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Becky Brandon (n�e Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true - a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought - two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.She can create havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite worBecky Brandon (n�e Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true - a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought - two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.She can create havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite word is 'Mine', and she's even started bidding for designer bags on ebay.On top of everything else, there's a big financial crisis. People are having to Cut Back - including all of Becky's personal shopping clients - and she and Luke are still living with Becky's Mum and Dad. To cheer everyone up, Becky decides to throw a surprise birthday party - on a budget - but then things become really complicated.Who will end up on the naughty step, who will get a gold star and will Becky's secret wishes come true?...

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ISBN : 9780593059807
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Number of Pages : 392 Pages
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Mini Shopaholic Reviews

  • kari
    2018-11-14 13:03

    Becky Brandon(nee Bloomwood)got on my very last nerve in this book. She seems so selfish, so self-involved that I had trouble liking her and since the book is from her viewpoint I need to like her, at least a little bit. She lies to everyone,from her husband to her parents to her child's nanny to the administrator of her friend's child's school(although that lie was actually done to be kind). I started to wonder if she was even capable of telling the truth or whether she even knew what the truth was. Her insane notion that her husband would send her child far away to a boot camp when he's already told her he wouldn't do that just really irritated me. And speaking of her husband, he is almost non-existent in this book until the final chapters. I missed him as he is a great counter-balance to the flippety Becky. He needs to be there more than he was in this book.I keep hoping that Becky will begin to grow up and realize she simply can't have everything she wants, even if she can find some scheme to make it happen. I want her to see that at some point and let go of her nonsense and her rooms full of clothing and accessories. I want her to embrace her family and friends with the same passion that she does her stuff.Oh well, maybe next time.

  • Jacqui
    2018-12-06 15:05

    I've always enjoyed the Shopaholic series, as it's a great beach read. Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is a zany character who gets in scrapes, but is ultimately lovable.Perhaps that was true for the first 5 books in the series. By this point, the schtick has worn down to a nub. Becky is a materialistic liar and she becomes less sympathetic with each book. A more stable woman would have been deserted at this point in real life, or even in any good book. Not only is she the Poster Child for financial and personal irresponsibility, she's raising a daughter who's going in the same path.From reading the book jacket and the first ten pages, I was able to predict the end. Hopefully, this will be the final book in the Shopaholic series (they made a dreadful film out of the first one); it's the same story over and over again...Bex gets into a scrape, lies her way into an even deeper hole, and her long-suffering parents and husband rescue her just in time! Fun the first five times...let's just say the 6th time is not the charm.

  • Francie
    2018-11-09 13:45

    Confessions of a Shopaholic was the first chick lit book I read. It is the ONLY chick lit series I still read (I started feeling that chick lit was all the same). I love Becky!! Her life is always a total mess, she digs herself into massive holes..and yet, she has the biggest heart. I love that about her. Becky does get on my nerves every now & then. But for the most part, I do love her. As for this book, it was A LOT better than the Sister & Baby. I thought Sister was truly awful!! (I can't stand Jess!!!) Baby was okay, nothing great. I don't think Mini Shopaholic was great..but it was a lot more enjoyable!! I laughed during some parts for a good 10 mins!! I had tears running down my face. The last Sophie book that did that to me was The Undomestic Goddess!! So it's been awhile, lol!! Minnie wasn't as awful as I thought she was going to be. Luke was totally horrible!! Seriously, he needs to chill out. Becky's mom-wow!! I don't even know what to say about her. Elinor shocked me. She does have a heart!! I did feel bad for her. Danny-omfg, he needs a reality check. I was sad that Suze wasn't in the it as much. I love her!! I am looking forward to the next one!!

  • CarolynStorer
    2018-11-10 14:00

    3.5 StarsI don't usually read books in this genre any more, but I will always make an exception for Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series. I adore Becky Bloomwood. She's a character I find hard not to like with her scatty personality and her inability to walk by a designer store without making a purchase. It was this aspect to Becky's character that made me pick up the first book in this series, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, as I could identify well (a bit too well!) with Becky and her retail therapy issues. It also cemented Becky as one of my favourite characters.Mini Shopaholic is basically in the same format as the other books in the series: Becky using every excuse in the book to keep shopping and up to her elbows in secrets, and fighting to keep those secrets from coming out, but of course everything goes horribly wrong.In this instalment we see Becky as a mother, raising her two year old daughter, Minnie, who is slightly wayward and becoming too fond of materialistic items like her mummy, with her husband, Luke. Becky is still the same fun, vivid character but motherhood has not helped her become more economical. In fact, she now has excuses to shop more by buying items for Minnie. Some of the scenarios are just so funny they had me giggling out loud. Minnie is cute as a button and Luke is as patient as always.Becky is also trying to plan a surprise birthday party for Luke, without spending any money...which of course leads to complete fiasco and a book which reads like a screwball comedy. There are many more humourous situations and a strew of events that had me shaking my head with affectionate disbelief at what Becky was saying and doing. There's also the usual great dialogue and prose, which is incredibly smooth making Mini Shopaholic a very easy, fast read.VERDICT:Mini Shopaholic is a wonderful escape from real life and a total roller coaster ride - this book is never dull, and although it occasionally borders on the ridiculous, I just can't help but love it!There is nothing new here - we have seen it all before in previous books - but I didn't mind, it was like slipping on a comfy pair of slippers and it felt great. I love Becky Bloomwood with all her manic, self-destructive quirks. Sophie Kinsella is still at the top of her game and for me still the best in the genre.

  • Talia
    2018-12-09 12:09

    Becky Brandon (neé Bloomwood) is back, and with her two year old Minnie in tow. Unfortunately, Minnie seems to be a bigger shopoholic than Becky is, proclaiming everything in the stores “MINE!” As a result, Luke is stressed out, and a financial crisis doesn’t help the situation. Becky wants to throw a surprise party for Luke, but with the financial crisis, a strict budget, and a “spirited” daughter, how can she?Something about this book really bugged me. Maybe it was the fact that Becky takes no responsibility or takes discipline with Minnie, other than saying “naughty Minnie!” Yes, she’s two. But I hate it when mothers think their daughters are special snowflakes, calling them “spirited” in lieu of actually being a parent. Also, Becky’s shopping addition is finally growing thin on me. Girl needs some help. And why are Becky and Luke together? The lone one good thing Becky does over the course of a year makes up for being a vapid, lying clotheshorse in debt? Luke must reeeeeeally like her.I’ll still read the next book, though.

  • Angela Risner
    2018-11-15 16:01

    I enjoyed the Shopaholic novels, although I wondered how much lying one character could do in a book. Well, Sophie Kinsella has taken that challenge and upped the ante in this new tome.I don't know, maybe it's the recession, maybe it's the fact that I've been out of a job for almost two years, maybe it's the fact that I can't stand bratty children, but this was not my favorite Kinsella offering.First of all, it's probably a bit too close to reality. Becky, her long-suffering hubby Luke, and their two year old monster toddler are living with Becky's hapless parents until the lawsuit from the debacle in the last book is settled. Becky has managed to take over every spot of space with her belongings, and somehow misses out on the fact that her parents have put their lives on hold while she and her family are there.Second of all, Becky hasn't learned a thing and is now passing on bad habits to a child. In other words, she is spoiling her child. Even her husband, Luke, is disturbed by this and wants to seek outside help, a la SuperNanny. But Becky refuses to see that her child is a problem, most likely because it will reflect badly on her.Finally, she nearly costs Luke's assistant her job, as she pushes her to divulge confidential information. Again, Becky doesn't think about consequences.Yes, maybe I am over-analyzing chick lit. Maybe I am expecting too much. Like I said, it could just be because it's a bit too realistic right now. I couldn't escape into this world like I usually can.Overall, a disappointment.

  • Leah
    2018-11-13 13:39

    Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze. She thought herself and Minnie would just shop all day every day. What Becky didn't count on though was Minnie's tenaciousness and determination when it comes to the things she wants (her favourite word is "mine"). Not to mention Luke, Becky's husband, has had a stressful year. In a bit to cheer him up, Becky hits on the idea to throw him a surprise birthday party but as always with Becky, things don't quite go according to plan and soon her surprise birthday party isn't looking like a party at all. Until salvation comes... Will Becky swallow her pride and admit she needs help, and more importantly, will Becky be able to keep the party a secret?Since reading Shopaholic and Baby when it came out in 2007, I've been eagerly awaiting a new Becky Bloomwood adventure. She is, by far, my favourite female character ever so when it was announced last year that we were finally getting a new Shopaholic novel I was thrilled and it immediately shot up on my list of "books I can't wait for". I was thrilled to receive an early copy a month before its release and I set about reading the other Shopaholic books so I could dive right into Mini Shopaholic. And believe me, I wasn't disappointed.I cannot get over the fact that it's been three years since the last Shopaholic book. I rather sincerely hope Sophie Kinsella doesn't wait that long next time! I love her stand-alone books, don't get me wrong, but when it comes to Becky Bloomwood I would happily read a book a month about her. Obviously with such high expectations, I was a little bit worried about whether I would love it as much as the other books but thankfully I quickly got into the book. In fact I was laughing from the first page, which is always a good sign. The laughs definitely continued throughout the book so it was as if Becky had never left! I did think that with the title of Mini Shopaholic that the book was going to be dedicated entirely to Becky and Minnie - and their shopping exploits of course - but that wasn't the main plot at all. Minnie and her like of the word "mine" is prominent to the book but the book seems, to me, to be more focused on Becky wanting Luke to have a surprise party for his birthday after the year he's had. There's been no book between Shopaholic and Baby and Mini Shopaholic and there's a gap of two years, so a lot has gone on in the intermittent time, but Becky explains it all to us and Luke - and Becky and Minnie - have had a heck of a time so Becky decides that Luke should, for once, celebrate his birthday and decides to organise a secret party. Because it's Becky organising the party, things never go to plan and we're with her all the way as she tries to arrange it all, so there's the usual chaos which I just lapped it all up.All of the characters from the previous books return, as you would expect. Becky is as loveable as ever, and it really does feel as if she's a close friend. Because Kinsella has inserted the financial crisis into the latest book, Becky ends up cutting back and I liked how Becky tried, very hard, to stick to the promise she made Luke. Although it does seem to be that the motto 'Once a Shopaholic, always a Shopholic' definitely applies to Becky, particularly when it comes to Luke's party. Throughout the previous books, it seems that Luke is only ever known to be working; constantly missing things and always having his phone to his ear and despite the fact it continues in Mini Shopaholic, I do think we saw a bit more of him than usual. He's had a tough time and I felt so sad for him for all that had happened while we've been away from the Brandon family. Becky's parents and friends return and I must mention Becky's parents. God, I love them. All they seem to do is bicker but it seems to be good-natured more than anything and they're hilarious. Suze, Tarkie and the kids are back, as well as Danny, Becky's fashion designer friend. Mini Shopaholic is as well-written as the other books, told entirely from Becky's point of view, in a really easy chatty manner with letters interspersed throughout. Kinsella is such a fantastic writer, and manages to suck me in any time. She could write a book about paint and I'd love it. Mini Shopaholic has been well worth the wait and I managed to finish it pretty much in one sitting. The ending gives me hope for another Shopaholic, whenever Kinsella decides to write it, so here's hoping Becky Bloomwood will live to feature in another book! My life would be completely empty without her and I'm rather gutted I've actually finished Mini Shopaholic. I can't wait to read it again soon! An absolute must-read for all Shopaholic fans!

  • Blair
    2018-11-20 15:09

    There's nothing special about this book or the other 5 books of the series,actually there's a selfish character that i would never like.That's Becky Brandon(nee Bloomwood).She got on my nerves most of the time,but i never stopped reading.I wanted to read until the end and hoping all the time that she changed her ways.And f*ck,she did't.Then why 4 stars ??Because i always like a funny character who makes me laugh.A book that's not depressing,that can make you forget about your problems.And besides there's Luke.I would give these books 3 stars if he didn't exist(in the books),but he does so yeahh 4 stars

  • Maggie
    2018-11-25 10:03

    **3.5 stars really but what the hell, I'm feeling generous. Rounding this up to 4 stars for making me laugh after the doom and gloom of my previous novels.**The Shopaholic books aren't going to change your world, but they're fun and airy. I read the previous 5 Shopaholic books back-to-back one weekend* last year and by the 3rd book, Becky Bloomwood went from endearing to irritating. However, even at her most maddening (like, seriously, she still doesn't realize she has a shopping problem?), Sophie Kinsella writes Becky with such energy and pluck that no matter how much eye-rolling I do in the middle, I always come back around by the end of the book. Mini Shopaholic was no different, although the year off from Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood allowed me to regard her and her mini-me, Minnie, with more patience and affection.I hate the term "chick-lit" -- I'd much rather compare books to drinks, so this is cocktail- or apple martini-lit. It's fun, it's sweet, and you can't take it (or yourself) too seriously. And you will end up giggling in spite of yourself. And who doesn't need a cocktail every once in awhile? (I totally had one before I started this review -- ha! ...In case the 10th "and" didn't tip you off.) In conclusion, I have nothing more to add to this review. Eat, drink, read!*A long weekend, obviously. I'm not a robot!

  • Lauren
    2018-11-25 08:48

    I am very addicted to the shopaholic series- I read all five in less than two weeks!! I can't wait for this one to be released...

  • PurplyCookie
    2018-11-11 10:49

    In the latest installment to the Shopaholic series, Rebecca Brandon returns with willful two-year-old Minnie, who has taken after her mother in her fierce determination and her addiction to luxury brands. When the financial crisis finally hits the Brandon family, Rebecca vows to stop shopping until she's worn everything in her closet at least three times; Luke scrambles for new business directions; and Minnie remains exceptionally difficult (Miiiiiine!!!). Becky used to be young, silly and funny. But now she's an adult, she's a mother and what was cute when she was in her early twenties is now really immature and sad. It made me almost sick to read about how she put her daughter in debt (not serious debt to the bank, but still) and effectively passed her shopping addiction on to Minnie, lied to her family and friends and put on a huge expensive party when she was supposed to cut back on her spending.Obviously the books are about shopping and about Becky getting in trouble and how she gets out of it, but I would like to see some growth in her character. She should realize she has an addiction and deal with it. I can't believe Luke is still letting her run around spending so much money, isn't he supposed to be the reasonable one?Not to mention that at this point the reader has to wonder: Is she ever going to learn?Book Details: Title Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6)Author Sophie KinsellaReviewed By Purplycookie

  • Friends ofLinebaugh Library
    2018-12-08 09:45

    Normally I love Becky!! She is one of my favorite characters. Her life is always a complete and utter mess with these massive holes she digs herself into...and yet she has the biggest heart and only does it because she means well. I really used to love that about her. This time around, however, Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) got on my ever lovin' nerves like no one else could! She came off being completely selfish and self-involved. I was sorely disappointed and really I had trouble liking her as I used to. Seeing as how all the books are told from her viewpoint it is essential for the reader to to like her, at least a little bit. All she seems to be able to do is lie to everyone...even herself! I always knew she was a little like this but this time it was WAY out of control. I actually began to wonder if she was even capable of telling the truth or whether she truly believed all of these lies as actual fact in her own little world. I was disappointed that Luke was pretty much MIA in this book until the final chapters. He is usually such a great counter-balance to Becky that perhaps that was the real issue with this book. Without Suze or Luke to even things out Becky just goes mad! I kept wishing in between the last book and this one that Becky would begin to grow and mature now that she is a mother and realize she simply can't have everything she wants like her spoiled toddler does...wonder where she learned THAT from! This book while quite enjoyable since I always get a kick out of the Shopaholic series, was my least favorite. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Elinore really does have a heart after all! Hopefully the next book will be better and that this isn't a sign of one of my favorite series taking a nose-dive.

  • Uci
    2018-11-27 07:58

    It's a bit disappointing. After five books in the series, you'd think there will be a character development. Becky is 29 yo now, with a child. But having a child doesn't stop her from being childish. She's still the same old Becky who acts without thinking and creating disaster after disaster, unnecessarily. And the lying! Come on, after five books...don't you think it gets boring?And this book shouldn't be titled Mini Shopaholic. In the end, it's all about throwing a big surprise party for Luke. Not that I have a grudge against Luke! He's adorable as ever. In fact, I still don't understand how a smart, sharp, rational lad -not to mention rich- like Luke could fall for Becky. Yeah, jealousy jealousy :DI think the sole purpose of this book is to prolong the series. Everyone knows Shopaholic is a massive hit. There! I've said it. And.... what?Ummm, yes, of course I had a laugh reading it. Well, okay, a good laugh. Happy now?Yeah, yeah, sometimes I waited impatiently for my husband to come home so I could snatch the iPad and resume my reading. It's a good read after a long day, okay? You can't blame me for that.Eh? Yes, of course I like Luke. He's fab. I've mentioned it earlier, haven't I? What? Yeah, I know it's Becky Blomwood. The misguided, unpolished, impulsive, foolish Becky. What did I expect, you say? Well I... Alright now, I get your point, love. You don't have to be so hysterical. I was going to give this a 3 star rating before you interrupted me. Okay? Drama over? Good.Well, I guess I'll see you around in Becky's next adventure. Back to US, perhaps? What? Who's babbling? Is it suppose to be a secret? But you would have surmised....okay, okay, zip it, this conversation is over.

  • Joya
    2018-12-04 07:50

    The ending of this book keeps you from regretting pushing through to finish. However, all in all the book was annoying. Unless this is your first shopaholic book you will definitely find all of Becky's 'quirks' hugely annoying rather than charming. Basically Becky is an annoying whiny b**ch, Minnie is a spoiled brat and Luke is a neglectful a**hole. And her parents... made me want to go home and hug my own parents.For fiction, especially chick lit, it's really hard to say a character should know better because it is just that... a character. However, Becky should know better.Also, now that she's financially stable her buying habits really aren't that dramatic. And, without being spoily any of her past solutions, especially the one in her first book, would have worked here. I know it's part of the *shopaholic* series but I really think this book would have been more enjoyable if the focus was on the party challenges instead of trying to force the shopaholic aspect.

  • Nina Draganova
    2018-11-13 11:43

    С всяка следваща книга от серията, ми става все по-трудно да се разделя с любимите герои.Пренесох се напълно в щурия свят на Беки и сега ще ми липсва много.Изпълни мрачния зимен месец февруари със смях и топлота.На моменти се хващам , че поведението ми се доближава до нейното. Не,нямам предвид пазаруването ( въпреки , че не би ми било трудно ). При всички случаи е страхотно да правиш нещата с усмивка и чувство за хумор. Култовата идея в тази част е как въведе доставката на луксозните дрехи на клиентките си под формата на факс хартия или материали за почистване, за да останат в тайна от мрънкащите съпрузи.Сложи преграда пред Беки и ще намериш някое гениално решение.Остава само да си припомня какви ги вършеше в Холивуд.

  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    2018-12-08 15:44

    Why, hello there Rebecca Bloomwood, the most extravagant, spendthrift lady in the world, we meet again!Two years ago, I’ve already read her first 5 books (Shopaholic series), (review links found in my blog - https://imacoffeeholicbookworm.wordpr...) but I wasn’t able to read Mini-Shopaholic immediately afterwards. A month ago, we did some renovations in our house and found some of my old books and soon, I saw myself flipping the pages about the tiniest shopaholic in town!Like Mother, like daughter, I must say! Minnie, at her tender age of 2 already knew about online shopping and would not settle for anything less than Balenciaga or Baby Dior. And before I forget, have I mentioned that this adorable Minnie already wreaked havoc everywhere she went, from a shopping mall, to Santa’s places even to her own christening!On top of this, there had been a major financial crisis in their country causing distress in her husband Luke’s career. To make it up to him, Becky decided to throw a surprise birthday bash for Luke, amid being penniless and being too proud to ask for help. In the end, Becky was able to settle her dilemma with the assistance of the last person she intended to ask for help.Yeah, it was a reeling Becky Bloomwood Brandon experience again. The woman who couldn’t last a day without shopping. I don’t know if it made matters worse, but Becky and her daughter, Minnie, who’s favorite expression is “Miiine!! (Mine!), was certainly making me nauseous and eager to do early Christmas shopping this time of the year.I loved this book, I don’t know about you, but I really liked this. Although I still have the love-hate feeling for Becky Brandon, her Mini-Me daughter Minnie brought a smile to my face. A really fun and light read, I was able to finish reading the book within 24 hours! Sophie Kinsella never fails to make me happy! I need to get my hands on Shopaholic To the Stars and Shopaholic To the Rescue soon!!

  • Ciara
    2018-11-15 11:04

    i wish that this series would just run its course, but tragically, the last few pages set the stage for yet another sequel in which becky & her family have obnoxious adventures in hollywood. i feel like sophie kinsella made an attempt to ground her protagonist, becky, in modern times by setting her adventures against a background of economic panic & recession, but somehow, that made becky's hijinks even more annoying.becky's daughter, minnie, is two in this book, & well on her way to being a spoiled, materialistic brat. in some ways, she is a typical toddler who is just testing boundaries & obviously can't be expected to comprehend the value of a dollar, but becky's terrible, indulgent parenting was painful to read. & a running subplot was becky's desire for another child. her husband, luke, is reluctant to accede to this wish. he says that minnie is such a little terror, he is worried about having the energy for a second child, but eventually it comes out (through the aid of an expensive celebrity nanny consultant) that he has abandonment issues thanks to his mother & is worried that he won't have enough love to offer a second child. how about being concerned that becky is a terrible mother who should have never been allowed to have one child, let alone two?the real plot of the book centered on becky's desire to organize a surprise party for luke's birthday. what starts as an off-the-cuff idea becomes a hysterical obsession after becky's long-suffering friends & family make it clear that they don't believe becky is capable of organizing a surprise party. her attempts to prove them wrong drive her on to new heights (read: lows) of lying & manipulation. it's not cute. it's not funny. it's not charming. in the earlier "shopaholic" books, becky was irresponsible, yes, but she was engaging & even likeable. it appears that kinsella felt the need to amp up becky's character traits with each successive book to the point that her materialism & pathological lying have become a shrill whine not unlike a dentist's drill. i don't understand why luke stays married to her or how she has any friends or supporters. becky is incapable of handling any problem in her life by employing the truth. & while she is always caught out in her lies eventually, everyone humors her by chuckling along & allowing her to believe that her hateful foibles are adorable.sophie kinsella used to be one of my favorite chick lit authors, for when i needed a fun, fluffy novel full of escapism. but this was just painful.

  • Winna
    2018-11-28 10:07

    I'm a big fan of the ever so hilarious Shopaholic series.I don't know whether I'm the one who's changed, or the series are not that great anymore. It used to be so funny and thrilling. This one's still funny, and the last half of the book quite a madcap adventure, as some reviewers call it, but the rest is flat, boring, and I don't find myself loving the adventure I'm in, at all.Becky, as a mid 20s, single woman with an independent career, albeit with a huge credit card debt, I'm fine with it. Becky, nearly 30, married woman with a suspension at work, a 2 year old spoiled daughter, still with the debt and more to come, I'm not so sure. She's not setting a good example at all, and she's still delusional, insane, and even more so in this book. We're talking about Luke's party at length in this book, and although the party turns out to be quite sensational in the end, her behavior just doesn't cut it. I find myself disliking the rest of the characters too - Mum, the source of Becky's irate behavior, Jess, who's getting some spotlights but they're so boring, Suze, who's supposed to be more sensible but turns almost dim in this book, Danny, the selfish designer, Minnie, the crazy spoiled child, and I can go on... my favorite character remains, Luke, but even he's getting the insecurity bug, follows the crazy antics of his in law family, and also doing things that don't make sense.Despite what a madcap adventure I get from the last half of the book, I'm still not sure the charm of the series holds. Becky has got to grow up. She has got to stop getting herself in trouble and not always get out of it the easy way. Though if you ask me, once she's grown up, I'm not sure the shopaholic series will be fun any longer :)

  • Alaina Meserole
    2018-12-02 12:42

    Okay, I need to get a few things off my chest before I dive into this review:First off this book, Mini Shopaholic is a reread. Second, I'm definitely rating it higher than I did the first time I read it. And third, I freaking love Minnie.What would you expect the child of Rebecca Brandon's to be like?! Oh, exactly like her. A little mini Rebecca. However, I just love the amount of sass this child gives off. Yeah, Minnie is a two year old but hell she knows what she wants and that's shopping and starbucks. If I could get a whole series about Minnie I would probably die and fall even more in love with her.Other than Becky's crazy shenanigans, there's Luke who somehow never misses a beat when it comes to his wife and child. Hell he knew about his "secret surprise party" and still tried to mess a little of it up. I love how is he definitely more there in his relationship and less naive when it comes to other women in his life. Seriously the past couple of books kind of made me dislike the guy but he definitely gained some points back with this book. Even though they both kept some secrets from each other, Mini Shopaholic doesn't disappoint. I was laughing my ass off since page one - especially reading the letters that Bex receives. I could totally see her writing those crazy ass letters too. Again, I loved this book (obviously way more than I did last year) and I could totally see myself rereading this series later on in my life. But now I just want more Minnie in my life. Also more Elinor because she was definitely less of a bitch in this book. I NEED MORE!

  • Aleida Oskam
    2018-11-16 12:03

    One of the first book series I enjoyed reading. So I liked this one as well. I read it a long time ago already but wanted to re-read it before I started reading Shopaholic to the Stars. This story was a usually Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) story which I really enjoyed reading. Really looking forward to reading the next book!

  • Fiona
    2018-11-09 11:46

    !!!! becky's daughter is a shopaholic too or? can't wait!!

  • Katherine 黄爱芬
    2018-11-10 12:47

    Well, siapa sangka saya masih menyukai serial Shopaholic ini. Two thumbs up. Banyak hal yg bisa dipelajari dari novel ini. Dgn memiliki anak spt Minnie, kita pasti berpikir anak ini adalah bencana berjalan dan bom waktu yg kapan saja bisa meledak, mencederai dan bikin kezel orang yg kena imbasnya. Tidak bisa sepenuhnya kita menyalahkan perilaku Minnie yg ekstrim (jika menginginkan sesuatu) krn tabiatnya saja. Pola didik lingkungan sekitar si anak turut berperan membentuk perangai ajaibnya tsb. Jangan selalu menyalahkan faktor genetika kalau sbg orangtua saja kita tidak mawas diri terhadap perkembangan si anak. Sisi baiknya Luke waspada terhadap perilaku Minnie tetapi sayangnya lengah terhadap kecanduan belanja Becky yg tidak terkontrol tsb.Yg saya salut adalah Becky selalu sarat ide baik yg ajaib maupun yg cemerlang. Dan kegigihan serta pantang menyerahnya patut kita kagumi saat dia mengatur pesta kejutan ulangtahun utk Luke, suaminya. Walau sedang tongpes, Becky selalu berusaha memutar otak dan inovatif utk mencari solusinya. Yg saya suka, author berhasil meletakkan Becky pd jalan yg sudah nyaris buntu, dan berhasil memutarbalikkan keadaan yg mustahil menjadi hal yg terjadi dan membahagiakan. Lagi-lagi author dgn cerdas menyisipkan bhw kebaikan hati yg tulus dan tanpa pamrih pasti akan mendapatkan pahala. Sebenci-bencinya Becky pd Elinor (ibu kandung Luke), dia tetap berusaha diam-diam mempertemukan Minnie dgn neneknya yg kaku ini. Dan lihatlah balasannya. Tanpa pamor dan kegigihan Elinor, mungkin Becky akan batal mengadakan pesta kejutan tsb. Seburuk-buruknya hubungan dgn ibu kandung/ibu mertua, pasti ada solusinya utk berbaikan.Pelajaran terakhir, jangan sombong atau gengsi meminta bantuan pd teman baik/kolega. Belum tentu kita bisa mengerjakan semuanya sendiri dgn sumber daya yg kita miliki sendiri atau dgn semua ide cemerlang yg ada (ide barter itu masih tetap paling konyol dan saya masih tidak bisa berhenti ngikik kalau ingat hal tsb).

  • Kathryn
    2018-11-23 10:39

    This is the sixth adventure I've shared with Becky Brandon (nae Bloomwood) but she felt like an old friend after the very first book so it hardly needs to be said that I always enjoy spending time with her. She is funny, warmhearted and prone to snafus; and now, she is married, happily employed at The Look as a personal shopper, and mother to two-year-old Minnie, who is becoming quite the mini-shopaholic herself. But, while Becky may be a shopaholic, hubby Luke is a workaholic and their relationship seems a bit strained in consequence. Becky wants to plan a fabulous surprise party for him but, being Becky, she runs into so many snags, not only in terms of the party planning but in keeping it a secret. By the end, we are all on pins and needles wondering if it's going to turn out! Oh, and did I mention the slight issue of the financial crisis hitting England—and putting more than a slight dent in Becky's pocketbook and party budget. Will she be able to keep her promise of not buying anything new for herself--not even a new dress for Luke's party!? Will the pom-poms she's making out of old plastic shopping bags really turn out to be the fun and economical party accessory she hopes they'll be? And will Luke find out the secrets--not only about the party but about the fact that Becky has agreed to meet with Elinor (Luke's estranged biological mother) to let her see her granddaughter Minnie at long last?Much as I love Becky, and Kinsella's style, I must admit that by this time I would have liked Becky to wise up just a little bit more regarding her shopaholic tendencies and the fact that money doesn't grow on trees. It all seems just a tad bit redundant at this point, and the "lessons" that Becky "The Girl in the Green Scarf" Bloomwood learned in the original book need some repeating. It's all a bit like watching "I Love Lucy"--you know Lucy is going to mess things up, you know there will be some fiasco as a result, but somehow her winning personality and big-heartedness will put things to right, and Ricky may roll his eyes and say "ay-yay-yai!" but he will give her a big hug and a smooch at the end. And though if we were friends with Lucy in real life, we'd probably get more than a little frustrated with her, since we're just being entertained by her, we can laugh and shrug off the lack of character development. I found myself a little unnerved by one of the plot developments, especially given the fuss that was made in the beginning of the book about Cutting Back on Expenses and the financial crisis, etc. Becky spends money like there's no tomorrow, and though her sister Jess is always on hand to remind her about the pitfalls of consumerism and the benefits of bartering, no one really listens to her. But, by the end of things, I was so caught up in wondering whether the surprise would come off, and what exactly it would be, that I didn't really mind how we got there. The end was pretty wonderful (as you know it would be; but with a little surprise even for us readers) and I ended up being happy with this installment in the Shopaholic series, setting my little qualms aside to enjoy myself. The end just begs for another episode in the adventures of Becky and I will probably sign up to go along when the time comes.

  • Daniela Soria
    2018-11-18 11:42

    Sorry not sorry I love theses books!

  • Melinda Elizabeth
    2018-12-10 12:45

    I was very excited to read this book. I've loved all of the other Shopaholic books, and was expecting the same amount of enjoyment out of this one. I finished this book feeling a little disappointed. The source of my disappointment is a little diffficult to pinpoint. I feel as though Sophie has used the excuse "Oh but that's what Becky's character is about!" too many times and Becky's antics are getting old.The redeeming feature of the book was the exploration of Elinor's character. I liked seeing the softer side of Elinor, and she saved the day without expecting anything in return. It was an unexpected twist in the story, but one that was perfect.I expected more to happen with the GFC storyline, I wanted to see Becky going through her wardrobe ebaying all her clothes!Minnie reminded me of every horror child you see in a shopping centre who is a brat and who drives you insane - the fact that Becky was ok wit her child's behaviour (or was nonchalant about it at the best of times) was also a little irritating. The kid was buying things on the internet for crying out loud! But again, the Minnie storyline would be filed under "But that's what makes Becky, Becky!" and it just doesn't cut it for me anymore.I felt the same about the incident at "The Look". Shop in private was a great idea, but I was cringing at her audacity to ask for a raise when it was clear she was going to be in trouble. I also feel it's time for Becky to get a new career, she just seems like a glorified sales assistant and I want her to be a little smarter than that. I hope the next novel comes good on a few points - a) Luke and Becky buying a house, 2) Understanding what Elinor did to Luke to make him so angry, 3) I want to see more Danny, and 4) Jess and her adopted baby.I'm not going to avoid further shopaholic books, but I hope Sophie can shake the tried and tested storylines up a little bit and breathe some fresh air into the series.

  • Sam Still Reading
    2018-11-24 10:04

    I have a love-hate relationship with Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood). She must be one of the most frustrating characters in chick lit fiction. She’s silly, selfish and runs off on the wildest tangents, getting herself into all sorts of trouble…yet I pick up the latest book in the Shopaholic series at the earliest opportunity. Why? Is it because Becky shops the way we would all like to- buy now, remorse much, much later? Is it because she can’t –or won’t- restrain her shopping habit? I don’t know.Shopaholic fans will be pleased to note that Becky hasn’t restrained her shopping habits despite the addition to the family of her daughter, Minnie. Minnie loves shopping too (her favourite word is ‘Miiiiiiiiiiiiiine!’) and has the ability to hail cabs, bid on eBay and get her way at two years old. To me, she seems rather feral and Becky’s husband Luke seems to think so too. Enter a nanny and then a Supernanny to sort her out.But there’s big chunks of the book where Minnie seems to be missing (or being unusually well-behaved in the background) when Becky is sorting out shopping in a recession (including going to a pound shop for the first time- imagine what she’d be like in Daiso!) or organising a party for Luke’s birthday, which all goes wrong in true Becky fashion. The twist at the end was a little un-Becky like to me, perhaps it proves that Mrs Brandon is growing up after all. Of course, there is a nice setup for a sequel too…Fans will be pleased to see the return of Jess, Tom, Becky’s parents, the next door neighbours and Luke’s mother, Elinor.The writing is easy to read and gets the point across well. It’s a fast read and would suit a holiday read or something to chill out with after work.

  • Johanna Kauhala
    2018-11-23 09:05

    Saimme tehtäväksi äikän tunnilla lukea valitsemansa romaanin ja valita siitä kohta ja kertoa siitä. Luin kirjan Minishoppaaja jonka on kirjoittanut Sophie Kinsella. Kirja kertoo kuun yksinhuoltaja äiti Becky ja hänen tyttärensä Minnie tykkäävät mennä ostoksille. Becky omistaa pukeutumispalvelun joka on menossa pilalle koska hänen ystävänsä Luke vatii shoppailulakkoa, kun taas samaan aikaan Beckyn asiakkaat ovat häviämässä. Becky oli sopinut Minnien kansa että siitä lähtien kun hän oli syntynyt hän oli saanut viikkorahaa, joka tietysti tarkoitti tekosyytä että Becky sai ostaa Minnielle kaiken minkä tämä halusi. Minnie oli itseppäinen täystuho mutta siltti äidin oma diiva.Oli hauska lukea kirjaa ja seurata mitä Minnie keksii Beckyn riesaksi seuraavaksi,kirjassa puhutaan oman bisneksen alottamisesta ja omasta mielestäni kirjassa puhutaan hyvin bisneksesta, kuinka vaikeaa mutta palkitsevaa se on, kuinka siinä voi menestyä ja hävitä ja kuinka oppii uusia asioita.omasta mielestäni oman bisneksen aloittaminen voi olla juuri kuin kirjassa on kerrottu, koska ei tietenkään omaa kokemusta ole. Oman bisneksen aloittaminen voi olla vaikeaa mutta moni myös menestyy sillä. Ja kunbisneksen aloittaa siihen tarvitsee rohkeutta ja myös omaa aikaansa hyvin paljon, ja toimivan järjestelyn että bisnes myös toimii.mutta kokonaisuudessaan pidin tarinasta ja siitä että kirjassa myös puhutiin järkevästä asiasta ja kirjan lopussa oli mukava tietää että Beckyn liike myös menestyi eikä asiakkaat hävinnyt, ja ettei Minnie ollut enää niin itseppäinen. ja tarina oli perustunut tosi tapahtumiin. johanna kauhala 8a

  • Jessica
    2018-12-08 08:41

    Becky Bloomwood is still up to her old antics, but this time she and Luke’s daughter Minnie is along for the ride!Minnie thinks everything is “Miiiine.” Becky’s parents just want Luke and her out of their home. And Becky just wants to do something nice for Luke! All of the usual characters are along for the ride, with some surprises in store.It should be known that I’ve completely adored all the other Shopaholic books. I remember spending a whole weekend home from college completely immersed in the first three books in the series. Becky has always reminded me of me, in a humorous way.However, I think the series would be better off without this book. At this point Becky should be a little bit more responsible as a mother and wife, but still fun. In reality? Everything she did irritated me! She lies to everyone, takes credits for someone else’s planning, and is in denial about her daughter being spoiled.Thankfully, it did have some of the light-hearted Becky moments we’re used to. I laughed, but mostly I was disgusted at some of her actions as a grown adult using childish techniques to get her way (and getting others in trouble because of it). Will there be another mini shopaholic on the way? No thanks.

  • Noella
    2018-11-19 12:09

    Fast forward 2 years and Minnie is a toddler who's out of control! I didn't find anything cute about Minnie. She was an absolute nightmare! I blame Rebecca for her bad parenting and Luke for his non-existent parenting. In this book I thought Becky became more immature and airheaded than ever. She hasn't come to terms with being a shopaholic and is teaching her kid all sorts of nonsense. It was funny for awhile but it grated on my nerves the longer it went. This book follows the same formula as the previous 5. Becky stirs up some trouble with her compulsive lying disorder but things are sorted out by the end. It wasn't a satisfying read because Becky ultimately learned nothing! (view spoiler)[A spending addiction program was hinted but Becky turns it down since the family is moving to Hollywood. (hide spoiler)]. I always enjoy the last few chapters the most because you get to appreciate how caring Becky can be, but these chapters don't last very long and you're sent back to square one in the next book. The Brandons are headed to Hollywood next and I can already imagine how crazy Becky and Minnie will be. Despite my complaints, I can't help but continue this series. I want to know how it will end (maybe there'll be a Minnie spin-off?)!

  • Love Fool
    2018-11-29 08:48

    Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping. Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is "Mine!" and she's even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge financial crisis. I'm sad to admit this but, I have a feeling my future daughter will become Minnie. I love to shop and shopping for baby/girl clothes is so much fun and they are so cute and tiny you just want everything and my poor daughter will inherit this curse/blessing. Maybe this series tugs at my heart strings because I can relate to Becky so much. I am Becky. My boyfriend is Luke. Scary, right? I really believe Sophie Kinsella has been stalking me while writing this series.