Sunday, July 14, 2002

Club Desvelado zipped through "Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera" by Norma Elia Cantu and "The Shape of Snakes" by Minette Walters. Norma Cantu was born Azucena Cantu in 1947, and this was a very evocative memoir. "Snakes" is a page-turner and an unpleasant one. The main branch of the Austin Public Library isn't satisfied by deaccessioning as many books as it can; it has now devoted quite a bit of space to a large Coke machine, a large snack machine, and four tables with chairs, right in the middle of the main floor. We checked out Chango's for the first time yesterday. Manuel's black beans are served there, a big plus, as is the great taped music.


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