Recommended Reading: Kevin Brockmeier’s “View From the Seventh Layer”

Romance (n): A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful. Since romance is becoming synonymous with steamy pulp fiction, strolls on the beach, and shitty novelty items designed to spice up a relationship, this definition of romance will appear in future Oxford dictionaries thusly:    Brockmeier (n): A mysterious or fascinating quality…

You Should Read Junot Diaz

If you’ve been inside a bookstore the last few years then you already know you should read Junot Diaz.  He’s been everywhere since Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar  Wao netted him a Pulitzer and a National Book Critics Circle Award (if you’re reading this from outside the book business and haven’t heard of the second…