Monday, March 01, 2010

Shopaholic and Baby

Ever since I "tricked" Abbie into reading Atlas Shrugged, she has been wanting me to read one of these Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella. Now that she is commuting with me one day each week, listening to it on my drive sounded like a good idea. For one thing, I finally got to see what one of these books is like, and for another, she for some reason wasn't interested in my picks of For a New Liberty or The Wizard of Earthsea.

Shopaholic and Baby was, I'll admit, much better than I expected. Since I am neither into shopping nor fashion, I was skeptical. And yes, the main character irked me throughout the book (who spends $3,000 on prams for one baby?!), but it was comically interesting overall. If you can get past Becky's complete disregard for money and her poor planning skills, it's a pretty fun book. Now, Shopaholic and Baby is the fifth book in the series, so I can't vouch for the prequels.

Despite my liking this book more than I anticipated, I don't think I'll be adding this genre to my preferred reading list anytime soon.


Chick in the Czech said...

Haha! I knew you would like it!

Mom said...

That's funny! Right now in my car I am listening to The Devil Wears Prada, which is not my usual type of book. When I was browsing at the library and saw it, I thought, I think Abbie liked this book, so I'll give it a try. It is really funny, so I'm glad I got it.

Mrs. Haid said...

I now often refer to strollers as prams after reading that book.

I think prams is a much better word!