Confessions of a Shopaholic

Seventeen years after it was released, I finally read Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was laughing all the way through it, even when I was cringing at Becky’s excessive spending. I kept shouting at her in my head, “Don’t buy those clothes! Go pay your bills!” But nevertheless I enjoyed this book.

I was motivated to finally read it because I met Sophie Kinsella at her Toronto book signing a couple of weeks ago. She is a very kind woman. She was doing a signing to promote her latest book My Not So Perfect Life. Now I can’t wait to read that one. Here’s a photo of her signing my book. 


Emma Watson as Belle

For my first blog post I am writing about one of my idols, Emma Watson. She’s such a role model with her He for She campaign and her Our Shared Shelf book club. She has also portrayed two of my favourite characters on the big screen: Hermione Granger and Belle. Both characters are avid readers, and were a huge inspiration to me when I was a kid. I wouldn’t be writing this today if it weren’t for those two characters, so it means so much that this amazing actress is the face of both of them.

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This dress from the London premiere of Beauty and the Beast says it all! She is a real princess in this gown. Just look at that train! Her co-star, Dan Stevens even carried the train for her, proving her princess status.

I think she’s an amazing person and I admire her so much!

Here’s the link to the article at about her dress: