WWW Wednesday #45


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Samanneelizabeth, it’s all about, what we are: Currently, Just Finished and About to Read

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 on Thursday and Sash will be finished after her research essay which is due on Thursday; good luck to them both!

Now on to this week’s WWW-Wednesday, let’s see what they’ve been up to!


Currently Reading

Carmen

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.

Sash

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


Recently Read

Carmen

The interesting Narrative cover

My only recently read book is Equiano my required reading for Travel Writing because I’ve worked on that damned essay.

I liked this reading so much that I actually wrote a paper on it which I will maybe post in the future. It has opened a whole new of interest for me and I look forward to reading abolitionist narratives in the future.

Sash

I finished Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography and man was it a doozy! Woolf published Orlando in 1928 and the reader follows Orlando over a span of 500 years.

Like Carmen says it really challenges gender norms which in itself is shocking for the time period.


Reading Next?

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)!


We are so incredibly excited for our upcoming reads, can you tell?

Let us know your thoughts on any of these books and see you all next week, it’s going to be another doozy, we’re warning you now! Carmen probably still won’t be finished her books (and the class will be over by the end of the week) SHAME!

REVIEW: Manwhore

Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

Series: Manwhore #1

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction

Source: Goodreads

Review: ***LITTERED WITH SPOILERS****

I wish it was dual POV but since it wasn’t I can say I enjoyed the tension and Rachel’s mind, until the end. The deeper she got into it with Saint the more I disliked her. I understood the premise, career over a womanizer, but I think if she had been as upfront with her motives as she was with her feelings she could’ve written that exposé without risking their budding relationship. Of course, if she did that there wouldn’t be a story, in my opinion the idiocy of her actions ruined the story and Vicky, with her up front duplicity revived what was becoming a redundant mess of emotions and thoughts.

I started “Ladies Man” before reading this and couldn’t get into it, Gina as I am now seeing with all the female characters are annoying in their mix of emotions and desires, which makes me yearn for the thoughts of the men. She’s very opinionated and desperate to be a spinster which I understand, but man is she scary and sometimes mean in her brutal honesty, and honesty I wasn’t even sure was for the sake of Rachel but more for her need for her friends not to find happiness so she wouldn’t realize that she misses being held and loved.

The only one I didn’t find cloyingly annoying was Wynn. She was idealistic yes, but unafraid of love and taking risks. Especially since I know how disastrous things become with her and Emmett. I can say hey single handed motivation to find a man, get married and reproduce was very alarming. We don’t even know where Wynn lives or what her job is. The author has put all these woman into a pigeon holed stereotype, Rachel the career driven journalist. Gina, the career (working in the beauty section of a department store is not a career) spurned, bitter love hate woman and Wynn the white picket fence, airhead looking for Prince Charming and 2.5 kids.

I consider myself a feminist and none of these woman proved that they deserve the men they end up with, other than Rachel the others aren’t equals to their partners and I have no idea how the ended up with them.

I do have to take into consideration that this is Katy Evans first book of the series, and in my opinion she only got it right by the fourth book, Womanizer. It was a lot better, more concise and yet still wordy and tension filled, like she seems to like doing. I’d definitely enjoyed that one and you don’t even need to have read the others, it helps, but it’s not necessary.

 

2.5 STARS