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Topic: Queen of Babble and Shopaholic - same book?

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Subject: Queen of Babble and Shopaholic - same book?
Date Posted: 8/26/2009 8:17 AM ET
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Ok, I know they're not really the same book. But I can't help but be amazed at the similarities. I'm reading "Queen of Babble" now and liking it (maybe b/c I liked all the Shopaholic books a ton!) but here's what strikes me:

  • The two main characters are obsessed with fashion. Shopaholic is more about spending money for fashion and Queen is more about her studying it, but still.
  • Both characters love a guy named Luke!
  • Luke is rich and charming and the perfect guy who "saves" the main character in both.
  • In both, at the start, Luke has this perfect Barbie-type girlfriend that the main character thinks "Why would he like me when there's her?" Eventually though, that girlfriend's "bitchiness" shows her true colors.
  • In both, the main character flubs up big time and hurts Luke, thinking she'll never get him back.

I thought of more:

  • Both series have a book where the main character goes to NYC: "Queen of Babble in the City" and "Shopaholic Takes Manahattan"
  • Both series have a book where the main character gets married: "Queen of Babble Gets Hitched" and something like "Shopaholic Gets Married"

There may be a lot more similarities, but I'm only just finishing the first Babble book. I still can't wait for the next 2 which I'll probably plow through in the next couple of days. I just had to ask, though, if anyone else noticed this.



Last Edited on: 8/26/09 11:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/27/2009 1:14 AM ET
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Very interesting! 

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Oh wow! I love the Shopaholic series. I'll have to bump up Queen of Babble and see what you see.  I actually hate it when that happens. I stopped reading Lori Avocato for that reason. Her books sounded just like Evanovich's. : /