What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment

"A thirteen-year-old is a kaleidoscope of different personalities, if not in most ways a mere figment of her own imagination. At that age, what and who you are depends largely on what book you happen to be reading at the moment.”

 

While not 13 anymore, the desire to read almost anything and everything in order to read for fun and for experience is still around. I'm currently working on my PhD in a physical science, but I love to read and books are one of my non-science hobbies.

American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath - Carl Rollyson I can only imagine why a book with this title was remaindered.

That aside, the tedious comparisons between Sylvia Plath and Marilyn Monroe really just helped pull this biography in a million directions, in addition to a half hearted analysis of all the biographies of Plath after her death. Either make the book about suicide, Plath's struggle to reconcile her poetic talents with the expectation/demands of motherhood, or admit that [b:The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes|147371|The Silent Woman Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes|Janet Malcolm|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320541001s/147371.jpg|3816] already covered the territory.

Not a total waste of a book, just not a serious Plath biography reader's best choice.

Currently reading

Native Son
Richard Wright
The Great Glass Sea
Josh Weil
The Elder Edda
Anonymous, Andrew Orchard