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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shopaholic Ties the Knot - Sophie Kinsella (Chick Lit)



Released August 2004

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Recently reissued for the Kindle, Shopaholic Ties the Knot picks up where Confessions of a Shopaholic left off. Whether you've seen the movie or read the first book in this long-running series, you'll find plenty of humor in Becky Bloomwood's attempt at wedding planning.

After Luke proposes in the middle of Becky's best friend's wedding, Becky is determined to have a charming marriage in her home country, England, but Luke's mother is tempting Becky with plans for a huge event held in the heart of New York. The problem is Becky is torn between an all-expense paid dream wedding and the wedding her mom is putting her heart and soul into arranging.

When the film studio purchased the rights to Confessions of a Shopaholic, they purchased the rights to the entire series. Whether there will be a movie for Shopaholic Ties the Knot is unknown. At this point, nothing is in the works. But then the first movie and first book were so different, including Becky's switch from being English to being American, it might be hard to successfully pull it off.


If you enjoy escapism, the Shopaholic books are all witty with just the right amount of romance thrown in. I love the relationships between the main and supporting characters. There are many layers to the story, it's not just Luke and Becky from start to finish.


I've enjoyed all of the Shopaholic books. Sure Becky's spending is always out of control and for whatever reason things always work out for her. I happen to prefer my books to not always stick to how life really works out. I get enough real-life situations on a daily basis that reading should be a way to escape for a few hours.

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