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 Book of Jonas - Stephen Dau The sparse, almost simplistic, prose makes this novel go by quickly to a reader, especially when the reader gets involved with the main characters. Three people, Jonas (a refugee who leaves his war-torn country after American military action against his village), Christopher (an American solider involved in the battle at Jonas' village who disappears), and Rose (Christopher's mother), are intertwined because of their shared experiences of the war in this unnamed Muslim country. Jonas' experiences of war and traveling to the United States and Christopher's disappearance make this novel catch the reader's attention, and the style of prose reinforces this brief but intense story.

Currently reading

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