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.

God on the Rocks - Jane Gardam Jane Gardam is again good for a psychological story of families and interpersonal relationships. God on the Rocks is set between word wars in an English village occupied by a group of extremely devout, daresay fringe, Christians. Margaret's father is one of their leaders, and the reader explores her mother's choice to join this group when she gets to know Mrs. Marsh's childhood friends, Charles and Binkie. There are secrets everywhere but in a traditional Gardam way that is more a reflection of reality that an attempt at shock. Examining choices of her mother while also coming to terms with the beginning of the end of her childhood, Margaret Marsh is another compelling character in the Jane Gardam canon. I preferred [b:Crusoe's Daughter|13585606|Crusoe's Daughter|Jane Gardam|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1339965129s/13585606.jpg|1164601] to this novel, but both are compelling and well written stories of women in the early to mid-20th century.

Currently reading

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