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.

Face of War - Martha Gellhorn Martha Gellhorn's collection of war reportage is expanded in this edition to include the Six Day War and the US involvement in Central America. Gellhorn's strong narrative style provides a framework for her stories of war, from the Spanish Civil War to what was then present (1987). Her pieces focus on people are affected by war, usually through the individuals she meets as well as her own experiences in war zones. However, her earlier work is her strongest, and by the time she reports on the last two wars discussed she is more grumpy than telling the story of what she witnessed. The work included here represents the major wars of the 20th century, and provides a unique eyewitness account of journalism in war zones.

Currently reading

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