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.

Speedboat - Renata Adler, Guy Trebay Renata Adler is so far my favorite discovery in 20th century American fiction this year. Adler's debut novel from 1976, Speedboat captures the episodic and loosely connected ideas that run through the mind of Jen Fain, a reporter. Fain's world ranges from the company of Fulbright scholars, flying lessons, and even to news events about children becoming lost on school trips. The threads of Speedboat are pulled together loosely, like how one would expect someone to actually think. Both the form and topics covered by Fain's wandering mind are fascinating and captivating.

Currently reading

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