Shopaholic Goes to Hollywood (And I Went with Her)

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I’ve already confessed my literary sin of reading the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. And since I recently went through a rough reading rut, during which I had no desire to read anything, Kinsella’s newest book in the series, Shopaholic to the Stars (2014), was the perfect antidote to my malaise. I’d had it on hold at the library for a while, and my turn finally came to take it home and laugh my pants off.

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The book centers around Kinsella’s indomitable protagonist, British style-maven Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) who has a shopping addiction and a personality much like that of Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy, one of my favorite shows. Becky is constantly getting into trouble because of her schemes, and her selfishness, but the books always end with a lesson learned and a feel-good reconciliation.

In this book, Becky and Luke move to Hollywood, temporarily…

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