Knitting: Still knitting on the Waffel socks from last time. And a new pair of socks are also on the needles - Bure. Love how the yarn stripes. I've finished some hats and a pair of socks, so some FO post are coming soon.
Reading: Last time I went to the library, I picked up some books from around the world so that I could add a few more countries to my list. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson was one of them. The book is set in North Korea, and although I just started it last night and haven't read much, it seems like a good read.
An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a boyoung man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.
Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like. - From Goodreads -
What are you knitting and reading this week?
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