If you're looking for a little music to add to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta, look no further than writer C.M.Mayo's last iPod post. Her wonderful and ecclectic Mexican song selections are bound to get your toes tapping and hips swaying while you're busy mixing up those margaritas and cutting limes to squeeze into your cerveza.
And if you're looking for some Mexican–themed reading to help celebrate the day, check out Mayo's new anthology, Mexico : A Traveler's Literary Companion, a nice literary sampling from our neighbors south of the border. (Mayo's blog today also features historical background on Cinco de Mayo).
In other news, we have to applaud the wonderful job Bondgirl and BookSquare have done over at the LBC this week with Jeff Ford's The Girl in the Glass. It's been a great week, with Ford blogging—twice!— , comments flying, and a Segundo podcast interview in the mix. A banner week. Whew…
We will say that The Girl in the Glass was one of our favored books this time around, and it's the book we'll be recommending to our book group as our summer reading title (a lovely break from Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, our current selection).
I would go so far as to say that you might be able to find a link between Cinco de Mayo and The Girl in the Glass. The first person to email with an even slightly plausible tangential link between the two will win a free copy of Ticknor, by Sheli Heti, one of the LBC selections for spring.
Hasta la vista, baby!