Word Revel

Book blogger, recent Sociology grad in her twenties. Stares at labels when no books are in sight. Disproportionately reads YA. This is a companion blog to http://wordrevel.com.

Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines

Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines - Jennifer Nelson Wow. It took me three months to finish this book. The writing style is extremely easy to follow though, so it had nothing to with that. What kept tripping me up were discrepancies between findings and conclusions. Also, the arguments that were built up didn't present much new insight into the topic. A lot of women refer to magazines as guilty pleasures, which already is an acknowledgment that they aren't exactly the best reading material. Instead of telling me the drawbacks of women's magazines, I expected Airbrushed to touch more on the why than it did and on how these problems might be effectively addressed, if at all.

Currently reading

A Corner of White
Andrew Eiden, Peter McGowan, Fiona Hardingham, Jaclyn Moriarty, Kate Reinders
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting and the Future of Television
Michael Strangelove
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas
Girls, Texts, Cultures
Clare Bradford, Mavis Reimer