About the End of Self’s New York Times Book Review Subscription

Self still has a huge backlog of NYTBR issues to go through.  She pulled them out of her hopelessly muddled “Pile of Stuff” and started to go through them.  The very first one she started to read was the January 5, 2014 issue.

Front page review of Chang-rae Lee’s science fiction novel, On Such a Full Sea.

Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and On Such a Full Sea provides all that and more.  It’s a wonderful addition not only to Chang-rae Lee’s body of work but to the ranks of “serious” writers venturing into the realm of dystopian fantasy.

Lost self at “dystopian,” everyone’s favorite catch-all one-word description for the Apocalyptic Future, now swarming the world on hundreds of reviews of the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Windows 2: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

From the WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge on this week’s theme, WINDOWS: “. . . a window can reveal different things.”

Oh, yes! Can it ever! For one thing, depending on where the light falls, a window can illuminate an interior in very dramatic fashion. That’s why self loves windows so much.  She’ll be posting a lot this week, just because she has so many shots of windows.

These photographs were all taken in her Dear Departed Dad’s home province of Negros Occidental, in the central Philippines.

Hotel Room, Bacolod: Cousin loaned me old photo albums because self was looking for pictures of her Dear Departed Dad as a young man.

Hotel Room, Bacolod: A cousin loaned self old photo albums because she was looking for pictures of her Dear Departed Dad as a young man.

Balay Negrense, Silay, Negros Occidental.  The town of Silay, close to Bacolod, is full of old houses, still owned by the families who first built them.

Balay Negrense, Silay, Negros Occidental. The town of Silay, close to Bacolod, is full of old houses, still owned by the families who first built them.

Church of San Isidro Labrador, town of Lasi on the island of Siquijor

Church of San Isidro Labrador, town of Lasi on the island of Siquijor

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