I believe it was called Confessions of a Shopaholic. Fabulously Fashionable Isabel Bookbinder is back, and this time, she just knows that her true calling is to be a designer. The twist, or secret, involving Katriona de Montford was very surprising and not something I saw coming. Sophie may have a plot and character template from which she hardly ever deviates, but at least her heroines are likeable. Is she lazy, or is she a real-life Isabel Bookbinder? She has a disinterested boyfriend, a mother who loves clothes that match, and a father who always expects her to do better. This is one example of the numerous implausibilities in the book.
I actually really enjoyed this read. There were numerous occasions when I wanted to reach into the This was trying desperately hard to be another Bridget Jones. It tells the story of Isabel Bookbinder, an aspiring novelist. I found the main character Isabel very annoying and a liar. I enjoyed this book as light, fun, escapist fiction, and would have given it a better rating if it wasn't a copy of someone else's work.
From the start Isabel is definitely delusional like Rebecca Bloomwood and after awhile she became rather annoying again, like Rebecca Bloomwood. But she's reckoned without Grace and Bella, who are determined to get Polly and Dev back together if it's the last thing they do. And practically copied every other much better chick lit book that came previously Bridget Jones, Shopaholic, even Devil Wears Prada. She wants to write a book, but has no idea where to start. Isabel decides she is going to be abest-selling author, but is annoyed when her best friend gets an agent before she does. The reader is left with the impression that Isabel is the sort of person who will always have to be rescued.
I don't find it endearing, and I certainly didn't want to root for the titular character. Only the father, who is rarely mentioned in Isabel's world, differs from Becky Bloomwood's dad - he seems to be the one person who realizes what a screw-up his daughter is. She's burdened with procrastination, distracting fantasies and an awful penc Was in London and thought it might be good to pick up a Brit chick lit that I could lightly breeze through to pass the time. It's ironic that a book about a novel getting stolen from under the rightful author's nose is a near carbon copy of another author's work. Share in all of the adventures and misadventures! I guess Isabel is endearing in a stupid kind of way. Her few redeeming qualities could not override her almost total self absorption in her fantasy life as a famous author, and the attempted humor grew old quickly.
. The main character, Isabel, is indescribably naive. I actually really enjoyed this read. So it seems like the universe is finally aligning in her favorthat is, until Will becomes increasingly reluctant to discuss their future. .
No need to read on if you have read these series before. But perhaps the most stupid and annoying thing about this book happened at the end of the chapter, each and every chapter throughout the book, and annoyed me so much, I simply stopped reading them when I got about halfway through the book. Of course I enjoyed this book - after all I enjoyed the Confessions of a Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella the first time around. I completely disagree with those on Amazon because I loved the book. And Danny the fashion guy is there too - his name in this book is Barney. Isabel Bookbinder is a twenty-seven-year-old assistant at the Saturday Mercury newspaper in London.
Will this aspiring author ever be published? Isabel Bookbinder does not have the life she wants to have. I only found myself hoping aga If there was a way to give negative stars to a book, this would be the one. Given, I finished this book, but it was awful. She's already pe Isabel Bookbinder is a twenty-seven-year-old assistant at the Saturday Mercury newspaper in London. I enjoyed this book as light, fun, escapist fiction, and would have given it a better rating if it wasn't a copy of someone else's work. The twist, or secret, involving Katriona de Montford was very surprising and not something I saw coming.
Isabel Bookbinder is a wannabe author and works for her local paper measuring the column inches on the weeks stories. Isabel gets the job as Kat's assistant and while she works for her tries to get a book deal for her novel. The author was clearly going for cute humor in Isabel's naïveté, but it wasn't funny, just painfully frustrating. She has very little idea of the world around her and is lying to her parents about her career. I honestly can't believe that this spawned several sequels. For Isabel Bookbinder, there's doubt about where she's headed.
This is a very poor imitation that only received 3 stars from me because it made me laugh. Isabel Bookbinder 1 lies to her father about what she does and is constantly trying Of course I enjoyed this book - after all I enjoyed the Confessions of a Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella the first time around. And don't worry - Suze is here too only this time her name is Lara and she is a psychologist. I don't want to stereotype, but why do so many British writers of chick lit think it's amusing to create heroines who are blithely stupid, self-destructive, lazy, clueless and unmotivated and then send them on their way, misunderstanding, mis-managing, and just plain messing up everything they touch? Isabel is entertaining but is in most respects a dunce who has to be bailed out by other people. I guess Isabel is endearing in a stupid kind of way. Isabel Bookbinder is a wannabe author and works for her local paper measuring the column inches on the weeks stories.
It is chick-lit but sadly chick-lit at its worst, with unbelievable characters, ridiculous additions to the story and a horrid lead character. If you find documents that should not be here please report them Isabel Bookbinder is a twenty-seven-year-old assistant at the Saturday Mercury newspaper in London. Kudos to Holly for that as usually plot twists are very easy to guess. I honestly can't believe that this spawned several sequels. Can she ever measure up in her fathers eyes? Not only will Polly be home after five years in New York, but she's coming back to marry the most perfect man on the planet, Dev.