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.

View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems - Wisława Szymborska, Clare Cavanagh, Stanisław Barańczak Part of my most recent poetry binge, I finally got around to reading a Nobel Prize winner who had been on my radar for a while, but I could never find her work in poetry sections of bookstores when I was looking.

It's amazing. I can't tell if the poetry is so good because of or in spite of the translation, but one way or another the poems broadly range in topic but all have an incredible and brilliant spirit.

I'll have to find more of her poetry soon.

Currently reading

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