Weekly Wrap Up – November 19

weekly wrap up

I swear, one day I will write this post on time. For now, you’ll get a semi-late and rather short weekly wrap up, but at least it’s here, right?

This week, I only finished two books, both of which are nonfiction (yay for Nonfiction November!). The first book is one I started all the way back in May and put on hold for a while: The History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom. This book is exactly what it says in the title, and I did enjoy it. It’s a great overview of the role of wives throughout history, and I think it’s a valuable history book for anyone who wants to read a bit more deeply about feminist issues.

Then I read Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz. This was an interesting book in that the topic was intriguing, but I kind of hated how it was organized. It felt overly long, and kept bouncing back and forth between elements of the story. I wouldn’t call it a bad book, but if you’re interested in Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds broadcast, you can probably skip it and get your info online.

Onto the current reads! The first is Buffering by Hannah Hart, which I’m really enjoying. I’ve been a fan of hers for years (I think I discovered her very soon after she started her YouTube channel), and I am loving getting to know her better as a person. Fascinating memoir, and a bit like The Glass Castle, which is great. So far, I’m definitely a fan.

Right now, I am also reading Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer, which is excellent. It is fascinating and readable, and I think it covers how we, as a society, view sexual assault and harassment very well. I’m excited to finish it soon.

Finally, I am about halfway through the audiobook of Artemis by Andy Weir, and am kind of obsessed. I didn’t know too much going in, and it definitely went in a direction I wasn’t expecting, but I cannot stop listening, it’s kind of amazing.

That’s it for this week. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. What’s your current read?

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – November 19

    1. It is fairly western-centric, unfortunately. However, I thought it did a good job discussing the role of the wife within western religion through a feminist lens, something that doesn’t get shown that often.

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