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 Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - John Wesley Powell, Wallace Stegner I read it because I went to the Grand Canyon, picked it up, and was interested in the history of its exploration. Turns out first person exploration accounts were a lot drier in the 19th century, even though very exciting things happen like the boats flipping on a regular basis. It took a while for me to read, but the accompanying illustrations were interesting to compare with modern images of the same locations. Also, I'm amazed at the level of detail in the account about the people, landforms, and plants/animals they encountered.

More for the diehard Grand Canyon or US Geological Survey nerd that for the casual reader.

Currently reading

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