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Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
Confessions of a Shopaholic
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On the face of it, Rebecca Bloomwood has it all. Confident, single and happily living in des-res Fulham with her best friend Suze, she's a financial journalist who spends her days writing articles advising other people on the importance of budgeting and prudent investing. Her private life is a... show more
On the face of it, Rebecca Bloomwood has it all. Confident, single and happily living in des-res Fulham with her best friend Suze, she's a financial journalist who spends her days writing articles advising other people on the importance of budgeting and prudent investing. Her private life is a different story though; Rebecca manages her own finances in a way that would make most of her readers' hair curl--for Rebecca is a woman on a mission--she just can't stop spending. I look up and I'm in front of Octagon. My favourite shop in the whole world. Three floors of clothes, accessories, furnishing, gifts, coffee shops, juice bars and a florist which makes you want to fill your entire home with flowers. I've got my purse with me. Just something small, to cheer me up. A T-shirt or something. Or even some bubble bath. I won't spend much. I'll just go in and... I'm already pushing my way through the doors. Oh God, the relief. The warmth, the light. This is where I belong. This is my natural habitat. As the plot unfolds, Rebecca finds increasingly bizarre and often highly comical ways to ignore her ever-growing debts and mounting pile of unpaid Visa bills and red bank statements. Got a bill you can't pay? No problem. Just take it out for a walk and deposit it in the nearest skip whilst no-one is looking. Need to justify that £120 velvet scarf? Don't worry! It was a snip at half price in the sale, so what initially looks like a splurge is actually an example of canny discount shopping. Rebecca's disastrous love life mirrors her finances. And her career seems to be taking a turn for the worse, too. That is, until she finds a financial story that really sparks her journalistic interest, and begins to spar with handsome and successful financial PR millionaire Luke Brandon. Witty, light-hearted and often hilarious, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic is the ideal read for anyone who has ever found themselves mentally justifying rash purchases in their heads, or buying just one more pair of black trousers because they are so different from the other eight pairs in their wardrobe. --Emily Lowson
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780552775199 (0552775193)
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Bookish thoughts!!!
Bookish thoughts!!! rated it
2.5 Die Schnäppchenjägerin // Confessions of a Shopaholic!!!
german and english review actual rating: 2.5 stars Das war mein zweiter Versuch mit dem Buch. Diesmal habe ich es mir als Hörbuch angehört, was Gott sei Dank eine verkürzte Version war. Ich mochte die Sprecherin unheimlich gerne, was ein weiterer Vorteil war. Ansonsten, das Buch ist einfach absolu...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 First in the Shopaholic Series is a Winner!
I do re-read this book every couple of years. Probably because it was my first glimpse of Becky Bloomwood and I liked her a lot. I remember being in my 20s and spending with my credit card like I wasn't going to have to pay the bill. And I remember the juggling I did to pay down bills and the stress...
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3.0 Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic #1) by Sophie Kinsella
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 Successfu...
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2.0 Confessions of a Shopaholic
This was one of the most infuriating MCs ever. I'm having a hard time remembering when was the last time I wished so many bad things on a MC. If I made it through the entirety of this book it was only because I was so looking forward to the moment she'd get what was coming to her... which wasn't qui...
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5.0 Sophie Kinsella's Confessions of a Shopaholic
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...
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