ó Shopaholic & Sister ↠´ Download by Á Sophie Kinsella
ó Shopaholic & Sister ↠´ Download by Á Sophie Kinsella Another great addition to the Shopaholic seriesSophie Kinsella once again brings Becky, a quirky but lovable character back into the fray with a wonderful mix of weary world traveling, sisterhood and of course, more shopping!!
We pick Becky up at the end of a 10month honeymoon with her new hubbie Luke – they’ve been all over the world and Becky’s got a lot of shopping to show for it – but it’s easy – she just buys and has it all shipped home – she’ll worry about where to put it all later! Becky decides to surprise her parents and her best friend Suze – by arriving in England unexpectedly.
Becky’s in for a rude surprise – she seems to have been forgotten by her best friend Suze, who’s had twins since Becky left for her honeymoon and along with the twins, she’s got By this book, Becky Bloomwood is too annoying to read about.
It's the same crap over and over again, and after three books of reading the same jokes, she's no longer funny, she's infuriating.
I think that's the problem with this series.
Since the main character suffers from an addiction, she's obviously supposed to exhibit the same behavior time after time.
But this series is supposed to be funny, and if you hear a joke too many times, it loses its humor.
Not only that, but since Becky never shows any improvement in the subsequent novels, it makes their endings worthless.
In each book, Becky has some big epiphany at the end and we're led to believe that she's going to be more levelheaded about her shopping, but then every sequel starts with Becky acting just as stupid as she was in the very beginning.
It kind of makes you feel like everything she goes through is for nothing.
books by now.
they all follow the same pattern of "Becky shops, Becky gets in trouble from shopping, Becky reforms and swears she'll do better.
" ALL the same.
And yet, these books are all so funny and entertaining that I can't put them down.
They're excellent for when I want to read something light, because they're wellwritten and they have such likable characters.
I will have a hard time not reading the next one right away.
In fact, I might not succeed in that.
:) Shopaholic and Sister is the fourth installment in Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series and is my favorite to date.
Becky Bloomwood just tries so, so hard and it all just bites her in the end.
This installment focuses on more than just her spending addiction so I think it was the perfect reprieve in that regard.
I enjoyed it so much! Can’t help but love and root for Becky.
What the fuck?
WHEN IS BECKY GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BE A HALF WAY REASONABLE HUMAN BEING???
Oh my god, I just get increasingly ANGRY at her inability to be ration for more than two seconds.
I don't understand how this woman is supposedly an adult.
How long does it take to figure out that LYING and HIDING STUFF never is a good idea? Especially when she does it?
This girl just doesn't learn.
Maybe I just hate when people unnecessarily lie to their partners and best friends.
And I am totally pissed at Danny for being a flake.
Becky is truly one of the most annoying characters I have read about, but it's still so funny; the situations she get's herself into, the conversations she has and the way she justifies certain actions.
That woman lives in a completely different world.
That makes this series definitely entertaining!
Book 23/100 for 2015
Like I've said before, I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella's writing style.
She creates such strong characters with very different personalities and has them get into the weirdest and funniest situations.
I honestly thought I would get bored with this series as I kept reading on, but the opposite is actually true! I can't wait to read the fifth book, Shopaholic & Baby and laugh even more!
These books annoy the heck out of me but for some odd reason I keep reading them.
This time around Becky, the spoiled, materialistic bumblehead is unemployed and married to her sure to be longsuffering lover Luke.
They spend the early part of the novel honeymooning around the globe for a year while Becky secretly spends all sorts of dough on silly trinkets and other assorted things (such as two dining room tables!) that Luke doesn't want or need.
How the business savvy Luke remains oblivious to her spending is beyond me but oblivious he is until they return home and the huge trucks arrive with all of her secret purchases.
He frets about the finances and puts her on a budget and, of course, she has a secret credit card that allows her to continue to do major damage.
Luke nearly works himself to death while Becky is off putting his career in jeopardy so she can buy