Sunday Salon, 7/19


Mexican Gothic

Before I got too far in Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia came off-hold from the online library. I placed the hold back when it was still pre-release and I was a few down the list. I figured I wouldn’t get a shot at it until sometime next month. So far, I’m enjoying it.


I have a liking for not-well-regarded occult action movies (see also Legion (2010)). The involvement of angels is only a plus. Constantine isn’t that bad, really. The cast is rather good. The story is a little convoluted, but that’s par for this course.


I’ve pretty much had Erasure’s The Innocents on replay in my head for two weeks now…


I logged 13hrs 47mins during last week. Below goal. I wasn’t feeling good on Monday and flailed around a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday. Still, it wasn’t an entirely unsuccessful week. After a long chat with Eric (my husband), I realized that I really needed a thesis for this book. We also discussed some ways of him helping keep me motivated. I’ll probably post more about this in the future.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 7/19

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I’m eager to read Mexican Gothic. I’ve never seen stats on people’s favorite sorts of reads, but the children at my school were wild about scary books. I wonder if that’s true for grownups, too. In any case, I want to hear your thoughts about the book.

    Good luck with your work. I hope your husband is able to help out.

  2. ruichan2380

    I also work with my husband and we often discuss motivation. I’m eager to read what you two do about it!

    I hope you can make progress soon with the thesis.

  3. sjhigbee

    I loved Mexican Gothic and yes… it starts off fairly slowly, but it continues to build both the tension and the stakes. I hope you go on enjoying it, Katherine and many thanks for your kind good wishes for my mother. Have a great week:))


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