wild swans

i've never posted a book review before but i just can't stop recommending this book to people. my enthusiasm might be because i finished it without having to renew it (that is rare these days), but i always love reading books like this. here are the reasons:

1. true stories hook me everytime
2. i can't believe how little i knew about china. where was i in history class?
3. the harrowing stories of what these women went through are amazing.

it has put a lot of my stress and worries about the economy today and the future into perspective. because c'mon, no matter how bad it gets i'm not going to have to carry human manure on my back, trudge hundreds of miles in the rain only to miscarry my first child and be allowed to only see my spouse 12 days out of the year. if you are looking for a good read-check this out at your library.
wild swans by jung chang


Carrie said...

That sounds really good. I'll definitely put it on my list of books to read!

Tam said...

michael's sisters read this a long time ago and i can't tell you how many times i've tried to get it at my library and they look at me like i have six heads! appearently it doesn't exist in this part of the world. thanks for reminding me about it and for the good review, i'll keep after it.

Melanie said...

That sounds really interesting. I'm going to add it to my goodreads list so I remember it! :)

Jordan and Jandee said...

I"m so glad you read this book...I loved it and am always worried when I like a book if I'm over-hyping it so your opinnion is much appreciated! And yes this book was definitely a wonderful reality check for me as well!

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