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.
I absolutely loved Mini Shopaholic. This is the story of Becky and her life after her daughter is born. This book seemed longer than the others which is not a bad thing at all I enjoyed every minute of it. This is the typical Shopaholic book where Becky is up to all her crazy ideas and trying not to shop (due to a bank failure and a promise to Luke). I really enjoyed the story and the narrator. If you like the other Shopaholic books you should like/love this one too. I really hope there is going to be a 7th book I just can’t seem to get enough Shopaholic.
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.
Dewy eyed hopeless romantic
No one. Rebecca is selfish, foolish with spending, spoiling Mini and just all around if I knew her I would want to slap her to get her to see reality.
I think this series has petered out and I am not going to waste anymore of my money on this junk. I do like some of Sophie Kinsella's other books like The UnDomestic Goddess and Rosalyn Landor does the best she can with this manuscript but it is time to let this series go.
As another reviewer said, what was maybe cute and endearing when Rebecca was in her early 20s is now so obnoxious and bordering on crazy.
Have Rebecca have a better grip on reality. She comes up with crazy ideas that are negative foolish, she does not take anyone else into account. I can't stand this character Rebecca and Mini is a little snot.
Rosalyn did the best she could. I think she was fine.
98% of it and told her to rewrite. I think some authors get to a certain level of success as Sophie Kinsella did and then they get lazy and since they have a following they produce sloppy writing which this is.
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.