Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sophie Kinsella - Shopaholic and Baby

I had a really crappy day and all I wanted was a non-taxing, light, fluffy read to relax with in bed. After having a quick look at my bookshelf, it was clear that another Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adventure would be the perfect remedy. Not much has changed since the last book; Becky is still as obsessed as ever with shopping, except this time it's all about designer baby gear and the latest celebrity trends with baby stuff. At least this time, Sophie Kinsella kept Becky's shopping addiction more light-hearted and amusing, and didn't get to the point where readers would feel that she needed to be institutionalised instead. I thought this was another fun addition to the Becky Bloomwood series and even with all her silliness, as a reader, you just can't help but cheer for the ditzy heroine as she takes on the latest challenges thrown at her: Luke's red-haired ex-girlfriend (bitch!) who's the new baby doctor; her employer's deteriorating business; and Luke's bastard of a client. As usual, the Brandon duo comes out tops at the end of it (even if they did lose the house) with a new addition to the family - although I really am not thrilled with the name Minnie! This was a quick and easy read that I finished in one night and was just what I needed for a little lift at the end of a bad day. Yay for Becky!