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 Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting - Philip Hensher The Missing Ink can be self-congratulatory at times (ie the author's trip pen shopping) while at others very down to earth (the discussion of how to teach children handwriting). This book spans quite a few different topics, and it is definitely a mix. I liked the range with which the author discussed writing by hand, and the interviews were an interesting perspective on how we interact with the handwritten word. In the end, this was a fun non-fiction read on a topic in which I have an interest written in a dynamic and interesting way. Some of the inconsistencies in tone made it feel like I was talking to a friend rather than reading an academic study, which in this case worked well.

Currently reading

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