248 Followers
21 Following
maven

Maven Books

Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

Currently reading

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Mary Helen Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Days of Greatness
Walter Kempowski
We
Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing - Anya Von Bremzen

Interesting at first, but it wasn't quite the food memoir I was expecting from the descriptions.  It was nice to have the historical context, but this often overtook the more interesting stuff about food and the author's experiences and family, and I felt like I had to slog through a lot of dull history to get to the (dwindling) good stuff.