Sunday, March 25, 2007
Dispite me assuming that this was going to a predictable book, and it was in a way, I couldn't help but enjoy. Its your typical chick lit book where the 20 something single has trouble finding a man, and decides to just have a fling with a hottie, but ends up falling for him even though he is nothing like she wants in a guy. Enter the guy who has everything that she does want (ie money), but she's not attracted to him, but he's got money and treats her like a princess, so of course she convinces herself that she loves him and almost marries him despite her friends telling her that hes not 'the one'. I didn't really like the guy either, and the hottie fling seemed fab even though he didn't have money. It's a story about how even though we think we know what we want in 'the one' when that person actually appears we realize that maybe its not what we wanted, but wanted something different. So ladies, don't make lists of what you want your dream man to be and have, because when it all comes down to it, you might pick the guy who doesn't meet your list and you won't mind.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I love the Shopaholic series. Or at least I used to. The books follow a woman who loves to shops, she's a bit flaky, but fun and carefree. And now she's having a baby. My problem with this book is that I felt like the character hadn't grown up any. After moving from London to New York, getting married, moving back to London, finding out that she has a lost sister, and now is having a baby, clearly which happened over a number of years, the character is still written as she was in the first book. After going through all these changes, I'd hope that a person no longer thinks like a 25 year old who loves to shop, so an actual adult. It bothered me. It was like reading about Jessica Simpson who comes off as a dumb blonde. Surely parenthood would straighten her up a bit. And the book, which was suppose to be funny, had quite a few dramatic bits. Her husband's ex girlfriend comes back and tells Becky that she and her hubby are having an affair. The house they were suppose to buy gets sold to someone else, etc. All while being pregnant. It just didn't seem really realistic. So now I'm wondering if I've matured in my reading, and will no longer like the previous books. I'm gonna have to read them again. My advice is to read the first book Confessions of a Shopaholic. And go in order.