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(Brainless) Good Books.

Posted on: 13 February 2008

I really want to read this book. I saw it sitting on the shelf in Borders the other day (I was killing time before I took my sister to see Penelope which i thought was really bad considering James McAvoy, Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon were all in it, still at least my little sister enjoyed it- she is only 10 after all)
Anyway It's by Sophie Kinsella, whose Shopaholic series is by far, my favourite easy holiday reads. I can read them over and over and they will always make me laugh, probably because it focuses on a shopaholic, and how I (along with many other friends who've read it) can relate to her irrational shopping experiences. Which reminds me, I do want to re-read them all.

The books aren't what you would call amazingly written and the plot is pretty easy to figure out. They don't require much brain power unlike some of the other novels i like to read...but I love them because they're fun. Remember Me is still only avaliable as a hardback, which is a bit pricy at £17.99 or £15.99 at Borders. Online, amazon are the cheapest at £9.99. I guess i will have to wait until it comes out in paperback...as the local library don't have a copy yet!

This story is about a girl (probably along the same lines as the Becky Bloomwood character who seems to be altered in different ways in non-shopaholic books) who wakes up from a coma after an accident and discovers shes married and is living the high life, but all is not as it seems and i am guessing she will be trying to regain her old life.

While I've not found her other books to hit quite the same spot (Can you keep a secret, The Undomestic Goddess) they are still enjoyable reads. Perfect for when you need something to distract yourself when you have a horrible dissertation looming over you.
They are also making the shopaholic series into movies, so I hope they will live up to the books...I will go and see them but I'm a bit sceptical when it comes to books into movies. However countless other books turned movies have done well. We shall see!

2 comments:

  1. ha, I read the shopaholic series, too and loved it!
    especially those letters from her bank at the beginning are hillarious!
    plus you can go back to oscar wilde later.. ;)

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  2. I love them, I read that the shopaholic movie is going to be all americanised (Isla Fisher to play American Becky) and set in NY which is a little disappointing!

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