On Wednesday I trudged to my local Barnes & Noble, joining dozens of others there to hear “chick-lit” author extraordinaire, Sophie Kinsella, talk, answer questions, and read from the book that started it all : Confessions of a Shopaholic. I’m sure you’ve all seen the commercials for the upcoming movie, out Valentine’s Day weekend, and as in Jen’s previous post, I have a confession to make myself: I’ve read all of the Shopaholic books as well as the stand alone books. (Guilty pleasure!) But after seeing this bubbly, witty, energetic author in person I wanted to sit down at my computer and invent a Becky Bloomwood of my own… Or maybe I will just read her books all over again. The movie’s release this coming weekend will surely usher in a whole new set of Becky fans and Sophie Kinsella followers. Make sure you have enough copies on hand!
Sophie also announced that she has a new stand-alone novel coming soon. Keep an eye out for Twenties Girl, scheduled to be published by Dial Press this August.
We heart Becky Bloomwood! And her amazing wardrobe in the upcoming movie. It was the inspiration behind “Candied Couture” at PlushJunkie.com. Do click and take a looky for yourself!
You know, I absolutely loved the Shopaholic books, but after seeing some trailers and reviews, I’m reluctant to see the movie. It just doesn’t look like it has the same feel that the books have. Maybe I’ve just been burned by one too many bad adaptations (i.e. The Dark is Rising). If I didn’t love the books so much, I’d probably risk it, though.
I agree! I haven’t seen it yet either, but I know it won’t live up to the book. Maybe someday when it is on HBO I’ll watch a few minutes and see if I can deal with it.
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