Friday, June 23, 2006

The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

OH-MY-GOD!!! I never knew that Sophie Kinsella’s novels would be such a huge hit! They totally turned my world around in a matter of a few days. And I’ve been happier and more excited about my life ever since. To think that I oftentimes see these colorful books whenever I pass by Powerbooks on my way to meet up with Peter and simply ignore them! I remember dismissing them as shallow books for shallow readers. And now, here I am obsessing about her work. Golly!

Saturday, June 3, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

If you happen to be in a career situation where waking up everyday to cater to the whim of your devil-incarnate boss is the highlight of your day, then this book is for you. True, it deals entirely on fashion and other vanity-laden stuff this world has to offer, but it could touch your heart if you let it. Plus, it's not so bad to be acquainted with beautiful things like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik shoes, or couture dresses from Chanel, Prada, and Loius Vuitton. It's actually liberating to know that even those people with jobs "a million girls would die for" do also live a pathetic and hellish life in exchange for so-called prestige in the publishing industry. That is the life of Andrea Sachs, fresh out of college, who got the job as Miranda Priestley's assistant, the editor-in-chief of Runway, the no. 1 fashion magazine, a job "a million girls would die for"...

...And it's up to her how she can cope and just suck it all up as long as she can, destroying the few good relationships she has but still emerging victorious towards the end. This book shows its intended readers that there is life after fashion, beauty and glamour. For people like Andrea Sachs, it's up to you where to draw the line. In the end, the opportunities can be boundless.