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I love shopping in New York (Shopaholic #2)

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Per Becky Bloomwood la vita non potrebbe essere migliore: ha un fidanzato che la adora e un entusiasmante lavoro come consulente in una trasmissione televisiva, e sta anche scrivendo il suo primo libro. E come se ciò non bastasse, le si offre la possibilità di trasferirsi a New York. È l'occasione che aspettava da anni, l'inizio di una nuova vita, l'avverarsi di un sogno. ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published 2007 by Mondadori (first published 2001)
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Angelc
Love her or hate her, Rebecca Bloomwood is possibly one of the most memorable characters in current fiction. She's so over the top and fabulous even though the poor thing really does have an addiction as bad as any other addiction-she's a shopaholic. I read the first Shopaholic book and absolutely loved how fun and fanciful the whole idea was, and Becky's romance with Luke was unexpected and sweet. However, reading the sequel, I often felt like I was reading the exact same book over again, but w ...more
Lanette
I tried, I really did... but I couldn't get past the first chapter... and knowing that there are, what, 3? 4? more books in the series after this... I just couldn't make myself finish it.

It's probably because I get very irritated by people who are stupid when it comes to managing their money and being irresponsible... so the fact that this dim-wit is now giving others financial advice left a bad taste in my mouth... and the fact that she had dug herself into debt again just made me mad.

I looke
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Tammy
I am (slowly) working my way through this series and re-reading it before the movie premiers. I laughed my way through the books the first time and really got a kick out of it. And I am laughing again the second time 'round too; however, I am starting to realize that Becky is - to put it quite frankly - DUMB! Who does the things that she does? And then gets by with it? Pure dumb luck is the only thing that pulls her out of the strange and contradictory situations that this girl gets herself into ...more
PhobicPrerogative
Off the bat, I'm yet to warm up to Rebecca Bloomwood.

I didn't connect with her in Shopaholic, or in Shopaholic & Sister (I read it before Manhattan).

You would think that with the second book, Rebecca has at least grown some or gained depth. Instead, she's the same Becky we met in Shopaholic: a pathological liar, a trait that makes her look insecure rather than someone to be pitied

She's still dumb, daft, dense, shallow, whiny and a hypocrite who dishes out what she can't take.

Rebecca is a
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Janna
I know I know - I hated the first one, why read the second? I actually really TRIED to like these since my friend just LOVED them and raved about them and continuously wanted to discuss them. *sigh* I wouldn't have finished if I didn't have this obsessive tendency to HAVE to finish a book I start. Our favorite whiny, self-destructive, vacuous character on a rampage in Manhatten - despite finding the "job of her dreams" she manages to be miserable. Bah. I don't think I disliked it because of the ...more
Tania
This was a terrific, funny book. Book two of the Shopaholic series sees Becky and her boyfriend Luke moving to New York so he can set up a new office there. As expected, Becky's shopping gets out of hand again, creating disaster. It's not a complicated book at all. But that's not a bad thing -- this is a terrific book to curl up in bed with, or to take to the beach with you.

I found myself laughing out loud a great deal more than I did with the first book. Becky's attempts to sneak in her purcha
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Cara and Ashley
Just when I thought I would be disappointed in a sequel, Ms. Kinsella proves me wrong! This Shopaholic book is a fantastic read, and amazingly it’s even better than the first!!!
The first book introduced us, with vivacious clarity, to the funny and quite endearing protagonist Becky Bloomwood. But in this second novel, although the reader will receive more exposure to her hilarious shopping exploits, the author has narrated a completely different perspective by placing Becky in the fashion capital
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Katrina
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Idle Hippo
First of all... I'M NOT A CHICKLIT READER!
get that?

OK. *Most* Women love to shop.
I get that.
Why women love to shop and tend to buy something they don't actually need (useless?)
I don't get that.
Well, it's a "girl stuff" I guess and I don't wanna know :D

You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone. ~James Matthew Barrie~

That's how I felt about Becky's character, in another word; I like her. I know that some reader (girls) really, I mea
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Oceana2602
This is not the kind of book I usually read, but my father, fully aware of my handbag addiction, had given me one of the sequels for my birthday once, and since I recently visited Manhattan for the first time, I thought "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" could be fun. But I found that in this book, Shopaholics shopping addiction is a bit over the top even for her, seeing that she almost becomes bankrupt twice because of it, and then sells everything she owns. I had also been hoping for more Manhattan, ...more
Lauren
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan By Sophie Kinsella is about a shopaholic Rebeca (becky) who just dissuaded to get rid of her debt. she works as a finical guru on tv so when her boyfriend luke asked her to move to new york she couldn't resist. She just got her debt in her grasp she starts spending bunches of money on new york fashions. soon then becomes a celerity, but rediscovers her debt in new york.

text to text connection to the first book but i think its pretty much the same although becky kind of
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Antof9
I'm still confused about this series. I wrote this review for "Confessions of a Shopaholic", and I'm feeling a very similar one for this book.

I just don't like this girl's spending problems! They actually make my stomach hurt! It just seems like such an odd topic to write so lightly about, and I'm still disturbed by her lies! I was relieved that she was able to pay everything off in the end (just like in book 1), but still -- I don't think I like these books the way I expected to.

Oddly, the "f"
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Kayla Finley
Oddly enough, I actually liked this sequel better than the original Shopaholic book! Of course, I was annoyed that Becky didn't seem to understand that she was slipping back into old habits. I don't understand how she can pay attention to the tiniest details of certain things that she really cares about, but doesn't pick up on the sketchy people that are trying to get information from her. Suze is even more of an airhead than Becky is, unbelievably at times.

So, yes. The whole series is about cra
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Kim
Ok, so I finished the series, mostly because I don't like to leave things unfinished rather than I was hooked. The thing is the characters are very underdeveloped and you have a hard time caring what happens to them. Even the main character, all you really know about her is she has a spending addiction and she can spin a tale. Almost all the characters are in all the books, yet we really don't know anything about them. Luke, works a lot, has a need to impress his mother and keeps upcoming major ...more
Giselle
I don't know why I waited so long to continue this series. It's fabulous! In this second novel of the Shopaholic series, Rebecca finds herself in the shopping capitol of the world : New York City.

She is a really unforgettable character, this one. I adore her. She is amazingly funny and has many dumb blond moments that you just can't help but laugh and roll your eyes at. She's unique, that's for sure.

This is not a book you will read and be touched or mesmerized by, it's a book to read, laugh wi
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Elizabeth Ray
Don't take these books too seriously. Becky Bloomwood lacks common sense but there is a sweet innocence about her that draws others to her and inevitably, in all of the books, that is what gets her out of trouble. She truly has a good heart. I love Sophie Kinsella's writing! The things Becky does are absolutely hilarious. Sophie's books are some of the few that make me laugh out loud while reading them and want to read the funny parts aloud to other people. Sophie Kinsella is probably my favorit ...more
Kris
2 STARS

"Now, in this hilarious follow-up, Becky and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic....

With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky's biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to "pack light." But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he's moving to New York for business-and he asks Becky to go with him!

B
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Kelsey
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Christine Antonios
Rebecca Bloomwood continues her journey through Prada purses and Dolce & Gabbana shoes into a whirlwind of debt and hypocrisy. She still has her job as a financial journalist but has now become a TV personality, giving money advice to people on a morning show. If any of you remember my review of Kinsella's previous book, you may remember that I had some major issues with Bloomwood's character. She is not very likable and the humor often relies on the readers anger or frustration at the situa ...more
Tracy
Read the whole series this spring. I needed something light-hearted and funny, and these books fit the bill. What I liked about them: they made me laugh. I could identify with some of the rationalizations the character makes when buying things she doesn't really need. I loved her friendship with Suze. Her parents are a hoot, and she has a good relationship with them.

Things I didn't like: her boyfriend/husband is loaded, so after the first couple of books, there really is no consequence of her s
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Wendi
Hee hee, what a delightful fluffy perfect summer read! And in only two days!! I started this book Saturday and finished it up just now. Just flew through it. Let's see if I remember anything now.

This is the second book in the Shopaholic series, following Confessions of a Shopaholic. It picks up roughly six months after Becky's ultimate debt fall and spring back up onto her feet.

She's dating Luke Brandon. She's got a permanent spot on morning telly handing out advice to people. She's loving life
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PurplyCookie
Life looks good for Becky as she spouts financial advice on her TV show, finds romance with Luke, and continues to wrap her bank manager Derek Smeath around her pinkie. But when Mr. Smeath retires from Endwich Bank and Luke announces he wants to make it big in New York, big changes are literally in store for Becky.

She takes to New York like an angel to heaven, or as she so succinctly says, "These are my people. I've found my homeland." Becky has never been happier and the reader is treated to B
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Brina
Rebecca Bloomwood könnte nicht glücklicher sein. Im Job ist sie so erfolgreich, dass sogar die amerikanischen Fernsehsender auf sie aufmerksam geworden sind und ihr unzählige Angebote machen.
Zusammen mit ihrem Freund Luke fliegt sie nach New York, weil sich beide beruflich verändern wollen. Während Rebecca sich mit Agenten trifft, versucht Luke mühevoll, ein Zweitbüro zu eröffnen.

Doch dann scheitert alles, weil die englischen Zeitungen über Rebeccas finanzielle Lage erfahren haben und zerreissen
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Annet
Well... I am also a bit of a shopaholic and when I go on a trip, I also have big trouble selecting clothes and always end up hauling a too big and heavy suitcase to the airport.... So yeah, this topic is familiar to me. Walking into a shoeshop and having to resist taking more than one set of shoes with me out of the shop... And also, I love New York! This all made this book entertaining for me, but I have to say, on the other hand, it doesn't get any more interesting along the way and it's not r ...more
Kin
I FUCKING CRIED. Especially when Becky thought she’s just a fling. A toy. That maybe, Luke doesn’t really exist. Oh well. Hahaha. And I cried when the article came out. Fuck Alicia. And I cried the hardest when she went to Morning Coffee and told the audience that she wasn’t in debt anymore. And when she’s in the airport and Luke tried to stop her from going to America. Okay, I know this is a shitty review. Especially to those who haven’t read the book. Sorry.
So, here it goes… Becky did the same
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Things seem to be going so well for Rebecca Bloomwood: her slot handing out financial advice to housewives on Morning Coffee is doing great; she's going out with one of Britain's most handsome and eligible bachelors, Luke Brandon; and she has a new excuse to buy lots of clothes and shoes: "investing in her career".

But those pesky bills keep coming in the mail and her bank manager, Derek Smeath, has decided to retire - with a warning that his replacement won't be so flexible about her overdraft.
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Lisa
I loved Confessions of a Shopaholic because it showed Rebecca (Becky) Bloomwood as a real person who makes mistakes and learns from them. Yes, she was a little 'over the top' but she could be pretty funny. In this book (the 2nd in the series) its like the first book never happened. She hadn't changed one bit! She falls back into her usual habit of shopping and spending more money than she has, she gets plastered during an important interview, and the list goes on and on. I couldn't stand it or h ...more
Mindy
Once again another entertaining book. I was talking with my sister-in-law about how I thought it was unrealistic that they use the "F" word a lot in this book. I didn't think the British used the American form of profanity. She has been to England many times and has experienced the culture to it's fullest. She informed me that they actually use the "F" word quite frequently. She remembers being on the subway in England and she could hardly believe what she was hearing. It's just part of their ev ...more
Redfox5
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Shopaholic books. I like the story butttt I hate Rebecca. Why is she such an idiot!? Now I have a feeling that she must get her spending out of control in every book otherwise it couldn't be the Shopaholic series but I can't feel sorry for her every book! I didn't even feel sorry for her in the first book. I'm very much a 'if you can't afford it, you don't have it' sort of person. I guess this book kinda messed up any chance of a second film as w ...more
Jasmin
Midway in the book, I would have given it 3 stars.

But coming near the end, those last few pagers of seriousness, i changed my mind. This book deserved 4 stars!

At first, it was all about Becky, just wanting to shop. And of course to shop. And to shop some more. Well, of course, what would I to expect out of Becky, but midway, things started changing. Her shopping was ruining her career, breaking up her relationships, in short, destroying her life. But she really came around.

She sold all her stuf
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Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her ...more
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