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Mexican Gothic
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting re-imagining of gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico
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Andrea4
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Walking around with this fool today- who super enjoyed the snow but is still wary of strong winds (among other things). It's hard to listen to audiobooks when walking a puppy because you're constantly guiding them with voice commands and of course everyone oohs and aahs at just how cute he is. Lol.

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶❄️ 8h
Andrea4 @wanderinglynn he is, and this isnt even the best pic of him! Lol 8h
Leftcoastzen Oh so cute!🐶 8h
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen he really is! Thank goodness too, because for all the work there has to be an upside LOL 6h
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I found that cover I was coveting! Turns out it‘s the stepback for the paperback!
@Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic Ooh awesome!! 12h
shanaqui Oh that's a great design for this book! 7h
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Andrea4
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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The main character picks up this book to read and I haven't heard his book mentioned since 4th year undergrad, more than a decade ago! My copy of this book states it was first published in 1976 though, so I'm a little confused how someone in the 50s is reading it.

Leftcoastzen It was originally published in 1937 . The author E E Evans-Pritchard died in 1973.Sometimes those reprint editions don‘t have the most accurate publishing history inside. 17h
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen thanks :) I wondered if it was a mistake in my edition because I couldn't imagine the author not looking into that. 17h
Leftcoastzen You‘re welcome. Metaphysical and magic reprints seem to not work as hard to get publishing history correct. 16h
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen that's odd, and would seem to do them a disservice. 15h
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Reggie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I‘m super late to the party but I really liked this. It‘s a gothic tale of a girl named Noemi in 1950‘s Mexico who is dispatched by her father to check on her cousin Catalina who lives in High House, a house in disrepair, high up on the hill, that one must take a windy road through the mist that ends by a cemetery to get to. This was wonderfully creepy. This is my 4th Moreno-Garcia book, and she always delivers a good solid story. A gothic pick!

Reggie Also, this was my first book through the Libby app. 3d
Bookzombie How do you like the app? This one is on my TBR. 3d
Reggie @Bookzombie I like it. It allowed me to read it on my kindle app. And now, after seeing another person talk about the new Yanigihara, I now have that on my kindle. The only thing is, my library is not big on indie horror, lol, but I‘m liking it a lot so far. 3d
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t read this, hope to get to it this year! 3d
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm as long as you don‘t eat anything while you‘re reading the last 100 pages you‘ll be fine. Lol, really it‘s pretty good. 3d
AmyG I am saving this for Oct...author a month challenge. Thanks for the heads up for the last 100 pages. 🤣 3d
Librarybelle I really liked this one! 3d
Bookzombie I was trying to see if you can access other libraries‘ collections for free. For example, as a Texas resident I can access Houston‘s ebooks. So far the only thing I have found is the New Mexico State Library has New Mexico Reads, which is accessible for all New Mexicans. It doesn‘t look like they would have much horror though and I think it‘s a different app than Libby. I will look further. 🙂 3d
Reggie @AmyG you‘re welcome. Lol, I literally had to put the food down to continue. 2d
Reggie @Librarybelle Me too. My favorite of hers is still Untamed Shores. 2d
Reggie @Bookzombie I think I can go to most of the libraries and get a card no matter where I live. I just called the Albuquerque Library and they just said I had to show up in person with proof of where I lived. And there was no cost. 2d
Bookzombie @Reggie That‘s awesome! I didn‘t know how far Albuquerque would be. I was trying to find where you didn‘t have to go in person. 2d
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ItsAnotherJen
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Well that was a weird ending!
I feel like I'm the last one to read this as often as I see it on book lists and book tok. It wasn't as good as I was anticipating. But never would of imagined how it ended.😳
It was a slow burn with some odd twists. Interesting read!

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 3d
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Librarybelle
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A day late in posting this…thanks for the tag, @TheRiehlDeal !

1. I think it depends upon my mood. Sometimes, I want a book that is fast paced and moves along rather quickly. Other times, I love the slow meandering pace of the book, the slow burn.

2. This is such a good example of a slow burn. It‘s slow, really, really slow. But, when the action hits, it became such a page turner for me. Loved it!!

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Never too late! Thanks for playing! 5d
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Areader2
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Wow I haven‘t read a good crazy horror ,gothic book in years it‘s twisted and unexpected ,the author was not only creative but there were deliberate points of colonialism and eugenics that are mind blowing 🤯

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ashleyn
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Next up...

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BookishBlonde12
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Wow…just wow. Slow start but once it took off I couldn‘t put this one down!

#fiction #horror #historicalfiction #mystery #gothic

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Nessavamusic
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I enjoyed this, gothic horror is not my favorite-they tend to just move too slow for me-but I did enjoy this. I think Moreno-Garcia is becoming a new favorite author for me! 4⭐️
One of the #Roll100 picks!
#noshamereadathon22 #gothichorror
#bookspinhingo square
#popsugar A book by a Latinx author
#19822022 2020

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MMFinck
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Second book of 2022! Entertaining to the end

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Bookgirl
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was great. Title says it all…gothic horror story set in Mexico in the 1950s. Well written, creepy, great setting and atmosphere.

Asthecroweflies I‘ve reread this so many times! It‘s one of my favorites! 2w
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Horror, my sweet friend, I ♥️ you so much my V-Day, Birthday, and Anniversary traditions all feature you! (And I try to sneak a Christmas Horror during the holidays.)

Thriller - The Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1)
Gothic - Mexican Gothic*
Slasher - My Heart is a Chainsaw (Indian Lake Trilogy #1)
Supernatural - The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina

#NoShameReadathon22 #NSR22 #Readathons
* IDK where to get this cover. If you do, please tell!

Nessavamusic Great picks! I also want that cover… 2w
booksandsympathy That cover of Mexican Gothic is awesome! 2w
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MaleficentBookDragon ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🖤 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It might not be an actual cover but an art piece. 2w
Nessavamusic Found out where it‘s from, apparently it‘s the Italian edition 2w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Well, after I read this, if I love it enough to buy a physical copy, I guess it‘s gonna be in Italian! 😂 2w
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BookishRedhead
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Last fiction of the year.
I'm so glad one of my favourite singers (Diamante) recommended it!
Dark, fun and set in the 1950s
Likable characters

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BookishTrish
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Slow slow slow …. bonkers.

Asthecroweflies The audiobook is excellent. 4w
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GidgetsTreasures75
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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12-20-21: My 128th finished book of 2021! After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin, Noemi heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside, unsure of what she will find. Fighting against her cousin Catalina‘s new family, Noemi is stuck in a house of horrors that threatens to put an end to them all. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣2️⃣8️⃣

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BookishTrish
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Finally the weekend! This week was too much!

ShelleyBooksie Agreed @BookishTrish ! I hope this coming week is better for you. Love the bookmark. 1mo
marleed Enjoy your well-deserved weekend! 1mo
slategreyskies Great bookmark!! :) 1mo
Andrea4 Ooo this book just got delivered to me the other day but I asked for it to send post Christmas because honestly just too much on the go! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book was WILD and I loved every minute it. #FoodAndLit #Mexico #20in4 book 3/4

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent The ending was crazy!!!!! But everything about it was beautifully dark! 2mo
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persephone1408
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

I really disliked this... I was ok until I realized the bad guy was MOLD! I mean WTF?! After that I half ass listened until it was FINALLY over. Ugh

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Saknicole
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My FAVORITE read of the year. I love all the Gothic tropes. Jane Eyre, Crimson Peak, and The Haunting of Bly Manor vibes. I love Noemí the protagonist. I saw somewhere that is is going to be an adaptation; needless to say, I AM DOWN FOR THAT. Any book recommendations that fit with this vibe? #Latina #Gothic

Kimberlone While I found this book interesting, I didn‘t love it. I think it was too short for the gothic feel to fully work for me. Needless to say I will watch the shit out of an adaptation 2mo
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kera_11
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Of all the possible plots and twists, I still wouldn‘t have guessed the ones in this book. Get Out meets….botanical horror?? Is that a genre? It‘s a slow burn with a lot of world building of the family early on but once it picks up, boy does it ever. A more modern take on classic horror and gothic style stories. Noemí is a true powerhouse heroine, loved her.

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Linsy
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My stack of completed physical books for #Scarathlon2021! Death on the Nile, Orquídea Divina and Mexican Gothic are definitely my top three, but I can't pick a favorite betwen them. It was a good reading month for me! I only managed an hour of reading last night though, so that gives me 18 for #20in4. Next time, I swear I will conquer. 📚

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SupiciouslySmall
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Literally couldn‘t put it down once it got going - had to know what the hell was going on in that house - and I promise you won‘t see what is coming!! So weird and spooky but a wild ride! Only critique is it took a while to move on from just okay shes still in the house… but again once it got going it GOES! 🍄🍄🍄

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persephone1408
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mexican gothic and a fire tonight 🔥🎃🖤
Happy Halloween

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IndoorDame
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Spooky and grotesque. Definitely an appropriate Halloween read. This was really well done and lived up to both the amazing reviews and beautiful cover image.
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick +16 pts
#20in4 book 4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 4 books is great 👏👏👏 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I just finished this book which was
✔️ one of my #20in4 goals
✔️ a horror book by a female PoC for #Screamathon

When Noemi‘s father gets a letter from her newly-wed cousin stating that something strange is going on in her bridegroom‘s mansion, Noemi is dispatched to solve the problem. She quickly unearths a mystery and a horror. I spent the story worrying if they could both make it out alive.
👻👻👻👻

🎃Thanks @Andrew65 & @4thhouseontheleft !

PaperbackPirate 🍄 Photo taken at Lake Powell, Arizona 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thanks @Andrew65 ! 🙌 3mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Many thanks to Charlene for this amazing package!!!! I immediately put on the slippers as it turned chilly here today! Can‘t wait to make the scones and dive into meet your banker! Love this entire package!

@wanderinglynn #HHS

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 3mo
kspenmoll Scones!!! Yum! 3mo
AFrostCauseReads Yay! Happy Halloween!!! 🎃 3mo
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Melismatic
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Panpan

I feel like the hype around this was overblown. It felt repetitive, confused, and rife with plot holes. While the plot‘s base is sufficiently creepy, so much is unexplained with any kind of real richness. The characters are super one-dimensional. I kept expecting a twist and it never came. This wasn‘t for me, but as a Halloween-week read…meh. 🍄 🏠 🌹 🐍

Patchshank I didn't care for it either. 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I‘m joining @Andrew65 for the #Halloween #20in4 #Readathon!

My goals:
🇲🇽 finish Mexican Gothic (143 pages to go)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 start Strange Fascination
🎃 see how close I can get to 20 hours

Who else is joining in the fun?

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steph_phanie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I picked this specifically for my weekend travel, and to bring a bit of horror to my reading list just in time for Halloween.

The author has nicely wrapped up elements of classic Gothic fiction with "botanical horror" (a phrase I've just recently learned) and tucked them into the shadows of a crumbling mansion and abandoned mine.

I found it to be creepy and delightful, albeit not unpredictable. Would be excellent for a rainy day read!

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Skeebies05
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was able to finish this book while I waited at the Highway Patrol Inspection place today. Almost 2 hours. I started this book in 2020 and bailed for some reason. But I liked it!

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perfectlywinged
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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So far this is the yellow wallpaper/ Rebecca meets The Shining and I love it.

Mynameisacolour Great pic! 🍁🍂 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes I would definitely agree with that comparison. Love the pic. 3mo
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Linsy
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I LOVED this book! It was full of everything Gothic that I love — creepy house, freaky wallpaper, unexplained happenings — and some reveals later on that I was not expecting. Would definitely recommend! I love how Garcia took the ubiquitous English Gothic novel and twisted it into her own creation. And I loved all the mushroom stuff! 🍄

#hauntedhouse #haunted #scarathlon2021 #fantasticstrangelings #necronomathon #outstandingoctober #readwithus

KristiAhlers I‘m glad you enjoyed this one. I personally wasn‘t a fan but I love hearing what others take away from books I‘ve read. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on my shelf! 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
Linsy I'm also counting this for week 2 of #screamathon (read a horror book by a female poc) because I acvidentally did the wrong peompt last week! 3mo
allureofbeauty I loved this one too. 3mo
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mrsmarch
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Well this is a spooky and mysterious read! Noemì is sent by her father to solve a mystery at a gloomy English-style house in the mountains of Mexico. I finished my book in the hotel and needed a read for the flight ✈️ back to Boston. ? ? ? ? ? ?? #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter +46 pts plus +45 for finishing Hill Women.

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sleepy.ash87
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book was incredible! I was disappointed to start a new story last night after finishing this one. A privileged young woman in 1950s Mexico visits her sick cousin, who lives in a dilapidated mansion with her husband's mysterious family. It was a horrific and unique narrative. I generally don't swing toward horror, yet this one has inspired me to read more of this genre!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#HauntedHouse
#Haunted

🖤🏠😱

Leftcoastzen Beautiful photo! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Leftcoastzen thank you 🖤🧡 3mo
Eggs Beautiful 🧡🎃🧡 3mo
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Linsy I love it! 🎃🍄💀 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you!! 🧡 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Linsy thank you 🖤🧡 3mo
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sleepy.ash87
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I have been working on these as a palette cleanser after spending long hours on a final piece. I started them long before I started reading Mexican Gothic, which has a fun fungi theme throughout... What a coincidence, yes?

JenniferEgnor Whenever I see mushrooms now, that book is all I can think about. I loved it so much! 3mo
Ruthiella Love book coincidences like that! And your art is beautiful! 😍 3mo
sleepy.ash87 @JenniferEgnor I loved it too! I almost want to read it again because I haven't stopped thinking about it. You are always reading excellent books. Can you think of one that is similar? 3mo
sleepy.ash87 @Ruthiella You are so kind! Studying plants and painting them brings me so much peace and fulfillment at the end of the day. 🌿🎨 3mo
JenniferEgnor @sleepy.ash87 I haven‘t come across one like this yet, but I do love reading about poisonous plants. However…I‘m sure that Book Riot will definitely be able to recommend something similar to this! 3mo
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Linsy
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I can't resist a #bookface!

Today's reading! I've picked this up so many times and lost my place in the first chapter over and over again, but now that I sat down and tried a couple chapters I'm hooked! 🥀

#horror #scarathlon #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter #outstandingoctober #spookoween #screamathon #wickedathon #fantasticstrangelings

DrJAdMerricksson This was a great read! 3mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s a great bookface! 3mo
Gissy Like the photo 👌 3mo
PaperbackPirate Great picture! I‘m reading this right now. 💚 3mo
DivineDiana Fabulous! 3mo
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Amandajoy
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I love this inside cover. It‘s so campy!

Linsy Oh my gosh, yes! I wish my copy had this! 3mo
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sleepy.ash87
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I hadn't read but a few reviews of this novel before starting it yesterday. It is the perfect October read for me, as it is *very* spooky! I also find it fun that one of the characters, Francis, is interested in botanical illustrations, just like me 🍄🌼 Here is a study I have painted tonight while listening to this tale, part of a larger work in progress!

Sparklemn The picture looks great! (edited) 3mo
sleepy.ash87 @Sparklemn Thank you! This is a cottony goldenaster. She is quite a woolly thing, as though wearing a sweater! 3mo
Sparklemn @sleepy.ash87 You can really see the woolly texture. Lovely! (edited) 3mo
sleepy.ash87 @Sparklemn 😊♥️ 3mo
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Linsy
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My goals for #OutstandingOctober: I'm finally going to read Mexican Gothic! I've had it since it came out. I'd also like to finish my current short story collection and finish some of those paperback thrillers I've been meaning to get to! 🥀

I just finished The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina this weekend and loved it! Full review to come soon.

#goals #scarathlon2021 #screamathon #wickedathon #spooktober

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LitStephanie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Once the story really started getting creepy, I had a hard time putting this book down. It is a fun Gothic horror set in 1940s or 1950s Mexico, complete with a scary old mansion run by a mean old man who might just be a literal monster and not only a metaphorical one, a smart young heroine determined to solve the mystery of the family, ghosts (or just bad dreams?) and even some romance. Highly recommend.

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BookishTrish
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Thinking about spending a lazy Sunday afternoon with this one

Sleepswithbooks Great photo!!! 3mo
Nute Love these type of photos. Well done!🙌🏽 3mo
charl08 Nice 😍📸 3mo
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sharread 🎃🎃🎃 3mo
marleed Ohhh, you need that dress. And oh and ding ding ding. We have a winner - this pic! 3mo
Reggie Lol, great pic! 3mo
Linsy Love your book face! 3mo
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Kayla8
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A spooky slow burn with a haunting and very trippy atmosphere. Perfect for October.

Full GoodReads Review ⤵️
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3576095966

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Ladygodiva7
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Look! I‘m 22 again! And soo pretty! ☺️ #bookface

Stupid hard to do but here it is. Did it selfie style but I turned the phone upside down to take the pic.

JessClark78 That photo looks cool. 🙂 3mo
Leftcoastzen Cool! 3mo
BarbaraBB Very cool pic! 3mo
BookwormM Great picture 3mo
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Ladygodiva7
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Book 39 of 2021.

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IuliaC
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I hesitated between a So-so and a Pick, but then I realized I've spent the whole of today just reading it. It's true that elements such as disturbing old manors, horrendous family secrets and fierce young brides dismantling dreadful traditions have been used once and again in so many books, this novel though does have its quota of originality that kept me glued till the last page.

ShelleyBooksie Beautiful photo 3mo
IuliaC @ShelleyBooksie thank you 😊 3mo
LitStephanie I actually found the formulaic elements charming. Campy true Gothic horror for Halloween. The bits of colonial history were interesting, too. 3mo
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IuliaC @LitStephanie Exactly! And highly visual descriptions which made it hard to put down 3mo
LitStephanie @IuliaC that is true. I hadn't really reflected on the imagery. It is great. You could perfectly picture the living, flesh like house and the woman with gold in her mouth in dreams. 3mo
Lesliereads I had a similar experience with this one! I was feeling “this isn‘t quite my cup of tea” but found it compelling enough to keep reading it through to the end. 2mo
IuliaC @Lesliereads I can perfectly relate to this. I felt it wasn't satisfying enough, but still turned page after page and couldn't stop 2mo
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OutAndAbout
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Very slow start. I had a very hard time liking the main character. Once the story and plot picked up, I did find it compelling and enjoyed the last third of the book. A mild recommend.