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 Old Man and Me (New York Review Books Classics) - Elaine Dundy After reading [b:The Dud Avocado|1059856|The Dud Avocado|Elaine Dundy|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320519470s/1059856.jpg|1046442] last summer, I was eager to read something else by Elaine Dundy. I liked The Dud Avocado, but I loved The Old Man and Me. The Old Man and Me starts out with the same mid-century American girl abroad as The Dud Avocado, but it quickly morphs into a revenge and intrigue plot. It's very easy to give a lot of it away, so I'll try not to say any more besides that the plot unfolds very neatly and there is a lot more complexity to it than a simple means to revenge. Go read it already! It's a neat one.

Currently reading

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