Of course I read other stuff, too. I majored in English. It's not that I don't understand what makes a book good or bad. But you know what? Sometimes I like to read chick-lit - even when I recognize that it's not necessarily "good" fiction. Because it's fun. And it feels sort of indulgent. I especially like to read it in the summer - summer is more laid back than the rest of the year (even though absolutely nothing changes about my job/lifestyle during the season).
My latest chick-lit read was Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. And I loved it! It actually prompted me to buy three more chick-lit books (one other by Giffin). One of the things that most impressed me about the book, though, was that it wasn't really written badly. Yes, of course the plot was kind of silly (which comes with the territory), but the way she actually said those things? Not too bad. And she seems to have pretty impressive creds: she went to Wake Forest and then to Virginia Law and then worked as a lawyer in NYC until she decided to become an author. I'm on board with that.
But all this to say, it got my little brain churning. I've always said that "someday" I'm going to be a writer. Like, a legitimate, "I have no other job," writer.
Well...what if I write chick-lit?
I've never really considered it before
I think I'm going to look at my reading of these next three books as
So...if I promise never to mention a "heaving bosom," would you guys read my book(s)?