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Book Beat: Shopaholic & Baby

Book Beat: Shopaholic & Baby

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This character is irresistible. Becky Bloomwood, aka the Shopaholic, is just enchanting. I read the first in the series, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and loved it. Shopaholic and Baby is my second, and ever so slightly my favorite of the two.

For anyone who's ever bought now and thought about it later, cringed at the arrival of the VISA bill, thought shopping would help you feel better - this book is for you. And for the rest of you, you'll enjoy it too because Sophie Kinsella is such a good writer. She is easy to read, so conversational. She reels you in with her character development and unexpected plot twists.

No, of course this isn't Pulitzer Prize stuff, but it's so much fun. I hesitate to call it "Chick Lit," although I know it probably fits that category, because I think men would enjoy the read too. For every husband who ever thought his wife was overdoing it on the baby shopping (i.e. Do we really need a baby wipe warmer, 14 outfits to go home from the hospital in, 7 pairs of matching sheets and bumper pads, plus a separate stroller for mall walking and all-terrain hiking?) you will laugh outloud with this book. A definite thumbs up for Sophie Kinsella's latest bestseller, Shopaholic and Baby. On the Book Beat for KSL Newsradio, I'm Amanda Dickson.

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