25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 24, 2015

    Ellen Urbani: IMG Like Every Other Survivor



    I have an uncommon penchant for aligning myself with disaster and death. Tornadoes and wildfires and armed guerrillas have chased me. Riptides... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Landfall

      Ellen Urbani 9780988265776

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.95
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z

Other titles in the Summer Display Opportunity series:

Confessions of a Shopaholic

by

Confessions of a Shopaholic Cover

ISBN13: 9780385335485
ISBN10: 0385335482
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $3.95!

 

 

Reading Group Guide

1. Becky has a serious shopping addiction! Clothes, makeup, shoes—you name it, she loves it! Do you have a shopping addiction? Where is your favorite place to go shopping? What store cant you walk by without “just taking a peek” at the fabulous merchandise!

2. At the beginning of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Becky just had to have the Denny & George scarf. Have you ever made a crazy impulsive purchase like that? Whats the most fun purchase youve ever made? Have you ever had to borrow money for a shopping spree?

3. Becky is obviously addicted to shopping, but shes got other things going for her as well. What are some of your favorite characteristics about Becky? Do you have friends that remind you of any of the characters in Confessions of a Shopaholic?

4. Becky decided to follow David E. Bartons Controlling Your Cash in order to reduce her spending. Do you think the tactics listed in the story were reasonable? How could Becky have better managed her financial situation? What ways do you budget yourself and save up for special things you want to splurge on?

5. When Becky was a store assistant at Ally Smith, she hid a pair of zebra print jeans from a customer—then got fired! Do you have a funny or embarrassing dressing room story? Have you ever done something extreme like Becky to “stake your claim” on a piece of clothing?

6. Beckys relationship with Luke constantly changes throughout Confessions of a Shopaholic. Hot and cold, on and off, you never know what youre going to get with the two of them. How do you think the development of their relationship enhances the story?

7. Zebra print jeans, pink boots, and a shimmering gray-blue scarf—it seems that Becky has a style all of her own! How does Beckys shopping obsession add to the story? Whats your style like? Do you have a favorite outfit?

8. Tarquin and Beckys date was quite interesting to say the least. Pizza and champagne, a $5,000 check to a made-up organization, and some sneaking around on Beckys part! Do you think Becky handled herself appropriately? Whats the most memorable date youve ever been on?

9. Becky seems to tell a lot of “little white lies,” from lying about a broken leg, to making up a dead aunt, and even telling her parents she has a stalker! How does her lying affect her relationships to her friends, family and colleagues in the story? Whats the most exaggerated “little white lie” youve ever made up to get yourself out of trouble?

10. Do you think that Becky can serve as a role-model for young women? What lessons did you learn about relationships, responsibility, friendship and honesty?

11. Becky lands a front page news article, a spot on a morning television show, and a date with her dream guy all in the course of a couple days. Is this too good to be true? Can you believe Beckys luck? Do you think Becky has changed by the end of the story? Have you ever had a perfect day like Beckys?

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

efox15, March 30, 2012 (view all comments by efox15)
I loved this book! It was a great light read, and all of the moments in it made me laugh. I think that many of us can relate to Becky Bloomwood and will be rooting for her to conquer her problems throughout the entire book. The entire series is great, and the characters just get better and better. If you are a fan of comedy or just need a light read, this book is perfect for you. It is an easy story, but it's really fun! I've found myself hoping for another book starring the shopaholic every time I finish the last, and I hope they're not over yet!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
chawkey, January 14, 2011 (view all comments by chawkey)
Confessions is a great read! though, it really makes one wonder just how much of a facade the average person has, especially as they try to fit a budget into their lives. Becky finds this out as she tries a spending diary. All aspects of the book are very "real world" and most readers will find themselves in some situation similar to Kinsella's story. Mostly funny and sometimes you have to shake your head at the antics of Becky. A great read for young adults and up. A story most will relate to!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
micah.post, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by micah.post)
Dealing with money in this world is hard! Just ask Becky Blomwood. Becky is a "Shopaholic" and is about $2000 dollars in debt. With the help of her friends and the "hunky" new boss at work Becky will over come dreaded obstacles like Sales at stores, Visa bills and land lords. Confessions of a Shopaholic will sure to make you laugh and I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 6 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 4 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385335485
Author:
Kinsella, Sophie
Publisher:
Dial Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Shopping
Subject:
London
Subject:
Debt
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;shopping;humor;romance;london;british;england;shopaholic;debt;novel;funny;comedy;fashion;contemporary;women;sophie kinsella;movie;addiction;contemporary fiction;girly;adult;english;money;relationships;love;finances;becky bloomwood;uk;21s
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;shopping;humor;romance;london;british;england;shopaholic;debt;novel;funny;comedy;fashion;contemporary;women;sophie kinsella;movie;addiction;contemporary fiction;girly;adult;english;money;relationships;love;finances;becky bloomwood;uk;21s
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;shopping;humor;romance;london;british;england;shopaholic;debt;novel;funny;comedy;fashion;contemporary;women;sophie kinsella;movie;addiction;contemporary fiction;girly;adult;english;money;relationships;love;finances;becky bloomwood;uk;21s
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;shopping;humor;romance;london;british;england;shopaholic;debt;novel;funny;comedy;fashion;women;contemporary;sophie kinsella;movie;addiction;contemporary fiction;girly;english;money;adult;love;relationships;finances;becky bloomwood;uk;clo
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;shopping;humor;romance;london;british;england;shopaholic;debt;novel;funny;comedy;fashion;women;contemporary;sophie kinsella;movie;addiction;contemporary fiction;girly;english;money;adult;love;relationships;finances;becky bloomwood;uk;clo
Subject:
chick lit;fiction;shopping;humor;romance;london;british;england;shopaholic;debt;novel;funny;comedy;fashion;women;contemporary;sophie kinsella;movie;addiction;contemporary fiction;girly;english;money;adult;love;relationships;finances;becky bloomwood;uk;clo
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shopaholic
Series Volume:
116
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.29x5.19x.89 in. .63 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Novels)
    Used Trade Paper $0.95
  2. Calling Out Used Hardcover $6.95
  3. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Summer...
    Used Trade Paper $0.95
  4. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  5. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  6. Shopaholic & Sister
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary

Confessions of a Shopaholic Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.95 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Dial Press - English 9780385335485 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Too good to pass up."
"Synopsis" by , This slip-cased box set includes one copy each of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, and Shopaholic Ties the Knot.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.