The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella

Reading Challenge Category: A re-read

Official Blurb:

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood.
She has a great flat, a fabulous wardrobe full of the season's must-haves, and a job telling other people how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time ... shopping.
Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The letters from the bank are getting harder to ignore. Can Becky ever escape from this dreamworld, find true love, and regain the use of her credit card?

My Thoughts:

So I was trying to work out how long it’s been since I last read this book. I have it between 15-20 years at least, that makes me feel very old! After seeing that the author had brought a new book last year ’Christmas Shopaholic’ I just knew it was time to revisit all of the books.
As soon as I picked it up, I remembered why I loved Rebecca Bloomwood. She is just so hilarious. I love her inner monologue, that is 99% of the time going off on a tangent and is entirely opposite to what is going on in the real world. I was once again laughing out loud, gasping and falling in love with the characters. There was also a lot of eye-rolling as she does manage to get herself in some unimaginable scenarios and dilemmas.
I did get confused somewhat as I was reading it and getting towards the end as I remembered lots of things happening that didn’t appear to be in the book. However, I once watched the film, and those things happen in that. I was convinced it was the book through, but I was wrong.
I absolutely loved revising this world, and I can’t wait to get stuck into all the other books again.
These books are so unique, other authors have tried to capture something similar in their stories but come up short. Becky Bloomwood is one of a kind as is Sophie Kinsella as these are expertly written!

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The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella
Date Started
14th May 2020
Date Finished
16th May 2020
Rating
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