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.

The Death of Napoleon

The Death of Napoleon - Simon Leys, Patricia Clancy Fascinating "what if?" novel about Napoleon escaping from Elba. It's interesting to read the interior monologue of a great (but physically short and in this case not all that recognizable) man who has to reinvent himself in a world he's not accustomed to. He might also be crazy (I though the ending might have left some ambiguity, but I'm reviewing this two months later so don't take my word for it).

Currently reading

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