Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
In the last few days, I have read three books of eight by Sophie Kinsella. As a chick lit book website says the books of this genre are, I found them personal, light and humorous. I was slightly apprehensive about trying out Chick Lit. But then, an inclination for shopping made me try and I’m glad I did.
The first one in the series is – Confessions of a Shopaholic. This is about Rebecca Bloomwood, who lives in London’s trendiest neighborhood and owns clothes and accessories of best brands. She spends most of her free time shopping for shoes and clothes and scarves and everything else they sell. Only, she cannot afford any of it. Somehow she just does not seem to be able to stop herself from shopping. According to Becky, credit card bills should come in more colors than black and red and, banks should have a January sale. However, her current aim in life is to pay off her credit card bills. After all, Becky is a financial journalist of the magazine, Successful saving.
She finally decides, it is time for her to save money or make more money. Her attempts are hilarious. Becky tries to cook for herself to save money and in the process, buys a whole range of cooking apparatus. In another attempt to save, instead of going shopping, she visits a museum and opines, museums would be more lively if they put price tags on everything. Somehow, all her attempts backfire and her financial problems continue to grow. She finds herself sinking deeper and deeper into the mess. The rest of the book is about how she gets out of the trouble.
This is surely a good book to cuddle up with. However, be warned – this would turn you into a Shopaholic. I bought this and found myself googling for a bargain on the whole series. Looking forward to reading more such stuff.
This book review is written and submitted by DS