Guess who is not going on a fun Florida trip, which she has been looking forward to for months? Me! Hays County now has a confirmed case of coronavirus and has gone to a state of emergency. We are in a shut down and so we cancelled our vacation.
Today I will be linking to an informative article in Washington Post about the computer modeling of the social distancing.
If you can, stay home. If you can’t, wash your hands and try to give your fellow humans a lot of room.
The HEB and other grocery stores are in a complete chaos. This reminds me of Russia so much. You have money but no goods to buy.
We are editing Emerald Blaze still, and now is a good time for reader questions. There is a reread happening on Facebook Fan page, too, and there are some discussions there.
Onward to the email.
Why don’t my comments show up on the thread? Latest was some suggested reading.
Have I done something wrong?Cathy
You’ve done nothing wrong. The website is cached every few minutes, which means that your internet browser saves a screenshot of the site and then serves it to you. Sometimes it means that your comments take about 15 minutes or so to become visible.
I love the details from Russian mythology that comes out in the Kate Daniel series. Any recommendations where to go for more?Candice
Go to the original source. 🙂
This is a good book to start with and it retains the cadence of the original, so it will read slightly oddly but you’re getting the “feel” of what it sound like in Russian.
I think you would like Grishaverse, because it’s kind of Russian.James
I think I would not. I am sure these are excellent books, but I was born in Russia and I come to books based on Slavic mythology with a different perspective. What may not be a problem to someone from US becomes annoying to me.
For example, most names in Russia have a shorter version used by friends and family. Kind of like Andy for Andrew or Lizzy for Elizabeth. Do you know what is the shortened name for Grigorii? Grisha. So instead of great Grisha army, in my head I ready Baby Grigorii army. One of her continents is name Noviy Zem. This is a butchered version of Novaya Zemlya, which is New Earth in Russian. Zem is a partial word, which in Russian grammar is called “root,” which is used to form words that have to do with earth or ground. Pod-zem -nyi – subterranean. Zem-noy – terrestrial. The urge to correct the spelling is overwhelming, even though it is completely intentional on the part of the author. It’s small things like that which completely alter the reading experience for me. 🙂