Sunday, August 23, 2009

sunday reading

i wasn't able to find a book to read this past week, so i'm just going to write about one that i have read recently. well, in this case, it's five books. but they're all in a series.

like i said before, i started reading books that were going to be made into movies. so once i saw that there was going to be a movie called Confessions of a Shopaholic, i KNEW that i had to read that book. obviously i'm a woman, so shopping just comes naturally to me. i'm not exactly a shopaholic, but i do like to go shopping every once in a while.

what i didn't know when i started reading is that there are actually five shopaholic books. first, of course, is Confessions of a Shopaholic. then comes Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister and Shopaholic & Baby.

of course i read them all. i mean, once you start one, you have to finish the series! all the books were really cute. kind of fairy tale, without the magical stuff. it has just the right amount of drama, heartbreak, friendship and shopping, naturally.

i had just finished reading the Twilight series when i started reading Shopaholic, so it was a really nice break from all the vampire books. it's just a feel good book. makes you happy, sometimes sad. kind of what you (and i) always wish would happen.

now on to the movie. hmmm, where to start. well, the movie sucked if you actually read the books. it would have probably been cute if i hadn't read the books, but i did read the books. so it wasn't very good to me. the movie crammed five 200 something page books into a 2 hour movie. they left a ton of important information out, and the movie just moved WAY too fast. i like both Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy, but the movie just sucked. i know, i've said that A LOT. but the movie really did SUCK! so, go watch the movie first, then read the books. that way, the movie won't be totally ruined for you!

and as i said before, if you have any suggestions of a good book i could read, just let me know! it can be one book or a series! i'm up for any challenge :)


Judi said...

Sounds like a fun read. It seems rare that a movie can match the magic of a book and one's own imagination.

I'm awaiting a delivery from Amazon for my random reading challenge. If you're interested in joining, there's a badge on my blog.

Happy Monday!

bailey said...

that sounds fun! i'm starting school next week, so i won't have time to read for a while. but i might try and read some over christmas break, and definately in the summer. thanks for the suggestion!