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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

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A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Mythology
Edith Hamilton
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
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Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
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"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite - Suki Kim

 

Without You, There is No Us is an unsettling account of the author's time spent as a teacher in North Korea. The tension felt by the author as she was constantly under surveillance by minders, counterparts, guards, and even her own students, was palpable. The idea that your every word (both written and spoken) and every action will be monitored, assessed, and critiqued is disturbing to say the least. 3 1/2 stars


Disclaimer: This book has been provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.