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.

How to Grow Up: A Memoir

How to Grow Up: A Memoir - Michelle Tea The tone in the first couple chapters came off a little commercial, but then I went to Michelle Tea's reading where she discussed that this was a book she owed her agent/publisher, so I understood more from that context. Still, there is a lot to appreciate in this memoir/adulthood-how-to-manual.

The stories about horrible apartments, getting things together, and her relationship with her partner and trying to have a baby (along similar lines to [b:The Argonauts|22929741|The Argonauts|Maggie Nelson|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1410981835s/22929741.jpg|42499230]), all contribute to the overall pattern of how to finally decide to grow up.

Currently reading

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