dreams not at all mentioned. Forget ALETTE.

    But it’s still amazing and, truth be told, if I hadn’t seen the movie, I would probably have given it a 5-star-rating. Luke disappointed me in this. He remains polite like in the movie, but his charm dissolves as you switch from the movie to the book. Unfortunately.

    Fun fact: I read the 5th book in the series six years ago without even knowing it was part of a series and LOVED IT to bits.

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  • Cait • A Page with a View

    THE MOVIE IS INFINITELY BETTER (and I really tried not to compare them).

    The narrator's voice was really well done, but her actual personality and thoughts were beyond annoying... and scary, honestly. In the movie she's at least searching for a job, working, and trying to figure things out while she shops and avoids the credit card people. Somehow she just came off as a bit more sane and the scenes were actually

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    In the book she's in massive debt and lying to herself and everyone around her

    THE MOVIE IS INFINITELY BETTER (and I really tried not to compare them).

    The narrator's voice was really well done, but her actual personality and thoughts were beyond annoying... and scary, honestly. In the movie she's at least searching for a job, working, and trying to figure things out while she shops and avoids the credit card people. Somehow she just came off as a bit more sane and the scenes were actually

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    In the book she's in massive debt and lying to herself and everyone around her as she continues to buy everything in sight. Instead of seeming simply immature yet adorable... she comes off as insane. She borrows money from a guy to get a scarf that's on sale, claiming it's for her aunt in the hospital. Then she later tells him she's wearing the scarf because the aunt died... and proceeds to tell the bank that she's "coming into some money" because her aunt died (and rationalizes that an aunt WOULD have left her money, right? If she had one).

    If the story had ended with her somehow LEARNING from her mistakes then this would've been way better... but instead she just got lucky. Her mindset was super old by the end of the book. I just wanted a light, fluffy read I could have fun with, but got so annoyed I wanted to chuck this out a window.

    I know this is part of a series, but I was hoping there'd be more romance or something a bit more redeeming in the first book. I did like that it took place in London instead of New York City! That's a fun change.

  • Christy Sherrill

    I was in the library when I walked by this book, while I was looking for another book. I pulled it off the shelf and because I've found and read some pretty amazing book with this randomness, I thought ok. Another reason I have become a little obsessed with shopping on ebay. I thought this girl book would be fun, it would be like a new girl friend, getting to now good and bad about her, how she thinks about life........... So, I checked it out and I read it in about 6 hours. Reason it sucked:

    1.

    I was in the library when I walked by this book, while I was looking for another book. I pulled it off the shelf and because I've found and read some pretty amazing book with this randomness, I thought ok. Another reason I have become a little obsessed with shopping on ebay. I thought this girl book would be fun, it would be like a new girl friend, getting to now good and bad about her, how she thinks about life........... So, I checked it out and I read it in about 6 hours. Reason it sucked:

    1. The main charter was English so I didn't relate the stores that she was bragging about shopping at and it didn't have the SAME"sex in the city" LUSTFUL MATERIALISTIC effect on me . So, her prideful continuous description of these clothes she "owned" and was in debt for became ridiculous. And her constant shopping while in debt, actually started to physically stress me out.

    2. Half way into the book I felt really sad because I know that there is so many people who this is their reality. This shallow mindset or consumption of caffeine, sugar, shopping, "fashion"..... the constant carve of distraction and never learning to deal. It just seemed to glorify being shallow and reinforce that if and when you are you should keep on being so because:

    3. The modern day fairy tale ending for could happen. Debt paid off, get the job you want, they guy, the clothes, the romance, the money, the fame..... It grasps on the the romantic notion of what life should be, and could be. It seem to encourage that there is nothing wrong with lying to yourself and others.

    4. It reminds of humans I know, who choose to lead the most dramatic, self indulged, objectified, diva lifestyle. Where they are the most important and beautiful person on the planet, and you'll regret being not trying to be their best friend (a.k.a. letting them use you) when they are Famous and rich one day. I think this book glamorize this attitude, and not matter how you dress that up, there is nothing glamorous about that.

    All and All I HAETED this book and wished I hadn't read the it. And if I could give a negative star I would. But I know this is not a hateful website.

  • Alicia

    I really hate slamming books, really I do. This book is the typical chick-lit that I've grown to love, and to be fair, it's a quick read.

    But, my praise stops there.

    The main character of this book, Rebecca Bloomwood, is the most annoying, daft, and ridiculous character I have ever had the misfortune to read about. I understand that she's a "shopaholic", but I've had quite a few friends who fell into that catagory that were never in danger of being as simple-minded and arrogant as Rebecca.

    Every ti

    I really hate slamming books, really I do. This book is the typical chick-lit that I've grown to love, and to be fair, it's a quick read.

    But, my praise stops there.

    The main character of this book, Rebecca Bloomwood, is the most annoying, daft, and ridiculous character I have ever had the misfortune to read about. I understand that she's a "shopaholic", but I've had quite a few friends who fell into that catagory that were never in danger of being as simple-minded and arrogant as Rebecca.

    Every time I put this book down, I find myself angry. My forehead is wrinkled, and I'm snapping at my innocent boyfriend.

    Why?

    I'll give you a hint: It isn't because I'm upset at having to put the book down!

    All I can tell you is that unless you, yourself, are ignorant, incredibly stupid, deceitful, materialistic, dishonest, and rude...you will find nothing to associate with in Becky Bloomwood.

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