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Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic #5)

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Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.
But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorou
Hardcover, 359 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Dial Press (first published 2007)
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Ahh, how times have changed. I used to consider these books a good guilty pleasure; now I find there's a lot less pleasure and a lot more guilt. Kinsella is still an amusing, energetic writer, but Becky really grated on my nerves this time around. She's just so shallow and so frivolous, and while in the first few books she was also just a regular working girl, now that she's rich (thanks entirely to her husband), her insane overspending and materialism swiftly loses its charm and becomes...icky. ...more
What did I think?
What did I not think?

I cannot believe it, I cannot
Sophie Kinsella is a great author, NO LIES,
She's goddamn amazing.
But I just couldn't bring myself to like this book. To be completely honest I felt the books got more and more horrible.
Rebecca's Bloomwoods character is much to immature for her age and she really irritates me, her character has slowly become intolerable.
How can you think your bladder is your baby?


this was my favorite of the whole series. partly because she doesn't do anything completely ridiculous, and you can see that she is learning and growing and communicating more, even if it's not as much as she should. i seriously love how becky and suze refer to people they don't like as "cows". maybe it's an english thing, but it seems like such a random choice of words. even though all along you know how kind hearted, fun and well meaning becky is, i love how it comes out even more in this book ...more
I had the misfortune of buying this book before a long flight to Europe. Due to a lack of alternative entertainment, I read the book from cover to cover. While the book had some funny excerpts, my extreme dislike for the main character (Becky Brandon) overshadowed any enjoyment garnered from the book.

Rather than being lovable, I found Becky to be irresponsible, annoying and pretentious. For example, after Becky's husband explains that his company is "hemorrhaging money" and asks her to reign in
Jul 15, 2007 Irah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: chick-lit
Shelves: fun
first few pages made me laughed already but as i go later into the story YES....becky has gotten more shallow for some reason;it felt like someting was missing comparing from the previous series.

i'll admit;she is fab!
"she's a red-hed bitch,and i hate her"...that made me laugh so sophie kinsella create becky's mind is wonderful!shallow and materialistic but creative and one of a kind.
just a great fun to read it.
some say she's dumb but i find it unique!
come on who have that much drama
Apr 03, 2007 Alison rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Chick lit fans
I read the Shopaholic books as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. Sophie Kinsella is a really funny writer. She has sustained the Shopaholic idea through more sequels than most writers can. However, this book (and the previous one, Shopaholic and Sister) isn't as spot-on as the first two. I mean, isn't Becky ever going to learn to stop overspending? Every book involves her getting in a financial hole, then reforming at book's end, only to start over again in the next book. And of course, now ...more
This is the fifth book in the Shopaholic series by Kinsella, and, I'm happy to say, an improvement over the last (Shopaholic & Sister). I don't want to spend a great deal of time catching you up on the whole series (check past blogs or Amazon for details), but in this installment Becky & Luke are pregnant with their first child. Like usual, Kinsella throws us right into it with three little words: "Ok. Don't panic."

Becky's spending habits seem to have toned down as she's gotten older and
Okay, how do I feel about this series?

Dear Becky,
Just quick question; why are you so dumb?
I don't mean to offend you because academically you seem fine, but the general rule of intelligence is to learn from your mistakes.
Have you EVER learned from your mistakes? People around you are aware you're spoiled and shallow and irresponsible but you just can't help yourself can you?
Luke could probably do better, but he obviously loves you and that is truly what is important. I do actually quite like
I'm officially over the Shopaholic books. They are all the same, Becky never learns anything, and I just can't imagine someone being as self-absorbed as she is. It was definitely something mindless to read while sitting by the pool, but won't change your life or anything.
There is something wonderful about being able to pick up any book in the Shopaholic series and laugh out loud, forgetting about any other worries and escaping for a few hours. Sure some would say that chick-lit novels are a fluffy alternative to 'real' books and I guess they are, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun reading them. And that's what the Shopaholic series is - fun. The Shopaholic series also happens to include my future fiction husband: Luke Brandon. *dreamy sigh*

The fifth book i
In this book, Rebecca and Luke are expecting their first child. Becky has to have everything for the new baby from the best pram down to 400 count crib sheets. Everything is perfect. Luke's job, Becky has the celebrity obstetrician that no one else can get into, a spot in British Vogue. Things couldn't be better. Than her world comes crashing down.

To her utter dismay, she finds out the this new doctor is Luke's ex-girlfriend who turns out to be a royal pain in the butt. She really is, as Becky p
The Reader’s Advisory class I’m taking necessitates that I assign Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series to a genre; by measuring it against the criteria presented in Joyce Saricks The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, I can confidently declare it part of the “Women’s Lives and Relationships” genre. It is told from a women’s perspective (protagonist and titular shopaholic, Rebecca Bloomwood), set in contemporary times (modern day London), and generally optimistic and upbeat (Becky’s happy e ...more
Tia Brown
I checked out this book from our local library in hopes to try something a little different. This is the first I've read of any of the shopaholic books. I was aggravated by this book. How on earth could someone be so consumed with shopping and what other people think of them is beyond me. I don't think I'll ever understand. First off, Rebecca is impulsive and emotional. She's too over the top. Seems like every sentence she spoke had a note of excitement behind it. Honestly, I'm surprised she did ...more
I liked the first book, but as the series went on, Kinsella's books kinda lowered on the ratings.
First of all, I liked how Becky was pregnant, but maybe is Sophie had shown a little more maturity on the protagonists part, i would have believed that she was actually ready to be a mom.
Also, there was basically no romance between Luke and Becky, which got to me.
Another thing was that, Becky's shopping obsession was supposed to be something funny and something that shapened Becky to be who she was.
L.K. Watts
Having read 'Remember Me' by the same author I decided to give this book a go. Despite not being the biggest fan of babies I wanted to read the book to see what makes the author so popular. I liked the subjects raised in the book - some of the issues are potentially very real but I was largely disappointed, not by the story or plot lines, but how the book was written overall. Kinsella repeats a LOT of words -I swear I read the word 'Incredulous' over a thousand times. Her descriptions are vague ...more
This book starts of by telling us about Becky Bloomwood-Brandon who is just a regular mid-20’s year old shopaholic. She got married to her boyfriend, Luke Brandon. As soon as she came back from her wonderful honeymoon, she found out some astonishing news. She’s pregnant. At first when she found out, she was really anxious and nervous about it. Though this would be one of her biggest adventures. As the days went by and her ‘baby bump’ was developing, she discovered that shopping cures morning si ...more
This one starts out slow and aggravating -- as Becky Bloomwood so often does. I find the series slightly more annoying now that she's rich and her shopping affliction is less a real problem and more of just a pesky bad habit which her husband can constantly bail her out of. Oh hardy har har, Becky can't possibly choose just one stroller so she buys four uber-strollers when the rest of us struggle to afford one mediocre one that we can make do with. And for some reason, her marriage and relations ...more
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors, and the Shopaholic series my favorite books. . I find them witty, humorous, exciting, and so much fun to read! I personally find Becky to be the perfect blend of silly and intelligent. I find all the characters relatable and I think their flaws make them all the more endearing. Although I am definitely not a shopaholic, I could completely relate to the character and I LOVE Luke and their relationship. I get so into the stories I find myself angry or ...more
What I love most about Sophie Kinsella's books is her humor. This one was no different. The characters were written to reflect that. Some parts were funnier than others, but overall, I enjoyed that part of it.

However, this book just seemed a little on the shallow side, especially the beginning. Gratefully, the story line and the characters did progress before the end. It actually had a moral to the story so-to-speak all wrapped up at the end. So all in all, it was entertaining.
I think this was my least favorite of the Shopaholic books. This girl just never learns - which is why there is always a new book I suppose. I guess it was cuter for her to be so awful with managing her life when she wasn't bringing a child into the equation. It was still a fun read but I definetly did not get the pleasure from this title that I did from her other books. I just want to shake Becky and tell her to grow up already!
I really like these books. They're such light, fun, quick reads. As the title suggests, Becky is pregnant in this book and gets herself into all sorts of situations at usual. Some parts really made me laugh out loud but there was also a serious tone to a lot of it. I enjoyed this one a lot and couldn't put it down until I was finished.

"Becky's life is blooming! She's working at London's newest fashion store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)...and she's pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed - especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer the latest, coolest the celebrity, must-have obstetrician. But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's

Si hay unos libros con los que yo disfrute, sin duda alguna son con los de Sophie Kinsella y la saga de Loca por las compras. De hecho, mi primera reseña para el blog fue la de su primera parte. Ya os digo que no hace falta que le echéis un vistazo porque seguramente esté fatal.

Como bien dice el título de esta quinta parte, Becky tiene que hacer frente a un embarazo que, aunque no fue buscado, la verdad es que es bastante deseado. A partir del mome
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Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.
But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She's shopping for two . . . but are there three in h
I love the Shopaholic series. Or at least I used to. The books follow a woman who loves to shops, she's a bit flaky, but fun and carefree. And now she's having a baby. My problem with this book is that I felt like the character hadn't grown up any. After moving from London to New York, getting married, moving back to London, finding out that she has a lost sister, and now is having a baby, clearly which happened over a number of years, the character is still written as she was in the first book. ...more
Bree T
Becky Bloomwood Brandon is back in the 5th installment of the Shopaholic series, Shopaholic And Baby. Becky and Luke are back from their extended holiday/honeymoon and Becky is pregnant with their first child. Since discovering that ‘shopping cures morning sickness’ she’s been determined that their baby will have the best of everything, in true Becky Bloomwood style. And that includes the best OB-GYN.

The best OB-GYN is Venetia Carter, who looks after pregnant models, stars, etc and Becky is dete
Uniquely Tahira  Namreen
Life is treating Becky Brandon well: Luke's business is expanding thanks to a new customer, Iain Wheeler; they rapidly sold their flat and are house-hunting; and though Becky is working as a personal shopper at a failing department store, her empty schedule allows plenty of time for obstetrician appointments (and shopping for the baby). Her obstetrician is the doctor who delivered Luke, and is very highly ranked, but Becky is desperate to get in with the Obstetrician to the Celebrities: Venetia ...more
I could not put the book down! I stayed up until 1:00 am to finish it. I absolutely loved it. I found myself hysterically laughing at so many parts in the book (Becky's mum and Janice talking about what labor was really like & the names Becky told Elinor they were considering.... so funny!). The story brought so many memories back of my own first pregnancy and the fears I felt about labor and being someone's mother. Also, that first time you see that little baby and the feeling that comes ov ...more
Für Becky beginnt ein neuer Lebensabschnitt. Die lebenslustige Frau ist nicht nur eine glückliche Ehefrau, sondern nun auch schwanger. Alles könnte so schön sein, wären da nicht ihre Eifersucht und ihre Kaufsucht. Nachdem sie diese zuletzt reduzieren konnte, bricht diese erneut aus, weil sie alles für ihr ungeborenes Baby kaufen möchte - unabhängig davon, ob es wirklich notwendig ist oder nicht.

Nachdem Becky erfährt, dass ihre Geburtshelferin eine Ex-Freundin von Luke ist, bricht für sie nahezu
Jennifer Klenz
Jul 27, 2009 Jennifer Klenz rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: women looking to read complete fluff
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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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Shopaholic (8 books)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2)
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3)
  • Shopaholic on Honeymoon (Shopaholic #3.5)
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