In my previous post, I was sharing that I’m going to get back to reading. Here is my achievement after 2 weeks.
The story is about the female lead Claudia Parr who has given up on finding a man to marry cause many of her boyfriends broke up with her upon knowing that she doesn’t want children. Until she met Ben who shares the same thought as her.
However, Ben had a change of heart a few years into their marriage. He decided that he wants children after all and is willing to take on full responsibilities of taking care of their children (or so he says). Claudia still doesn’t want a kid and so they ended up having a divorce because of this! Of course the story went on to talk about how they ended up back together again.
Reading the back cover I thought this will be an interesting book. However, it was rather disappointing. The author went into story quickly, so there was no build up. Afterwhich, she did a little recap of Claudia’s past, went on to talk about Claudia’s friend and sisters and also on Claudia’s new relationship. So there wasn’t a really great following also. Generally nothing I resonate with and nothing engaging enough except for the fact that you want to find out if she went back to Ben and how she do it.
But there is one thing that is interesting. They mention that some couples want to have kids early in their marriage life so that they can enjoy life earlier when the kids grew up. Some couples want to have kids later as they want to enjoy life as a couple first. For Ben and Claudia, they find that if you don’t have kids, you can enjoy life throughout.
Well, I have never thought of it this way before. Maybe because I love kids, so I never thought of not wanting kids unless I’m not able to conceive. But I find that the thought is technically right. But as a parent, I will say there are joys in parenting that cannot be found elsewhere. As much as I miss our couple time, I’m also glad that we have 3 little ones to bring us joy and tears.
So, that much for my first (disappointing) read for 2015. I hope that I can continue this momentum of reading throughout the year and make it part of my routine!