This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor

Well hello fellow chick lit fans!

How’s everyone’s week been?

I’m currently in Arad, Israel. That’s right. I’m in the middle of a desert in August.

But the heat gives me an excuse to stay inside during the day, blast the air conditioner, and write.

Well, I’m trying. Yesterday, I got two hours of editing done. Let’s hope I can repeat that today.

Anyway. Here are a few chick lit / book related stories for you:

  1. Genevieve Suzuki talks about her NOOK Color while paying tribute to the book and mortar bookstore
  2. Author Lindsay Kelk discusses her opinion of the term “chick lit.”
  3. Which books would you really take with you to a desert island?
  4. Kathryn Stockett writes about how her best seller, The Help, was turned down sixty times, and shares her editing process

And here’s a treat for those of you with kids returning to school soon. (Although, as a teacher, I have to say this cartoon was a harsh reminder of what’s coming a few weeks from now.)

Have a great week everybody! 🙂

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She is spending her summer visiting family and friends in Crete and Israel, and doing her best to turn her travels into research and inspiration for her writing. You can visit her at