In Which A Reader's Respite Ponders....
What exactly is this thing you call 'Chick Lit'?
We are baffled by this genre category that seems to be popping up everywhere.
Because we are reasonably certain that there is no literature published for infant chickens, we are left to surmise that the word "chick" actually refers the American vernacular for "female."
This would seem to imply that this is literature for women.
Now this in itself wouldn't be a problem. Except that it appears that many of the novels marketed as this new literature for women is, well....
There, I said it.
Not that there's anything wrong with vapid. A Reader's Respite can max out a Macy's card quicker than you can say Pulitzer. But does it need it's own genre?
We're suspecting the genre was actually first marketed by a man who wanted an easily identifiable way to warn other members of their gender.
Maybe we're wrong.
Maybe this whole hullabaloo is about gum.