Holiday Weekend Diversion

No, I mean President’s Day, not St. Valentine’s Day.  It’s a funny coincidence that Monday, a US Federal holiday, follows the other holiday on Sunday.  It’s as if the universe gave all the lovers and lovey-doveys a day off to recover.

I will enjoy the extra day of peace and quiet to catch up on a few things at re: The Auditors HQ.  But in the meantime… when I think of love, I think of Mexico.

For your enjoyment, here’s a Listmania List I created a long time ago on Amazon.

My Mexico

An Amazon Listmania list by fm

1. The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Ogre by Octavio Paz

fm says:

“The ultimate book about Mexico and Mexicans from the master, Octavio Paz.”

2. The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Classics) by John Steinbeck

fm says:

“A fascinating combination of a writer’s journal and exposition on the meaning of life and friendship, all set in the historical context of the Mexico of the Baja Peninsula in the 40’s.”

3. Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico by Ronald Wright

fm says:

“”A riveting journey through past magnificence and the study of an enduring civilization with much to teach the present.””

4. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail by Ruben Martinez

fm says:

“A profound examination of the migrants life and the effect of their story on a second-generation Mexican -American”

5. Mal de amores (Punto de Lectura) by Angeles Mastretta

fm says:

“Both this one and Mistretta’s other books like “Arrancame La Vida” are wonderful, fun historical novels of an interesting time in Mexico’s past.”

6. The Plumed Serpent by D.H. Lawrence

fm says:

“The story of a European woman’s self-annihilating plunge into the intrigues, passions, and pagan rituals of Mexico.”

7. Mornings in Mexico by D. H. Lawrence

fm says:

“D. H. Lawrence’s travel writing about Mexico.”

8. Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris

fm says:

“A memoir of sorts of a woman traveling alone in Mexico.”

9. Mexico: Some Travels and Some Travelers There (Destinations) by Alice Adams

fm says:

“This book has a negative tone and seems like it was written by a cranky old woman but in her crankiness, she evokes an inexplicable longing and desire to return again and again to Mexico.”

10. Loverboys: Stories by Ana Castillo

fm says:

“Written by a Mexican-American woman living in Chicago, more about this type of experience than about Mexico itself, but very well written”

11. Under the Volcano: A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Malcolm Lowry

fm says:

“Set in Mexico on the eve of WWII, the story tells of a man in extremis, an alcoholic consul bursting with regret, longing, resentment and remorse, whose climactic moment rapidly approaches.”

3 replies
  1. David Albrecht
    David Albrecht says:

    President’s Day isn’t a real holiday. There are two presidents, whose birthdays fall on different days (but close together). So what do we? We pick a Monday (not necessarily the read day for either one) to celebrate. I’d prefer the old way of observing both days.


  2. anonymous
    anonymous says:

    You fail to realize that your target audience (auditors) don’t have Sundays off this time of year, let alone fake holidays like Presidents Day. I guess you’ve lost touch with your target audience.

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