In Review: Once Were Brothers

I love The Band. This blog is named after a song by The Band. My username is based on a song by The Band. Fans of The Band feel a little on the outside. The Band’s moment in the spotlight was short and unusual, and they don’t get the fanfare that many of their contemporaries … Continue reading In Review: Once Were Brothers

New World Sourdough: Semitas de Yema

For my second dance with New World Sourdough, I tackled the Honduran roll semitas de yema. I've seen Ford and his followers making this on Instagram for months, and I was eager to taste them for myself. I had never eaten a semita before, and they look similar to Mexican conchas, which I don't particularly like. Based on the abundance of sugar, butter, and eggs in this recipe, I had faith that these would be plenty delicious.

Cost in Translation

I do not speak or read Russian, so I am at the mercy of literary critics, polyglots, and bored Amazon reviewers. There are many P&V detractors. Whether they prefer other modern translators, Constance Garnett, or someone in between, many reviews (that are not featured on book jackets) criticize Pevear and Volokhonsky. The more I have read, the more I have had to accept they may not be the be-all end-all of Russian translators.

Queen Harvest’s 2019 Reading Recap

1. Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman (2017)Gaiman follows the tradition of adapting ancient tales into modern tongue. I followed the tradition of listening to the stories orally, i.e., as an audiobook. 2. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013) 3. 52 Loaves, William Alexander (2010)If you didn’t know better you would think I was inspired by this book … Continue reading Queen Harvest’s 2019 Reading Recap