I have a couple of guest blog posts up today:
--Laila Lalami has posted my recommendation of Diane Schoemperlen's In the Language of Love as part of her "underappreciated books" series. My friend Laraine gave me this book as a graduation gift when we were both getting our MFAs from Antioch, and the novel has been one of my favorites ever since. I love how it reminds me of Laraine, of that heady MFA time, of how gorgeous and inventive language can be.
--I've always loved the "If I Only Had an iPod" feature on The Happy Booker, so it was great fun to write my own playlist there ( actually I wrote a playlist for my character Flan Parker. She's more likely to listen to an iPod than I am!)