This is NOT CHICK-LIT
I haven’t read this book yet. The title, it’s so negative. Frightens me a little. Shouting it out- this book is most certainly not, please do not confuse it with, we would never! It is NOT, no way, Chick-lit.
I like chick-lit. Sure, why not? What’s not to like when you are in the mood for a light story, something a little funny, a little flirty. Chick-lit can be as entertaining and delicious as a Julia Roberts flick and a bucket of buttery popcorn. It may or may not change your view of the world but it will sweep you away into someone else’s life and that’s the point of a book, right?
This Is Not Chick Lit has a host of outstanding female authors, I hold them in high regard. But still, what’s wrong with chick-lit? Please tell me. This is NOT Crap! This is NOT a bad book. I think I found the title of my next novel.
There’s another book out there, a rebuttal against This is NOT called This Is Chick-Lit. These ladies are proud to be in this genre, they wear the badge of frothy female novels happily. It's seems like there's a big rift between literary novelists and those who are considered “chick-lit” authors. Who has purchased a chick lit novel in the cover of night, mortified you might be caught with a book that’s printed by Red Dress Ink? Oh..is that what you’re reading these days? Snort.
I want to know- where’s the love? Why can’t we all just get along? I know we all enjoy a good literary novel, think something like Triangle by Katharine Weber, a sweeping historical ,
Memoirs of a Geisha comes to mind, or sometimes we long for a humorous take on the absurdities of life, like Lauren Weisburger created in Devil Wears Prada.
Different authors for different moods. We are so lucky to have them all to suit our many needs. Each vibrant and prolific and wonderful in her own way. I am admiration of authors that can cobble together an entirely cohesive book out of blank pages and twenty-six letters of the alphabet. My hats off to each of you fabulous ladies.
Good books are good books. We can all peacefully coexist. Authors are a talented and generous bunch. Why pit chick-lit authors against well, other female authors? Is this a competition? Straight out of West Side Story, its the Sharks (literary) versus the Jets (chick-lit). When is the official rumble? And remind me, why are you on two different sides of the same story?
There’s room for all of us isn’t there? Yes, I think so.
And by the way, This Is NOT Another Blog.