Thursday, March 7, 2013

My latest read

I had exactly three days in-between finals for one block of classes and the beginning of the next block.  Three whole days to do things like actually cook some of those Pinterest meals, paint my nails turquoise, watch those ridiculous screaming goat remixes on YouTube, and read for pleasure.  Oh joy!

One of my classmates recommended this book and I read it in a day.  It's so interesting/weird/sad/hilarious.  And I love interesting/weird/sad/hilarious stuff.  

It's about a Chinese mother raising her two daughter in Connecticut.  This mother is determined to buck the Western parenting influences and raise her daughters the Chinese way.  And like any mother with grand plans for her children, things didn't go as planned. 

I can't decide if it made me feel like a better parent or a worse parent.  Perhaps a little of both.

If you want an easy read, I would recommend it.  And if you want to meet a person that yells at her kids more than you, thus lessening your guilt, I would definitely recommend it.

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

HA - I'll put that on my summer reading list! I read a quick one at my daughter's place you would like...Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. Pretty funny stuff with really no value except better understanding of Indian immigrant parenting.