Monday, August 17, 2009

NYT Talks Chick Lit

More Gumption, Less Gucci

"And yet, even the most lurid accounts of conspicuous consumption have never been entirely escapist, said Mallory Young, the editor, with Suzanne Ferriss, of “Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction” (Routledge, 2005). “Chick lit usually responds through comedy to real situations confronting real women,”Ms. Young maintains. Unlike romance novels, chick lit “recognizes and responds to the world outside,” she said. "

Friday, August 14, 2009

NPR talks Chick Lit

Interesting piece on NPR about how the recession is affecting Chick Lit... or is it?

Is the Recession Hurting Women's Fiction? Or Just Hurting Shoe Fiction?

"Because shoe fiction was never a reality-based genre, ever. EVER. If you were ever inclined to sit down and read Confessions Of A Shopaholic in the first place, you're not going to turn it down and choose Confessions Of A Costco Bulk Purchaser Of Cheerios instead."

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm blushing!!! My 2nd review

Full Disclosure: this WAS written by a libraryland friend of mine, but I think it counts as unsolicited...

Booklist: A New Reader's Resource:

Readers' Advisory Goddess Kaite Mediatore Stover says:
"I’ve found a new tool to help me select books for my book groups and prepare in advance for the meetings....this book is a great help for book group facilitators. Rebecca’s book does what I want other books to do. Gathers popular authors who are current favorites with book club members, provides lists of works, some readalikes, and resources to hel0p boost the discussion."

Thanks Kaite!!