I stand corrected

In a recentpost, I discussed what I thought was a translation error in Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban. I sent it to two of my friends and one of my former professors to see what they thought. You learn something new everyday, right? It turns out that “Pascuas” actually means “Christmas” in Spain. One of my friends sent me […]

Spain seems to be confused

I’m still working my way through Harry Potter y el prisoner de Azkaban. It’s actually my New Year’s resolution to finish it. However, there seems to be a translation faux pas. Let’s break it down, shall we? Here’s a passage from the book in Spanish: POR ORDEN DEL MINISTERIO DE MAGIA Si recuerda a los clientes que hasta nuevo adviso los […]

The Forbidden Book

We’ve all heard of writer’s block, right?  But I’m sure you’ve never heard of reader’s block.  I wasn’t quite sure I knew what it was myself.  I’ve certainly never had a problem with not reading anything.  If I got paid to read all day, that would be the best job in the world.