**3.5 stars really but what the hell, I'm feeling generous. Rounding this up to 4 stars for making me laugh after the doom and gloom of my previous novels.**The Shopaholic books aren't going to change your world, but they're fun and airy. I read the previous 5 Shopaholic books back-to-back one weekend* last year and by the 3rd book, Becky Bloomwood went from endearing to irritating. However, even at her most maddening (like, seriously, she still doesn't realize she has a shopping problem?), Sophie Kinsella writes Becky with such energy and pluck that no matter how much eye-rolling I do in the middle, I always come back around by the end of the book. Mini Shopaholic was no different, although the year off from Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood allowed me to regard her and her mini-me, Minnie, with more patience and affection.I hate the term "chick-lit" -- I'd much rather compare books to drinks, so this is cocktail- or apple martini-lit. It's fun, it's sweet, and you can't take it (or yourself) too seriously. And you will end up giggling in spite of yourself. And who doesn't need a cocktail every once in awhile? (I totally had one before I started this review -- ha! ...In case the 10th "and" didn't tip you off.) In conclusion, I have nothing more to add to this review. Eat, drink, read!*A long weekend, obviously. I'm not a robot!