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.

China Dolls: A Novel

China Dolls: A Novel - Lisa See Fairly run of the mill friends historical fiction: three Asian women from very different backgrounds, including someone who may or may not be passing, meet in San Fransisco and start careers in dance/entertainment/figuring out who to survive. Each chapter is a different character's point of view, and while that breaks up the narrative (and I'm not sure if any of the three of these characters could carry a similarly long novel on their own) it also reminded me of all that YA [a:Ann Rinaldi|11162|Ann Rinaldi|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1235510719p2/11162.jpg] I read growing up. It's not bad, it's just formulaic which for me at this point wasn't doing it.

Currently reading

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