Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6)
Becky Brandon thinks that having a daughter is a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping. The toddler creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living w...more
I started to wonder if she was even capable of telling the truth or whether she even knew what the truth...more
I don't usually read books in this genre any more, but I will always make an exception for Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series. I adore Becky Bloomwood. She's a character I find hard not to like with her scatty personality and her inability to walk by a designer store without making a purchase. It was this aspect to Becky's character that made me pick up the first book in this series, The Secret Dreamworld...more
Perhaps that was true for the first 5 books in the series. By this point, the schtick has worn down to a nub. Becky is a materialistic liar and she becomes less sympathetic with each book. A more stable woman would have been deserted at this point in real life, or even in any good book. Not only is she the Poster Child for financi...more
Becky used to be young, silly and funny...more
The Shopaholic books aren't going to change your world, but they're fun and airy. I read the previous 5 Shopaholic books back-to-back one weekend* last year and by the 3rd book, Becky Bloomwood went from endearing to irritating. However, even at her most maddening (like, seriously, she still doesn't realize she has a shopping problem?), Soph...more
I don't know, maybe it's the recession, maybe it's the fact that I've been out of a job for almost two years, maybe it's the fact that I can't stand bratty children, but this was not my favorite Kinsella offering.
First of all, it's probably a bit too close to reality. Becky, her long-suffering hubby Luke, and thei...more
Something about this book really bugged me. Maybe it was the fact that Becky takes no...more
Then why 4 stars ??
Because i always like a funny character who makes me laugh.A book that's not depressing,that can make you forget about your problems.And beside...more
Basically Becky is an annoying whiny b**ch, Minnie is a spoiled brat and Luke is a neglectful a**hole. And her parents... made me want to go home and hug my own parents.
For fiction, especially chick lit, it's really hard to say a character should know...more
And this book shouldn't be titled Mini Shopaholic. In the end, it's all about throwing a big surprise party for Luke...more
I don't know whether I'm the one who's changed, or the series are not that great anymore. It used to be so funny and thrilling. This one's still funny, and the last half of the book quite a madcap adventure, as some reviewers call it, but the rest is flat, boring, and I don't find myself loving the adventure I'm in, at all.
Becky, as a mid 20s, single woman with an independent career, albeit with a huge credit card debt, I'm fine with it. B...more
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Becky and Luke live with her parents since they can't find a house. The country is suffering from an economical crisis, and people have to cut back. Becky wants to shop, her daughter Minnie is out of control and then Becky wants to throw a party for Luke. It's bound to be a disaster.
The book is fun as always but by now, well I mean it's not as funny because she is an addict and she really needs help. Some serious help. Because even if it's not as bad as before she is out of cont...more
For quite awhile I kept asking myself why I was still reading this appalling tale of a brand-name obsessed shopper and her dreadful toddler, but occasionally there'...more
becky's daughter, minnie, is two in this book, & well on her way to...more
When I bought myself this book, I thought the story -as the title suggests- would emphasize on Minnie. Well, it's not. Yes, there is...more
Minnie thinks everything is “Miiiine.” Becky’s parents just want Luke and her out of their home. And Becky just wants to do something nice for Luke! All of the usual characters are along for the ride, with some surprises in store.
It should be known that I’ve completely adored all the other Shopaholic books. I remember spending a whole weekend home from college completely immersed in...more
"Mini Shopaholic" is full of antics and trials, just like any other Shopaholic book. Here, Becky is now 29 and her daughter, Minnie, is two years old and, perhaps, spoiled? Is she? Isn't she? And how will Becky...more
I think Mini Shoapholic is the weakest book in the series so far. I remember loving the first three books, and then feeling "meh" about the books after (present book excluded). What I loved about the first three books was Becky: she was totally dysfunctional but she was funny while messing up her entire life and digging a bigger hole for herself as the plot...more