WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth over at Taking on a World of Words. It’s all about books we are Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Reading Next.
WE ARE GETTING tired of saying just how busy we are and even though it’s reading week (a week off of classes). We have a lot of catching up to do for lectures and required readings for our classes. One class down, two more to go. Well, when Carmen finishes her exam later in the week and Sash will be finished after her research essay which is due tomorrow; good luck to them both!
Now on to this week’s WWW Wednesday, let’s see what they’ve been up to!
I am still reading Slaughterhouse-five and have even added Virginia Woolf’s Orlando into the mix. As you can tell, I’m clearly behind on my required readings.
The jury is still out about Slaughterhouse-five, I think I will like it better than Cats Cradle though. Orlando is a very compelling examination of gender and gender norms. I’m haven’t made a sizeable dent because I had to focus on my essay for my Travel Writing class.
I’m still reading The Chase by Elle Kennedy, it’s slow going but it’s a very easy book to pick up and put down again.
However, I’ve found a GEM this week! I’m reading and will continue to be reading the Manhwa series “Are U Here” by Djun, it’s a boys love (BL) comic. I was so pleasantly surprised by not only the depth of the main characters (MC) but the side characters as well. I am invested and I HATE that I have to wait a whole week for another Chapter (I’m currently on 27).
The Bride Test… Bite me! Helen Hoang, you are great just struggling through no fault of your own. It’s just life
My only recently read book is The Interesting Narrative by Equiano my required reading for Travel Writing because I’ve worked on that damned essay.
Like Carmen says it really challenges gender norms which in itself is shocking for the time period.
Carmen & Sash
Sash did not start reading Felix Ever After unfortunately because classes got in the way and when she was looking for something to read.
I need light and fluffy at the moment and that’s why I read Djun’s Manhwa Here U Are.
BUT… Carmen and Sash are so excited about our next read which is Amanda Montell’s Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to taking back the English language! We tuned in for Amanda’s takeover of Harper Collins Instagram. We were just in time to catch her reading an excerpt from Word Slut, it immediately captured our interest in the book.
Amanda has graciously gifted us with a PDF copy of Wordslut. Our review will be completely honest, but we’re pretty optimistic that it’s going to be a fun and educational read.
Amanda’s passion for her work as an author and linguistic really spoke to us as Sash wants to be an editor and Carmen wants to be a librarian! Plus it’s really nice that she took the time not only to like everyone’s comments but comment on them too!
We’re totally fangirling and TBH it’s probably going to get worse after reading the book (can’t say we didn’t warn you)!
bookswithcassieJune 24, 2020 at 23:11
WordSlut sounds like it will be an impactful read. I can’t wait for your review!
My Book JarJune 25, 2020 at 00:53
And we can’t wait to give it to you ?
dearbookshelvesJune 24, 2020 at 16:56
It’s been years since I read Equiano. I don’t remember a ton but I do remember that it gave me quite a bit to think about after I was finished. Also I def want to read Felix Ever After this year.
Here’s my post https://dearbookshelves.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/www-wednesday-june-24-2020/
Laurel-Rain SnowJune 24, 2020 at 08:45
It has been a long time since I read Slaughterhouse Five. I hope you are enjoying it again.
I am curious about Wordslut, and I still hope to finish a Virginia Woolf book at some point!
Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST
My Book JarJune 24, 2020 at 14:17
We’ll let you know how it is! And, I definitely recommend Orlando if you need to check Woolf off your list!
whatcathyreadnextJune 24, 2020 at 03:51
I’ll confess I struggled with Orlando – it was a set text on a course I took – but I could certainly admire its inventiveness and how it must have pushed literary boundaries at the time.
Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/wwwwednesday-24th-june-2020/
My Book JarJune 24, 2020 at 14:10
Oh we are in full agreement, Woolf is verbose, Carmen likes it while I don’t I wish she would just get to the point at time. Then again, Carmen hasn’t finished Orlando so she can’t say shit. She liked A Room of Her Own but she also didn’t like Cat’s Cradle but likes Slaughterhouse-five so far so… haha