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June 20, 2013 / The Promiscuous Reader

Library Loot #1

photo (9)Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. 

Knowing that I was just about to finish American Gods by Neil Gaiman and desperately needing some new reading inspiration (I carefully ignored the tottering pile of books by the bed), I headed to the library to pick up a hold and to browse around a bit. It was a great day at the library!

My hold, The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark, was still there (yay!) and, upon perusing the Spanish language section, I found a few interesting titles that I picked up as well.  Among them, my current read En la boca del lobo: La historia jamás contada del hombre que hizo caer al cártel de Cali by William C. Rempel.  The lengthy title tells it all; it’s the never before told story of the man who brought down the Cali cartel.  Along the same vein, I also picked up the book El sicario: Autobiografía de un asesino a sueldo edited by Molly Molloy and Charles Bowden.  Another work of narco-non-fiction which, based on shelf space, appears to be a growing genre.  This book has a companion documentary called El Sicario: Room 164 which is available on YouTube in Spanish with French subtitles, in case you’re interested. Finally, I also checked out De mexicanos como la lotería by Guadalupe Loaeza, which is a collection of short biographies of famous Mexicans.

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