Short Dawdler’s Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Photo from Goodreads

Photo from Goodreads

Title: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Chick Literature, Fiction

Copyright: 2003


(from Goodreads)


Becky Bloomwood has what most twenty-five-year-olds only dream of: a flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it — not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. Still, how can she resist that perfect pair of shoes? Or the divine silk blouse in the window of that ultra-trendy boutique? But lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank — letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read — and they’re getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back; she even tries making moremoney. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something … just a little something …

Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life — and the lives of those around her — forever.


Ok, before anything else, I’d like to say hello haha. Anyway, the Stout Dawdler can’t make a review due to, you know, work stuff. But she told me she’s going to make one this month so I’m crossing my fingers haha. I was a little disappointed with the movie because I thought they were going to make a Shopaholic movie series, but they kind of summed the whole thing. It was still funny though.

On to the review…

I dawdled with this because

It was funny! (Yes, that comes with an exclamation point). While I was reading the first part of the Shopaholic series, which is the one I’m reviewing now, I was quite hesitant because it was kind of grown-up for me since at the time I read this, I was still in high school and I was only reading YA stuff. But, my classmates were reading it, so I figured why not try it and they were all quite “kilig” (trust me I can’t find any English word translation for this word haha. It’s the feeling you get when you see a couple/an individual doing sweet stuff for their SO or for the one they like – it’s not annoyance if that’s the feeling you’re thinking of haha). I actually wanted to do a review for the entire series because I like all of them and I think if you read all of it, one cannot be without the other. But of course I had to choose one so I chose the first one instead since it was where it all began. I like the wittiness of the novel; it’s funny, but not funny in a way because it picks on someone constantly, it’s funny (how many times have I written this word haha) because of the real stuff that happens in it and we find that funny in reality too.

I almost didn’t dawdle with this because

I can’t think of any negative thing to say with this actually because I like it a lot. I like it a lot to the point that when my aunt gave me her gift (which is money) for my graduation, I spent it on the remaining Shopaholic series. Wow, addicted much haha.

The Dawdler’s Verdict

All in all, I like it! Need I say more? Haha. Caution though, if you find Chick Literature super girly, then this novel is really girly, the name is a give away. But even me, who kind of veers away from too girly stuff, liked this. I suggest you try it 🙂

The Alternative Artwork





Anne, the Short Dawdler


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