I LOVED her national costume and she's really beautiful of course! And she's also from my home state, Jalisco!
Ok, changing subjects... I have like 10 posts just waiting to be copied, pasted, and scheduled but life has been busy!! Between work, 12 hours of LSAT studying a week, crafting, and chasing A CRAWLING BABY!!!! I haven't had time to post as much as I would like. However, my summer flamenco class ended today and I have about 3 weeks for my fall session to start... so I will get those posts scheduled soon! pinky promise =)
So, back to today's post: here are my 5 favorite books of all time!
1. Aura by Carlos Fuentes. Inspired by the tragic and fascinating love story of Carlotta and Maximilian, Fuente's novel tells the story of translator Felipe Montero who falls in love with Aura after he is hired by her aunt. It is an intense and intrigued story with so many twists and unexpected turns that will keep you on the edge from beginning to end. I cannot tell you how many times I've read this book. Every time I find something different that changes the whole story! If I could only take one book to a deserted island, I would pick this one no doubt!
2. Del Amor y Otros Demonios (Of Love and Other Demons) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Sierva Maria and priest Cayetano fall deeply in love after she's sent to a convent because she's bitten by a rabid dog and believed to be possessed. This novel is full of magical realism, excitement, tragedy, and the love stories only Marquez can tell.
3. Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) by Laura Esquivel. Tita and the love of her life, Pedro are not allowed to get married because of a family tradition: As the youngest daughter, she has to remain unmarried and take care of her mother. When Pedro marries Tita's oldest sister in order to be close to her, she expresses her feelings by cooking; leaving all her sadness, pain, and love in her delicious food. I first read this book at a really young age, but wasn't able to fully understand it until later. It's the book I wrote the most about in college!
4. Transportes González e Hija (González and Daughter Trucking Co.) by María Amparo Escandón. Libertad creates a Library Club at a Mexicali women's prison. But instead of reading the prison's few available books, Libertad slowly tells her prison mates about her life and the crime she committed. I read this book in less than a day!! Amparo is an awesome writer and I had the chance to meet her at an event in my university. You can only imagine how excited I was!
5. Veronika Decide Morir (Veronica Decides to Die) by Paulo Coehlo. Veronika is sent to a mental hospital after her suicidal attempt fails. There, she learns that she has deadly diseases and will die in a short time. Life takes a new meaning for Veronika, who rethinks her first decision to end it and for the first time appreciates it to the fullest.
There are tons of other books I love, but these are definitely my top 5!
What are yours?
Hope you're having a great week!