February 10th, 2004

Reading

Survey: books. in excrucating detail.

What is your favorite book now? Benjamin Alire Saenz' Carry Me Like Water. We found a hardcover copy of this gem for $3 at a Dollar General in Hell Goldsboro and I was so taken by it I read it in two sittings, then read it aloud to Himself. It's on the long side for the surreal genre of Mexican-American fiction (if you want short, try Ana Castillo's So Far From God) but even my big fat gringo husband liked it... or he got a kick out of listening to me speak Spanish in front of him. I don't do that often because you can hear traces of my Boston accent when I speak Spanish.

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