Confessions of a Shopaholic By: Sophie Kinsella Genre: Romantic Comedy Fiction The main characters of this book were Becky Bloomwood, a journalist who was in her mid 20’s and her boyfriend Luke Brandon; a handsome businessman and the story was told by Becky; first person. This book starts off by taking place in the city in Manhattan, New York City and London, England in the early 2000’s which is very significant to the plot since Becky, does a lot of shopping in the city of fashion by overspending her money which causes conflict. Becky, the main character I think is a woman who loves dressing up and buying clothes even though she can’t afford them. She is also sometimes too over the top too over the top but is also sometimes smart with her decisions. I think that Becky is most relatable to me because I also sometimes spend too much money shopping, but overall I make smart decisions for my life. I really enjoyed the part where Becky went on a weekend trip with her boyfriend, Luke. On this trip she shipped her luggage for a hotel weekend to impress him with how lightly she packed; although she only brought her make up with her in her luggage. This was a very funny part because she had no clothes at all expect for the ones she had on and she had to try very hard to get a logical explanation for her boyfriend. The character that was not mentioned enough in this book I think was her best friend Suze; even though she hung out with Becky a lot, I didn’t learn anything about her personal life. Becky changed in the book to a completely new person. At first, she was a shopaholic who only cared about herself who didn’t even think before she made an awful decision. At the end, she turned into a caring and thoughtful person who made intelligent decisions by saving Luke’s company, making an auction for her stuff, paying off the debts and taking a job in New York. The books central problem was when Becky overspends her limits by shopping when she moves to NY from London while Luke has turmoil at work, Becky loses her job also and she and Luke break up when she moves back to London alone. This is a realistic problem because couples get into fights and real people can be in debt from maxing out their credit cards. My favorite quote from this book is “There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.” This quote basically means that you need to try your hardest to achieve the best results; to succeed. I enjoyed how this book was so hilarious and had so many funny jokes. I could barely put the book down, because I was laughing too much, I loved how Becky got into disasters which…
Professor Joe Hunt
July 21, 2013
In theory writing is portrayed as a mode of expression or creativity; as a way to guide others or maybe even oneself; although in reality when linked to a grade writing is nothing one imagines. My first true writing piece as a child was a valentine’s letter to my parents. I feel this may have been the very first time I as a writer had to express…
The chapters of George Moore’s Confessions of a Young Man which I wish to emulate here are chapters one and two. The chapters concern the early years of the protagonist Dwayne (presumed to be Moore himself). He speaks about his father, his childhood, his trip to France and how the people he met influenced his life. In the text, Moore’s style shifts smoothly from describing past events that have already occurred to describing events in the present tense, an example of this would be Moore’s own thoughts…
confusion, and grief.The young Augustine does, however, catch a passion for the pursuit of Philosophical truth, learning the doctrines of Manicheism, skepticism, and Neoplatonism. This last philosophy will have a profound influence on him-- the Confessions are perhaps the most masterful expression of his intricate fusion of Catholic theology with Neoplatonic ideas.
Moving back to Thagaste, then back to Carthage again, and on to Rome and Milan, Augustine continues to wrestle with his doubts about…
to First Confession
The first short story Cathedral, by Raymond Carver takes place in a middle class home somewhere in New York. It is during a time in the 1970’s where the newest technology was colored television and tape recorders. The husband and wife and Robert all spoke about having switched out their televisions for colored ones. During this time marijuana was commonly smoked and loosely regulated. The story takes place over a single evening. The second short story, First Confession by Frank…
CONFESSIONS OF A BEAUTY QUEEN
Dyed, curled, teased and sprayed hair, all pinned up in a trendy and sexy hairstyle. Foundation, blush, mascara and red sensuous lips, practically painted on….stage lights can be so cruel. Let us not forget the red gel nails which stand out from the second skin, or otherwise known as the extremely tight even gown, which will hopefully attract the eyes of the discriminating judges. Add stilettos and a confident air of class and purpose to this painting…..the stage…
Review of a Review
When I saw the trailers for the new movie “Fury” I knew I had to go. Although I have not yet seen the film I plan to see it very soon. It was an easy decision to do a review on a review since I have already looked at the reviews for this film. After reading the review on the movie written by Kenneth Turan who writes for the Los Angeles Times it has made me even more excited see the film.
Turan explains that this is not like every other…
Forensic Psy Test 1 Review
1. What types of activities do clinical forensic psychologists do?
2. Psychology in the law what kind of activities:
A psychologist in court providing expert testimony concerning some issue of relevance to a particular case.
EX: the psychologist might testify that, based on his or her understanding of the psychological research, the eyewitness on the stand may have incorrectly identified the defendant from a police lineup.
A police officer using his or her knowledge…
PHILOSOPHY MID-TERM EXAM REVIEW
* “Blank slate”
* When we are born, we are blank – there is no preconceived ideas and through our experiences we are imprinted on
Cogito Ergo Sum
* “I think, therefore I am”
* “New Organism”
* Bacon hopes that empirical investigation will, similarly, smash the old scientific ideas and lead to greater understanding of the world and heavens.
* FRANCIS BACON
In James Patterson's The 8th Confession, the richest people in the city are being killed without a trace of evidence left behind. The book begins with a mysterious bus explosion, introducing us to the main characters and detectives on the case, Boxer and Conklin. The focus then shifts to Cindy Thomas, a reporter who approaches a murder scene shortly after walking out of her front door. She witnessed a dead man lying on the ground, soaked in his own blood and beaten so badly his facial features couldnt…
David Ogilvy is known as the father of advertising and in his book, “Confessions of an Advertising man”, he lists out the principles he followed to take his agency, Ogilvy, Benson and Mather to the peak of advertising industry. In this book, he also offers advice to both the clients and the agencies on the dos and don'ts of the advertising industry.
The book is an excellent read which entails how an organization should work, what an employer, how objective he should be, how to maintain high motivation…