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Come on, Becky. Say no. Be a good parent. Walk away. My hand steals out and strokes the mane again. Look at its dear little face. A toy pony might be just the spur she needs. There has to be a way in which I can simultaneously: 1. Be a good parent and 3. download the pony. And then the answer comes to me. I haul out my phone and text Luke: Luke! Have just had a really good thought. I think Minnie should get pocket money.
Immediately a reply pings back: Wtf? So she can download things, of course! I start to type — then think again. I delete the text and carefully type instead: Children need to learn about finance from early age. Read it in article. Empowers them and gives responsibility. Shut up, I type.
R u mad? I stare at the phone indignantly.
Where r u anyway? Nearly time for Father Christmas!! OK, whatever. Easily enough. God, why on earth have I never thought of pocket money before? I turn to Minnie, feeling rather proud of myself. But as a special treat, you can download it for yourself out of your own pocket money. Please be aware that the delivery time frame may vary according to the area of delivery - the approximate delivery time is usually between business days.
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Parcel Weight. I was sad that Suze wasn't in the it as much. I love her!! I am looking forward to the next one!! 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 download. It was this aspect to Becky's character that made me pick up the first book in this series, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, as I could identify well a bit too well!
It also cemented Becky as one of my favourite characters.
Mini Shopaholic is basically in the same format as the other books in the series: Becky using every excuse in the book to keep shopping and up to her elbows in secrets, and fighting to keep those secrets from coming out, but of course everything goes horribly wrong.
In this instalment we see Becky as a mother, raising her two year old daughter, Minnie, who is slightly wayward and becoming too fond of materialistic items like her mummy, with her husband, Luke. Becky is still the same fun, vivid character but motherhood has not helped her become more economical. In fact, she now has excuses to shop more by downloading items for Minnie.
Some of the scenarios are just so funny they had me giggling out loud. Minnie is cute as a button and Luke is as patient as always.
Becky is also trying to plan a surprise birthday party for Luke, without spending any money There are many more humourous situations and a strew of events that had me shaking my head with affectionate disbelief at what Becky was saying and doing. There's also the usual great dialogue and prose, which is incredibly smooth making Mini Shopaholic a very easy, fast read.
Mini Shopaholic is a wonderful escape from real life and a total roller coaster ride - this book is never dull, and although it occasionally borders on the ridiculous, I just can't help but love it!
There is nothing new here - we have seen it all before in previous books - but I didn't mind, it was like slipping on a comfy pair of slippers and it felt great. I love Becky Bloomwood with all her manic, self-destructive quirks. Sophie Kinsella is still at the top of her game and for me still the best in the genre.
Jun 04, Angela Risner rated it did not like it. I enjoyed the Shopaholic novels, although I wondered how much lying one character could do in a book. Well, Sophie Kinsella has taken that challenge and upped the ante in this new tome. 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 I enjoyed the Shopaholic novels, although I wondered how much lying one character could do in a book. Becky, her long-suffering hubby Luke, and their two year old monster toddler are living with Becky's hapless parents until the lawsuit from the debacle in the last book is settled. Becky has managed to take over every spot of space with her belongings, and somehow misses out on the fact that her parents have put their lives on hold while she and her family are there.
Second of all, Becky hasn't learned a thing and is now passing on bad habits to a child.
In other words, she is spoiling her child. Even her husband, Luke, is disturbed by this and wants to seek outside help, a la SuperNanny.
But Becky refuses to see that her child is a problem, most likely because it will reflect badly on her. Finally, she nearly costs Luke's assistant her job, as she pushes her to divulge confidential information. Again, Becky doesn't think about consequences.
Yes, maybe I am over-analyzing chick lit. Maybe I am expecting too much. Like I said, it could just be because it's a bit too realistic right now.
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I couldn't escape into this world like I usually can. Overall, a disappointment. Something about this book really bugged me. Girl needs some help. And why are Becky and Luke together? The lone one good thing Becky does over the course of a year makes up for being a vapid, lying clotheshorse in debt?
Luke must reeeeeeally like her. Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood thought motherhood would be a breeze. She thought herself and Minnie would just shop all day every day.
What Becky didn't count on though was Minnie's tenaciousness and determination when it comes to the things she wants her favourite word is "mine". Not to mention Luke, Becky's husband, has had a stressful year. In a bit to cheer him up, Becky hits on the idea to throw him a surprise birthday party but as always with Becky, things don't quite go according to plan Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood thought motherhood would be a breeze.
In a bit to cheer him up, Becky hits on the idea to throw him a surprise birthday party but as always with Becky, things don't quite go according to plan and soon her surprise birthday party isn't looking like a party at all. Until salvation comes Will Becky swallow her pride and admit she needs help, and more importantly, will Becky be able to keep the party a secret? Since reading Shopaholic and Baby when it came out in , I've been eagerly awaiting a new Becky Bloomwood adventure.
She is, by far, my favourite female character ever so when it was announced last year that we were finally getting a new Shopaholic novel I was thrilled and it immediately shot up on my list of "books I can't wait for". I was thrilled to receive an early copy a month before its release and I set about reading the other Shopaholic books so I could dive right into Mini Shopaholic. And believe me, I wasn't disappointed. I cannot get over the fact that it's been three years since the last Shopaholic book.
I rather sincerely hope Sophie Kinsella doesn't wait that long next time!
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I love her stand-alone books, don't get me wrong, but when it comes to Becky Bloomwood I would happily read a book a month about her.
Obviously with such high expectations, I was a little bit worried about whether I would love it as much as the other books but thankfully I quickly got into the book. In fact I was laughing from the first page, which is always a good sign. The laughs definitely continued throughout the book so it was as if Becky had never left!
I did think that with the title of Mini Shopaholic that the book was going to be dedicated entirely to Becky and Minnie - and their shopping exploits of course - but that wasn't the main plot at all.
Minnie and her like of the word "mine" is prominent to the book but the book seems, to me, to be more focused on Becky wanting Luke to have a surprise party for his birthday after the year he's had. There's been no book between Shopaholic and Baby and Mini Shopaholic and there's a gap of two years, so a lot has gone on in the intermittent time, but Becky explains it all to us and Luke - and Becky and Minnie - have had a heck of a time so Becky decides that Luke should, for once, celebrate his birthday and decides to organise a secret party.
Because it's Becky organising the party, things never go to plan and we're with her all the way as she tries to arrange it all, so there's the usual chaos which I just lapped it all up.
All of the characters from the previous books return, as you would expect. Becky is as loveable as ever, and it really does feel as if she's a close friend.
Because Kinsella has inserted the financial crisis into the latest book, Becky ends up cutting back and I liked how Becky tried, very hard, to stick to the promise she made Luke. Although it does seem to be that the motto 'Once a Shopaholic, always a Shopholic' definitely applies to Becky, particularly when it comes to Luke's party. Throughout the previous books, it seems that Luke is only ever known to be working; constantly missing things and always having his phone to his ear and despite the fact it continues in Mini Shopaholic, I do think we saw a bit more of him than usual.
He's had a tough time and I felt so sad for him for all that had happened while we've been away from the Brandon family. Becky's parents and friends return and I must mention Becky's parents.
God, I love them. All they seem to do is bicker but it seems to be good-natured more than anything and they're hilarious. Suze, Tarkie and the kids are back, as well as Danny, Becky's fashion designer friend. Mini Shopaholic is as well-written as the other books, told entirely from Becky's point of view, in a really easy chatty manner with letters interspersed throughout.
Kinsella is such a fantastic writer, and manages to suck me in any time. She could write a book about paint and I'd love it. Mini Shopaholic has been well worth the wait and I managed to finish it pretty much in one sitting.
The ending gives me hope for another Shopaholic, whenever Kinsella decides to write it, so here's hoping Becky Bloomwood will live to feature in another book! My life would be completely empty without her and I'm rather gutted I've actually finished Mini Shopaholic.
I can't wait to read it again soon! An absolute must-read for all Shopaholic fans! View 1 comment. Feb 01, Eni rated it really liked it Shelves: There's nothing special about this book or the other 5 books of the series,actually there's a selfish character that i would never like.
That's Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood. She got on my nerves most of the time,but i never stopped reading. I wanted to read until the end and hoping all the time that she changed her ways. 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 There's nothing special about this book or the other 5 books of the series,actually there's a selfish character that i would never like.
And besides there's Luke. I would give these books 3 stars if he didn't exist in the books ,but he does so yeahh 4 stars Rounding this up to 4 stars for making me laugh after the doom and gloom of my previous novels.
However, even at her most maddening like, seriously, she still doesn't realize she has a shopping problem? Mini Shopaholic was no different, although the year off from Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood allowed me to regard her and her mini-me, Minnie, with more patience and affection. I hate the term "chick-lit" -- I'd much rather compare books to drinks, so this is cocktail- or apple martini-lit.
It's fun, it's sweet, and you can't take it or yourself too seriously. And you will end up giggling in spite of yourself. And who doesn't need a cocktail every once in awhile? I totally had one before I started this review -- ha! In case the 10th "and" didn't tip you off. In conclusion, I have nothing more to add to this review. Eat, drink, read! I'm not a robot! Mar 16, Lauren rated it liked it. I am very addicted to the shopaholic series- I read all five in less than two weeks!!
I can't wait for this one to be released In the latest installment to the Shopaholic series, Rebecca Brandon returns with willful two-year-old Minnie, who has taken after her mother in her fierce determination and her addiction to luxury brands.
When the financial crisis finally hits the Brandon family, Rebecca vows to stop shopping until she's worn everything in her closet at least three times; Luke scrambles for new business directions; and Minnie remains exceptionally difficult Miiiiiine!!! Becky used to be young, silly and funny In the latest installment to the Shopaholic series, Rebecca Brandon returns with willful two-year-old Minnie, who has taken after her mother in her fierce determination and her addiction to luxury brands.
Becky used to be young, silly and funny. But now she's an adult, she's a mother and what was cute when she was in her early twenties is now really immature and sad.
It made me almost sick to read about how she put her daughter in debt not serious debt to the bank, but still and effectively passed her shopping addiction on to Minnie, lied to her family and friends and put on a huge expensive party when she was supposed to cut back on her spending. Obviously the books are about shopping and about Becky getting in trouble and how she gets out of it, but I would like to see some growth in her character.
She should realize she has an addiction and deal with it. I can't believe Luke is still letting her run around spending so much money, isn't he supposed to be the reasonable one? Not to mention that at this point the reader has to wonder: Is she ever going to learn?
Book Details: View all 10 comments. Sep 02, Joya rated it it was ok. The ending of this book keeps you from regretting pushing through to finish. However, all in all the book was annoying. Unless this is your first shopaholic book you will definitely find all of Becky's 'quirks' hugely annoying rather than charming. And her parents For fiction, especially chick lit, it's really hard to say a character should know The ending of this book keeps you from regretting pushing through to finish.
For fiction, especially chick lit, it's really hard to say a character should know better because it is just that However, Becky should know better. Also, now that she's financially stable her downloading habits really aren't that dramatic.
And, without being spoily any of her past solutions, especially the one in her first book, would have worked here. Feb 06, Hannah rated it liked it Shelves: About two years have passed since 5 and Minnie Becky and Luke's daughter has a habit of wanting things in the shops just like her mother.
The pocket money idea is never going to last at 50p. She likes saying mine but in looks is more like Luke and Elinor. For much of the book i'm wishing Luke would be more of a dad because he's still such as Workaholic. The only time he can sort of get away with it to me is when the bank of London goes bust but i still wouldn't like to have Luke's job.
When th About two years have passed since 5 and Minnie Becky and Luke's daughter has a habit of wanting things in the shops just like her mother. When the family go shopping in a pound shop for the first time it's brilliant and they end up spending more money there than John Lewis.
I love how a surprise party is being planned for his birthday so he actually celebrates it for a change but he's coming around to the way of thinking wanting his birthday this year.
Bonnie his PA is another one in on the surprise and i start to feel sorry for her when Becky starts demanding things of her. When planning the surprise party on many occasions Becky is acting strange and my favourite is the boob job occasion.
I love how sweet Luke is about how Becky shouldn't change anything. Jess and Tom are back from Chile and they are not engaged like many of them thought but married and i love how Jess reacts to Janice, i don't blame them for getting married over there. I warm to Elinor a little in this book and you can start to see how it's all getting to her even though she brought most of it on herself. Luke has a new client yet again Saye Seymour and it's going to be Becky in Hollywood.
Least it solves the housing issue for three months and the job who don't deserve Becky at The Look That should be fun. Wonder if Minnie will get a sibling or not?
Jul 22, Friends of Linebaugh Library rated it it was ok. Normally I love Becky!! She is one of my favorite characters. Her life is always a complete and utter mess with these massive holes she digs herself into I really used to love that about her. This time around, however, Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood got on my ever lovin' nerves like no one else could!
She came off being completely selfish and self-involved. I was sorely disappointed and really I had trouble liking her as Normally I love Becky!! I was sorely disappointed and really I had trouble liking her as I used to. Seeing as how all the books are told from her viewpoint it is essential for the reader to to like her, at least a little bit. All she seems to be able to do is lie to everyone I always knew she was a little like this but this time it was WAY out of control.
I actually began to wonder if she was even capable of telling the truth or whether she truly believed all of these lies as actual fact in her own little world.
I was disappointed that Luke was pretty much MIA in this book until the final chapters. He is usually such a great counter-balance to Becky that perhaps that was the real issue with this book.How many pots of jam do we need? And the thought that you felt you had to go off secretly … it kills me. I bought it the other day, to have a flick through.
With a marquee and everything. Not my two-year-old daughter. But, while Becky may be a shopaholic, hubby Luke is a workaholic and their relationship seems a bit strained in consequence. I've just noticed the saddle.