Books

September reads…

October 4, 2015

 

This month I have read two books alongside my copious amounts of magazines!  The first was Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce, a tale about a family member who disappears and returns 20 years later.  She has been living with the fairies but they aren’t quite who we mythologise them to be, behave in quite a naughty fashion and aren’t particularly happy when someone leaves.  The writer is very clever in changing your ideas about fairies and this creates a jarring effect that reflects what the characters in the book are experiencing.  I found this book to be very strange and uncomfortable at times so not sure if I would recommend it.  

The second book I read was Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim.  I found this book very interesting as Suki recalls her recent year of teaching elite children in North Korea at a time when there was a leadership change.  Suki tells the story in a neutral storyline and talks honestly about her conflict of wanting to educate her students on the real world vs telling them too much which could get them killed.  I would encourage you to read this book even if you aren’t interested in North Korea as it is an easy and informative read.

Happy reading!

PF

xo

PS I’m setting up a .com and moving everything to wordpress over the next month.  I’m doing it myself and learning as I go!  So if you lose me here suddenly I will be at pretentiousfringe.com!

 

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