Book Review: The Mills & Boon’ Modern Girl’s Guide to Turning Into Your Mother
Before I had children I used to read a reasonable amount. In fact the last time a read an actual book was on our babymoon when pregnant with my first. I read a whole book just on the flight and around three more on the holiday itself (only a five day break). Once I start a book I have to read the whole thing. I can’t do the read a few pages, pop a bookmark in and read a few more the next night. Oh no. I’m far too impatient! I need to know what’s going to happen, so I must read in one go, or two, or three go’s maximum. This is probably why I haven’t read anything since having children as I am always so manically busy I don’t have a few hours to spare to sit and read a book cover to cover.
I did, however, read this book cover to cover as soon as I opened it. I meant to just read one or two pages once I opened it when the postman delivered it as I was making dinner, but I found it so amusing I read the whole thing as soon as it was in my hands.
It is a lot quicker to read than a story book. It’s an easy to read A to Z guide of hilarious tongue in cheek captions next to black and white photographs. I’m a big fan of sarcasm and love the subtle sarcastic tone of the jokes.
Being a Mum I found some of them so true and kept reading them out loud (and bah ha ha-ing) to Ben who didn’t find them quite as hilarious as I did. Or he just found me super annoying (as he was trying to serve up the dinner I’d abandoned as I couldn’t put this book down) and was actually just ignoring me!
It’s a great stocking filler type gift for any modern mum this Mother’s Day and hopefully she’ll have a laugh or two (or plenty more as I did).