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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 she can’t actually afford it—not any of it Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears it doesn’t pay much at all And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read She tries cutting back But none of her efforts succeeds Her 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


10 thoughts on “The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

  1. says:

    So I used to work with this girl called Sarah who was a real no bullshit kind of person I really liked her because she was intelligent and articulate someone I could actually hold a conversation with She was well read she kept up on current events and she could talk politics while maintaining integrity and respectability When I saw this book on the break table in the back I never would have thought that it was hers When I found out I made fun of her I couldn't believe a girl like her was reading one of those girly indulgent drugstore bookshelf books about some cutsey flustered vunerable woman who almost manages to overcome her sweet sugary problems by the last few pages Almost Over the next few days when I would be taking my 20 minutes for lunch I started to leaf through the book for lack of better reading material I had read the copy of People from three months prior so many times I could probably name the make ups break ups new babies and total tramps After a few chapters I was inexplicably hooked I had to know what else the silly little spendthrift was going to get herself into and of course eventually out of I read it over the course of about 4 or 5 lunch breaks It was easy to slip into the back of my mind underneath the homework assignments and papers and substantial literature I was in the middle of behind the bills to pay and the jobs to keep up with It was the easiest book I have ever read truly light and to be totally honest well written The woman has an undeniable personality and voice I haven't been interested enough to get any of her follow up books but every time I pass them in the literature section at the drug store I consider it for about half a second


  2. says:

    This is one of the most poorly written books I’ve read this yearBUT It’s also one of the funniest and cleverest and most interestingly narrated It’s so very extremely hard to put it down Rebecca Bloomwood is a funny and heart warming heroine Her fear of facing her ever growing debts cracked me up every time she would receive a new letter regarding her creditOh that was so much fun Really I swear this book gives a new definition to the word ‘‘fun’’ Somehow Sophie Kinsella manages to create a perfectly realistic three dimensional heroine while completely charming us with her unbelievably original and laugh out loud worthy misadventuresI can’t believe how different it is from the movie Actually I’ve never witnessed so many changes in a story It’s as if the producers of the movie adaptation COMPLETELY rewrote Miss Bloomwood’s story Her predicament remains the same but everything surrounding it changesSo I MUST admit I preferred the movie to the book but that’s only because it was focused I should say There is no love hate relationship between Luke and her and it’s dramatic and the story better outlined while things here are comedic than dramatic and Becky’s dreams not at all mentioned Forget ALETTEBut it’s still amazing and truth be told if I hadn’t seen the movie I would probably have given it a 5 star rating Luke disappointed me in this He remains polite like in the movie but his charm dissolves as you switch from the movie to the book UnfortunatelyFun fact I read the 5th book in the series six years ago without even knowing it was part of a series and LOVED IT to bitsBlog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’


  3. says:

    I was in the library when I walked by this book while I was looking for another book I pulled it off the shelf and because I've found and read some pretty amazing book with this randomness I thought ok Another reason I have become a little obsessed with shopping on ebay I thought this girl book would be fun it would be like a new girl friend getting to now good and bad about her how she thinks about life So I checked it out and I read it in about 6 hours Reason it sucked1 The main charter was English so I didn't relate the stores that she was bragging about shopping at and it didn't have the SAMEsex in the city LUSTFUL MATERIALISTIC effect on me So her prideful continuous description of these clothes she owned and was in debt for became ridiculous And her constant shopping while in debt actually started to physically stress me out2 Half way into the book I felt really sad because I know that there is so many people who this is their reality This shallow mindset or consumption of caffeine sugar shopping fashion the constant carve of distraction and never learning to deal It just seemed to glorify being shallow and reinforce that if and when you are you should keep on being so because3 The modern day fairy tale ending for could happen Debt paid off get the job you want they guy the clothes the romance the money the fame It grasps on the the romantic notion of what life should be and could be It seem to encourage that there is nothing wrong with lying to yourself and others 4 It reminds of humans I know who choose to lead the most dramatic self indulged objectified diva lifestyle Where they are the most important and beautiful person on the planet and you'll regret being not trying to be their best friend aka letting them use you when they are Famous and rich one day I think this book glamorize this attitude and not matter how you dress that up there is nothing glamorous about thatAll and All I HAETED this book and wished I hadn't read the it And if I could give a negative star I would But I know this is not a hateful website


  4. says:

    I really hate slamming books really I do This book is the typical chick lit that I've grown to love and to be fair it's a uick readBut my praise stops thereThe main character of this book Rebecca Bloomwood is the most annoying daft and ridiculous character I have ever had the misfortune to read about I understand that she's a shopaholic but I've had uite a few friends who fell into that catagory that were never in danger of being as simple minded and arrogant as RebeccaEvery time I put this book down I find myself angry My forehead is wrinkled and I'm snapping at my innocent boyfriendWhy?I'll give you a hint It isn't because I'm upset at having to put the book downAll I can tell you is that unless you yourself are ignorant incredibly stupid deceitful materialistic dishonest and rudeyou will find nothing to associate with in Becky Bloomwood


  5. says:

    The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Shopaholic #1 Sophie Kinsella Madeleine WickhamThe Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic 2000 Confessions of a Shopaholic in the United States and India is the first in the popular Shopaholic series It is a chick lit novel by Sophie Kinsella a pen name of Madeleine Wickham It focuses on the main character Rebecca Becky Bloomwood a financial journalist who is in a serious amount of debt through her shopping addictionتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم ماه ژانویه سال 2017 میلادیعنوان دنیای شگفت انگیز ربکا شوق خرید؛ نویسنده سوفی کینسلا کینزلا؛ مترجم الهه صالحی؛ شیما مصحفی؛ تهران، درسا، 1393؛ 424ص؛ شابک 9786003360198؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 20منقل از متن چشم‌هایم را بستم و شروع کردم به حساب کردن؛ کت و دامنی که از مغازه‌ ی «جیگ‌ ساو» خریده بودم، شامی که من و سوزی در رستوران کوالینیو خورده بودیم و آن قالیچه‌ ی خوشگل سرخ و زرد؛ حالا که فکرش را می‌کردم، آن قالیچه خودش دویست پوند بود؛ ولی قطعا ارزشش را داشت همه آن را تحسین می‌کردند؛ یا دست‌کم سوزی از آن تعریف می‌کرد؛ آن کت و دامن در حراجی، سی درصد تخفیف داشت؛ پس خریدن آن در واقع نوعی پس‌ انداز بود؛ چشم‌هایم را گشودم و دستم را به طرف صورت‌حساب دراز کردم همین‌ که انگشتانم کاغذ پاکت را لمس کرد، به یاد آن لنزهای جدید افتادم، لنزهای چشمی؛ نودوپنج پوند؛ پول زیادی بود؛ ولی خوب، ناچار بودم آنها را بخرم، مگر نه؟ می‌بایست چه کار می‌کردم؟ کورمال کورمال همه‌ جا می‌رفتم؟ پایان نقلا شربیانی


  6. says:

    The Shopaholic series always puts me in a good mood Really all of Sophie Kinsella's books put me in a good mood They are just so light fluffy and fun Sophie Kinsella's writing is like ice cream on hot July day In Confessions of a Shopaholic we meet Rebecca BloomwoodBecky to her friends a young financial writer who longs to write for a fashion magazine She lives in a trendy flat with her bestie and loves to shop I mean really really loves to shop So much so that she finds herself deeply in debt To cope with her financial problems she does what any shopping addict would do She shops even Running up and debt Now since this is a light comedic book all of this is handled in the most hilarious of ways I never for one second dislike Becky or look down on her for her terrible financial problems As a person who loves to shop and never looks at prices I can see how easy it would be to fall into a financial hole Thankfully I don't have money issues knock on wood but I feel Becky's pain in wanting to buy everything you see The Shopaholic series is one of my go to books that always instantly improve my mood Also these books are such uick reads that I can easily read a whole book in a day or two Recommended to readers who like light fun books with irrepressible hilarious heroines


  7. says:

    This book pleasantly surprised me I went into this book expecting it to be just like the movie which by the way I love but it might as well have been a completely different story The only things it has in common with the movie are the character names the obsessive shopper and in debt main character and the title I adjusted my expectations and thought it would be one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book but I loved them eually but in different ways The book was far less cutesy than the movie as it made Rebecca the main character a dislikable character at first Like really I hated her However she really grows up in 300 pages and even though she still has her flaws I really began to respect her and want to continue on with the series As for Sophie Kinsella's writing style I enjoyed it She writes everything humorously but with a ring of insight and relatability I can't wait to read of her books and she is making me excited about reading out of the Young Adult genre


  8. says:

    Hi guys I would like to give a review about The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic novel I like the series of chick lit When I walked to the bookstore I enjoy seeing a lot of books around me There was one book that caught my attention Yep that is The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella Madeleine Sophie Townley known by pen name Sophie Kinsella is an English author The first two novels Shopaholic series The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic AbroadI had known about the title of this novel since I was in the third semester for about one and a half years ago when my lecturer asked me to read my favourite book I choose this novel because when I read this novel I can feel enjoy and this novel is funny and excitingRebecca Bloomwood or Becky is the main character of this novel Sophie Kinsella as the writer can make the character of Becky as real as everyday life Becky grew 300 pages long creating a realistic presentation of her character In the funny moments of her life she managed to position herself in an increasingly embarrassing situation that she was unable to handle instead of looking for the most severe and excessive forms of actionBecky is a Londoner aged twenty with shopping problems Sophie Kinsella described that Rebecca could not refuse bargaining and sales She could not resist shopping Her credit card was maximal her bank wrote a letter and called her about her overdraft and denied it The irony is that she works as a financial journalist for a successful saving magazine who should know how to handle expenses so that she can save money and not get into debt I think we can all recognize something about Rebecca in all of us I have terrible memories as a student who often buys useless things If there is a discount my eyes immediately focused on the discount and bought goods even though at home there are items like that Like Rebecca I throw away a bill and I often lack money because of my lifestyle hahaha In terms of personal relationships there is a man named Luke Brandon He is the owner of a public relations company for finance Rebecca has a secret crush on him One day Luke Brandon asked her to accompany him to buy a suitcase Strangely it was for his girlfriend He knew that Rebecca was angry and decided to go to his hometown The fact that Brandon had a girlfriend made Rebecca so depressed and upset Finally she told her parents about her main problem with visa bills While Becky was at her parents' house resting from trouble suddenly her neighbour came They told her about the investment problem This earned her a new job for a television program about finance From this point on Rebecca began to have better financial conditionsSophie Kinsella also shows Becky's relationship with other people around her It is another substantial factor that contributes to the majority of the novel with Suze her best friend who supports her as much as possible even though Becky has a lot of problems With his parents and how they believe Becky fell in love with their neighbour Tom even though she didn't; and finally Luke For some reason I like the way of Shopie Kinsella delivers her idea it's so brilliant I love Luke and his character the way he can mostly bring Becky back to earth but also trust her and care for her despite her mistakes Although I hope Sophie Kinsella will include and moments with Luke and Becky in this novel hahaha The secret dreamworld of Shopaholic is an exciting novel to read Some exciting points comprise the strengths and weakness of this novel The strengths are The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic very uniue tone of writing point of view and lesson learned This novel often uses funny descriptions Therefore readers can get points that the writer wants to express pleasantly An example is when the story aims to illustrate how branded fashions can increase Rebecca's confidence The reader can see this thought in Rebecca's talkI don't look bad I think I'm wearing my black skirt from French Connection and a plain white T shirt from a Knicker box and a small angora cardigan that I got from MS but it seems like it might be Agnès b Kinsella 2001 14For the point of view Every page shows how Becky figures out her decisions her shopping addict and her strategy for escaping from problems This provides the reader with a clear perspective of Becky Even though she is the master of a wrong decision her point of view can trigger the reader to keep reading After the reader finished read the novel they can filter out several lessons for their lives Here are some essential things to learn from the novel shopping too much is not a good habit; Paying credit card bills is not as easy as using it and faces problemsHowever this novel has several weaknesses The first is a plot that is inconsistent in describing the situation in a narrative that is too long and sometimes the explanation is too short The second is a story that is not clear in the end With these strengths and weaknesses The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic is still a book that is recommended for readers to read This novel is entertaining very light full of joy and consist of rich content The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella can teach readers to think before they do something especially about spending moneyFinally I want to say that Sophie Kinsella's writing style is truly brilliant; the image provided is excellent and innovative with such humour The books are very addictive and I suggest you take this light reading


  9. says:

    Made a promise to myself to read Sophie Kinsella books this year and will be starting off with the Shopaholic series I’m in need of light reads at all times Thanks life


  10. says:

    Main character gets a few lucky breaks so she can continue pulling the same immature shit as she did at the beginning of the book and learns absolute fuckall in the process