[OYAN] Chicklit vs. ?

tnelson at driftwoodlib.org tnelson at driftwoodlib.org
Sat Aug 9 11:34:33 PDT 2014

>or "light lit" or "lighter lit"
T Nelson
>---- Original Message ----
>From: lisae at tigard-or.gov
>To: s.johns at newportlibrary.org, oyan at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
>Subject: Re: [OYAN] Chicklit vs. ?
>Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 01:57:26 +0000
>>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
>>Young Adult Librarian
>>Tigard Public Library
>>lisae at tigard-or.gov<mailto:lisae at tigard-or.gov>
>>Weekly schedule:
>>Mon-Tues 11:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
>>Fri 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
>>Sat 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
>>From: Stacy Johns [mailto:s.johns at newportlibrary.org]
>>Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 10:19 AM
>>To: 'oyan at listsmart.osl.state.or.us'
>>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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