After leaving the office on the pre-Christmas weekend, I decided to TAKE A BREAK and picked-up the first book in the 'Shopaholic' series.
After the first book, I was hooked and drawn to Sophie Kinsella's books on the madcap Rebecca or 'Becky' Bloomwood.
Anyone who is very, very careful with their spending will definitely shudder or even hyperventilate when they read about financial journalist, Becky Bloomwood's, impulsive buys!
Seriously, this girl CANNOT walk past a shop window, browse through a catalogue or even watch TV without buying something --- especially something that she may 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
Did I 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.
Luckily, her 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 "The 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 disappointed by "The Devil Wears Prada" because Anne Hathaway's character fell flat on her face...
SHOPAHOLIC TIES THE KNOT
Becky Bloomwood is now out of London and in Manhattan where she works as a personal shopper at Barney's.
This time, she bungles up again by inadvertently getting her boyfriend, the suave, media-savvy and incredibly patient and understanding Luke Brandon, to propose to her.
While she's excited at the thought of yes, SHOPPING, for her wedding, her nature of avoiding problems gets her into the biggest fix of all time: her mother plans a garden party wedding back home in England while her mother-in-law makes even more elaborate plans