The Cardiff Book Collective meet on the last Tuesday of every month for a couple of sociable hours of drinks and literary conversation, in a cosy atmosphere hosted at The Little Man Coffee Co. We’ll be discussing the book we’ve all been reading, amongst other things. We only read fiction but apart from that try not to limit ourselves and are always excited to read something new! The Cardiff Book Collective is all about kicking back and finding a little headspace amongst like-minded folk.
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In November we are reading Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by by Cho Nam-Joo and Jamie Chang (translation)
Kim Jiyoung is a girl born to a mother whose in-laws wanted a boy.
Kim Jiyoung is a sister made to share a room while her brother gets one of his own.
Kim Jiyoung is a female preyed upon by male teachers at school. Kim Jiyoung is a daughter whose father blames her when she is harassed late at night.
Kim Jiyoung is a good student who doesn’t get put forward for internships. Kim Jiyoung is a model employee but gets overlooked for promotion. Kim Jiyoung is a wife who gives up her career and independence for a life of domesticity.
Kim Jiyoung has started acting strangely.
Kim Jiyoung is depressed.
Kim Jiyoung is mad.
Kim Jiyoung is her own woman.
Kim Jiyoung is every woman.
New readers always welcome!
Ok gang, I cannot pretend everything will be happy and perfect by Christmas so I think real life drinks are out of the question.
So zoom quiz it is! Maybe some of you are sick of quizzes or feel like they're rubbish, well not this one! This one will be spectacular and book themed and the winner might even get a prize.
So BYOB and don your Christmas jumpers everyone cross your fingers that in 2021 we can all each others beautiful faces in person.