~ By Melina Kantor
How’s everybody’s week been?
Ready for a nice three day weekend?
Ready for your weekly dose of chick lit news? Well, here it is.
1. There was talk of our favorite genre in The Wall Street Journal this week. It’s been ten years since Jennifer Weiner’s Good in Bed became a classic. Find out what she has to say on that topic, and more, in this interview.
2. The recent release of the movie version of Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed has sparked a lot of talk about chick flicks. We discussed Something Borrowed right here on the blog, but this article explores the transformation of a story from chick lit to chick flick.
Can movie adaptations actually work?
3. Having trouble finding good beach reads for this summer? Well, this article validates that it has, in fact become increasingly harder.
But there’s also some hope:
Rarely, though, do genres just go away. At least not without a fight. Two staunch chick-lit defenders, authors Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton, who will soon publish an e-book, “The D Word,” have declared May to be International Chick Lit Month. They also have a blog toward that end, chicklitisnotdead.com.
Lisa and Liz go on to explain that:
“Chick lit has evolved from Cosmos and handbags,” says Fenton. “There are divorces, single moms, women making rash decisions.”
Her writing partner put it succinctly. “We’re two girls who believe in a happy ending. If we could say what the definition of chick lit is, it’s a book with a happy ending.”
Have a great weekend! 🙂
Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. By day, she is an elementary school computer teacher. You can visit her at http://melinakantor.com.