The Shopaholic So Far…

the shopaholic and sister

I finished reading three books from the Shopaholic series in the past few days (Boy! Am I impressed πŸ˜› ). I would have said that I was thoroughly addicted to the series but I didn’t find ‘Shopaholic ties the Knot‘ and ‘Shopaholic and Sister‘ very thrilling. I looovveed the first two book from the series but the last two books were a bitΒ exaggeratedΒ and I felt Becky had somehow lost her charm. I think my personal favourites are the annoying letters she gets from the bank managers. loll!! I want to cut those letters from the book and pin them in a file for me to read them again and again. πŸ˜›

Have already started reading ‘Shopaholic and baby.’ I have a feeling that this is going to be exciting. *fingers crossed* And no matter what I say about the books they are lovely light-hearted pageturners. I look forward to reading them after a long hectic day. πŸ™‚

Last week has particularly been quite stressful. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I really want to dine out somewhere nice. Sanjeev and I haven’t gone out anywhere this week.

Oh! I am totally addicted to Love Bites with Joey. She is sooo fabulous. I love her easy (at least they look easy :P) to follow recipes. She totally makes food sound so romantic. πŸ˜€ Although it’s quite irritating to see the two episodes getting repeated through out the week. But whatever. I am so trying her bruschetta recipe this weekend. It looks divine.

Anyone for lovely lemon tea? πŸ™‚ How has your week been?

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33 Responses to The Shopaholic So Far…

  1. Ramya says:

    Rati, loved reading the review. I agree that the books get a bit monotonous after the first few n v end up getting annoyed with Becky…But a stressbuster at the end of the day without doubt πŸ™‚
    I couldn’t read them continously though. I found that I enjoyed them more when I read other books in between n took breaks… πŸ™‚
    Rati.. Please pick up The Meaning Of Sunglasses by Hadley Freeman. Not a fiction but her writing style had me in splits at times.. A must read for fashion lovers! πŸ™‚
    Awww… Have a good weekend Rati… Sometimes we dont even realise that we’re stressed na.. Bcoz we’d be so busy… I’m planning to hit the sales n empty my wallet LOL πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      actually ramya, i guess i would be too impatient if i dont finish up the series. πŸ˜› i bought chasing harry winston the other day and would read that after this series is over. πŸ˜€

      I’d pick the one your suggested after this. πŸ™‚

      i know ramya. actually it has been quite a busy week. so guess i must unwind toward the weekend. πŸ™‚

      hihihi. i did some shopping from asos sale. Sales are maddening. must check. πŸ˜€

      • Rati says:

        you dint send me the skirt piccys?

        • Ramya says:

          Oh! Will send by today… πŸ™‚ Ghar mein painting was going on n couldnt click properly in all that dust!
          Ur skirt was the best in asos. U have awesome taste πŸ™‚

          • Rati says:

            the sad part is that it is reduced to 50 percent now. chalo atleast some people would be able to pick it up. πŸ™‚ thanks πŸ™‚

            dont worry, send it when you find time. πŸ™‚

  2. Tara says:

    Happens with me too…and bruschetta is so yum…been long since I had one. Week is hectic and disturbing…Rati what you do when you are disturbed with something? I’m so sick of this thing and it has been bothering me for a while…and so have lost the power to deal with it i feel πŸ™ πŸ™

    • Rati says:

      awww!!! actually i leave everything and sit down to think. Honestly with everything happening around you, you cannot concentrate on a problem or find a solution to it. Hope you ge through this soon. *hugs**

  3. calicoaster says:

    Loved reading the review Rati… Would surely read the series now..and I loved the last pic!! πŸ˜€

  4. Nandini says:

    I’d love some lemon tea πŸ˜› been so sick for the past three days! I should check out this series πŸ˜€ sounds good. And the ASOS sale is online I suppose? πŸ™ anyway I’m gonna go on a shoe shopping spree at Catwalk and Inc. 5 hopefully, need to stock up!! Work is rather hectic so not getting time for myself. Rati, do you know any other sites that are good for buying clothes (Indian sites)? I’m sick of FnU πŸ˜›

    • Rati says:


      I am not a huge online shopping person but i love (since i know my sizes now πŸ˜› ) . asos is good. you should give it a try! πŸ™‚ i so wish zara starts online shopping.

      and you SHOULD check out the series πŸ™‚

  5. Fab says:

    Those pics are lovely, you’re making me crave lemon tea right now!!! Yeah, those two are the least interesting of the series. Wasn’t very impressed with ‘Mini Shopaholic’ either, though I could relate on quite a few points with Becky!! The first one is my fav :-). Please do an ‘End of Season Sale’ related post, so we get to know where the best deals are πŸ™‚

  6. pia says:

    great review rati πŸ™‚
    im reading shoppaholic ties the knot πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ my flipkart delievery of the undomestic goddess and twenties girl came in yesterday πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    sales r sooo maddening.. tomo is my week off from work.. full on plan to hit the mall and check out promod and c & k πŸ˜‰

    what r ur plans for weekend..

    • Rati says:

      yay!! enjoy reading pia. It’s so much fun we all are reading and sharing about your books. It feels like a mini book club. πŸ˜€

      enjoyy your shopping. so far no plans. And it sounds good to my ears. πŸ˜›

      • Pia says:

        Hehe!! Im glad we have a forum here to discuss our fav topics.. Fashion, food and books.. πŸ˜€

        wish zara had a store in calcutta.. Atleast koi online shopping toh ho.. Tell me na rati.. Whr will i get chanel stuff online????????

  7. pia says:

    ramya.. i ckecked flipkart for meaning of sunglasses.. its out of stock currently πŸ™

  8. Dita says:

    Lovely review!

  9. Janhavi says:

    Awww I actually love these pics ! Pics of books always make me so happy happy ! Ive been drowning in some old school Julie Garwood type romance books so its been alot of fun πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Its been raining well and good here so thats also been great. On the downside alot of the rain has been at night πŸ™

    I’d love some lemon tea πŸ˜€ especially in that gorgeous cup !

    • Rati says:

      J doooooo, it’s been pouring here too. It’s so awesome. i went out and got drenched a bit.. teeny bit but it was so awesome. πŸ˜€

      That tea cup is a part of tea set. sometimes when sanjeev and i want to behave all English, we do the whole tea making process. πŸ˜›

      I have never been a romance books reader. I mean i might like them now but M&B never caught my interest. Girls at hostel used to be crazy about them. πŸ™‚

      • Janhavi says:

        Hahahahahaha I can just imagine the two of you doing the whole tea making process.
        *kajols voice from K3g* Would you like some tea ? With sugar ? Oh and a drop of lemon in it

        ok maybe this is only funny in my head but my brain is doing some serious giggling.

  10. Pia says:

    Soo agree with u janhavi.. πŸ˜€

    Rati’s pics have inspired me to read again after a gap of sooo many months!! I have soo many books lying around unread.. Now thanks to rati.. I am getting into the habit of reading again πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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