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.

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout - Philip Connors Part of my wilderness memoir reading binge, Fire Season hits a good medium between personal experience (the author spots fires in the New Mexico wilderness for years on end) and history (describing the fire suppression techniques of the US Forest Service over the past century). There is detail about being out in the wilderness with a dog for a summer, looking for puffs of smoke rising over the trees, and also detail about how the wilderness management fire strategies have basically turned large parts of public lands into a huge tinder box. It was exactly the right outdoors book at the right time.

Currently reading

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