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Emitalski
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Published in 2019 this story showcases the magic and love of family around the holidays. The lines are rigid when showing the fence, but the colors add a sense of lightheartedness. I really like this story.

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vivastory
Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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#AlphabetGame
Title that begins with the letter P
Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of her formative years in Iran & later in Austria immediately comes to mind. Then there's Thompson's crime novel of a seemingly naive, yet truly sociopathic sheriff, Pop. 1280. Not to mention Lispector's haunting mystical work that I have not stopped thinking about since experiencing last year: Passion According to G.H. However, my choice is for👇

vivastory Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo. In my early 20s I read quite a few Latin American authors. During that time I read Pedro Páramo & I'll admit I was left a bit indifferent. I decided to give it another try several months ago & it remains one of the best books that I've read this year. In my review of it I compared it to a collaboration between Poe & Marquez, containing poetic passages to make Shakespeare proud. I stand by this. There is also a slightly 2mo
vivastory surreal quality to it, as events do not move in a clear linear direction. Since reading this I have listened to a few podcasts/watched a few videos about it & they have confirmed my idea that it is inexhaustible. You can reread it several times & wouldn't necessarily be able to definitively prove that X happened & then Y happened. 2mo
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ellie_ember
1,000 Mexican Recipes | Marge Poore
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I've had this cookbook for a long time and have made many dishes. The Yucatan Lime Chicken Soup is an old favorite!!!
#cookbook #mexicancooking #mexicanfood

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Leftcoastzen
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jessjess
Tacos: Recipes and Provocations | Alex Stupak, Jordana Rothman
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I'm trying to record more life things -

My friend Eva started a taco truck and it has taken *off*. I helped her with her IG and FB pages, then did a basic menu for her. Her tacos de carnitas are amazing and this salsa is divine, not too spicy.

There's also a new owner at the Menno/Mexican store in town and she's bringing in all manner of deliciousness like Jarritos, masa harina and corn leaves, Tia Larin bars.... 🤤

jessjess Despite all this delicious food - my SIL keeps trying me to test her mini cheesecakes - I'm still getting out and walking. My Fitbit died when I fell, so I don't have a step count, but I can report an energy increase, a lift in mood, and a decrease in lbs which are all making me feel pretty happy. 4mo
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LibrarianBanana
Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen | Gonzalo Guzmn, Stacy Adimando
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Pickpick

I haven't read a cookbook from beginning to end in years... This one is so well put together and truly does pay homage to the traditional Mexican cooking I grew up enjoying. It's fancy but still authentic recipes.

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The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987 | Octavio Paz, Eliot Weinberger
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“I am a man: little do I last
and the night is enormous.
But I look up:
the stars write.
Unknowing I understand:
I too am written,
and at this very moment
someone spells me out.“

Remembering Octavio Paz on his birthday.

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GerardtheBookworm
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Pickpick

While preparing for her Quincenera, Princess Solimar finds her kingdom under attack leading her on a fantastical journey to save it in this magical story of Latin culture that encompasses family and traditions