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.

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Anonymous, Andrew Orchard
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2015
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reviewed: Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn
(This is the part of the review when I kind of freak out because I made a resolution to rate AND review all the books I read ...
Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn - Caroline Moorehead
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reviewed: Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Superb series of poetic lectures/essays on poetry, literature, reading, theme, and Emily Dickinson. I would have underlined w...
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures - Mary Ruefle
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reviewed: Totempole
Review to come...I need to let my thoughts on this digest a little more.
Totempole - Sanford Friedman
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reviewed: How to Build a Girl
The introduction tried to make it obvious that the main character, Johanna, is not the author (Caitlin Moran), but frankly, i...
How to Build a Girl - Caitlin Moran
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reviewed: The Salinger Contract
Light thriller material, based in the world of literature and post-housing crash America. Not too bad, but not the best thril...
The Salinger Contract - Adam Langer
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reviewed: Paris Stories
Let's face it, everyone needs some Mavis Gallant in their lives. Expats in Europe, post-war malaise, stories of those left ou...
Paris Stories - Mavis Gallant, Michael Ondaatje
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reviewed: We Are Not Ourselves
3 stars feels a little generous because the first 300 pages I really wanted to give up. All the hype surrounding the book mad...
We Are Not Ourselves - Matthew   Thomas
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reviewed: The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
Just too many hunting stories to be a well-balanced Hemingway collection. "Snows of Kilimanjaro" is wonderful, just all the o...
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories - Ernest Hemingway
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reviewed: What We See When We Read
A beautifully designed book that considers what we see/experience/interpret when we read. Fascinating and wonderful to look a...
What We See When We Read - Peter Mendelsund
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reviewed: The Summer Book
Give me all the Tove Jansson now, please.
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
reviewed: A Fighting Chance
Clearly a political biography, but more literary where it counts.
A Fighting Chance - Elizabeth Warren
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reviewed: Case Histories
A blend of literary fiction and crime genre tropes, overall I think I'll continue with the series. This is quieter than most ...
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
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reviewed: Poems of the Sea
Nice variety of poets from different eras, though nothing too experimental. When you're stuck inland for months at a time, th...
Poems of the Sea - J.D. McClatchy
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