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.

Something Fresh  - P.G. Wodehouse Something Fresh, published in 1915, is a prime example of Wodehouse's early style. There are pulp fiction authors, businessmen from Hong Kong, plucky young women, foppish and rich young men, overbearing American fathers, and eccentric old men. Mistaken or false identities abound, and when an object of significant value goes missing, hilarity ensues. Basically, the first Blandings novel has all the classic Wodehouse elements without some of the post Second World War weariness. It almost sparkles with the stock characters that Wodehouse so often draws on. We miss Bertie Wooster's madcap narration style or the incomparable Empress of Blandings, but Something Fresh still has some of the best Wodehouse has to offer.

Currently reading

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