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ChaoticMissAdventures
Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

A bit of a disappointment. It might be my own lack of knowledge of Mexican political history but I mostly did not understand what was going on here. There were so many groups all seemed to be fighting but I don't know why? The writing was so surface level, no good descriptionS of people or places. After the richness of Mexican Gothic this fell a bit flat.

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freeatlast1137
Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas | Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, Jason Stanford
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Pickpick

An in-depth analysis on the Alamo.

Being raised in Texas and taught in Texas schools, we are given a specific narrative of how the Texans bravely fought the Alamo. This book does not dispute the bravery but goes into depth about how some aspects that are prominent in our education may be false.

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Andrea4
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

First, how can anyone get any reading done with THIS FACE staring at you??!!
Ok, so being on walks with a puppy, I was interrupted/distracted a lot. Still, I knew what was going on so I feel that says something about how it dragged, it felt like nothing "got anywhere." And I felt really no suspense, or horror, fright, etc.
And then it just got weird, and kind of confusing. More below ⬇️

Andrea4 And I know there was classicist and feminist discussions in this but they felt contrived and also then confused within themselves (especially when talking about the power dynamics). Anyway, probably unpopular opinion but I just didn't get that lovely gothic vibe. 14h
Tamra Face! 🤗 13h
Andrea4 @Tamra it really makes working from home hard!!! 13h
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wanderinglynn So cute! 💜🐶 13h
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful pup 10h
Andrea4 @ShelleyBooksie thank you! 9h
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Librosycafe
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Pickpick

Honestly, annoyed that this platform since a picture of Mexican Gothic did not populate with the search under the title.
Anyway, I struggled to complete the book simply because it seemed like it packed a lot of action in the beginning, however in the middle of book the paragraphs dragged a bit with filler sequencing by writing in two characters to get to the history of the house aka high place. 🐍💀🍄👻+📖📑🙅🏽‍♀️=🇲🇽🥀

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Michael_Gee
American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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Mehso-so

“Survival is a matter of instinct rather than desire.”

I hated the experience of reading this book, w/its graphically depicted series of horrors & exhausting litany of cruel & dehumanizing traumas.

There‘s an immediacy to the writing that pulls you into its current, and it‘s harrowing.

There are moments of selfless generosity: “For every wickedness, there is an equal and opposite possibility of redemption.”

Image: Fyodor Pavlov‘s tarot.

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Tamra
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A bag of books & tea. 😁 👌🏾

thegirlwiththelibrarybag What could be better!? 2d
BethM Best thing ever! 2d
LeahBergen Ooo, lovely!! 2d
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jlhammar Yay! Love Tea Source! 2d
Cathythoughts Lovely 💫 2d
kspenmoll Such a nice display!!! 1d
Tamra @jlhammar 👍🏾 The supply chain issues are impacting them! 18h
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akfreeborn
Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Pickpick

A little noir-like and depicts a specific time and place well for a period of Mexican History I didn‘t know about. Liked Elvis pretty well but the rest of them didn‘t really matter particularly Leonora bout she did tie everything in. I give this one 3.5 stars. It was well written.

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Texreader
Untitled | Unknown
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This is way too late for #foodandlit #Mexico but it is still a topic near and dear to my heart: Mexican food. So I thought you all might enjoy this enjoyable article about Mexican food versus Tex-Mex.

https://apple.news/AsmDGq_qeT-aAfttbWk1tew

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It is never too late to discuss Mexican food. I also realize that since I eat Mexican food semi-regularly I didn't share my tacos, enchiladas, or dinner & margaritas for my birthday dinner. I guess I'll just have to make/eat it all again! 🤣 2d
Librosycafe Ooh I'm going to read it, cause traditionally we never used flour, and it's good see my culture represented. 9h
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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! ❤️🐶❄️ 3d
Andrea4 @wanderinglynn he is, and this isnt even the best pic of him! Lol 3d
Leftcoastzen Oh so cute!🐶 3d
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen he really is! Thank goodness too, because for all the work there has to be an upside LOL 3d
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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!! 4d
shanaqui Oh that's a great design for this book! 3d
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