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.

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary - Sarah Manguso Plot twist: the book about a diary does not contain any actual entries from the diary.

That's also not the point. This slim volume is a meta-study of Sarah Manguso's desire to keep diaries named after the math class she was taking at the time. What started out as a juvenile exercise on memory turned into a larger question about what it means to live a full life, especially as she had her son.

It was too short I think to really delve into some of the meatier aspects of memory and diary keeping, but the unusual essay format was good at capturing more of a spontaneous thought-like tone.

Currently reading

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