Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Finished reading "44 Scotland Street" by Alexander McCall Smith.

A nice book, it gives you a light, bitter-sweet feeling. But mostly sweet.

My favourite character was 5-year old Bertie, by the way. And the least favourite - his mother, Irene. I don't know if she can be called 虎妈 (hǔmā), that is "tiger mother", but this Chinese word, consisting of two characters ("tiger" and "mother") definitely comes to mind.

Do you know who "tiger moms" are? They are those strict and demanding mothers who push their children to academic success, often at the cost the child's well-being.

Gross, isn't it?

And have you read anything by Alexander McCall Smith? I love his stories about Mma Ramotswe, by the way, they always make you feel good.