Confessions of a Shopaholic

by Sophie Kinsella | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385335482 Global Overview for this book
Registered by snootchy of Mackay, Queensland Australia on 7/19/2003
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33 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by snootchy from Mackay, Queensland Australia on Saturday, July 19, 2003
Fantastic book! Now I can't wait to read the others.

Journal Entry 2 by veritas9 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, October 19, 2003
Thanks snootchy. Just what I need to cheer me up while I'm at home pet sitting (and working, very, very hard).

Whoever else was after this (another Aussie) please PM me ASAP so that I can put 'Shopaholic' aside for you.

Ta

Journal Entry 3 by veritas9 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, October 19, 2003
Overall, Shopaholic made me very nervous. It's not that I'm frugal or overly money conscious but everytime Rebecca got within shouting distance of a shop I just wanted to say 'Leave the Visa card in the wallet, back away quietly and nobody will get hurt'. The mail with the demanding bills was also bad - if I can pick one thing about being a grown up that I hate (aside from going to business meetings) it's having to pay the bills.

I loved the moments where Rebecca was totally in control, saying smart things, looking fabbo and having millionaires vie for her attention - pure escapism. Wouldn't life be fine if all you had to do was decide which incredibly rich man to go out with.

Very light read, excellent magazine replacement.

Journal Entry 4 by veritas9 at Postal Release in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Released on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at Postal Release in Melbourne, Victoria Australia.

Mailed to fushmush who has kindly agreed to offer Shopaholic as a bookray for those who are interested. Please PM her to express your interest.

Journal Entry 5 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, October 27, 2003
A bookcrossing bonanza in the mail today! Hooray!

I'm going to turn this into downunder ray on Veritas9's suggestion.

If you'd like to join please PM me and I'll add you to the list.

FuShMuSh - Sydney, Aus
Noodlebowl - Sydney, Aus
Kuju - Sydney, Aus
Bookfrog - Sydney, Aus
Girltiger - Sydney, Aus
Ferns - Goldcoast, Aus
felicia-fairy - Mackay, Aus
Tropikiwi - Palmerston Nth, NZ
Newk - Adelaide, SA, Aus
gypsyrose02 - Seville Grove, WA, Aus
succulent - Denmark, WA, Aus
tqd - Sydney, NSW, Aus
augustusgloop - Sydney, NSW, Aus
kirst040 - Sydney, NSW, Aus
oneocean - Melbourne, VIC, Aus
Loopylou127 - Hassal Grove, NSW, Aus
murmurrr - Bickley, WA, Aus
Jassy-m - Perth, WA, Aus
Skyring - Canberra, ACT, Aus
Catsalive - Sydney, NSW, Aus
Pluisje - Ngatea, NZ
Leeny37 - Melbourne, VIC, Aus
Michyj - Gold Coast, QLD, Aus
fushmush - Sydney, NSW, Aus

(lisa1256 - UK has also expressed an interest)

Journal Entry 6 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, November 2, 2003
Ugh! I was often very frustrated with the heroine in this novel. A true shopping addict! All the excuses and fuzzy logic, sometimes I just wanted to smack her over the head. I must admit, I was probably so frustrated because I recognised a number of her excuses as ones I use when shopping. I always use the "christmas shopping" excuse (however, I actually do give the things I buy away as presents).

My favourite Rebecca moment:
While at an museum exhibition -- "That bowl's really nice, I find myself thinking in sudden interest, and I wonder how much it is. It looks quite expensive... I'm just peering to see if there's a price tag when I remember where I am. Of course. There aren't any prices here."

This book is now off to noodlebowl.

Journal Entry 7 by noodlebowl from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Received from FushMush. Amusing, feather light-hearted and an easy read. Predictable plot, recognisable yet loved protagonist and tall, dark and handsome (And rich) love interest.
Will pass on to Kuju.

Journal Entry 8 by kuju from -- Somewhere in London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, November 8, 2003
Received from Noodlebowl today.

Journal Entry 9 by kuju from -- Somewhere in London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 12, 2003
That was a fun read. It was a little painful at times as she kept spending all that money. But she had some great reasoning behind it all! (hehe..only because I use those same excuses myself!)

This book is off to BookFrog next!


Journal Entry 10 by BookFrog from Albion Park, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, November 16, 2003
Received from kuju today when we went to see Spellbound Great film!!

Anyway I have read this book before but thought I would breeze through it again!

And then pass onto girltiger with the other bookring book that I have for her!!

So many books... so little time!

Journal Entry 11 by BookFrog from Albion Park, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, November 18, 2003
This was not a terrible book nor a fantastic one. I worked out after the first 5 pages that I have read the /sequal/ to this and not this one so it was quite fun to read it. Yes she is incredibly stupid and frustrating and I wanted to shake her a few times and I kept flashing forward to the sequal where she keeps doing stupid things but oh well don't we all...

Will post ASAP (hopefully get to post office on time tomorrow)

Journal Entry 12 by BookFrog from Albion Park, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, November 20, 2003
Sent to Girltiger today with another bookring book (Da Vinci Code). She is going to have a fun week next week when she gets this.

Enjoy. Two totally different books. This one is lighthearted romp with annoying tendancies - well the main protagonist has annoying tendancies.

Journal Entry 13 by Girltiger from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, November 23, 2003
Thank you Book frog!!!!!

Journal Entry 14 by Girltiger from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Sadly, I am going to have to pass this fabulous book onto Ferns - without having read it!!!!! Oh woe is me!!!!

I am off overseas and can't possibly do this justice in the time I have left, so this little book must continue its journey!

Journal Entry 15 by Ferns from Gold Coast, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 1, 2003


This book reminded me a bit of Bridget Jone's Diary. Rebecca taking the same course in her relationship with Luke- dislike, misunderstandings, to love - as Bridget had with her lawyer fella. Also muddling around and experiencing disasters in her career and personal life, being underestimated by many around her, only to land on her feet with a successful career and good catch in the significant other department at the end of the story. Still I found it very funny and enjoyable to read.

I will be sending this on to felicia this week.

Journal Entry 16 by emmafiles from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 15, 2003
And this book makes it's way back to Mackay! I laughed when I realised my friend Snootchy registered this.

I received this yesterday - having totally forgotten it was coming. Luckily it is a quick read, as I leave the country in 4 days.

About half way through, and Rebecca really makes me laugh. I love her flatmates friends with all their crazy names.

Journal Entry 17 by emmafiles from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia on Thursday, December 18, 2003
I did enjoy this. It was great holiday reading, light and funny!
Sending off to tropikiwi today.

Journal Entry 18 by tropikiwi from Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Recieved this in the mail today.

Journal Entry 19 by tropikiwi from Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, January 12, 2004
At first I found it hard to get into this book, hard to warm to such a finacially irresponsible character. But she did redeem herself somewhat.
I knew who Rebecca would end up with from the first time he was mentioned. But I quite liked that character, and it must be nice to have millionaires chasing after you!
I enjoyed the book and will read the sequels.



Journal Entry 20 by tropikiwi at n/a in book ring/ray, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 23, 2004
Released on Friday, January 23, 2004 at n/a in Bookray, Postal Release Controlled Releases.

Sent to nzgoddess

Journal Entry 21 by nzgoddess on Saturday, January 31, 2004
Thanks for sending this onto me tropikiwi..

I found it to be quite a funny book, light, quick, rather predictable & all round quite enjoyable reading.. I just love the way purchases were justified, yet also with a tad of seriousness..

Available to anyone in New Zealand...

Journal Entry 22 by nzgoddess on Thursday, March 11, 2004
Finally sent this off to rarsberry yesterday

~ Happy Reading ~

Journal Entry 23 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, March 12, 2004
Came in the mail today. (Saturday 13th)
Thank you to nzgoddess for sending it, and fushmush for starting the ray. :)

Journal Entry 24 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Wow, I've just realised that I read that book rather quickly, only started it on Saturday.
I loved the book, very easy to read, just flows well.
At times I felt a little bit sorry for Rebecca, but then she did get herself into all those messes. If she just told the truth more often......
She does know how to shop well, and must be a shopaholic if she can keep shopping while in so much debt.
This really is a book about what not to do while in debt.
I've heard rumours about there bieng a sequel, am I right, would love to read it if there is.

This book is off to newk next week. :)

Release planned for Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Controlled Release in Dunedin, Otago New Zealand.

Posted it this morning to newk.
A day late, but better late than never.
Happy reading.

Journal Entry 26 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, April 28, 2004
this is one well travelled book.....i mean distance not condition. Many thanks to all those before me. I found this book in the very large pile awaiting me on return from OS trip. Included in this pile were at least 20 books. Oh woe is me...greedy newk. BUT some were new from amazon and some were trades that I can put off reading, SO this is first cab off the rank and should be a fairly quick read, fingers crossed.
Thanks again

Journal Entry 27 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, May 2, 2004
Finished. A really annoying main character, but then again I do find myself doing much the same with book purchases. Not quite the same trouble with paying the bills, but sometimes it does get a bit close. So the book is a bit of a sobering experience in that regard.
I also guessed who she would end up with early in the book BUT the plot twists caught me out a bit and I was doubting myself.
A light enjoyable read without being great literature. I find this a bit hard to admit but I would read the sequel if I had a few spare hours and an empty pile.
Thankyou rarsberry, I hope you are well and in fine reading form. And good on ya Fushy for organising.
I got thru this a bit quicker than I thought so have yet to PM the next in the list. Will get on to it.

Journal Entry 28 by BookFrog from Albion Park, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, May 2, 2004
OK an add here... FYI sorry I know its not my time to journal or make additions but thought I would advertise my ring which is the sequal to this book.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1339266

Just PM if you want to be added

*Frog jumping away quietly for hijacking the journal order*

Journal Entry 29 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Monday, May 3, 2004
off to gypsyrose02 tomorrow. And curses to you froggy for getting me involved in another bookring :). What a clever time to jump in on the journal entries. And remember everybody it's a secret I am reading these books!

Journal Entry 30 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Monday, May 10, 2004
received this yeasterday, may 10th, from newk. thanks newk! am already half way thru.

Journal Entry 31 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 11, 2004
i loved this book. a quick read. reminded me of bridget jones diary (i think someone else said that) and the funny thing is, the voice reading the story in my head, was doing it in an english accent! i couldnt get rid of it! hee hee! sending off to succulent.

Journal Entry 32 by succulent from Denmark, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Wow-this is a fast-moving ring! I'm so glad this arrived today as I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all I have to do and life in general ans seriously need some escapism. Will be so nice to unwind with some light-hearted reading. Thanks everyone-bookcrossing saves the day again!!

Journal Entry 33 by succulent from Denmark, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, May 15, 2004
This was a very entertaining and frivolous book-just what I needed to forget my stresses for a while. Rebecca was hilarious with an amazing fantasy life (just loved her flights of fancy)Will send off to tqd as aoon as I get her address

Journal Entry 34 by tqd from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 24, 2004
And it turned up in the mail this morning! Shouldn't take long to read, but it's the finding time to read it, of course!

Journal Entry 35 by tqd from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Well, I found time to read it, didn't I! A very quick and easy read, just right for curling up in bed after going out for cocktails. "I'll just read the first few pages, just to see what it's like." Yeah, right. Polished it off in just two readings. (And I've got other bookrings to read too! I'm feeling very wicked right now. :)

I really enjoyed it, a fun light easy read. I saw a lot of myself in Rebecca, I'm hopeless with my credit card. (Only I don't buy clothes, I buy books, of course. :)

And onto AugustusGloop next!

Journal Entry 36 by augustusgloop from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Received from tqd at tonight's MeetUp at the Arthouse. Started reading it on the train home and loving it already. She reminds me of a friend of mine!

Journal Entry 37 by augustusgloop from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, June 10, 2004
What a great breezy light-hearted read - a perfect example of chicklit at its best! Ok so I felt it started petering out about halfway through and yes she was so silly it was painful, but it was written so well I kept turning the pages.

There were definite echoes of Bridget Jones although I thought there was a touch of Eddie from AbFab in it too, with her obsession with couture and financial ditziness.

Coincedentally I went to the mid-year sales as I was reading it and yes the "sales" signs, the ping of registers and the adrenalin-pumping excitement of snagging a bargain all became that much more intense! I loved the reference to saving the designer shopping bags--which Rebecca says thankfully did not have "sale" splashed across it. *g*

Onto kirst040 next!

Journal Entry 38 by kirst040 from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, June 17, 2004
This greeted me from my doorstep when I got home tonight. Thanks augustusgloop.

I finished Mad About The Boy today so this was perfect timing - a chick-lit fest.

I'm just a bit concerned reading this might make me regret my purchase of 5 identical shirts (different colours of course) at the sales this week !!!

Journal Entry 39 by kirst040 from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, June 18, 2004
Depsite finding myself really frustrated with Rebecca, to the point of yelling at the book to tell her to stop being so irresponsible, I really enjoyed this. Of course despite the near bankruptcy and luckless love life it all works out in the end which is what a good escapist read is all about.

Off to oneocean next.


Journal Entry 40 by kirst040 from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 21, 2004
Mailed to oneocean today (Tuesday 22 June)

Journal Entry 41 by AmieKaufman from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Thursday, July 29, 2004
I'm so sorry I didn't journal this earlier, I would have sworn up and down that I did! I've sort of had that sort of month, full of illness and interstate travel... Loved the book - it threw a bit of light on the sequel, which I've already read, and although it was predictable in some ways, that didn't lessen the enjoyment of getting there. Ready to be passed on!

Journal Entry 42 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, August 4, 2004
hey all, sorry to butt in BUT this is an advertisement for a "chick lit" ray that I have just put up in the forum. "The Vodka Dialogue". Thanks for your indulgence.

naughty newk

:)

Journal Entry 43 by AmieKaufman from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Friday, August 27, 2004
Popped in the mail - enjoy!

Journal Entry 44 by Loopylou127 from Hassall Grove, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Goddit today from the post office.

edited 28/9/04: we have now reached the top of the TBR pile and are enjoying the sunshine (well overcast really and had a little rain yeah) I am already ready to slap her one! and I have only just started :0% hoping to read this quickly = just thought I'd update y'all.

Journal Entry 45 by Loopylou127 from Hassall Grove, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, September 30, 2004
Phew... finished she really needs a good shaking. I am suprised they didn't cancel her card(s) sooner and the excusses for non payment ....sickness.....deaths (muti).....injuries.... She should keep her cards in the fridge! they must be red hot from all the USE. I like how she was soooo in control and everything fell into place at the end but I'm sure she'll relaps. And love life - buzz - saw it coming!
Sometimes it was close to the bone in my past *read single* life but alas am all grow'd up now I have forgotten the pleasure of just shopping. Thanks for the chance to read will pm Murmurr now.

Journal Entry 46 by Loopylou127 from Hassall Grove, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Posted yesterday (6/10) in its loverly padded bag sorry no brand labels there.
On and I giggled with the "30% off" sticker on the front very appt.

Journal Entry 47 by curdsandwhey from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Arrived safe and sound! I have a couple of books ahead of this one. Will keep you posted with my progress. :^)

Journal Entry 48 by curdsandwhey from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, October 31, 2004
Just updating y'all :^)
I am about halfway with this one now and quite enjoying it. It does keep disappearing on me though every time I put it down as my dd14 has started reading it also and she is roaring through it. Hope to have it posted on by the end of the week pm'ing Jassy-m for her address now :^)

4/11/2004 Update: book finished and ready to go just waiting to hear from jassy-m.

Journal Entry 49 by curdsandwhey at on Monday, November 8, 2004
Released on Monday, November 08, 2004 at about 5:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Australia Post in Kalamunda, Western Australia Controlled Releases.

RELEASE NOTES:

A fun, light-hearted read enjoyed by both my daughter and I. Off now to jassy-m.

Journal Entry 50 by Jassy-m from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, November 18, 2004
This was a fun and easy book to read, although I must admit to feeling anxious everytime she went into the shops!!! I would definately recommend this one.

Now to PM futurecat in Christchurh, where I am flying to next week, by odd coincidence!

Journal Entry 51 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, May 2, 2005
Oops, my PM to Jassy-m obviously didn't get through - I'd asked her to skip me because I'd been given a copy of this book at the NZBC convention (review here)

Oh well, so it's had an unnecessary trip across the Tasman... I'll send it off to Skyring next time I'm in town and can get to a post office.

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Journal Entry 52 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 1, 2005
Handed over to Skyring in person at the BC-AUS convention.

Journal Entry 53 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, July 10, 2005
The reason why I didn't journal this book immediately is because FutureCat gave it to me in the Passion Palace Backpackers Hostel during the convention and I was distracted by the sight of Servalan walking into the room in a bathrobe.

When my mind came back to normal and this book it was two weeks later and there was a gentle prodding in my ribs from FuShMuSh in a bathrobe via Microsoft Messenger. I see that I am the latest in a long chain of wonderful BookCrossers, and I had best carry the torch that has been passed to me. Judging by previous entries, I'm not going to have to force myself to read this.

Journal Entry 54 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, July 17, 2005
In between battling everyone else in the house for Harry Potter rights, I got to read the first few chapters of this. Kerri sat beside me in bed, smugly reading HP, and I cracked this open.

OMFG it was funny! I had to wipe away tears at one point. More later.

Journal Entry 55 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, July 19, 2005
A lovely bit of fluffery, this! Funny and frothy. I was irretrievably reminded of Bridget Jones. Good story, great moral tale, and above all I identified with the protagonist, her shopping habit and her credit cards. It's like me going into a bookshop or opening up Amazon.com. Or Flight Centre.

But at least I have a better relationship with my banker.

Off to Catsalive as the next step in this mammoth bookring. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 56 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Aarrgh! Another bloody bookring arrives. I thought I was catching up but I've received 3 in the last 2 days. Back of the ute, shopaholic. Thanks S.

Journal Entry 57 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, August 4, 2005
I'm sorry but I just can't read this. Becky Bloomwood is too annoying. I've read about 80 pages so I'm not going on. Thanks anyway, and I'll get it to Pluisje when I have the address.

Posted to Pluisje 8/8/5.

Journal Entry 58 by Pluisje on Monday, August 29, 2005
I've just finished my other rings so I'll read this one somewhere this week. It looks like a finish-in-one-evening type of book

Journal Entry 59 by Pluisje on Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Oops!
Very slack with journaling..the book should be halfway Australia by now.

I agree with catsalive that Becky was almost too annoying and after 80 pages I decided that she did not deserve a happy ending.
I could not identify with her at all.
Although I have trouble leaving a bookshop without buying a book...or a DVD store....and I do like a flash take away cappucino at least once a week...

I mailed the book to Leeny37 last Thursday, which was the 1st of September. It should almost be there now...

Journal Entry 60 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Yep, received this safe and sound first thing in the morning! I have plenty of bookrings with me at the moment, so please be patient with me as I get through them before working my way to this. I promise to be as quick as I can! Oh, and thanks Pluisje, for the extra book you threw in there :)

Journal Entry 61 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
What a fun, light and fluffy read! I started this yesterday, and on my sick day home, it's now all finished. Yes, Becky could get a bit annoying (her shopping addiction was scary), she has a major case of self-denial, absolutely deluded, and as described in the book, she was a pathetic mess. But, I loved her comeback, all her troubles melt away, AND she gets the guy. So it doesn't really happen that way in real life, but hey, it's fiction right?! *grin* Extremely entertaining and I can't wait to read the other books in the series. Thanks fushmush for starting a bookray for this one, and I will send this well-travelled book on its way soon!

RELEASE NOTES:

All wrapped up and ready to wing its way to michyj. Just need to pop by the office and get more stamps, and it's good to go!

*Update* - Slight delay with this one, this will be mailed out on Monday, 17 October 2005 instead.

Journal Entry 63 by michyj from Albert Park, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Just received this in the mail from leeny37, thanks. It's a good week to stay inside to read and avoid the chaos of Indy week here on the Gold Coast!

Journal Entry 64 by michyj from Albert Park, Victoria Australia on Monday, October 24, 2005
I initially got annoyed with Rebecca's spending habits and also her habit of lying, but then started to find the humour in her way of life. I also felt sorry for her (in a laughing way) at how things just didn't work out for her. Liked how the book finished too. Yet another quick, fun, easy read when you want to escape your own life for a little bit.

Waiting for fushmush to email me her mailing address so I can finish up the bookring.

Journal Entry 65 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, October 30, 2005
And it's back with me! 28 journalers later, this book is in a remarkably good condition. Should I send it on another journey?

Journal Entry 66 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, July 13, 2006
Well done, FuShY! That was a wonderful adventure. Looking forward to seeing where it goes next under its own steam, now that it has experience of guided travelling.

Journal Entry 67 by servalan from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, July 16, 2006
Picked up at meetup - I'll see how I go - rampant consumerism is not my thing... this could be a v. short skim...

Journal Entry 68 by servalan from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, July 30, 2006
I enjoyed this rather more than I imagined I would, though I read it more as a satire on the insanity of conspicuous consumption than anything else... like those demand letters from the bank followed by offers of more credit & the expensive self-help books which "help" solve financial woes, particularly those of the author & book publishers.... The book reminded me of Augusten Burroughs' 'Sellevision' which skewers TV shopping rather savagely:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1821406

I will take this one along to the next Sydney meetup to press into the hands of some unsuspecting soul - hopefully it will continue its impressive journey. Thanks fushmush!


Journal Entry 69 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Wow! This book's been around. Looks a treat for a rainy day :)

Journal Entry 70 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, August 14, 2006
This was great fun. Thought Becky was such an airhead in the beginning but she grew on me. Felt sorry for poor Tarquin though (although I suppose he's not really that poor). Nice escape from reality... although I can see the irresponsibility of the banks in encouraging her spending! Thanks for sharing this :) I'll make sure it goes along to another reader (it's up to 30 journallers!!)

Journal Entry 71 by Fleebo on Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Picked this up at meetup. I've read only a couple of chapters so far and am not particularly amused: this ridiculous woman has a very real mania that a lot of real people share, and have their lives destroyed by. I'm hoping that my mood will turn soon and that I'll be able to see it as a light piece of fun, rather than a lie that might encourage addicts to trust in fairytale endings to their troubles.

Journal Entry 72 by miss-jo from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, January 8, 2007
Borrowed from Fleebo, not entirely sure why because most chicklit annoys me at least as much as it entertains me.

I think it's the lies that get to me most - why oh why does she think she can get away with them? As a banker I won't bother to mention the lack of realism (this is a novel after all), but as a dedicated shopper I can definitely understand the call of the SALE sign. At least I know when to stop. Mostly.

I'll release this at meetup tonight unless Fleebo wants to make a second attempt at it.

Journal Entry 73 by Feryl from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, January 9, 2007
miss-jo pressed this one on me last night at the meetup at The Australian Hotel in The Rocks. She knows I have a weakness for chicklit, and told me this one's not to be wild released because it's had too many journallers. Personally, I think that could be a very good argument for a wild release, but I'll wait until I've read it to decide its fate! :o)

Journal Entry 74 by Feryl at Coffs Central in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia on Friday, November 10, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (11/12/2017 UTC) at Coffs Central in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

We're moving soon... downsizing, culling... so it's time for all the Bookcrossing books that have been languishing on my bookshelf for years to go travelling on their merry way. I hope previous journallers are pleased to hear from the books they had probably thought lost forever! :o) Books will be released at the book swap shelves upstairs in Coffs Central.

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