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.

Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes - Sarah Vowell A pretty solid Sarah Vowell audiobook about the history of Puritans marching all over the world, in this case to Hawai'i, and interactions with people there. For someone who doesn't have a lot of background in the history of the Hawaiian Islands, this is a good place to start, but otherwise it recounts some similar information to other primary sources like [b:Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen|103490|Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen|Liliuokalani|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1171498376s/103490.jpg|99778]. I do like Sarah Vowell's perspective and it's interesting to hear how she as an American interacts with the past (both distant and recent) of the islands.

Currently reading

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