Fae Friday Blog Tag - Prompt 2
Fae Friday is an awesome new weekly blog tag created by the lovely Kristy at Caffeinated Fae! With some help from some other amazing bloggers there is an awesome list of prompts to do every week. They are all really welcoming so if you have any ideas for prompts, feel free to reach out to Kristy on her blog or Twitter and please feel free to join in!
Here are the rules:
◦ Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae
◦ If the prompt idea comes from another blog, link to that blog as well
◦ Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
◦ Participate when you can and have fun with the prompt!
This week on #FaeFriday, we’re talking about the Winter Court. The Winter Court is known to be dark, chilling, and sensible. They are the faerie representation of Winter, so this week’s prompt is:
The book that left me feeling the winter chill is The Secret Barrister. This book was written by an anonymous barrister in the UK and highlights the flaws in the UK courts. I was particularly drawn to this book because I am a Law Graduate and also a total geek.
Whilst in Uni I learnt a lot of theory concerning the law and it was really eye opening to read how that theory is turned into practice. Especially when it does not work like it is supposed to.
There were some particularly chilling moments when reading this book, for example the miscarriages of justice that do unfortunately happen. This hit close to home, because at Uni I volunteered at The Innocence Project run by some of my lecturers. Here we looked over cases for people who were convicted and no longer had financial aid or any means for further legal help but still maintained their innocence. We had to work very hard to try and find either new evidence or see if there was any error during the trial.
On the other hand, this book also exposes how sometimes justice is not carried out and those that are guilty of crimes are not properly punished from them. This can be due to overcrowded prisons to technical errors to overworked employees. It truly is a gripping read and I would definitely recommend it if you have an interest in UK Law and it's courts.
What is your book that left you feeling the winter chill? I look forward to everybody's FaeFriday posts and feel free to join in! I'll see you next week with the next prompt! ☺️