Oh how in love I am with audio books! I've been listening to them so fast these days that I have not had the chance to write reviews for everything! So I can going to do a quick review on the last few that I listened to and loved.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the Chinese way-and the remarkable results her choice inspires.
I posted on Goodreads as my review, "This lady is crazy but she gets shit done!" That was the gist of my review. :) I don't have much to add except that it was fascinating, terrifying and quite a learning experience as a mom. I recommend for it's unique approach to parenthood. Warning, you may get ticked off and want to punch her at times.
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Oh how sweet this was!
For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" -a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it's the eve of Mibs's big day.