You guys know that I'm generally allergic to nonfiction, but Woodard's book is pretty interesting. I'm trying to get some perspective on the baffling and horrifying events that are taking place in my country.
Incidentally, Guillermo, Woodard makes the interesting (to me) claim that the northern border states of Mexico (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California) are widely seen by Mexicans as overly Americanized, with more in common with southern Arizona, New Mexico, etc. (the nation he calls El Norte) than with the rest of Mexico. Would you say that this is true? (He also apologizes in his introduction for claiming to be about North America and focusing on the US and Canada and mostly ignoring Mexico and Central America, although he does mention some distinct Mexican nations, such as Hispano-Aztec and Greater Mayan.)
Anyway, it's an interesting book. I've got a copy of Look Homeward, Angel, but I don't plan to start it until I've wrapped up at least some of these other books.
Also, Guillermo, we talked about reading Doctor Thorne this summer and didn't do it. Maybe we can squeeze it in between Look Homeward, Angel and Baudalino.
PS - I'm sorry that your life is a "mess," Joffre. I hope it's nothing too serious.
: I started Look Homeward Angel today. I'm
: quite distracted though. My life is a mess.
: Recently, I reread The Passion by Jeanette
: Winterston. Mari asked me about it and I
: couldn't remember much. I'm glad I reread
: it. I like it quite well. I decided to read
: Winterston's Weight. That was okay but
: nothing special.
: Between those, I read My Brilliant Friend by
: Elena Ferrante. It wasn't amazing, but it
: was good enough for me to plan to read the
: next book of that series sometime.
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