[OYAN] Chicklit vs. ?
aanderson at cclsd.org
Sat Aug 9 09:32:34 PDT 2014
"Friendship and Courting" is a great descriptor. Do you need something
snappier, and/or easier to fit on a label? "Friends and Feelings" is
probably too literal and too obvious.
How about "Boy/Girl/Friends"? That could cover "me and my friends and
our girlfriends and boyfriends" for all the gender variants and
relationship variants. Maybe? Or the perhaps already passe "BFs, GFs, BFFs".
On 08/08/2014 07:16 PM, Danielle Jones wrote:
> I like Lisa's "Friendship and Courting" a lot - it really sums up the
> subject matter. If you want to be boring, but have some flexibility
> "From a Female POV" and "From a Male POV."
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Lisa Elliott <lisae at tigard-or.gov
> <mailto:lisae at tigard-or.gov>> wrote:
> Hi Stacy! I agree that the term “Chick Lit” is limiting to the
> varied readers who enjoyed it, or would if they gave it a chance.
> Are you going to be labeling the books or just putting them into
> different sections? Maybe you can make a category up if you don’t
> have to choose a specific sticker. How about “Friendship and
> Lisa Elliott
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> *Subject:* [OYAN] Chicklit vs. ?
> Hi All!
> I’m working on splitting my smallish (2000 item) YA section into
> genres, and one of the genres is, in essence “CHICK LIT.” (It’s
> light, it focuses as much or more on friendship than romance, it
> can sometimes be a little bit steamy, it’s often humorous.)
> I have mixed feeling about the term-- between “it’s derogatory”
> and “it is what it is”—plus there are boys who like them, and
> books with male main characters, gay or straight.
> Any thoughts on alternative terminology for the signs? Or a
> defense of the term “Chick lit”? What do y’all think?
> Thanks much!
> Stacy Johns
> YA Collection Development
> Newport Library
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