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.

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour - Kate Fox Watching the English walks the line between popular science and a more academic text, and often falls on the wrong side of that line. The sheer amount of information collected from direct observation is incredibly insightful, but reading it all at once is a bit difficult. I had to take a break about half way through because I was having trouble tracking in this lengthy and comprehensive study. Some high points include the sections on queueing and other English cultural practices, but as I mentioned before the detail sometimes weights the text down. Without the detail though, it would appear to be an English woman making generalizations about her culture, so it is necessary but not very well incorporated into the overall narrative.

Currently reading

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