February 21, 2007

Shopaholic Ties the Knot: Review

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You might be wondering about my book picks lately, but I really needed a break from all the tragic heroines; there was a lot of them! Sometimes you need to feel a little light headed.

Shopaholic Ties the Knot is the third in the Shopaholic series. The first two are Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. In this installment, Becky Bloomwood has just got engaged to Luke, the financier. Becky still can't stop shopping, but that's the least of her worries. Through no fault of her own (yeah right), she has two weddings planned for the same day. One thrown by her dragon lady, soon-to-be-mother-in-law at The Plaza in New York City. It's the wedding of her dreams, or so it seems. The other is in the backyard of Mom and Dad's house in Oxshott. Will she risk the wrath of one or disappoint the other? As if that weren't enough, she has to help her friend Suze have a baby, help break her neighbour into the fashion business, keep Luke from having a nervous breakdown and register for gifts.

Kinsella stays true to her heroine. Becky, by now, should have some sense, but what's the fun of that. Although Becky is still clueless about money, Kinsella realizes that this could get old fast. Instead of elaborate schemes and lies about her finances, Becky uses her skills to keep everyone in the dark about this latest conundrum. You got to hand it to her, that girl is quick on her feet.

Kinsella's still got it. It's a funny book with lots of ridiculous situations and quirky characters. I'm not ashamed to say that I love this series.


February 27th is the release date for (drum roll, please), Shopaholic and Baby.

4/5



4 comments :

  1. Sophie Kinsella's shopaholic books are great fun. :-) I've read the first three in the series, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan being my favorite.

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  2. Glad to see another who reads the Shopaholic books when in need of a break. :) I haven't had a chance to read the third one yet.

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  3. I've read all of Sophie Kinsella's books too and have really enjoyed them all! As much as I like Becky Bloomwood, I really think I enjoyed the two "stand-alone" books better. Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret, I think are the names. I saw that the new one, Shopaholic and Baby, just came out, and hope to get it from my library sometime later this year. After a while though, I hate to be 7 or 8 down on the waiting list :)

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  4. Stacy- I read "Undomestic Goddess" in Condensed form- which I never like reading- I think I missed a lot. I'd like to read it in complete form someday and "Can you keep a secret" too.

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