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 Skin

The Skin - Curzio Malaparte, David Moore Usually I don't go wrong with the New York Review of Books Book Club, but this one was a dud.

I just didn't care for the casual violence and brutality, though I understand as a post-war novel is something that is going to happen. In this case it was vulgar and I didn't understand the artistic motivation behind it. There is also a rather gruesome dog death, which almost every time is a deal breaker for me.

While The Skin has historical and literary significance, I was not a fan.

Currently reading

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