I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
That first scene when the male protag feels harrassed by all these women his mom has invited to hunt him down and make him date them?
That is a very sad throwback into the good old sexistic time when women had only one goal in life: Catch a guy.
I disliked this immensely. All those young and beautiful women. Only out there to get Bastian or his brother.
And the virginal Mary Sue he mates with?
A sweet and innocent and distressed Kindergarten-teacher.
It was short and felt completely inconsequential.