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Do the Shopaholic books make you want to spend more or budget more?

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Spend More 6 37.50%
Budget More 10 62.50%
 

Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

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FireIslandLove

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Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

Agh - Becky is making me crazy with all of this spending, but on the other hand all of this shopping makes me want to go out and shop! Anyone else? Chat Icon

Posted 6/1/05 10:03 PM
 

VirginiaDeb
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Deb

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I loved these books - I need to read them again!

I also kept going back and forth!

Posted 6/2/05 7:50 PM
 

dm24angel
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

makes me wanna shop!

Posted 6/2/05 8:19 PM
 

TAD
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Terri

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

what are the shopaholic books?

Posted 6/3/05 1:12 PM
 

FreeButterfly
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I just started Confessions of a Shopaholic. I'm only 50 pages into it but so far, I think she needs to stop spending. It makes me feel guilty for spending money.

Posted 6/5/05 1:00 PM
 

FreeButterfly
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

FROM THE PUBLISHER(RE:Confessions of a Shopaholic)
Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better....

Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it — not any of it.

Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank — letters with large red sums she can't bear to read — and they're getting ever harder to ignore.

She tries cutting back; she even tries making more money. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something....

Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life — and the lives of those around her — forever.

Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times — and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.


SYNOPSIS
Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better....

Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it -- not any of it.
FROM THE CRITICS

Other Books:
Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic Series)
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

Posted 6/5/05 1:04 PM
 

mrsmck
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Donna

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I really love shopping, but try to buy only things I need. Becky buys things "just to buy". I hope I'm never like her. There's enough crap in my house!!!!

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Posted 6/5/05 10:17 PM
 

ana6178
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I love these books.

Posted 6/8/05 12:19 PM
 

CaseyGirl
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Jen - counting my blessings...

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

Becky's spending habits gave me chest pains....Chat Icon

Posted 6/8/05 1:51 PM
 

MrsProfessor
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I read the first one and was kind of "meh" about it, then read the second one which was a mistake. I know it's just a book but both times I wanted to yell at her about all the money she was spending!

Posted 6/11/05 9:34 PM
 

meghanmetz
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Meghan

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

These are one of the few books that actually had me laughing out loud at a book. Most of the time, I just wanted to slap the credit card out of her hand.


However, since reading them I do always tell my husband, "But, I'm actually SAVING you money!"

Posted 6/13/05 10:39 PM
 

sunny
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I LOVED them! I was hysterical, dh thought I was crazy!

Posted 6/15/05 11:08 PM
 

MM2004
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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I loved the first three but Shopaholic and Sister just was not a great addition to the series. I was really dissapointed with it.

Posted 6/21/05 8:58 PM
 

FireIslandLove

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Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

Posted by MM2004

I loved the first three but Shopaholic and Sister just was not a great addition to the series. I was really dissapointed with it.


I agree, it wasn't my favorite out of all of them.

Posted 6/22/05 8:26 AM
 

leighla
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Lauren

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

Posted by MM2004

I loved the first three but Shopaholic and Sister just was not a great addition to the series. I was really dissapointed with it.



Me too. I got really annoyed with Becky in that one.


To answer the original question, I think it makes me want to shop, but be smarter in my decisions.

Posted 6/22/05 11:13 AM
 

Jenziba
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Jennifer

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I thought all the books were great!!! Didn't really make me want to go shopping any more than I already doChat Icon Chat Icon

I still haven't been able to finish the last book in the series...Shopaholic & Sister...this one was a little slow for me.

Posted 6/22/05 6:46 PM
 

Booklady1017
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Michelle

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I thought some of the things she bought were cool but after seeing the budget woes she experienced I would never like to go down that path.

Posted 6/26/05 7:54 PM
 

Booklady1017
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Michelle

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

I read the first book and I love it. I hope to borrow some more of these from the library over the summer.

Posted 6/26/05 7:54 PM
 

Redhead
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Jennifer

Re: Do the Shopaholic Books Make You...

wow.....i just Confessions of a Shopaholic last sat. Haven't started it yet...

Hope i like it..

AND DEFINITELY hope it doesn't make me want to shop more Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 7/6/05 3:37 PM
 
 

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