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WWW Wednesday #48

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A weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth formerly hosted by MizB all about, what we are, Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Reading Next

WELCOME BACK to WWW Wednesday! I’m happy to report that I’ve been pretty consistent with my readings from last week. I have been reading quite a few manhwa’s lately as they require short term emotional investments, unlike the novels I have on my TBR list at the moment.

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Recently Read?

I’m not sure if I should be happy to report that I’ve finished 5+ BL comics. “Here U Are”by Djun and “Sign” by Ker are completed works.

I loved Djun-nim’s illustrations and story, it was so heart-warming and beautiful to read, I’m quite sad that it has ended. I really hope there’s a spin-off for Chu Huan Wen and Yuan since Yu Yang’s story is a spin-off from Djun-nim’s previous work.

Here are a few of the ongoing BL’s I’m reading:

Halt! Those were not all the books/comics I’ve read in the past week. I also read Virginia Woolf’s “The Death of the Moth” and John McPhee’s “Under the Snow” for my Professional Writing class.

Truthfully, I’m pretty nervous about this class. I am not sure I have what it takes but I’m excited too and I enjoyed reading both of these works. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of writing I produce because of this class.

Currently Reading?

White Fragility- Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword)

I’m still reading White Fragility [Buy Bookshop]. Technically, White Fragility is on hold for now. I need to sort out my work, life, school-balance before I continue reading.

It’s pretty heavy, and honestly, I’ve had an emotionally heavy summer so I’m okay with putting this one of the back-burner for now.

As promised in last week’s WWW Wednesday that I would complete the Spiral of Bliss series (I thought I had but there are 5 books in total, not 3). So, I went into My Book Jar and started the fourth book in the Spiral of Bliss series, Adore. I did not re-read books 1-3; I jumped right in.

Friend’s I find myself shaking my head at some of the thoughts swirling around Olivia’s head, but then I step back and remember when it was written and that maybe it’s okay for these (in my opinion) outdated thoughts.

Adore (Spiral of Bliss #4) by Nina Lane

Sure, I’m a mother, a business-woman, festival coordinator, member of a mom’s group, et cetera… but I’m also a wife.” Adore– Nina Lane

Last I checked, she’s also a woman, but I maybe that’s included in the “et cetera…”

I am enjoying it so far and will leave final judgements till the end *fingers crossed*

Reading Next?

I am excited to read coming of age graphic novel The Times I Knew I Was Gay. I received an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) from NetGalley. The Times I Knew I Was Gay is author Eleanor Crewes’ debut novel about accepting oneself.

We’ve all been on a similar journey of finding where we fit in which is why I’m looking forward to a different kind of coming of age story presented in the form of a graphic novel, a medium of reading I’ve been obsessed with lately.

I will read it this weekend and post a review before it publishes on October 6, 2020. [Buy Bookshop].

The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes
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I didn’t realize how much I had read and have to look forward to reading. I must say, I am looking forward to my Professional Writing course this semester, and of course, reading The Times I Knew I Was Gay this weekend.

That’s all for this week’s WWW Wednesday reads, see you next week!

What’s on the reading agenda for you this week?

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den
    September 27, 2020 at 18:26

    I haven’t read any of the Manhwas, but Here U Are looks interesting. Best of luck with your writing class! They can be so daunting going in, but the ones I’ve taken have really changed my writing for the better! Hope you have the same experience. I still need to read White Fragility, but I hear you about needing to chunk it up. I’ve had to do that with a lot of the nonfiction books I’ve read lately, because I can only handle so much at a time before my brain starts rejecting it.

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      My Book Jar
      September 28, 2020 at 00:23

      Yes, exactly! My brain was rejecting it before I even got to chapter two and I think that’s because I had just completed So You Want To Talk About Race. Here U Are is a really sweet bromance-y manhwa, it’s a nice toe-dip into the boys love genre if you’re interested.
      I am enjoying my writing class so far, I have high hopes to level up my writing skills throughout this course. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Hayden @ FollowingGoodBooks
    September 23, 2020 at 19:48

    I hope your class goes smoothly! Sounds intense. And I understand about putting emotionally tiring books on the back burner. Happy reading this week!

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      My Book Jar
      September 28, 2020 at 00:21

      Thanks! I just finsihed my first few assignments so we’ll see how it goes! Some books really drain the energy out of you and I’m trying to save some for classes haha. Thaks for stopping by!

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    Denise @ Life With No Plot
    September 23, 2020 at 17:53

    Love all the graphic novels! I don’t read enough of those.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today . Have a good week!

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      My Book Jar
      September 23, 2020 at 18:42

      They are taking over any spare time I have (usually just before bed). I find that it’s a current stress-reliever for me.

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    Tessa
    September 23, 2020 at 12:23

    Virginia Woolf can be quite difficult to read or at least Mrs. Dalloway was. Hope you are enjoying the class. Happy reading!

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      My Book Jar
      September 23, 2020 at 18:41

      I am really enjoying the class so far, I have high hopes! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Laurel-Rain Snow
    September 23, 2020 at 09:19

    So many tempting titles. I am drawn to Adore, with its gorgeous cover…and the topics of White Fragility. Enjoy!

    I love your blog title and header. I used to HAVE a book jar where I stashed titles I wanted to read. Here’s MY WWW POST

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      My Book Jar
      September 23, 2020 at 11:14

      Thank you so much. We love our title and header too. It was a journey figuring out what we wanted but we couldn’t be happier with what we have now.

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    Jennifer
    September 23, 2020 at 08:39

    Reading for a class is always so much harder because you have to really dissect the works. I’ve found that I like books less that way. All the books I studied in college are “meh” for me, but my husband, who is not a reader, had the opposite reaction. He fell in love with certain writers because of having to read them.

    Here’s my WWW for this week https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/www-wednesday-september-twenty-third/

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      My Book Jar
      September 23, 2020 at 08:43

      It is so much harder, but I’m really enjoying Virginia Woolf because of it. I wasn’t a big fan before I started dissecting her works but now I appreciate her as a writer so much more.

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    Julie Anna
    September 23, 2020 at 08:05

    I have yet to read anything by Virginia Woolf but I’d really love to soon. Happy reading!

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      My Book Jar
      September 23, 2020 at 08:46

      Most people start with A Room of One’s Own but if you plan to start something by her I highly recommend Orlando. It is very progressive and relatable in some aspects to the world we live in today. I personally think it’s a good starting place. I appreciate her talent as a writer so much more having read Orlando first.

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