Thursday, December 18, 2008

in time for the movie release

I haven't been reading much lately, other than a few math papers. Looking forward to the winter break to maybe catch up with some reading. I wish there was a netfilx for books. Maybe there is and I just don't know it.

Anyway, a visit to the movies a month ago reminded me what I had been reading last summer. Now a serious reader would not be proud of it, partly because of the whole bridget jones exaggerated style of writing. But inspite of all the arguments against the Shopaholic series, it was the perfect companion for the amount of air travelling I was doing. Me and my parents made the best of their visit by going to all possible ends of this country in a month. In the process I got hooked to Rebecca Bloomwood.

The books especially I think the "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Shopaholic and the baby" were hilarious.
There something to be said for the outrageous escapades of Becky, her passion for shopping and the scrapes she gets into. Sophie Kinsella manages to get the comical circumstances right at least in the first few books. Just the concept is worth something, and I definitely recommend the first of the series.
I think the movie clips picked up a few funny moments from the book. But if bridget jones diary was anything to go by, the movie will only just end up making the character look lot more ridiculous than she needs to be.

I guess, if you were looking for a bunch of feel good books to read, then start reading this series now, before the movie spoils it for you.

Saw the movie.. It was nothing like the novel..and if you have seen the movie..don't let it put you off reading the book. The movie was just one big farce. Taking bits and pieces of all the different books and making it into something random!


Blogger penandpaper said...

I have read all the books by Sophie Kinsella except 'Remember Me' and have it all with me. The first one was absolutely hilarious, rest all were OK.

1:13 PM  
Blogger ligne said...

I didnt read them in order so I think I started with the second book. It was very much of Bridget Jones genre, ridiculously funny at times..

2:48 PM  

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