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On with the post...
After writing about reading my books, I am pleased to report that I have finished the first one. I am not that fast a reader really though because I was already half way through it last week.
The first completed book is Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella. It is the seventh book in the Shopaholic Series. The series follows the life and adventures of Becky Brandon. She is, of course, a shopaholic and a fashonista, wife and mother. Becky is also very hapless and if an accident or incident can befall her, you can be guaranteed that it will. She is a very honest and loving person, who trusts far too easily and that is often the cause of her problems. Overall, she is a likeable character, but very ditsy! Becky is at heart a kind person though. I like kind people!
The ending is not satisfactory. Usually these stories finish up with everything being neatly tied up and all the problems resolved. I don't always expect books to have a happy ending, but I do expect them to have an ending. I felt as though the last chapter was somehow missing from this one. It just stopped.
Overall, I would say that I am glad this book is finished. It is the first one off the pile of books to be read. I am really sad though that I didn't enjoy it more and that I think I have read the last of these books, despite the promise at the end that Becky will be back. For me, I think that Becky needs to settle down and get some reality in her life!
If you like these books, you will no doubt enjoy this one, but I would not recommend this as the first one for you to pick up and read. Probably because I am older and wiser my views on these stories have changed! I would imagine they would be great for an older teen/young adult who is looking to move on from childrens stories and younger fiction. There is nothing nasty in these books, just a bit of daftness.
So that is my review. Not bad, but not good either. One down, a whole load still to go! I keep picking up The Diary of a Provincial Lady, but I am holding off, although the glimpses that I have read have delighted me! I have moved on to an Agatha Christie. It is a series of short stories, so I think I will save that one for bedtime and read something more long winded during the day time.
What are you reading right now?