WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday #49

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Weekly Reads

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.

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If you’ve read my Fall TBR Post then you know that my reading is focused very strictly around the readings that I have been assigned for my classes. That being said some of these books I really am enjoying. So let’s dive in to my weekly reads!

Recently Read

Brother by David Chariandy

This was assigned reading for my Contemporary Canadian Writers course. I very much enjoyed Chariandy’s Coming of Age tale about two brothers in Scarborough, Ontario during the ’90s. Books about race are in the spotlight right now, and this is a very good example. It is also to me was a truly interesting exploration of memory in the face of trauma. This book kept me truly captivated, I couldn’t put it down. I read it in an afternoon. Not only was it an interesting subject but it is well written too.

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Currently Reading

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

I am currently struggling to read this Ancient Greek play for my Psychoanalysis and Approaches to Literature class. I know that it’s a Classic and maybe why that’s why I’m struggling to read it. Especially because I generally like to read plays. Luckily it’s short so if I really buckle down I should be able to finish it in a day…hopefully.

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The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

Another book for my Psychoanalysis and Approaches to Literature class. And another book that I’m really struggling to read. This I at least have an excuse for as Freud is not known for being a light read. I have had to read short excerpts of Freud for other classes; as he is pretty important for literary theory and criticism. Once his theories are broken down for me I get what he is saying but reading him sucks for me.

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Reading Next?

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

While I have other readings for my other courses, they are all excerpt and honestly Psychoanalysis and Approaches to Literature is my hardest course. I’m having trouble with all the readings so far and have decided that they then should get more of my focus.

The Picture of Dorian Gray was actually on my TBR before this class so I’ll be very happy to be able to cross it off the list.

What have you been reading lately?

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7 Comments

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    Julie Anna
    October 14, 2020 at 18:14

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favorite classics. I hope you enjoy it too!

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      My Book Jar
      October 14, 2020 at 20:08

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. I’m pretty nervous about whether or not I’ll like or be able to get into it.
      -Carmen

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    The Bargain Sleuth
    October 14, 2020 at 09:43

    That’s some pretty heavy reading. I always hated having to read something for class, even though after I read it, I tended to appreciate the reads, except for a few. Here’s my www https://bargainsleuth2010.wordpress.com/2020/10/14/www-wednesday-october-fourteenth/

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      My Book Jar
      October 14, 2020 at 16:25

      More often than not I actually really enjoy the assigned readings I have to do. But these are just killing me.
      -Carmen

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    Laurel-Rain Snow
    October 14, 2020 at 09:26

    Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. Here’s MY WWW POST

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    Jen
    October 14, 2020 at 03:09

    Sorry to hear you’re having a few tough reads this week! Sometimes that happens, right? I always find going back to an author I love and enjoy helps get things back on track!

    Here’s my WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2020/10/14/www-wednesday-14th-october-2020/

    Have a great week!

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      My Book Jar
      October 14, 2020 at 16:23

      Thanks so much. I just wish I had the time for some pleasure reading :(, your advice is solid.
      -Carmen

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