Sunday, June 15, 2008

Confessions Of A Shopaholic - Sophia Kinsella

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood.

She's a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time...shopping.

Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Her only comfort is to buy herself something - just a little something...

Can Becky ever escape from this dream world, find true love, and regain the use of her Switch card?

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic...

The perfect pick me up for when it's all hanging in the (bank) balance.

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Book # 12 - I really struggled with this book in the beginning and middle, almost to the point that I quit reading. Pam encouraged me to keep going and I'm glad she did. I ended up quite enjoying it in the end and now look forward to reading the next book.

I think, truth be told, there was a lot of myself in the book. I hated the rationalizing the character would do to convince herself to buy something. I do this and it is something I'm working on changing. I am an emotional spender.... little bits or big bits of money. Regardless of the emotion, happy or sad, I can convince myself it's okay to shop. As I said, I'm working on changing this behaviour and I'm not doing all bad with the changes. I have no choice really, so I'd best make the best of this new outlook! Oh, the challenges of being an adult and all that....

If I were more financially sound I may still have had the same reaction, because it would have annoyed me to see such a frivolous approach to money and then to see myself in it..... aughhhhh!

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