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Friday, December 19, 2014

What I’ve Been Reading #69

I love Becky Bloomwood! When I heard that Sophie Kinsella had released a new Shopaholic book – Shopaholic To The Stars – I quickly added my name to the waiting list at the library and I was so excited when I got the email that my copy was available! “Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky’s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can’t wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist—Sage’s personal stylist—if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention—suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted. Or does she?” It seems to me that Becky has matured a lot since the start of the series, at least when it comes to her shopaholic tendencies. But she is still the funny, fun, and interesting character that she has always been, surrounded by her husband Luke and best friend Suze, continuing to get herself into messes that are funny and entertaining to read. Many people were unhappy with the ending of this one, which leaves one of the main story lines open for another sequel, but I was actually happy that another book would follow! Becky is a character that you can either love or hate, and I choose to love her!

Have you read anything fun lately?

10 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

So want to read this and is at the top of my list as I have read all the others in the series and love Becky Bloomwood, too 😉

tamarsb said...

I just read "Four" by Veronica Roth - if you read Divergent I highly recommend it!

Tamara Bowman said...

I was a bit mixed about the end. I was annoyed because I thought it would all be wrapped up. On the other hand, it's nice to know another book is coming out, and hopefully not years from now!

Amber said...

I LOVE Becky! I bought that book to read when we drive to Texas. It bugs Tom that I read instead of talk, but eh..;)

Dara said...

another thing we have in common!

Dara said...

I read the whole series but not that one.

Dara said...

it surprised me because it was a sudden ending, but I hope a new one will come out soon!

Dara said...

you will enjoy it, I think!

Shoshanah G said...

I really enjoyed this one too. I will say that while I didn't hate the ending, it wasn't what I expected. Normally her books give you a little hint of what's to come, but never a full out cliffhanger. Definitely a chance of pace, and while I may not be the biggest fan of it, it does at least keep things fresh.

Dara said...

you're right, the ending was unexpected! I was surprised it ended where it did!