Angst and May Week 3 Wrap Up

 

 

 

May Week 3’s wrap up is coming with a heavy dose of angst. I am annoyed with myself for not having a steady work schedule. Lovely people have commented sweet things on Twitter. But, I think I may have to revise my attitude toward blogging and writing in general. Let’s move on from this depressing topic. Here is May Week 3’s summary.

Books Read:

First, I want to share the book that broke me this week. Freaking Nightshade by Andrea Cremer upset me so much. I had only made it to the 20% mark before realizing it was fueling this rage. Then, I had put it down.

But then, I was torn. Twilight has some unhealthy depictions of relationships, and I like that series. Why can’t I like this one? The truth is that werewolf lore in the story is very reliant on aggression. I kept thinking of Leah from Twilight and how she challenged this violence so clearly, even if it was a minor part of the narrative.

So, I picked it up again. I made it to the 60 something percent mark before I just decided it was not for me.

I could vent a lot about the way Calla’s virginity and Ren’s hyper-sexuality kept getting enforced, with no challenge. Oh, and the whole “growling” thing. I get it. They’re werewolves. But, they’re human, too. I just don’t see the supposed romance behind aggression like that.

Nope.

Then, I start Michael Grant’s Hunger. Right now, I am at the 54% mark. I should be able to finish it up within the weekend. It’s such a fast read.

In addition, I am at the 30% mark of Lili St. Crow’s Strange Angels, which is another intriguing read.

Movies

I got my copy of Kings of Summer a few weeks ago and I finally watched it this week. It was hilarious. I think there’s a lot to be said about how masculinity is shown in the film. Maybe I’ll need to rewatch it a couple of times to come to a better understanding of the film’s message regarding maturity and masculinity.

Shows

I have officially made into season 2 of The Office. Even though my progress is somewhat slow, the show does make me laugh. Again, still fascinated by Dwight and Jim’s arguments. Mostly, I am impressed by Jim and Pam budding romance while they cause trouble around the office. So cute.

Your Turn:

How was your week? Are you enjoying the month of May? What are some highlights you await over the next couple of weeks?

See you in the comments.

 

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6 thoughts on “Angst and May Week 3 Wrap Up”

  1. Hey, you rock out loud D! *hugs*

    And if you don’t like a book, then you don’t like it. You don’t actually need a reason – it just wasn’t for you.

    I’ve never felt like reading Michael Grant’s books, just ‘cos he has a tendency to act like a douche online. It just doesn’t make your books appeal to me when you act like that! Lol.

    1. You are the absolute best, Cee. *TACKLE HUGS* <---yes, they are a thing. I worry a lot about offending people. Overall, I am always anxious. It's hard. Oh, believe me, I had read Michael Grant before hearing about his online behavior. I felt embarrassed and gave them away. But, I am repurchasing them used. I did make it a point not to review them or give them too much hype online. I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with problematic authors.

  2. I read Nightshade ages ago! I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. I really enjoyed the series as a whole, and the relationships start to level out as the story progresses. I do see how it could be frustrating, though.

    My husband binge-watches The Office ALL THE TIME. Michael started to really get on my nerves, but it was easy to look past.

    I’m currently reading The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I–loving it so far! I’m also rewatching Fairy Tail to catch back up.

    Sorry it took so long to visit back! I had to find your site through Twitter because it wasn’t attached to your comment/name. <3

    1. Don’t ever feel bad for not commenting. I am the WORST at commenting regularly because I get really bad anxiety. So, totally understand. And, you have so much on your plate.

      Maybe I’ll give NIghtshade another chance later on. I just put it in my box in the garage for now.

      1. It’s okay if you don’t like something! There are so many books out there to choose from, and it’s always better to read what you love. If I’m not enjoying something, I put it down and move on to something else.

        Following via Bloglovin’! I think I started following you a few weeks ago, because it already had you on my list! 🙂

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