Kathleen in Amherst
Today was one of those moments you read about in books. In books that talk about writers, more specifically. I have been trying for the past two days to lay out a draft for an article I want to write, and I consequently have spent most of the week-end at home. There was nothing much to do anyway, the weather sucked, and now there is nothing but the night, with those specific noises of cars running over huges puddles of water. It’s after the storm, both in terms of weather AND of intellectual turmoil.
I have had too many posts ‘on reserve’ these past days, and I’m experiencing what I think bloggers refer to as blog-lagging.
I met Kathleen during the first real spring days (whenever that was… I lost count) and asked her about her read.
I still have to get better at this game, take time to ask people about the book, make sure I know where they’re from. Maybe engage in a real conversation. I’m still a bit self-conscious about the whole process, so for now you’ll get scattered information, pictures with shadows biting on my readers’ faces, and so on. I like it in a way. This blog enables me to work away from all sorts of pressure, unlike other parts of my work. A word is never final, there’s always room for more stuff, for corrections, for adjustments.
Before I go, let me tell you that I’ll be quite busy tomorrow getting ready for my department’s bake off. I am entering the contest with this Lemon & Poppyseed Yogurt Pie (a french variation of cheesecake) that I already baked a few weeks ago, as a test. I have already made the crust, using a new combo of soy flour, whole wheat flour and sugar. We’ll see what happens.. Wish me luck!
Like Kathleen, read:
Woman in the Athenian Agora, Susan I. Rotroff and Robert D. Lamberton, American School of Classical Studies, 2006.
For the incredible recipe for this pie, check La Tartine Gourmande, right here.