Thursday, February 3, 2011

The LitChicks - Confessions of a Shopaholic

The LitChicks are back and this week, it's Liesl's turn to give us a recommendation. Her choice?

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
This book was made into a movie, and I happened to see the movie before I read the book. Normally the book is better than the movie but for this I like both in different ways. The book and movie are different so it's hard to compare but the basic storyline is the same.

This book is about a shopaholic named Rebecca Bloomwood, who ironically is a journalist for the financial magazine "Successful Savings". Rebecca can't resist a sale and can come up with a rationalization for any purchase. however everything starts to fall apart when she gets her VISA bill, her OCTAGON store charge card bill, and a bill for her share of the rent..she realizes that she has a problem and is in serious debt. So, she comes up with a plan. she's going to stop spending. She quickly becomes forgetful of this plan when she sees a sale sign in the window of her favorite store. Anyway, this is a hilarious story of her journey to become debt-free and some pretty cool things happen to her.

To me, a sign of a good writer is someone who can write and when you read that book you feel with the character. When they do something good, you’re happy or proud of them, then on the flip side when they do something bad, you get annoyed at them. I found that with this book. Rebecca knew she shouldn't go shopping, but whenever she did I'd get mad at her. This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. enjoy:)

Thanks Liesl! I've seen the movie, but I haven't read the book - yet.

On this date: In 1959, the music died. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and "The Big Bopper" die in a small plane crash.

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