Haven't done one of these in a while, have I?
*hides in corner*
After spending 6 months reading at lightning speed for university, I have found myself in a slump of sorts, where the last thing I really feel like doing is reading. I don't even feel bad about it, not completely; sure, I would like to say I've tackled the gigantic amount of books on my shelves that I have yet to read, but, at the same time, I'm happy to be spending my time doing other things, and enjoying the summer before my last year of university. Honestly, I hadn't even noticed that I didn't pick up a single book in June until now, but busying myself with other things that also make me happy is a replacement I will gladly make.
I will be starting on my reading list for that this coming month, though, so that will inevitably raise the very sad number of books I have read so far this year.
So, these are the books I picked up in the past three months:
- 'Representing Men: Maleness and Masculinity in the Media', by Kenneth MacKinnon (5/5)
I read this for an essay that I did for one of my classes, where we studied representations of masculinity in media, and it was a really great read. Usually, in these situations, I only skim books for quotes that fit into what I want to write about, but this was so interesting that I ended up reading the whole thing. It's mind-boggling how much you can find on feminism and representations of women but not about how men are portrayed. It's a very easy read that serves as a fantastic entry point into this theoretical area, so, if you are interested in this sort of subject, I would definitely recommend this. It's a very short book, too!
- 'The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen', by Susan Griffith (Unfinished)