Book Reviews of Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Bk 1)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Bk 1)
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Shopaholic, Bk 1
Author: Sophie Kinsella
ISBN-13: 9780440241416
ISBN-10: 0440241413
Publication Date: 11/4/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 784 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
This book is so reminiscent of "Bridget Jones Diary" and a delight to read. Very light, humorous reading. A great summer read. I recommend this book to anyone who is ready to sit down and forget about their worries.
Becky Bloomwood is an indisputable shopaholic. She is in debt up to her ears, yet keeps refusing to respond to her debtors. While this should not be and doesn't sound funny -- it is! How she gets out of this dilemma is unexpected and surprising. Just when you think she's down for the count, she rises! Unfortunately, being that she is in England, some of the shops she speaks about aren't familiar to me, but any American can picture another high-end shop or brand in its place and come out understanding Becky full well. (I was in England and in London once, but I didn't shop at the stores that are mentioned, except for Marks and Spencer, and I get the feeling Marks and Spencer [which is somewhat like Macy's here]is not "posh" enough for Rebecca Bloomwood.)
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Helpful Score: 7
Hilarious, quirky and fun to read. You'll love it.
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Helpful Score: 5
I had trouble getting into it and never felt myself relating to the main character. It was a quick enough read, though, and the ending is good.
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Helpful Score: 5
First of the Shopaholic series - HILARIOUS, fun read. The writing is witty and fun. I hate to let go of this book....
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Helpful Score: 5
Love this book! The main character is extremely funny! A girl who loves to shop and ignores the bills! I think everyone can relate to her at one time or another!
The writing is very good and really couldn't put it down. I finished this book in 3 days.
I am excited to read the rest of the series!
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book and can hardly wait to read the next. At first I was frustrated with her poor choices and wasn't sure if I could even stand to finish the book, then half way through she starts to get it together. It was at this point that I couldn't put it down and finished it in one night.
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book. I stayed up all night to finish. It took a chapter or two to get involved but once I read that I was hooked. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely LOVED this book. It was perfect for a fun summer read. Rebecca is a goofy, loveable character, very relatable. I took this to the beach and devoured it in just a few hours. My only sorrow was that it would be months before the follow up book was out. The first one is my favorite in the series though.
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Helpful Score: 3
Life and love of a british journalist who has a slight problem with managing her money.
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Helpful Score: 3
I did not like this book at all. This is the first and only book I've read in the Shopaholic series and it will be the last. At points in the book, I wanted to strangle Becky Bloomwood for being a grown woman and so stupid with her money. I can't fathom knowing someone like this and befriending them. The whole book was a major letdown to me. I would move past this particular series and read The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep A Secret? by Miss Kinsella also. They are much better reads in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 2
Rebecca Bloomwood has what a lot of girls would turn green with envy for. An awesome apartment in a trendy neighborhood, a job that gives her almost complete freedom, and a closet full of awesome clothesthe only problem is she cant really afford itany of it.
The bills are just piling up and Becky knows she cant keep chucking them in the dumpsters she happens to pass by on her way to workor on the way to the stores to shop away her troubles. But one day she runs across a story in her work that she actually cares about, one that might just not only help herself, but might actually help others as well.
Ok, I have no idea whatsoever why everyone thought this book was so amazing. Yes, it was fun, it had a good storyline, and was a relaxed chicklit book that would essentially be a fast beach or plane read. Thats about where the good points end however Im afraid.
Throughout the entire book I just could not fall in love with Becky. I felt she was nothing more than just a whiny child who couldnt control her impulses. She would also lie and cheat, and was not above being dishonest to her boss and family. She would just get herself into these crazy situations that she only made worse by creating more lies and fibs. Instead of being funny however, I found these situations to be embarrassing. I was embarrassed for her and found myself skimming over a lot of them.
Bottom line, I guess I just didnt like Confessions of a Shopaholic. I wanted to like it, I tried to like it, I finished the book and found it to be moderately entertaining, but entertainment value alone does not make for a fantastic read. Because I could not form a relationship with the main character I could just not form a liking for Confessions. Was it worth a read? Sure. Will I pick up the next bookIm on the fence. If theres nothing better around maybe, but I have a lot of books in my pile to read at the moment, and I dont think I would insert the next book in the series anytime soon.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this series
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as "Can you keep a secret?" and "Undomesticated Goddess". But still very funny and an enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun easy to read book
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Helpful Score: 1
Story was okay. Was expecting more since the author/book seems to be popular.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very funny, light read. Any woman who loves to shop and dreads opening her credit card bill can relate on some level to the heroine's shopping obsession.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. The first in a series and the best one!! I started reading them because a friend said the main character was like me...Shop Shop Shop and then ignore the bills...
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Helpful Score: 1
To coin a phrase of this book: It's 'bloody' hilarious!
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Helpful Score: 1
I had a hard time getting into it for the first half, but I kept reading and ended up falling in love with the characters. This is a very light, funny read. If you have seen the movie, you should know they are nothing alike. The book takes place in London instead of NYC and it takes little while to get used to the British slang. Over all a light and funny read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read it years ago. Great, fun read. Becky can be annoying at times, but she is so loveable most of the time so it outweighs the other crap. Good love story, too. Luke is one of the best male characters I've ever read in chick lit. Worth the time. Will read it again. Love the whole series.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was a great book and series. Kept me wanting to know more
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Helpful Score: 1
Very cute. The main character is in over her head with debt and tries running from it, with funny results.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sophie Kinsella does another great job with this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. This series is great for quick, enjoyable reading - I have liked reading them when traveling.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this series. This book started it off so it is a must read. You'll understand the subsequent books just fine without it, but it's a good introduction to your leading lady.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Shopaholic books are great for a beach read or for those times when you just want a book you can breeze through without much thought. I love these books and can't wait to read more from the author. Many women, I'm sure, can relate to the predicaments the main character finds herself in at some point in time. Kinsella brings you into the story and into the mind of a 'shopaholic' with such great skill...at times I thought the story was about me and my experiences.

A great, fun read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute, chick lit kinda book.  I think I ended up reading all of these Shopaholic books in a week!
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Helpful Score: 1
The original in the Sophie Kinsella "Shopaholic" series. It's all about trying to have it all without being able to afford it. I loved it!
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The begining of this book is quite borring, when you get past the first 100 pages it does get quite good.
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Fun reading!!
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So cute! This was a really fun, fast read and I can't wait to read the next one!
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Highly entertaining! Lots of humor and Becky is so easy to relate to.
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This is a great read--very light and fun! (Her shopping and uncontrolled spending are too easy to relate to!!)
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This book is written in the first person. It's a funny book especially if you enjoy chick-lit
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Another great book to read when you want to laugh
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One hesitates to say this book is mainly for women, but I'll go ahead. It's a fun read about a young woman who works for a magazine that advises people how to save, shop, spend their money wisely. She's the envy of her friends, but is deeply in debt. You'll recognize some of your friends or friends wives in this.
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These are a great fun read. Reading them in order is beneficial though.
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Cute, fun Chick-Lit for sure. Reminds me of Bridget Jones Diary.
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A little Devil Wears Prada, a little Bridget Jones, a lot of fun. You'll enjoy getting to know financial writer (and shopaholic) Rebecca Bloomwood and when you're done shaking your head over her debt (and the ways she tries to dodge it) you'll be rooting for her to find not only financial independence, but maybe someone to share it with too.
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Very funny Kinsella book! I will read more from this author in the future!
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A delightful read!
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Decent chick lit, although I did not empathize with the character. I know what its like to spend money you don't have, but I'm not that shallow! Mindless reading. Hope the next one is better.
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Must read for anyone who shops to avoid pain - great humor!
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Loved this book. Very light and funny. I found myself both entertained with and frustrated by Becky's antics. I think that's why her character is so enjoyable; she means well, but she has huge flaws which make her the perfect exageration of someone enamored with the high-paced fashion world. I highly recommend Confessions of a Shopaholic if you just want a fun, easy read.
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a quick, entertaining summer read.
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It was a quick and easy read. Kept me laughing the whole time!
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Fun mind candy.
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I couldn't quite get into this book, though the ending was great. I did like that the main character had such a realistic problem believable reactions, but I just couldn't relate to her. If you liked Apocalipstick or Bridget Jones Diary, you'd probably like this.
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I didn't find this book nearly as funny as a lot of people seem to. It was cute but nothing all that special. For the first time ever, I liked the movie better than the book.
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This was quite entertaining! A silly way to spend the morning. But, it was fun. I was surprised that the central romance unwound so slowly! It took nearly the entire novel!! And I am very curious about how this one book was expanded into a five book series! Not to mention the film... from the previews it doesn't seem like it is that tight of an adaptation. Still, I am curious about the other four books, as well as the movie!
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This book was a little hard for me to get into but the farther I read the most interesting it became. Overall an OK book.
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A fun, fast read chick-lit book.
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I so enjoyed this book and recommend it to all my girlfriends. You will want to read the whole series. She will keep you laughing.
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Fun, quick, read.
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very cute book. an easy read that most girls can relate to if you enjoy shopping.
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A very funny book about a young single British woman who can't stop spending money! She loves to shop, and therefore gets herself deeper into trouble! ;)
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I actually laughed out loud...great chic lit!
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This book and the whole collection are true page turners. I couldn't put any of them down. If you like dry humor, shopping and a little love but not too mushy, these are the books for you.
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Great summer read. Loads of fun!
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Fun book, 1st in a series.
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Light reading and funny.
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quick fun read
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I enjoyed this book. I could empathize with the main character. How hard it is to put the shoes down and take a step back!
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I love this entire series. I laughed out loud the entire time!
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Funny, light reading.
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I loved this book. It was funny and kept my interest. I laughed out loud alot. I didn't want to put it down. A fun light read.
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This book was rather funny, but did have some harsh language.
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This book was a wonderful chick-lit read! Anyone with a buying problem can relate to this book. Anyone who bounces through relationships can relate to this book. Anyone who has put "speaks Finnish" down on their resume and knows no Finnish can relate to this book. Just about anyone from average to crazy can relate, and have a great time reading it. I thought about reading a different chick-lit in its place after finishing "Confessions of a Shopaholic", but I just couldn't get enough of Becky Bloomwood's tendancy to get herself into a mess with tons of humor along the way. I immediately ordered the next two sequels after reading it. This book is definietly worth the time!
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Fun to know Brits have the same obsessions! Delightful novel.
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A light, easy read - lots of fun!
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Wonderful book!!! 5 stars for Sophie Kinsella!!
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This book is very good if you are into chick lit.
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Funny Funny Book, Becky Bloomwood is a trip.
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Very funny book about a twenty something, reminded me of Bridget Jones Diary!
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Fun Read! I enjoyed this book, but Becky Bloomwood started to get on my nerves... not enough for me to stop from reading "Shopaholic Ties the Knot" or from geting Takes Manhatten (I've yet to read). Ties the Knot was more fun and entertainging
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The shopaholic books are a lot of fun, the character gets herself into messes that just makes you shake your head at her, and read the next page, what a hoot!
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A fun book to read!
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Very funny, this book hits home with me.
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Makes me want to go shopping on Newbury St. in Boston
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Loved this book. This was my second read. What a great character!
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This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. And if you yourself are a shopaholic, or at least somewhat of a shopaholic, you will not only identify with the protagonist but will recognize yourself over and over again.
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Fun read that's easily relatable-- definitely recommend!
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Great writing, fun book, lighthearted!
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What a fun story!
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very funny novel about a 25 year old London gal
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Wonderful book. I laughed so hard. First of 4 books. Even my boyfriend enjoyed it and read the next 3 despite the pink cover.
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I loved this book!
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This is a great read! Even though I don't consider myself a "shopaholic," it's scary how much I could relate to Becky Bloomwood!!
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I thought this was a wonderful book & a fast read. I can't believe how the author can make me feel like I am actually the one in debt as I read this book. I laughed out loud at Rebecca's crazy financial antics!
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If you've ever paid off one credit card with another, thrown out a bill before opening it, or convinced yourself that buying at a two-for-one sale is like making money, then this silly, appealing novel is for you. In the opening pages of Confessions of a Shopaholic, recent college graduate Rebecca Bloomwood is offered a hefty line of credit by a London bank. Within a few months, Sophie Kinsella's heroine has exceeded the limits of this generous offer, and begins furtively to scan her credit-card bills at work, certain that she couldn't have spent the reported sums.
In theory anyway, the world of finance shouldn't be a mystery to Rebecca, since she writes for a magazine called Successful Saving. Struggling with her spendthrift impulses, she tries to heed the advice of an expert and appreciate life's cheaper pleasures: parks, museums, and so forth. Yet her first Saturday at the Victoria and Albert Museum strikes her as a waste. Why? There's not a price tag in sight.

It kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn't it? You wander round, just looking at things, and it all gets a bit boring after a while. Whereas if they put price tags on, you'd be far more interested. In fact, I think all museums should put prices on their exhibits. You'd look at a silver chalice or a marble statue or the Mona Lisa or whatever, and admire it for its beauty and historical importance and everything--and then you'd reach for the price tag and gasp, "Hey, look how much this one is!" It would really liven things up.
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Great beach read!
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Excellent book - first of the Shopaholic series
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I know this is supposed to be one of the best chick lit books around, but I couldn't get into it. I get bored to tears shopping too long. Unless I'm in a book store, of course! Reading an entire book about someone else spending their every waking moment shopping and going into major debt over it just didn't cut it for me. Plus, all that designer label crap just annoys the heck out of me.
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Fabulous! I could not put it down and spent half the night awake reading. So many friends have recommended this series to me, and I'm so glad I finally read it!
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I liked it quite a bit. Light-hearted and funny.
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Becky Bloomwood has a job that bores her to tears, and apartment in a trendy London neighborhood, a lot of friends and a closet overflowing with all of the seasons "must haves". She can't afford them, but she has them. Lately she has been receiving letters from all of her credit cards saying that they actually want her to pay her bill. She dreams up all kinds of tricks to avoid either opening the letters, answering the phone or actually keeping the appointment. She tried to make more money, but with no success, Her only consolation is to buy herself a little something. Finally a story arise that Becky actually cares about and her front page article catalyzes a chain of events that will change her life and those around her-forever.
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A quick read that brings you into Becky's life and takes you away from your own. Humorous, but I also feel sorry for Becky at times, because of her addiction to shopping and her inability to face the reality of her debts.
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Funny and entertaining!
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Light Fluffy Inanity, not altogether unplesant.
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I really loved this book, I will be reading the rest of the Shopaholic series.
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Loved this book. Can't wait to read the whole series
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This book is delicious. It is written in the witty sharp style of bridget jones' diary! I love it!!! And have ordered 2 more of her books! You won't be disappointed!
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Chick lit. The first in a series. Funny!
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I just LOVED this book!!!!!

A great read, and kept me laughing throughout!!!!

Am looking forwarding to reading more of Kinsella's stuff!!!!
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Hysterical and WAY to close to home. This book is easy to read and easy to love!
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An entertaining, lazy day read for anyone who can relate to a time of uncertainty and direction in their life. It was nice to see Becky Bloomwood realize her own potential.
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This was one of those books that I couldn't put down. I admit that I was intimidated by the number of pages in the books (347), mostly because I wasn't sure I could stay focused on one book for that long. However, I read the book in just a matter of a few days. I think most women will probably relate to Rebecca in some way or another. I know I did! The book was a fun, fast read with very likable characters.
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it was a good book, not my favorite, but good none the less.
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Very funny!
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a fun read
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At age 25, Rebecca Bloomwood has everything she wants. Or does she? Can her career as a financial journalist, a fab flat and a closet full of designer clothes lessen the blow of the dunning letters from credit card companies and banks that have been arriving too quickly to be contained by the drawer in which Rebecca hides them? Although her romantic entanglements tend toward the superficial, there is that wonderful Luke Brandon of Brandon Communications: handsome, intelligent, the 31st-richest bachelor according to Harper's and actually possessed of a personality that is more substance than style. Too bad that Rebecca blows it whenever their paths cross. Will Rebecca learn to stop shopping before she loses everything worthwhile? When faced with the opportunity to do good for others and impress Luke, will she finally measure up? Rebecca is so unremittingly shallow and Luke is so wonderful that readers may find themselves rooting for the heroine not to get the manAalthough, since Shakespeare's time, there's rarely been any doubt concerning how romantic comedies will end. There's a certain degree of madcap fun with some of Rebecca's creative untruths; when she persuades her parents that a bank manager is a stalker, some very amusing situations ensue. Still, this is familiar stuff, and Rebecca is the kind of unrepentant spender who will make readers, save those who share her disorder in the worst way, pity the poor bill collector.
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Becky Bloomwood has what most 25 yr. olds only dream of; a flat in London, glamorous socialite friends, and a closet full of the season's must-haves. Just one problem-she can't afford it-not any of it. You'll love this book and author.
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Very funny book about a woman who shops even though she can't afford to and the hilarious prediciments she gets herself into.
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I absolutely love this series!
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Good brain candy. Funny and entertaining and a nice break from real life.
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Very, very funny.
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Great read. I could not put the book down. Can't wait to read more of the series.
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A fun read!
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HATED this book, just felt like it emphasized a totally materialistic woman who had an unhealthy shopping addiction. How did they write so many more books about her?
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Hilarious!
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The character is easily liked, but her consistent poor decision-making is tedious and stressful.

Do not expect the book to be like the movie. For starters, the main character of the book is British, who moves to the States in a subsequent book. The movie starts in the States.
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very good book
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The story of my life.
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love it love it love it. trust me girls read the book skip the movie, the book features a smart but spend thrift woman who is generaly good and intelligent but who likes desigener things and has done exactly what most americans have done in todays world and bought what she wanted with credit. it is a moral lesson about not over doing it on your plastic but it is soooo much more than that! read it you will love it
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Once you start reading this book, you can't put it down - extremely readable and entertaining.
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I loved this book!
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Love this book and the whole shopaholic series! Becky Bloomwood is charming and funny although sometimes she needs a little guidance.
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Not my cup of tea I guess, Well written and funny.
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fun read
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From the back of the book:

Meet Becky Bloomwood, an irresistible heroine with a big heart, big dreams--and just one little weakness...

Becky Bloomwood has what most twenty-five year-olds only dream of: a 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. Still, how can she resist that perfect pair of shoes? Or the divine silk blouse in the window of that ultra-trendy boutique? But 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. Her 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 around her--forever.