Books USA TODAY Editors Are Looking Forward to Reading: The Short List

(No small press, boo. No even Farrar, Straus & Giroux!)

NOTE: This is not the complete list; just the ones self thinks are the most interesting. For the complete list, go to the full article, here.

Hello, A Singing Show and No Pinay ???

Self had such a blissful evening of TV watching (which is always the best kind). First she watched a show re-capping the Best 15 routines of the past five seasons of “So You Think You Can Dance?” (Self thought the most amazing piece was something called “Addiction” by this season’s Kayla and Kupono)

(Which brings to mind that last night, self was watching a TV news report on the most expensive real estate in the country, and self learned that Atherton was # 2, and in an interview with an Asian woman who turned out to be dancer Cheryl Burke’s mom — who knew, dear blog readers, who knew Cheryl Burke was raised in Atherton??? — self learned that there was an honest-to-God ballroom installed in Burke’s childhood home. Once again, self digresses)

Next: a new show called “Glee.” Hmmm, Read the rest of this entry »

Self Thought About This Earlier Today

. . . while she was at the Writing Center (There were students! Hallelujah!). She was reading a short story about people who work at a garbage dump, who make a horrific discovery and — whoa! Self! Stop right there! Have you forgotten, it is almost time for dinner ???

Well, the point is:

Self also has a severed hand story!!!

Apologies if this is just too much for you, dear blog reader.  Self really really likes this story, it had its genesis in an on-line writers group that Read the rest of this entry »