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.

Ring for Jeeves (Jeeves, #10) - P.G. Wodehouse Ring for Jeeves is another fairly routine Wodehouse novel, though it is distinct in the Jeeves and Wooster series because Wooster is away for this story. Bertie, instead of avoiding aunts, is at a special school to prepare members of the upper class for a possible populist uprising. Unfortunately, this means Bertie is not our narrator and we miss out on the Wodehousian slang that Bertie uses in his recounting of events. This is also a post-war Wodehouse novel, and some of the lighthearted goodness is missing that was present in earlier Jeeves stories. Still, Jeeves carries on, this time getting his employer out of a sticky financial situation as well as supervising the social relationships of those in a deteriorating English country home. All in all Ring for Jeeves is not the best of the Wodehouse canon but still another tale of Jeeves saving the day.

Currently reading

Native Son
Richard Wright
The Great Glass Sea
Josh Weil
The Elder Edda
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