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Read Around the World January 2023 – Mexico


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And 2023 world travelling is go…

Fun facts from this website 35 Interesting & FUN Facts About Mexico (

  • Mexico Officially Became A Country In 1821
  • Mexico Is Where You’ll Find The Oldest University In North America
  • Mexico Is Home To One Of The Six Cradles Of Civilization
  • Mexico City Is Built On The City Of Tenochtitlan
  • No One Knows What “Mexico” Means
  • Mexico Is The 4th Largest Nation In The Americas
  • The US-Mexico Border Is The Second-Longest Border In The World
  • Mexican Silver Pesos Were The First Global Currency
  • There’s A Rare Species Of Rabbit In Mexico Called The Volcano Rabbit
  • The First Public Park In The Americas Was Established In Mexico
  • Chihuahuas Are Named After The Mexican State Of The Same Name

I chose to visit Mexico via the Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia translated by Simon Bruni. This is the story of the Morales family who take in an unusual orphan a baby boy with an affinity with bees and a disfiguring hare lip. While the hare lip makes other villagers suspicious that the boy is in league with the devil to the Morales he is simply their son Simonopio.

Through the family the book explores the effect of the deadly Spanish Flu, the Mexican revolution and the changing face of land ownership in Mexico and how the powers that be seek to take as much from the people as they can.

This is a touching story with magical realism and real history blended deliciously together to make a compelling narrative and an engaging family saga.

Other readers visited in the following ways:

TorieStorieS @ Litsy – Perpetual West by Mesha Maren rated So-So

Currey @ Litsy – The Murmur of Bees rated Pick

Rockpools @ Litsy – Child of the Flower-Song People by Gloria Amescua rated Pick

Did you join us on this trip? Let us know what you read.

Next up Scotland…I have plenty of options for this one. What will you be reading

One Comment Post a comment
  1. Remedial Stitcher #

    I’ll be reading the Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan.


    January 30, 2023

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