>Today was a book day. It didn’t have a choice. My brain was in need of good words. You know the feeling.
I found that and MORE at La Pared, an amazing bookstore (for backpackers…guide books, English words and a friendly helpful face) where I lost myself.
Walked out happily with a new ‘to read’ list and 2 new books. I’ve started one. You may know it. Gabriel Garcia’ Marquez’s ‘Hundred years of Solitude.’
-Umberto Eco ‘The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana,’ & ‘Baudolino’
-Ivan Klima ‘ The Ultimate Intimacy’
–Diego Rivera (to learn everything I can about this man) They had a great book on his art. (pictured)
-Barbara Kingsolver ‘La Lacuna’
If you get to San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico and are in need, craving for a decent book and not something that you found on a lost shelf, in a hostel, that may have been written by someone lacking needed skills, then treat yourself. La Pared is two/three blocks south of the main park on the pedestrian street of Hidalgo.
And while you’re there, ask what’s happening in the city, they’ve got a grip on what’s happening that needs to be seen.