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Peel My Love Like an Onion
Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel | Ana Castillo
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Carmen Santos, a flamenco dancer, whose affair with her married director has begun to sour, begins seeing his grandson, and a furious love triangle takes shape. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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#Movember #Music #Dance
Madonna wants to “...dance with my baby/And when the music starts/I never wanna stop”
Carman, a famous flamingo dancer, ends the tagged book by stating: “I dance and dance and dance.”
@Reggie if memory serves This book was included in a very generous book exchange from you! ❤️📚💃
Music and Dance. 🎼💃

Reggie Yes it was me. It‘s one of my most favorite books ever! I love this book and author. 1mo
kspenmoll @Reggie I love it too. I had never heard of the author before. That‘s what I live love about Litsy. Thanks!!!💕💕💕💕 1mo
Cinfhen I see I‘ve already stacked this book- thanks for putting it back on my #ReadersRadar 1mo
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1. No, sadly. Everyone just shortens my name and calls me Redge.
2. The tagged book which is one of my all time favorites.
3. No, and it makes me want to scratch my eyes out when I see someone say “hype ruined this for me.” Do yourself a favor, go in blind and don‘t read reviews. Lol
4. It helps but isn‘t a deal breaker.
5. Anyone else who wants to participate.

Reggie @Bookzombie Thanks for the tag. Happy Belated Birthday? I think you turned the big 40 during your Litsy sabbatical. Did you ever go to the SA book festival? If so how was it? And do you call your husband Papa Bear? 6mo
SW-T Love the responses to 3 & 4. I try to ignore reviews until after I‘ve read something because a lot of times it feels like the review isn‘t even about the same book. 😂🤔😂 6mo
Reggie @SW-T lol, thanks.Or I just wait for the hype to blow over and give it a while. 6mo
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Crazeedi I really never read reviews, I'll decide myself thank you. Now I have taken recommendations from littens who have similar tastes as I do 6mo
Reggie @Crazeedi exactly, you kinda have to have a circle of friends here whose reading tastes you trust. 6mo
Crazeedi @Reggie yes! 6mo
Bookzombie @Reggie 💗 Your memory is excellent! My 40th birthday was at the end of March. I did go to the festival. It was a lot of fun. I saw a number of interesting authors and added to my TBR. I don‘t really have nickname for my husband. What‘s been going on with you? 6mo
Tex2Flo Agree with foregoing reviews. I tend to only read them AFTER I've read the book to find out if my view is similar to the book jacket or reviewer (not).
Also, hate to spoil any surprise i. Tend to rely on a ranking system by people who like the same kinds of books that I do to tell whether or not I want to read it.
If I do happen to read a review, I wait for YEARS after to read the book itself so I've forgotten altogether.
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Sometimes a book will put you in someone else‘s body, in someone else‘s love affair...and then make a profound comment that feels so personal to you, the reader, in your real life. It‘s some kind of magic.
Here you‘ll find beautiful writing about passion and jealousy, illness, ageing, family...(so much to highlight!) as you step into the shoes of Carmen, a beautiful flamenco dancer no longer able to dance, as she recounts her loves and losses.

Centique Thank you so much @Reggie for recommending this book. I have some quotes that I‘m going to think about over and over for a few days. It really put new thoughts in my head like no book has done for a while! And I liked the ending. 18yo me wouldn‘t have 😂😂 but these days I‘m more realistic, and I like what it says about Carmen 👍 1y
batsy Wow, your review! That first paragraph especially... When books do that 💕 1y
Reggie I can‘t tell you how over the moon I am that you liked it. This book was very important to me in my late 20‘s. It had and still has a lot to say to me. So happy you liked it. 1y
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readordierachel Fabulous review! 1y
rohit-sawant So wonderfully said! 1y
Centique @batsy that‘s my favourite thing about reading💕💕 It was so wonderful to be Carmen for a short while. 1y
Centique @Reggie I‘m so glad too! 1y
Centique @ReadOrDieRachel @rohit-sawant thank you both so much 1y
Cathythoughts This one sounds good. Great review! Stacking 1y
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Look what I‘m reading @Reggie 😁 Loving it so far!

Tanisha_A The title is so cool! 😶 1y
Reggie Yayyyy, I‘m glad you‘re loving it. I‘m saving yours for my 4 day weekend next week. I hope my book holds up for you all the way to the end. 1y
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#HeatofJuly Carmen‘s #onedance has always been flamenco. When she was younger and had polio in one leg, a teacher influenced her life forever with a lesson in flamenco. Years after having been a world famous flamenco dancer, after a disastrous decline in health, after a tumultuous love triangle that left her out in the cold, she will finally get her groove back. I love this book. Castillo is a poet first and this book is in my top 10 of all time.

BarbaraBB I don‘t know it but love its title 😍 1y
overtheedge Love the page you shared. It's on my list now! 1y
RachelO This sounds amazing. 1y
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Cinfhen Same @overtheedge sounds wonderful!! Totally agree with @BarbaraBB @RachelO 1y
emilyhaldi Awesome! #stacked 1y
DivineDiana That‘s a strong recommendation! Stacked! 1y
Reggie @overtheedge @RachelO @emilyhaldi @DivineDiana if ya‘ll ever read it, I hope you like it. Try not to let my hype set it it up for failure, lol. I found this book in a used bookstore when I lived in Las Cruces and it was the right book for me at the right time. I don‘t know if you‘ve ever had those books. Where the book you start reading is an answer to the question life is asking of you at that exact moment. Anyways, happy readings. 1y
emilyhaldi Yes 🙌🏻 the best when that happens. Will keep that in mind when reading this 😉 1y
Lindy Thanks for reminding me about this wonderful book. It‘s years since I read it but I remember loving it. ❤️ 1y
Reggie @Lindy you might be the only other person I know who‘s read it. Glad to see love for it. 1y
Lindy @Reggie I‘ve also read Castillo‘s Loverboys & the delightful 1y
Reggie @Lindy I loved Loverboys, Sapagonia, and her essay memoir, Black Dove: Mama, Mijo, and Me. 1y
ValerieAndBooks One of the books you sent me 💖! I really need to get to it soon. Have to become a faster reader!! 1y
Lindy @Reggie 👍👍 1y
Suet624 I adore your review so much that I‘m stacking the book and searching bookstores/libraries for it. (edited) 1y
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#Halloweengoespostal #fallbookexchange
Wonderful pile of books,bookish coasters, Artemis tote, cat calendar/bookmarks. But most of all touching of all, Reggie wrote me a beautiful card, revealing an amazing, thoughtful& perceptive, insightful person. Just so thankful we have so much fun, generosity & a feeling of connection on Litsy❤️👻🎃🕷☠️
Thanks Reggie for sharing one of your top 5 books! 📚

TrishB Awesome 👍 as is @Reggie 2y
kspenmoll @TrishB So agree!! 2y
Reggie @kspenmoll I‘m glad you liked the box and the card. You had me scared with the couple of library hauls you kept posting. It was a pleasure to get your name, Katherine. I hope you enjoy the books. 2y
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#maybookflowers 🌸💐#Mexicanamericanauthors. I have a lot of southern American authors in my library but no one born in Mexico, Ana Castillo is as close as I have ❤️📚

Nute That's a great title, Peel My Love like an Onion. 3y
DeborahSmall @Nute it's a a great title, one of my favourites 💕 3y
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#recommendsday I put this book out there cause the book I'm reading now, Other People's Weddings by Noah Hawley, makes me realize how much i love reading books by people who are poets in their souls. Ana Castillo writes this awesome Chicana Feminist (its so much more) book about a woman who has polio at a young age but through flamenco finds who she is and becomes this woman with an appetite for life.