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 Illusion of Separateness - Simon Van Booy I got a hold of an ARC from Powell's Indiespensable subscription and I'm very grateful they included it. The Illusion of Separateness focuses on a series of linked characters who have in common connections to a wrecked B-24 and harrowing events in France during the Second World War. These characters range far and wide: from a Hollywood director to a patient in a nursing home to a blind woman in an affluent neighborhood. The writing is straightforward and simple, and the characterizations spot on. It was a great pleasure to read and follow the diverse group of characters and see how they are ultimately connected.

Currently reading

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