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On 2021-02-18 3:54 p.m., Boron Elgar wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:37:34 -0700, Graham > wrote:
>> On 2021-02-18 12:53 p.m., Boron Elgar wrote:
>>> On Thu, 18 Feb 2021 12:37:45 -0700, Graham > wrote:
>>>> On 2021-02-18 12:33 p.m., Boron Elgar wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:57:21 -0700, Graham > wrote:
>>>>>> I've just started a rye sour as I have borrowed "The Rye Baker" by
>>>>>> Stanley Ginsberg fron the library. At first sight it seems to be
>>>>>> excellent and worth acquiring but reading the first recipe reveals an
>>>>>> appalling level of errors that careful proof editing would have
>>>>>> corrected. I intend to bake some of the recipes hoping that I can spot
>>>>>> any mistakes before getting a lousy result.
>>>>>> This is the sort of book where the one and two star reviews on Amazon
>>>>>> should be taken seriously.
>>>>> Depressing. There is no excuse for this sort of thing, especially, as
>>>>> so many recipes that wind up in book such as these get posted online
>>>>> at the author's promo pages and errors should show up there, too, be
>>>>> pointed out, and changed in editing.
>>>> It's a shame because it sets out to be authoritative and is spoiled by
>>>> the sloppy editing.
>>>> See if you can get it through your library. The long introductory pages
>>>> are worth reading.
>>> Last time I checked, the library in town was only functioning
>>> electronically. So many things are not as normal right now.

>> Ours are closed to visitors/members. However, you can order books online
>> and when they inform you that they are ready, you drive to the branch,
>> phone the posted number and they put your book on a table outside the door.
>> When a book is returned, it is quarantined for 3 days before the next loan.

> It is certainly more environmentally kind to do that, I suppose, but
> these days I mostly scour a few used book sites and buy a used copy if
> it is something I truly crave..
> My library might also have updated their access as the pandemic has
> waned and waxed. I suppose I should check again. Still, I, myself,
> quarantine anything that comes in the house by shipment or mail. This
> I bring in get Lysol sprayed or wiped down. I know the latest assumes
> minimal risk for fomite exposure, but I prefer a bit of virological
> theater at this point. Keeps me on my toes.

I use 75% isopropyl alcohol and I carry a small spritzer bottle of it
when I go out.