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.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (James Bond 007) - Ian Fleming James Bond is still in pursuit Ernst Stavro Blofeld after the events of [b:Thunderball|177194|Thunderball (James Bond, #9)|Ian Fleming|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309203336s/177194.jpg|2933393]. The trail has gone cold, and his next mission is to find and kill Blofled. Bond at first is floundering in his investigation until a chance meeting in a casino with a new love interest provides him with a new lead. We see Bond go undercover at an allergy clinic (of all places), undergo an incredible amount of emotional growth, and do some very intense skiing. My favorite portion of the novel is the ending, and when I was finished I was ready to read the final installment of the Blofeld trilogy. (Unfortunately that next novel is not on my James Bond course syllabus, so I'll have to read that on my own time.) Fleming pulls out all the stops in terms of Bond's character and is incredibly good at developing the suspense and plot towards the end of the novel. While this story might not be as iconic as Goldfinger or From Russia with Love, this addition to the original Bond series is certainly one of the best.

Currently reading

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