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.

The Europa World Noir Reader - Michael Reynolds Written in part as publicity for Europa Edition's launch of the World Noir imprint, this reader collects essays, interviews, and excerpts from relevant noir works and authors. I found it interesting in terms of the history of international crime fiction and now appreciate what Jean-Claude Izzo has done for European crime fiction (though I have yet to read anything by him). A great resource to expand the to-read list.

Currently reading

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