Does anyone really think + reason this way? Although I've enjoyed her previous books, I found this one unbearable + could not relate to becky at all.
If you liked the other "shopaholic" books, you will probably like this one. Actually, I liked it better than some of the others in the series. It's silly fun. Enjoy.
I've read all the Shopaholic books and I have enjoyed every one, especially the first three books because of Emily Gray's excellent narration and good "Becky voice". I was eagerly looking forward to the release of Kinsella's latest book in the series, as soon as I heard about it, but I'll admit I wasn't expecting it to be as good as the other books. But happily I was mistaken! Mini Shopaholic is just as fun and hilarious as the others. I couldn't stop listening. I was a little hesitant to get this audiobook because of the narrator since it wasn't Emily Gray and she's my favorite for this series, but Rosalyn Landor did a wonderful job. Even though her voice is more mature, I think it works for Becky in this book since she is supposed to be older and therefore, have an older-sounding voice.
New moms can't hold books.
Predictable. Kinsella is still telling good stories, but it has become somewhat predictable. Its humorous as always and keeps the listener engaged.
Shopaholic plans a party
funny story it's it also funny that Becky is so clueless about the disasters that she causes!! But that is what makes these books such a fun read!! Enjoyed it very much!
These books are a guilty pleasure of mine. They are lighthearted and fun. This one is is no exception. I can't wait for the next one.
I had a problem with the narrative version of this story. I'm a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella and love her characters and the story they tell, however the narrater of this audiobook made for a unenjoyable experience for me.
I love this series. Mini shopaholic is so cute and a super fun read. I love the added aspect of the baby. I can't wait to see what Sophie Kinsella comes up with next for this series. This is definitely a light and airy read and not for someone who is wanting a classic piece of literature but Kinsella's books are a breath of fresh air between those books.
Like so many, many, others, I have been a huge fan of the Shopaholic series from the start. Of course, the stories are fanciful (these are characters in a book, not 'ripped from the headlines'). But up until now, each chapter in the series has contained enough relatable truths to lead the reader to believe, "well, this seems farfetched, but if the stars aligned, i suppose it could happen."But not this time.Mini Shopaholic doesn't simply ask you to suspend disbelief... you're also asked to suspend any notion of reality. Somehow the author has transformed her lead character (Becky Brandon) from being an immature, but well meaning, young woman to a narcissistic sociopath, and along the way all elements of 'likeability' have been stripped from the character.The story moves from one crisis to the next, and at every turn, you can't help but think, "wait... i already know how this is going to turn out... Becky will be unastonishingly self-absorbed and try to use magical-thinking to pretend no problem exists, or make the problem go away... and when it doesn't, she'll feel awful and dreadful and then do the exact same thing the next time."Perhaps the challenge is how to continue a tradition of stories that rely on behavior considered 'charming' for a young adult, but disturbing and 'self-destructive' for someone with a two-year old. Or perhaps its that I've grown up, just a bit, and Shopaholic hasn't.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
I started this audiobook three different times. The narrator is not wonderful out of the gate. In addition, having read all of the Shopaholic series, I was thinking that this line was done. The third try was the charm, though. I stuck with it and it turns out that the story is hilarious. Becky Bloomwood is still maddeningly irresponsible, unrealistic and silly. She is still funny, endearing and well meaning. And the character portrait of Eleanor, the Ice witch MIL is deeper than I expected for lite chick-lit. A good relaxing read, like mental candy.